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Descendants of Capt. John Bryan Sr.


First Generation

1. Capt. John Bryan Sr. was born in 1546 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland and died before 1610 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. • Information: 1546, Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland. We could not prove the parents of this John Bryan. John Bryan was a fisherman and removed to Rotterdam with his family. It is apparent from the scant records in Ireland that John's youngest son most likely inherited the property in Milltown Malbay, as there are no other records of the family living there except the first four children born to William and his first wife, Catherine Morgan. 
John married Marian Ashelford on 2 Jul 1573 in Uffculme, , Devonshire, England. Marian was born in 1551 in Uffculme, , Devonshire, England and died before 1610 in Rotterdam, , Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.
Noted events in her life were:
• Information: 1551, Uffculme, , Devonshire, England. We could not prove the parents of Marian, she was a spinster of legal age when she married John Bryan.
1. 2 M i. John Bryan Jr. was born in 1575 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, was christened on 18 Nov 1575 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, and died in 1638 in Matapany, Maryland at age 63. John was killed by a falling tree on the Mattapany River.
• Information: 1575, Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England. John was a sailor, not a Ship Captain, Mate, or Navigator. He hired out to the Barker Family of London. He landed 1622 in Virginia aboard the Bonaventure, but departed with it. He was a sailor aboard the Ark or Dove and landed with Calvert in Maryland 1634, and died there 1638. We could not prove he ever married.
• Proof: 1622, Virginia. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about John Bryan

Name: John Bryan

Year: 1622

Place: Virginia

Source Publication Code: 6496

Primary Immigrant: Bryan, John

Page: 277
• Proof: 1634, Maryland. Briant, Bryant, John
1:37-38 Film No.:

Transported 1634
Transcript. AB&H:66
MSA SC 4341

2. 3 F ii. Maria Bryan was born in 1578 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, was christened on 21 Jan 1578 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, and died in 1629 in Dunfermline, , Fife, Scotland at age 51. married mariner Capt., James Turner November 14, 1596 in Saint Margaret Lothbury Parish, London, Greater London, England, and returned to Scotland with her husband.
3. 4 M iii. Capt. Richard Bryan was born in 1580 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, was christened on 14 Jan 1580 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, and died after 1640 in Fort St. George, , Tamil Nådu, India. Richard was certified Ship Captain and Master 1607 in London by Capt. Henry Barker. He went to India with his younger brother Francis in 1611. He married Margaret Parkinson 4 May 1613 St. James Church, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England before he went to India.
4. 5 M iv. Capt. Francis Bryan was born in 1582 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, was christened on 27 Jan 1582 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, and died before 1650 in Fort St. George, , Tamil Nådu, India. Francis was certified as Ship Captain and Master in Rotterdam by Capt. Nicholas Washington II June 14, 1609. He hired out to the Washington family and served the East India Trade. He did not marry in Rotterdam or England thereto, he may have married in India. He was master of one of the ships that landed at Masulipatam India in 1611.
5. 6 M v. Capt. William Bryan was born in 1588 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, was christened on 29 Jun 1588 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, and died after 1656 in Gloucester County, Virginia.

William married Catherine Morgan (d. Bef 26 Nov 1634) on 17 Sep 1618 in Old Flemish Parish Lion Street, Rotterdam, , Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

William next married Catherine Thatcher (d. After 1672) on 26 Nov 1634 in Northolt, , Middlesex, England.
6. Capt. William Bryan (John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1588 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, was christened on 29 Jun 1588 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, and died after 1656 in Gloucester County, Virginia.
 

• Family: William had the following siblings:

1. John 18 Nov 1575 Buckland Monachorum, Devon, England
2. Maria 21 Jan 1578 Buckland Monachorum, Devon, England
3. Richard 14 Jan 1580 Buckland Monachorum, Devon, England
4. Francis 27 Jan 1582 Buckland Monachorum, Devon, England
5. William 29 Jun 1588 enumerated this record
• Information: 1588, Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England. William was the son of mariner John Bryan and his wife, Marian Ashelford, of Buckland Monachorum - His parents married July 2, 1573 at Uffculme Devonshire England. William was certified as Master and Ship Captain by Capt. William Barker in London in May 1614.
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We have accessed a considerable number of resources attempting to prove this man and his family. We assumed the extant data circulated about this Bryan family to be correct, and followed it accordingly. Then we began finding bits and pieces of information that suggested the accepted historical pedigree was suspect. We then turned our attention to locate sound proofs of the family the Bryan family of Cheddington in Buckinghamshire. We followed Sir Francis Bryan throughout his lifetime and there is tons of extant data in England and Ireland whereas there is no doubt about him, or his second wife. Serious doubt exists however about Sir Francis Bryan leaving descendants by his second wife, Lady Joan Fitzgerald. We turned to the latest published book that proves Armorial Bearings of the United Kingdom's antique heraldry, and the trusted Burkes publication proved that Sir William Smith that went to Ireland in service to his country did in fact exist, and he married Bridget Fleetwood.

Sir William Smith was born circa 1550, and he was the son of George Smith and his wife, Isabella. He married Bridget Fleetwood, daughter of Thomas Fleetwood in 1590. Sir William died in 1626; however, he was a peer of Sir Francis Bryan Jr., born 1550; therefore, ruling out any possibility that he could have married his peer's daughter. Then the proof that cannot be denied - Sir William Smith and Bridget, had four children, Sir William Smith Jr., Elizabeth Smith, Bridget Smith, and Sir Thomas Smith, 1st Bt. They did not have a daughter Anne…. Moreover, he did not have a sister named Ann. Next we went searching to prove the lady Sir Francis Bryan Jr. married, only to learn that there was no Sir Francis Bryan II according to the estate record of Lady Joan Fitzgerald.

We next started searching for an early source of the extant assumed pedigree of this family, and located the following source published by Mr. James William Shearer of Somerville, New Jersey in his book in 1915. The following quote from page, 11:

"William Smith (?) Bryan, m. -----, A landholder in Ireland, probably Claire co. when Cromwell Invaded Ireland in 1650; transported as a "rebellious subject" to the American colonies, with his family of eleven sons and a ship's load of goods and chattels. He settled in Gloucester co., Va.
1) Francis (?), m. -----. The oldest of the 11 sons. 9 unk.
2) Morgan 1st, who was in Norfolk in 1663, was probably one of his sons."

That quote is the earliest published reference to William Smith Bryan we located. Until that find, we could not locate any record in England, Scotland, or Ireland that identified anyone named … William Smith Bryan. Anyone researching this family should have seen red flags because of the specific reference that the second child was named, Morgan, but he was much too young to be Morgan Bryan who married Martha Strode. We also read the book, The Spear and the Spindle: "Ancestors of Sir Francis Bryan," by Terry A. Fuller. We were disillusioned as there were assertions, but no proofs or dates.

At this juncture in our research we had then proven William Bryan's 2nd wife, but not his first wife, whom was unknown until we discovered a christening record of a mariner family living in Ireland. The dates fit, but the record ended with four children, and it identified them, as the children of a William Bryan, mariner. The record did not prove his wife.

Hard records are sufficient in number in Virginia to validate children born to William and his wives. We do not include prior published data about this family by several different researchers, for their published pedigree presentations was not based on facts; instead, the published data was based on Family Legend and Lore, but no extant evidence for the first generation.
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The exact date when William and his family made Virginia their home was not recorded, but upon arrival he had ten sons and two daughters, for one daughter had already married and left home. Nine of his children were christened in Copenhagen, per the record as now published for descendant use.

William and his family landed west of Mobjack Bay near Gloucester Point, which is near the conflux of the York River and Chesapeake Bay. The land area was then in York County in 1650 the logical year of their arrival. It would become Gloucester County when it formed from York in 1651. His heir apparent and eldest son, Morgan Bryan I, had been living in Virginia since 1642, and was familiar with the Virginia Colonial system, which would be a significant benefit in settling this family in their new home.

In this record we show eleven sons and three daughters born to William and wives and we believe there was another son, but we do not have any credible evidence; therefore, we omitted him from this record. We prove their respective spouses, years of birth and death, place of birth and death, and any Key children that we believe conflated and or situated in the wrong descendant line. We had one significant error in the two books published, Boone Volume I and Boone Volume II. Those errors corrected herein this record. We attributed the wrong Edward Bryan to this Captain William Bryan.
• Proof: 12 Dec 1626, London, , Greater London, England. To further substantiate and document the historical Pedigree and Family Record of this family the following proofs used to confront and challenge the existing Family Record and Purported Pedigree of this William Bryan, by Bryan Family researchers since 1915 and publication of the book who married twice, and had fourteen children by his two wives.

Sir William Smith was born circa 1550. He was the son of George Smith and Isabella (?). He married Bridget Fleetwood, daughter of Thomas Fleetwood, in 1590. He died in December 12, 1626. Sir William Smith gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the Army in Ireland. He held the office of Sheriff of Essex from 1615 to 1616. He lived at Hill Hall, Theydon Mount, Essex England. Sir William Smith died with a will in place written the day he died December 12, 1626, and he identified his four children born to him and his wife Bridget Fleetwood in his will … as follows….

1. Sir William Smith II, died March 5, 1631 He married, firstly, Helen Conway, daughter of Edward Conway, 1st Viscount Conway of Conway Castle, on 9 April 1627.1 He married, secondly, Anne Croft, daughter of Edward Croft, in 1631.1 He died on 5 March 1631. Sir William Smith lived at Ankerwycke Priory, Wraysbury, Buckinghamshire England.

2. Elizabeth Smith - She married Sir William Spring on 1 November 1610.

3. Bridget Smith - She married Sir Robert Jocelyn, son of Richard Jocelyn and Joyce Atkinson. She died circa January 1662/63. She was buried on 24 January 1662/63.

4. Sir Thomas Smith, 1st Bart. - He was the son of Sir William Smith and Bridget Fleetwood. He married, firstly, Joan Altham, daughter of Sir Edward Altham and Joan Leventhorpe, before 1633. He married, secondly, Hon. Beatrice Annesley, daughter of Francis Annesley, 1st Viscount Valentia and Dorothy Philipps, after 1664. He died on 5 May 1668. He was buried on 14 May 1668 at Theydon Mount, Essex, England. His will (dated 30 April 1668) was probated on 11 June 1668. Sir Thomas Smith, 1st Bt. was admitted to Gray's Inn on 5 February 1619/20. He inherited the estate of Hill Hall from his nephew, Edward Smith. He was Lord of the manor of Thaxted, and owned Horham Hall in Thaxted. He was created 1st Baronet Smith, of Hill Hall, co. Essex England on 28 November 1661. He held the office of High Sheriff of Essex from 1663 to 1664. He had ten other children by his first wife.

Sir Francis Bryan died February 2, 1550 at Clonmel Ireland, and married Lady Joan Fitzgerald before 28 Aug 1548, and had two children by her, but neither survived their father.

Sources:

1. Will of Sir William Smith probated December 12, 1626 Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London, England

2. George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume III, page 234.

3. Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 462.
• He died after 1656 in Gloucester County, Virginia. William died in Gloucester County Virginia, but there is no record whatsoever that we could locate to prove same.

m1 William married Catherine Morgan on 17 Sep 1618 in Old Flemish Parish Lion Street, Rotterdam, , Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Catherine was born in 1594 in Tredgar, , Monmouthshire, Wales and died before 26 Nov 1634 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland.

• Information: 1594, Tredgar, , Monmouthshire, Wales. Catherine was the daughter of Thomas Morgan and his wife, Catherine Herbert of Tredgar Monmouthshire Wales. Her father was a merchant, and held property in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Ireland (several ports), Scotland, Brussels, Bruges, Wales, and Jamaica.

5-1 7 M i. Capt. Morgan Bryan I was born in 1621 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, was christened on 14 Aug 1621 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, and died in Jun 1682 in Gloucester County, Virginia at age 61.

Morgan married Alice Barker (d. Bef 1690) in 1650 in Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium. 
• Information: 1621, Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland. Morgan was the son of William Bryan and his wife, Catherine Morgan, of County Clare. If this man was not the son of Capt. William Morgan, then family and all other researchers must overcome and validate two records included herein. Those records are: The immigration record proofs for Morgan Bryan and his wife Alice as are included as proofs for this man and his wife. Morgan was certified as Master and Ship Captain in Charles City Virginia June 11, 1646 by Capt. Henry Barker, cousin of Morgan's wife, Alice.
• He immigrated in 1642 to Virginia. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Morgan Bryan
Name: Morgan Bryan
Year: 1642
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 2772
Primary Immigrant: Bryan, Morgan
Annotation: Includes 25,000 names from records of the Virginia State Land Office. Excerpts of the Irish names from the Greer list were published in no. 6258, O'Brien, Early Immigrants to Virginia....
Source Bibliography: GREER, GEORGE CABELL. Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666. Richmond [Va.]: W.C. Hill Printing Co., 1912, 376p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1978. Repr. 1982.
• Proof: 10 Oct 1642, Charles River County, Virginia. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Morgan Bryan
Name: Morgan Bryan
Year: 1642
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 6220
Primary Immigrant: Bryan, Morgan
Annotation: Record of 20,000 very early immigrants, with much relevant information. Taken from Patent Books 1 through 5. Title page states, "In 5 volumes," but up to 1979 only three had appeared. See nos. 6221 and 6223 for second and third volumes, published in 1977
Source Bibliography: NUGENT, NELL MARION. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666. Vol. 1. Richmond [VA]: Dietz Printing Co., 1934. 767p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983.
Page: 135
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John Beale claimed the head right of Morgan Bryan and used it to obtain a patent of 400 acres in Charles River County Virginia dated October 10, 1642.
Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol., I, pg 135

m Alice Barker in 1650 in Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium. Alice was born in 1624 in Firsby, , Lincolnshire, England, was christened on 10 Dec 1624 in Firsby, , Lincolnshire, England, and died before 1690 in Gloucester County, Virginia.

• Information: 1624, Firsby, , Lincolnshire, England. Alice was the daughter of mariner William Barker of Firsby, Brugge, Brussels and Virginia. She was of the northern branch of the family, but part of the same family that established in Charles City County Virginia.
• She immigrated in 1643 to Virginia. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Alice Morgan
Name: Alice Morgan
Year: 1643
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 2772
Primary Immigrant: Morgan, Alice
Annotation: Includes 25,000 names from records of the Virginia State Land Office. Excerpts of the Irish names from the Greer list were published in no. 6258, O'Brien, Early Immigrants to Virginia....
Source Bibliography: GREER, GEORGE CABELL. Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666. Richmond [Va.]: W.C. Hill Printing Co., 1912, 376p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1978. Repr. 1982.
Page: 231

5-1-1 21 M i. Morgan Bryan II was born in 1651 in Gloucester County, Virginia and died in 1723 in Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium at age 72.

Morgan married Frances Gwynne (d. 1716) in 1678 in Port Royal, , Kingston, Jamaica.

5-1-2 22 M ii. Capt. Henry Bryan was born in 1654 in Gloucester County, Virginia and died in 1721 in Bristol, , Gloucestershire, England at age 67.
5-1-3 23 M iii. Edward Bryan Sr. was born in 1663 in London, , Greater London, England and died in 1739 in Craven County, North Carolina at age 76.

Edward married Christian Council (d. 1743).

5-2 8 M ii. David Bryan Sr. was born in 1623 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, was christened on 19 May 1623 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, and died in 1681 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia at age 58.

David married Alice Needham (d. Bef 3 Feb 1708) in 1649 in Shavington, , Shropshire, England. 8. David Bryan Sr. (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1623 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, was christened on 19 May 1623 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, and died in 1681 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia at age 58.
• Family: Family - all children born Isle of Wight County Virginia

David - enumerated this record
William - enumerated this record
John - m: Sarah King 1676 in England
Sarah - m: Joseph Meridith
James - m: Margaret Embry 1684 in England
Katherine - m: John Kensy

• Information: 1623, Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland. David operated a ship repair business in Isle of Wight County. We know he was a qualified navigator and sailor, but he was not certified as Master or Ship Captain.

m Alice Needham, daughter of Sir Robert Needham 1st Viscount Kilmorey and Catherine Robinson, in 1649 in Shavington, , Shropshire, England. Alice was born in 1628 in Shavington, , Shropshire, England and died before 3 Feb 1708 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia.

• Estate: 3 Feb 1708, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about Alice, Sr. Bryan
Name: Alice, Sr. Bryan
Date: 3 Feb 1708
Location: Isle of Wight
Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
Remarks: Francis Denson. Leg.-son James; son John; daughter Sarah Meredith the wife of Joseph Meredith; granddaughter Frances Denson the daughter of my son John; grandsons John and William the sons of my son John; grandson John Kensy, son of my daughter Kath
Description: Witness
Book_Date: 2-496
Prove Date: 2 May 1709

5-2-1 24 M i. David Bryan Jr. was born in 1657 in Gloucester County, Virginia and died in 1724 in Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland at age 67.

David married Margaret Forbush (d. 1732).

5-2-2 25 M ii. William Bryan was born in 1659 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in 1722 in Perquimans Precinct, North Carolina at age 63.

William married Alice Macland (d. 1720) on 16 Jun 1688 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia.

5-3 9 F iii. Catherine Bryan was born in 1624 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, was christened on 11 Dec 1624 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, and died in 1714 in Norfolk County, Virginia at age 90.
Catherine married Capt. Alexander Mathews Sr. (d. Bef 23 May 1713) in 1642 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark.9. Catherine Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1624 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, was christened on 11 Dec 1624 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, and died in 1714 in Norfolk County, Virginia at age 90.
 

• Information: 1624, Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland. Cathereine and Alexander lived in Rotterdam for several years but her father was still living when they landed in Virginia.
Catherine married Capt. Alexander Mathews Sr. in 1642 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark. Alexander was born in 1628 in Longside, , Aberdeen, Scotland, was christened on 13 Jul 1628 in Longside, , Aberdeen, Scotland, and died before 23 May 1713 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia.

• Information: 1628, Longside, , Aberdeen, Scotland. Alexander was the son of mariner Thomas Mathew of Longside, we could not prove his mother.
• Estate: 23 May 1713, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about Catherine Mathews
Name: Catherine Mathews
Date: 23 May 1713
Location: Isle of Wight
Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
Remarks: Alexander Mathews. Of ye Lower Parish. Leg.-daughter Sarah Fulgham; to my three grandchildren, Thomas, A---- and Catharine Joyner; son Alexander Matthews; wife Catherine. Exs., wife and son Alexander.
Description: Executor
Book_Date: 2-36

Children from this marriage were:
26 M i. Capt. Alexander Mathews Jr. was born in 1643 in Rotterdam, , Zuid-Holland, Netherlands and died in 1728 in Longside, , Aberdeen, Scotland at age 85.

Alexander married Margaret Harland (d. 1743) on 19 Nov 1684 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia.

27 F ii. Mary Catherine Mathews was born in 1648 in Rotterdam, , Zuid-Holland, Netherlands and died on 23 May 1713 in St. Mary's County, Maryland at age 65.

Mary married Robert Joyner (d. Bef 12 Nov 1672).

28 F iii. Sarah Mathews was born in 1651 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died after 1715 in Charles City County, Virginia.

Sarah married Capt. John Fulgham (d. Bef 7 Jun 1701).

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10. John Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1626 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, was christened on 19 Feb 1626 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, and died before 21 Sep 1711 in Norfolk County, Virginia.
• Family: Family - all children born Lower Norfolk County Virginia
William b: 1655 - m: Alice Needham - enumerated this record
Lewis b: 1660 - m: Elizabeth Hunter - enumerated this record
Joseph b: 1664 - m: Jane Cockran - enumerated this record
• Virginia Land Grant: 15 Oct 1652, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Title Bryan, John.
Publication 15 October 1652.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: County location not given.
Description: 168 acres on a branch of Nansemum River called the Indian creek.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p. 115 (Reel 2).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, John. grantee.
Subject - Topical Land titles. -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia
Subject -Geographic Virginia -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
• Virginia Land Grant: 18 Mar 1662, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Title Bryan, John.
Publication 18 March 1662.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: Norfolk County.
Description: 200 acres at the South side of the Western branch of Nansemond River, lying at the South side of the Indian Creek.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 123 (Reel 5).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, John. grantee.
Subject - Topical Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Norfolk County.
Subject -Geographic Norfolk County (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Norfolk County.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
• Land Lease Renewal: 17 Aug 1664, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Title Bryan, John.
Publication 17 August 1664.
Gen. note Formerly gtd. him on Octr. 15 1652. renewed.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: County location not given.
Description: 168 acres on a branch of Nancemond River called the Indian Creek. .
Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 423 (Reel 5).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, John. grantee.
Subject - Topical Land titles. -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia
Subject -Geographic Virginia -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives
• Virginia Land Grant: 20 Apr 1682, Nansemond County, Virginia. Title Bryan, John.
Publication 20 April 1682.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: Nansemond County.
Description: 470 acres on the heads of the branches of the Southern branch of Nansemond.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 133 (Reel 7).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, John. grantee.
Subject - Topical Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Nansemond County.
Subject -Geographic Nansemond County (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Nansemond County.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
• Estate: 1711, Norfolk County, Virginia. John died and gave a noncupative will on his deathbed....
John married Sarah Berryman, daughter of Capt. Willam Berryman and Eleanor Hold. Sarah was born in 1637 in Accomack County, Virginia and died before 1711 in Surry County, Virginia.

• Information: 1637, Accomack County, Virginia. Sarah was the daughter of William Berryman who died 1648 Northampton County Virginia, and she was the aunt of Robert Berryman, Clerk of Isle of Wight County Virginia in 1729, and the sister of John Berryman who died 1711 in Surry County Virginia. Her father was a wealthy merchant, and ship owner.
• Proof: 28 Jun 1648, Northampton County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
Title Berryman, William.
Publication 1648.
Gen. note Part of index to Northampton County Wills and Administrations (1632-1800)
Note p. 14. Inv. of estate ordered [28 Jan. 1654]
p. 145a-146. Inv. & appr. rec. 23 Oct. 1648.
p. 146-146a. Accounts rec. 28 June 1648.
Note Deeds, Wills, Etc., No. 3, 1645-1651 (Reel 3)
Subject - Personal Berryman, William.
Subject -Geographic Northampton County (Va.)
Genre/Form Estate inventories.
Added Title Virginia wills and administrations.
Children from this marriage were:
29 M i. William Bryan was born in 1658 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia and died before 23 Sep 1742 in Northampton County, North Carolina.

William married Alice Needham (d. After 1 Jan 1743) in Norfolk County, Virginia.

30 M ii. Lewis Bryan was born in 1662 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia and died in 1740 in Bertie County, North Carolina at age 78.
Lewis married Elizabeth Hunter (d. 1732).
31 M iii. Joseph Bryan Sr. was born in 1664 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia and died on 9 Feb 1732 in Charleston, South Carolina at age 68.

Joseph married Jane Cockran (d. After 1740).
5-3-1 John Bryan was born in 1626 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, was christened on 19 Feb 1626 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, and died before 21 Sep 1711 in Norfolk County, Virginia.
married Sarah Berryman (d. Bef 1711).
m2 William next married Catherine Thatcher, daughter of James Thatcher Gent and Elizabeth Lusher, on 26 Nov 1634 in Northolt, , Middlesex, England. Catherine was born in 1613 in Willingdon, , Sussex, England, was christened on 23 Nov 1613 in Willingdon, , Sussex, England, and died after 1672 in Gloucester County, Virginia. Catherine was the daughter of mariner James Thatcher and his wife, Elizabeth Lusher. Her parents married June 10, 1610 at Chaunton in Sussex. When her parents married, her father was a wealthy yeoman and ship owner of Willingdon, London, Letcombe Regis County Berks, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. She was a spinster age 21, but her parents both gave consent to her marriage. Members of her Thatcher family were early to the Plymouth Colony and New England, and she had relatives living on St. Nevis & St. Kitts, and Bermuda. Catherine's nephew Richard Lusher landed in Virginia 1681, and his descendants eventually settled in what would become West Virginia. Check the Great Migration to learn about her cousin Lt. Elezar Lusher of Dedham Massachusetts.
5-5 11 F i. Elizabeth Bryan was born in 1635 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 17 May 1635 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 1710 in Surry County, Virginia.
married John Berryman (d. 1711) in 1682 in Norfolk County, Va, son of Capt. Willam Berryman and Eleanor Hold, in 1682 in Norfolk County, Virginia. John was born in 1634 in Brugge, Brabant, Belgium and died in 1711 in Surry County, Virginia at age 77.
• Information: 1634, Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium. John married Tomasine Meadland June 19, 1671 at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Exeter Devonshire. John had at least two sons by her, Robert, who was clerk of court for Isle of Wight County Virginia for several years, and Augustine who married Anne Hunnicutt and died 1736 Surry County Virginia. John married 2nd, Elizabeth Bryan, daughter of William Bryan and his wife, Catherine Thacher.
• Estate: 1711, Surry County, Virginia. Title Berryman, John.
Publication 1711
Gen. note Part of index to Surry County Wills and Administrations (1652 - 1850)
Note Deeds, Wills, Etc. 6, 1709-1715, p. 82
Subject - Personal Berryman, John.
Subject -Geographic Surry County (Va.)
Genre/Form Wills.
Added Title Virginia wills and administrations
5-6 12 M ii. James Bryan was born in 1637 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 9 Jul 1637 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died in 1733 in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina at age 96.
James married Sarah Duck (d. Bef 1730) on 2 Mar 1668 in St. Dunstan
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13 M iii. Henry Bryan was born in 1638 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 22 Sep 1638 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 1700 in Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland.
Henry married Agnes Dicke (d. 1709) on 23 Oct 1660 in Torryburn, , Fife, Scotland.
5-8 14 M iv. Roger Bryan was born in 1640 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 16 Feb 1640 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 15 Jun 1708 in Norfolk County, Virginia.

Roger married Dorothy Clements (d. Bef 1708) before 1670 in Norfolk County, Virginia.

5-9 15 M v. Capt. William Bryan was born in 1642 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 11 Dec 1642 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 10 Apr 1703 at Sea.

William married Joan Church (d. After 1720) on 10 May 1669 in Berkeley, , Gloucestershire, England.

5-10 16 M vi. Capt. Richard Bryan was born in 1644 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 2 May 1644 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died after 1720 in Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium.

Richard married Florence Davis on 22 Sep 1672 in St. Phillip & St. Jacob's Parish, Bristol, , Gloucestershire, England.

5-11 17 F vii. Margaret Bryan was born in 1645 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 9 Dec 1645 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 1710 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Margaret married John Wright (d. After 1720).

5-12 18 M viii. Thomas Bryan Sr. was born in 1647 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 1 Apr 1647 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 1 Aug 1718 in Richmond County, Virginia.

Thomas married Eleanor Wright (d. Bef 2 Apr 1719).

