Eaton, Hon. Lilley, GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF READING, MASS., INCLUDING THE PRESENT TOWNS OF WAKEFIELD, READING, AND NORTH READING, 1639 TO 1874. Alfred Mudge & Son, Boston, 1874
P. 55 BRYANT, ABRAHAM, a blacksmith lived on Elm Street, south side, west of Joseph Hartshorne's; m., 1st, 1664 MARY, daughter of Dea. Tho Kendall. Chil.: Mary, b. 1666, and m. 1684, John Weston; Rebecca, b. 1668, and d. 1670; Abraham, b. 1671; Thomas, b. 1674; Anna, b. 1676, William, b. 1678; Kendall, b. 1680; Abigail, b. 1683, and d. 1694; Tabitha, b. 1685. His wife d. 1688. He m. 2nd, Ruth widow of Samuel Frothingham, of Charleston. She d. 1693.
P. 93 Kendall, Deacon Thomas,...Children:...MARY, born 1647, and married 1664 ABRAHAM BRYANT;...
P. 281-290 SELECTMEN OF READING - ABRAHAM BRYANT 1696 and 1701.
Cutter, William Richard, and Adams, William Frederick
GENEALOGICAL AND PERSONAL MEMOIRS RELATING TO THE FAMILIES OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York, 1910. (Volume III)
p. 1556 ABRAHAM BRYANT, immigrant ancestor of this branch of the family was born in England in 1647, where the name Bryant is traced back to Sir Guy de Briant, who lived in the reign of Edward III and whose descendants had a seat in Castle Herefore Wales. The arms of the English family are: 3 piles meeting near the base of the escutcheon, azure.
ABRAHAM BRYANT's home was in Reading, now Wakefield, assachustts, on the south side of Elm St., west of the place of Joseph Hartshorn. He married (1st) in 1664, MARY KENDALL, died March 8, 1688, aged 40, daughter of Thomas Kendall, of Woburn. He married (2nd) Ruth (Dodge) Frothingham, widow of Samuel Frothingham of Charlestown. She died in 1693, childless.Children, all by first wife, born in Reading:
From the BOSTON TRANSCRIPTS
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All ch Mary, Rebecca, Abraham, Thos, Anna, Wm., Kendall, Abigail, Tabitha
ABRAHAM was 1st of Charlestown in that place he m. MARY KENDALL abt 1668. She d. May 8, 1688. Abraham b. 1671 prob Reading m. Sarah 1694 d. prob Reading 1714. Mary Bryant b. Reading 1695 m. 1716 Samuel Leeman d. in Hollis 1760.
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ABRAHAM b. 1647 m. 1664 MARY KENDALL
Rebecca Arnold mother of Samuel Briant b. 1726 was born 1681 Reading, Mass. Husb. Wm. Bryant (Per Eaton 1726)
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Ch of Thos & Rebecca Kendall...
MARY b. 1647 m. 1664 AB BRYANT
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John Wesson m. Nov 26, 1684 Mary Bryant b. at Reading July 23, 1666 d. Read Dec 19, 1725 Dau of ABRAHAM BRYANT & MARY KENDALL m Read Feb 2, 1664.
Genealogies & Estates of Charlestown Vol. 1 Wyman 974.44W p.146
BRYANT, ABRAHAM. Reading, blacksmith m. (1) MARY KENDALL (2) Ruth Frothingham [(41)] June 7, 1688 who d. 1693. Issue (by 1st w): i.Mary b 1666 m. John Weston; vi Willliam 1678.
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