This is the final article on the Bryan Families by J. R. Cooper. Once I receive the microfilm copies from the Lexington Library, I'll make any necessary corrections and post those seperately.
I hope this has been a help to all of you researching this family.
Unfortunately, there are many other Bryans from this tree that are not covered in the article and I have no further information other than my own family via the Grimes connection and those given in these articles.
THE BRYAN FAMILIES OF FAYETTE AND ADJOINING COUNTIES
(Same Note: This is the tenth and last of a series of article prepared by Mr. J. R. Cooper dealing with the history of the Bryan family.)
(65) Rebecca Boone, daughter of Daniel and Rebecca Boone is given her son, Nathan B. Goe (337). The record of the other children are given in the "Boone Family Book," and need not be repeated here.
(337) Nathan B. Goe was born about 1792. He married Elizabeth Frame, of Clark County, Kentucky, January 23, 1822. Their children were:
(560) William Goe
Nathan B. Goe's home was on the water of Lulebegrud Creek, about six miles east of Winchester.
(563) Benjamin Goe married Mary F. Howard and raised twelve children - four are dead.
John H. Goe, Wachula, FL
(560) William Goe married Mollie White. They went to Kansas and died there.
Above data by L. C. Goe of West Irvine, KY
(72) George Boone, who married Hester Lock; their eldest son, Jesse Boone (308), married Susan Sharp. They were parents of a number of children, among whom was a son, John Boone. He married Mary F. Morford about 1859 and they were parents of seven children:
1. Thomas C. Boone, born about 1860. Married E. Bentley, Ewing, KY
(391) Levi Boone, the fourth son of George Boone and Hester Lock, married, first, Susan Evan Crouch. Had two children (1 & 2 below). Married, second, Mrs. Emily Browning. Their children 3-5 below.
1. George Beverly Boone
(1) George Beverly Boone married Rebecca Case. They were parents of eight children, living:
a. Mollie Boone
(b) Robert L. Boone, of Carlisle, KY, born Bracken County in 1874, furnished the foregoing data relative to the Jesse Boone and Levi Boone families.
(50) The family of Susannah, daughter of James Bryan, Sr. She was born in 1763 and married Israel Grant at Bryan's Station. He was the son of William Grant and Elizabeth Boone Grant. Born December 14, 1755 in North Carolina, died October, 1796. They were the parents of five children:
(220) James Grant
The above children were all mentioned in the will of Israel Grant. See Will Book A, page 12, Scott County, KY. John Mosby was apponted guardian of Rebecca, William and Israel in February, 1800, Will Book A, page 88, and William Grant, brother of Israel, guardian of James on the same date.
In a settlement made in 1804, Book A, page 107, Sarah is mentioned as Mrs. Jackson, indicating that she had married prior to that date to Francis F. Jackson. In Will Book D, page 203, it states that William Grant received after 21 years of age, on March 27, 1813, D, 206 Bond of Francis Jackson as administrator of William Grant, deceased, date August 2, 1813.
D, 231- It appears that William Grant departed this life on May 5, after arriving at 21 years of age and leaving brothers, James Grant and Israel Grant and sister, Sally Jackson, September, 1813.
In Scott County Will Book B, page 98, notes the death of Rebecca Grant, but does not give date, from contents it might appear that she died before William.
Will Book A, 292 shows record of Will of Susannah Grant (widow of Israel) dated March 29, 1806. Proved March Court 1806. In this will the five children are named. William Grant, brother of Israel, John Mosby and son, James Grant are appointed as executors. Witnesses were: Joseph Green, Kitturah Grant, daugther of William Grant and Elizabeth Grant, daughter of Samuel Grant.
The appointment of James Grant as executor will indicate that James was 21 before date of the will. KY Register Volume 22 - 248, James Grant - Mayor January 19, 1814. Lt. Colonel June 20, 1816, Scott County.
In Fayette County History, page 430, a partial list of soldiers in War of 1812. "J. C. Morrison Company - William Grant, Corp."
