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Bryant, Isaiah W.

     Isaiah William Bryant was born in Ohio to John and Sophia (Darr) Bryant. While still young, his family moved to Muscatine, Iowa were Isaiah and his siblings, Abraham, John, Conrad, Rachael, Harriet, and Daniel, grew up. On April 20, 1853 Isaiah joined a caravan and headed west. He reached Drytown, California on November 14 of the same year. Isaiah spent three years farming in California before allowing his claim to lapse by moving back to Nebraska. Spending his first years moving around the state, Isaiah lived near the present towns of Omaha, Nebraska City, Ashland, Yutan, and other smaller settlements. He made a living farming, logging trees for timber, and working for other settlers. Isaiah also wrote, a poem about a Nebraskan storm is below:





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