EasyTree EasyTree 3 APR 2002 c:\SIERRA\GENDlx6\Bryant.uds IBM WINDOWS Morgan Bryant 1778 2 APR 1817 White County, Tennessee White County, Tennessee Presbyterian @N7@ 29 MAY 2001 Morgan Bryan2 C. 16 1757 Rowan County, North Carolina 1819 Shelby County, Kentucky @N37@ 5 DEC 2000 Maximilly Simpson 4 DEC 2000 Morgan Bryan 20 MAY 1729 Shenandoah Valley, Opequon Creek, Virginia BEF 3 JUL 1804 Fayette County, Kentucky @N107@ 30 JAN 2001 Mary Forbush @N177@ 8 OCT 2000 Morgan Bryanpage 505 1671 Denmark 3 APR 1763 Yadkin River, Rowan, North Carolina Mocksville, Rowan County, NC, Joppa Cemetery @N38@ 14 AUG 2000 Martha Strode 1678 24 AUG 1762 @N39@ 5 DEC 2000 Rebecca Bryan 7 FEB 1739 Orange County, Virginia 18 MAR 1813 St. Charles County, Missouri Frankfort, Kentucky @N128@ 13 AUG 2000 Daniel Boone 22 OCT 1734 Exeter Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania 26 SEP 1820 St. Charles County, Missouri Frankfort, Kentucky 30 JAN 2000 Squire Boone 25 NOV 1696 Devonshire, England 2 JAN 1765 Rowan County, North Carolina Old Joppa Cemetary 19 AUG 2001 Sarah Morgan 1700 1777 30 JAN 2000 James Bryan ABT 1750 BEF 14 OCT 1796 @N139@ 4 DEC 2000 Rebecca Bryan @N176@ 5 DEC 2000 Joseph Bryan 1750 1830 Fayette County, Kentucky 5 DEC 2000 Ester Hampton 1834 Missouri 5 DEC 2000 George Bryan 15 FEB 1758 Rowan County, North Carolina 22 NOV 1845 Springfield, Illinois @N140@ 4 DEC 2000 Cassandra Miller Martha Bryanpage 512 AFT 1719 13 AUG 2000 Joseph Bryan Sr. 1720 Opequon Creek, Virginia 1805 Shelby County, Kentucky @N127@ 3 SEP 2000 Alice 'Aylee' Linville AFT 1805 14 AUG 2000 Colonel Samuel Bryan 1726 Chester County, Pennsylvania 1800 Jefferson County, Kentucky British military man @N130@ 15 AUG 2000 Elizabeth McMahon 15 AUG 2000 Elinor Ellender Bryan 1722 Chester County, Pennsylvania 1792 @N129@ 2 SEP 2000 William Linville 1718 1766 30 JAN 2000 James Bryan 1735 Virginia 18 AUG 1807 St. Charles County, Missouri @N106@ 2 SEP 2000 Mary Bryan ABT 1721 Chester County, Pennsylvania 1742 Orange County, Virginia 27 AUG 2000 Thomas Curtiss 27 AUG 2000 John Bryan 9 APR 1730 Augusta County, Virginia 12 MAR 1782 Rowan County, North Carolina @N150@ 16 AUG 2000 Elizabeth Francis Battle 26 FEB 1745 15 FEB 1827 4 DEC 2000 William 'Billy' M. Bryan 7 MAR 1733 Chester County, Pennsylvania 7 MAY 1780 Bryan's Station, Fayette County, Kentucky @N47@ 5 DEC 2000 Mary Boone 3 SEP 1736 Exeter Township, Pennsylvania 6 JUL 1819 Grant's Lick, Kentucky @N164@ 19 AUG 2001 Thomas Bryan 1737 Frederick County, Virginia 10 FEB 1789 North Carolina @N131@ 4 DEC 2000 James Boone 3 MAY 1757 10 OCT 1773 30 JAN 2000 Israel Boone 25 JAN 1759 19 AUG 1782 Blue Licks, Kentucky 30 JAN 2000 Susannah Boone 2 NOV 1760 1800 Missouri 30 JAN 2000 Jemima Boone 1 OCT 1762 Levina Boone 23 MAR 1766 1802 30 JAN 2000 Rebecca Boone 26 MAY 1768 1805 30 JAN 2000 Daniel Morgan Boone 23 DEC 1769 1839 Missouri 30 JAN 2000 Jesse Bryan Boone 23 MAY 1773 1820 30 JAN 2000 William Boone 20 JUN 1775 in infancy 30 JAN 2000 Nathan Boone 2 MAR 1781 1856 Missouri 30 JAN 2000 Tolliver Bryan 4 DEC 2000 Anna Bryan 4 DEC 2000 Dan Bryan ? Bryan ? Bryan Elizabeth Hunter 24 JAN 2000 Joseph Hunter 1788 24 JAN 2000 Mary Polly Dickinson 24 JAN 2000 Martha Bryan 1737 3 SEP 2000 Edward 'Neddy' Boone 19 NOV 1740 Exeter Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania 6 OCT 1780 @N111@ 3 SEP 2000 William Hunter 24 JAN 2000 Sarah Boone 25 JAN 2000 Samuel Bryan ABT 1750 30 JAN 2000 Phebe Bryan 1750 Virginia 30 JAN 2000 Mary Bryan 1817 30 JAN 2000 Susannah Bryan 30 JAN 2000 Joseph Bryan Jr. ABT 1752 Augusta County, Virginia MAR 1844 Monroe County, Missouri 12 DEC 2000 John Bryan ABT 1775 North Carolina ABT 1814 30 JAN 2000 Eleanor Bryan 14 AUG 2000 Nancy Linville 1744 28 MAR 1814 13 AUG 2000 George Boone 13 JAN 1739 11 NOV 1820 Shelby County, Kentucky 13 AUG 2000 George Bryan 1774 1841 4 DEC 2000 David Bryan 4 DEC 2000 Sara Bryan ABT 1778 3 SEP 2000 Enoch Bryan 7 APR 1773 North Carolina 19 AUG 1863 4 DEC 2000 Ezekiel Bryan 