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BRYAN , Hugh 1716 Colony, SC Petitioner No Twp. Listed

BRYAN , Hugh 1717 Colony, SC Petitioner No Twp Listed

BRYAN , Joseph Jr. 1716 Colony, SC Petitioner No Twp. Listed

BRYAN , Joseph Jr. 1717 Colony, SC Petitioner No Twp Listed

BRYAN , Philip 1779 Colony, SC Resident Old 96th DISTR

Fortunatus Bryan

(2) Richard Bryan, Rev Serv (Whose Son?)+ b: April 30, 1759 in Colleton Co, SC? (Sure is part of family, not sure where-JPC) d: March 19, 1826 in Colleton County, SC. Richard married Elizabeth Harper b: August 19, 1765 found in records of Bethel Church, Allendale, SC; married December 27, 1784 in Colleton County, SC, d: November 27, 1834 in Colleton County, SC

(2) Frederick Bryan b: Abt. 1750 in ? - uncertain of relationship - On Tax Roll Winton Co, SC 1800

Our Revolutionary War Ancestor, William Bryan - b 1746-7, and his brother, Simon Bryan, were born in Craven Co, NC, in the vicinity of the Neuse River. Several genealogies have suggested that our William Bryan was the son of Col William Bryan of Bertie Co, NC (and a supposed descendant of Needham Bryan). We have disproven this theory. The son of Col William Bryan of Bertie married Elizabeth Gray and stayed in NC where he died at Snowfield. Our William Bryan came to Barnwell District, SC, in about 1774. He was married to Elizabeth Moore, daughter of Thomas Moore, who also came to Barnwell Dist, SC at about the same time. The Moores and Bryans were neighbors in NC. William's brother, Simon Bryan, married Anne Moore, the sister of Elizabeth.

Through the process of elimination, the evidence of residency in NC, the continued use of the feminine name Jennett, and other appearing facts, we have surmised that our family is descended from Lewis Bryan, Sr, of Isle of Wight, VA and Craven Co, NC. At present, there is a group of Bryan family researchers hard at work, abstracting the early Bryan documents. When this research is completed, we will have more evidence to offer. In the meanwhile, we are posting the families of William, Simon and other family members on the Allendale GenWeb, in hopes that other descendants may benefit from what we now know.

William and Simon Bryan served in the South Carolina Militia under Lt Jacob Buxton. We have records of a Lewis Bryan and a Joseph Bryan, both in Barnwell District, SC as early as 1774, who also served in the militia under Lt Buxton. The pension stub numbers of these 4 men were consecutive. It is our belief that Lewis Bryan and Joseph Bryan were also brothers of William Bryan and Simon Bryan, and we have proven that all four owned land in the area of Barnwell District. There is a possibility that there were sisters, named Elizabeth and Mary, but we have not yet proven that link. There follows, a brief outline of the four brothers and their statistics. We have included two other possible family members, as you shall see, whose connection is not yet established, but who lived in the Barnwell Dist area. Below that, you will find the outline of the family of William Bryan and then the family of Simon Bryan, both of the area that is now Allendale, SC.

Judith Presnell Canant, wife of A E Canant, descendant

Lewis Bryan, RS b: Abt. 1742 in Craven Co, NC - owned land called Lewis Bryan's Swamp d: in Lived in S Section Orangeburg District, SC, Craven Co, NC Deed Book 12,

a. p 27, 4 Oct 1766 - witnessed Deed for Thomas Moore in Craven Co, NC, along with brother, William Bryan

c. p 107 - Thomas Moor - 11 Oct 1766 - Lewis Bryan (ee) NS Bend in Clayroot Swamp

d. p 29 - Thomas Moore - 1766 - 100 A - NS Neuse - adj Lewis Bryan. We now believe that Lewis Bryan, brother of William Bryan, was the owner of land on the North Shore of the Neuse River in Craven Co in 1766.

e. 25 days militia duty SC under Lieut. Jacob Buxton (DAR magazine #43 July-Dec 1913, Atlanta Carnegie Library R 973

f. October 06, 1786, SC - recd pay for militia duty in Rev War, SC - stubb #3886 (Stub entries to Indents for Rev Claims, Book X, Part II, p 193, #3885 Issued on this date to Lewis Bryan for one pound 15s/10d for Militia Duty per Acct, passed by the Commrs. Principal Lb.1..156..10, Ann. int. 0:2:6)

g. April 19, 1780, Witnessed land purchase for Simon Bryan. (Barnwell Dist, SC Office of Clerk of Court, Deed Book E, page 202, John Larisy sold to Simon Bryan, 150 a in Granville Co on the Coosawhatchie for L500. Witnesses Lewis Bryan, George Smith.

