The Adair County News, August 8, 1900

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Mrs. Jasper Bryant,* who has been a sufferer of inflammatory rheumatism for three years, died at her late home, five miles east of Columbia, last Sunday morning at 6 o'clock. She was about 60 years old, and a lady much respected in the neighborhood where she so long resided. She is survived by a husband and ten children.

The Adair County News, August 15, 1900

On Sunday morning, August 5, the grim reaper, death, visited the home of Mr. Jasper Bryant and took from him his beloved wife. She had been afflicted a long time, but bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude... She leaves a large family of children, all grown, a husband and a host of relatives to mourn her loss...

[* Census records and her tombstone give Mrs. Bryant's name as Nancy J. Their children, from the 1880 & 1900 Adair Co. census, in birth order, were: William D., Sarah F., Milly A., Rody (Rhoda), Martha J., Eveline, Hector O., Emeline, Jesse, & Ralph.]