1782 Missouri @N145@ 4 DEC 2000 William Bryan 19 MAY 1784 22 JAN 1872 3 SEP 2000 Morgan Bryan 1789 30 JUN 1850 @N168@ 4 DEC 2000 Mary Bryan 1790 @N178@ 4 DEC 2000 Joseph Bryan 1792 4 DEC 2000 Sarah Bryan 1 SEP 1770 North Carolina 8 AUG 1829 @N141@ 4 DEC 2000 Sarah Boone 7 APR 1724 1815 30 JAN 2000 Israel Boone 9 MAR 1726 ABT 1756 30 JAN 2000 Samuel Boone 20 MAR 1728 30 JAN 2000 Jonathan Boone 6 OCT 1730 ABT 1808 30 JAN 2000 Elizabeth Boone 5 DEC 1732 30 JAN 2000 Nathaniel Boone @N83@ 30 JAN 2000 Squire Boone 5 OCT 1744 5 AUG 1815 Buck Creek, Indiana 30 JAN 2000 Hannah Boone 24 AUG 1746 APR 1828 30 JAN 2000 Aylee Bryan 12 AUG 2000 Charity Bryan 12 AUG 2000 Stephen Gano 13 AUG 2000 Sarah Eleanor Bryan @N137@ 15 AUG 2000 Samuel Bryan 15 AUG 2000 Mary Forbis 27 AUG 2000 UNNAMED Bryan 4 DEC 2000 James Bryan @N142@ 15 AUG 2000 Morgan Bryan ABT 1773 @N143@ 4 DEC 2000 Susan Bryan 15 AUG 2000 Nancy Bryan 15 AUG 2000 Betsy Bryan 15 AUG 2000 Mary Bryan 15 AUG 2000 Nellie Bryan 15 AUG 2000 Kizziah Bryan @N147@ 15 AUG 2000 Morgan Bryan @N148@ 15 AUG 2000 John Bryan 1780 4 DEC 2000 Elizabeth Reagin 3 SEP 2000 George Bryan 2 SEP 2000 William S. Bryan 17 MAR 1785 3 SEP 2000 ? Bryan 3 SEP 2000 ? Bryan 3 SEP 2000 Mary Bryan 3 AUG 1790 3 SEP 2000 ? Bryan 3 SEP 2000 Nicholas Bryan 24 MAR 1794 1855 3 SEP 2000 Melinda Bryan 11 APR 1799 3 SEP 2000 Mary Boone 3 SEP 2000 George Boone 3 SEP 2000 Joseph Boone 3 SEP 2000 Jane Boone 3 SEP 2000 Charity Boone 3 SEP 2000 Mary Bryan AFT 16 SEP 1797 Whitaker Graveyard, Mocksville, North Carolina @N170@ 4 SEP 2000 Samuel McMachon AFT 16 SEP 1797 Graveyard, Mocksville, North Carolina 4 SEP 2000 ? Bryan 4 DEC 2000 unknown Morgan 20 JAN 2001 James A. Bryan 1797 17 MAR 1837 5 DEC 2000 ? Bryan 4 DEC 2000 1781 Rowan County, North Carolina 1747 Rowan County, North Carolina 1719 Opequoa, Shenandoah, Virginia 14 AUG 1756 Rowan County, North Carolina 23 JUL 1720 Gwynedd, Pennsylvania 11 NOV 1772 12 DEC 1830 Rowan County, North Carolina ABT 1742 Rowan County, North Carolina ABT 1737 1764 ABT 1770 Rowan County, North Carolina Rowan County, North Carolina Kentucky 18 APR 1780 Although the location of his birth is currently unknown, it hasbeen well documented that he lived in White County, Tennessee asearly as 1808. Evidence that he may have been born in Tennesseeis offered by testimony from his daughter, Sarah. In the 1880White County, Tennessee census, Sarah stated that her parentswere both born in Tennessee. Morgan's daughter, Delilah,claimed that Morgan was born in North Carolina. This is notnecessarily contradictory as a number of Eastern Tennesseecounties were at one time part of North Carolina. The onlycounty found so far to have any records of a MorganBryan/Bryant/Brient during the period of interest is HawkinsCounty. Although the records found in Hawkins County are tooearly by just a few years, this could be a possible father toMorgan. By itself, this does not provide good evidence ofMorgan's whereabouts, but the fact that many members of theWhite County Walling family were there as well, provides somesupport to the idea that Morgan may have been born in HawkinsCounty. This raises the possibility that Morgan came to WhiteCounty with members of the Walling family, especially as severalmembers of the Walling family remained his neighbors in WhiteCounty.Morgan is a common name in the family of Bryan's connected toRebecca Bryan, the wife of Daniel Boone. This may indicate apossible link to that famous family, but a positive connectionhas yet to be found.The earliest record of Morgan being in White County comes fromcourt records. On May 9, 1808, an entry was made in the Courtof Pleas and Quarter Sessions. In the White County, TennesseeCounty Clerk's Minute Book 7, page 50, the following entry ismade on the previously mentioned date: 'Morgan Bryan's stockmark is a crop off the right ear and a slit in the same ear.' OnSeptember 4, 1809, Morgan obtained a land grant 1704 #1586 fromMoses Newsom, entry 1935 dated June 24, 1808, part