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Joseph Bryan, RS b: Abt. 1745 in Craven Co, NC - then owned land on Savannah River in Orangeberg DIst SC in 1784 d: ? - in Lived in S Section Orangeburg District, SC at last mention of him. Not knowing the exact age of this Joseph Bryan, it is possible that he was born earlier that I have surmised. If so, it is likely that he could be the Joseph mentioned in the following deed. There is no other Joseph who fits this age span.

Craven Co, NC Deed bk 21, p 67: Frances Nash to Wm Winnam of Craven Co 1771 for 25 pounds. 50 Acres part of tract granted to Joseph Bryan March 1756. Witnesses John Hill, James Clark, Kezia Hill.

Found in Barnwell Dist, SC Office of Clerk of Court Page 176: John Hix and John Colding sold to Samuel Maner for $200, 100 A "where the said John Hix now lives - - being part of a tract of land laid out by Blanchard Colding at at the time of survey joining land of Joseph Bryan SW and land of Mucklefuss(?) SE -- references to be had to the plot and survey of Robert Shiddrar run Sept 30, 1795. (I believe that this Joseph Bryan is the same Joseph who was brother to William and not William's son, Joseph, who would have been aged only 19 at this time.-JPC) March 18, 1809 Witnesses Stephen Owens, Mary Owens

p173 - On 28th Feb. 1795, Henry Colding and Jennett his wife of the County of Winton sold Amy Colding for 20 pounds sterling 100 A "part of a tract of land laid out for Blanchard Colding joining lands of Joseph Bryan SW --" Witnesses: Joseph Bryan, _____ Livermon

October 06, 1786, Recd pay for militia duty Rev War - stub #3885 (Stub entries to Indents for Rev. Claims, Book X, Part II. p 193, #3886 - Issued on this date to Joseph Bryan, for Seventeen Shillings & one penny sterlg, for Militia Duty - per Acct passed by the Commrs. Principal LbO..17..1, Ann Int. 0..1..2..)

Served as Private under Lt Jacob Buxton SC (DAR Magazine #43 July-Dec 1913, Atlanta Carnegie Library).

This Joseph was referred to in Apr 15, 1942, in a leter from Mr Thomas B Bryan, Greensboro, SC, to Mr Walter Speight Bryan(dec). Mr Thomas Bryan had also found the evidence of the four Bryans serving with Lt Buxton and he surmised that they were brothers.

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William Bryan, Rev Serv SC b: 1747 in (1746-7) - Craven Co, NC d: Aft. September 19, 1808 in Barnwell Dist, SC - lived in what is now Allendale Co, SC. May be buried in Mock Orange Cem, although there are no stones there older than those of his son Joseph Bryan and his family. This was once part of his Plantation of the same name - off of Bluff Road, SE of Allendale, SC.

Married *Elizabeth Moore b: Abt. 1752 in Craven Co, NC - her bro, Wm Moore, m her daughter-in-law's sister m: Bef. 1768 in Craven Co, NC d: Aft. September 19, 1778 in Barnwell Dist, SC

We have not included all information available about William Bryan. Write to Judy Canant for additional information.

1781 - to 1782 - Served as a horseman under Lt Jacob Buxton SC (DAR Magazine #43 July-Dec 1913, Atlanta Carnegie Library).

September 23, 1799 - Witnessed deed for Wm B Jr (Barnwell SC Office of Clerk of Ct Book 33, p 16, Wm Bryan Jr, Winton Co, paid 5 shillings to David Hodge, Co of McIntosh GA for 300a - signed sealed delivered in presence of Rich.Bryan, JP, James Thomas, Wm Bryan Sr.)

1770 - made petition for Grant Brier Ck to Poor Robin, Screven Co, GA (Wm O'Bryan made petition - there were no O'Bryans in the area at this time. We believe it was this William Bryan, because his grandson, Lewis Martin Luther Bryan, later owned and lived on this same property and had the largest cotton plantation in the area - until the War Between the States).

