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Samuel Bryson, Jr.

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Bainbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland
Death: September 3, 1919 (74)
Sep. 3, 1919 Provo Utah County Utah
Place of Burial: Woodruff Cemetery, Woodruff, Rich County, Utah
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Cowan Bryson and Sarah Ann Bryson
Husband of Polly Tryphena Bryson
Father of Sarah Tryphena Cook; Ellen Dickson Dickson; Eliza Snow Bryson; John Samuel Bryson; Charles Melvin Bryson and 4 others
Brother of Sarah Ann Sessions; Eliza Snow Nelson and Alice Bradshaw Sessions (Bryson)
Half brother of Perrigren Bryson

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About Samuel Bryson, Jr. Birth: Apr. 11, 1845 Bainbridge (Down) County Down, Northern Ireland Death: Sep. 3, 1919 Provo Utah County Utah, USA

Samuel Bryson, one of the Woodruff Pioneers, was born April 11, 1845, at Bainbridge County Down, Ireland, a son of Samuel and Sarah Ann Conrey Bryson. At the age of ten years, he came with his father's family to Utah as converts to the Church and made their home at Bountiful, Utah, where he lived until the fall of 1871 when he came to Woodruff to make his home. He married Tryphena Fairchild on May 25, 1867. His family at that time consisted of his wife, two small children and his wife's mother, Tyrphena Pomeroy Fairchild.

At one time, because of the rigorous climate, Samuel decided to investigate the opportunities of Southern Utah. The company he joined going South proved to be the famous "Hole in the Rock Expedition", a hazardous experience. He returned home and lived in Woodruff the rest of his days.

He helped to build a new community with its roads, ditches and water project. He provided for a growing family and both he and Trypena were faithful church workers. He was one of the first from the Woodruff Ward to fill a mission. He spent two and one half years in the Northern States in 1883. He was in the superintendency of the first Sunday School organized in the ward and held that position for 25 years. He spent many years as a Seventy in the Stake and traveled on missionary assignments from Almy Wyoming on the south to Soda Springs, Idaho on the north, a distance that took almost a week to travel with team and wagon. When the Woodruff Stake was created, he served on the High Council.

They first lived in the town proper bu to be closer to his work, he built a home on his farm which was east of town and moved his family there. They lived there until he built the home on the corner of Main and Center Street.

Samuel Bryson died September 3, 1919 and is buried in the Woodruff Cemetery.

Samuel and Tryphena were parents of nine children: Sarah Tryphena, John Samuel, Eliza Snow (the first white girl born in Woodruff), charles Melvin, Ellen, David Hyrum, Margaret, Wilford Woodruff and Luther Pomeroy.

  • *Taken from "The First 100 Years in Woodruff" book.

Family links:

 Samuel Bryson (1815 - 1908)
 Sarah Ann Conery Bryson (1819 - 1871)

 Polly Tryphena Fairchild Bryson (1846 - 1942)

 Sarah Tryphena Bryson Cook (1868 - 1953)*
 John Samuel Bryson (1869 - 1935)*
 Charles Melvin Bryson (1874 - 1965)*
 Ellen Bryson Dickson (1876 - 1928)*
 David Hyrum Bryson (1879 - 1975)*
 Margaret Bryson Longhurst (1882 - 1980)*
 Luther Pomroy Bryson (1889 - 1976)*

 Thomas Henry Bryson (1841 - 1841)*
 Margaret Bryson (1843 - 1843)*
 Samuel Bryson (1845 - 1919)
 Jane Bryson (1848 - 1854)*
 Sarah Ann Bryson Sessions (1850 - 1934)*
 Hyrum Smith Bryson (1852 - 1905)*
 Eliza Snow Bryson Nelson (1854 - 1933)*
 David Cowan Bryson (1856 - 1874)*
 James Bryson (1858 - 1950)*
 Alice Bradshaw Bryson Sessions (1862 - 1947)*
 Helen Mar Bryson Lee (1869 - 1950)**
 Aaron Bryson (1871 - 1872)**
 Triphena Bryson (1875 - 1883)**
  • Calculated relationship
    • Half-sibling

Burial: Woodruff Cemetery Woodruff Rich County Utah, USA

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Samuel Bryson, Jr.'s Timeline

April 10, 1845
Bainbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland
April 9, 1868
Age 22
Bountiful, Davis, Utah
December 28, 1869
Age 24
Bouuntiful, Davis, Utah
April 17, 1872
Age 27
Woodruff, Rich County, Utah, United States
April 22, 1874
Age 29
Woodruff, Rich, Utah
October 30, 1876
Age 31
Woodruff, Rich, Utah
July 23, 1879
Age 34
Payson, Rich County, UT, USA
February 8, 1882
Age 36
Woodruff, Rich, Utah
June 27, 1889
Age 44
Woodruff, Rich, Utah