5-13 19 M ix. Capt. Edward Bryan was born in 1649 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 23 Mar 1649 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 1720 in Great Yarmouth, , Norfolk, England.

Edward married Elizabeth Lingwood (d. Bef 1720) on 29 Oct 1676 in Acle, , Norfolk, England.

5-14 20 M x. Ensign Francis Bryan was born in 1651 in Gloucester County, Virginia and died after 1715 in Nansemond County, Virginia.

Francis married Sarah Burchett (d. After 1715) after 3 Aug 1698 in Nansemond County, Virginia.

Sources: www.whitesnet.org/Bryan-Strode/Web/William%20Bryan.htm
 

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12. James Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1637 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 9 Jul 1637 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died in 1733 in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina at age 96.
 

• Information: 1637, Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark. James is the first of this family to live to near 100 years or beyond. James went to Belgium for his education after cutting his teeth as a planter in 1660. Upon competition he visited London and met his wife, then returned to Virginia
• Virginia Land Grant: 16 Apr 1683, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Title Bryan, James.
Publication 16 April 1683.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: Isle of Wight County.
Description: 315 acres between Kingsale swamp and the main Blackwater. Beg.g at a pine William Mayo's corner tree in Richard Booth's line.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 252 (Reel 7).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, James. grantee.
Mayo, William.
Booth, Richard.
Subject - Topical Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.
Subject -Geographic Isle of Wight County (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
• Proof: 20 Apr 1687, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Title Sumerell, John.
Publication 20 April 1687.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: Isle of Wight County.
Description: 420 acres between the lands of Gyles Limscot, Thomas Man, Wm. Mayo, Richard Booth, Bridgman Joyner, and James Bryan; on the Blackwater branches.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 573 (Reel 7).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Sumerell, John. grantee.
Limscot, Gyles.
Man, Thomas.
Mayo, Wm.
Booth, Richard.
Joyner, Bridgman.
Bryan, James.
Subject - Topical Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.
Subject -Geographic Isle of Wight County (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
• Virginia Land Grant: 20 Oct 1689, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Title Bryan, James.
Publication 20 October 1689.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: Isle of Wight County.
Description: 762 acres beg.g &c. by the Blackwater River, East 12 pos. to Jos. Vicks Corner tree.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 8, 1689-1695, p. 8 (Reel 8).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, James. grantee.
Vicks, Jos.
Subject - Topical Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.
Subject -Geographic Isle of Wight County (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
• Virginia Land Grant: 29 Oct 1702, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Title Bryan, James.
Publication 28 October 1702.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: Isle of Wight County.
Description: 100 acres on the South side of the main Blackwater. Beg.g at the mouth of a branch in Nottawav swamp.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 9, 1697-1706 (v.1 & 2 p.1-742), p. 468 (Reel 9).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, James. grantee.
Subject - Topical Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.
Subject -Geographic Isle of Wight County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
• Estate: 1733, Bertie Precinct, North Carolina. The will of James Bryan, proved 1733 Bertie County North Carolina - Can only be obtained fom the North Carolina Secretary of States Office - Location: Shelf 876, Folio 297.
James married Sarah Duck on 2 Mar 1668 in St. Dunstan Parish, Stepney, , Middlesex, England. Sarah was born in 1644 in Wandsworth, , Greater London, England, was christened on 3 Sep 1644 in Wandsworth Parish, Wandsworth, , Greater London, England, and died before 1730 in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina.

• Information: 1644, Wandsworth, , Greater London, England. Sarah was the daughter of Edmund Duck, we could not prove her mother. Sarah's father was a goldsmith, origianally from Belgium.
13. Henry Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1638 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 22 Sep 1638 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 1700 in Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland.
 

• Information: 1638, Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark. Henry was a mainer.
• Proof: 12 Nov 1698, London, , Greater London, England. Virginia Colonial Records Project - Public Record Office Class E 207/100 - Exchequer King's Remembrancer. Affidavits - 1698 - Exchequer King's Remembrancer. Class List vol. I, p. 50

Memoranda on arrest of tobacco for avoidance of duties. In Latin

Memoranda of Henry Bryan and John Kemp
November 12,1698
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Research Note:
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John Kemp was a Maryland tobacco planter, and lived in Talbot County Maryland - Henry's grandson William Joyner Jr. married John and Mary Kemp's daughter Elizabeth.
Henry married Agnes Dicke on 23 Oct 1660 in Torryburn, , Fife, Scotland. Agnes was born in 1639 in Saint Andrews, , Fife, Scotland, was christened on 20 Jan 1639 in St. Andrews And St. Leonards Parish, Saint Andrews, , Fife, Scotland, and died in 1709 in Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland at age 70.

• Information: 1639, Saint Andrews, , Fife, Scotland. Agnes was the daughter of Thomas Dicke and his wife, Janet Simpson, of Saint Andews.

The child from this marriage was:
32 F i. Mary Bryan was born in 1662 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia and died in 1734 in Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland at age 72.

Mary married William Joyner Sr. (d. 1729).

14. Roger Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1640 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 16 Feb 1640 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 15 Jun 1708 in Norfolk County, Virginia.
 

• Information: 1639, Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark. Roger married Dorothy Clements before May 1670 of Lower Norfolk County Virginia. He died with a will in place proved 1708 in Norfolk County Virginia.
• Virginia Land Grant: 30 Oct 1686, Norfolk County, Virginia. Title Bryan, Roger.
Publication 30 October 1686.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: Norfolk County.
Description: 350 acres lying on the Southward side of the western branch of Elizaberh River, adjoins land of Thomas Smith, Bower's land alias Brambles, the land of Sparrow, &c.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 523 (Reel 7).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, Roger. grantee.
Smith, Thomas,
Subject - Topical Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Norfolk County.
Subject -Geographic Norfolk County (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Norfolk County.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
• Estate: 15 Jun 1708, Norfolk County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about Roger, Sr. Bryan
Name: Roger, Sr. Bryan
Date: 1 May 1708
Location: Norfolk County, VA
Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
Remarks: Roger Bryan Senr of County of Norfo, Virga. Book 8 f. 14. Dated 1 May 1708. Proved 15 June 1708. . . . my loving Son Roger Bryan Junr to be my whole & Sole Execr & trustee of my said Estate . . . to my daughter Dorothy Wakefield one Shilling . . . t
Description: Testator
Book_Date: 8-14
Prove Date: 15 Jun 1708
Roger married Dorothy Clements before 1670 in Norfolk County, Virginia. Dorothy was born in 1641 in Elizabeth City County, Virginia and died before 1708 in Norfolk County, Virginia.
15. Capt. William Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1642 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 11 Dec 1642 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 10 Apr 1703 at Sea.
 

• Information: 1642, Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark. William apprenticed as a mariner under the Barker family of Charles City Virginia, he was certified by Capt. Jonathan Steel of Port Tobacco Maryland May 1677. We know nothing about any children born to Joan and William.
• He immigrated in 1654 to Virginia. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about William Bryan
Name: William Bryan
Year: 1654
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 6220
Primary Immigrant: Bryan, William
Annotation: Record of 20,000 very early immigrants, with much relevant information. Taken from Patent Books 1 through 5. Title page states, "In 5 volumes," but up to 1979 only three had appeared. See nos. 6221 and 6223 for second and third volumes, published in 1977
Source Bibliography: NUGENT, NELL MARION. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666. Vol. 1. Richmond [VA]: Dietz Printing Co., 1934. 767p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983.
Page: 304
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Abraham Moone claimed the head right of William Bryan and used it to obtain a patent of 600 acres dated november 1, 1654.

Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol., I, pg 304
• He died before 10 Apr 1703 at Sea. William died at sea when his ship, The Expedition, disappeared.
William married Joan Church on 10 May 1669 in Berkeley, , Gloucestershire, England. Joan was born in 1647 in Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium and died after 1720 in Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium.

• Information: 1647, Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium. Joan was the daughter of Richard Church and his wife, Frances Gwynne of Wales. her father was a merchant in Brugge. She was a spinster aged 22 years when she married William Bryan.
16. Capt. Richard Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1644 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 2 May 1644 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died after 1720 in Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium.
 

• Information: 1644, Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark. Richard apprenticed as a mariner under the Barker family of Charles City Virginia. He was certified by Capt. Jonathan Steele of Port Tobacco Maryland June 1670. We know nothing about any children born to Florence and Richard.
• He immigrated in 1654 to Virginia. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Richard Bryan
Name: Richard Bryan
Year: 1654
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 2772
Primary Immigrant: Bryan, Richard
Annotation: Includes 25,000 names from records of the Virginia State Land Office. Excerpts of the Irish names from the Greer list were published in no. 6258, O'Brien, Early Immigrants to Virginia....
Source Bibliography: GREER, GEORGE CABELL. Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666. Richmond [Va.]: W.C. Hill Printing Co., 1912, 376p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1978. Repr. 1982.
Page: 50
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Christopher Boor claimed the head right of Richard Bryan and used it to obtain a patent of 300 acres in Westmoreland County Virginia dated June 10, 1654.

Cavaliers & Pioneers Vol., I, pg 304
Richard married Florence Davis on 22 Sep 1672 in St. Phillip & St. Jacob's Parish, Bristol, , Gloucestershire, England. Florence was born in 1649 in Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium.

• Information: 1649, Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium. Florence was the daughter of goldsmith, Robert Davis, originally of Bristol. We could not prove her mother, or her christening. She was a spinster aged 23 when she married Richard Bryan.

17. Margaret Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1645 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 9 Dec 1645 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 1710 in Charleston, South Carolina.
Margaret married John Wright. John was born in 1642 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia and died after 1720 in Charleston, South Carolina.

• Information: 1642, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia. John was the son of Thomas Wright of Lower Norfolk County Virginia, we could not prove his mother. John and Margaret migrated to South Carolina before 1700. We know nothing about any children born to them. John remarried a lady named Jane after Margaret died.
• South Carolina Land Grant: 13 Jan 1711, Berkeley County, South Carolina. Details
Series: S213019
Volume: 0039
Page: 00104
Item: 001
Date: 1/13/1711
Description: WRIGHT, JOHN, ABSTRACT OF LAND GRANT FOR 262 ACRES IN BERKLEY COUNTY.
Names indexed: WRIGHT, JOHN
Locations: BERKELEY COUNTY
Document type: ABSTRACT OF LAND GRANT
Topics:
18. Thomas Bryan Sr. (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1647 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 1 Apr 1647 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 1 Aug 1718 in Richmond County, Virginia.
 

• Information: 1647, Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark. Thomas reared his family in Richmond County after it formed from Rappahannock.
• Estate: 2 Apr 1719, Richmond County, Virginia. The will of Thomas Bryan - Richmond County Virginia

In the name of God Amen:

I Thomas Bryan Senior of the Parish of North Farnham, in ye county of Richmond and Colony of Virginia being well stricken in years and much indispose d in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory (thanks be to Almighty God for ye same) do make constitute and ordain and appoint this my last will and testament in manner and form following viz:

First of all I recommend my Soul to God ye fountain of its being and well being as unto the hands of a faithful Creator and my Body I commit to the Earth to be buried in Christian manner at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named there to Expect a Joyful Resurrection through his merits of the Blessed Jesus and as for what worldly Estate it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I dispose of as follows:

Item - I will that all my Debts be paid and funeral charges be defrayed.

Item - I will and bequeath all my Lands to my son Thomas Bryan (Reserving ye use of ye same with its appurtenances to my well beloved Wife Eleanor during her natural Life) and the Heirs of his body and for want of such Heirs of remainder to my Grand Son George Bryan alias Ashum (Isham?) ye son of my eldest son John to him and his heirs forever.

Item - I will and Bequeath to my Beloved Wife aforesaid a gray Mare branded with MB and now in ye possession of Hugh McCoy and her Increase.

Item - I give to my son John aforesaid One Shilling.

Item - I give to my Daughter Winifred one shilling.

Item - I give to my Daughter Margaret Brannan one shilling.

Item - I give and bequeath all ye residue of my Personal Estate to be Equally divided between my aforesaid Wife and two youngest children and do hereby constitute my wife aforesaid my sole executrix revoking all wills and testaments b y me heretofore made Ratifying and Confirming this to be m y Last Will and Testament as Witness my hand this 25th day of October Anno Dom: 1715.

Thomas Bryan [his signature]

Sealed Published and Pronounced in presence of George Aluzdech; Alexander Breneham; James Hinds at a Court continued and held for Richmond County the Second Day of April 1719. This will was proved in open Court by the Oath of James Hinds one of the Witnesses hereto and admitted to Record Teste M. Beckwith Clerk of Court

Source: Thomas Bryan Will - Richmond County, Virginia - Will Book IV, pg 97
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Title Bryan [Bryant], Thomas.
Publication 1720.
Gen. note Part of index to Richmond County Wills and Administrations (1692-1800)
Note p. 540. Adms. bond rec. 7 Dec. 1720.
Note Deed Book No. 7, 1714-1720 (Reel 3)
Subject - Personal Bryan [Bryant], Thomas.
Subject -Geographic Richmond County (Va.)
Genre/Form Estate administration records.
Subject Bryant, Thomas.
Added Title Virginia wills and administrations.
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Researrch Note:
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Because Eleanor, Thomas' wife died shortly after he did, a new administrator had to be appointed - Son Thomas was appointed as daughter Mary was administraton of her mother Eleanor's estate.
Thomas married Eleanor Wright. Eleanor was born in 1666 in Long Bennington, , Lincolnshire, England, was christened on 1 Sep 1666 in Long Bennington, , Lincolnshire, England, and died before 2 Apr 1719 in Richmond County, Virginia.

• She immigrated in 1666 to Virginia. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Thomas Wright
Name: Thomas Wright
Year: 1665-1666
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 6212.30
Primary Immigrant: Wright, Thomas
Annotation: Date when grant was received for land in area cited. Original certificates are on file at the Land Office, Richmond, Virginia. Other historical information is also provided.
Source Bibliography: NOTTINGHAM, STRATTON. Certificates and Rights, Accomack County, Virginia, 1663-1709. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., Inc., 1997. 91p.
Page: 23
• Information: 1666, Long Bennington, , Lincolnshire, England. Eleanor was the daughter of Thomas Wright and his wife, Mary Whitlock, both of Long Bennington. We could not prove her parents marriage; however, they were an immigrant family. Her father made multiple trips to Virginia before bringing his family to America in 1669. Thomas also held property in Maryland where he was living when his wife Mary and their only daughter, Eleanor, immigrated Her father died intestate Rappahannock County Virginia before 1680, and we could not prove the man her mother remarried. Eleanor had a much younger brother James born about the time her father died who married an Eleanor - all of their children were born and christened in Farnham Parish of Richmond County. So far as we could prove Eleanor's parents did not have a daughter named Mary.
• Estate: 2 Apr 1719, Richmond County, Virginia. The will of Eleanor Bryan - Richmond County Virginia

In the Name of God Amen:

January the Eighth Anno Dom: One Thousand & Seven Hundred and Eighteen
I Eleanor Bryan Relict & Executrix of Thomas Bryan Late of the County of Richmond decd: being very weak of body but of perfect & sound memory Praises be God for the same do make this my Last Will & Testament.

First of all I recommend my Soul to God & my Body to the dust and my Estate I dispose of as follows:

That is to say, I give and Bequeath all my Estate, after-Debts and funeral Charges defrayed, to be Equally divided between my Son Thomas Bryan and my Daughter Mary Bryan and I do hereby Constitute &c my said Daughter Mary Sole Executrix of this my Last Will &c Revoking &c all other &c Confirming &c this to be my Last Will Testament:

In Testimony where of I hereunto set my hand the Day & Year above written.

Eleanor Bryan [her signature]

Published and Pronounced In the Presence of Alexander Breneham; James Hinds

At a Court Continued & held for Richmond County the Second Day of April 1719, this Will was proved in open Court by the Oath of James Hinds one of the Witnesses thereto, and admitted to Record.

Teste M. Beckwith, Ct. Cur.

Source: Richmond County Virginia Will Book IV, pg 97

Children from this marriage were:
33 M i. Thomas Bryan Jr. was born on 12 Jul 1688 in Rappahannock County, Virginia and died before 7 Jun 1727 in Richmond County, Virginia.

34 F ii. Margaret Bryan was born on 22 Jul 1693 in Richmond County, Virginia and died before 1763 in Richmond County, Virginia.

35 M iii. John Bryan was born in 1694 in Richmond County, Virginia and died before 18 Feb 1726 in Richmond County, Virginia.

36 F iv. Mary Bryan was born on 25 May 1695 in Richmond County, Virginia and died in 1780 in Amelia County, Virginia at age 85.

37 F v. Winifred Bryan was born in 1697 in Richmond County, Virginia and died before 1765 in Craven County, South Carolina.

38 M vi. George Bryan was born on 12 May 1699 in Richmond County, Virginia and died before 1717 in Richmond County, Virginia.

19. Capt. Edward Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1649 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 23 Mar 1649 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 1720 in Great Yarmouth, , Norfolk, England.
 

• Information: 1649, Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark. Edward was certified Ship Captain and Master by Capt. George Barker of Charles City Virginia at Charles City May 28, 1675. Edward hired out to Barker and Associates and removed to the port at Great Yarmouth England.
Edward married Elizabeth Lingwood on 29 Oct 1676 in Acle, , Norfolk, England. Elizabeth was born in 1659 in Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland, was christened on 28 Aug 1659 in High Church, Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland, and died before 1720 in Great Yarmouth, , Norfolk, England.

• Information: 1659, Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland. Elizabeth was the daughter of mariner Richard Lingwood and his wife, Elspeth Finnison of Glasgow. Her father owned several ships, and was active in the trade at the port of Yarmouth England. Her family moved to Acle in Norfolk after the Restoration of Charles II.
20. Ensign Francis Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1651 in Gloucester County, Virginia and died after 1715 in Nansemond County, Virginia.
 

• Information: 1651, Gloucester County, Virginia. Many researchers show Francis as a knight, which he was not. The key for researchers to properly validate this man was via his wife, Susan Brinker, a lady purportedly born in Denmark. There is no evidence that supports the bold errant conclusions made by prior researchers that Francis presence in Denmark can be validated except whenever his ship landed there, if it ever did. We could not prove any estate records for a Francis Bryan in Ireland, England, or America. Francis was a sailor, but he was not certified as a Mate, Master or Ship Captain. Francis was the only child born to William and Catherine in Virginia 1651.

When Francis came of age 18 in 1669 he enlisted in the Royal Navy. With him being the lastborn son of eleven, his chance of an inheritance of significant value was certainly not good. The last voyage he made was aboard the … Dover Prize … a 32 gun fifth-rate and captured French man-o-war, taken as a prize in 1693, and then identified by the French as the … Legere (in English means … Light). She was refitted and renamed the … HMS Dover Prize. She was retired after she landed in Virginia after August 3, 1698, stripped of her weaponry, and resold. There is no proof Francis ever married (not likely even for an Ensign), while serving in the Royal Navy. Francis was credited for the full Thirty years service in the Royal Navy. We have no doubt that Francis married a lady named Susan, but her surname was not Brinker, it was Burchett, and she was not born in Sweden, she was born in Virginia. Please study the two proofs dated April 20, 1684, and October 20, 1689 … pay particular attention to the latter proof, and examine the two names closely for the other person identified with Sarah … is most likely the origin of the surname that magically become … Brinker … a fabled lady purportedly born in Sweden, but surely born in Virginia…. For you see, that man, John Blanker, married Jane Houseman as his wife on October 16, 1674 at Allhallows London Wall Parish in London. John's father was an employee and an associate of the famed Perry & Company of London, purveyors of munitions, armament, and military ordinance to the Crown. John established a brand new storage facility at Elizabeth City during his yearlong stint in Virginia.
• Proof: 3 Aug 1698, Virginia. Virginia Colonial Records Project - Public Record Office Class: ADM. 39/655 - Admiralty Musters - unbound 1697-1698 - List of Muster Books Series IV

Ship: Dover Prize

Muster for July 9 -August 3, 1698
Includes information for the visit to Virginia.
List of men who left or joined the Colony: Francis Bryan
Francis married Sarah Burchett after 3 Aug 1698 in Nansemond County, Virginia. Sarah was born in 1666 in Nansemond County, Virginia and died after 1715 in Nansemond County, Virginia.

• Family: Family -

Sarah by her first husband William Brooker had at least one son, Christopher who married a German immigrant lady, Anna Baverman of Philadelphia (enumerated this record). We could not prove other children born to Sarah and William Booker.

Children by Francis Bryan, her 2nd husband - all born Nansemond County Virginia

Ann - enumerated this record
David - enumerated this record
William - enumerated this record
• She immigrated in 1666 to Nansemond County, Virginia. Sarah was the daughter of Andrew Burchett of Nansemond County Virginia. We could not prove her mother. Andrew and his family were Quakers. His head right was claimed by Richard Ewell of Westmoreland, Northampton and Accomack Counties Virginia and used it for a patent dated July 15, 1657 in Northumberland County (see Cavaliers & Pioneers Vol., I, pg 352). It is quite possible Andrew married one of Richard's daughters; however, we have no proof. Her father died before 1684 when we first proved her head right claimed as Sarah Brooker, and evidently she was married to William Brooker before that date. Follows is her father's immigration proof.
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Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Andrew Burchett
Name: Andrew Burchett
Year: 1657
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 6220
Primary Immigrant: Burchett, Andrew
Annotation: Record of 20,000 very early immigrants, with much relevant information. Taken from Patent Books 1 through 5. Title page states, "In 5 volumes," but up to 1979 only three had appeared. See nos. 6221 and 6223 for second and third volumes, published in 1977
Source Bibliography: NUGENT, NELL MARION. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666. Vol. 1. Richmond [VA]: Dietz Printing Co., 1934. 767p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983.
Page: 352
• Information: 1666, Nansemond County, Virginia. Sarah had a younger sister, Elizabeth Burchett born 1676, who married 1st, James Lundy of Charles City County, had several children by him. He died Isle of Wight County before March 23, 1723 - Elizabeth married 2nd, Joseph Perry of Isle of Wight County.
• Proofs: 20 Apr 1684-20 Oct 1689, Nansemond County, Virginia. William Bird claimed the head right of Sarah Brooker and used it for a patent of 234 acres in Summmerton, in the Upper Parish of Nansemond County Virginia dated April 20, 1684; transport of five persons; Henry Adams, Peter Cossens, Christohper Berryman, Sarah Brooker, Francis Cleveland.

John Powell claimed the head right of Sarah Brooker and used it for a patent of 100 acres in the Upper Parish of Nansemond County Virginia dated October 20, 1689; patent for transporting two persons; Sarah Brooker and John Blanker.

Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol., II, pgs 337, 387

Children from this marriage were:
39 F i. Ann Bryan was born in 1699 in Nansemond County, Virginia and died after 1750 in Craven County, North Carolina.

Ann married Lewis Bryan (d. May 1752).

40 M ii. David Bryan was born in 1701 in Nansemond County, Virginia and died before 18 Dec 1766 in Augusta County, Virginia.

41 M iii. William Bryan was born in 1703 in Nansemond County, Virginia and died before 28 Feb 1764 in Bedford County, Virginia.


 

Fourth Generation (Great-Grandchildren)



21. Morgan Bryan II (Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1651 in Gloucester County, Virginia and died in 1723 in Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium at age 72.
 

• Family: Family - all children born Lower Norfolk County Virginia.

Morgan - enumerated this record
John - South Carolina before 1705
Robert - Pennsylvania
David - Augusta County Virginia
George - Augusta County Virginia
Lewis - Mariner - Isle of Wight County Virginia early, then New York.
• Information: 1651, Gloucester County, Virginia. Morgan received his education at the English School at Brussels. He was a qualified sailor and certified as Mate, but not Master or Captain. He was a qualified Navigator.
• He immigrated in 1672 to Virginia. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Morgan Bryan
Name: Morgan Bryan
Year: 1672
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 6221
Primary Immigrant: Bryan, Morgan
Annotation: Date and place where land was patented and record was created listing those transported/imported. Only the names of those to be transported were indexed. Abstracted from Patent books 6 through 8, from the Land Office records located at the Virginia State
Source Bibliography: NUGENT, NELL MARION. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants. Vol. 2: 1666-1695. Indexed by Claudia B. Grundman. Richmond, VA: Virginia State Library, 1977. 609p.
Page: 114
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Dennis Dalle claimed the head right of Morgan Bryan and used it to obtain a patent of 600 acres in Lower Norfolk County Virginia dated October 1, 1672.

Cavaliers & Pioneers Vol., II , pg 114
• Proof: 20 Apr 1682, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Morgan Bryan
Name: Morgan Bryan
Year: 1682
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 6221
Primary Immigrant: Bryan, Morgan
Annotation: Date and place where land was patented and record was created listing those transported/imported. Only the names of those to be transported were indexed. Abstracted from Patent books 6 through 8, from the Land Office records located at the Virginia State
Source Bibliography: NUGENT, NELL MARION. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants. Vol. 2: 1666-1695. Indexed by Claudia B. Grundman. Richmond, VA: Virginia State Library, 1977. 609p.
Page: 230
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William Boaldwinne claimed the head right of Morgan Bryan II and used it to obtain a patent for 275 acresin Surry County Virginia dated April 20, 1682.

Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol., II, pg 230
• Proof: 5 Jan 1693, Norfolk County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about Morgan Bryan
Name: Morgan Bryan
Date: 5 Jan 1693
Location: Norfolk CO., VA
Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
Remarks: Thomas Walk. Book 5 f. 212. Dated 5 Janry 1693/4. Proved 5 Janry 1693/4, by fower Evidences. . . I give and Bequeath the Plantation I now live upon unto my Son Thomas Walke . . . likewise . . . halfe that tract of Land I bought of Wm Hilliard lying a
Description: Witness
Book_Date: 5-212
Prove Date: 5 Jan 1693
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This record stands as hard evidentiary proof that Morgan Bryan II was alive and witnessed the will of Thomas Walk (often spelled ... Walke in same document), long before Morgan Bryan III who married Martha Strode returned home to Virginia from Pennsylvania.
Morgan married Frances Gwynne in 1678 in Port Royal, , Kingston, Jamaica. Frances was born in 1659 in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, , Brecon, Wales and died in 1716 in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, , Brecon, Wales at age 57.

• Information: 1659, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, , Brecon, Wales. Frances was the daughter of George Gwynne and his wife, Joan Morgan, both of Llanelwedd. Frances' mother was the daughter of Robert Morgan and his wife, Frances Mountcyne. This is the same Morgan family line as the famous pirate, and Governor of Jamaica, Sir Henry Morgan ... Frances' mother Joan Morgan was the sister of Sir Henry Morgan the Pirate and Governor of Jamaica.

Children from this marriage were:
42 M i. Capt. William Bryan was born in 1680 in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, , Brecon, Wales and died in 1751 in Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey at age 71.

