BRYAN
FAMILY
HISTORY




DESCENDANTS OF
JOHN AND SARAH BRYAN
OF ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
SAMUEL AND MARGARET BRYAN
OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE
SAMUEL AND CHARLOTTE BRYAN
OF MAURY COUNTY, TENNESSEE
FINUS AND CALEDONIA BRYAN
OF HILL COUNTY, TEXAS


BY
ROBERT BROOKS CASEY
AND
BERNICE (BROOKS) CASEY


2004






Bryan Family History, First Edition




This book is dedicated to my mother, Bernice (Brooks) Casey (1919 - 2002).  Her many years of research added significantly to this publication and her name remains as one of the authors - even though she died in 2002.  I miss the our frequent “genealogy sessions.”



Copyright - 2004 by Robert Brooks Casey. All rights reserved.  No part of this book may be duplicated or reproduced in any manner without written permission of the authors.


This manuscript may be reproduced in limited quantities for research purposes, however, no part of this manuscript may be included in a published book or in a published periodical without written permission of the authors (either in paper based publications or electronic publications).



For additional information contact:


Robert Brooks Casey, 4705 Eby Lane, Austin, TX 78731



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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction      8-1 - 8-9


John Bryan (1)    8-10 - 8-14
James Bryan (1.2)     8-14 - 8-15
John Bryan, Jr. (1.3)    8-15 - 8-16
Jane (Bryan) Orton (1.4)     8-16 - 8-17


Jannet (Bryan) Orton (1.5)     8-18
Rachel (Orton) Campbell (1.5.2)    8-18 - 8-45
John Orton (1.5.3)    8-46 - 8-61
Elizabeth (Bryan) Davis (1.6)     8-61
Sarah (Bryan) Allen (1.7)     8-61
Mary (Bryan) Huey (1.8)    8-62 - 8-80
Margaret (Bryan) Allen (1.9)    8-81 - 8-102


Samuel Bryan, Sr. (2)   8-103 - 8-109
William Park Bryan (2.1)   8-109 - 8-110
Julia (Bryan) Woodruff (2.1.1)     8-110
William Shelby Bryan (2.1.2)   8-110 - 8-130
Washington Carroll Bryan (2.1.3)   8-130 - 8-131
America (Bryan) McGavock (2.1.4)   8-132 - 8-149
America (Bryan) Evans (2.1.4)   8-150 - 8-167
Olivia (Bryan) Roland (2.1.5)   8-168 - 8-172
Harbert Alexander Bryan (2.1.6)   8-172 - 8-173
Mary (Bryan) Skinner (2.1.10)   8-173 - 8-174


Henry Morrow Bryan (2.2)   8-174
James Thomas Bryan (2.3)   8-175 - 8-176
Louisa (Bryan) Smith (2.3.2)   8-176 - 8-182
Francis Marion Bryan (2.3.4)   8-182 - 8-185
Amanda (Bryan) Teas (2.3.6)   8-186 - 8-194
Virginia (Bryan) Hughes (2.3.8)   8-194



8-4   INTERACTIVE FAMILY HISTORIES


John Bryan (2.5)   8-194 - 8-195
Margaret Ann (Bryan) Thompson (2.7)   8-195
Rebecca (Bryan) Wiles (2.8)   8-196
Jane (Bryan) Pinkerton (2.9)   8-197 - 8-202
Mary (Bryan) Orton (2.10)   8-202 - 8-206
Nancy (Bryan) Pickard (2.12)   8-206 - 8-207
Margaret (Bryan) Campbell (2.13)   8-207 - 8-209


Samuel Bryan (3)   8-210 - 8-211
Sarah (Bryan) Tate (3.2)   8-211 - 8-215
Nancy (Bryan) Church (3.3)   8-215 - 8-218
Thomas Samuel Bryan (3.4)   8-219
Ella (Bryan) Mobley (3.4.1)   8-219 - 8-228
Sarah (Bryan) Moore (3.4.2)   8-228 - 8-230