(220) James Grant, who was one of the executors of his mother's estate, was a member of Georgetown Masonic Lodge in 1807 (see History Four Counties, page 189). In marriage register Fayette County 1, page 21, James Grant to Sarah Mason, March 8, 1812. In the "Boone Family Book," (320) is mentioned as having married twice - first to a Miss Easton, second to Sally Hunt. Settled in Callaway County, MO in 1826.
The writer has not been able to determine which is the correct record as to marriage. The data would indicate that he was born in 1785 or before.
The "Boone Family Book" states that William Grant (321), son of Israel, married a Miss Grant and had one son, William Grant (991), known as "Captain Billy," born about 1800 or 1802, died 1849, married in 1820, Sallie A Warren, died 1875, of Kentucky.
The William Grant (321) could hardly have been the William Grant, so of Israel, as he was still a minor at the time of his mother's death in 1808, and in 1813, when an administrator was appointed for his estate, no mention was made of any wife or child.
(222) Israel B. Grant married Letitia A. Watten in 1820, by J. Vardeman, Baptist minister. Later removed to Missouri. About Christmas 1835, he was waylaid and killed by two of his slaves. Both were hanged for this crime.
(223) Sarah Grant married Francis Jackson, probably born 1784 or before. They lived in Scott County, have no list of their children. They seem to have had a son, Samuel Grant Jackson. He had a son, Louis Mason Jackson, who was the father of Bettie Jackson; married ______ Tutt, of Nicholasville, KY. He also had a daughter, Mary, who married James H. Mulligan, author of "In Kentucky." They were parents of Alice Mulligan Malloy of Lexington, KY. Her daughter, Genevieve Malloy married Hal Price Headley, one of the noted horsemen of Lexington.
Statement by George W. Bryan, lawyer of Millersburg, KY as given in the history of "Four Counties", 1880.
Morgan Bryan, born May 20, 1729, married Mary Forbes. Their son, George Bryan, married Elizabeth Reagen, April 18, 1780; married, second, Cassandra Miller, December 12, 1830. He died November 22, 1845 in Springfield, IL
To George Byan and wife were born a son, William S. Bryan, March 17, 1785. He married Judith Field, January 25, 1811. To them three sons, William H., George W. and Robert T., and daughter, Eliza were born. William H. married Miss Bartlett of Louisville. Be her two daughters, Blanche and Florence.
He was a merchant and in 1880 lived in Chicago. Eliza married Frank Tucker of Bourbon County. Died without issue.
Robert graduated at Bethany College, VA in 1844. Medical department, UNY, 1848. Married a Miss Kenney of Bourbon County, October 30, 1849. Had one son, Robert K. of Georgetown, KY (dentist). Married second to Miss Mary E. Offutt of Fayette County, May 4, 1853. They had three children: Frank F., in practice of medicine with his father in Georgetown; George and Ella, who married W. W. Rogers of Fayette County. (Note - Robert T. Bryan of Scott County died about November, 1890. See Fayette County Will Book 10, page 140.)
George W. Bryan, second son of William S. Bryan, of Paris, Bourbon County, born August 23, 1815. Married Elizabeth A. W. Miller, January 15, 1815. Had three children; the two older died young. George W., the youngest, born July 9, 1848. Graduated at Kentucky Wesleyan 1869, and from law department of Columbia College, NY in 1872. Married Mary E. Owens, a daughter of Charles and Eliza Owens, October 13, 1868. He and family only representatives of their branch of the Bryan family in Bourbon County.
(107) Nicholas Bryan, son of George and Elizabeth Reagen Bryan, was born March 24, 1794. Died in Colorado in 1855. Married, 1815, Mary Scott. She died in 1843. He married, second, in 1845 to Adele Trumbull. In Fayette County Deed Book are conveyances: 20 - page 289. To Nicholas Bryan, of Scott County, date 30 May 1842. Book 27, page 617, date January, 1849; N. H. Bryan and Julia Ann, his wife, of Woodford County. Also, Book 27, page 319, March 18, 1850, N. H. Bryan and Julia, his wife. Whether this Nicholas H. Bryan is the same as 107 - Nicholas Bryan, the writer has so far been unable to determine. The given name of wife being different would imply a doubt.
