James Monroe Bryner

22 May 1829–2 December 1911 (Age 82)
Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James Monroe

When James Monroe Bryner was born on 22 May 1829, in Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David Leonidas Bryner, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Bodkin, was 22. He married Sarah Caroline Gorden on 4 October 1861, in Monmouth, Warren, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Polk Township, Benton, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 2 December 1911, in Canon City, Fremont, Colorado, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pleasant View, Spruce Hill Township, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Monroe Bryner
Sarah Caroline Gorden
Marriage: 4 October 1861
Estella Grace Bryner
Stella Bryner
Ferman Gordon Bryner
Zee Bryner
Nellie Ethel Bryner
Frank Arthur Bryner

Spouse and Children

4 October 1861
Monmouth, Warren, Illinois, United States


    Estella Grace Bryner


    Stella Bryner


    Ferman Gordon Bryner


    Zee Bryner



+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings




    William Washington Bryner


    Milton S. Bryner


World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 17

Iowa is the 29th state.

Age 29

Historical Boundaries - 1858: Arapahoe, Kansas Territory, United States; 1859: Broderick, Kansas Territory, United States; 1861: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States; 1861: Colorado Territory, United States; 1861: Fremont, Colorado Territory, United States; 1876: Fremont, Colorado, United States

Name Meaning

Swiss German: variant of Briner .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James M Bryner in household of R E Bower, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James M Bryner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Bryner, "United States Census, 1880"

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