as published in
THE LEXINGTON HERALD
Sunday, May 15, 1927
THE BRYAN FAMILIES OF FAYETTE AND ADJOINING COUNTIES
(Same Note: Eighth in a series)
The fifth generation begins with the children of Rebecca [Bryan] Boone, daughter of Joseph Bryan.
(62) Susannah Boone, born November 2, 1760, died October 19, 1800, married at Blackhorn's Station about 1774 or 1775 to William Hays. Very little is know of his people. He entered a number of tracts of land in Fayette and Lincoln Counties, Kentucky. He was a captain of militia in Fayette County and was stationed at Bryan's Station part of the time 1779-1783. His family hat their home during that time at Boone's Station. After his first surveys were made, he made his home on a tract adjoining Daniel Boone's Marble Creek tract, and also near Falnders Callaway's home. Here he lived until he removed to Missouri in 1799. There he got into a quarrel with his son-in-law, James Davis. When Hays threatened to shoot him, Davis fired first and Hays died shortly after in St. Charles, MO.
William Hays and Susannah were the parents of ten children:
(310) Elizabeth, born June 12, 1776
All of these children were born in Kentucky. Jemima Hays (311), married James Davis, a son of Jonathan Davis and Elizabeth Bowen, who had six children. Their second son, John, born July 14, 1781, married Susanna Bryan, born August 18, 1787.
James and John came to Missouri in 1800. Jonathan came in 1820 and married Mahala Hays (318). From this union, born 13 children: [There is no list of 13 children following this colon. The next entry is as follows:]
James Bryan Davis, 1811-1887, married first in 1840 to Julia Ann Wheeler. Married second June 30, 1850 to Parmelia Bryan (192), daughter of Elijah Bryan, son of Jonathan. John Henry Davis married Melvina Bryan (194), daughter of Elijah Bryan, June 30, 1800. No issue. John Henry Davis was a physician. The foregoing data from the family tree of Dr. J. D. Davis.
(63) Jemima Boone, a second daughter of Daniel and Rebecca Boone, was born October 4, 1762 in North Carolina. Died in 1829 in Montgomery County, MO. She married about 1782, Falnders Callaway of Virginia, born 1765. He was one of the hunters with Boone who rescued her and the two Callaway sisters from the Indians in 1776. After the danger from the Indians was past, he improved a tract on the waters of Hickman in southern Fayette County, now Jessamine County. The land warrant had been assigned him by Daniel Boone. He, as well as his brother-in-law, kept selling off part of their tracts until at the time they removed to Missouri, they had the greater part of their holdings disposed of. He died in Missouri, August 19, 1824. The children of Flanders and Jemima were:
(320) John Boone Callaway
The Callaway family removed to Missouri at the same time as Daniel Boone. He settled in what is now Warren County, Missouri
(64) Lavina Boone, third daughter of Daniel and Rebecca Bryan, was born March 23, 1766, in North Carolina. She died in Clark County, Kentucky, April 6, 1802. She married, about 1785, Joseph Scholl, born 1755, died 1835.
Their eight children were:
(328) Jesse Boone Scholl, born October 17, 1791
The brothers, Peter, Joseph, and Abraham Scholl, occupied the settlement and preemption of Daniel Boone, which he had assigned to their father, William Scholl. It was located near what is now Schollville in Clark County, Kentucky.
(65) Rebecca Boone, the fourth daughter of Daniel and Rebecca Boone, was born May 20, 1768 in North Carolina, died July 14, 1805, at the home of Joseph Scholl in Clark County, Kentucky. She married Phillip Goe, about 1788. In the "History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania," by Franklin Ellis, Volume 3, page 29, it states:
"William Goe of Scotland, at an early date, settled in Prince [George] County, MD. [Prior to 1729.] There he married Elizabeth Turner. He died in 1762, leaving a widow and two children, William and Margaret.
William Jr. born August 4, 1729, married November 28, 1754, Dorcas Turner, a daughter of Phillip Turner, born May 4, 1735.
There were parents of 14 children. William, Jr., with his family, removed to Fayette County [then Somerset], Pennsylvania, about 1773. He died March 27, 1824 and was buried on his own farm in Jefferson."
