born Jan 21 1841 Bartholemew county, Indiana died Jan 16 1917 age 75y11m25d at his home, Bethany, MO. he attended private schools in Indiana, he was about 10 when his parents came to Harrison County, MO. he rec'd his education at Edinburgh college, walking from there to Bethany and walking back after semester. Taught school the winter he was 17, with his limbs gnarled by pain & disease & with an organic digestive disorder, he kept on regardless of these handicaps, became a lawyer and the time of his death, was the richest man in Harrison County. Held county offices 9-10 years. married Rhoda Manus (Morris, Manus, Minnis) July 2 1866, she immigrated with her sister from Ireland and was a native of Illinois. died 1877.
1.John B. born 1870 Bethany, MO died 1943 Meriam Cemetery
2.Pauline married R.N. Martin of Alton,KS
3.Joseph F. Jr.
5.Elsie, a 1910 graduate of Bethany High School, married Harry Endsley of Omaha
6.George W., 1915 Bethany High School graduate
7.Bertram, a 1917 Bethany High School graduate
8.Howell a 1919 Bethany High School graduate
9.Stephen Ora Feb 1876-1927 Meriam Cemetery, married Madge.
1860 Harrison county MO Census Bethany Twp.
Bryant Stephen 47y
Lucinda 44y born VA
Joseph F. 19y born Indiana
Mary 14y born IL
Eliza 12y born Indiana
William S. 9y born KY
Luther 6y born MO
1880 Harrison County MO census
Bryant JF age 39 probate judge born Indiana, father born KY, mother born KY
Anna wife age 22 born MO, parents born in KY
John son age 9 born MO, father born Indiana, mother born IL
Cora F. dau age 7 born Mo, father born Indiana, mother born IL
Ora age 4 son born MO, father born Indiana, mother born IL
Pauline age 9 months dau. born MO father born Indiana, mother born MO
1900 Harrison County MO Census City of Bethany
Bryant Joseph F. born Jan 1841 Indiana, married 22y, 'capitalist', age 59
Anna wife born June 1858 Mo age 41
Pauline dau. born Aug 1879 'at school' age 20
Elizabeth da. born April 1881 Mo 'at school' age 19
Joseph F. born March 1883 MO son 'at school' age 17
William P. son born Dec 1885 MO 'at school' age 14