From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Bryant, Clarence W.

(born: 1878  -  died: 1899) 

Bryant, born in Covington, KY, was a famous winning jockey who had ridden for the well-known turfman, Byron McClelland (1855-1897), from Lexington, KY. Bryant died of heart disease at 92 Race Street in Lexington, KY, on April 21, 1899, according to his death certificate. The family entry in the 1880 U.S. Federal Census indicates he was the son of William and Mary Bryant. For more see "One Famous Jockey Dead," The Marble Rock Weekly, 04/27/1899, p. 2. A picture of McClelland and his African American employees is available at the website. For more see the Byron McClelland entry, History of Kentucky, by Kerr, Connelley, and Coulter, p. 375 [available online at Google Book Search].


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NKAA Source: The Marble Rock weekly (newspaper)

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