of warrant3716 dated 2 Jan 1790 in North Carolina (Tennessee was not yet astate) in 1st district, 1st range, 9th section on the waters ofthe Caney Fork. Moses Newsom may have obtained the land frommilitary service in the American Revolution, but this isconjecture. This land began 170 poles west from one mile treein the military line from the north east corner of the 9thsection, then west 126.5 poles, crossing a creek at 120 poles,then north 126.5 poles, crossing a creek at 12 poles, then east126.5 poles, then south 126.5 poles to p.o.b.On the same date, Morgan also obtained land a land grant 1705#1585 from Abel Litton. This grant was entered 458...part ofwarrant 62 dated 30 November 1802 in North Carolina, 1stdistrict, 1st range, 9th section on the waters of the CaneyFork. It began 28 poles from the beginning corner of Morgan's100 acre survey, then south 89 poles to the corner of JosephWalling's land, then west 178 poles with his line crossing acreek at 18 poles. It then ran east 178 poles passing Morgan'scorner and crossing a creek at 32 poles.In grant 1786, Morgan was granted 39 acres in the 1st district,1st range, 9th section on the waters of the Calfkiller beginning30 poles north of the north line of the 100 acres where Morganlived. It ran 51 poles east of his north west corner then west63 poles on the side of a rocky spur of Town Mountain, thenalong the spur 120 poles near Morgan's spring, then west 41poles passing the point of a clift, then south 73.5 poles, theneast 32 poles to the northern line of Morgan's 100 acres. Healso obtained: north 37 poles to his corner of the first survey,then north 126.5 poles crossing a creek at 12 poles, then east51 poles, then south 30 poles.Additional land records:vol. C page 240 - 4 Sept 1809, Land Grant 1584 Abovevol. D page 96 - 14 Feb 1812, Morgan Bryan and Joseph Wallingindenture $50 for 50 acres.vol. E page 114 - 3 Mar 1812, land grant #3789 and of indepen ofUS the 36th ? by virtue part certif 303, 19 Aug 1809, entered 28Sept. 1810 by ? grants to Morgan Bryan, assignee of ThomasDillon, 40 acres in 1st district ? Caney Fork.vol. F page 34 - 19 Jun 1816, indenture George W. Sanders andIsham Russel latter of Warren Co., TN. $1200 paid, 163 acres, itbeing all the land contained in a grant issued by TN to JosephWalling, #1586 for 100 acres part of grant #1585 issued by sd.state to Morgan Bryan for 100 acres, containing 50 acres andpart of grant no. 3790 issued to sd. Walling for ? acres,containing 13 acres, being in military dist., adj. WilliamRogers. wit: Robt Downing, John Chism.vol. F page 190 - indenture 1 Apr 1818 Isham Russel and JamesRoberts, $1200 paid, tr of 163 acres, being all the land ingrant from TN to Joseph Walling, no.1586, 100 acres, part grantno.1585 issued to Morgan Bryan for 100 acre, tr conv being 50acres.In 1810, Morgan was given the commission of Lieutenant of the34th regiment of the Tennessee State Militia in White County.Stories passed down by his family indicate that he was oftenreferred to as Captain Morgan. The exact date of his promotionto the rank of Captain in the Tennessee militia is unknown, butif it did happen, it had to have taken place between 1814 and1817, the date of Morgan's death. It is known, however, that heserved in Captain James Randal's Company, according to the 1812tax lists. In fact, he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the34th regiment of the Tennessee State Militia in White County in1810. Morgan volunteered in the War of 1812 on January 28,1814. He served until May 10, 1814 with the rank of firstlieutenant. According to a War of 1812 expert at the TennesseeState Library and Archives, Captain Randal served under ColonelSteele. Steele's regiment was part of the campaign against theCreek Indians in the famous Creek Indian War. Steele's superiorofficer was General Thomas Johnson. Steele's regiment probablydid not see any action. His regiment stayed behind at FortStrother to guard the supply trail coming from Tennessee