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Second Generation
Children of Alexander & Samantha

*Charles, Born in 1857, New York, living with parents on 1870 Fond du Lac census. No further data on him at this time (hopefully forthcoming)

*George Adelbert, born 1860, near Syracuse, NY. Married Mercy Rebecca Early in Appleton, WI on September 14, 1883. Mercy's parents were William Early and Isabelle Patterson. Mercy was born in 1864, Canada and had one brother who was born in 1862 also named William.

Children of George Adelbert & Mercy Early:
John Adelbert, born April 1, 1884, Appleton, WI, married Rilla _____. John died in Auburn, CA in 1960.

Isabelle Samantha, born Oct. 24, 1885, Appleton, WI, married Harold McDougal in Appleton, WI, one known daughter named Mercy.

May Edna (Mamie), born May 21, 1887, Appleton, WI, married Percy J. Frater. Mamie died in Santa Cruz, CA in 1970, Three sons were born to them, James, John and Robert, who resided in Alameda and Sacramento, CA.

William James and another infant boy, both died shortly after birth in 1892, Appleton, WI.

Genevieve Helen, born 1894 in Wisconsin, married James B. Thomas, died May 26, 1978 and resided in Plumas County, Newcastle, CA

Gladys F., born 1896 in Wisconsin, married Hardy Bothun, died August 29, 1969, along with Hardy in a car accident near Truckee, NV.

About 1895 George Adelbert moved his family to Ashland, WI where they resided until 1911, when they moved again to Floriston, CA. George was a superintendent of the paper mill for 15 years in Floriston. Mercy died in August of 1921 in Floriston and George died October of 1937 in Sacramento, CA at the home of Belle McDougal, his daughter.

Obituary of George Adelbert Bryan
In North Sacramento, October 6, 1937, George Adelbert Bryan, father of Mrs. Belle McDougal of North Sacramento, Mrs. P.J. Frater of Berkeley, Mrs. J.B. Thomas of Newscastle, Mrs. H.L. Bothun of Hagginwood and J.A. Bryan of Richmond, brother of Mrs. Eleanor Negley of New Jersey, Mrs. George Funck of Illinois and William Bryan of Wisconsin, a native of New York, aged 77 years, Funeral services will be held from the North Sacramento Funeral Home, 2303 Rio Linda Blvd. at 2: o'clock Friday.

*William Clark was born in January of 1862 in New York. He married Marguerite Sullivan in 1894, Hurley, Wisconsin. Maggie's father was Jerome ("Jerry") Sullivan, who was killed in a mining accident in Michigan. Her mother was Margaret Channing. Marguerite had many brothers and sisters. By 1905, William and Maggie were residing in Ashland, Wi and were listed on the census there with 3 of their children. Four more children would be born to them.

Children of William Clark and Marguerite Sullivan
Viola, born August, 1895, probably Rockland, MI area, married Oscar Brown, resided in Mpls. Viola was killed in a car accident in the 1930's.

William Jennings, born January 12, 1896, probably Rockland,MI area, married Della Stayton, died March, 1976, Spokane, WA.(children from previous marriage, William J. and Betty Jane) one child with Della is Wilma Dawn, born May 14, 1937.

George Jerome, born March 22, 1899 in Ironwood, MI/Hurley, WI, married Celeste Jane Gilbert and had 7 children, whom we will list in the next generation section.

Leonard Clifford, born November 2, 1900, Superior, WI, married Hazel ___, died in Mpls. in 1933.

Gordon James, born August 28, 1902 in Britton, SD, married several times and no children that are known. Gordon is buried at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Mpls.

Genevieve, born September 11, 1905, Ashland, Wisconsin, married Paul W. Simmons, died February, 1984 in Rogue River, OR. and is buried in Medford, Oregon, Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Arnold Alexander, born 1908, Rockland Township,MI no marriage information.

*Note that Ironwood, MI and Hurley, WI are directly across the border from each other, separated by a river. George Jerome Bryan's baptismal record states he was born in Hurley, WI and baptized in Ironwood, MI. The 1900 census shows the family living in Rockland Township, MI.

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