Phillip Goe was a son of William, Jr., and was born March 24, 1767. When Daniel Morgan Boone went to Missouri in 1799, part of his survey in Bourbon [now Nicholas County], went to his brother, Jesse Bryan Boone; but the greater part of the 1000 acres to Phillip Goe, and it was on this place that he and his wife both died about 1805. Their children were:
(336) Daniel Goe
(66) Daniel Morgan Boone, born December 23, 1869, married March 2, 1800, died July 13, 1839. He married Sarah Griffin Lewis, Jr. in St. Charles, Mo. She was born January 26, 1786 in Virginia, died June 29, 1850. Their children were:
(343) John W. Boone
(67) Jesse Bryan Boone was born May, 1773, died 1820. Married Chleo Van Bibber, born August 13, 1772. She was the daughter of James and _________ Van Bibber, who were of the numerous Van Bibber families who came to Kanawha County, Virginia in an early day. Prior to that, they were living in Maryland. Jesse went with his father, Daniel Boone, at the time he removed from Maysville to Kanawha County, Virginia. He did not go to Missouri with the others in 1799, but remained in Kanawha as a salt inspector, there for a number of years while that territory was producing the great part of the salt used in the territories to the west. Later, he was County Judge in Greenup County, Kentucky, from which place he removed to Missouri. Their children were:
(355) Jeremiah Boone, born Jan 9, 1793
(68) Nathan Boone, the younger son of Daniel and Rebecca Bryan Boone, was born in Kentucky at Boone's Station, March 2, 1781. Died in Green County, Missouri, October 16, 1856. Married September 26, 1799 to Olive Van Bibber, born in Greenbrier County, Virginia, January 13, 1783, died in Missouri, November 12, 1858. They were a young couple, he in his nineteenth and she in her seventeenth year. They immediately set out for Missouri and located in St. Charles, Missouri. Their children were:
(364) James Boone
Edward Boone, born November 30, 1740, in Pennsylvania. Killed by Indians on Hinkston Creek, Kentucky in 1780. He married Martha Bryan, a daughter of "Old Joseph" and was a younger sister of Rebecca, who married Daniel Boone. They were married about 1762 and came to Kentucky in the fall of 1779. Their children:
(69) Mary Boone, born about 1764, died 1825, married about 1782 to Peter Scholl, 1754-1821. He was the son of Abraham Scholl and Leah Morgan, and soon after his marriage, moved onto the Daniel Boone settlement and preemption in now Clark County, which had been assigned by Boone to his father. Later he was joined here by his brothers, Joseph and Abraham and here they spent the remainder of their lives. The children of Mary and Peter were:
(378) John Scholl
These children later removed to Missouri.
(70) George Boone, the eldest son of Edward and Martha, was born about 1765, married about 1787 to ___________ Hazelrigg. They were parents of two children:
(386) Ned [Edward] Boone
His first wife died and he married, second, Hester Lock, their children were:
(388) Jesse Boone
In all ten sons and one daughter. George Boone died in Clark County, Kentucky.
His wife's mother was Anna Cleavland, a daughter of Alexander Cleavland, of Prince William County, VA and her brother, Eli Cleavland, was a large land owner and prominent business man in southeastern Faryette County. He owned a large tract below Boone's Creek and along the Kentucky for two or three miles. He built a mill near the mouth of Boone's Creek and advertised flour for $4.00 at the mill at Frankfort. He also had a hemp mill in 1793 and a rope walk. These were later burned by an incendiary. In his will, he mentioned all of his brothers and sisters, Anne Hazelrigg, Ankey Wood, Elizabeth McWilliams, Mary Johnson and Milley Henry; also Bernard Franklin and his wife, Martha, she being a sister of mine." Dated April 11, 1829.
As yet, we have no record of George Boone's second wife, Hester Lock.
(71) Joseph Boone married a Miss Fry, and in the Kentucky Gazette of January 17, 1789, there is an advertisement of Joseph Boone that his wife had eloped and refused to return and he warns all persons to refuse her credit on his account. Joseph seems to have lived in Fayette County until about 1800. In 1815, in Madison County, there is a deed from Joseph Boone to Joseph Boone, Jr.
September 8, 1820, in Bath County records Deed Book C-381, is a convey of 60 acres front, John Stilwell and Rebecca, his wife, of Greenup County, to Joseph Boone of Bath County. C-384 is deed same date, same grantors to Joseph Boone, Jr. conveys 72-1-2 acres, same locality.
