Frances Jane Bryant was the daughter of Jane Logan Bryant and Reuben Bryant. Jane Logan was the daughter of William Logan and Permelia Neece Logan. Frances was born 14 February 1852 in Lawrence County, Missouri. She married Josiah C. Forbes. He was a Civil War veteran: Wisconsin 5th Light Artillery Battery, U.S. (Union). He died in 1895. Frances Jane Bryant Forbes died 2 April 1939 in Lawrence County, Missouri.