I know this is an old thread, but I found where on 15 Aug 1860, Charity Bryant received a bounty land grant which was assigned to her by Nathan Rawlinson a private in Captain Taylor's Company, for 80 acres more or less[Warrant No. 24,353.] The property, in Jackson Parish was sold on 2 June 1888 at Sheriff's sale for taxes, which became delinquent 3 Dec 1887. William Anders [Jackson Parish Conveyances Book C Page 134] was the highest bidder and purchased the land. The following year Charity's son Michael T Bryant, a resident of Rapides Parish, purchased the property from Mr. Anders for "consideration herein described". The consideration referred to was that William Anders receive a right and interest free title to 15 acres on the west side of the North West quarter of the Ne 1/4 of Sec. 15 Township 14 Range 2 West. (Jackson Paris Conveyances Book C page 395).
I am also a direct descendant of Michael Thomas Bryant through his daughter Susan who married Louis William Collins. From the information above it seems reasonable to conclude that Charity died in 1887 after she paid taxes for 1886 but before they were due in 1887. Of course another possibility is that Michael Thomas Bryant had been paying the taxes and missed that year. If you would like to compare information you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org