October 6, 1786 - Received pay for militia dury Rev. War., stub #3888 (Stub Entries To Indents for Revolutionary Claims, Book X, Part II, page 193, No. 3887 - Issued on this date to William Bryan for One Pound 12s/10d Stlg for Militia Duty, Per Acct. passed by the Commrs. Principal Lb 1, 12..10, Ann Int 0..2..3).

Winton Co SC 1800 Tax List - Wm Bryan p 9

Land Grant signed by Gov Moultrie, on Water of Coosawhatchie in Dist. of Orangeburgh - 175 a.

More family information on William Bryan

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Simon Bryan, RS b: 1749-1751 in Craven Co, NC (brother of William) d: Bef. July 01, 1823 in (Barnwell Dist) Allendale, SC, buried near Bostic Pond

Married Anne Moore b: 1753 in Craven Co, NC m: 1773 in Craven Co, NC d: January 07, 1813 in buried near Bostic Pond(??) in Allendale Co, SC

Winton Co, SC Tax list 1800 - Simon Bryan p 10 - 922 Acres one negro

William Bryan and Lewis Bryan vs Frederick Bryan et al Filed July 1, 1823 Partition Simon Bryan, the father of petitioners, died ______ in said Barnwell district owning 213 acres on the Coosawhatchie and being part of two surveys granted the deceased in 1786; whereupon same became distributable among his children viz. Frederick Bryan, John Bryan, Elizabeth the wife of Thomas Herrington, Sarah Ann, the wife of Joseph Allen and said Lewis Bryan and William Bryan. Partition of same is desired. Partitioners appointed: John Allen, Joseph Bryan, Lewis Stokes, Walter Allen, Samuel Calhoon. they value the land at $3 per acre and recommend it to be sold as a whole and proceeds divided. Property sold for $650, 10-4-1824 to John S Fowke. Return of the Sheriff shows that copies of petition were served 10-17-1823 on Joseph Allen and Sarah his wife, by leaving same at their residence and on John and Frederick Bryan personally. No entry of service on the others.

Affidavit of Lewis Bryan made 7-18-1823, states that Thomas Herrington and Elizabeth his wife, defendants, are non residents of the state.

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Barnwell Dist, SC Office of Judge of Probate:

Bundle 37, pkg 12 Est of Simon Bryan, Sr. Adm Wm Bryan, Jr., Wm Bryan, Sr., and Lewis Bryan security for $4000 bond (Note by JPC: This Sr and Jr Wm Bryan are William Washington Bryan, Sr-son - and probably Wm Bryan, Jr, nephew of Simon)

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Estate of Simon Bryan, Sr Administrator, son William Bryan In the records appear three papers, or statements, of Account in the estate of Mr. Simon Bryan, Sen. Heirs of the estate are named and the amounts paid them:

No 1 No 2 No 3

Acct Acct Acct

20th July,1824 14 Mar 1826 14 Dec 1827

Frederick Bryan $500 Cynthia Bryan(wf/Frdrk) $36 Cynthia B in full $3.82

Joseph Allen 490 Joseph Allen 45.99 Joseph A in full 3.82

Thos Herrington 10 Thos Herrington 525,99

Jno. Bryan 490 John Bryan 45.99 John Bryan in f. 3.82

Lewis Bryan 490 Lewis Bryan 45,99 Lewis Bryan in f. 3.82

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Note: Joseph Allen was husband of Simon's dau, Sarah Ann

Thomas Herrington was husb. of " " , Elizabeth

Cynthia Bryan was wife of Frederick Bryan who died in 1838.- (Judith P Canant)

October 6, 1786 - Recd pay for militia dury Rev War, Stub #3887 (Stub entries To Indents for Rev Claims, Book X part II page 193, No 3888 - Issued on this date to Simon Bryan for Nine Pounds, 2s/5d Strlg for Militia Duty Per Acct. passed by the Commrs. Principal Lb9..2..10, Ann. Int. 0..2..3.

More information on family of Simon Bryan

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There were two other Bryans found in this area at the same time, who may be brothers of these 4, but we have nothing to prove it.