In March, 1823, and in September, 1824, Joseph Boone, Sr. and Rebecca, his wife, conveys above property to William S. Brown Deed Book D-452, and in D-368, March, 1823, Joseph Boone, Jr. and his wife, Cassandra, of Bath County, convey their holdings to same grantee.
Whether these are the same parties as the Joseph of Fayette and Madison County, the writer cannot tell, and we have no further record of them.
(73) Sarah Boone, daughter of Edward, married prior to 1793, Joseph Hunter and the later removed to Tennessee. They had a son, Joseph.
(74) Jane Boone, daughter of Edward, also married prior to 1793 to Morgan Bryan, who seems to have lived in the vicinity of Boone's Station. They moved to Louisiana about 1807.
(75) Charity Boone, the other daughter of Edward Boone, also married prior to her mother's death in 1793 to Francis Elledge. There were a number of Elledge families in Clark County about this time. Francis and wife moved to Illinois, near Winchester, where they both died, he first, and she about 1853.
(30) James Bryan, the eldest son of Morgan Bryan and Mary Forbis, as shown in George Bryan's relation, where he refers to him as his eldest brother, was born about 1750 and married about 1770, name of wife unknown. He was one of the family who came in 179 to Bryan's Station and received an allotment of 1400 acres of land, which was entered on Cane Run
In July, 1780, he assigned his settlement and preemption certificate to John Bradford, and later that season returned with his family to North Carolina. We have no record of when or where he died, but know that it was prior to October 14, 1796. As on that date, John Bradford, made a deed covering 306 acres on Cane Run, in which he recites the assignment of the 1400 acres to him by James Bryan, and his giving bond to deed to him or his heirs and one half of the amount received by him under the warrant.
Also stating that Sarah Chinn formerly, Sarah Bryan, and William Chinn, her husband, Morgan Bryan and James Bryan, were the only heirs of James Bryan, deceased.
The deed was made to them, the only consideration being the return to the bond he had given to James Bryan. See Deed Book D and Court Record Book A - 76. The 306 acres conveyed would equal 102 acres to each heir. On November 29, 1796, Morgan Bryan and Margaret, his wife, William Chinn and Sarah, his wife, conveyed 60 acres of Morgan's share to John Gardner, Jr. On same date, Morgan Bryan and Margaret, his wife, conveyed 42 acres the residue of his share to William Chinn.
See D Ct. A 103 and 105.
In D Ct. C-633 is the record of the sale by James Bryan to John Lyle of 102 acres on Cane Run, being is share of the said lands.
(76) Sarah Bryan, mentioned above as being one of the heirs of James Bryan, is listed in the "Boone Family Book" as number 116 and as one of the daughters of William Bryan and Mary Boone, and also states that she was born in 1768-69, died August 8, 1828, married 1792 and Bryan's Station, Kentucky to Colonel William Chinn, born 1768, died in February, 1814.
(400) Sarah Chinn, married Captain Graves, resides Bay St. Louis, Louisiana
William Chinn and his wife, Sarah, continued to live in Fayette County on the James Bryan lands until his death. His will in Will Book B -423, gives his wife, Sarah, and son, Alfred, full power to sell lands, the proceeds to be for the benefit of my children, all to be equal. Mentions daughter, Nancy, property she has received to be charged to her, Captain Morgan Bryan [brother-in-law] of Henry County, to advise wife. Date February, 1812. Witnesses: John Ransdell. Signed: Mary Bradford, W. Chinn. Proven October Court, 1812. The record as to Sarah in the Boone family book is correct, except the name of father is James Bryan instead of William and the death of Colonel Chinn was in 1812 instead of 1814.
In Deed Book 1, page 188 - 12th October, 1825, Sarah Chinn, Franklin Chinn, Morgan Chinn, and Elizabeth Chinn of Franklin County, convey to Clement Nutter on waters of Cane Run, being part of Bryan's settlement and preemption.
There are other deeds with similar description but it will not be necessary to quote them.
