Wednesday, April 29, 2009

William D. Bryant

William D. Bryant MD born Feb 11 1837 died Feb 11 1901 aged 64y7d. buried Oaklawn cemetery. Married Miss Elizabeth Miller of Bartholomew county, Indiana, Oct 1 1857. he was orphaned at age 8. apprenticed by his guardian Elder Hopkins at age twelve to the tanners trade which proved uncongenial. Enlisted Aug. 6 1862 in Company H, 12th Indiana Infantry. served 26 months, most of the time as clerk and hospital stewart, but twice as prisoner adn participated in the battle of Richmond. worked in a brickyard and on his brothers farm until age 12 or so until 1856. the brother came on to Missouri and William worked as a farmhand at Hartsville until Oct 1 1857 when he married Miss Elizabeth Miller, a native of Bartholomew county where her father is still engaged in farming at age 87. William remained in that county, engaged in farming and reading medicine until 1862, when he was in the war. in 1865 he immigrated to Mt Moriah, MO, where he spent 3 years practicing medicine, which he had studied before the war in Indiana. July 9 1868 he came to Cainsville, MO where he has enjoyed a lucrative practice for almost 20 years, his territory expanding over Harrison & Mercer counties. He was a justice of the peace, notary public, and pension attorney, draws a pension of $8 per month. Elizabeth died Feb 24 1892 age 61y10m Oaklawn Cemetery.
1. Frank
2. Thomas F.
3. Josephine died Aug 31 1884
4. Kate G.
5. Cora married a Cain
(History of Missouri Illustrated 1888 didn't mention Frank. Found a Laura on 1880 Harrison County MO census, and a Jessie in Harrison County Death Registar.)
"Jessie, daugther of W.D. & E. died Aug 13 1899 age 24y8m
"Josie Bryant, age 24y8m died Aug 13 1884. seamstress. single. born Indiana , in Missouri 19 years, buried Oaklawn Cemetery, Cainsville.

1880 Harrison County Census
William D Bryant 43y
Elizabeth 50y
Laura 20y born Indiana
Thomas F. 22y
Kate G. 16y
Cora M 6y

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