They were:

1 Richard Bryan, Rev Serv b: April 30, 1759 in Colleton Co, Sc? -Sure is part of family, not sure where-JPC d: March 19, 1826 in Colleton County, SC

Married Elizabeth Harper b: August 19, 1765 in found in records of Bethel Church, Allendale, SC m: December 27, 1784 in Colleton County, SC d: November 27, 1834 in Colleton County, SC

2 Frederick Bryan b: Abt. 1750 in ? - uncertain of relationship - On Tax Roll Winton Co, SC 1800

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My husband's ancestor, William BRYAN, RS, b 1737 NC, lived in Craven Co, NC until 1773-4. His land grant was in old Barnwell Dist, SC in 1774. He was a descendant of Lewis BRYAN, Sr, of NC and was married to Elizabeth MOORE, daughter of Thomas MOORE, Jr. These are abstracts of deeds, done by our cousin, J F BRYAN, mentioning names of Slaves, in order to help our African American people find their ancestors.

Judith Presnell Canant <ASLANJ@aol.com>

Deeds by William Bryan RS from the records of Barnwell Co County Clerk's office.

DEED: 28 Apr 1804; W,B to Joseph Bryan (son); Negro boy named TOBIAS;  $300; Witt. William Bryan(Jr) and Lewis Bryan (sons); John Allen JP. source: Book C, p273?

DEED: 28 Apr 1804; Wm B to Richard Bryan (son); Negro boy named TONEY; $300; Witt. Joseph Bryan and William Bryan (Jr); John Allen JP. source Book c p 272

Deed: 28 Apr 1804; Wm B to William Bryan Jr (son); Negro boy named JACK; $300; Witt. Joseph Bryan and Lewis Bryan; John Allen JP; Source: Book C p 409

Deed: 28 Apr 1804; Wm B to Lewis Bryan (son); Negro boy named DEMBO; $300; Witt Joseph Bryan and William Bryan Jr; John Allen JP, Source: Book C p 410-411

Deed: 19 Sept 1808: Wm B to Lewis Bryan (son); Negro fellow named BOB; $550; Witt. Rebekah (Dewees) Bryan and Joseph Bryan (son); James Overstreet JP; Book D pg 293

Deed: 19 Sept 1808; Wm B to Lewis Bryan (son); Negro wench named PHILIS; $550; Witt. Rebekah (DeWees) Bryan and Joseph Bryan (son); James Overstreet JP Source Book D p 204

Deed: 19 Sept 1808; Wm B to Lewis Bryan (son); Negro wench named CHLOE; $500; Witt Rebekah (DeWees) Bryan and Joseph Bryan (son); James Overstreet JP; Source: Book D p295

Deed: 19 Sept 1808; Wm B to Joseph Bryan (son); Negro wench named BECK and a boy about six named PETER; $800; Witt Rebekah (Dewees) Bryan and Lewis Bryan (son); Before Simon Bryan JPBD; Source: Book D p 296

Deed: 15 Oct 1808; Wm B to William Deweese Bryan his grandson; negro boy named GOE; For love and affection; Witt. Joseph Bryan and Rebekah (DeWees) Bryan (WD Bryan's parents); Simon Bryan JP; Source Book D, p 298


The BRYAN family of old Barnwell Dist, now Allendale County, SC, from John BRYAN, Sr, Lewis BRYAN, Sr, William and Simon BRYAN, RS, down to the 1900s.

Smaller amounts on a few families that married into the Bryan family (HUMPHREYS, DEWEES, COLDING). A lot of records of the BRYAN family in old Barnwell Dist, (now Allendale Co), SC and Screven Co, GA, including the descendancy through the families that the women married into.

This Bryan Family

by

Judith Presnell Canant

Third Edition - 2003

Including earlier Ancestor Bryans who emigrated from England to Isle of Wight Co, VA in the 1600s. They migrated early-on into E - North Carolina. Many transcribed Court documents, Deeds, Wills, Bible Records, Marriage Records, Abstracts & Slaves

Published by

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Copyright © August 1997 - AE & Judith P Canant, Lakeland, FL. These documents may be freely used for private purposes, and included in your own genealogy. However, this document is copyrighted by AE & Judith P Canant and may not be sold, nor given to anyone who may attempt to derive profit from same.

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