William DeMoss Bryan (3.6)   8-231 - 8-232
Belle (Bryant) Eardley (3.6.1)   8-232 - 8-235
Robert Emmons Bryant (3.6.2)   8-235
Belle (Bryant) Hooper (3.6.2.1)   8-236 - 8-241
Lelia (Bryant) Johnson (3.6.2.2)   8-241 - 8-244
Carl Bryant (3.6.2.3)   8-245 - 8-249
Myron B. Bryant (3.6.2.4)   8-250 - 8-253
Laura (Bryant) Strasburg (3.6.2.5)   8-254 - 8-255
Audrey (Bryant) Means (3.6.2.6)   8-255 - 8-257
Emmons Church Bryant (3.6.2.7)   8-257 - 8-260
Ida Lou (Bryan) Smith (3.6.6)   8-260 - 8-261
Edd Mangram Bryant (3.6.9)   8-262 - 8-264
Odie (Bryan) Dodson (3.6.10)   8-264 - 8-269
Ella (Bryan) Evans (3.6.11)   8-269 - 8-270


Finus Ewing Bryan (4)   8-271 - 8-272
William Samuel Bryan (4.1)   8-273 - 8-281



BRYAN FAMILY HISTORY   8-5


Charlotte (Bryan) Prosise (4.3)   8-282
Nola Lee (Prosise) Burk (4.3.1)   8-282 - 8-286
Finus Henry Prosise (4.3.2)   8-287 - 8-289
Mary Annie (Prosise) Lloyd (4.3.3)   8-290 - 8-295
Lizzie Jo (Prosise) Massey (4.3.4)   8-295 - 8-299
Coleman Issac Prosise (4.3.5)   8-300 - 8-308
Joel William Prosise (4.3.6)   8-308 - 8-310
Ollie Nancy (Prosise) Sorrell (4.3.7)   8-311
L. C. Prosise (4.3.8)   8-311 - 8-312
John Whitfield Prosise (4.3.9)   8-312


Odia (Bryan) Ferguson (4.4)   8-313 - 8-318
Elizabeth (Bryan) Dyer (4.5)   8-318 - 8-321
Belle (Bryan) Pierce (4.7)   8-321 - 8-327
Ewing (Bryan) Price (4.9)   8-327
John Whitfield Bryan (4.10)   8-328 - 8-331
Birch (Bryan) Smith (4.11)   8-331


Julia (Bryan) Brooks (5)   8-332 - 8-340


James Revier (21)   8-341 - 8-342
William Jackson Revier (22)   8-343 - 8-351
James Riveer (28)   8-352 - 8-353
Peter Thomas (29)   8-353 - 8-354
Revere Families of Virginia   8-355 - 8-369
Charlotte Greer Charter (31)   8-370
William Morrow (51)   8-370 - 8-371
History of Bryan History   8-372 - 8-380


Census Records - John Bryan (1)   8-381 - 8-415
Census Records - Samuel Bryan, Sr. (2)   8-416 - 8-442
Census Records - Samuel Bryan, Jr. (3)   8-443 - 8-451
Census Records - Finus Ewing Bryan (4)   8-452 - 8-456
Census Records - Revier Family   8-456 - 8-459
Index - Geographic   8-460 - 8-468
Index - Surname   8-469 - 8-719


8-6   INTERACTIVE FAMILY HISTORIES

INTRODUCTION

This publication focuses on the descendants of the author’s oldest proven Bryan ancestor, John Bryan (1) of Rowan County, North Carolina.  It is believed by this author that there is a high probability that John is the son of Morgan Bryan and Martha (Strode) Bryan.  However, definitive proof is still lacking and inclusion the children of Morgan Bryan is beyond the scope on this publication.  This publication is heavily concentrated on nine grandchildren of John and Sarah Bryan and it is believed that over 90 percent of the descendants included are descendants of these nine grandchildren.  Around one-third of this publication concentrates on the Samuel Bryan, Jr., son of Samuel Bryan, grandson of John Bryan.  Another one-fourth of this publication concentrates on the descendants of two other grandsons of John Bryan that are sons of Samuel Bryan (2), William Park Bryan and James Thomas Bryan.

The author of this publication, “Bryan Family History,” is an experienced genealogist and has previously published four family histories.  Robert Casey and his father, Harold Casey, published “Casey Family History” in 1980.  Robert and his mother, Bernice (Brooks) Casey, published “Brooks Family History” in 1982.  Robert Casey and his father, Harold Casey, published  “Shelton, Wininger and Pace Families” in 1988.  Robert Casey and his mother, Bernice (Brooks) Casey, published “Olliff Family Hisory” in 1992.  Since their original publications, Robert and his parents have also greatly expanded these printed publications and have serveral publications that have not been published to date (text versions of these publications are available at the author’s web site).  Robert Casey and his wife, Diane (Thede) Casey, have also written a manuscript on Diane’s Thede, Aubil, Garver, Steeby and Schmutz lines.  To date, it is estimated that over 60,000 relatives are documented in these books and electronic publications.  It is estimated that over 7,500 descendants of John and Sarah Bryan and related lines (Revier and Morrow) have been documented to date.


