Willard Bryant (1844-1920) and Charlotte Hamrick (1850-1926)  

Last Updated 9/1/00

Willard C. BRYANT
b. 29 Jul 1844 in Chesterfield, Hampshire Co., MA, the son of Eli and Mary (SIMMONS) BRYANT
m. 28 Oct 1869 in Bureau Co., IL
d. 23 Mar 1920 in Wyanet, Bureau Co.; bur. in Forest Hills Cemetery, Wyanet

Charlotte HAMRICK
b. . 4 Jun 1850 in Wyanet, the daughter of James and Rachel (MARKLEY) HAMRICK
d. 11 May 1926 in Wyanet; bur. in Forest Hills Cemetery

Willard Bryant was born and raised in Chesterfield, MA, the second of six children, and the oldest boy.

Willard fought for the Union during the Civil War. He served as a private in I Co. of the Massachusetts 52nd Infantry Regiment, enlisting on 15 Sep 1862 and mstuering out on 14 August 1863. His regiment saw action at Port Hudson, Louisiana in June and July, 1863.

After the war, Willard moved west to Bureau Co., IL. Willard and Charlotte married in 1869, settling on a farm in Wyanet. There they raised nine children. Willard passed away in 1920, and Charlotte in 1926.

Children of Willard and Charlotte Byrant:

  1. Samuel Bryant, b. about 1871
  2. Grace E. Bryant, b. about 1874. She m. --?-- SMITH.
  3. Eugene R. Bryant, b. Jan 1876; d. 1942.
  4. Clara Maude Bryant, b. 1878; d. 1881.
  5. Nellie E. Bryant, b. Sep 1884. She m. --?-- GRAFFOULIERE.
  6. William C. Bryant, b. Jan 1887.
  7. Bertha Bryant, b. Sep 1888. She m. --?-- NICKELSON.
  8. Ermina Bryant, b. 24 Jun 1889.
  9. Hazel Bryant, b. Jan 1893. She m. Claude SAPP.
Pictures and Stuff

From Forest Hills Cemetery, Wyanet, IL:
    Bryant plot
    Bryant family marker
    Willard's gravestone
    Charlotte's gravestone

Five-Generation Pedigree Chart

Offspring This Family Parents Grandparents Great-grandparents
Ermina Bryant Willard Bryant Eli Bryant Eli Bryant Eli Bryant
Ruxby Perry
Susan Warren Mather Warren
Esther Hart
Mary Simmons
Charlotte Hamrick James Hamrick
Rachel Markley


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Genealogy of Stephen R. Moore - Family Page of Willard Bryant and Charlotte Hamrick
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