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 II p. 822
(III) KENDALL (2) son of Kendall (I) BRYANT, was born in Reading in 1709; died at the home of his sons, John or Thomas at Jaffrey, New Hampshire, November 30, 1797, aged 88 years. The history of Jaffrey states that he came from Pepperell, Massachusetts to Jaffrey, and lived on lot 14, range 4, in that town. His homestead remained in the family until the death of Colonel George Bryant in Jaffrey in 1865. Later the place was owned by Samuel D. Jewell. KENDALL BRYANT, his wife, and son John were charter members of the first church in Jaffrey. He married MARY PARKER, who died at Jaffrey, March 17, 1794, aged 84 years. Children: 1. Thomas 2. John, born 1750; died at Jaffrey, March 14, 1800, aged 89 years, eight months; married Lucy Lawrence, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Martin) Lawrence; they had 6 children at Jaffrey.
Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of the Census (Ed.), HEADS OF FAMILIES, FIRST CENSUS 1790, NEW HAMPSHIRE, Govt. Printing Office, Wash., D. C. 1907
P. 17 Jaffrey Town
1 male 16 & up
Cutter, Dr. Daniel B. HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF JAFFREY, NEW HAMPSHIRE, FROM THE DATA OF THE MASONIAN CHARTER TO THE PRESENT TIME 1749-1880 WITH A GENEALOGICAL REGISTER OF THE FAMILIES AND AN APPENDIX CONTAINING THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF 1873, Republican Press Association, Concord, N. H., 1881.
pp. 236-238. BRIANT FAMILY. (1) KENDALL BRIANT came from Pepperell, Mass., to Jaffrey and settled on lot 14, range 4, at an early date. The farm remained in possession of his descendants till the death of Col. George Briant, in 1865. It is now (1873) the farm of Samuel D. Jewell.
When the first church was incorporated, Mr. BRIANT, wife, and son John were members. He m. MARY MARTIN, who d. March 17, 1794, a. 84 years, 2 mos., 19 dys. He d. Nov. 30, 1797, a. 88 yrs., 8 mos., 13 dys. His two sons, John and Thomas, settled in Jaffrey.
P. 23 MASONIAN PROPRIETORS, GRANT OF THE TOWNSHIP, SURVEY, SURVEYOR REPORT - Since there is no BRIANT among the proprietors, it must be assumed that KENDALL BRIANT did not move to Jaffrey until some time after June, 1750.
P. 37 EARLY SETTLERS IN JAFFREY - The first cider-mills in the district were built by KENDAL BRIANT and Benj. Lawrence. Before they were built, cider was made by pounding the apples in a wooden bowl, and pressing them in a cheese-press.
P. 42 CHARTER - The following persons appear to have been voters at the time of the organization of the town: John Briant, KENDAL BRIANT. (And 70 other men.)
P. 73 ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY - Members of the church at the time of its incorporation May 18, 1780: KENDAL BRIANT and Wife MARY (MARTIN), John Briant, and 15 other men and 13 other wives.
p. 146 MILLS, MANUFACTORIES, AND ARTISANS - Blacksmiths:
Samuel Briant, John Briant, KENDALL BRIANT.
P. 179 LONGEVITY, 80 TO 90 YEARS - MARY (MARTIN), wife of
KENDAL BRIANT, Pepperell, Massachusetts, died Mar. 17, 1794, age 84. KENDAL BRIANT, Pepperell, Mass., died Nov. 30, 1797.
[Note from Dianne: marriage records indicate that her name was MARY PARKER instead of Mary Martin.]
The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011 about Mary Parker
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