William married Mary Minchin (d. 1739) on 7 May 1708 in Great Barrington, , Gloucestershire, England.

43 M ii. Morgan Bryan III was born in 1684 in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, , Brecon, Wales and died on 3 Apr 1763 in Rowan County, North Carolina at age 79.

Morgan married Martha Strode (d. 24 Aug 1762) on 22 Aug 1714 in St. Peter's Parish Church, Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey.

22. Capt. Henry Bryan (Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1654 in Gloucester County, Virginia and died in 1721 in Bristol, , Gloucestershire, England at age 67.
 

• Information: 1654, Gloucester County, Virginia. Henry was certified as Master and Ship Captain by Capt John Barker of Charles City Virginia in June 1670. Henry married Rachel Norman (widow) May 21, 1690 Tiverton Devonshire - We could not prove her maiden name. Henry settled in Bristol Gloucester and after his arrest in London, he shifted his mariner profession to India.
• Proof: 12 Nov 1698, London, , Greater London, England. Virginia Colonial Records Project - Public Record Office Class E 207/100 - Exchequer King's Remembrancer. Affidavits - 1698 - Exchequer King's Remembrancer. Class List vol. I, p. 50

Memoranda on arrest of tobacco for avoidance of dutires:

Henry Bryan and John Kemp November 12, 1698

London
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Research Note:
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John Kemp was the grandson of Richard Kemp, Governor of Virginia 1644-1645
23. Edward Bryan Sr. (Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1663 in London, , Greater London, England and died in 1739 in Craven County, North Carolina at age 76.
 

• Information: 1663, Gloucester County, Virginia. Many researchers prove this man born in England, and immigrated to America, and we do not contend the fact thereto, it is entirely possible the tombstone record is correct, and he very well could have been born in London, although unlikely.
• Tombstone Inscription: 1739, Craven County, North Carolina. "While logging just off Muddy Landing Road (Scott's Store Road)
in the Scottstown aread near Goose Creek in Pamlico Cnty in March
of this year, William Cahoon uncovered a 600 to 800 pound granite
slab from an abandoned cemetery. The information on this huge
stone reads:

Edward Bryan, Born in London 1663, Emigrated to Nansemond
Cnty, Virginia 1690, Moved to Craven Cnty 1700 -- Died 1739.
Christiana, his wife dau. of Hodges Council, died 1743

This impressive headstone and the headstone of William B.
Perkins (d.1853) are the only two headstones bearing the inscriptions
in this cemetery. However, there appear to be at least ten other
burial sites marked with ballast stones."

Source: THE PAMLICO NEWS, Vol. 26, No.12, March 24, 1993, in an
article by Nancy Winfrey
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Research Note:
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Ballast stones, were used in cargo holds of ships to assist maintaining ship ballast....
Edward married Christian Council. Christian was born in 1664 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in 1743 in Craven County, North Carolina at age 79.

• Family: Family - it is not known when Edward & Christian migrated to North Carolina-

1. Edward Bryan Jr. b: 1690 - m: Anne Collier & died 1745 Craven County North Carolina ***will online.
2. Lewis Bryan b:1691 - m: Elizabeth Bryan a cousin, but nobody can prove which family she belongs to.
3. Hardy Bryan b: 1692 - m: Sarah Johnson & died before May 6, 1760 Craven County North Carolina ***will online.
4. William Bryan b: 1693 - m: Twice widowed Anne de la Mar b: 1692, and the widow of Joseph Stockey, and John Dawson - William & Anne had sons William, Lewis and Jesse, daughter Anne.
5. Council Bryan b: 1694 - DSP before 1726.
6. Mary Bryan b: 1697 - m: Edward Hare.
7. James Bryan b: 1700 - m: Native American and died Indian Nation (Tennessee) before 1750.
8. John Bryan b: 1706 - m: Rebecca Orton
• Information: 1664, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Christian was the daughter of Hodges Council and his wife, Lucy Hardy.
• Heir: 10 Apr 1699, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about Hodges Council
Name: Hodges Council
Date: 10 Apr 1699
Location: Isle of Wight
Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
Remarks: Hodges Council. Leg.-eldest son Hodges land on Blackwater, at his death to his son Hodges; son John the land I bought of Robert Lawrence and George Peirce; son Hardy; son Robert; daughter Christian the wife of Edward Bryan; daughter Lucy. Recorded i
Description: Testator
Book_Date: 2-409
Prove Date: 10 Apr 1699

Children from this marriage were:
44 M i. Edward Bryan Jr. was born in 1690 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in 1745 in Craven County, North Carolina at age 55.

45 M ii. Lewis Bryan was born in 1691 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in May 1752 in Craven County, North Carolina at age 61.

Lewis married Ann Bryan (d. After 1750).
(Duplicate Line. See Person 39)
46 M iii. Hardy Bryan was born in 1693 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in May 1760 in Craven County, North Carolina at age 67.

47 M iv. William Bryan was born in 1695 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in 1747 in Craven County, North Carolina at age 52.

48 M v. Council Bryan was born in 1697 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died before 1726 in Craven County, North Carolina.

49 F vi. Mary Bryan was born in 1697 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died after 1765 in Craven County, North Carolina.

50 M vii. James Bryan was born in 1700 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died before 1750 in Indian Nation, Tennessee.

51 M viii. John Bryan was born in 1706 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in 1760 in Craven County, North Carolina at age 54.

24. David Bryan Jr. (David Sr.3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1657 in Gloucester County, Virginia and died in 1724 in Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland at age 67.
 

• Information: 1657, Gloucester County, Virginia. David and Margaret removed to Edinburgh before his mother died. He established a merchant business in Edinburgh and was agent for many Virginia and Maryland planters in Edinburgh. We know nothing about any children born to David and Margaret.
David married Margaret Forbush, daughter of Capt. James Forbush and Margaret Innes. Margaret was born in 1664 in Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland and died in 1732 in Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland at age 68.
25. William Bryan (David Sr.3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1659 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in 1722 in Perquimans Precinct, North Carolina at age 63.
William married Alice Macland, daughter of John Macland and Elizabeth Grey, on 16 Jun 1688 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Alice was born in 1659 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in 1720 in Perquimans Precinct, North Carolina at age 61.

• Information: 1659, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Alice married 1st, Philip Perry, son of John and Elizabeth Perry of Isle of Wight County, he died before January 1688 when she married William Bryan. By her first husband she had the following children.

Nicholas Perry b: 1679
John Perry b: 1683 - M: Sarah Walton
Elizabeth Perry b: 1687

Children from this marriage were:
52 M i. William Bryan was born in 1689 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died before 27 Aug 1740 in Kingston, South Carolina.

William married Sarah Anne Joyner (d. After 1776).

53 M ii. Needham Bryan was born on 11 Feb 1690 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died before 2 Jun 1770 in Bertie County, North Carolina.

Needham married Ann Rambeau (d. 16 Mar 1730) on 16 Nov 1711 in Bertie County, North Carolina.

54 M iii. John Bryan was born in 1692 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in May 1735 in Edgecombe Precinct, North Carolina at age 43.

John married Elizabeth Joyner (d. After 1755) in 1716 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia.

55 F iv. Mary Bryan was born in 1695 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in 1775 in Barnwell District, South Carolina at age 80.

Mary married John Bush (d. Sep 1728) on 2 Jun 1716 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia.
Mary next married Thomas Mackleton (d. 1747) in Sep 1728 in Chowan Precinct, North Carolina.

56 F v. Alice Bryan was born in 1702 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in 1765 in Kingston, South Carolina at age 63.

26. Capt. Alexander Mathews Jr. (Catherine Bryan3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1643 in Rotterdam, , Zuid-Holland, Netherlands and died in 1728 in Longside, , Aberdeen, Scotland at age 85.
 

• Information: 1643, Rotterdam, , Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Alexander was certified as Master and Ship Captain June 1667 when aged 24. He could not serve as Master until 1669. Alexander inherited his grandfather's estate in Scotland - He and all of his family removed there in 1714 after his mother died.
Alexander married Margaret Harland on 19 Nov 1684 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Margaret was born in 1661 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in 1743 in Longside, , Aberdeen, Scotland at age 82.

• Information: 1661, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Margaret was the daughter of mariner James Harland and his wife, Rebecca Kirk - Her parents were of Monkwearmouth,, Durham, England.
27. Mary Catherine Mathews (Catherine Bryan3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1648 in Rotterdam, , Zuid-Holland, Netherlands and died on 23 May 1713 in St. Mary's County, Maryland at age 65.
 

• Information: 1648, Rotterdam, , Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. This lady had two given names, Mary Catherine. Mary's father gave her and Robert 100 acres for a wedding gift in St. Mary's County Maryland, the property was named Scotland. We could not prove if or who Mary remarried, but all of her children grew to adulthood.
Mary married Robert Joyner, son of Robert Joyner and Ann Gillians. Robert was born in 1625 in Surlingham, , Norfolk, England, was christened on 7 Nov 1625, and died before 12 Nov 1672 in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

• He immigrated in 1651 to Maryland. Name: Robert Joyner
Year: 1651
Place: Maryland
Source Publication Code: 8510
Primary Immigrant: Joyner, Robert
Annotation: Index from manuscript by Arthur Trader, Chief Clerk in the Maryland Land Commission, 1917. And see nos. 4507-4511, Land Notes.
Source Bibliography: SKORDAS, GUST, editor. The Early Settlers of Maryland: an Index to Names of Immigrants, Compiled from Records of Land Patents, 1633-1680, in the Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968. 525p. Repr. 1986.
Page: 269
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Joyner, Robert
Q:19 Film No.:
Transported 1651
Transcript. 7:166
Original. CC:158
MSA SC 4341-
• Estate: 12 Nov 1672, St. Mary's County, Maryland. Joyner, Robert,St. Mary's Co.,28th Jan., 1669; 12th Nov., 1672.

To wife Mary "Scotland."
To son Robert, sd. plantation at death of wife afsd.
To daus. Mary and Katharine, when of age, personalty.
Overseer: William Rowssell.
Test: John Warreck, Robt. Drury, John Dayne. 1. 512.
MARYLAND CALENDAR OF WILLS: Volume 1

Children from this marriage were:
57 M i. Capt. Alexander Joyner was born in 1668 in St. Mary's County, Maryland and died before 1740 in Antigua, , Camagüey, Cuba.

Alexander married Margaret Coutts (d. Bef 1745) on 20 Oct 1718 in Canongate Parish, Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland.

58 M ii. Capt. Thomas Joyner was born in 1670 in St. Mary's County, Maryland and died before 1740 in Antigua, , Camagüey, Cuba.

Thomas married Susanna Hampshire (d. Bef 1745) on 15 Dec 1715 in St. Bride Fleet Street Parish, London, , Greater London, England.

59 F iii. Catherine Joyner was born in 1671 in St. Mary's County, Maryland and died in 1716 in St. Mary's County, Maryland at age 45.

Catherine married William Cissell (d. Bef 28 Nov 1744) in 1688 in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

28. Sarah Mathews (Catherine Bryan3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1651 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died after 1715 in Charles City County, Virginia.
 

• Information: 1651, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. We could not prove Sarah remarried after John died at sea. She removed to the Barker mariner facility in Charles City. She was living when her father died, but we could not prove any children born to her and John.
Sarah married Capt. John Fulgham, son of Capt. Anthony Fulgham and Martha Webb. John was born in 1647 in Charles City County, Virginia and died before 7 Jun 1701 at Sea.

• Information: 1647, Charles City County, Virginia. John was certified as Master and Ship Captain by Capt. Henry Barker of Charles City Virginia May 1773.
• Estate: 7 Jun 1701, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about John Fulgham
Name: John Fulgham
Location: Isle of Wight
Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
Remarks: John Fulgham. Leg.-son John; son Anthony -------. Not completed -------- to be found in book A.
Description: Decedent
Book_Date: 2-193
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Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about John Fulgham
Name: John Fulgham
Date: 7 Jun 1701
Location: Isle of Wight
Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
Remarks: John Fulgham. Leg.-son John; son Anthony; son Michael; wife Anne; son Edmond. Wife Extx.
Description: Testator
Book_Date: 2-533
29. William Bryan (John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1658 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia and died before 23 Sep 1742 in Northampton County, North Carolina.
 

• Information: 1742, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia. William died before taxes were due in 1742 Northampon County North Carolina as his widow Alice paid taxes on land only, and is listed as landowner.
William married Alice Needham, daughter of Nathan Needham and Elizabeth Smith, in Norfolk County, Virginia. Alice was born in 1658 in Norfolk County, Virginia and died after 1 Jan 1743 in Northampton County, North Carolina. They had no children.

• Information: 1628, Norfolk County, North Carolina. Alice was a widow of William Macone when she married William Bryan, but we do not know about any children born by him. She and William had no children.
• Proof: 1742, Northampton County, North Carolina. Early North Carolina Taxpayers, Northampton County, North Carolina.

Alice paid taxes on land, but no tithes, and apparently was living alone as a widow at age 84 years.

30. Lewis Bryan (John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1662 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia and died in 1740 in Bertie County, North Carolina at age 78.
 

• Family: Family - all children born Surry County Virginia

William b: 1684 - m: Eleanor Martin
John b: 1688 - enumerated this record
Elizabeth b: 1689 - m: Thomas Whitmill
Simon Bryan b: 1691 - m: 1st Ann West - m: 2nd Elizabeth Bailey - Will extant Bertie County North Carolina proved May 1753
Lewis Jr. b: 1793 - m: Sarah Smith & had son Frederick
Mary b: 1795 - m: 1st John Bush - m: 2nd Thomas McClendan
Jennet Bryan b:1697 - DSP
Joseph Bryan b: 1699 - never married & died in Georgia
Sarah Bryan b: 1701 - m: Thomas Lovick
Edward Bryan b: 1703 - m: Martha West
Joanna Bryan b: 1705 - m: John Franks
Ann b: 1707 - m: John Sharp
• Proof: 20 Oct 1739, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about Lewis Bryan
Name: Lewis Bryan
Date: 25 Oct 1739
Location: Isle of Wight., VA
Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
Remarks: William Bradshaw of Newport Parish. Leg. - brother Richard Bradshaw; daughter Emey; daughter Mary; my cousin Richard Bradshaw. Ex., brother Richard Bradshaw.
Description: Witness
Book_Date: 4-252
Prove Date: 28 Jan 1739
Lewis married Elizabeth Hunter. Elizabeth was born in 1667 in Surry County, Virginia and died in 1732 in Bertie County, North Carolina at age 65.

• Information: 1667, Surry County, Virginia. Elizabeth was the daughter of William Hunter of Surry County Virginia, we could not prove her mother.

The child from this marriage was:
60 M i. Capt. John Bryan Sr. was born in 1688 in Surry County, Virginia and died in 1747 in Barbados, West Indies at age 59.

John married Jane Lloyd (d. 1751) on 2 Jan 1715 in St. Giles Cripplegate Parish, London, , Greater London, England.

31. Joseph Bryan Sr. (John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1664 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia and died on 9 Feb 1732 in Charleston, South Carolina at age 68.
 

• Family: Family - all children born at Charleston

Joseph Bryan b: 1693 - enumerated this record
Hugh Bryan b: 1695 - enumerated this record
Elizabeth Bryan b: 4 Dec 1703
Hannah Bryan b: 8 Jun 1706
Jonathan Bryan b: 12 Sep 1708
• Information: 1664, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia. Evidently the stature of this family becomes apparent with this man. He was one of the earlier of the Landgraves in South Carolina. We know very little about him, but he led this Bryan family to South Carolina. See proof dated November 25, 1697.
• Proof: 25 Nov 1697, Colleton County, South Carolina. Plat: 01797
ignore: 000
Date: 11/25/1697
Description: MORTON, LANDGRAVE JOSEPH, PLAT FOR 1,150 ACRES SITUATE IN COLLETON COUNTY AND LYING ON THE N.W. SIDE OF THE TOOBEDOO CREEK, SURVEYED BY STEPHEN BULL. (B.6, P.79)
Names indexed: ARCHDALE, JOHN; BLAKE, JOSEPH; BRYAN, JOSEPH; BULL, STEPHEN; COCHRAN, JAMES; MORTON, JOSEPH; PARKER, CHARLES
Locations: COLLETON COUNTY; TOOGOODOO CREEK
Document type: PLAT
• South Carolina Land Grant: 10 May 1702, Colleton County, South Carolina. Details
Series: S213019
Volume: 0038
Page: 00513
Item: 003
Date: 5/10/1702
Description: BRYAN, JOSEPH, ABSTRACT OF LAND GRANT FOR 200 ACRES IN COLLETON COUNTY.
Names indexed: BRYAN, JOSEPH
Locations: COLLETON COUNTY
Document type: ABSTRACT OF LAND GRANT
Topics:
Joseph married Jane Cockran. Jane was born in 1676 in Westminster, , Middlesex, England, was christened on 16 Apr 1676 in St. Margaret Parish, Westminster, , Middlesex, England, and died after 1740 in Charleston, South Carolina.

• Information: 1674, Westminster, , Middlesex, England. Jane was the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Cockran of Westminister, and later Charleston South Carolina.
• Information: 1676, Westminster, , Middlesex, England. We could not prove Jane and Joseph's marriage, whether they married in England or South Carolina. Regardless, her father was still living in South Carolina 1720-1723 when he witnessed a power of attorney for his brother Archibald Cockran - Proof included.
• Proof: 1720-1723, Charleston, South Carolina. Details
Series: S372001
Volume: 00B2
Page: 00113
Item: 000
Date: 1720-1723
Description: COCKRAN, ARCHIBALD TO ELEAZER ALLEN, POWER OF ATTORNEY TO SELL 600 ACRES OF LAND.
Names indexed: ALLEN, ELEAZER; COCKRAN, ARCHIBALD; COCKRAN, ROBERT; MOTTE, ISAAC
Locations: BARBADOS, BRITISH WEST INDIES
Document type: POWER OF ATTORNEY
Topics:

Children from this marriage were:
61 M i. Capt. Joseph Bryan Jr. was born in 1693 in Surry County, Virginia and died after 1776 in Charleston, South Carolina.

62 M ii. Capt. Hugh Bryan was born in 1695 in Surry County, Virginia and died before 1776 in Granville County, South Carolina.

63 M iii. Capt. Jonathan Bryan was born on 12 Sep 1708 in Surry County, Virginia and died before 12 Mar 1788 in Brampton Plantation, Chatham County, Georgia.

Jonathan married Mary Palmer (d. 1781) in 1725 in Berkeley County, South Carolina.

32. Mary Bryan (Henry3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1662 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia and died in 1734 in Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland at age 72.
Mary married William Joyner Sr., son of Thomas Joyner and Sarah Edwards. William was born in 1658 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in 1729 in Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland at age 71.

• Information: 1658, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. After their son was firmly established in Maryland, William and Mary removed to Scotland with her parents.
• Maryland Land Grant: 1710, Kent County, Maryland. Maryland Land Grant 1710

Joyner, William

100 Acres - Cooper Hill - Kent County -Liber 22, Folio 15

Transferred to William Joyner Jr. - Liber P.L.#3, Folio 158

The child from this marriage was:
64 M i. William Joyner Jr. was born in 1681 in Norfolk County, Virginia and died before 1764 in Beaufort County, North Carolina.

William married Elizabeth Kemp.

33. Thomas Bryan Jr. (Thomas Sr.3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 12 Jul 1688 in Rappahannock County, Virginia and died before 7 Jun 1727 in Richmond County, Virginia.
 

• Information: 1688, Rappahannock County, Virginia. Thomas' wife remains historically not identified. He had several children as evidenced by the Guardian Bonds.
• Virginia Land Grant: 9 Jan 1709, Richmond County, Virginia. Title Bryan, Thomas, Jr.
Publication 9 January 1709.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Note Location: Richmond County.
Description: 166 1/2 acres upon the head branches of Wickomoco and Coan Rivers, adjoining John Oldham, and Richard Rout.
Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 3, 1703-1710, p. 238 (Reel 288).
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, Thomas, Jr. grantee.
Oldham, John,
Rout, Richard.
Subject - Topical Land titles. -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Richmond County.
Subject -Geographic Richmond County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Richmond County.
Added Entry Northern Neck Land Office. Northern Neck grants, 1690-1874.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
• Virginia Land Grant: 22 Jul 1719, Richmond County, Virginia. Title Bryan, Thomas.
Publication 22 July 1719.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Note Location: Richmond County.
Description: 248 acres upon the north east side of Rappahannock River upon the north west branch of Morattico.
Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 5, 1713-1719, p. 205 (Reel 289).
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, Thomas. grantee.
Subject - Topical Land titles. -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Richmond County.
Subject -Geographic Richmond County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Richmond County.
Added Entry Northern Neck Land Office. Northern Neck grants, 1690-1874.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
• Estate: 7 Jun 1727, Richmond County, Virginia. Title Bryant [Bryan], Thomas.
Publication 1727.
Gen. note Part of index to Richmond County Wills and Administrations (1692-1800)
Note p. 73-74. Will pro. 7 June 1727.
p. 79-80. Inv. & appr. rec. 5 July 1727.
Note Will Book No. 5, 1725-1753 (Reel 24)
Subject - Personal Bryant [Bryan], Thomas.
Subject -Geographic Richmond County (Va.)
Genre/Form Wills.
Subject Bryan, Thomas.
Added Title Virginia wills and administrations.
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Title Bryant [Bryan], Thomas.
Publication 1727.
Gen. note Part of index to Richmond County Wills and Administrations (1692-1800)
Note p. 577. Guardians bond rec. 6 Oct. 1731.
Note Deed Book No. 8, 1720-1733 (Reel 4)
Subject - Personal Bryant [Bryan], Thomas.
Subject -Geographic Richmond County (Va.)
Genre/Form Wills.
Subject Bryan, Thomas.
Added Title Virginia wills and administrations.
34. Margaret Bryan (Thomas Sr.3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 22 Jul 1693 in Richmond County, Virginia and died before 1763 in Richmond County, Virginia.
 

• Information: 1693, Richmond County, Virginia. Margaret married Caran Brannan in 1717. In parish records Margaret's name is often written ... Morgave ... which is Old Irish for Margaret - She was identified in Farnham Parish records as the daughter of Thomas and Eleanor Bryan, and there are multiple spelling variants of the surname in the records of Richmond County. All children born Richmond County Virginia.

John b: 22 Jul 1718
James b: 13 Oct 1720
Eleanor b: 1722
Thomas b: 10 Apr 1723
Caran Jr. b: 11 Jun 1726
Joseph b: 27 Apr 1729
35. John Bryan (Thomas Sr.3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1694 in Richmond County, Virginia and died before 18 Feb 1726 in Richmond County, Virginia.
 

• Information: 1694, Richmond County, Georgia. John married Anne Hill, had one son, Alexander, their only child. It is not known if or who his widow remarried.
• Estate: 18 Feb 1726, Richmond County, Virginia. John died intestate.
36. Mary Bryan (Thomas Sr.3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 25 May 1695 in Richmond County, Virginia and died in 1780 in Amelia County, Virginia at age 85.
 

• Information: 1695, Richmond County, Virginia. Mary married John Hightower & had the following children, all born Farnham Parish Richmond County Virginia.

1. William Hightower b: 20 Jul 1720 - m: Susanna Hanks
2. Eleanor Hightower b: 10 Jan 1722 - m: John Dodson
3. John Thomas Hightower b: 13 Nov 1725 - m: unknown & died Marengo County Alabama
4. Joshua Hightower b: 14 Sep 1728 - m: unknown & died 1794 Nottoway County Virginia
5. Thomas James Hightower b: 24 May 1731 - no further info
6. George H. Hightower b: 28 Sep 1733 - m: Susanna Thorne & died 1820 Kentucky
7. Richard Hightower b: 27 Dec 1737 - died Kingston Jamaica 1809
8. Rebecca Hightower b: 27 Dec 1737 - no further info
37. Winifred Bryan (Thomas Sr.3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1697 in Richmond County, Virginia and died before 1765 in Craven County, South Carolina.
 

• Information: 1697, Richmond County, Virginia. Winifred married Hugh McKay and migrated to South Carolina. Both died before 1765 in Craven County South Carolina - We know they had one son, Hugh McKay Jr. who obtained the following land patent.
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Series: S111001
Volume: 0012
Page: 00321
Item: 004
Date: 7/26/1773
Description: MCKAY, HUGH, MEMORIAL FOR 100 ACRES ON LITTLE RIVER, GRANVILLE COUNTY.
Names indexed: MCKAY, HUGH
Locations: GRANVILLE COUNTY; LITTLE RIVER
Document type: MEMORIAL
Topics:
38. George Bryan (Thomas Sr.3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 12 May 1699 in Richmond County, Virginia and died before 1717 in Richmond County, Virginia. He never married and had no children.

39. Ann Bryan (Francis (Ensign)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1699 in Nansemond County, Virginia and died after 1750 in Craven County, North Carolina.
Ann married Lewis Bryan, son of Edward Bryan Sr. and Christian Council. Lewis was born in 1691 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in May 1752 in Craven County, North Carolina at age 61.

• Information: 1691, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Lewis married his 1st cousn Ann Bryan, daughter of Francis Bryan and his wife, Rachel Burchett.
40. David Bryan (Francis (Ensign)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1701 in Nansemond County, Virginia and died before 18 Dec 1766 in Augusta County, Virginia.
 

• Information: 1692, Nansemond County, Virginia. We could not prove David's wife.
• Estate: 18 Dec 1766, Augusta County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about David Bryan
Name: David Bryan
Date: 18 Dec 1766
Location: Roanoke, Augusta CO., VA
Notes: This probate record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
Remarks: David Bryan's will, of Roanoke -- Executors, wife, brother William and John McClung; to daughter, Mary, infant; to son, William; to son, David; has sold tract to William Cox, deed to be made to him. Proved by Barnes and Bryan. Elizabeth (her mark),
Description: Decedent
Book_Date: WB3-503
Prove Date: 18 Mar 176
41. William Bryan (Francis (Ensign)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1703 in Nansemond County, Virginia and died before 28 Feb 1764 in Bedford County, Virginia.
 

• Information: 1698, Nansemond County, Virginia. We could not prove William's wife.
• Estate: 28 Feb 1764, Bedford County, Virginia. Record 1 out of 3
Title Bryan, William.
Publication 1764.
Gen. note Part of index to Bedford County Wills and Administrations (1754-1800)
Note p. 13-14. Will pro. 28 Feb. 1764.
p. 14-15. Inv. & appr. rec. 22 May 1764.
p. 75-76. Accounts rec. 22 Nov. 1768.
Note Will Book No. 1, 1763-1787 (Reel 25)
Subject - Personal Bryan, William.
Subject -Geographic Bedford County (Va.)
Genre/Form Wills.
Added Title Virginia wills and administrations.

Fifth Generation (Great Great-Grandchildren)



42. Capt. William Bryan (Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1680 in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, , Brecon, Wales and died in 1751 in Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey at age 71.
 

