|Dr. Edward Everett Bryson|
EDWARD EVERETT BRYSON, M. D. Dr. Edward Everett Bryson of Pittsburg comes of a family that identified itself with Texas as early as in 1865, when the father of the subject, Judge Samuel C. Bryson, brought his family into Lamar county and established his home at Biardstown. Judge Bryson was born in Buncombe county, North Carolina, in 1830, and his wife was born in Haywood county in 1839. She was educated in the district of her birth and there married her husband while lie was preparing himself for a career in the legal profession. With the opening of the Civil war the embryo judge entered the Confederate service and was commissioned colonel of the Twenty-fifth North Carolina Infantry, passing through the long siege in the army of Northern Virginia. He received a wound in the log in one of the many engagements in which he participated, and in later life lived over many of the events of 'he war while sontod about the campfires of the Confederate Veterans. Judge Bryson was a man of wide general information, quick of speech and ever ready for the platform when an address vas called for or a political speech in demand. He took an active part in the politics of Lamar county and was elected county judge about 1877 or '78, serving most efficiently in that office and proving the quality of his citizenship there as he did in every public act of his life. He practiced law for a few years after he retired from the bench, and then settled in Biardstown, where he passed his last years as a farmer and died in the year 1902. Among other specific items of his public service, might fittingly be mentioned his election to the state legislature of North Carolina in the days previous to the Civil war.
Judge Bryson married Miss Margaret Francis, a daughter of William Francis, a carpenter and builder of Haywood county, North Carolina, and to them were born seven children, of whom mention is briefly made as follows: Edward Everett, the subject of this review; Samuel Z. of Louisville, Kentucky; Miss Lee, of Lamar county, Texas; William J. of Port Arthur, Louisiana; Thomas J., Eobert and Miss Maggie, all of Biardstown, Lamar county, where their mother also resides. Edward
Everett Bryson was born in Haywood county. North Carolina, in 1859. His early training was given him in the public schools of Blossom Prairie and Biardstown, and in his teens he himself became a teacher of the country schools, which, after an experience of two years he abandoned and took up the study of medicine entering the Louisville Hospital Medical College in 18S4, he was able in 1885 to engage in practice upon certificate of the local board of Lamar county, and he continued so for five years before he returned to complete his education, his graduating from the Louisville Medical school coming in 1891.
With his diploma, Dr. Bryson located in Pittsburg instead of returning to his former location, and since 1892 he has been identified with the Camp county medical profession. In 1902 and again in 1908 he took postgraduate school of New York and his professional affiliation is with the county and state medical societies, of which former he has served both as president and secretary.
On December 19, 1892, Dr. Bryson married in Pittsburg, Texas, Miss Nettie Bailey becoming his wife. She is a daughter of John W. Bailey who came to Texas from the state of Georgia, and a well-to-do farmer all his life. To Dr. and Mrs. Bryson have been born two children : Clarence Everett, a student in Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, and Miss Eunice May.
Dr. Bryson is a Democrat and holds to the principles and precepts of that party, as did his father, the Judge. He has served as a member of the Pittsburg council, and has shown in many ways the excellent quality of his citizenship. He and his family are members and attendants of the Methodist Episcopal church.
History of Texas and Texans
by Francis White Johnson, Frank W Johnson, Eugene Campbell Barker, Ernest William Winkler - 1914