toAlabama and to guard the fort itself. Given this last bit ofinformation, if Morgan did get promoted to the rank of Captain,it had to have happened between May 10, 1814 and April 2, 1817.Morgan Bryant could neither read nor write. This is confirmedby his will, in which his signature is absent. Instead of hissignature, Morgan left his mark indicated by an X. His willmentions two different John Bryans. One of the John's, JohnBryan, is the executor of the will, while the other John was hisson, John Bryant. John Bryan was probably not directly related,but further research is called for.Morgan had $100 cash on him when he died. Although the marriage date of Morgan and his wife may haveoccurred after their son's birth, this does not discount thepossibility of a Common Law marriage prior to the officialmarriage date.On page 144, Morgan Bryan, Jr. claimed a preemption of 400 acreslying on Boone's Creek, adjoining John Floyd on the north, bymaking settlement in the month of April, 1779. Claim allowed.This Morgan was the son of Morgan, Jr., and brother of George,Joseph, Sr., so called, and James, Jr. Morgan was named for his grandmother and was 12 years old whenhe moved with his family to Ireland, land of his father's birth.He lived in Ireland for the next twelve years and as a young manof 24 migrated to Pennsylvania in 1695 with his brother William,two years after the death of their father. They settled inChester County and lived here for many years. They might havemade contact with their many uncles and aunts who had been inVirginia since 1650, but we have no evidence that they did. Itmust be noted that if Morgan's birth date is correct, he wouldhave been 48 years old when his first child was born. This ispossible, and Martha also could have been his second wife.Eight of their nine children were born in Chester County, PA,and as a member of the New Garden Quaker community, Morgan hadbeen a successful trader with the Conestoga Indians. In 1730,Quakers in Pennsylvania formed a Company under the leadership ofMorgan Bryan and Alexander Ross for the purpose of makingsettlements in Maryland and Virginia. Permission was thengained from the Quaker Meeting of Chester County to build ameeting house in Virginia. On 28 October 1730, Governor Goochof Virginia granted a right to survey and lay out 100,000 acreswest of the Opequan River (just north of present day Winchester,Frederick County). In 1734, Morgan led a group of Quakers inthe building of the 'Hopewell Monthly Meeting' of Frederick.This settlement flourished for many years at Frederick Town,later named Winchester. Here, where their last child was born,the family lived for over ten years, and son Joseph was firstmarried.Sometime about 1745/46 Morgan moved with his wife and eightchildren up the Shenendoah Valley to the Big Lick at the head ofthe Roanoke River where land was more plentiful. His oldestson, Joseph, who by now had a family of his own, stayed inWinchester. The family did not like this new area in RoanokeCounty and in the fall of 1748 they all moved again to the Forksof the Yadkin in North Carolina. Morgan's brother William whohad always lived close by up to this point decided to stay inRoanoke County, Virginia where he presumably died.As some of the earliest settlers in this part of the YadkinRiver Valley, Morgan, Martha, and eight of their childrenselected the choice pieces of land in an area that was afterwardcalled 'The Bryan Settlement.' Their nearest neighbors wereabout 60 miles away. The Bryan's claimed large acreages inRowan County, parts of which are now in Wilkes County, and some5000 acres in the northeast section of what is now Davie County,from Dutchman's Creek into Farmington, Smiths Grove, and theBend of the River sections of the county. Morgan lived here forthe rest of his life surrounded by his family, Martha diedfirst. Morgan Bryan died April 3, 1763, Easter Sunday. Theserecords, given to Lyman Draper, are a part of the 'ShaneCollection: Bryan Family Papers; MS/SH18/B84, Item 