Biography of Lewis J. Bryant
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Bryant, Lewis J., was born in Newark, February 1, 1835, educated in the Union school and academy, and his early life was spent on the homestead farm, and later in the nursery business and market gardening on the farm, near the village. The homestead comprises fifty five acres. February 23, 1859, he married Jane C. Church, formerly of Madison county, and they had two sons: L. Rae, who married Elizabeth Hoeltzel, of Newark, and has one son: L. Henry (the fifth generation on the home farm); and Lynn T., who assists his father in the business. James Y.; father of our subject, was born in Essex county, N. J., September 6, 1801, and his parents removed to Cayuga county in 1804, and to Newark in 1806. October 29, 1828, he married Betsey Darland, of Newark, and they had three childreu: Lydia A., Lewis J., and Francis Y. He died in January, 1871, and his widow survives at the age of ninety years. Simeon, grandfather of Lewis J., came here in 1806, and bought the home farm from Phelps & Gorham's land office in Geneva. Mrs. Bryant's father, Benjamin Church, was born in Madison county. September 2, 1816, and married Sarah Osborne, a native of England, and they had four children: Charles. Jane C., George W., and Adelia S. He died, December 9, 1880. and his widow resides with her daughter, Mrs. ryant.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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