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BRYANT, Christopher, Lieutenant

  • Born: 1775, Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Marriage: STEVENS, Tryphena on 13 Mar 1804 in Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Died: 7 May 1858, Brome East, Brome County, Quebec, Canada aged 83
  • Buried: 9 May 1858, Austin, Brome County, Quebec, Canada

Christopher purchased a 50 acre farm in Canaan for $500 from Ebenezer Eaton of Canaan Feb 9 1801.
He would have been only 25 years old at the time. It's p[ossible he did not settle on this property as he married Tryphena in 18004 and had his first child at that time in Grafton,. Other children were also noted as being born in Grafton. This propery is located at the head of Goose Pond near the inlet.

According to the Johnson Family Annals "Father(Jesse Johnson Jr.) lets for one year from May 1st, his Grafton Sawmill to Chas Bucklin, Moses Hoyt and Christopher Bryant.

Chrosropher came to Canada from Hanover N.H. to Bolton East Tenth range ca1817. He bought 50 acres of land from the government for 25 cents per acre. He lived in a log cabin he built himself. Worked as a tiller at $2.50 ber day if horses were used and $ 1.25 if not.

By 1865 there were a number of schools built in the area and named after the earlier settlers. The Bryant school house was no exception. It was situated on the east side of East Bolton were the seven Bryant farms were nearly contiguous. The road passes from Lakeside Road on until it reaches Orford Lake. Along this road were the the Bryant farms of James, Holsey, Chas, Mose, Christopher Jr, Avery and his father Fredrick and lastly Christopher Sr.

Worked 37 days earned 5 Pounds 12 Shil

Christopher married Tryphena STEVENS on 13 Mar 1804 in Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA. (Tryphena STEVENS was born on 14 Sep 1784, died on 14 Sep 1855 in Brome East, Brome County, Quebec, Canada and was buried in Sep 1855 in Austin, Brome County, Quebec, Canada.)