A copy of the following unidentified newspaper article was found in a scrapbook owned by Town Historian Richard Schmal:
Almost a Centenarian
Died at the residence of her daughter in San Jose, Cal., March 23, 1890, aged 98 years, 23 months, and 21 days. The deceased was a mother of Mrs. Reuben Chapman of West Creek, Ind. Mrs. Bryant was a native of Montgomery County, Virginia, but almost all her whole life was passed in Ohio and Indiana, when these States were part of the extreme frontier. When only five years of age, she left Virginia for Ohio with her parents. The little party passed through Cincinnati, when the only building of which that place could boast of was one log cabin. In 1810 she married J.B. Bryant, and in 1812 they moved to Vincennes, Ind., where they resided in a fort about seven years on account of the hostility of the Indians. They were residents of Indiana fifty-three years, and later they settled in Iowa, where her husband died in 1871, aged 86 years. In 1883 she went to California. Mrs. Bryant had been ailing only a few days, and retained her faculties to the last. With the exception of a slight defect in hearing her early faculties were unimpaired. She came from a race of long-lived people, her grandmother having been 102 years old at the time of her death. She leaves three daughters and one son. The deceased had been a member of the Methodist church for 90 years.
Strong in the Lord was she
And valiant for the truth.
Go train your little ones to be
Christ's soldiers from their youth