• Family: Family -

Jane - enumerated this record
Sarah
John
Thomas
Elizabeth
Richard
• Information: 1680, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, , Brecon, Wales. William was certified as Master and Ship Captain by Capt. Thomas Greene of Port Tobacco Maryland May 1706 at Port Tobacco.
William married Mary Minchin on 7 May 1708 in Great Barrington, , Gloucestershire, England. Mary was born in 1689 in Great Barrington, , Gloucestershire, England, was christened on 21 May 1689 in Great Barrington, , Gloucestershire, England, and died in 1739 in Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey at age 50.

• Information: 1689, Great Barrington, , Gloucestershire, England. Mary was the daughter of mariner Capt. William Minchin and his wife, Isabella - We could not prove her parents marriage.
• She died in 1739 in Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey. Mary died during the measles epidemic in New Jersey 1739.

The child from this marriage was:
65 F i. Jane Bryan was born in 1718 in Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey and died before 1785 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

Jane married James Oreton (d. 1777) in 1740 in Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey.

43. Morgan Bryan III (Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1684 in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, , Brecon, Wales and died on 3 Apr 1763 in Rowan County, North Carolina at age 79.
 

• Family: Family - Joseph was born in Perth Amboy; next five born Pennsylvania, last three born Frederick County Virginia - All children enumerated this record.

1. Joseph Bryan
2. Samuel Bryan
3. Ellenor Bryan
4. James Bryan
5. Mary Bryan s
6. Morgan Bryan
7. John Bryan
8. William Bryan
9. Thomas Bryan b: 1735
--------At this point Martha Strode was 44 years of age.
• Information: 1684, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, , Brecon, Wales. Morgan received his education at the English School at Brussels, the same as his father; however, we found no evidence this Morgan was educated as a mariner.

The years of mysteries concerning parents of this man should never have occurred. He was purportedly born in Sweden to an Irishman who landed in Virginia in 1650 with his parents, who then removed to Sweden, married, and had a son born in Sweden. Then the man and his wife removed to Ireland where he spent the remainder of his life attempting to restore the family power and authority. Somehow, after his father died 1694 in Ireland, this man purportedly landed in Pennsylvania, married there, and then migrated south to Virginia. Hopefully, the mysteries will someday disappear.

Strangely, if Morgan Bryan was the son of Francis Bryan as purported, why did he not name a son, Francis Bryan? During our research there were no males named Francis among Morgan and Martha's children. The given name Morgan is unique to four Bryan males, all of them descending from William in four direct generations, Morgan-to-Morgan; Morgan-to-Morgan, and Morgan-to-Morgan, and the name Morgan appears in the descendant lines of Cornelius Bryan (O'Bryan).

Since publication of the two books Boone Volume I, and Boone Volume II we have expended considerable effort to prove where Morgan Bryan was born, and stand on the location of his mother and her parents in Wales. Denmark has excellent birth records beginning 1620-1650, and other than the nine children of Capt. William Morgan and his second wife, we found no other Bryan or variant spellings thereto until mid 1750. We checked Denmark for any record of a Francis Bryan there 1600 to 1700 with no proof located. We do not believe the birth year of 1671 is even reasonable for this Morgan Bryan in that, if he did not marry Martha Strode until 1719 as is purported by Bryan Family Researchers, he would have been aged 48 years old, which would not be at all common during the era of concern.

Perhaps of even greater significance, in following the descendants of Morgan Bryan and Martha Strode, we have yet to prove one male descendant named Francis Bryan....
• Virginia Land Grant: 3 Oct 1734, Orange County, Virginia. Title Bryant, Morgan.
Publication 3 October 1734.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: Orange County.
Description: 1250 acres on the western side of Sherrando River Beginning at George Williams's corner on the south side of Opeckon.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 15, 1732-1735 (v.1 & 2 p.1-522), p. 333 (Reel 13).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryant, Morgan. grantee.
Williams, George.
Subject - Topical Land titles. -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Orange County
Subject -Geographic Orange County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Orange County.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
• Proof: 12 Nov 1735, Orange County, Virginia. Title Babb, Thomas.
Publication 12 November 1735.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Description: 600 acres granted under an order of Council &c. Granting leave to Alexander Ross and Morgan Bryan, to survey in Such manner &c.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 16, 1735, p. 405 (Reel 14).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Babb, Thomas. grantee.
Ross, Alexander.
Bryan, Morgan.
Subject - Topical Land titles. -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia
Subject -Geographic Virginia -- History -- 18th Century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
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This record stands as proof Morgan Bryan was by November 12, 1735 acting as surveyor for Orange County Virginia, along with Alexander Ross.
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• Virginia Land Grant: 12 Nov 1735, Orange County, Virginia. Title Bryan, Morgan.
Publication 12 November 1735.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: Orange County.
Description: 1020 acres on the head of Tully's branch.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 16, 1735, p. 390 (Reel 14).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, Morgan. grantee.
Subject - Topical Land titles. -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia
Subject -Geographic Virginia -- History -- 18th Century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
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Morgan Bryan III obtained four land patents November 12, 1735 - The above patent, plus tracts of 450 acres, 264 acres and 400 acres. The total acreage 1,734 was all located inside then newly formed Orange County Virginia, which was created from previous unclaimed territory year end 1734.
• Proof: 11 Dec 1746, Augusta County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about Morgan, Jr. Bryan
Name: Morgan, Jr. Bryan
Date: 11 Dec 1746
Location: Augusta CO., VA
Property: 186 acres on a branch of North River of Shanando called Wallings Creek.
Notes: This land record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
Remarks: James Gill, late of Orange County. 25 current money Pennsylvania. Proved by all witnesses 18 Mar 1746.
Description: Witness
Book_Date: 1-193
• Proof: 4 Jun 1748, Augusta County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about Morgan Bryan
Name: Morgan Bryan
Date: 4 Jun 1748
Location: Augusta CO., VA
Property: South side of wagon road.
Notes: This land record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
Remarks: Delivered to Jno. Harrison, Jr., Nov 1756. Patented to James Wood 12 Jan 1746.
Description: Witness
Book_Date: 2-21
• Proof: 29 Nov 1749, Augusta County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about Morgan Bryan
Name: Morgan Bryan
Date: 29 Nov 1749
Location: Augusta CO., VA
Property: 400 acres on Linwell's Creek; corner Jost Hite.
Notes: This land record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
Description: Grantor
Book_Date: 2-345
• Proof: 7 Mar 1750, Bladen County, North Carolina. Morgan Bryan of North Carolina made a power of attorney to John Madison to collect debts in Augusta and Frederick Counties, Virginia, dated and signed March 7, 1750, and it included the right of dower acknowledgement by Martha Bryan of sale of land to David Johnston dated November 29, 1749.
• Estate: Jul 1763, Rowan County, North Carolina. Estate record Rowan County Will Book A, page 13
• Proof: 10 Jul 1767, Augusta County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about Morgan Bryan
Name: Morgan Bryan
Location: Augusta CO., VA
Notes: This land record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
Remarks: Patent to Morgan Bryan, 20 Sep 1746; patent to Michael Warren, 10 Jul 1767.
Description: Patentee
Book_Date: 19-387
• Proof: 29 Apr 1775, Berkeley County, Virginia. Source: Northern Neck Land Grants1742 - 1775, pg - 354:

Jeremiah Strode of Berkeley Co. set forth there is surplus intract on Opeccon in said Co. part of 1250 A. granted by the Crown to Morgan Bryan 3 Oct. 1734. Bryan conveyed 360 A. to his son Joseph Bryan who conveyed to Edward Strode who conveyed to said Jeremia Strode. Surv. Richard Rigg shows 580 1/8 A. (218 1/2A. surplus & 1 5/8 A. adj.) on Opeccon, adj. Strode, Col. John Carlyle, land formerly Capt. Richard Pearis, George Williams. 29 Apr. 1775
Morgan married Martha Strode, daughter of Edward Strode II and Susanna Hatchett, on 22 Aug 1714 in St. Peter's Parish Church, Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey. Martha was born in Sep 1691 in Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium, died on 24 Aug 1762 in Rowan County, North Carolina at age 70, and was buried on 29 Aug 1762 in Rowan County, North Carolina.
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Information: 1685, Perth Amboy, New Jersey. The following cited as proof of foundation of St. Peter's Church, Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey - Burlington County formed from non-claimed area in 1709.

PERTH AMBOY CHURCH IS 302 AND COUNTING
By RALPH GINZBURG
Published: Sunday, February 15, 1987

ST. PETER'S Episcopal Church here is preparing to celebrate its 302d year. It is the oldest Episcopal parish in New Jersey, dating from 1685, or nearly a century before the nation was born.

Although an official state publication, ''Fifty New Jersey Firsts,'' calls St. Peter's the oldest Episcopal parish in America, the Rev. J. Rodney Croes, the rector, is not ready to lay claim to that distinction.

''It is a matter of dispute,'' he said, ''and three other Episcopal parishes may be older than ours. For me, it is honor enough to be the oldest parish in New Jersey, and that is a claim no one disputes.''

St. Peter's traces its origins to the first prayer assembly of a group of 12 Church of England communicants who designated themselves the Congregation of St. Peter's Episcopal Church.

Soon after their meeting, they set about erecting a church, using the foundation of an abandoned courthouse. The site is not far from the bluff overlooking Raritan Bay where St. Peter's stands today.

Two other edifices followed the first, the third being the brick-and-mortar American Gothic house of worship that shelters the flock today.

In 1706, Queen Anne presented the parish with a set of handwrought communion silver - it is still in use - and in 1718 King George I granted St. Peter's its official charter.

The most serious threat to the church occurred around 1770, when the area surrounding New Perth, as the city was then called, was ravaged by smallpox. Fatalities reduced the number of parishioners to fewer than 100 and forced Gov. William Franklin to evacuate the city, then the state capital, for Trenton.

The Governor, incidentally, was a son of Benjamin Franklin and a vestryman of St. Peter's. He was arrested by Gen. George Washington in 1776 for having served as Governor for the British.

During the Revolution, St. Peter's was commandeered, alternately, by British and American troops. They ransacked its interior, converting it into a barracks and stable; burned pews and floor boards for firewood and ripped up gravestones for tabletops and ovens.

Evidence of gunfire can still be seen in damaged gravestones in the burial ground around St. Peter's.

Both church and cemetery are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, a compilation of the United States Department of the Interior.

''But we're not merely an historical relic,'' said Father Croes. ''Our history is rich, but the history we write today is equally important.

''We'll mark our anniversary with a visitation by the Bishop of New Jersey in June, but we're not making a gigantic thing of it.

''More important to us are the social outreach programs we conduct on a daily basis for the elderly, for drug addicts, for alcoholics and for inner-city kids, whom we get out onto the waters of Raritan Bay each summer through a sailing program.

''It gets them off the streets, motivates them to do better in school and opens them up to the beauties of God's great outdoors.''

The ethnic character of St. Peter's parish has changed dramatically over the centuries, along with that of Perth Amboy itself. Today, 35 percent of the parish's 500 active members (and 1,000 inactive) are black and there are several interracial couples.

The first black man to vote in America, Thomas Mundy Peterson, was a member of St. Peter's and is buried in its graveyard. He voted in the Perth Amboy mayoral election of March 31, 1870, one day after adoption of the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

''We are probably one of the best-integrated parishes in the diocese,'' said Father Croes.

''There is a tremendous potential in the urban challenge - the challenge of racial harmony, housing for the poor, environmental detoxification, etcetera. And we're ready for it.

''Our parish motto is: 'Nothing is hopeless.' ''
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Perth Amboy Township was formed on October 31, 1693, and was enlarged during the 1720s to encompass Perth Amboy city. Perth Amboy served as the colonial capital from 1686 until 1776. Perth Amboy's city hall, first built as a courthouse in 1685, survived major fires in 1731 and 1764 and is the oldest city hall in continuous use in the United States. From the formation of Perth Amboy Township in 1693 there was no county designation until Burlington County formed in 1710.
• Marriage: 22 Aug 1714, St. Peter's Parish Church, Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey. Marriage by visiting Mister Edward Vaughn, Rector of St. John's Church in Elizabeth City New Jersey.

• Information: 1691, Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium. Martha was the first child born to Edward and Susanna, she was born no later than September 1691. She was of legal age when she married Morgan Bryan, and for her to marry him without consent of guardian or parent, she had to be aged 18 years. Moreover, unless there was a large dowry paid to Martha's family, and she were not born until 1697 as purported by her family, in no way would the Strode family allowed her to marry a man more than twice her age. Besides, if she were born 1697 per the tombstone record of some fame held by the museum in Salisbury North Carolina, she would have been under age 18 when she married Morgan Bryan, and she could not have married without permission of her guardian.
 

Children from this marriage were:
66 M i. Joseph Bryan Sr. was born in 1716 in Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey and died in 1805 in Jefferson County, Kentucky at age 89.

Joseph married Hester Simpson (d. 1741) in 1736 in Orange County, Virginia.
Joseph next married Alice Linville (d. 1807) in 1741 in Frederick County, Virginia.

67 M ii. Col. Samuel Bryan was born in 1721 in Chester County, Pennsylvania and died after 15 Aug 1798 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

Samuel married Elizabeth McMahon (d. Bef 1810).

68 F iii. Eleanor Bryan was born in 1722 in Chester County, Pennsylvania and died in 1792 in Madison County, Kentucky at age 70.

Eleanor married William Linville (d. Jul 1766).

69 M iv. James Bryan was born on 3 Apr 1723 in Chester County, Pennsylvania and died on 18 Aug 1807 in Missouri Territory at age 84.

James married Rebecca Enochson (d. 1770).

70 F v. Mary Bryan was born in 1725 in Chester County, Pennsylvania and died on 25 Feb 1742 in Orange County, Virginia at age 17.

Mary married Thomas Curtis (d. Bef 7 Jan 1741).

71 M vi. Morgan Bryan IV was born on 20 May 1729 in Chester County, Pennsylvania and died in Jul 1804 in Bourbon County, Kentucky at age 75.

Morgan married Mary Forbush (d. 1794) before 10 Mar 1756 in Augusta County, Virginia.

72 M vii. John Bryan was born on 9 Apr 1730 in Frederick County, Virginia and died after 1797 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

John married Jane Brandon (d. 1758) in Rowan County, North Carolina.
John next married Sarah Brandon (d. Bef 1800) in 1758 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

73 M viii. William Bryan was born on 10 Mar 1734 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 30 May 1780 in Bryan's Station, Fayette County, Kentucky at age 46.

William married Mary Boone (d. 6 Jul 1819) in Rowan County, North Carolina.

74 M ix. Thomas Bryan was born in 1735 in Frederick County, Virginia and died before 10 Feb 1786 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

Thomas married Sarah Hunt (d. Bef 1800).

44. Edward Bryan Jr. (Edward Sr.4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1690 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in 1745 in Craven County, North Carolina at age 55.
 

• Information: 1690, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Edward married Anne Collier, daughter of John Collier and his wife, Jane Thomas, of Surry County Virginia. Anne's father died intestate Surry County 1716, but his estate was not settled until 1718. Anne had a brother John who married Grace Lucas. When the estate settlement was made, Edward and Anne were still living in Isle of Wight County Virginia. Edward and his wife Anne both died with wills in place, and are openly published in North Carolina Wills and Inventories, begins on page 89 - Source is readily available from a plentitud of sources. The will of his wife Anne, begins on page 87, and the inventory of her estate is on page 478.

Source: North Carolina Wills, 1665-1900 North Carolina Wills and Inventories, Surnames, A - B
45. Lewis Bryan (Edward Sr.4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1691 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in May 1752 in Craven County, North Carolina at age 61.
 

• Information: 1691, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Lewis married his 1st cousn Ann Bryan, daughter of Francis Bryan and his wife, Rachel Burchett.
Lewis married Ann Bryan, daughter of Ensign Francis Bryan and Sarah Burchett. Ann was born in 1699 in Nansemond County, Virginia and died after 1750 in Craven County, North Carolina.
(Duplicate Line. See Person 39)
46. Hardy Bryan (Edward Sr.4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1693 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in May 1760 in Craven County, North Carolina at age 67.
 

• Information: 1693, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Hardy married Sarah Bonner, widow Worsley. He died with a will in place in Craven County North Carolina - His will begins on page 92, and was proved in court May 6, 1760.

Source: North Carolina Wills, 1665-1900 North Carolina Wills and Inventories, Surnames, A - B
47. William Bryan (Edward Sr.4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1695 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in 1747 in Craven County, North Carolina at age 52.
 

• Information: 1695, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. William married twice widowed Anne de la Mar b: 1692, she was the widow of Joseph Stockey, and John Dawson - William & Anne had sons William, Lewis and Jesse, daughter Anne. William died with a will in place, and his estate record begins on page 96.

Source: North Carolina Wills, 1665-1900 North Carolina Wills and Inventories, Surnames, A - B
48. Council Bryan (Edward Sr.4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1697 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died before 1726 in Craven County, North Carolina. He never married and had no children.

49. Mary Bryan (Edward Sr.4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1697 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died after 1765 in Craven County, North Carolina.
 

• Information: 1697, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Mary married Thomas McKlendon.
50. James Bryan (Edward Sr.4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1700 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died before 1750 in Indian Nation, Tennessee.
 

• Information: 1700, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Native American and died Indian Nation (Tennessee) before 1750.
51. John Bryan (Edward Sr.4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1706 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in 1760 in Craven County, North Carolina at age 54.
 

• Information: 1706, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. John married first, Elizabeth Bradley - He married second, Ann Cady, widow Norwood.
52. William Bryan (William4, David Sr.3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1689 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died before 27 Aug 1740 in Kingston, South Carolina.
 

• Proof: 1720, Kingston, South Carolina. Details
Series: S136002
Box: 015A
Item: 0001A
ignore: 000
Date: 1720
Description: BRYAN, WILLIAM VS ANDREW ALLEN AND ROBERT TRADD, EXORS. AND MICHAEL BREWTON AND SUSANNAH, HIS WIFE, EXIX. MATHEW PORTER, JUDGMENT ROLL.
Names indexed: ALLEN, ANDREW; BREWTON, MICHAEL; BREWTON, SUSANNAH; BRYAN, WILLIAM; PORTER, MATHEW; TRADD, ROBERT
Locations:
Document type: JUDGMENT-ROLL
• South Carolina Land Grant: 16 Apr 1737, Kingson, South Carolina. Details
Series: S213197
Box: 0001
Item: 00137
ignore: 000
Date: 4/16/1737
Description: BRYAN, WILLIAM, UNRECORDED PLAT FOR LAND NOT GRANTED, 100 ACRES AND A TOWN LOT IN KINGSTON, ON WACCAMAW RIVER, SURVEYED BY THOMAS BLYTHE.
Names indexed: BLYTHE, THOMAS; BRYAN, WILLIAM; FREEMAN, JAMES
Locations: KINGSTON; WACCAMAW RIVER
Document type: PLAT
Topics:
William married Sarah Anne Joyner, daughter of Abraham Joyner and Anne Dawson. Sarah was born in 1693 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died after 1776 in Kingston, South Carolina.

• Information: 1693, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. This lady had two given names, Sarah Anne, she never used Sarah.
• Proof: 27 Aug 1740, Kingston, South Carolina. Details
Series: S213003
Volume: 002F
Page: 00189
Item: 000
Date: 8/27/1740
Description: GAUS, WILLIAM, INNKEEPER OF LONG BAY, TO ANN BRYAN, SPINSTER OF LONG BAY, BILL OF SALE FOR TWENTY COWS, THREE MARES, HOUSEHOLD GOODS, AND THREE SLAVES NAMED ROSE, PEG, AND JENNY, TO BE HELD IN TRUST BY ANN BRYAN AND DIVIDED EQUALLY BETWEEN HER THREE SONS, NEEDHAM BRYAN, JOHN BRYAN, AND WILLIAM BRYAN. (2 PAGES)
Names indexed: BRYAN, ANN; BRYAN, JOHN; BRYAN, NEEDHAM; BRYAN, WILLIAM; GAUS, WILLIAM; JENNY (SLAVE); PEG (SLAVE); ROSE (SLAVE)
• Proof: 1776, Kingson, South Carolina. Details
Series: S108092
Reel: 0015
Frame: 00380
ignore: 000
Date: 1776 C. or later
Description: BRYAN, MRS. ANNE, ACCOUNT AUDITED (FILE NO. 853) OF CLAIMS GROWING OUT OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
Names indexed: BRYAN, ANNE
Locations:
Document type:
Topics:
Locations: LONG BAY; ST. GEORGES PARISH
Document type: BILL OF SALE
53. Needham Bryan (William4, David Sr.3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 11 Feb 1690 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died before 2 Jun 1770 in Bertie County, North Carolina.
 

• Family: Family - all children born Bertie County North Carolina

Needham - enumerated this record
James - removed to Georgia
• Estate: 2 Jun 1770, Bertie County, North Carolina. Will proved in court 2 Jun 1770 Bertie County North Carolina.
Needham married Ann Rambeau on 16 Nov 1711 in Bertie County, North Carolina. Ann was born in 1695 in Helstroff, , Lorraine, France and died on 16 Mar 1730 in Bertie County, North Carolina at age 35.

The child from this marriage was:
75 M i. Needham Bryan was born in 1714 in Bertie County, North Carolina and died after 25 Jan 1787 in Johnson County, North Carolina.

Needham married Nancy Smith (d. 1764) on 5 Feb 1748 in Johnson County, North Carolina.
Needham next married Charlotte Moore (d. Bef 1787) in 1764 in Johnson County, North Carolina.

54. John Bryan (William4, David Sr.3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1692 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in May 1735 in Edgecombe Precinct, North Carolina at age 43.
 

• Family: Family - all children born Isle of Wight County Virginia

Elizabeth Bryan b: 1717
Sarah Bryan b: 1718
William Bryan b: 1719
Joanna Bryan b: 1720
Alice Bryan b: 1721
Mary Bryan b: 1724
Lewis Bryan b: 1728
• Estate: May 1735, Edgecombe Precinct, North Carolina. John's will begins on page 95, North Carolina Wills, 1665-1900 North Carolina Wills and Inventories, Surnames, A - B - -Proved May 1735
John married Elizabeth Joyner, daughter of Abraham Joyner and Anne Dawson, in 1716 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Elizabeth was born in 1699 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died after 1755 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Marriage: 1716, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. This marriage record recorded in the Isle of Wight County Great Book.

• Information: 1699, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Elizabeth was the daughter of Bridgeman Joyner and his wife, Ann Mayo.
55. Mary Bryan (William4, David Sr.3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1695 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in 1775 in Barnwell District, South Carolina at age 80.
 

• Family: Family - all children born Chowan County North Carolina

Elizabeth b: 1717 - m: Mark Philips Jr.
William b: 1718 - m: Mary Ann Hand
John b: 1719 - m: Elizabeth Jones
Mary b: 1721 - no further information
Hardy b: 1724 - m: Catherine Frank
Isaac b: 1726 - m: Charity Jones
Mary married John Bush on 2 Jun 1716 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. John was born in 1689 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in Sep 1728 in Chowan Precinct, North Carolina at age 39.
Mary next married Thomas Mackleton in Sep 1728 in Chowan Precinct, North Carolina. Thomas was born in 1688 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina and died in 1747 in Barnwell District, South Carolina at age 59.
56. Alice Bryan (William4, David Sr.3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1702 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in 1765 in Kingston, South Carolina at age 63. She never married and had no children.

57. Capt. Alexander Joyner (Mary Catherine Mathews4, Catherine Bryan3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1668 in St. Mary's County, Maryland and died before 1740 in Antigua, , Camagüey, Cuba.
 

• Information: 1668, St. Mary's County, Maryland. Alexander was certified as Master and Ship Captain by Capt. John Steel of Port Tobacco Maryland June 1694. Alexander and his brother Thomas went together and bought a ship and registered the King and Kink in Rotterdam. They accumulated significant wealth as Costal Traders from New Orleans to Boston. Alexander did not marry until he was aged fifty.
Alexander married Margaret Coutts on 20 Oct 1718 in Canongate Parish, Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland. Margaret was born in 1682 in Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland and died before 1745 in Antigua, , Camagüey, Cuba.

• Information: 1682, Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland. Margaret was a widow aged 36 with no children when she married Alexander Joyner.
58. Capt. Thomas Joyner (Mary Catherine Mathews4, Catherine Bryan3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1670 in St. Mary's County, Maryland and died before 1740 in Antigua, , Camagüey, Cuba.
 

• Information: 1670, St. Mary's County, Maryland. Thomas was certified by Capt. John Steel of Port Tobacco Maryland May 1696. He did not marry until aged 45 when he married Susanna Hampshire Saint Bride Fleet Street Parish in London. After his brother Alexander married in Scotland, the two brothers set sail for Antigua where they opened an inn.
Thomas married Susanna Hampshire on 15 Dec 1715 in St. Bride Fleet Street Parish, London, , Greater London, England. Susanna was born in 1675 in London, , Greater London, England and died before 1745 in Antigua, , Camagüey, Cuba.

• Information: 1675, London, , Greater London, England. Susanna was a widow when she married Thomas Joyner, but she had no children by her prior husband, and her maiden name appears on the parish register.
59. Catherine Joyner (Mary Catherine Mathews4, Catherine Bryan3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1671 in St. Mary's County, Maryland and died in 1716 in St. Mary's County, Maryland at age 45.
 

• Information: 1671, St. Mary's County, Maryland. After Catherine died 1716 William remarried Elizabeth Bullock in St. Mary's County Maryland.
Catherine married William Cissell in 1688 in St. Mary's County, Maryland. William was born in 1665 in St. Mary's County, Maryland and died before 28 Nov 1744 in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

• Family: Family - Childern born to Catherien Joyner - all born St. Mary's County Maryland

John
William
Arthur
Luke

Children born to Elizabeth Bullock - all born St. Mary's County Maryland

Margaret
Ann
Edward
Elizabeth
Clare
Matthew
• Information: 1665, St. Mary's County, Maryland. William was the son of John Cissell and his wife, Mary Calvert. After Catherine died 1716 William remarried Eliabeth Bullock in St. Mary's County Maryland.
60. Capt. John Bryan Sr. (Lewis4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1688 in Surry County, Virginia and died in 1747 in Barbados, West Indies at age 59.
 

• Information: 1688, Surry County, Virginia. John was certified as Master and Ship Captain by Capt. Richard Barker at Elizabeth City Virginia July 1, 1714. John and Jane had only one child survive, John Bryan Jr.
John married Jane Lloyd on 2 Jan 1715 in St. Giles Cripplegate Parish, London, , Greater London, England. Jane was born in 1686 in Saint Clears, , Carmarthen, Wales, was christened on 10 Feb 1686 in Saint Clears, , Carmarthen, Wales, died in 1751 in London, , Greater London, England at age 65, and was buried in St. Giles Cripplegate Parish, London, , Greater London, England.

