Benjamin Franklin Bryant

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B. Bryant

Mar. 15. 1800
Mar. 24. 1857.

of a Company
San Jacinto

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Our father and mother are gone.
They lay beneath the sod.
Dear parents, tho' we miss you much
We know you rest with God.
Full Name: Benjamin Franklin Bryant
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 2 (C2)
Row:P  Number:2
Reason for Eligibility: Republic of Texas Veteran 
Birth Date: March 15, 1800 
Died: March 24, 1857 
Burial Date: Reinterred March 10, 1931 
BRYANT, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1800-1857). Benjamin Franklin Bryant, early settler and participant in the battle of San Jacinto, was born in Georgia on March 15, 1800. He moved to Texas in 1834 and, with his family, settled on Palo Gaucho Bayou in Sabine County. In March 1836 he recruited and was elected captain of a company of volunteers that joined the main Texas army at Bernardo on March 29, 1836. After participating in the battle of San Jacinto, Bryant built a fort called Bryant Station on Little River, where he spent his life protecting the frontier from the Indians. In 1845 he built a home near the fort; in it he and his second wife, Roxana (Price), lived the remainder of their lives. Bryant died on March 4, 1857. His body was reinterred in the State Cemetery at Austin in 1931.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Charles Adams Gulick, Jr., Harriet Smither, et al., eds., The Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (6 vols., Austin: Texas State Library, 1920-27; rpt., Austin: Pemberton Press, 1968).

L. W. Kemp

"BRYANT, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN." The Handbook of Texas Online. [Accessed Tue Feb 18 15:15:20 US/Central 2003 ].
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