2' Martha was reported to have been born in Holland about 1678 (adate we question) and her father was probably Edward Strode, adescendant of a famous English family. Edward was a Protestantexile in Holland and was married in France to a Huguenot. It isbelieved that Edward and his wife died at sea on their way toAmerica and that young Martha together with two brothers,Geremiah and Samuel were bound out until they were of age. Thisevent probably occurred before September 24 1697 because thewill of Edward's father on that date refers to his son asdeceased. The marriage date of Morgan and Martha is in question. Onesource states 1695 when she would have been 17, which supposedlywas two years before she arrived in Pennsylvania, and anothersource states 1719, when she would have been 41, too old to havelater had 9 children. Since the first child was born about1719, it is our guess that the birthdate given is too early byat least ten years.Most early biographers of the family state that Martha StrodeBryan died in Virginia in 1747, but in the Bryan Papersdeposited by the Rev. John D. Shane with the PresbyterianHistorical Society in Philadelphia is the following: 'MarthaBryan died August 24, 1762.' Helped establish Bryan Station in 1779, with brothers Samuel,James, and Morgan. William was the leader of the group. He waswounded by indians while on a hunting expedition May 1, and diedat the Fort on May 7, 1780. His son William Jr. was killed inthe same encounter and Mary Boone/Bryan went back to NC with herother children until 1785 when she returned to KY to stay. Nathaniel died Young. Joseph was a tall, raw-boned man. He fought with his brother,Morgan, at the Battle of King's Mountain. According to 'BryanFamilies,' James Sr. had a son named Morgan, born sometimearound 1773. This Morgan was born after Rebecca Enochs died.This throws some confusion into the discussion about the statusof this Morgan and whether or not Rebecca is his mother or ifJames remarried after Rebecca died. James lived 4 miles fromMorgan and Martha, his parents. Morgan moved to Kentucky in 1779. Morgan was a Captain of acompany of Rangers and was in the Militia Returns for 1754-1755.He fought in the Revolutionary War for the Americans at theBattle for King's Mountain.From the best information we can obtain, his Tory brother,Samuel, fought against him in the same battle. James foughtwith Morgan. The War feeling ran so high that they would haveshot Samuel if he had come within range of their riles. Morganlived 7 miles from his parents.Morgan bequeathed to his sons, Joseph and Morgan 'Bryant', ayoung negro named Kiah until he is 27 years old at which pointhe was to be set free.page 510page 512 Edward was killed by Indians. Joseph died about 1805. Joseph married two wives, the first wifeis unknown. The second wife, it is thought, died before 1805.When his father moved down to the Yadkin, Joseph remained atWinchester, Virginia, where he had married and settled. Later,we find he was living about four miles from where his father wasliving on the Yadkin in North Carolina. In 1797, he, with hisbrother Samuel, visited Kentucky and in 1798 he rented Well'sStation in Shelby County from Enoch M. Boone. In a year or so,he and his family, two sons, and a son in law, bought land onFloyd's Fork in Shelby County and settled there. He had been inthe county some little time before settling at Well's Stationand had brought negros, teams, and money into Kentucky with him.At the time he visited Kentucky about 1797, he was seen byColonel Samuel Boone who was also on a visit to Kentucky and whogives this description of him:'Joseph Bryan, the father-in-law of Daniel Boone was a tall,raw-boned man, and an old man. He was living on Floyd's Forkwhen he died about 1805 and it is thought his wife, Aylee, dieda little before he did.'In Jefferson County Kentucky, in Will Book 1, page 158, we finda copy of his will which was dated November 20, 1804 andprobated March 4, 1805.Joseph was known