• Information: 1686, Saint Clears, , Carmarthen, Wales. Jane was the daughter of Edward Lloyd Esq., and his wife, Jane Gower, both of Caermarthen. Her father was an educator of the Middle Temple in London, and he was of an armorial family of Wales. Jane married 1st mariner John Head July 31, 1714, who died at sea on the first voyage after their marriage. Apparently she was not with child, and she remarried John Bryan with her maiden name per date marriage recorded. The Parish Register note her 1st marriage, and was linked by a line.

Children from this marriage were:
76 M i. John Bryan Esq., Jr. was born in 1718 in London, , Greater London, England, was christened on 16 Nov 1718 in St. Giles Cripplegate Parish, London, , Greater London, England, and died before 18 Apr 1786 in Richmond County, Virginia.

John married Mary Bumpas (d. Bef 6 Oct 1744) on 7 Nov 1738 in St. Benet Pauls Wharf, London, , Greaterlondon, England.
John next married Elizabeth Balzell (d. Bef 1785) on 6 Oct 1744 in Saint Phillips, Barbados.

77 M ii. Capt. Jonathan Bryan was born in 1724 in Barbados, West Indies and died before 1790 in Wilkes County, North Carolina.

Jonathan married Maria Luther (d. 1765) on 17 Jan 1750 in Wimborne Minster, , Dorset, England.
Jonathan next married Anne Catlett (d. Bef 1800) in 1765 in Culpeper County, Virginia.

61. Capt. Joseph Bryan Jr. (Joseph Sr.4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1693 in Surry County, Virginia and died after 1776 in Charleston, South Carolina.
 

• Information: 1693, Surry County, Virginia. Joseph was certified as Master and Ship Captain by Capt. Richard Pitt June 1719 at Elizabeth City Virginia. We did not attempt to prove Joseph's wife or children.
• South Carolina Land Grant: 16 Dec 1731, Granville County, South Carolina. Details
Series: S213184
Volume: 0001
Page: 00001
Item: 00
Date: 12/16/1731
Description: BRYAN, JOSEPH AND HUGH BRYAN, PLAT FOR 3,140 ACRES IN GRANVILLE COUNTY.
Names indexed: BELLENGER, EDMUND; BRYAN, HUGH; BRYAN, JOSEPH; CROFT, HILL; PAWLEY; ST. JOHN, JAMES
Locations: GRANVILLE COUNTY; POCOTALIGO RIVER; WHALE BRANCH
Document type: PLAT
Topics:
62. Capt. Hugh Bryan (Joseph Sr.4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1695 in Surry County, Virginia and died before 1776 in Granville County, South Carolina.
 

• Information: 1695, Surry County, Virginia. Hugh was certified as Master and Ship Captain May 1721 by Capt. Richard Pitt at Elizabeth City Virginia. Hugh being a mariner would be a capable surveyor, which he was in South Carolina with many surveys recorded by him. Hugh married twice: m: 1st Catherine S. Barnwell - m: 2nd Mary Sarrazin Prioleau who survived him and probated his estate.
• Proof: 5 Feb 1731, Granville County, South Carolina. Details
Series: S213187
Volume: 0001
Page: 00030
Item: 02
Date: 2/5/1731
Description: GASCOIGNE, JOHN, ATTY. OF JOHN ROBERTS, PLAN FOR 12,000 ACRES, COMPOSING A BARONY, ON WHITE AND BLACK RIVERS, GRANVILLE COUNTY, SURVEYED BY HUGH BRYAN, PURCHASES FROM JOHN, LORD CARTERET. (2 PAGES)
Names indexed: BRYAN, HUGH; CARTERET, JOHN LORD; GASCOIGNE, JOHN; GODIN, BENJAMIN; ROBERTS, JOHN
Locations: BLACK RIVER; DEANS COURT; ENGLAND; GRANVILLE COUNTY; MIDDLESEX; WHITE RIVER
Document type: PLAN
Topics: MARSHLANDS; ROBERTS BARONY
• South Carolina Land Grant: 16 Dec 1731, Granville County, South Carolina. Details
Series: S213184
Volume: 0001
Page: 00001
Item: 00
Date: 12/16/1731
Description: BRYAN, JOSEPH AND HUGH BRYAN, PLAT FOR 3,140 ACRES IN GRANVILLE COUNTY.
Names indexed: BELLENGER, EDMUND; BRYAN, HUGH; BRYAN, JOSEPH; CROFT, HILL; PAWLEY; ST. JOHN, JAMES
Locations: GRANVILLE COUNTY; POCOTALIGO RIVER; WHALE BRANCH
Document type: PLAT
Topics:
• Occumation: 21 Jul 1743, South Carolina. Details
Series: S213003
Volume: 002F
Page: 00010
Item: 000
Date: 7/21/1743
Description: HUNTER, GEORGE, SURVEYOR GENERAL, TO HUGH BRYAN APPOINTMENT AS DEPUTY SURVEYOR FOR THE PROVINCE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND BEAUFORT TOWN. (1 PAGE)
Names indexed: BRYAN, HUGH; HUNTER, GEORGE
Locations: BEAUFORT
Document type: APPOINTMENT
Topics: COMMISSIONS AND APPOINTMENTS; DEPUTY SURVEYOR; PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES; SURVEYOR GENERAL
• Proof: 1756, Charleston, South Carolina. Details
Series: S136002
Box: 041B
Item: 0006A
ignore: 000
Date: 1756
Description: BRYAN, MARY, EXIX. AND JOHN SMITH, EXOR. OF HUGH BRYAN VS JONATHAN BRYAN, ADMOR. OF JOSEPH BRYAN, JUDGMENT ROLL.
Names indexed: BRYAN, HUGH; BRYAN, JONATHAN; BRYAN, JOSEPH; BRYAN, MARY; SMITH, JOHN
Locations:
Document type: JUDGMENT-ROLL
Topics:
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This record stands as proof Hugh Bryan was deceased no later than 1756.
63. Capt. Jonathan Bryan (Joseph Sr.4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 12 Sep 1708 in Surry County, Virginia and died before 12 Mar 1788 in Brampton Plantation, Chatham County, Georgia.
 

• Family: Family - all children born in South Carolina

Mary Bryan b: 1744
Josiah Bryan b: 1746
William Bryan
Hugh Bryan
James Bryan: 1752

• Information: 1708, Surry County, Virginia. Jonathan was certified as Master and Ship Captain by Capt. Joseph Stallings May 1734 Charleston South Carolina. This Jonathan is hard to tract as he was an active costal trader, and worked the Carolinas, George and west to New Orleans. His final home, Brampton Plantation in Chatham County Georgia is on the National List of Historic Places. He and his son James were captured during the Revolution, taken to New York and imprisoned on the British ship, Jersey.
• South Carolina Land Grant: 28 Jul 1744, Granville County, South Carolina. Details
Series: S111001
Volume: 0014
Page: 00291
Item: 001
Date: 7/28/1744
Description: BRYAN, JOHNATHAN, CERTIFICATE OF ADMEASUREMENT FOR TOWN LOT NO. 178 IN BEAUFORT.
Names indexed: BRYAN, JOHNATHAN; HUNTER, GEORGE
Locations: BEAUFORT; GRANVILLE COUNTY; NORTH STREET (CHARLESTON); WEST STREET (CHARLESTON)
Document type: CERTIFICATE OF ADMEASUREMENT
Topics:
• Proof: 1754, South Carolina. Details
Series: S136002
Box: 037A
Item: 0004A
ignore: 000
Date: 1754
Description: MOTTE, JACOB VS JONATHAN BRYAN, SURVIVOR OF EDWARD PALMER, JUDGMENT ROLL.
Names indexed: BRYAN, JONATHAN; MOTTE, JACOB; PALMER, EDWARD
Locations:
Document type: JUDGMENT-ROLL
Topics:
• Proof: 19 Jun 1762, Granville County, South Carolina. Details
Series: S111001
Volume: 0014
Page: 00226
Item: 001
Date: 6/19/1762
Description: SMITH, JOHN, EXOR. OF WILLIAM SIMMONS, MEMORIAL FOR 910 ACRES IN PRINCE WILLIAM PARISH, GRANVILLE COUNTY, ORIGINALLY PART OF 1,000 ACRES OF LANDGRAVE BELLENGERS PATENT.
Names indexed: BELLENGER; BELLENGER, ELIZABETH; BELLENGER, GEORGE; BRYAN, JOHNATHAN; BRYAN, MARY; DEVAUX, ANDREW JR.; DEVAUX, JAMES; DEVEAUX, ANDREW SR.; PALMER, WILLIAM; SIMMONS, WILLIAM; SMITH, JOHN
Locations: GRANVILLE COUNTY; POCOTALIGO RIVER; PRINCE WILLIAM PARISH; STONEY CREEK
Document type: MEMORIAL
Jonathan married Mary Palmer, daughter of Capt. Edward Palmer and Anne Harmon, in 1725 in Berkeley County, South Carolina. Mary was born in 1703 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in 1781 in Brampton Plantation, Chatham County, Georgia at age 78.

• Information: 1703, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Mary was the daughter of Capt. Edward Palmer and his wife, Anne Harmon.
• Proof: 19 Jun 1762, Granville County, South Carolina. Details
Series: S111001
Volume: 0014
Page: 00226
Item: 001
Date: 6/19/1762
Description: SMITH, JOHN, EXOR. OF WILLIAM SIMMONS, MEMORIAL FOR 910 ACRES IN PRINCE WILLIAM PARISH, GRANVILLE COUNTY, ORIGINALLY PART OF 1,000 ACRES OF LANDGRAVE BELLENGERS PATENT.
Names indexed: BELLENGER; BELLENGER, ELIZABETH; BELLENGER, GEORGE; BRYAN, JOHNATHAN; BRYAN, MARY; DEVAUX, ANDREW JR.; DEVAUX, JAMES; DEVEAUX, ANDREW SR.; PALMER, WILLIAM; SIMMONS, WILLIAM; SMITH, JOHN
Locations: GRANVILLE COUNTY; POCOTALIGO RIVER; PRINCE WILLIAM PARISH; STONEY CREEK
Document type: MEMORIAL

Children from this marriage were:
78 M i. Capt. Joseph Bryan was born in 1727 in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina and died on 31 Dec 1799 in Charleston, South Carolina at age 72.

Joseph married Jane Page (d. Bef 1820) in 1759 in Charleston, South Carolina.

79 M ii. Capt. John Bryan was born in 1735 in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina and died on 12 Mar 1782 in Rowan County, North Carolina at age 47.

John married Elizabeth Battle (d. 15 Jan 1827) before Jan 1764 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

64. William Joyner Jr. (Mary Bryan4, Henry3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1681 in Norfolk County, Virginia and died before 1764 in Beaufort County, North Carolina.
 

• Information: 1681, Norfolk County, Virginia. By 1712 William and Elizabeth had sold the Maryland property and removed to Pamptecough Precinct North Carolina where he had obtained a patent for 5000 acres. The land was not suitable for crops and was mostly swamp so William began growing hogs. He turned them loose, and they roamed free. Every few months he had a pig roundup, slaughtered those captured, salted the meat and shipped it to England. In 1713 the part of Pamptecough Precinct that lay east of the Pamlico Sound became Beaufort County. William's land was located south of the modern small community of Bath, and bordered the inlet that turns east off Pamlico Sound.
• Proof: 1764, Linville Falls, Burke, North Carolina, USA. North Carolina Taxpayers, 1679-1790. Vol. 2

William's son and namesake paid Taxes in Pitt County North Carolina 1764
William married Elizabeth Kemp. Elizabeth was born in 1683 in Talbot County, Maryland and was christened in 1760 in Beaufort County, North Carolina.

• Information: 1683, Talbot County, Maryland. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Kemp and Mary Ball of Talbot County Maryland. Her parents were associated with Henry Bryan, grandfather of William Joyner who married Elizabeth, their daughter.

Sixth Generation (3rd Great-Grandchildren)



65. Jane Bryan (William (Capt.)5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1718 in Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey and died before 1785 in Rowan County, North Carolina.
Jane married James Oreton, son of William Oreton Jr. and Elizabeth King, in 1740 in Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey. James was born on 10 May 1717 in Essex County, New Jersey and died in 1777 in Rowan County, North Carolina at age 60.

• Information: 1717, Essex County, New Jersey. James was nicknamed "Buckingham" after the place of his parents marriage.

Children from this marriage were:
80 M i. James Oreton was born in 1742 in Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey and died in 1833 in Iredell County, North Carolina at age 91.

James married Sarah Vanderford (d. After 1830) on 4 Aug 1774 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

81 M ii. John Oreton was born in 1745 in Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey and died before 1810 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

John married Jane Bryan (d. Bef 1810) on 26 May 1770 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

82 F iii. Jane Oreton was born in 1750 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died in 1775 in Rowan County, North Carolina at age 25.

Jane married Samuel Huey (d. 1789) on 26 Jun 1769 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

83 F iv. Rebecca Oreton was born in 1753 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died before 1830 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

Rebecca married John Bryan Jr. (d. Aug 1781) on 26 Aug 1774 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

84 F v. Sarah Oreton was born in 1755 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died on 12 Jun 1855 at age 100.

Sarah married Mathew Wilson (d. Jan 1817) on 6 May 1772 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

85 M vi. Joseph Oreton was born in 1758 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died in 1807 in Rowan County, North Carolina at age 49.

Joseph married Jannett Bryan (d. Bef 1810) on 2 Sep 1780 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

86 F vii. Rachel Oreton was born in 1760 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died before 1780 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

66. Joseph Bryan Sr. (Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1716 in Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey and died in 1805 in Jefferson County, Kentucky at age 89.
 

• Family: Family - two daughters by first wife Hester Simpson

Martha Bryan - enumerated this record
Rebecca Bryan - enumerated this record

Children by 2nd wife Alice Linville, all born Virginia

Phebe Bryan
Alice Bryan
Charity Bryan
Mary Bryan
Samuel Bryan
Susannah Bryan
Joseph Bryan , Jr.
John Bryan b: 1756
Eleanor Bryan - enumerated this record
• Information: 1716, Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey. Joseph was the son of Morgan Bryan and his wife, Martha Strode. Joseph Bryan Junior by deposition concerning sale of slaves of his father in 1844, stated he was the half brother of Rebecca Bryan that married Daniel Boone.
• Proof: Militia Service, 15 Sep 1742, Augusta County, Virginia. Augusta County Virginia Court records dated 15 September 1742: "Joseph Bryan delinquent at muster of Capt. Hugh Thompson at Court Martial. Later excused when returned bearing Arms".
 

• Proof: 3 Jun 1755, Augusta County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about Alice Bryan
Name: Alice Bryan
Date: 3 Jun 1755
Location: Augusta CO., VA
Property: 500 acres on Linvil's Creek; corner to land in possession of Thomas Linvil.
Notes: This land record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
Remarks: 150. Purchased by Joseph Bryan from Wm. Linvil and part of 1500 acres purchased by Linvil from Hite, &c..
Description: Grantor's Wife
Book_Date: 7-219
• Proof: 1790, Fayette County, Kentucky. Joseph paid taxes in Fayette County Kentucky 1790.

Source: Reconstructed Kentucky Census 1790.
• Proof: 7 Jul 1800, Fayette County, Alabama. Joseph paid taxes July 7, 1800 in Fayette County Kentucky

Source: Reconstructed 1800 Kentucky Census
• Estate: 1805, Jefferson County, Kentucky. The will of Joseph Bryan

In the name of God Amen;

I Joseph Bryan of the County of Jefferson, State of Kentucky, being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) after my lawful debts are settled I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Alee a gray mare, a bed and furniture and thirty dollars, either cash or property.
I also bequeath to my sons, Samuel, Joseph and John Bryan the sum of fifty dollars each, either cash or property.
I also give and bequeath unto my youngest son John Bryan one negro man names James and all the farming tools.
I also bequeath unto my daughters Martha Boon and Rebecca Boon the sum of twenty dollars each, either cash or property.
I also give unto my other daughters, Mary Howard, Susanna Hinkle, Aylee Howard, Phoebe Forbis and Charity Davis the sum of fity dollars each.
I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Elinor Adams a negro woman named Jean.
I also give to my grand daughter Aylee Adams one negro girl named Sarah.
I also give and bequeath unto my grandson Noah Adams one negro boy named Sapio.
I also give unto my grandson Jacob Adams one negro boy named Bob.
I also give and bequeath unto my grandson Wilah Adams a negro girl named Lottie.
And I do hereby appoint my two sons Joseph and John Bryan executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills sand testaments made by me. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twentieth day of November 1804.

Joseph Bryan (Seal)

Signed, sealed and published as his last will and testament in the presence of us: Edward Cox Sr., David Enochs, Ephraim Hampton

Recorded - Jefferson County, Kentucky, Will Book I, pg 158
Joseph married Hester Simpson in 1736 in Orange County, Virginia. Hester was born in 1721 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia and died in 1741 in Frederick County, Virginia at age 20.

• Information: 1721, Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Hester was the daughter of James Simpson of Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Her father held land in the part of Essex County that become part of Spotsylvania in 1721, then became part of Orange County in 1735. Her father died intestate in Orange County Virginia before 1740 at which time she and Joseph were living in the newly formed Frederick County created from unclaimed territory in 1739.

Children from this marriage were:
87 F i. Martha Bryan was born on 19 Mar 1737 in Frederick County, Virginia and died before 23 Jul 1793 in Boone's Creek, Fayette County, Kentucky.

Martha married Edward Boone (d. 5 Oct 1780).

88 F ii. Rebecca Bryan was born on 9 Jan 1739 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 18 Mar 1813 in St. Charles County, Missouri at age 74.

Rebecca married James Daniel Boone (d. 26 Sep 1820) on 14 Aug 1756 in Rowan County, North Carolina.
Joseph next married Alice Linville, daughter of John Linville Sr. and Anne Hendricks, in 1741 in Frederick County, Virginia. Alice was born in 1725 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia and died in 1807 in Jefferson County, Kentucky at age 82.

• Information: 1728, Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Alice was the daughter of William Linville of Spotsylvania County Virginia.

The child from this marriage was:
89 F i. Eleanor Bryan was born in 1768 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died before 1825 in Shelby County, Kentucky.

Eleanor married Ephraim Adams (d. Jan 1810) on 25 Sep 1789 in Rowan County, North Carolina.
Eleanor next married Josiah Boone II (d. Nov 1825) on 15 Dec 1810 in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

67. Col. Samuel Bryan (Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1721 in Chester County, Pennsylvania and died after 15 Aug 1798 in Rowan County, North Carolina.
 

• Family: Samuel married first, Masmilla Enochs a young widow who married first a Mr. Simpson in Virginia. Masmilla died in Virginia, and Samuel married as his second wife Elizabeth McMahon, as her first husband.
• Information: 1721, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Samuel Bryan was the one son of Morgan Bryan who did not serve in the Revolution. Morgan, he raised an army of eight hundred men and delivered them and self to the Governor of North Carolina to fight for the King. During the War he earned the rank of Colonel in the British Army. After the war he was immediately arrested, subsequently tried and convicted of treason, and sentenced to death. His life was spared when British authorities agreed to make a prisoner exchange, which earned the release of a British captured Revolutionary War fighter. After release from prison Samuel, returned to his stripped Yadkin estate and lived out his life. Samuel and his brother Joseph visited their Kentucky relatives in 1797 ... Samuel died 1798.
• Proof: 11 Dec 1746, Augusta County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about Samuel Bryan
Name: Samuel Bryan
Date: 11 Dec 1746
Location: Augusta Co., VA
Property: 186 acres on a branch of North River of Shanando called Wallings Creek.
Notes: This land record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
Remarks: James Gill, late of Orange County. 25 current money Pennsylvania. Proved by all witnesses 18 Mar 1746.
Description: Witness
Book_Date: 1-193
• Estate: 15 Aug 1798, Rowan County, North Carolina. Will of Samuel Bryan - August 15, 1798, Rowan County, North Carolina

In the name of God, Amen, I Samuel Bryan of Rowan County and State of N.
Carolina being weak in body but in perfect mind and memory thanks be given to
allmighty God for his great mercies and calling to mind the mortality of my
body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and
ordain this my last will and test: Principally and first of all I give and
recomend my soul into the hands of allmighty God who gave it to me and my body
I recommend to the earth to be buried in a christian like manner, by my friends
and excutory nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive
the same again by the mighty power of God, and as to touching such worldly
goods, as it has pleased god to bless me with; I give demise and dispose of in
manner and form as followed.
I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Elizabeth Bryan my negro
fellow named Richmond, my batd horse and also my stock and cattle, hogs and
sheep except what is hereafter named one bed and furniture and farming utensils
together with all my household goods furniture, to her freely to possesed and
enjoyed.
I will and bequeath unto my beloved son Samuel Bryan one bay mare beside
what he had already got.
I will and bequeath unto my son Morgan Bryan one tract of land adjoining
the tract whereon I now live containing one hundred acres, one cow and calf and
also the first colt that comes of the mare I will to my son Samuel as above.
I will unto my daughter Bryan, One Cow and calf and one heifer, one bed and
furniture.
I will unto my daughter Martha Bryan one cow and calf.

I will unto my daughter Elenor Bryan one cow and calf one bed and furniture.

I will unto my daughter Kezia Bryan one cow and calf one bed and furniture.

I will unto my daughter Ann Enochs five shillings.

I will unto my daughter Margaret Ellis five shillings curancy.

I will unto my daughter Susanne Bryan five shilling.

I will unto my daughter Sarah Linville five shilling.

I will unto my daughter Elizabeth Hampton five shillings.

And I do hereby constitute and appoint my well beloved wife Elizabeth Bryan
and my trusty friend John Ellis my executary of this my last will and
testament. Disannulling and revoking all former wills and bequeaths, by me
made, either in writing or any other way ratifying and confirming this and no
other to be my last will and test: In witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and seal this 15 day of August 1798.

Signed, sealed, published and Samuel Bryan seal
pronounced in the presence of
his
William X Howard
mark
Jacob Houser
Samuel Bryan

Transcribed from:
Rowan Co. NC Will Book Vol. #D page # 121
Samuel married Elizabeth McMahon. Elizabeth was born in 1732 in Frederick County, Virginia and died before 1810 in Fayetteville, Anson County, North Carolina.

• Information: 1732, Frederick County, Virginia. Elizabeth was Samuel's second wife. His first wife was
68. Eleanor Bryan (Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1722 in Chester County, Pennsylvania and died in 1792 in Madison County, Kentucky at age 70.
Eleanor married William Linville, son of John Linville Sr. and Anne Hendricks. William was born in 1718 in Stafford County, Virginia and died in Jul 1766 in Linville Falls, Rowan, North Carolina at age 48.

• He died in 1766 in Linville Falls, Rowan County, North Carolina. William and his son John were killed by Native Americans at the Falls of a river, and the falls were named after the Linville family.
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"Two men named Linville from the forks of the Yadkin went to hunt on the Watauga River between 1760 and 1770. They employed John Williams, a lad of sixteen, to go with them, keep camp and cook for them. They were sleeping in the camp when the Indians came on them and killed the Linvilles. They "shot Williams through the thigh," but he escaped and rode a horse from the mouth of the Watauga "Hollows in Surry" in five days. He recovered from his wound and became a man of influence.

It is now almost certain that these falls have taken their name from these two men, who may have visited them before their last hunt and told the people of their location and beauty, for Dr. Draper (note, p. 183) records that the stream itself was named from the fact that in the "latter part of the summer of 1766 William Linville, his son and a young man had gone from the lower Yadkin to this river to hunt, where they were surprised by a party of Indians, the two Linvilles killed, the other person, though badly wounded, effecting his escape.

The Linvilles were related to the famous Daniel Boone.

" It is a matter of record that a family by the name of Linvil---probably an economic way of spelling Linville---were members of Three Forks Baptist Church and lived on what is now known as Dog Skin Creek, or branch, but which stream used to be called Linville Creek. The membership of that church shows that Abraham, Catharine and Margaret Linvil were members between 1790 and 1800, while the minutes show that on the second Saturday in June, 1799, when the Three Forks Church were holding a meeting at Cove Creek, just prior to giving that community a church of its own, Abraham Linvil was received by experience, and in July following, at the same place, Catharine and Margaret Linvil also were so received. Several of the older residents of Dog Skin, Brushy Fork and Cove Creek confirms the
reality of the residence of the Linville family in that community.

In September, 1799, Brother Vanderpool's petition for a constitution at Cove Creek was granted, Catherine Linvil having been granted her letter of dismission the previous August.

Source: Murphey Papers, Vol. II, p. 386
69. James Bryan (Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 3 Apr 1723 in Chester County, Pennsylvania and died on 18 Aug 1807 in Missouri Territory at age 84.
 

• Family: Family - All children born Rowan County, North Carolina.

David Bryan was born 29 Oct 1757 and died 20 Mar 1837.
Jonathan Bryan was born 15 Jul 1759 and died 10 Aug 1846.
Henry Bryan was born 15 Jan 1761 and died 20 Aug 1820.
Susannah Bryan was born 11 Apr 1763 and died Jul 1780.
Mary "Polly" Bryan was born 13 Dec 1765 and died Jan 1798.
Rebecca Bryan was born 1 Mar 1767 and died 3 May 1840.
• Information: 1723, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It is told that Rebecca Bryan Boone and Daniel raised James Six children after Rebecca Enochson.
James married Rebecca Enochson. Rebecca was born in 1730 in Prince George's County, Maryland and died in 1770 in Rowan County, North Carolina at age 40.
70. Mary Bryan (Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1725 in Chester County, Pennsylvania and died on 25 Feb 1742 in Orange County, Virginia at age 17.
 

• Information: 1725, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Mary and Thomas' had one daughter Mary, an infant when her estate was proved in court. Mary Curtis married Robert Forbush (Forbis?).
• Estate: 1742, Orange County, Virginia. Mary wrote a will dated January 9, 1741 in Orange County Virginia - The will was administered By Father And Brother, Joseph. In her will Mary named the same aiblings as her father Morgan listed in his will.
Mary married Thomas Curtis. Thomas was born in 1718 in Chester County, Pennsylvania and died before 7 Jan 1741 in Orange County, Virginia.
71. Morgan Bryan IV (Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 20 May 1729 in Chester County, Pennsylvania and died in Jul 1804 in Bourbon County, Kentucky at age 75.
 

