Does anyone know anything about a David Bryant born in 1808 in Cutler and married to a Mary Ackly.
He had a daughter Edvie who married an Ellery Marston and a daughter who married George H. Marston. He was a captain of 2 ships out of Cutler or Machais. One was schooner named the Parallel official number 19606 and the other the Elizabeth Ann built at Cutler, Maine. I thought he was the son of John Bryant and Almay Williams, but someone in California found John's Bible and David was not listed as his child. I have several items his daughter, Louisa, saved and I would love to know more about him. Louisa is my great grandmother. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
Zebedee

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Zebedee,

I am the in the line of Bryants from Cutler maine, My family name goes back three generations in the town of Cutler, they were a fishing family, I am researching this subject and planning to travel to cutler soon, My father is the son of Harland Bryant, his name is Robert, and because of a fishing boat tradgedy in the early 1920's my family name moved to bangor. I am the last of the males to carry our name, and My wife is pregnant with our first child, I have recently grown more intrest in my genelogy. 1808 could be a direct line to my bloodline, because three generations seems about 100 years, I would be happy to hear from you, and interested in tracking down any information,
Thank you, Aaron Bryant. (bryantsculpting@gmail.com)
Great hearing from you!!!! We must be connected some how as David was born there in 1808. According to US Census in 1860 there was a David Bryant seaman, Mary, his wife, Mary E. and Lousia daughters. I believe David had a large family, but I don't have any census information. In 1810 I found 2 Bryants, John Bryant with 10 children and Benjamin Bryant with 12 children in Cutler. I think that David had one son and the rest girls. Harland sounds familiar, so I will have to look through a few things. I have a picture of Louisa that I will send to you in another note.
I live in northern NH and have not been to Cutler yet. It is an 8 hour drive so we would have to stay overnight, but I intend to go sometime in the future. When are you going and are you in Maine?
Congratulations on your future new baby!! I am a 4 times grandmother and nothing is greater than the new generation.
I am planning a trip to Boston to a library that has lots of family genealogies,several Bryant families so I hope to find something there.
According to family legend, David Bryant, on a sailing trip to India, brought a lace shawl back for Louisa's wedding. I have the shawl and it is beautiful. Also a pie server of one of the sisters, Edvie.
I will send the picture shortly.
Are you an artist? just noticed your gmail. I will send the picture to gmail.
Diane(dhfinlay@hotmail.com)

David Bryant  is my 4th great grandfather.  I've been trying to determine who his parents were with no luck. I was just wondering if you were ever able to confirm whether or not he was the son of John and Almay or possibly one of the other Bryants in Cutler?

Thanks,

Kim

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