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John Bryant (abt. 1640 - 1731)

Lieut. John Bryant
Born about in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, New Englandmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 23 Nov 1665 in Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, New Englandmap
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Disputed Origins

Lieut. John Bryant of Plymouth is not the son of John Bryant and Mary Lewis. Their son is John Bryant, and he married Mary Battelle. A researcher has not learned his parentage despite considerable effort to do so.[1]

This Lieut. John married Abigail Bryant, daughter of Stephen.

The names and birth dates of the children of Lieut. John Bryant are different than the names and birth dates of John Bryant, son of John and Mary (Lewis) Bryant.[1]

The other John Bryant, son of John, was was born to John and Mary (Lewis) Bryant Aug 17, 1644, and baptized in Scituate, Massachusetts: March 23, 1650.[2]

Biography

Based on Lieut. John Bryant's wife's birth year - 1647 - coupled with their marriage in 1665, his estimated birth date is approximately 1640. His origins and parents are unknown

John Bryant married Abigail Bryant (daughter of Stephen Bryant) November 23, 1665 at Plymouth.[3]

Known children of John and Abigail Bryant are:[4]

  1. Mary, b Sept 11, 1666
  2. Hannah, b Dec 2, 1668
  3. Bethia, b July 25, 1670
  4. Samuel, b Feb 3, 1673
  5. Jonathan, b Mar 23, 1677
  6. Abigail, b Dec 30, 1682
  7. Benjamin, b Dec 16, 1688

Lieut. John Bryant sold his homestead to his son, Benjamin, on February 20, 1718-19, after his wife's death. Lieut. John Bryant died at Plymouth January 26, 1730-1.[5]

Buried: Old Cemetery at the Green, Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, along with his wife Abigail.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Laptham, William B. "Lieut. John Bryant of Plymouth" The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.) Reference Volume 35 (1881) page 37. Subscription
  2. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). Reference Scituate Volume 1, page 58. Subscription
  3. "Plymouth Colony Records" The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.) Reference Volume 9, page 315. Subscription
  4. Boutelle, John A "Stephen Bryant and his Descendants" The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.) Reference Volume 24 (1870), page 315. Subscription.
  5. Smith, D. Alden, "The Descendants of Stephen Bryant of Plymouth and his son-in-law , Lieut. John Bryant of Plympton" The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2018.) Reference Volume 153 (1999), page 427. Subscription

Notes

In the master Geni profile, the curator emphasized not to confuse with the other John Bryant, Jr. on Geni, which is John Bryant on WikiTree.

On March 8, 2014, Doug Warren changed [Bryant-957 | Abigail Bryant) to be wife of this Lieut. John Bryant, instead of John Bryant, Jr, as was previously entered on WikiTree. Also, changed her children so their father was also this Lieut. John Bryant of Plympton, rather than the other John Bryant, Jr.

As suggested by Linda Ellinger on April 29, 2014, Doug Warren approved the merge of John Bryant (Bryan-3532) into John Bryant (Bryant-2025). He also adopted the profile of Bryant-2025, which had previously been an orphan profile with no manager. Lieut. John Bryant is Doug's 7th great grandfather.

The Bryant-2025 profile was initially created by Wilfred Vasile on Jun 16, 2012 with no information except the names of John and Abigail Bryant. There was a question on the profile page that seemed to indicate this was intended to represent ancestors of a John Wesley Bryant and Abigail Elliott who apparently lived in the 1880's but there was no linkage provided. Therefore, this empty profile was essentially replaced with Bryant-3532 but it had to be merged into the lower-numbered profile per WikiTree merge rules.



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We are listing the parents in a Disputed Origins section of the bio so people realize that they are not his rightful parents, and won't add them back again (hopefully)
posted by S (Hill) Willson
This John Bryant's parents are unknown. You are listing the parents of John Bryant of Scituate in his bio.
posted by [Living Bump]
Removed incorrect parents who were actually the parents of a different John Bryant. See Disputed Origins section for further info
posted by S (Hill) Willson
The two John Bryants mentioned in the comment below are different people. They should not be merged.
posted by S (Hill) Willson
It appears that Bryant-750 and Bryant-187 are one and the same person. He had two wives. one was his first cousin Abigail Bryant-741 and the scond was Mary Battelle-9. The marriage dates are about 12 years apart. Can we merge these?
posted by Clare Bromley III
This John Bryant is unlikely to be the son of John Bryant-8 and Mary Lewis per NEHGR 35:37
posted by S (Hill) Willson
Bryant-187 and Bryant-750 do not represent the same person because: It's not clear that these are actually the same John Bryant. The children do not match between these two profiles. For example, my ancestor Samuel Bryant, which appears in Bryant-750, is not listed for Bryant-187. I'm concerned that my entire ancestor lineage might be lost if they were merged.
posted by Doug Warren

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