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It is highly recommended that anyone wishing to preserve their Bryan family history promptly write this author and contribute any information in their possession.  I am specially interested in copies of older photographs, family history recorded in Family Bibles, existing family history sketches, genealogical correspondence which contain a significant quantity of information, letters and diaries written prior to 1900, older legal documents, census records, photographs of older ancestors (pre-1900 preferred) as well as recent additions to your families and studio quality family portraits.

Information has been obtained from many sources and references are listed with each family sketch to aid future research on the “Bryan Family History.”  Much of the history of our Bryan family is incomplete or may contain a few errors.  Additional information and corrections are being sought and will be included in future editions of this publication.  Please have patience for corrections and additions as this author is attempting to keep current nine large family history publications similiar to “Bryan Family History.”  Much information received by this author on our family history has been copied and revised several times prior to its inclusion in our book.  This author has learned from experience that copying and interpreting usually results is less accurate information.  Additionally, primary sources of valuable information as well as critical information are lost in this process.  If a large amount of information is derived from another person or existing written material, then please send the name and address of the source or xerox the existing material.  This author can not under emphasize the need and usefulness of original source material.

There are many of our relatives who may be interested in adding to our family history but do not know that this publication is being compiled.  Additional names and addresses of other interested family historians are very difficult to obtain without your active assistance.  These names and addresses also directly affect the ability to preserve this family history through book publication.  Without an extensive list of interested family historians, a high quality publication can not be printed without this author greatly subsidizing the cost of this publication.  Current plans include a “print on demand” publication with a limited quantity being printed - I need your help with contacting other cousins who can contribute more information and would be interested in purchasing the family history when printed.



8-8   INTERACTIVE FAMILY HISTORIES

PROVEN BRYAN ANCESTORS OF THE AUTHORS


            (16) John Bryan, born 1730’s


         (8) Samuel Bryan, born 1750’s, North Carolina


            (17) Sarah, born 1730’s


      (4) Samuel Bryan, Jr., born 1800, Davidson Co., Tennessee


            (18) William Morrow, b. 1730’s


         (9) Margaret (Morrow) Steel, b. 1750’s


            (19) Jane Parks, b. 1730’s


   (2) Finus Ewing Bryan, born June 1, 1840, Maury County, Tennessee


      (5) Charlotte Greer Charlton, born 1800, Virginia


(1) Julia Ann Bryan, born April 28, 1878, Brandon, Texas


         (12) James Revier, b. 1778, Virginia


      (6) William Jackson Revier, born 1818, Virginia


            (26) John Alderson


         (13) Nancy Alderson, b. 1790, Virginia


            (27) Rachel


   (3) Caledonia Ann Revere, born March 1, 1842, Maury Co., Tennessee


      (7) Mary Williamson, born 1818, Illinois


BRYAN FAMILY HISTORY   8-9


MAJOR LINES CURRENTLY COVERED:

TEN GRANDCHILDREN INCLUDE 90 % OF DESCENDANTS



John Bryan (1), born 1730’s


   Jannet (Bryan) Orton (1.5), b. 1750s


      10 % Rachel (Orton) Campbell (1.5.2), b. 1781

       5 % John Orton (1.5.3), b. 1784


   Mary (Bryan) Huey (1.8), b. 1760s


       5 % Rebecca (Huey) Orton (1.8.6), b. 1806


   Margaret (Bryan) Allen (1.9), b. 1768


       5 % Elizabeth (Allen) Bell (1.9.1), b. 1790


   Samuel Bryan (2), born 1750s

   

      15 % William Park Bryan (2.1), born 1790s

      5 % James Thomas Bryan (2.3), born 1799

      5 % Jane (Bryan) Pinkerton (2.9), born 1780s

      5 % Mary (Bryan) Orton (2.10), born 1790

      5 % Margaret (Bryan) Campbell (2.13), born 1791

      30 % Samuel Bryan, Jr. (3), born 1800