SMITH M. BRYANT
17 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: March 1846 in Smith County, Tennessee
Died: 25 October 1931 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Unmarked Grave in the Bryant Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Howell H. and Nancy Elizabeth (Jones) Bryant

1st Married: Nancy Mahala Hailey Fuqua on 4 May 1861 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Born: about 1841 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: Between 1 June 1880 - 15 March 1885 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Buried : Probably buried in an unmarked grave in Bryant Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents:

Children:

  1. Mary Frances Bryant
  2. Tennessee Bryant
  3. John Nelson Bryant
  4. Sidney Bryant
  5. Franklin Bryant
  6. Jane Bryant
  7. General Jackson Bryant
  8. Franklin Bryant
  9. Smith D. Bryant

2nd Married: Elizabeth Mayberry on 15 March 1885 in Jackson County, TN
Born: June 1845 in Jackson County, TN
Died: Between 1 January 1920 - 8 July 1927 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Probably in an unmarked grave in Bryant Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Solomon and Nancy (Chaffin) Mayberry

Children:

  1. Jefferson Davis Bryant

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: Absalom Bryant

MILITARY INFORMATION

17 thTennessee Infantry Regiment
Company

ABSTRACT:

  • No Records Found

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S16235

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 15 July 1927
  • Rejected - Passed 26 April 1929
  • Residence: Baxter
  • Member: 17th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Colonel George McDonald
  • Born: Smith County, 1846
  • Enlisted: January 1863; Captain George McDonald; Lieutenant Jim McKinley.
  • Serving as a substitute for my brother, Absalom Bryant. Was released when he returned from absence
  • Wife is dead
  • Live with son G. J. Bryant
  • Attest: S. H. Hutchison and James A. Boyd

Supporting Documents:

  • None

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 279
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 60
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 174
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 188C
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 175A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 216A
  • 1920 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 134A
  • 1930 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 14A

OBITUARY

Putnam County Herald
5 November 1931
Vol. XXIX, No. 45, Page 8

  • Smith Bryant - Smith Bryant known as Uncle Darb died at the home of his son, G. J. Bryant on Little Indian Creek, Sunday, Oct. 25. He was more than eighty-five years old and was born and had spent his entire life in Putnam county. He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War as a substitute for his brother A. A. Bryant, a former clerk of the Circuit or County Court of this county. He has been married twice, his first wife was Mahala Fuqua. They were married May 4, 1861, to this union was born 9 children, two of whom died in infancy. He was married after the death of his first wife to Elizabeth Mayberry and to this union one child was born. He was preceeded to the grave by his last wife several years ago. He was a strong Champion of the Confederacy, and though the cause went down in defeat, Uncle Darb was still a strong defender of the lost cause. He is survived by the following children: G. J. Bryant of Buffalo Valley, Frank Bryant of Bloomington Springs; Jeff Bryant, Mrs. Arch Bryant, Mrs. Sid Bryant and Mrs. Jimmie Lewis of Baxter. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. C. N. Dickens and B. M. Harness at Bryant Graveyard, were attended by numerous relatives and friends of the deceased.

ADDITIONAL DATA

  • Descendants of Howell H. Bryant - Upper Cumberland Researcher, Vol. XXVII, No. 3, Page 23