• Family: Family

James Bryan b: 1757
George Bryan b: Feb 1758
Joseph Bryan b: 1759
Mary Bryan b: 1760
Morgan Bryan b: 1762
Susannah Bryan b: 1764
Sarah Bryan b: 1766
John Bryan b: 1767
Rebecca Bryan b: 11 Jun 1772
• Information: 1729, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Morgan and Mary Forbush married shortly before March 10, 1756 in Augusta County Virginia - The land patent obtained that date proved that he recently married and was granted the 100 acres as a grant for "paid transportation of self and his wife."
• Proof: Jan 1754, Augusta County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about Morgan Bryan
Name: Morgan Bryan
Location: Augusta CO., VA
Property: 133 acres, Cooks Creek of No. River Shanando.
Notes: This land record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
Remarks: Delivered to Benj. Kinley Jan 1754.
Description: Witness
Book_Date: 3-118
• Virginia Land Grant: 10 Mar 1756, Augusta County, Virginia. Title Bryan, Morgan.
Publication 10 March 1756.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: Augusta County.
Description: 100 acres on a branch of Linwslls Creek called John's Creek.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 32, 1752-1756 (v.1 & 2 p.1-715), p. 688 (Reel 30).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, Morgan. grantee.
Subject - Topical Land titles. -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Augusta County
Subject -Geographic Augusta County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Augusta County.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
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This patent proves when Morgan Bryan IV moved out of his father's house, and we was very recently married when this patent was obtained. 50 acres for self, and 50 acres for wife.
• Kentucky Land Grant: 30 Aug 1787, Fayette County, Kentucky. Title Bryan, Morgan, Sr.
Publication 30 August 1787.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
Note Location: Fayette County (Ky.).
Description: 494 acres on the North fork of Elkhorn beginning &c. corner, to Samuel Meredith, William and Israel Christian.
Source: Land Office Grants No. 12, 1787, p. 570 (Reel 78).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, Morgan, Sr. grantee.
Meredith, Samuel.
Christian, Israel.
Christian, William.
Subject - Topical Land titles. -- Registration and transfer -- Kentucky -- Fayette County.
Subject -Geographic Fayette County (Ky.) -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Kentucky -- Fayette County.
Added Entry Virginia. Land Office. Register. Land grants, 1779-
Library of Virginia. Archives.
• Proof: 1790, Fayette County, Kentucky. FIRST CENSUS" OF KENTUCKY 1790
STATE ENUMERATIONS of HEADS of FAMILIES, VIRGINIA and KENTUCKY.
PERSONAL TAX LIST NO. 2 OF FAYETTE COUNTY (NOW A PART OF KENTUCKY), 1787.
page 114
Morgan Bryan (Marg. and Morgan Bryan Jr.); Jos. Bryan (David) (3)
Morgan married Mary Forbush, daughter of George Forbush and Olivia Fare, before 10 Mar 1756 in Augusta County, Virginia. Mary was born in 1731 in Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland and died in 1794 in Fayette County, Kentucky at age 63.

The child from this marriage was:
90 M i. John Bryan was born in 1762 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died before 1810 in Bladen County, North Carolina.

72. John Bryan (Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 9 Apr 1730 in Frederick County, Virginia and died after 1797 in Rowan County, North Carolina.
 

• Family: Family - all children born Rowan County North Carolina

1. Samuel Bryan b. 1750 - m: Margaret Steele August 11, 1784 & died Davidson County Tennessee 1832
2. John Bryan Jr. b. 1751 - enumerated this record
3. Jane Bryan b. 1754 - enumerated this record

Children born by Sarah Brandon

4. Jannet Bryan b: 1763 - enumerated this record
5. James Bryan b. 1765 - m: Margaret Johnson 8 Dec 1790 Rowan County North Carolina & died about the same time as his father leaving orphans John and Jesse
6. Elizabeth Bryan b. 1769 - m: John Davis February 22, 1787
7. Mary Bryan b. 1770 - m: Thomas Huey February 7, 1787 & died after 1810 Washington County Illinois
8. Margaret Bryan b. 1768 - m: Thomas Allen May 26,1789 & died November 19, 1846 Green County Illinois
9. Sarah Bryan b: 1773 - m: John Allen & died before 1810 Burke County North Carolina
• Information: 9 Apr 1730, Frederick County, Virginia. We could not prove any children born to John and Sarah. The 1790 Census proves them both living Rowan County, but in 1800 there are no Bryan families enumerated that Census Record. By that, it is evident that John died after writing his will, and Sarah died before it was probated or moved on with any of the children born to them. John was Sheriff of Rowan County 1759 when the position was mostly held by artisans, and it is evident John was a planter. He was serving in the Militia 1759 while he was Sheriff, and noted as such on tax records for 1759. This John Bryan did not serve in the Military during the Revolution.
• Proof: 4 Mar 1780, Rowan County, North Carolina. On March 4, 1780, John Ortan was granted 300 acres on the south bank of the South Yadkin River. On February 7, 1786, John Brandon and John Orton signed as security for a bond of 300 pounds for orphan children of John Bryan: Sarah Bryan, Jean Brian and John Brian. In the 1797 will of John Bryan, Sr., "Jean Ortan" was listed as a daughter.
• Location: 1790, Rowan County, North Carolina. US 1790 Census - Rowan County, North Carolina

John Bryan

1 male +16
1 free white female
John married Jane Brandon, daughter of Richard Brandon and Katherine Robinson, in Rowan County, North Carolina. Jane was born in 1731 in Rockcastle County, Delaware and died in 1758 in Rowan County, North Carolina at age 27.

• Information: 1731, Rockcastle County, Delaware. Jane was the daughter of Richard Brandon and his wife, Katherine Robinson - After Jane died, her husband John remarried her sister, Sarah.

Children from this marriage were:
91 M i. John Bryan Jr. was born in 1751 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died in Aug 1781 in Rowan County, North Carolina at age 30.

John married Rebecca Oreton (d. Bef 1830) on 26 Aug 1774 in Rowan County, North Carolina.
(Duplicate Line. See Person 83)
92 F ii. Jane Bryan was born in 1754 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died before 1810 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

Jane married John Oreton (d. Bef 1810) on 26 May 1770 in Rowan County, North Carolina.
(Duplicate Line. See Person 81)
John next married Sarah Brandon, daughter of Richard Brandon and Katherine Robinson, in 1758 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Sarah was born in 1737 in Rockcastle County, Delaware and died before 1800 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

• Information: 1737, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Sarah Brandon was a yunger sister of Jand Brandon the first wife of John Bryan. On the 1790 Census there are several Brndon families living nearby John and his family. There can be little doubt Sarah was John's second wife.

The child from this marriage was:
93 F i. Jannett Bryan was born in 1763 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died before 1810 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

Jannett married Joseph Oreton (d. 1807) on 2 Sep 1780 in Rowan County, North Carolina.
(Duplicate Line. See Person 85)
73. William Bryan (Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 10 Mar 1734 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 30 May 1780 in Bryan's Station, Fayette County, Kentucky at age 46.
 

• Family: Family - all children born Rowan County North Carolina

Samuel Bryan b: 06 May 1756
Daniel Boone Bryan b: 10 Feb 1758
William Bryan b: 07 Dec 1760
Phoebe Bryan b: 24 Jan 1763
Hannah Bryan b: 10 Jan 1765
John Bryan b: 06 Feb 1768
Sarah Bryan b: 01 Sep 1770
Abner Bryan b: 21 Nov 1772
Elizabeth Bryan b: 16 Nov 1774
Mary Bryan b: 07 Jan 1777
William married Mary Boone, daughter of Squire Boone and Sarah Morgan, in Rowan County, North Carolina. Mary was born on 3 Nov 1736 in (Oley MM) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died on 6 Jul 1819 in Grants Lick, Campbell County, Kentucky at age 82, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Grants Lick, Campbell County, Kentucky.

• Information: 1736, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. In 1929 Mary Boone Bryan was removed from her burial place and reburied by Grants Lick Funeral Directors, Smith and Sheanshang, in the Oakland Cemetery. A dedication service was held, and a Bronze Plaque in her honor was unveild in her honor August 1, 1930.

The child from this marriage was:
94 M i. Samuel Bryan was born on 6 May 1756 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died on 4 Mar 1837 in Marion County, Indiana at age 80.

Samuel married Mary Hunt (d. 9 Aug 1842) on 5 Oct 1775 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

74. Thomas Bryan (Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1735 in Frederick County, Virginia and died before 10 Feb 1786 in Rowan County, North Carolina.
Thomas married Sarah Hunt. Sarah was born in 1751 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died before 1800 in Madison County, Kentucky.

• Information: 1751, Rowan County, North Carolina. Sarah was the daughter of Jonathan Hunt and his wife, Isabel Smith of Rowan County. Sarah remarried in Rowan County per the following record.
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North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004 about Sarah Bryan
Name: Sarah Bryan
Spouse: John Ganor
Marriage Date: 16 Apr 1793
Marriage County: Rowan
Marriage State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: County Court Records - FHL # 0317002 and 0500949 - 0500957
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT
• Location: 1790, Rowan County, North Carolina. 1790 United States Federal Census about Sarah Bryan
Name: Sarah Bryan - Widow this record....
County: Rowan
State: North Carolina
Number of Free White Males Under 16: 2
Number of Free White Males 16 and Over: 2
Number of Free White Females: 3
Number of Slaves : 1
Number of Household Members: 7
75. Needham Bryan (Needham5, William4, David Sr.3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1714 in Bertie County, North Carolina and died after 25 Jan 1787 in Johnson County, North Carolina.
 

• Family: Family - children by first wife Nancy Smith all born Johnson County North Carolina

Needham b: 1749
Kedar b: 1751
Winifred b: 5 May 1754
Benjamin b: 1755
Clement b: 1757
Sally b: 1759
Lovard b: 1760
Nancy b: 1762
Rachel b: 1764

Children by second wife, Charlotte Moore

Charlotte b: 2 Apr 1765
Rigdon b: 1767
Esther b: 1769
• Information: 1714, Bertie County, North Carolina. This is the man that apprenticed Colonel David Fanning who killed Capt. John Bryan March 12, 1782. Needham Bryan and John Bryan were third cousins.
Needham married Nancy Smith on 5 Feb 1748 in Johnson County, North Carolina. Nancy was born in 1719 in Johnson County, North Carolina and died in 1764 in Wayne County, North Carolina at age 45.
Needham next married Charlotte Moore in 1764 in Johnson County, North Carolina. Charlotte was born in 1727 in Virginia and died before 1787 in Johnson County, North Carolina.
76. John Bryan Esq., Jr. (John Sr. (Capt.)5, Lewis4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1718 in London, , Greater London, England, was christened on 16 Nov 1718 in St. Giles Cripplegate Parish, London, , Greater London, England, and died before 18 Apr 1786 in Richmond County, Virginia.
 

• Information: 1718, London, , Greater London, England. John read for the law in the Middle Temple, but quit 1742 before he made barrister-at-law. We know nothing about any children by either of his two wives.
• Estate: 18 Apr 1786, Richmond County, Virginia. Title Bryan, John.
Publication 1786, 1786
Gen. note Part of index to Richmond Wills and Administrations (1782 - 1810)
Note p. 65-67. Will pro. 18 Apr. 1786.
p. 72. Inv. & Appr. rec. 15 May 1786.
Note Hustings Deeds No. 1, 1782-1792 (Reel 1)
Subject - Personal Bryan, John.
Subject -Geographic Richmond (Va.)
Added Title Virginia wills and administrations.
John married Mary Bumpas on 7 Nov 1738 in St. Benet Pauls Wharf, London, , Greaterlondon, England. Mary was born in 1717 in Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium and died before 6 Oct 1744 in Saint Phillips, Barbados.

• Information: 1717, Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium. Mary was the daughter of Jonathan Bumpas and his wife, Marian Stewart, we could not prove her parents marriage. She was a spinster aged 21 when she married John Bryan. Both parents gave consent to the marriage. Her father was a merchant of London and Brugge. Several members of the Bumpas family settled in New England early.
John next married Elizabeth Balzell on 6 Oct 1744 in Saint Phillips, Barbados. Elizabeth was born in 1720 in Barbados, West Indies and died before 1785 in Richmond County, Virginia.

• Information: 1720, Barbados, West Indies. Elizabeth was a widow when she married John Bryan on Barbados, we could not porve her maiden name, parents, or her former husband.
77. Capt. Jonathan Bryan (John Sr. (Capt.)5, Lewis4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1724 in Barbados, West Indies and died before 1790 in Wilkes County, North Carolina.
 

• Information: 1724, Barbados, West Indies. Jonathan was certified as Master and Ship Captain May 1745 when but age 21, but he could not serve as Master until age 26 in 1750. Because he could not hire out in any postition except mate or sailor he joined his older brother John then located in Richmond County Virginia. Through his brother Jonathan purchased a plantation in Culpeper County, and it was overseen by John when Jonathan was at sea. Besides his mariner profession, Jonathan was a merchant. When his son William married Letty Asher and was aged 21, Jonathan deeded the Culpeper plantation to him, before removing to North Carolina with their youngest son, Francis. We could not prove but one son born to Jonathan, one with each wife. More than likely we are missing children in the ten year gap between his 1st marriage and the birth of William.
Jonathan married Maria Luther on 17 Jan 1750 in Wimborne Minster, , Dorset, England. Maria was born in 1729 in Sankt Peter, Kobensharn, Bornholms Amt, Denmark, was christened on 14 May 1729 in Sankt Peter, Kobensharn, Bornholms Amt, Denmark, and died in 1765 in Culpeper County, Virginia at age 36.

• Information: 1729, Sankt Peter, Kobensharn, Bornholms Amt, Denmark. Maria was the daughter of mariner Jurgen Luther and his wife, Susanna Magdalena - Her parents married in Sweden, we could not prove their marriage, or her mother's maiden name. Maria's brothers Peter settled in Colleton County South Carolina before she married Jonathan Bryan, and evidence suggests the two families visited whenever the opportunity arose. Peter and his wife left several descendants there, in particular, her nephew Giles Luther.

The child from this marriage was:
95 M i. William Bryan was born on 11 Mar 1760 in Culpeper County, Virginia and died before 6 Feb 1806 in Culpeper County, Virginia.

William married Letty Asher (d. 1819).
Jonathan next married Anne Catlett in 1765 in Culpeper County, Virginia. Anne was born in 1737 in Essex County, Virginia and died before 1800 in Wilkes County, North Carolina.

• Information: 1737, Essex County, Virginia. This lady had two given names, Mary Anne, but she always went by Anne. She was the daughter of John Catlett IV and his wife, Mary Ann Grayson - She was a Spinster when she married Jonathan, and not previously married.
• Location: 1790, Wilkes County, North Carolina. US 1790 Census - Wilkes County, North Carolina

Anne Bryan - widow

1 male +16 - Francis
1 female +16 - Anne Catlett Bryan
1 Slave (The slave's name was Jupiter, given to Anne by her father)

The child from this marriage was:
96 M i. Francis Bryan was born on 25 Jun 1770 in Culpeper County, Virginia, died on 10 Feb 1863 in Ashe County, North Carolina at age 92, and was buried in Francis Bryan Cemetery.

Francis married Phoebe Woodruff (d. 9 Mar 1856) on 9 Aug 1796 in Wilkes County, North Carolina.

78. Capt. Joseph Bryan (Jonathan (Capt.)5, Joseph Sr.4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1727 in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina and died on 31 Dec 1799 in Charleston, South Carolina at age 72.
 

• Family: Family - all born Charleston South Carolina

Guy b: 7 Dec 1764
Margaret b: 12 Aug 1771
Susan b: 8 Feb 1773
Anne b: 19 Dec 1775
Rebecca b: 2 May 1778
• Information: 1727, Bertie Precinct, North Carolina. Joseph was certified as Master and Ship Captain by Capt. Morgan Jones of Charleston South Carolina in May 1753. Joseph sold his interest in a ship jointly owned with the Pitt family of Isle of Wight and Elizabeth City Virginia.
• Location: 1790, Charleston, South Carolina. US 1790 Census - St. Phillips and St. Michaels Parish, Charleston, South Carolina

Cap Bryan

2 males +16
1 female -16
3 free white females
6 Slaves
Joseph married Jane Page in 1759 in Charleston, South Carolina. Jane was born in 1742 in Kinglassie, , Fife, Scotland, was christened on 1 Aug 1742 in Kinglassie, , Fife, Scotland, and died before 1820 in Charleston, South Carolina.

• Proof: 8 Sep 1679, Charleston, South Carolina. Details
Series: S213019
Volume: 0038
Page: 00017
Item: 001
Date: 9/8/1679
Description: PAGE, WILLIAM, LAND GRANT FOR 200 ACRES ON ASHLEY RIVER.
Names indexed: PAGE, WILLIAM
Locations: ASHLEY RIVER
Document type: LAND GRANT
Topics:
• Information: 1742, Kinglassie, , Fife, Scotland. Jane was the daughter of mariner and merchant David Page and his wife, Jane Warren. Her parent's married somewhere in New England in the early 1720s. David was born in either Belgium or Jamaica as his father held property in both places, but lived in Strood. David owned a large manor at Kinglassie, which is located across the bay from Edinburgh, and about twenty miles due north. He was the only son but had eight or nine sisters, and was heir apparent. The family held property at Strood, Boston, Bergen New Jersey, Brugge, Jamaica, plantations at St. James Barbados, St. Nevis, and Charleston South Carolina. Jane's youngest brother David firmly entrenched the family in South Carolina before the Revolution, and the majority of the Page family all came to America, and so far as we can prove retained no holdings in England, Ireland or Scotland. This Page family established in South Carolina no later than September 8, 1679 when her father David's grandfather, William obtained the first South Carolina Land Grant located on the Ashley River (proof included). At that time there were but one governing entity in South Carolina based in Charleston. The first division of authority would not take place until May 10, 1682 when three administrative districts were created, Colleton, Berkeley and Craven. This particular Page family is the same branch as that of Francis Page, immigrant, of the Middle Plantation in Virginia 1627.

Jane's brother, John Page Esq., obtained a patent of 2634 acres in Halifax County Virginia February 16, 1771. He removed to Madison County Kentucky very early and well before 1795 gave the Halifax property to Jane. Her brother was active in setting up the Kentucky government system.
79. Capt. John Bryan (Jonathan (Capt.)5, Joseph Sr.4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1735 in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina and died on 12 Mar 1782 in Rowan County, North Carolina at age 47.
 

• Information: 1729, Bertie Precinct, North Carolina. This man was a Militia Captain during the Revolution. He and his troops fought the battle at Guilford Courthouse March 15, 1781 , a most horrid and wholly gruesome affair; he should be viewed historically as a Revolutionary Hero, but for whatever reasons, that is not the case.
• He died on 12 Mar 1782 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Capt. John Bryan was shot and killed by Colonel David Fanning March 12, 1782. Fanning was a Tory, and heavily involved in several North and South Carolina Battles. Fanning ordered Bryan's home to be burned, after the fire was set and Bryan resisted, Fanning and one of his men shot and killed Bryan. David Fanning was born 1754 in Rowan County North Carolina. Both men were involved at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse March 15, 1781.

Source: North Carolina Revolutionary Soldiers, Pages 128 & 129

Bryan, John, Capt. N. C. Militia; killed at his home by Tories Mch. 12, 1782.
• Postscript: 24 Jun 1790, Long Beach, King's County, New Brunswick, Canada. Historically the event that took place March 12, 1782 should not have happened, for Cornwallis had surrendered to George Washington on October 19, 1781 at Yorktown but it took a while for the news to travel, and another personal family tragedy involving war was recorded in the history books.

After Fanning killed John Bryan, David Fanning went to Chatham County where he married Sarah Carr April 25, 1782, and thence fled to Canada where he died March 14, 1825 Digby County in Nova Scotia. He recorded in his journal about the murder of Capt. John Bryan. That record follows, verbatim as David Fanning wrote it:

. . . . "About the 7th March 1782 Capt. Walker and Currie, of the Loyal Militia fell in, with a party of Rebels, and came to an engagement, and fired for some time, 'till the rebels had fired all their ammunition; and then, wished to come to terms of peace between each party; and no plundering, killing or murdering should be committed by either party or side; which was concluded upon by each Colonel, for such certain limited bounds; which was to be agreed upon by each Col.; and if they could not agree, each party was to remain neutral until matters was made known, respecting the term which they had to agree upon. Soon after my men came to me and informed what they had done; we received the rebel Col. Balfour's answer; 'there was a resting place for a Tory's foot upon the Earth.' He also immediately sent out his party, and on the 10th, I saw the same company coming to a certain house where we were fiddling and dancing. We immediately prepared ourselves in readiness to receive them, , their number being 27 and our number only seven; We immediately mounted our horses, and went some little distance from the house, and commenced a fire, for some considerable time; night coming on they retreated and left the ground. Some time before, while, we were treating with each other, I had ordered and collected twenty-five men to have a certain dress made which was linen frocks, died black, with red cuffs, red elbows, and red shoulder cape also, and belted with scarlet, all fringed with white fringe, and on the 12th of March, my men being all properly equipped, assembled together, in order, to give them a small scourge, which we set out for. On Balfour's plantation, we came upon him, he endeavored to make his escape; but we soon prevented him, fired at him, and wounded him. The first ball he received was through one of his arms, and ranged through his body; the other through his neck; which put an end to his committing any more ill deeds. We also wounded another of his men. We then proceeded to their Colonel's (Collier) belonging to said county of Randolph; on our way we burnt several rebel houses, and catched several prisoners; the night coming on and the distance to said Collier's was so far, that it was late before we got there. He made his escape, having received three balls through his shirt. But I took care to destroy the whole of his plantation. I then pursued our route, and came to one Capt. John Bryan's, another rebel officer. I told him if he would come out of the house, I would give him a parole; which he refused, saying that he had taken parole from Lord Cornwallis, swearing 'by God! He had broken that and he would also break our Tory parole. With that I immediately ordered the house to be set on fire, which was instantly done. As soon as he saw the flames of the fire, increasing, he called out to me, and desired me to spare his house, for his wife and children's sake, and he would walk out with his arms in his hands. I immediately answered him, that if he walked out, that his house should be saved, for his wife and children. When he came out, he said 'Here, damn you, here I am.' With that he received two balls through his body: He came out with his gun cocked, and sword at the same time."

Source: Narrative of Colonel David Fanning, written by himself, Detailing Astonishing Events in North Carolina from 1775 to 1783, King's County, Long Beach, New Brunswick, Canada, June 24th 1790:

The following:extracted from: The Narrative of Colonel David Fanning, Edited by Thomas H. Wynne, the secretary of the VA Historical Society

"His grandfather, Bryan Fanning, was the first of the family to settle in the county, and his father, David, had moved his family to NC where he was drowned in the Deep River before his son was born. His widow remained in NC with her young daughter and new son, but the struggle was apparently to much for her. She succumbed in 1764, leaving her two children, Elizabeth and David, to be bound as orphans to guardians in Johnston County (the present Wake County). In later years David Fanning would claim his father's property in VA, two plantations totaling 1100 acres, but he never succeeded in securing his inheritance. In July 1764, the county court bound the nine-year-old Fanning to a guardian, Needham Bryan, Jr, a county justice, who at least fulfilled his obligation to educate the boy. Fanning was apprenticed to Thomas Leech who may have been a loom mechanic. In 1778 Fanning was reportedly working as a mechanic and loom builder in Chatham County, although he said nothing of his early life other that he was "farmer bred". Some insight on this period is provided by the folk traditions compiled by Eli W Caruthers in his history published in 1854. According to Caruthers, Fanning left his guardian because of harsh treatment and fled to Orange County where he was taken in by the John O' Daniel family. It was here that he was supposedly cured of scald head or tetter worm, an offensive scalp disease that left him bald. Thereafter he wore a silk skullcap. Another tradition from Caruthers is the widespread reputation that Fanning had as a youth of being a superb horseman and a tamer of wild horses."…
John married Elizabeth Battle before Jan 1764 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was born on 26 Feb 1745 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina and died on 15 Jan 1827 in Nash County, North Carolina at age 81.

• Information: 1745, Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was the daughter of one of two families, both brothers, and sons of John Battle and his wife, Margaret Sowersby; both of Surry County Virginia.

1. Charles and Mary Battle of Surry County Virginia - We could not prove Charles wife's maiden name.

2. John Battle and his wife, Mary Hardin - John died with a will in place in Edgecombe County North Carolina - See Will Book A, pg 211

Children from this marriage were:
97 M i. Battle Bryan was born in 1765 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died after 1834 in New Orleans, America.

98 F ii. Hannah Bryan was born on 17 Oct 1766 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died on 2 Dec 1816 in Coffee County, Tennessee at age 50.

99 M iii. James Bryan was born in 1769 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died after 1820 in Bedford County, Tennessee.

James married Elizabeth Neely (d. After 1850) on 8 May 1798 in Orange County, North Carolina.

100 F iv. Mary Bryan was born on 1 Aug 1771 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died on 14 Sep 1818 in Clark County, Kentucky at age 47.

101 F v. Sarah Bryan was born on 18 Sep 1774 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died on 22 Nov 1854 in Kentucky at age 80.

102 M vi. William Lewis Bryan was born in 1776 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died before 1830 in Iredell County, North Carolina.

103 M vii. John Bryan Jr. was born on 7 Mar 1780 in Rowan County, North Carolina, died on 28 Oct 1854 in Coffee County, Tennessee at age 74, and was buried in Bryan Cemetery, Fountain Grove, Coffee County, Tennessee.


 

Seventh Generation (4th Great-Grandchildren)



80. James Oreton (Jane Bryan6, William (Capt.)5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1742 in Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey and died in 1833 in Iredell County, North Carolina at age 91.
 

• Location: 1830, Iredell County, North Carolina. US 1830 Census - Iredel County, North Carolina

James Oreton

1 male 80-90
1 female 15-20
1 female 50-60
1 female 80-90
James married Sarah Vanderford on 4 Aug 1774 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Sarah was born in 1749 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland and died after 1830 in Iredell County, North Carolina.

• Information: 1749, Queen Anne's County, Maryland. Sarah was the daughter of Charles Vandeford and his wife, Sarah Delaney.
81. John Oreton (Jane Bryan6, William (Capt.)5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1745 in Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey and died before 1810 in Rowan County, North Carolina.
 

• Information: 1745, Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey. John and Jane were 2nd cousins.
John married Jane Bryan, daughter of John Bryan and Jane Brandon, on 26 May 1770 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Jane was born in 1754 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died before 1810 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

• Information: 1754, Rowan County, North Carolina. Jane and John were 2nd cousins.
82. Jane Oreton (Jane Bryan6, William (Capt.)5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1750 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died in 1775 in Rowan County, North Carolina at age 25.
Jane married Samuel Huey on 26 Jun 1769 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Samuel was born on 20 Nov 1740 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and died in 1789 in Rowan County, North Carolina at age 49.