to have taught Daniel Boone how to ride andhandle a rifle.page 508 Rebecca and Daniel settled within about four miles of WilliamBryan on Sugar Tree Creek where they lived until the growth oftheir family and the scarcity of game caused them to move to thehead of the Yadkin in North Carolina and later into Kentucky.page 509 Elenor died about 1792 in Madison County, Kentucky. They livedin the Boone and Bryan Settlements on the Yadkin in NorthCarolina, coming there from Virginia. After William Linville'sdeath, Mrs. Elenor Bryan Linville went to Kentucky to live withher children and died there. page 510 In the proclamation issue July 1, 1776 by Governor Martin ofNorth Carolina, Samuel Bryan and William Bryan were named andappointed to raise, levy, muster and array in arms, all of hismajesty's loyal subjects in Rowan County, North Carolina.Samuel raised 800 men on the forks of the Yadkin River andmarched them to the British at Anson Courthouse. As ColonelBryan, he was one of his majesty's most loyal subjects duringthe Revolutionary War, and was with Lord Cornwallis on his marchthrough the state. In 1797, together with his brother Joseph,he visited George Boone, son of Squire and Sarah Morgan Boone,in Kentucky. It is thought he never afterward returned toKentucky. In 1783, after his return from Bryan's Station inKentucky, to North Carolina, he was arrested, tried for treason,and his property confiscated. After his release, he moved toNew York, where he left numerous descendants. He visitedEngland about some claims from the British government, but wasentirely broken up by the War.From Carruther's: 'Colonel Bryan and Colonel Hampton were men ofimpeachable character, and had nothing to be laid to theircharge, except that of being arms against their country.'page 510 Thomas Bryan was the youngest son of Morgan Bryan and MarthaStrode. If any other Bryan took the Tory side besides ColonelSamuel Bryan, it was Thomas. He inherited his father's manorhome near Bryansville, Iradell County, North Carolina and issaid to have fitted out John Finley and Daniel Boone for theirtrip west when they went into Kentucky.According to 'Bryan Family', Thomas was a surgeon inWashington's army. This contradicts the idea that Thomas was aTory.page 511 Eleanor's mother-in-law was also her cousin based on informationin the reference. According to 'Bryan Family', Sarah marriedMorgan Linville. It isn't clear if Sarah and Eleanor are thesame person, but it is assumed here that Sarah and Eleanor arethe same person since they both married Morgan Linville. In 1776, James had been in Tennessee exploring. Came to Bryan'sStation in 1779 and obtained an allotment of 1400 acres of land,which was entered on Cane Run. In July 1780 he assigned hissettlement and preemption certificate to John Bradford, andlater that season, returned with his family to North Carolina. 'My father, my brother, James, and others, had been out in 1775through the Green River County, in the barrens and in Tennesseeexploring. ... In August 1776, we went on the campaign againstthe Indians in Tennessee. My father, Morgan, never came out (toKentucky) until the fall of 1779. The Boone family and most ofthe Bryan's all came out at the same time.' Sarah and William, Morgan Bryan and James Bryan were the onlyheirs of James Bryan, deceased. James is listed as an heir to his father. After selling his part of James' lands, he later bought 200acres of it, being a part of the survey of his grandfather,Morgan Bryan. Later, he sold the greater part of this whileliving in Fayette County, Kentucky and removed to Henry Countyafter 1806, where he continued to reside. He was a Captain in1812 and later promoted to Major. Ezekiel moved to Missouri in an early day. never married never married John is known to be the father of Samuel Bryan, Sr. of DavidsonCounty, Tennessee by an 1801 deed, recorded in Rowan County, NCon 15 Oct 1801.The John Bryan that married Elizabeth Francis Battle may be adifferent John Bryan since that John