(son of Peter) married Jan 11 1821 Frances Fairchid, daughter of Zacariah, of Great Barrington (born March 27 1797.) William Cullen Bryant, the lawyer & celebrated poet, is one of the editors and proprietors of "The New York Evening Post". The first general collection of his poems, according to "Cyclopedia of American Literature" was published in 1832 at New York. Since then, many editions have appeared. Son-n-law Parke Godwin is a well known writer who is associated with William as editor of the "Post".
(from THE TRIALS OF MRS. LINCOLN-THE HARROWING, NEVER-BEFORE-TOLD STORY OF MARY TODD LINCOLN'S LAST AND FINEST YEARS by samuel A. Schreiner pp193-4)
"Unlike those...who made fun of her being in touch with people who couldn't be seen, Mr. Lincoln took a serious interest in the seances she attended after their son Willie's death & sat in on them with her when they were living in the White House. Other men of intellect in America like...William Cullen Bryant...made earnest attemtps to get in touch with the spiritual world."
William & Frances daughter Frances Bryant was born in Great Barrington Jan 2 1822, married May 12 1842 Parke Godwin (born Feb 25 1816 Paterson, NJ)
William & Frances daughter Julia Bryant born Cummington, June 29 1831