Matilda Bryant

Female25 September 1812–26 March 1891

Brief Life History of Matilda

When Matilda Bryant was born on 25 September 1812, in Montgomery, Kentucky, United States, her father, Josiah Bryant Jr., was 28 and her mother, Mary Turman, was 20. She married John Bailey on 19 May 1833, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in White Post Township, Pulaski, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 26 March 1891, in West Creek Township, Lake, Indiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Lowell, Cedar Creek Township, Lake, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Gates Chapman
Matilda Bryant
Marriage: 7 July 1840
Oren Lemuel Chapman

Sources (32)

  • Matilda Chapman in household of Gates Chapman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992
  • Matilda Bryant Chapman, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 July 1840LaPorte, Indiana, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1818 · Jackson Purchase

    Age 6

    The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 7

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 24

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    Story Highlight

    "The History of The Bryant Family" - Sixth Generation - by John W. Bryant, LaPorte, Indiana

    Sixth Generation Josiah Bryant, son of Josiah and Lydia Bryant, born Mar. 9, 1784, Montgomery Co., Va. He died Aug. 27, 1870, age 86 years, 5 mo., 18 days, Ottawa, Ia. He was six feet two inches ta …

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