Among the papers in the case of Francis Patterson's heirs vs. John Bradford over an interference in surveys in land entries between the said parties, where said Bradford was interested as assignee of the settlement and preemption of James Bryan, Jr. There is a deposition of James Bryan, Sr., taken at the house of Colonel Boone on the Missouri in the Spanish province, which discloses as follows: "Question 7 - Who was James Bryan's executor or administrator? Answer: James Bryan's brother, Morgan Bryan and the widow administrated the estate." Signed, James Bryan, Flanders Callaway, Will McConnell. October 20, 1802.
(75) Morgan Bryan, son of James, Sr., born about 1773, married Margaret Randsell, daughter of __________ and Elizabeth Randsell. After selling his part of the James Bryan lands, he later bought 200 acres of it, being a part of the survey of his grandfather, Morgan Bryan; later he sold the greater part of this while living in Fayette County and removed to Henry County after 1806, where he continued to reside. He was a captain in 1812 and later promoted to major. The writer has not further record of him or his family.
(76) James Bryan also sold part of the estate. He is reported to have married Mary Anderson, March 29, 1797. He was in Fayette County as late as 1806. No further record.
In the will of Morgan Bryan, son of Morgan and Martha Strode Bryan, is mentioned a daughter, Rebecca, but no subsequent record of her has been found by the writer.
(84) Enoch Bryan, the eldest child of Joseph and Esther [Hampton] Bryan, was born April 7, 1773 in North Carolina, died August 19, 1863. Married in 1799 to Jane Turner, daughter of Joseph and Catherine Turner. Jane born April 13, 1780. They were the parents of 10 children:
(410) Joseph Turner Bryan, born February 13, 1800
Enoch made his home on a part of his father's farm and received a deed for 92 acres of it in 1817 and continued to add to it from time to time. He was a tall, spare man and in good repute among his neighbors. In the War of 1812, he was a major. After that time, when the weather was cold, he would wear a military coat with cape made of brown Fustian and ornamented with large brass or gilt buttons. He was a good Baptist preacher on his preaching tours.
(85) George Bryan, second son of Joseph and Esther [Hampton] Bryan, born 1774, died 1841. Married January 28, 1802, to Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin Byrd Prewitt. She was born, 1777, died, January 14, 1844. Their three children were:
(420) Woodson Bryan, born May 10, 1804, died June 7, 1891
George also bought a part of his father's land on the Bryan Pike. Later he removed to Jessamine County and purchased land there.
(87) Sarah Bryan, born about 1778, married John Powers. She and her sister, Mary, were residuary legatees of a portion of her father's estate. John Power was a son of John Power, Sr. He purchased the shares of several of the other heirs and later, September 20, 1831, Deed Book 7-321, sold his holdings, 82 acres to Augustine F. Eastin, then removed to Missouri where they were living in 1846.
(88) Morgan Bryan, son of Joseph, removed to Missouri, where he died - unmarried.
(89) Ezekiel Bryan, born about 1782, married Susanna Bradley, November 18, 1803. They were parents of seven children:
(425) Morgan Bryan married Hannah Powers
Ezekiel removed to Missouri in an early day.
(90) William Bryan, born May 19, 1784, was the son of Joseph and Esther [Hampton] Bryan. He married Susan Preston, born July 15, 1784, on August 1, 1805. There were ten children:
(432) Enoch Bryan, born May 19, 1806, died September 20, 1828
(93) Mary Bryan, born about 1791, daughter of Joseph and Esther, married William White, July 1810. Their home was on a tract, adjoining Joseph, Sr. on the west and Van Allen Prewitt on the east. William White died prior to 1845. No list of their children has been found by the writer.
(91) Joseph Bryan, born about 1786, married Elizabeth Alexander, May 12, 1812.
(35) John Bryan, son of John, Sr., or of Morgan second possibly is noted on the South Elkhorn in 1791, and a short time later he was in the saddlery business in Lexington, and he gave a power of attorney to Stephen Chipley to collect the rents on his property - see Deed Book 16, page 40. At one time his son, John, Jr. was in business with him, but he seems to have died without issue before his father's death. In Deed Book 22-213, November 7, 1844, is a conveyance from Samuel and Mary Bryan, his first wife of Monroe County, Missouri; Thomas T. Ashby and Mary, his wife of Scott County, Kentucky' heirs at law of John Bryan, deceased, to William P. Browning of Fayette County, Kentucky, part [interest] of in lot 16, Lexington, Kentucky. This would indicate that he had died before November 7, 1844, and that none of his heirs were living in Fayette County at that time.
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