lived many mile away fromMorgan Bryan and Martha Strode while the John that married Sarahlived only eight miles away. Mary was Daniel Boone's sister. Morgan never married. He moved to Missouri where he died. Although most sources do not list Mary as a daughter of MorganBryan and Mary Forbush, the existence of a daughter named Maryis implied based on the content of a letter written to Morganand his wife from a woman claiming to be their daughter. It isfrom the Reverend John Shane's collection of Bryan Family papersnow held bythe Presbyterian National Historical Society.Recorded 10/4/66.'To Morgan Bryan living in Virginia, Fayette County, Lexington.North Carolina, Rowan County, September the 16th 1797Honored Father and Mother. I gladly embrace this opportunity ofletting you know that we are all in good health at present forwhich we have abundant reason to praise and adore almighty Godfor his great mercy for keeping us in the land of the living.Hoping these lines may find you with all the rest of our friendsin like State of health. We received your letter by the hand ofC' Enoch Bryan hearing of your health gave us much satisfactionalso hearing of peace and plenty in your parts of the Country. Ihave nothing worth relating to you. The season from about themiddle of May till the middle of July has been almost continualrain from day to day in so much that our winter crops are verylight and now we _______ veary bad. The wet not permitting us towork our land makes crops very late in many parts of theSettlement yet we are blest with plenty of the necessities oflife and reasonably good crops. I received a letter from BasilBoven with much satisfaction dated June 24th which says they areall well. Our friends hear are all well as far as I know. Iwould be exceedingly glad to see you all once more but cannotcome out this faul. So no more at present but remain youraffectionate children till death.Samuel McMachanandMary McMachanplease remember us to all our friendsplease let brother Morgin know that I have sent him by EnochBryan three dollarsand one half being the remainder due of his money.'The Enoch Bryan listed in the letter may have been Mary'snephew, Enoch Bryan, son of Joseph Bryan and Esther Hampton. Received from her father's will, a slave named Jack and anothernamed Charlotte. They were to be set free at the age of 27. Received a slave named Jim and a slave named Luci from herhusband's will. Received a young slave girl named Cela from her grandfather'swill. At 27, Cela was to be set free. Interview Derryberry, Bob, 801 Carroll Dr., Garland, Texas 75041(ussnzs@aol.com) 'Bryan Families' as published in the Lexington Herald, Sunday,March 13, 1927. Signed by George Bryan, James Bryan , Jr.,James Bryan, Sr., Morgan Bryan, Sr., Sarah Bryan, and WilliamBryan. Mountain District Land Office, Nashville, vol.4, page 308 andWhite County Deed Records, Book C, page 240. Mountain District Land Office, Nashville, vol.4, page 309 andWhite County Deed Records, Book C, page 242. Mountain District Land Office, Nashville, vol.4, page 475 andWhite County Deed Records, Book B, page 1. Book The Boone Family Hazel Atterbury Spraker Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. 1922 Draper Manuscripts, by Lionel Draper. Fort Wayne, Allen CountyLibrary, microfilm collection. Book Book of Pleas, Book 2 White County Court Records 1808 Family Bible Bryan Bible.The Holy Bible... Isaac Collins, Trenton, MDCCXCI John Fox, Jr. Memorial Library, Duncan Tavern, Paris, Kentucky Will of Morgan Bryan(t), dated 29 Sep 1794. An original wasdestroyed by fire. The copy quoted here was an ammended copy ofthe original. Bryan, Lindsay M., Bryan Book, Allen County Public Library, FortWayne, IN, 1935, revised 1959. Brien, Lindsay M., Morgan Bryan and His Descendants, AllenCounty Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN Tom Kanon, Tennessee State Library and Archives, May 1999 Wills & Inventories, White County, Tennessee, 1810-1823. Roll288, page 91, WPA Records.