Alfred Thomas Bryant & Alice Elizabeth Goggans
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THE CHANDLER AREA IT'S HISTORY AND PEOPLE 1880-1980

        Dr. ALFRED THOMAS BRYANT (1858-1908) was born in Coosa County, Alabama, and was married to Miss ALICE ELIZABETH GOGGANS (1857-1900) on December 12, 1878.

        Dr. and Mrs. BRYANT moved to Chandler, Texas, around 1894.      Jim Bryant went to school in Chandler, then went to Baylor awhile. ALICE got some "cotton" money to help send him to college. While there he had headaches and his eyes hurt him; he dropped out. Jim helped Dr. BRYANT a lot. They kept a few stock. They also had cotton and other crops. Jim and a Negro spent most of the time doing that - taking care of cotton and corn crops. The Negro was Arch Jackson.

        Dr. BRYANT went to see his niece Vera when she was very ill. When he returned home, he was thrown from the train and broke his right leg. He sued the train and got some money. He walked on a crutch for a long time. Vera's illness lasted long enough for him to make a second visit and when he returned home he had to cross a short foot bridge. In crossing, his crutch slipped into a crack, and he fell again, breaking the same leg. He was a on the 12th day of Decr A. D. 1878.

Fifty Dollars Fine for failing to return this License                Cat Smith W. J.

The State of Alabama     Coosa County

Know all men by these presents, That we, A. T. BRYANT and E. J. Bryant are held and firmly bound unto the State of Alabama in the sum of Five Hundred Dollars, to the which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.  Sealed with our seals and dated this the 7th day of Decr 1878.

The condition of the above obligation is such, That if there be no legal cause to obstruct the Marriage of A. T. BRYANT and ALICE GOGGANS to whom a license has this day been granted, then to be void; else to remain in full force and virtue. Witness our hands and seals, the day and year above written.

A. T. BRYANT (L.S.)       E. J. Bryant (L.S.)

Attest. Jno S. Bentley Judge of the Probate Court.

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        Dr. BRYANT bought the land in Chandler & built houses next door to each other for daughters Linnie & Lena. The deed for this land follows:

A. T. BRYANT Deed Henderson Co., Texas 1898    Warranty Deed with vendor's lien

The State of Texas        County of  Henderson     Know all men by these presents  That I A. H. Chandler of the County of Henderson and State of Texas in consideration of the sum of Sixty Dollars paid and secured to be paid by A. T. BRYANT as follows: one promissory note for sixty dollars due Oct 1st 1898 with 10% interest from the date till paid payable at A. H. Chandler on at Chandler have granted, sold and conveyed and by these presents do Grant, Sell and Convey unto the said A. T. BRYANT of the county of Henderson and State of Texas all that certain tract or parcel of land situated in the City of Chandler Henderson County Texas on the S. Calderon survey Beginning on the south side of the Athens and Tyler road at the N W Corner of the said BRYANT Lot thence westward 225 feet with said road to stake 2nd corner Thence S 436 feet to stake on the right of way of the St. Louis and Southwestern Rail road Thence East 225 ft with said right of way to stake as 4th corner Thence North 340 feet to Beginning containing 2 acres more or less.    To have and to hold the above described premises together with all and singular the rights and appurtenances thereto in anywise belonging unto the said A. T. BRYANT his heirs and assigns forever. And I do hereby bind myself my heirs executors and administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said A. T. BRYANT his heirs and assigns against every person whomsoever lawfully claiming or to   claim the same or any part thereof.    But it is expressly agreed and stipulated that the vendor's lien is retained against the above described property, premises and improvements, until the above described note and all interest thereon are full paid according to contract ace and tenor, effect and reading, when this deed shall become absolute.  Witness my hand, at Chandler this 1st day of Feb A. D. 1898    Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of             R. H. Chandler      A. H. Chandler         Shaw Finley

The State of Texas    County of Henderson         Before me R. J. McFarland Notary Public in and for Henderson County, Texas, on this day personally appeared A. H. Chandler known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged to me that he executed the same for the purposes and consideration therein expressed.   Given under my hand and seal of office this 14 day of March  A. D. 1898         R. J. McFarland (L.S.)        Notary Public HC

Filed for record the 10 Mch A.D. 1902 at 8 o'clock a.m. and recorded the 10 Mch A.D. 1902 by Earl Jones Deputy   W. T. Carroll    County Clerk, Henderson County, Texas

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1860 COOSA COUNTY, ALABAMA CENSUS

p179B Rockford Real Personal

J. J. Bryant 44 W F Mill Wright 600, 12,000 NH  

Ann               35 W F House wife                         Ga       

J. E.               10 W M                                            Ala    

M. A.                8 W F                                             Ala             

THOS              2 W M                                            Ala

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1870 COOSA COUNTY, ALABAMA CENSUS p303 118/132

J. J. Bryant 55 W M Farmer            NH                     

S. A.              45 W F Keeping house Ga

J. E.               21 W M Working farm Ala                       

M. A.             16 W F                             Ala                

A. T. **         11 W M Working farm Ala                     

S. J.                 7 W F                             Ala             

Idabel Knight 10 B F Working for wages Ala                    

 Jobe Temple 23 B M                            Va

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1880 Coosa County, Nixburg, Alabama Census p 26-2 226/226

Bryant, John Jay 63 NH NH MASS                            

Sarah                       55 Ga VA VA                                  

Susan J.                  17 Ala NH GA                        

McKenney Ellie F. 8 grdau Ala Ala Ala                      

BRYANT, THOMAS 21 son Ala NH GA farmer

 

1880 Nixburg, Coosa County, Alabama

Goggans, James P. 51 W M Dr. Ala SC SC

Mary J.                  52 W F wife Ala Ala Ala

Katy                      15 W F dau Ala Ala Ala

Sallie                      12 W F dau Ala Ala Ala

BRYANT, ALICE 22 W F dau Ala Ala Ala bedridden liver complaint

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1900 Henderson County, Texas Soundex B-65 Vol 57 Ed 58 Sh 8 Ln 96 p 104B

BRYANT ALFRED T. W M Oct 1858 41 wid. Ala NH Va   PhysicianOwned farm free         

James J. Son Sept 1882 17 single farmer Ala Ala Ala  

Valencia dau Oct 1884 15 single at school Ala Ala Ala 

Lena dau Aug 1886 13 single at school Ala Ala Ala

   

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