(44) Sarah Chinn Family:
(401) Franklin B. Chinn, born 1800, died August 1876. Married, first, in 1827 to Mary Scott, died 1835; second, to Mrs. Anne Belle Wells, born 1805, died 1873. Children of first marriage:
1. William L. Chinn
4. Clement Bell Chinn, married Jennie Markham
(402) William B. Chinn, born prior to 1796, as was also his brother, Alfred Chinn (406). Alfred was in Hamilton's Company of Fayette Militia and was mortally wounded at the River Raisin. William also was wounded in same battle, War of 1812, "Fayette County History," page 430.
(404) Morgan Bryan Chinn, born 1801, died 1870, married ________. Children:
1. Alice Chinn
(84) Family of Enoch Bryan:
(410) Joseph Turner Bryan, the eldest child, was named for both of his grandfathers. He was born February 13, 1800 and died at Fulton, MO, January 19, 1889. He was born at the family home in Fayette County and when aged 14 went to Flemingsburg, KY to learn the mercantile business in the store of a relative. In 1820, went to New Orleans with a flatboat of merchandise, or rather, provisions, and returned by way of New York, Pittsburgh, and Maysville. In 1821, opened a store in Owingsville, Bath County, and continued there until 1831, when he removed to Missouri and engaged in farming near Mt. Tabor. Elected Circuit Clerk in 1866, served 16 years. He married December 22, 1825, to Lydia Ann Mason, who was the daughter of Samuel Grant (sic), who was killed by the Indians, August 13, 1789, at the same time his brother, Moses, was killed. Samuel Grant's wife was Lydia Craig, a daughter of Elijah Craig, a noted Baptist preacher and also the proprietor of the first successful paper mill in Kentucky. It was located at the "Big Spring," now Georgetown. The other child of Samuel was Elijah Grant, who married a first cousin, Keturah Grant, a daughter of William Grant and Sarah Mosby. It is said that before leaving on this Indian expedition, Samuel Grant made his will, and one of the parties asked him, "Sam, what are you going to leave me? I see that you have left all of the rest something." Samuel replied, "I guess I will have to leave you Lydia, the rest of the property is disposed of."
Sometime after the death of Samuel, there was a wedding and the widow, Lydia Craig Grant, became Mrs. H. Herndon. Peter Mason was the son of John Mason, Sr. of Fayette County. Peter was born August 7, 1778, died July 6, 1839, in MO. He married Elizabeth Grant, born December 13, 1787, married August 7, 1807. She died June 30, 1857. Their children:
1. Lydia Ann Mason, born August 7, 1806, married Joseph T. Bryan
In 1809, shortly after his marriage, Peter Mason took charge of the Georgetown Hotel. After about three years (1811), he removed to Mt. Sterling, KY and opened a hotel there. In 1829, when Georgetown College was chartered, Peter Mason was named one of the trustees.
Deed Fayette County, March 27, 1832
Peter Mason and Elizabeth, his wife, of Callaway County, MO, made a deed to Cavin D. Hunt [sic], of Fayette County, KY, of lands on Cane Run, which was acknowledged before two justices of Callaway County, viz: Samuel T. Moore and James Grant.
(Note Gavin D. Hunt was a nephew of Peter Mason.)
a. Susie E. McGary, married John Martin, living 726 North Hollins Street, Moberly, MO
7. Ellen Rebecca Bryan, born October 4, 1841
a. Walter Gregory Bryan and his sister
(411) Benjamin B. Bryan, son of Enoch and Jane Turner Bryan, born February 13, 1802, married _________, died about February, 1875. Left two sons, Joseph T. Bryan and Benjamin B. Bryan, Jr. See Fayette Will Book 4, page 49.
(412) Katherine Hampton Bryan, born June 16, 1804, married John Alexander, 1822. They were parents of three children:
1. John Alexander
(413) Mary Ann Bryan, born February 4, 1807, married ________ Trumbo. Had one child.
