Biography of Thomas R. Bryant, Jr.
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Bryant, Thomas Ruggles, jr., son of Thomas R. and Nancy (Sturtevant) Bryant, was born in New Bedford, Mass., February 22, 1828. After obtaining a liberal education in the public schools he shipped aboard the whaling bark "Herald" for one voyage, then before the mast on the "Elizabeth," with Capt. Michael Baker, for ore voyage, and as third mate for one voyage on the same ship. He then shipped as third mate on the bark "Stafford," and later with Capt. Obed Pearce on the bark "Catalpa." During this voyage he was promoted to the position of second mate, and sailed as such until 1871. He then returned to Dartmouth and engaged in farming and in the production of milk for market. He has for many years carried on an extensive milk business and is well known in New Bedford. Mr. Bryant has always been a staunch Republican. He was one of three children, having two sisters who reside with him at the old homestead, near the village of Smith's Millls. The family is an old Puritan one, the first representatives in America settling near the present site of Plympton, Mass., about 1635.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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