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William BRYANT was undoubtedly devastated after the death of Nellie, his first wife. He was introduced to Evalena TINDALL. A family member states that William’s sister Gertrude thought Eva, a “society girl,” would be good for William dealing with his lossĀ and so encouraged the marriage. Eva TINDALL was born 15 Aug 1871 in Algansee, Branch […]

My great-grandfather was named for a distant cousin, William Cullen BRYANT the poet and editor of the New York Evening Post. Though the conclusive proof has not been found, family tradition is pretty consistent about this relationship. Acknowledging that there is a tendency in families to claim a connection to a famous person without much […]