Mehitabel Bryant

Brief Life History of Mehitabel

When Mehitabel Bryant was born in 1779, in Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Bryant, was 32 and her mother, Phebe Dickerson, was 30. She married Oliver Rice in 1797. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1869, in Granby, Essex, Vermont, United States, at the age of 90.

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Oliver Rice
Mehitabel Bryant
Marriage: 1797
Anna Rice
Samuel Bryant Rice
Almira Irena Rice
Abraham Webster Rice
Lorinda Rice
Daniel Rice

Sources (15)

  • Mahelabel Rice in household of Abram Rice, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mehitable Bryant Rice, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mehitable Bryant in entry for Daniel Rice, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Celtic personal name Brian (from brigo- ‘high’ + the suffix -ant-), with excrescent -t. Breton bearers of this name were among the Normans who invaded England in 1066. They went on to settle in Ireland in the 12th century, where the name mingled with the native Irish form Briain (see O'Brien ). The latter had also been borrowed, as Brján, by the Vikings, who introduced it independently into northwestern England before the Norman Conquest.

Breton: very rare variant of Briant (see Briand ) and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

History: The American poet William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878) came of a New England family, being descended from Stephen Bryant, who had settled in Plymouth Colony in 1632.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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