of Reading, Ma.

Who his parents were, when and where he was born and when he came to New England is not recorded. The first time we find him, is when he married Mary KENDALL on 2 Feb 1664 at Reading, Ma. Abraham was not a common name within the New England Bryant's at this period of time, and he is not mentioned in the other Bryant family lines. Thus, it seems likely that he was a late arrival, proberly just about the time of his first marriage in 1664.

He was a blacksmith by trade and all four of his sons also became blacksmiths. He held several small town offices from 1670 to 1695, plus he served as selectman in 1695 & 1700.

He lived in the section which in 1868 became Wakefield, Ma., and was the area that was originally settled as Reading. The genealogy records that have information listed as taking place in Wakefield, which was prior to 1868. It is believed that this was because the infomation found is from the Wakefield vital records and no corresponding record was found in the Reading vital records.
The published material on Abraham Bryant of Reading, Ma. can be found in "The Descendants of Abraham Bryant of Reading", by Ann S. Lainhart and "Genealogical History of the Town of Reading, Mass", by Lilly Eaton.

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