Saturday, May 24, 2014

1880s/1890s Autograph Album of Addie A. (Penniman) Bryant of Middleborough & Hanson, Massachusetts


1880s/1890s autograph album of Addie Augusta (Penniman) Bryant of Middleborough, Massachusetts, and Hanson, Massachusetts.


The album, which was given to Addie by Minnie H. Bates on December 22, 1886, measures approximately 6" x 3-3/4/" and contains the sentiments of over 50 of Addie's relatives and friends.  One page was inscribed much later on, by Evelyn Agnes Pike of Salisbury, Massachusetts, in 1926.

An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post.


From online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Addie Augusta (Penniman) Bryant was born 17 February 1861 at Middleborough, Massachusetts, the daughter of Prince and Virtue Morton (Freeman) Penniman.  Virtue signed a page in her daughter's album on February 9, 1887.


Addie's brother, Josiah F. Penniman of Middleborough, Massachusetts, signed a page on January 31, 1887; it has become detached from the album.  His wife Lucy E. (Burgess) Penniman had signed a page a few days earlier on January 25, 1887.



On 7 June 1879, Addie Augusta Penniman married Wallace M. Bryant, son of Henry Edson Bryant and Susan Bennett (Shaw) Bryant.  They lived at Hanson, Massachusetts, at least up through the 1930 Census, and had three children, two sons and a daughter.
  1. Irvin Francis Bryant, born 2 November 1885
  2. Lillian Gertrude Bryant, born 28 April 1887
  3. Lester Penniman Bryant, born 22 March 1900
Other members of the Penniman and Bryant and related families also signed pages in the album.  Please refer to the list below.  If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the signers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  

Surnames in the album

?
Bates
Besse
Brown
Bryant     [5]
Burgess     [2]
Charles
Cole
Davenport
Everson
Hall
Hill
Howard
Josselyn     [5]
Keene     [9]
Lawrence
Penniman     [6]
Phinney     [4]
Pike     [3]
Pratt
Scott
Sherman
Soule
Spencer
Stickney

Signers in the album    [Note: Given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]

?
  • Minnie of South Hanson, Massachusetts, signed on December 28, 1886
B
  • Minne H. Bates; presented the album to Addie A. (Penniman) Bryant on December 22, 1886
  • N. C. Besse of South Hanson, Massachusetts, signed on July 22, 1887
  • Helen L. Brown of Monument Beach, Massachusetts, signed on August 29, 1888
  • Addie A. Bryant, who received the album from Minnie H. Bates on December 22, 1886
  • Lillian G. Bryant of South Hanson, Massachusetts, signed on November 25, 1893: "6 years old". She was album owner Addie Augusta (Penniman) Bryant's daughter with husband Theodore Wallace Bryant.
  • Irvin F. Bryant of South  Hanson, Massachusetts, signed on November 25, 1893; "Age 9 years old".  He was album owner Addie Augusta (Penniman) Bryant's son with husband Theodore Wallace Bryant.
  • Henry S. Bryant of Middleborough, Massachusetts, signed on February 9, 1888; brother of album owner Addie's husband Wallace M. Bryant
  • Susie M. Bryant, signed at Middleboro, Massachusetts, on February 12, 1887; younger sister of Addie's husband Wallace M. Bryant
  • Amanda F. Burgess of Monument Beach, Massachusetts, signed on August 29, 1888
  • Robert W. Burgess of Monument Beach, Massachusetts, signed on August 29, 1888
C
  • C. W. Charles, M.D., Bryantville, Massachusetts, signed on November 21, 1891
  • Julia A. Cole of Campello, Massachusetts
D
  • Hattie E. Davenport of Campello, Massachusetts, signed on November 24, 1891
E
  • M. Ella Everson
H
  • Bertha E. Hall of North Falmouth, Massachusetts, signed at Monument Beach, Massachusetts, on August 29, 1888
  • Lena M. Hill of South Hanson, Massachusetts, signed on February 21, 1897
  • Ida B. Howard of Brockton, Massachusetts, signed on November 24, 1891
J
  • Florence Josselyn of South Hanson, Massachusetts, signed on February 15, 1896
  • Millie Josselyn of South Hanson, Massachusetts, signed on February 15, 1896
  • Crissie A. Josselyn of South Hanson, Massachusetts, signed on July 22, 1887
  • Nellie F. Josselyn of South Hanson, Massachusetts, signed on April 8, 1887
  • J. Everett Josselyn of South Hanson, Massachusetts, signed on April 2, 1887
K
  • Mrs. J. W. Keene of South Hanson, Massachusetts, signed on July 6, 1888
  • Mary Keene, signed at South Hanson, Massachusetts, on August 2, 1887
  • Almira Benson Keene of South Hanson, Massachusetts, signed on May 29, 1888
  • W. Herbert Keene, signed at South Hanson, Massachusetts, on June 4, 1888 [or June 14, 1888]
  • Mary C. Keene of South Hanson, Massachusetts, signed on August 2, 1887
  • William B. Keene of South Hanson, Massachusetts, signed on January 8, 1888
  • Mary J. Keene of South Hanson, signed on December 26, 1887
  • Ella F. Keene of South Hanson, Massachusetts, signed on March 22, 1888
  • Mrs. Alice Keene of South Hanson, Massachusetts, signed on March 21, 1888
L
  • Edith A. Lawrence of Campello, Massachusetts, signed on November 23, 1891
P
  • William O. Penniman of Middleborough, Massachusetts, signed on March 8, 1892
  • Arrie Penniman of Middleborough, Massachusetts, signed on January 20, 1887; Addie A. (Penniman) Bryant's sister
  • Virtue M. Penniman of Middleborough, Massachusetts, signed on Febrary 9, 1887. She was Virtue Morton (Freeman) Penniman, Addie's mother.
  • C. Addie Penniman of Middleboro, Massachusetts, signed on January 12, 1887. She Cynthia Abbie (Phinney) Penniman, wife of Jules Foster Penniman, who was Addie's brother.
  • Lucy E. Penniman of Middleborough, Massachusetts, signed on January 25, 1887; she was Lucy E. (Burgess) Penniman, wife of Addie's brother Josiah F. Pennington
  • Josiah F. Penniman of Middleboro, Massachusetts, signed on January 31, 1887; Addie's brother
  • W. L. Phinney of Middleborough, Massachusetts, signed on December 29, 1886; presumably William L. Phinney, son of signer Zenas E. Phinney
  • Zenas E. Phinney of Middleboro, Massachusetts, signed on January 3, 1887
  • Mary W. Phinney of Middleborough, Massachusetts, signed on January 4, 1887
  • Elmer E. Phinney of Middleboro, Massachusetts, signed on December 29, 1886
  • Evelyn Agnes Pike of Salisbury, Massachusetts, signed on " '02-10-26"
  • Sarah B. Pratt of South Hanson, Massachusetts, on June 17, 1887
  • Dana M. Pratt of South Hanson, Massachusetts, signed on June 16, 1887
  • Stella C. Pratt of South Hanson, Massachusetts, signed on July 14, 1887
S
  • Mrs. Hattie Scott of South Hanson, Massachusetts
  • Mrs. John Sherman of North Carver, Massachusetts, signed on April 19, 1892
  • Nannie B. Soule of E. Middleborough, Massachusetts, signed on November 2, 1891
  • Marion T. Spencer of South Hanson, Massachusetts, signed on April 19, 1887
  • Bertha M. Stickney of Middleborough, Massachusetts, signed on First Day, 1891
Middleborough, Massachusetts [A] and Hanson, Massachusetts [B]


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