Mary Bryant

Mary Bryant
b. 5 December 1827, Sullivan County, Indiana, to William and Elizabeth Bryant
d. 5 October 1889, Van Buren County, Iowa

m/1. about 1846
Zephaniah Donaho
b. about 1805, Pennsylvania
d. before 1857

m/2.
William Barr
b. 1813, Ohio
d. 27 February 1882, Van Buren County, Iowa

Children with Zephaniah Donaho:

  • John William (1846-1909) married (1) Margaret Jackson, (2) Amanda Florence Hurst
  • Josiah (b. 1848)
  • Elizabeth (1850-aft. 1900)

Children with William Barr:

  • Amelia (1860-aft. 1900) married Charles Schooler
  • Emil (1862-aft. 1920) married Bertha Long
  • Emily (b. 1862)

Mary’s family immigrated to Turman Township, Sullivan County, Indiana, before her birth in the early 1800’s.

After her first husband died, Mary moved to Van Buren County, Iowa, where her sister Elizabeth Bryant and husband, John Baird, had settled. Her brother, Thomas Bryant, a disabled Civil War veteran also lived there.

In 1882, Mary was again widowed and her married daughter, Amelia, is living there as well.

Submitted by:
Jennifer Cruse
Terre Haute IN
E-mail: jencruse@msn.com

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