• Information: 1740, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. After his first wife JAne Bryan died, Samuel married the widow, Mary Smith.
83. Rebecca Oreton (Jane Bryan6, William (Capt.)5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1753 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died before 1830 in Rowan County, North Carolina.
Rebecca married John Bryan Jr., son of John Bryan and Jane Brandon, on 26 Aug 1774 in Rowan County, North Carolina. John was born in 1751 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died in Aug 1781 in Rowan County, North Carolina at age 30.
84. Sarah Oreton (Jane Bryan6, William (Capt.)5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1755 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died on 12 Jun 1855 at age 100.
Sarah married Mathew Wilson on 6 May 1772 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Mathew was born in 1758 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died in Jan 1817 in Rowan County, North Carolina at age 59.

• Information: 1758, Rowan County, North Carolina. Mathew was the son of Mathew Wilson and his wife, Charity Smith.
85. Joseph Oreton (Jane Bryan6, William (Capt.)5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1758 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died in 1807 in Rowan County, North Carolina at age 49.
Joseph married Jannett Bryan, daughter of John Bryan and Sarah Brandon, on 2 Sep 1780 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Jannett was born in 1763 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died before 1810 in Rowan County, North Carolina.
86. Rachel Oreton (Jane Bryan6, William (Capt.)5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1760 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died before 1780 in Rowan County, North Carolina. She never married and had no children.

87. Martha Bryan (Joseph Sr.6, Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 19 Mar 1737 in Frederick County, Virginia and died before 23 Jul 1793 in Boone's Creek, Fayette County, Kentucky.
 

• Information: 1737, Frederick County, Virginia. Martha's will proved in Clark County Kentucky Court July 23, 1793 - She died in Fayette County Kentucky, but her estate proved in Clark County Kentucky where the family owned significant acreage in the part of Jefferson County that became part of Clark County when it formed.
Martha married Edward Boone, son of Squire Boone and Sarah Morgan. Edward was born on 19 Nov 1740 in (Oley MM) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died on 5 Oct 1780 in Bryan's Station, Fayette County, Kentucky at age 39.

• Family: Family -

Mary Boone
George Boone
Joseph Boone
Sarah Boone
Jane Boone
Charity Boone
• He died on 5 Oct 1780 in Bryan's Station, Fayette County, Kentucky. Edward was killed in an attack by the Shawnee.
88. Rebecca Bryan (Joseph Sr.6, Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 9 Jan 1739 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 18 Mar 1813 in St. Charles County, Missouri at age 74.
 

• Information: 1738, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Rebecca was the 2nd born daughter of Joseph Bryan and his first wife, Hester Simpson.
Rebecca married James Daniel Boone, son of Squire Boone and Sarah Morgan, on 14 Aug 1756 in Rowan County, North Carolina. James was born on 2 Nov 1734 in (Oley MM) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died on 26 Sep 1820 in St. Charles County, Missouri at age 85.
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Marriage: 14 Aug 1756, Rowan County, North Carolina. North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004 about James Boone
Name: James Boone
Gender: Male
Spouse: Rebecca Bryan
Spouse Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 14 Aug 1756
Marriage County: Rowan
Marriage State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: North Carolina State Archives
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North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004 about Rebecca Bryan
Name: Rebecca Bryan
Gender: Female
Spouse: James Boone
Spouse Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 14 Aug 1756
Marriage County: Rowan
Marriage State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: North Carolina State Archives

• Family: Family -

1. James Boone b: 3 May 1757
2. Israel Boone b: 25 Jan 1759 - enumerated this record
3. Susanah Boone b: 2 Nov 1760
4. Jemima Boone b: 4 Oct 1762
5. Levina Boone b: 23 Mar 1766
6. Rebecca Boone b: 26 May 1768
7. Daniel Morgan Boone b: 23 Dec 1769
8. Jessie Bryan Boone b: 23 May 1773
9. William Boone b: 20 Jun 1775
10. Nathan Boone b: 3 Mar 1781
• Information: 1734, (Oley MM) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We did not intend to work descendants beyond the Immigrant family; however, for 275 years we have never seen this man's given name presented as he married Rebecca Bryan. The proof is in the Marriage Record, which is indexed Bride and Groom in Rowan County North Carolina archives, which were redone by North Carolina whereas the extant records are correct without doubt. Both Bride and Groom records are included in the Marriage Event for James Daniel Boone and his wife, Rebecca Bryan. So far as we can prove, this is the first James Boone born and named in this particular Boone family line since James, the son of George Boone and Sarah Mogridge. Then, of course, James Daniel Boone and his wife, Rebecca Bryan, named their first son ... James Boone.
• He was born on 2 Nov 1734 in Oley, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. James Daniel Boone was born November 2, 1734, which converted to Gregorian date proves October 22, 1734 as equates to today's calendar.
• Kentucky Land Grants: 15 Apr 1784-1 Apr 1800, Kentucky. Daniel Boone Kentucky & Virginia Land Patents granted, surveyed, and held....

1000 acres 15 Apr 1784 Fayette County
379 acres 25Jjan 1783 Fayette County
1000 acres 16 Sep 1784 Fayette County
100 acres 5 Jan 1785 Lincoln County
500 acres 9 Feb 1785 Fayette County
4000 acres 4 Oct 1785 Fayette County
1000 acres 4 Oct 1785 Fayette County
1000 acres 10 Aug 1786 Fayette County
1000 acres 21 Sep 1787 Fayette County
1000 acres 21 Sep 1787 Fayette County
1000 acres 9 Apr 1797 Madison County
500 acres 1 Apr 1800 Kanawha County (now West Virginia - Copper Mine)

The child from this marriage was:
104 M i. Israel Boone was born on 25 Jan 1759 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died on 19 Aug 1782 in Blue Licks, Kentucky at age 23.

89. Eleanor Bryan (Joseph Sr.6, Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1768 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died before 1825 in Shelby County, Kentucky.
 

• Information: 1768, Rowan County, North Carolina. Eleanor (Nellie) was the widow of Ephraim Adams when she married Josiah Boone II as his third wife, and him as her second husband.
• Location: 1810, Logan County, Kentucky. US 1810 Census - Logan County, Kentucky

Eleanor Adams

1 male -10
1 male 10-16
1 female 10-16 - This census record is wrongly marked, should be 26-45 years
Eleanor married Ephraim Adams on 25 Sep 1789 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Ephraim was born in 1758 in Berks County, Pennsylvania and died in Jan 1810 in Logan County, Kentucky at age 52.
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Marriage: 25 Sep 1789, Rowan County, North Carolina. North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 about Eleanor Brian
Groom: Ephrame Adams
Bride: Eleanor Brian
Bond Date: 25 Sep 1789
Bond #: 000122557
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
ImageNum: 000924
County: Rowan
Record #: 01 001
Bondsman: Daniel Adams

• Information: 1758, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Ephraim was the son of Abraham Adams originally of Berks County Pennsylvania, who migrated with his brother Richard Adams to Craven County South Carolina before the Revolution. Ephraim had brothers Joel and Richard. Abraham Adams' father was Anthony Adams. Anthony Adams was christened by his parents December 10, 1681 at Little Horwood Buckinghamshire England. Anthony was the son of Thomas Adams and his wife, Elizabeth; we could not prove his wife's surname. Ephraim witnessed his uncle Richard's will in Richland County South Carolina October 27, 1787 in Richland County, South Carolina.
• Proofs: 1776-6 Sep 1790, Richland County, South Carolina. Details
Series: S108092
Reel: 0001
Frame: 00318
ignore: 000
Date: 1776 C. or later
Description: ADAMS, JOEL, ACCOUNT AUDITED (FILE NO. 32) OF CLAIMS GROWING OUT OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
Names indexed: ADAMS, JOEL
Locations:
Document type:
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Details
Series: S165015
Year: ND00
Item: 01966
ignore: 000
Date: No date
Description: MEMBERS AND TRUSTEES OF THE MINERVA SOCIETY, PETITION ASKING PERMISSION TO SELL THEIR MEETING HOUSE AND LANDS, TO DISCHARGE ALL DEBTS OF THE SOCIETY FROM THE PROCEEDS, AND TO TRANSFER THE BALANCE TO THE BAPTIST BEULA CHURCH. (4 PAGES)
Names indexed: ADAMS, JAMES; ADAMS, JOEL; ADAMS, ROBERT; HOWELL, JESSE M.
Locations: RICHLAND DISTRICT
Document type: PETITION
Topics: BAPTIST BEULA CHURCH; BAPTIST CHURCH; MINERVA SOCIETY
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Details
Series: S390008
Year: 1783
Item: 00001
Page: 000
Date: 9/11/1783
Description: ACCOUNT OF SURPLUS PROPERTY, PRIMARILY TEXTILES, OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA SOLD BY RICHARD BROWN AT MCCORDS FERRY. (2/2 PAGES, OVERSIZE)
Names indexed: ADAMS, JOEL; BROWN, RICHARD; CHAMLEYS, PETER; DUESTS, MOSES; FAIR, JOHN; HART, DERRILL; HILL, ROBERT; HUGER, ISAAC; JOHNSON, MARTHA; JOYNER, JOHN; KELLY, DANIEL; LLOYD, JOSEPH; MARROW, ROBERT; MCCORD, JOHN; RIVES, ROBERT; ROWSINSON, BENJAMIN; SHADFORD, RICHARD; SHIP, WILLIAM; SMITH, JOHN C.; THOMPSON, MARY; THOMSON, LEWIS; WALLING, THOMAS; WILLIAMS, JOHN M.
Locations: MCCORDS FERRY
Document type: ACCOUNT
Topics: TEXTILES
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Details
Series: S213190
Volume: 0025
Page: 00169
Item: 002
Date: 9/6/1790
Description: ADAMS, JOEL, PLAT FOR 35 ACRES ON BOGGY GUT, CAMDEN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY PHILIP PEARSON.
Names indexed: ADAMS, JOEL; PEARSON, PHILIP; WISE, MAJ.
Locations: BOGGY BRANCH; CAMDEN DISTRICT; CONGAREE RIVER; ORANGEBURG DISTRICT
Document type: PLAT
Topics:
• Location: 1790, Rowan County, North Carolina. US 1790 Census - Rowan County, North Carolina

Ephraim Adams

1 male +16
1 male - 16
1 free white female
2 Slaves

Children from this marriage were:
105 F i. Aylee Adams was born on 3 Aug 1793 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

106 M ii. Noah Adams was born in 1795 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

107 M iii. Jacob Adams was born in 1797 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

108 M iv. Joel Wilah Adams was born in 1799 in Rowan County, North Carolina.
Eleanor next married Josiah Boone II, son of Josiah Boone I and Hannah Hinton, on 15 Dec 1810 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Josiah was born in 1754 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and died in Nov 1825 in Shelby County, Kentucky at age 71.
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Marriage: 15 Dec 1810, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Adams, Nelly Boone, Josia 15 Dec 1810 Kentucky, Jefferson County

• Family: Hinton and other researchers, or descendants of this family did not compile an accurate or complete record for Josiah Boone II and his three wives. At considerable expenses, and time doing a complete historical record of these families, the record is now complete, and accurate based on the hard records that do exist.

Josiah Boone II married first, Hannah Hite on December 17, 1781 Frederick County Virginia, and had the following children by her:

1. George W. Boone - went to Indiana
2. Leah Boone - died in Daviess County Kentucky
3. Hannah Boone - died in Daviess County Kentucky
4. Ruth Boone - died in Oldham County Kentucky

Josiah settled their portion of his estate on them when they came of legal age or married, and were not involved in his final estate settlement after he died in November 1825 in Shelby County Kentucky. The husbands of the three daughters took charge of Telethia and Charity Boone after Eleanor and Josiah died….

Josiah Boone II married second, Persis Hinton by common law marriage in Frederick County Virginia in 1789. The Reverend John Sutton married Josiah and Persis August 15, 1799, but there was no marriage license issued by the State of Kentucky that we could locate. By Persis Josiah had the following children: Josiah settled their portion of their estate when of age or marriage, and the four follow were not involved in their father's estate in 1826.

5. Deborah Boone - died Sullivan County Indiana
6. Josiah Boone III - died Sullivan County Indiana
7. Persis Boone - died in Davis County Iowa
8. Anna Y. Boone - died in Decatur County Indiana

Josiah Boone II married third, Eleanor Bryan, widow of Ephraim Adams on December 15, 1810 in Jefferson County Kentucky. Eleanor was the lastborn child and daughter of Joseph Bryan and his second wife, Alice Linville. She was named in her father's will, and Joseph proved his granddaughter Alyee Adams, and grandsons Noah, Jacob and Wilah (Joel) Adams, which is the order of their birth. By Eleanor Josiah Boone II had the following children:

9. Telitha Boone
10. Charity Boone
• Chronology: 1727-1826, America. Chronology - Josiah Boone Sr. and his son Josiah Boone Jr.

1. Josiah Boone Sr. born March 6, 1727 Philadelphia County Pennsylvania
2.Josiah Boone Sr. married 1st Hannah Hinton before 30 May 1750 in Philadelphia County Pennsylvania
3. Josiah Boone Sr. married 2nd Shawki Chirasha 1761 in Pennsylvania (obviously a Quaker lady as Josiah was in good standing with the Exeter Meeting when he asked for a letter of Removal to the Bradford Meeting (established 1737 in Chester County Pennsylvania) June 24, 1762.
4. August 17, 1768 Josiah Boone Sr. living in Augusta County Virginia
5. March 15, 1777 Josiah Boone Sr. sold property in Augusta County Virginia and was living in Shenandoah County Virginia when it formed February 1, 1778
6. Son Josiah married Hannah Hite 17 Dec 1781 in Frederrick County Virginia
7. Josiah Boone Sr. migrated to Kentucky in late 1786
8. Hannah Hite died 1787 Shenandoah County Virginia
9. Josiah Boone Jr. married Persis Hinton 1787 Shenandoah County Virginia and migrated to Kentucky shortly thereafter.
10. Josiah Boone Sr. died 1814 Woodford County Kentucky
11. Josiah Boone Jr. died before 1826 Shelby County Kentucky
• Information: 1753, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. There is obvious conflation of the children of Josiah and his three wives, primarily because of the poor, non-existing, and now validated Confabulated documentation initiated by Hinton family researchers. Such things as purported marriage records that never existed, and the trend of that family to ... pretend ... to be descendants of a lady that never existed.

Descendants of Josiah and his father prove both men in places they were not at various dates during their lifetimes, which proves troublesome for everyone. We found little evidence of actual physical locations reliably validated by researchers of these families excepting the proofs that we included in the records for this family.

Lastly, Josiah Boone did not remove to Kentucky with his father where we proved them both living in Madison County Kentucky April 17, 1789 with a hard record that no researcher will overturn. We find no evidence that prior researchers have taken into account the various county formation dates in Kentucky.
• Proof: 24 Jun 1762, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. From CD V1 #3130 - This CD VI #3130 is not referenced as to the publisher, the date published, or where published, or where the CD can be obtained - The cited and purported proof perpetrated by Hinton Family Researchers, and includes the following data quoted per several disparate Hinton family researchers.

"Shows that Josiah Boone Sr. died in Woodford County, Kentucky. Has information that he married Hannah HENTON, who was not a Quaker. He was condemned and removed from the religion on 24 June 1762. It also indicates that he was in the War of the Revolution, with the same information appearing in regard to his son Josiah Boone, Jr."
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Research Note:
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This record is redundant and is included as an Event under Josiah Boone Sr., and his son Josiah Boone Sr.

• Proof: 15 Mar 1777, Augusta County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about Josiah, Sr. Boone
Name: Josiah, Sr. Boone
Date: 15 Mar 1777
Location: Augusta CO., VA
Property: 100 acres.
Notes: This land record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
Remarks: Property part of 12009 acres patented to Hite, Green, and Duff and conveyed to William Linvil. Delivered to Jno. Shank, 21 Oct 1778.
Description: Grantor
Book_Date: 21-435
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Research Note:
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This record is redundant but necessary here for it proves the Hite Family connection between Josiah Boone Sr. and Josiah Boone Jr. in Pennsylvania and in Augusta County Virginia.
• Proof: 17 Apr 1789, Madison County, Kentucky. Boon-Boone with residences established, validated, and paying taxes in Kentucky 1790 Reconstructed Census...

Josiah Sr. - Madison April 17, 1789
Josiah Jr. - Madison April 17, 1789
• Proof: 1794, Shelby County, Kentucky. Josiah paid taxes for the first time 1794 in Shelby County Kentucky. he never lived in Woodford County Kentucky.
• He served in the military from 13 Jun 1794 to 26 Oct 1794 in Kentucky. Josiah was called to serve in the Kentucky Militia Mounted Volunteers Commanded by Captain Bland W. Ballard, Major Aquilla Whiteaker's Battalion, callled into Service by the President of the United States, Jun 13 to Oct 26, 1794.

#10 Corporal on the list and served for 105 days.

American Militia in the Frontier Wars, 1700 - 1796, pg 83
• Proof: 7 Aug 1800, Shelby County, Kentucky. Josiah Boone Jr. paid taxes on August 7, 1800 Shelby County Kentucky
George Boone (brother of Josiah Boone Jr.) paid taxes August 7, 1800 Shelby County Kentucky

Source: 1800 Reconstructed census from tax records
• Proof: 1802, Shelby County, Kentucky. After extensive onsite research in Shelby County Kentucky by Cassie Bratcher of the Kentucky State Archives, there is but one record in Shelby County that even proves residence of Josiah Boone. Josiah Boone transferred by deed property in Shelby County Kentucky dated 1802 - The deed does not prove signatures - Per the following research note from the Kentucky researcher.
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Dear Mr. White:

I have checked the Shelby County, Ky. Deed records for 1801-1808. I only found one deed for Josiah and Percis Boone. It was between the Boone's and Isham Talbott in 1802. It does not show their signatures or marks; it looks like it was signed by the person who wrote the deed. I will be glad to send you a photocopy of the deed if you will send me your street address; and $15 for research, copies, and postage.

I also checked the Shelby County Wills but did not find any records for Josiah or Percis. A Shelby County marriage abstract book shows a Pearcis Boone, daughter of Isaiah Boone, who married Abner Stark in 1811; but no marriage for Josiah and Percis.

If I can be of any further assistance please let me know.
Happy Holidays,
Cassie Bratcher
Library Cataloger
• Location: 1810, Shelby County, Kentucky. US 1810 Census - Shelby County, Kentucky

Josiah Boon - widowed here

1 male 16-26
1 male +45
2 females 16-26
• Location: 1820, Shelby County, Kentucky. US 1820 Census - Shelby County, Kentucky

Josiah Boon

1 male 16-26
1 male +45
2 females -10
1 female +45
• Estate: 1826, Shelby County, Kentucky. Estate settled in Shelby County Kentucky.

Children from this marriage were:
109 F i. Telitha Boone was born in 1812 in Shelby County, Kentucky and died after 1880 in Daviess County, Kentucky.

110 F ii. Charity Boone was born on 15 Mar 1815 in Shelby County, Kentucky and died on 29 Sep 1896 in Mahaska County, Iowa at age 81.

90. John Bryan (Morgan IV6, Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1762 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died before 1810 in Bladen County, North Carolina.
 

• Information: 1762, Rowan County, North Carolina. John married Mary Hagar December 22, 1789 in Lincoln County North Carolina - Her father held bond for the marriage. She was the daughter of Simon Hagar, we could not prove her mother. We could not prove Mary Hagar's 2nd marriage, and do not know what happened to her and the children.
• He served in the military from 20 May 1781 to 25 May 1782 in Linville Falls, Burke, North Carolina, USA. Name and Rank: Bryan, John, Pt.
Company: McRees'
Dates of Enlistment and Commission: 20 May '81
Period of Service: 12 mo.
Occurrences: Left service 25 May '82
NOTE: The McRee was Lt., Capt., Maj. Griffith John McRee
 

• Proof: 22 Dec 1789, Lincoln County, North Carolina. North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 about Mary Hager
Groom: John Bryan
Bride: Mary Hager
Bond Date: 22 Dec 1789
Bond #: 000071387
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
ImageNum: 003215
County: Lincoln
Record #: 01 024
Bondsman: Simon Hager
• Location: 1790, Rowan County, North Carolina. US 1790 Census - Rowan County, North Carolina

John Bryan

1 male +16
1 female +16
• Location: 1800, Bladen County, North Carolina. US 1800 Census - Bladen County, North Carolina

John Bryan

1 male 26-45
2 females -10
1 female 10-16
1 female 26-45
91. John Bryan Jr. (John6, Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1751 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died in Aug 1781 in Rowan County, North Carolina at age 30.
John married Rebecca Oreton, daughter of James Oreton and Jane Bryan, on 26 Aug 1774 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Rebecca was born in 1753 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died before 1830 in Rowan County, North Carolina.
(Duplicate Line. See Person 83)
92. Jane Bryan (John6, Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1754 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died before 1810 in Rowan County, North Carolina.
 

• Information: 1754, Rowan County, North Carolina. Jane and John were 2nd cousins.
Jane married John Oreton, son of James Oreton and Jane Bryan, on 26 May 1770 in Rowan County, North Carolina. John was born in 1745 in Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey and died before 1810 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

• Information: 1745, Perth Amboy, Burlington County, New Jersey. John and Jane were 2nd cousins.
(Duplicate Line. See Person 81)
93. Jannett Bryan (John6, Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1763 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died before 1810 in Rowan County, North Carolina.
Jannett married Joseph Oreton, son of James Oreton and Jane Bryan, on 2 Sep 1780 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Joseph was born in 1758 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died in 1807 in Rowan County, North Carolina at age 49.
(Duplicate Line. See Person 85)
94. Samuel Bryan (William6, Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 6 May 1756 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died on 4 Mar 1837 in Marion County, Indiana at age 80.
 

• Revolutionary War: Pension Application, 18 Aug 1832, Marion County, Illinois. Pension Application of Samuel Bryan W9366 Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris [Punctuation partly corrected.] State of Indiana - Marion County SS

On this Eighteenth day of August 1832, personally appeared in open Court, before John C. Hume the sole Judge of the Probate Court in and for the County aforesaid, now sitting, Samuel Bryan a resident of the said County of Marion, Indiana, aged seventy six years who being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7, 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated; he enlisted in Rowan County North Carolina, where he had been raised & then resided, about the last of July 1777. to serve for six months with the Virginia State troops under Capt. William Bayley Smith [William Bailey Smith] who was then on his way to Kentucky with about 40 men to be stationed as a guard at Boonsborrough [sic: Boonesborough in present Clark County]. John Holder was the Lieutenant of the Company, but the names of the other officers are not now recollected. A few days after this applicant enlisted he was marched under the said Capt. Smith for Kentucky, crossing the Yadkin river at Scritchfields ford, and New river at Wallings[?] Bottom, whence they marched up Elk Creek [probably the one in present Grayson County VA] passing over the Iron Mountain [Iron Mountains] to the South Fork of the Holston, thence, down said river to a place called the Block house [at Bristol, later the site of Fort Shelby], from which passing through the Cumberland gap where they took Boon's [sic: Daniel Boone's] old trace which they pursued to Boonsborrough, and they were stationed as a part of the guard for the Fort at that place, & remaining there until discharged which was about the last of Dec'r following the date of this applicant's enlistment, whence he returned home to Rowan Cty. N.C. having been in the service about five months to the best of his recollection. This applicant states that he was in no engagement during this term of service, nor was he in company with any regular soldiers - In the year 1778 there was a requisition by law for regular continental soldiers, for the raising of which the Militia were classed, this applicant being classed with five other men, bore his proportionable part in hiring a substitute to serve in the regular army for three years In March 1779 the said Bryan states that he removed from North Carolina to Kentucky, where he arrived in April, and in July following enrolled himself under Cpt. John Holder his former Lieut. afterward Col. (who then commanded Boons Station [sic: Boone's Station near Boonesborough] and continued as a guard until July 1780, when, in the latter part of the month he volunteered under Capt. William Hogan to march on an expedition against the Shawnees Indians in a regiment of Virginia Militia commanded by Col. Benjamin Logan who marched his regiment from Boon Station to the mouth of Licking where he was joined by Genl. G. R. Clark who had ascended the Ohio river from Louisville with about 300 regular troops of the Virginia line and about 400 Va. Militia under the command of Col Linn. Genl. Clark crossed the Ohio river where Cincinnati now is & encamped at that place [1 Aug]. the next morning we marched for the Shawnees Towns, and on arriving at old Chilicothe [sic: Chillicothe] the place was found in flames, having been fired by the Indians on the approach of Genl Clark [see note below]. This applicant states that after having remained at the last mentioned place about one day and a half, and destroyed the corn of the Indians, they marched for the Piqua Town on Mad river [and other tributaries of Great Miami River in Ohio] where the Indians had collected and awaited the approach of the whites. at Piqua Genl. Clark had an engagement with the Indians which this applicant was in. the battle lasted for several hours, in which Gen Clark lost 16 men in killed, 12 wounded and 1 missing [see note below]. the Indians were defeated leaving the Town and fort in the possession the whites, where they continued for 2 days, and after burning the Town and Fort, and destroying the corn then growing, they returned to Kentucky, crossing the Ohio river where Covington [KY] is now situate. This applicant states that the loss on the part of the Indians was not exactly ascertained, but that there were 14 scalp taken. That this expedition continued about 16 days, when he was dismissed from the service at Boonsborrough. This applicant states that in September ensuing the last expedition against the Indians he removed with his family to North Carolina where he arrived in October, and in November following enlisted into the state minute service under Capt. Johnson, in Rowan County, for one year, and continued in said service during all of the year 1781, marching at different times, and at all times when commanded for the surpression of the tories. during his minute service this applicant was marched to guard the boats at the Trading ford of the Yadkin in which Gen Green [Nathanael Greene] was about to cross the Yadkin [4 Feb 1781], on retreating from Cornwallace [sic: Cornwallis]. that he was prevented from personally concluding this tour of duty in consequence of rheumatic paines, but he hired a substitute, and in this tour continued by himself and substitute about fifteen days. He was also marched under the command of Capt. James Stinson against a party of tories which had been raised by one Col. Fannon [sic: David Fanning]. Capt Stinson's Company consisted of about 350 mounted riflemen. this company commanded by Capt Stinson marched from Salisbury, where they had been rendesvous'd, crossing the Yadkin river at the Trading ford, & thence marched by the way of Fayettsvill [sic: Fayetteville] on to the waters of Deep river, where they rec'd intiligence of Fannon being in that part of the country with the Tories under his command, whom Capt. Stinson immediately pursued, having been joined by Capt Tunada[?] and some other forces, but Fannon having dispersed his men and made his escape this expedition ended having lasted for about one month and a half. This applicant states that he had been in the service of the United States about five months & a half previous to his minute service, and that that he was in active service about 3 or four months during the year of his minute service making in all at least 9 months active service. This applicant was in no engagement, nor in company with any regular soldiers during his last years service. That he has no dockumentary evidence except a certificate for a horse furnished, and a discharge by his Capt. Stinson which are herein annexed. That he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present, and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any state. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid. [signed] Samuel Bryan Sen'r Boonsborough Kentuckey County [then in Virginia] July 6th 79 this is to Cirtify that Saml Bryan put one Bay Horse in to the cuntry sarvis prised to 150 pounds Cirtify By me John Holder Capt Camp at Tanleys[?] mill January 3rd day 1782 This is to Certify that Samuel Bryan junr has served a tower of Duty in the publick service as light horseman in my Company under Command of Coolo Isaacks [sic: Col. Elijah Isaacs] & is now Discharged by me James Stinson Capt.
Samuel married Mary Hunt on 5 Oct 1775 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Mary was born on 9 Apr 1759 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died on 9 Aug 1842 in Marion County, Indiana at age 83.

