How Bryant Acres came to be

In 2008 Quinn Early’s mother, Ann was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Quinn became her primary caregiver. Over the next five years, Ann shared their family story of Sherrod Bryant who at the height of slavery in the antebellum south, sold himself into indentured servitude. He fell in love and went on to become one of the wealthiest landowners of the time. And in the process built a multi-racial community. One of Ann’s wishes was for Quinn to share their family’s story with the world. So that’s what he’s done. This has inspired Quinn to raise money to help end the disease that ultimately took his mother’s life.


In 2018, Ann Early Intervention Foundation was founded. The foundation funds research on Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other similar conditions, and provides educational and financial support in the community.