(414) Eliza Jane Bryan, born January 14, 1808, married Edward White, 1841. They had one daughter, Mollie C. White, born _____, married November 26, 1868 to John Holman.
(415) Pamelia Hampton Bryan, born November 28, 1810, married July 29, 1380, to William F. Dunlap. They later moved to Missouri, where she died preceding her father, Enoch. Their children:
1. Joseph F. Dunlap
(416) William Morgan Bryan, born August 16, 1812, married May 7, 1840 to Ann Mariah Ellis. They had one daughter, Mary Ann Bryan. The parents both died and the daughter followed them shortly after arriving at legal age. About June 1866
(417) John Todd Bryan, born December 23, 1840, married Miss Gatewood at Bedford, KY. He was a doctor. They had four children:
1. Luther Allen Bryan, born February 9, 1861, still living. Has his home on the Gatewood farm, four miles from Bedford. He is married and has two children.
(418) James Alexander Bryan, born July 13, 1816, married Judith Ann Darnaby, born 1822. Their children were:
1. William W. Bryan
In the division of the estate of Enoch Bryan, they were allotted land in Franklin County, KY, as were also James A. and Benjamin B. Bryan.
(419) David Thomas Bryan, born September 29, 1818.
[The following information appears to be related to Enoch Bryan above, but was inserted below David Thomas Bryan.]
There are a couple of interesting letters in connection with the history of Enoch and his family, but the lack of space forbids their insertion. One is written by Lydia Ann Bryan, wife of Joseph Turner Bryan, from Bath County to the family of Enoch in Fayette, dated July 7, 1827, nearly 100 years ago.
The other written sixteen years later, June 18, 1843 is from Jane and enoch Bryan of Fayette County to Joseph T. Bryan and family at Portland, Callaway, County, MO. Their family is grown, married and settled. In it they mention a great storm that passed through the County May 28, 1843. "It uproofed three-thirds [sic] of David's Fork Meeting House. On meeting house about four miles from town (Lexington) was uproofed and three walls laid to the ground. It was happy for Lexington that it escaped. It received a bath. Some orchards, not one tree left."
(85) Family of George Bryan, son of Joseph and Esther Bryan. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin Byrd Prewitt, January 28, 1802. She was born 1777, died January 14, 1844. Their three children were:
(420) Woodson Bryan, born May 10, 1804, died June 7, 1891. Married January, 1828, to Sophia Maddox of Shelby County. Their children:
(570) Albert G., born November 16, 1830, died in New Orleans while on his way to Mexico, November 12, 1846. That he volunteered in Company of C. W. Clay, Colonel Humphrey Marshall's regiment.
1. Ida H. Roberts, born January 24, 1889, married, November 2, 1916, to James Bacon Blanton. Had two children.
(572) William Woodson Bryan, born August 2, 1831, married Sophia Ewing, August 8, 1854. She was the daughter of Samuel Ewing and Sallie (Susie) Bryan, daughter of William Bryan (90). Sophia was born October 1, 1833, died February 1, 1910. Children:
1. Albert Gallatin Bryan, born August 11, 1883, married, December 2, 1880, to Mildred Julian Mitchelll. Albert G. is a wholesale grocer in Lexington, KY. Their children are:
a. Ruth M. Bryan, born April 11, 1883, married, April 18, 1914, to Stanton Lindsey Dorsey. They have two children: John Lawrence Dorsey, born May6, 1915 and Ruth Bryan Dorsey, born April 11, 1917.
Sophia, wife of Woodson Bryan, died in 1832 and he married, second, December 20, 1853 to Mildred Darnaby-Childers, daughter of William Daraby, who died April 1853. By second marriage, three children:
(573) George H. Bryan, born February 20, 1857, died June 21, 1900.
(574) Bettie Bryan, born January 25, 1860, died September 11, 1891, married, November 25, 1889, to R. D. Strother, no children.