• Information: 1759, Rowan County, North Carolina. Mary was the daughter of Jonathan Hunt and his second wife, Isabella Hampton.Jonathan Hunt was of Hunterdon New Jersey.
• Proof: 1838, Marion County, Illinois. Luke Bryan submitted the following with his mother's application for a pension, and he deposed that his father, Samuel Bryan, wrote it.

"My great grandfather Bryan was a Dane born in Denmark & rais'd in that Kingdom where he married a wife & lived untill he had a sone born whome he called Morgan after which he remov'd to Ireland where he lived untill said Morgan came to manhood who left his father in Ireland & came to Pensylvania in Amerricia where he Married a woman by the name of Martha Strode the daughter of a man by the name of Strode a Hollander who had moved to France where he resided with his wife untill he had three children, he & his wife being protestants, in time of a great persecution fled for their lives, bound for Pensylvania in Amerricia but himself & wife sickened on the seas & died before they arrived to the end of their voige, the vesel landing in Pensylvania where the children were provided for by some of their ship mates & were bound out untill of lawfull age the names of those children were Jeremiah Samuel & Martha, who lived in Pensylvania untill of legal age. when the above named Morgan Bryan married said Martha Strode by whome he had seven sons & two daughters, namely Joseph Elinor Mary Samuel Morgan John William James & Thomas, he removed from Pensylvania to a creek called Opecon [sic: Opequon] near winchester in Virginia where he resided untill several of his children were grown & married, after which time he remov'd to the Yadkin river in Rowan County North Carolinia where he lived untill his death. Where his sone William, my father coming to the age of 22 years married Mary Boone daughter of Squire Boone the 1st & sister of Colo. Daniel Boone the explorer & setler of Kentucky. Squire Boone who was from the west of England to Pennsylvania where he maried Sarah Morgan, of welch [sic: Welsh] extraction by whom he had twelve children Eight sons & four daughters which were named Sarah Israel Samuel Jonathan Elizabeth Daniel Mary George Nathaniel Edward Squire & Hannah; with his wife & these children he remov'd from Pensylvania to Rowan County in North Carolina where he resided untill his death. William Bryan with Mary his wife lived in Rowan County No. Carolinia untill they had ten children namely Samuel Daniel William Phebe Hannah John Sarah Abner Elizabeth & Mary with his wife & these children he removed to Kentuck in the year of 1779 & setled at a place called Bryan's Station [often spelled Bryant's Station] on Elkhorn Creek in Fayette County [at present Lexington] where the Indians killed him & his son William, while hunting for gaim, for the support of the family; Samuel the oldest of these children, maried Mary Hunt on the 5 day of October 1775 - she was daughter of Colo. Jonathan Hunt & Isabella his wife of Rowan County No. Carolinia who was of English extraction but born & rais'd in new Jersey. Samuel Bryan & Mary his wife lived in Carolinia four years after marriage & had two children when they moved to Kentucky in the year 1779, in which State they reside at present they had Eleven Childrin, Ann Phebe William Abner Luke Thomas Sarah Mary Daniel Hampton & Samuel with whom they reside at present in Campbell County Ky January 1, 1830 Luke Bryan the fourth of these children maried Mary Sanders daughter of Capt. John Sanders & Sarah his wife, in 1807 S'd Luke & Mary had 12 Children namely [punctuation as in original], (Alphonso Hunt) Sarah S, (Mary Boone) (Elthelbert Walsingham) (Darius Armildid H.) John Samuel Jesse) Joseph McMurtrey,) William Sanders) James Luke) (James William) (Thomas Newton,) Alphonso eldest of these children Maried 1830 Ann White Daughter of Nathaniel & Margaret his wife at present 1834 we reside with our children Luke & Thomas in Marian County Indiana

Sam'l & Mary Bryan"
95. William Bryan (Jonathan (Capt.)6, John Sr. (Capt.)5, Lewis4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 11 Mar 1760 in Culpeper County, Virginia and died before 6 Feb 1806 in Culpeper County, Virginia.
 

• Family: Family - all children born Culpeper County Virginia

Andrew b: 1780
James b: 1782
John b: 1784
William b: 1789
Lucy b: 1792
Aquilla b: 1796
Elizabeth b: 1798
• Information: 1760, Culpeper County, Virginia. When William turned age 21 years and had married Letty Asher, his father deeded the Culpeper County property to him. Historically William and Letty had one son not identified, their eldest son, Andrew. Andrew can be validated by the US 1840 Census in Mason County Virginia. He was married when his parents died, and not named in any of the estate ongoing's afterward.
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US 1840 Census - Mason County, Virginia

Andrew Bryan

1 male 15-20
1 male 50-60
1 female 20-30
• Proof: 28 Feb 1818, Culpeper County, Virginia. Deed from Bryan family to Trustees of Thornton Gap Baptist Church:

This Indenture made the 28th day of February in the year one thousand eight hundred and eighteen between James Bryan, John Bryan, John Dunaway and Lucy his wife, Aquilla Bryan and James Baldick and Elizabeth his wife the heirs of William Bryan, deceased of the one part and Henry Menefee Sr. and William W. Covington, Trustees of the Baptist Church at Thornton's Gap of the other part. Witnesseth that the said James Bryan, John Bryan, John Duaway and Lucy his wife, Aquilla Bryan and James Baldick and Elizabeth his wife for and consideration of the sum of ten dollars lawful money of Virginia to them in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, they the said James Bryan, John Bryan, John Dunaway and Lucy his wife, Aquilla Bryan and James Baldick and Elizabeth his wife have granted bargained and sold and by the presents do grant bargain and sell unto the said Henry Menefee Sr. and William W. Covington, Trustees for the Baptist Church at Thornton's Gap and their successors a certain lot of land whereon the meeting house now stands in the County of Culpeper and bounded as follows: beginning at a hickory and chestnut near the meeting house and running thence North West __? poles to a chestnut oak on the bank of the river firth near a large rock in the bank of the river, thence with the meanders of said river to a Sycamore__? poles thence South West __? poles to the beginning. Containing one acre be the same more or less with all the appurtenances there unto belonging. To Have and To Hold the said premises with the appurtenances to the said Henry Menefee Sr. and William W. Covington, Trustees as aforesaid and their successors to the only proper use and behoof of the said Baptist Church at Thornton's Gap forever and the said James Bryan, John Bryan, John Dunaway and Lucy his wife, Aquilla Bryan and James Baldick and Elizabeth his wife for themselves and their heirs the said premises and every part thereof against them and their heirs and against all and every other person or persons whatsoever to the said Henry Menefee Sr. and William W. Covington, Trustees as aforesaid and their successors shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof they have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first above written."

Signed, sealed & delivered James Bryan in the presence of us: John Bryan Aquilla Bryan James Baldick John Dunaway

Culpeper County Virginia, Deed Book KK, pg 94
William married Letty Asher. Letty was born in 1762 in Culpeper County, Virginia and died in 1819 in Culpeper County, Virginia at age 57.

• Information: Letty (Elizabeth) Asher was the daughter of James Asher of Culpeper County Virginia who died intestate 1800 - His wife is unknown, but believed to have been a Smith. James Asher was the youngest and last born child by John Asher and his wife, Elizabeth Morris - This John Asher died before 1750 in Orange County Virginia.
• Proof: 20 Jan 1800, Culpeper County, Virginia. Title Asher, James.
Publication 1800
Gen. note Part of index to Culpeper County Wills and Administrations (1749 - 1800)
Note p. 270. Inv. & Appr. rec. 20 Jan. 1800.
Note Will Book D, 1791-1803 (Reel 32)
Subject - Personal Asher, James.
Subject -Geographic Culpeper County (Va.)
Genre/Form Estate inventories.
Added Title Virginia wills and administrations.
• Location: 1810, Culpeper County, Virginia. US 1810 Census - Culpeper County, Virginia

Letty Bryan

1 male -10-16 - Aquila
1 female 10-16 - Elizabeth
1 female +45
• Proof: 1820, Culpeper County, Virginia. US 1820 Census - Culpeper County, Virginia

Aquilla Bryan

1 male -10
1 male 15-20
1 female -10
1 female 16-26
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On her death bed, Letty married her son at age 16 years in order that he could be an adult, and inherit - He was under supervision of his brothers James and John until age 21 years - If the reader does the census work, James and John are nearby on the 1820 Census.

The child from this marriage was:
111 M i. John Bryan was born in 1784 in Culpeper County, Virginia and died in 1836 in Mason County, Virginia at age 52.

John married Nancy Lillard (d. 1834) on 16 Jul 1807 in Culpeper County, Virginia.

96. Francis Bryan (Jonathan (Capt.)6, John Sr. (Capt.)5, Lewis4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 25 Jun 1770 in Culpeper County, Virginia, died on 10 Feb 1863 in Ashe County, North Carolina at age 92, and was buried in Francis Bryan Cemetery.
 

• Location: 1800, Ashe County, North Carolina.
F. Bryan

1 male -10
3 males 10-16
1 male 26-45
1 female 26-45
Francis married Phoebe Woodruff, daughter of Mannasas Woodruff and Phoebe Marsh, on 9 Aug 1796 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Phoebe was born on 22 Aug 1777 in Surry County, Virginia, died on 9 Mar 1856 in Ashe County, North Carolina at age 78, and was buried in Francis Bryan Cemetery.
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Marriage: 9 Aug 1796, Wilkes County, North Carolina. Many researchers show this marriage as Ashe County, but it did not form until 1800 from Wilkes County North Carolina.
97. Battle Bryan (John (Capt.)6, Jonathan (Capt.)5, Joseph Sr.4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1765 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died after 1834 in New Orleans, America.
 

• Information: 1778, Rowan County, North Carolina. Battle simply disappeared in Kentucky.... He married Nancy Harlan, daughter of Ellis Harlan and his wife, Catherine Kingfisher. Catherine was the daughter of Tsula Kingfisher (Chutloh) Smallpox Conjuror, and his wife, Nancy Ward Oconastota. Nancy was 3/4 Shawnee-Cherokee & 1/4 White Métis Lady. She was born 1777 Valley Towns, Chota-Chistatoa (Tennessee).
• Location: 1820, Richmond County, Georgia. US 1820 Census - Richmond County, Georgia

B. Bryan

2 males -10
1 male +45
1 female -5
1 female 26-45
98. Hannah Bryan (John (Capt.)6, Jonathan (Capt.)5, Joseph Sr.4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 17 Oct 1766 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died on 2 Dec 1816 in Coffee County, Tennessee at age 50.
 

• Information: 1766, Rowan County, North Carolina. Hannah married James Wilson 01 Sep 1783 Rowan County North Carolina.

99. James Bryan (John (Capt.)6, Jonathan (Capt.)5, Joseph Sr.4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1769 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died after 1820 in Bedford County, Tennessee.
 

• Family: Family - All chidlren born Bedford County Tennessee (we are missing one son)

1. Thomas Bryan b: 1799 - died Sep 1833
2. Nancy Bryan b: 29 Dec 1800 - m: John H. Laird
3. Mary Tate Bryan - m: Ebenezer Hill 12 Jan 1824
4. James B. Bryan - m: Elizabeth Beeman February 18, 1849 Dallas, Dallas County Texas (3rd marriage for both)
5. Eleanor Bryan b: 1808 - m: Claibourne Worsham
6. John Neely Bryan - enumerated this record
7. Henrietta Bryan - no further data
8. William Carrol Bryan b: 1815 - His mother is with him and his family Shelby County Kentucky on the 1850 Census
• Information: 1769, Rowan County, North Carolina. James settled his family in Giles County Tennessee before 1810, and was on the 1812 tax list. Prior researchers prove this man died Rankin County Mississippi 1836, but we could not prove James Bryan or a member of his family ever landed in Jackson, Rankin County Mississippi.
• Proof: 1812, Giles County, Tennessee. James paid taxes in Giles County Tennessee in 1812.
• Location: 1820, Bedford County, Tennessee. US 1820 Census - Bedford County, Tennessee

James Bryan

3 males -10
2 males 10-16
1 male +45
2 females -10
1 female 16-26
1 female +45
James married Elizabeth Neely on 8 May 1798 in Orange County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was born on 19 Mar 1777 in Orange County, North Carolina and died after 1850 in Shelby County, Tennessee.
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Marriage: 8 May 1798, Orange County, North Carolina. North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 about Elizabeth Neely
Groom: James Bryan
Bride: Elizabeth Neely
Bond Date: 8 May 1798
Bond #: 000095165
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
ImageNum: 005805
County: Orange
Record #: 01 049
Bondsman: Samuel Turrenti

• Information: 1777, Orange County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Neely and his wife, Mary Carrington. All prior researcher prove this lady dying October 22, 1865 in Jackson, Rankin County, Mississippi. We specifically searched for any record in Mississippi that would imply or even hint any member of this family ever landed in Rankin County Mississippi, to no avail. Moreover, we could not prove any census record in Rankin County Mississippi that enumerated a Bryan surnamed person. As proof we included the 1860 Census for Shelby County Tennessee for William Carroll Bryan and his wife, Clarissa.
• Location: 1850, Shelby County, Tennessee. 1850 United States Federal Census about Elizabeth Bryan
Name: Elizabeth Bryan
Age: 73
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1777
Birth Place: North Carolina
Gender: Female
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Memphis Ward 5, Shelby, Tennessee
Household Members: Name Age
Wm C Bryan 35
Clara Bryan 27
Louisa Bryan 10
Wm Bryan 0
Elizabeth Bryan 73 - The exact year of birth for Elizabeth Neely
J F Farrington 37
Mary P Farrington 26
Elijah Oliver 32
• Proof: 1860, Shelby County, Tennessee. 1860 United States Federal Census about W C Bryan
Name: W C Bryan
Age in 1860: 45
Birth Year: abt 1815
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1860: Memphis Ward 6, Shelby, Tennessee
Gender: Male
Post Office: Memphis
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
W C Bryan 45
Clarsia Bryan 38
Ada Bryan 9
Walter Bryan 1

The child from this marriage was:
112 M i. John Neely Bryan was born on 24 Dec 1810 in Bedford County, Tennessee and died on 8 Sep 1877 in Austin, Travis County, Texas at age 66.

John married Margaret Beeman (d. 6 Sep 1919) on 26 Feb 1843 in Bird's Fort, Nacogdoches County, Texas.

100. Mary Bryan (John (Capt.)6, Jonathan (Capt.)5, Joseph Sr.4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 1 Aug 1771 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died on 14 Sep 1818 in Clark County, Kentucky at age 47.
 

• Information: 1771, Rowan County, North Carolina. Mary married David Hampton 18 Aug 1786 Rowan County North Carolina

101. Sarah Bryan (John (Capt.)6, Jonathan (Capt.)5, Joseph Sr.4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 18 Sep 1774 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died on 22 Nov 1854 in Kentucky at age 80.
 

• Information: 1774, Rowan County, North Carolina. Sarah married John Gano 15 Apr 1793 Rowan County North Carolina.

102. William Lewis Bryan (John (Capt.)6, Jonathan (Capt.)5, Joseph Sr.4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1776 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died before 1830 in Iredell County, North Carolina.
 

• Family: Family -

1. Sarah Bryan - m: Jesse Salts
2. Annie Bryan - m: Isaac Rebber
3. Polly Bryan - m: Peter Barnes
4. Fannie Bryan - m: James Davis
5. Battle Bryan - m: Rebecca Miller
6. John Gilson Bryan - m: Polly Morris (John lived to be aged 98 years)
• Information: 1776, Rowan County, North Carolina. William Lewis Bryan married Elizabeth White 12 Dec 1796 Rowan County North Carolina.

• Location: 1790, Rowan County, North Carolina. US 1790 Census - Rowan County, North Carolina

William Bryan

1 male +16
1 male -16
1 free white female
• Proof: 1800, Iredell County, North Carolina. A History of Watauga County, North Carolina By John Preston Arthur, pg 290

Battle Bryan, as he was baptized, but changed his name, because the children call him a battling stick, to Bartlett, was the son of Lewis Bryan and Elizabeth White, of Iredell County. Lewis was the first merchant in Jefferson, about 1800, but he had a clerk whose name was Merchison, and on one occasion, when Lewis was absent, purchasing goods, this clerk sold all the goods he could convert into money at a small price, collected all the debts he could at a large discount, and disappeared. He returned to Iredell with his wife, and was killed there by a tree, which fell on him at a "chopping frolic." Lewis was the son of John Bryan, who was at home on a furlough when the notorious Col. David Fanning, of the Revolutionary period, killed him in cold blood."
103. John Bryan Jr. (John (Capt.)6, Jonathan (Capt.)5, Joseph Sr.4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 7 Mar 1780 in Rowan County, North Carolina, died on 28 Oct 1854 in Coffee County, Tennessee at age 74, and was buried in Bryan Cemetery, Fountain Grove, Coffee County, Tennessee.
 

• Information: 1780, Rowan County, North Carolina. John married Sarah Elizabeth Bucy 16 Mar 1803 Rowan County North Carolina.

• Location: 1820, Bedford County, Tennessee. US 1820 Census - Bedford County, Tennessee

John Bryan (Junior son of John & Elizabeth Battle)

3 males -10
1 male 10-16
1 male +45
1 female -10
2 females 10-16
1 female 26-45

Eighth Generation (5th Great-Grandchildren)



104. Israel Boone (Rebecca Bryan7, Joseph Sr.6, Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 25 Jan 1759 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died on 19 Aug 1782 in Blue Licks, Kentucky at age 23. He never married and had no children.
 

• He died on 19 Aug 1782 in Blue Licks, Kentucky. When Israel was killed Kentucky was a county of Virginia.
105. Aylee Adams (Eleanor Bryan7, Joseph Sr.6, Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 3 Aug 1793 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

106. Noah Adams (Eleanor Bryan7, Joseph Sr.6, Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1795 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

107. Jacob Adams (Eleanor Bryan7, Joseph Sr.6, Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1797 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

108. Joel Wilah Adams (Eleanor Bryan7, Joseph Sr.6, Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1799 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

109. Telitha Boone (Eleanor Bryan7, Joseph Sr.6, Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1812 in Shelby County, Kentucky and died after 1880 in Daviess County, Kentucky.
 

• Information: 1812, Shelby County, Kentucky. Telitha married George Horseman.
110. Charity Boone (Eleanor Bryan7, Joseph Sr.6, Morgan III5, Morgan II4, Morgan I (Capt.)3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 15 Mar 1815 in Shelby County, Kentucky and died on 29 Sep 1896 in Mahaska County, Iowa at age 81.
 

• Information: 1815, Shelby County, Kentucky. Charity married William McEwen 27 Feb 1826 Decatur County, Illinois.
111. John Bryan (William7, Jonathan (Capt.)6, John Sr. (Capt.)5, Lewis4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1784 in Culpeper County, Virginia and died in 1836 in Mason County, Virginia at age 52.
 

• Family: Family - first nine children born Culpeper County - Sarah, last child born Mason County Virginia

1. William Washington Bryan b: 30 Dec 1808
2. John Lillard Bryan b: 23 Apr 1811
3. Howard Bryan b: 27 Apr 1813
4. Jane Bryan b: 24 Mar 1814
5. Nancy Bryan b: 4 Nov 1816
6. Martha Ann Bryan b: 14 Jun 1816
7. Robert Bryan b: 20 Apr 1820
8. Silas Lillard Bryan b: 4 Nov 1822 - enumerated this record
9. Andrew Russell Bryan b: 24 Mar 1824
10. Sarah Elizabeth b: 4 Nov 1827
• Location: 1820, Culpeper County, Virginia. US 1820 Census - Culpeper County, Virginia

John Bryan

3 males -10
1 male 26-45
3 females -10
1 female 26-45
• Location: 1830, Mason County, Virginia. US 1830 Census - Mason County, Virginia

John Bryan - Noted K:A on the Census

1 male 15-20
1 male 20-30
1 male 40-50 - proves birth year 1780-1789
2 females 5-10
2 females 10-15
1 female 15-20
1 female 40-50
John married Nancy Lillard on 16 Jul 1807 in Culpeper County, Virginia. Nancy was born in 1787 in Culpeper County, Virginia and died in 1834 in Mason County, Virginia at age 47.

The child from this marriage was:
113 M i. Silas Bryan Esq. was born on 4 Nov 1822 in Culpeper County, Virginia and died in 1880 in Marion County, Illinois at age 58.

Silas married Maria Elizabeth Jennings (d. 27 Jun 1896) on 4 Nov 1852 in Marion County, Illinois.

112. John Neely Bryan (James7, John (Capt.)6, Jonathan (Capt.)5, Joseph Sr.4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 24 Dec 1810 in Bedford County, Tennessee and died on 8 Sep 1877 in Austin, Travis County, Texas at age 66.
 

• Family: Family -

Holland Coffee Bryan b: 26 Aug 1844
John Neely Bryan , Jr. b: 9 Jan 1846
Elizabeth F. Bryan b: 4 Dec 1847
Edward T. Bryan b: 2 Jun 1849
Alexander L. Bryan b: 3 Oct 1854
Thomas Pinkney Bryan b: 9 Oct 1861
• Information: 1810, Bedford County, Tennessee. John Neely Bryan was born to James and Elizabeth (Neely) Bryan in Bedford County Tennessee. He attended the Fayetteville Military Academy located at Fayetteville in the adjoining County of Lincoln. He was admitted to the Tennessee Bar upon complotting his education. In 1833 John headed for Arkansas, a young attorney in pursuit of the family endeavor of trading furs with Native Americans. James and a fur-trading partner laid out the town of Van Buren Arkansas. He visited Texas in 1839, returned to Arkansas to settle affairs there in the spring of 1840, and then returned to Texas in 1841. John was the prime mover in establishment of the City of Dallas while living on the east bank of the Trinity River, and instrumental in organizing the new county of Dallas 1in 1846. When Dallas was made the County Seat in 1850, John Neely Bryan donated land to build the new Courthouse.

For additional information about John Neely Bryan, see the Handbook of Texas Online
• Location: 1840, Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas. US 1840 Census - Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas

John N. Bryan

1 male 20-30
• Location: 1850, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. 1850 United States Federal Census about John N Bryan
Name: John N Bryan
Age: 39
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1811
Birth Place: Tennessee
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Dallas, Texas
Household Members: Name Age
John N Bryan 39
Margaret Bryan 25
John Bryan 5
Frances C Bryan 3
Edward T Bryan 1
Adam C Haught 34
Lydia Haught 5
John C Mc Coy 30
Henistice Brooks 18
Mansel D Spain 15
Mary D Beeman 10
Emily Beeman 8
Francis M Beeman 5
Anis Beeman 3
• Location: 1860, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. 1860 United States Federal Census about Margaret Bryan
Name: Margaret Bryan
Age in 1860: 35
Birth Year: abt 1825
Birthplace: Ill
Home in 1860: Precinct 1, Dallas, Texas
Gender: Female
Post Office: Dallas
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
J N Bryan 49
Margaret Bryan 35
Jno Bryan 14
Edwd J Bryan 10
Elizabeth F Bryan 12
Alexr Bryan 5
• Location: 1870, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. 1870 United States Federal Census about John N Bryan
Name: John N Bryan
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1811
Age in 1870: 59
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1870: Precinct 1, Dallas, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View image
Post Office: Dallas
Household Members: Name Age
John N Bryan 59
Margaret Bryan 44
Elizabeth F Bryan 22
Alexander Bryan 16
John married Margaret Beeman, daughter of John Beeman and Emily Manly Hunnicut, on 26 Feb 1843 in Bird's Fort, Nacogdoches County, Texas. Margaret was born on 29 Sep 1825 in Greene County, Illinois, died on 6 Sep 1919 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas at age 93, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.

• Information: 1825, Greene County, Illinois. Margaret was the daughter of John Beeman and his wife, Emily Manly Hunnicutt. John was of Rowan County North Carolina, Emily was of the Georgetown District of South Carolina. Her parents married June 19, 1823 Greene County Illinois.
• Location: 1880, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. 1880 United States Federal Census about Margaret Bryan
Name: Margaret Bryan
Home in 1880: Dallas, Texas
Age: 54
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1826
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to Head of Household: Sister
Father's birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's birthplace: South Carolina
Neighbors: View others on page
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Gender: Female
Household Members: Name Age
Scott Beeman 39
Bettie Beeman 30
Annie Beeman 9
Emma Beeman 7
Lizzie Beeman 5
Scott M. Beeman 1
Emily Beeman 73
Margaret Bryan 54
Peter A. Spurlock 23

Ninth Generation (6th Great-Grandchildren)



113. Silas Bryan Esq. (John8, William7, Jonathan (Capt.)6, John Sr. (Capt.)5, Lewis4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 4 Nov 1822 in Culpeper County, Virginia and died in 1880 in Marion County, Illinois at age 58.
 

• Family: Family

Virginia Ann Bryan b: 8 Sep 1853
John H. Bryan b: 4 Jun 1856
Francis Maria Bryan b: 18 Mar 1858
William Jennings Bryan b: 19 Mar 1869
Silas married Maria Elizabeth Jennings on 4 Nov 1852 in Marion County, Illinois. Maria was born on 24 May 1832 in Adams County, Illinois and died on 27 Jun 1896 in Marion County, Illinois at age 64.

• Information: 1832. Maria was the daughter of Charles Waters Jennings and his wife, Maria Woods Davidson.

The child from this marriage was:
114 M i. William Jennings Bryan was born on 19 Mar 1860 in Marion County, Illinois, died on 26 Jul 1925 in Dayton, Rhea County, Tennessee at age 65, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.


 

Tenth Generation (7th Great-Grandchildren)



114. William Jennings Bryan (Silas Esq.9, John8, William7, Jonathan (Capt.)6, John Sr. (Capt.)5, Lewis4, John3, William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born on 19 Mar 1860 in Marion County, Illinois, died on 26 Jul 1925 in Dayton, Rhea County, Tennessee at age 65, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.
 

• Family: William married Mary Elizabeth Baird October 1, 1884, and by her had the following children:

Ruth Baird Bryan b: 2 Oct 1885
William Jennings Jr. Bryan b: 24 Jun 1889
Grace Dexter Bryan b: 17 Feb 1891

• Information: 1860, Marion County, Illinois. If anyone reading this does not know anything about this man, they should study US History....