Bryant, Samuel S
Bryant, Samuel S.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born August 4, 1809. He was converted in 1828, and joined the North Carolina Conference in 1832. In 1834 he was ordained deacon, and in 1836 elder. From 1837 to 1839 he was agent for Greensboro' Female Collegiate Institute, and from 1840 to 1844 he was presiding elder of Danville district. In 1867 he became a member of the South-west Missouri Conference. He was presiding elder of Kansas City district from 1869 to 1873, and in 1877 was appointed pastor in Kansas City. At the end of two years his health failed, and in 1879 he was granted a supernumerary relation. He was for a number of years an officer of Central College, and in 1878 was a delegate to the General Conference. His death occurred December 28, 1880. He was an able preacher, and always acceptable to the people he served. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church South, 1880, page 223.