(575) Mary A. Bryan, born January 12, 1867, married, December 24, 1884, to Robert Samuel Atchison. The had one child:
(1) Mildred Atchison, born August 12, 1889. Mildred married Jesse Hart Burrier, January 8, 1921. The have two children:
a. Mary Atchison Burrier, born October 2, 1922 and
Mary Agnes Bryan and her husband, Robert Samuel Atchison, are living on the home place of her father, Woodson Bryan, and grandfather, George Bryan. He [George] is buried in a family graveyard near the house. The tombstone show that he died 29th October 1841, aged 67 years. This would make his birth year 1774.
(573) William Woodson Bryan's second son was Roger Hanson Bryan, born April 26, 1857, married, May 26, 1886, to Lucy Vaughn. She died in 1926. Their two children were:
1. Edward Albert, born August 29, 1888, no children
(2) Sallie Ewin [sic] Bryan, daughter of William Woodson Brayn and Sophia Ewing, born August 25, 1861. Married William Branaman, March 18k, 1896. They had three children:
(3) Nannie Morgan Bryan, daughter of William Woodson, born July 4, 1863, married, December 8, 1885, to James T. Scofield. Children:
(4) William Byrd Bryan, youngest son of William Woodson Bryan, born March 22, 1865. Married, June 14, 1904, to Sarah Settle. Their daughter, Charlotte Bryan, born September 17, 1909, married in 1926 to B. W. Smith.
(421) Benjamin Howard Bryan, son of George (85), born _____, married about 1840 to Elizabeth _____, He was drowned in the Kentucky River, June, 1844. They had one son.
(576) George Howard Bryan, born August 29, 1896. He married Maggie Campbell, March 17, 1877. They had children.
(422) George Byrd Bryan, son of George (85), was born December 25, 1819, died May 24, 1892. He married Emily Cravens. They had two children:
(90) William Bryan, son of Joseph and Esther Hampton Bryan, was born May 19, 1784, died January 22, 1872. He married, August 1, 1805, to Susan Preston. Soon after his father, Joseph, had sol portions of his land to some of his sons, Morgan, who had purchased the north part of the farm, sold 18 acres of it to William. It was then located on Strode's Road, which name ws later changed to the Winchester Road. On this he erected his blacksmith shop and also his home. Here he lived for 55 years and followed his trade, quiet, peaceable and the friend of all who knew him. His wife preceded him in death but a few weeks, she passing on December 15, 1871, after a happy wedded life of over 66 years. She was born July 15, 1784, and they were both in their 88th years. Their children were:
(432) Enoch Bryan, born May 19, 1806, died September 20, 1828
(580) Sarah Ewing, born October 1, 1833, died February 19, 1910, married William Woodson Bryan, son of Woodson. For family, see (572)
(436) Nancy Bryan, the fifth child of William and Susan Brayn, married Augustine F. Eastin, who was born November 19, 1790, died March 6, 1873. He married, first, Judith Darnaby, January 27, 1820. Their children were:
Augustine F. married, second, Nancy Bryan, September 30, 1840. Their children were:
Nancy Bryan Eastin died April 12, 1901.
(437) Susan Bryan, born October 18, 1815, married Thomas G. Bush, March 9, 1837. They continued to live in Fayette County, and while he was in employ of the agriculture collect, he got into a controversy with a student, who shot him, from the result of which he died. They had no children.
(438) Anna L. Bryan, born November 28, 1821, married, October 27, 1844, to Thomas Edwin Eastin, son fo A. F. Eastin and Judith Darnaby Eastin. He was born November 28, 1824, died December 18, 1890. She died October 12, 1897. Their children were:
1. William Orr Eastin, born ______, died December 14, 1924, married Annie Kinkead, leaving no children.
(92) Mary White, daughter of Joseph and Esther Hampton Bryan. We find a deed, Fayette County 25, page 39, October 27, 1847, from Mary (Polly) White, James Ewing and Louisa Ewing, his wife, to Woodson Bryan, all of Fayette County, conveys part of lands conveyed by will of Joseph Bryan to said Polly White.
William White had died previously and this shows that Louisa White, daughter of William and Polly, had married James Ewing prior to 1847.
This completes the series of Bryan articles, and the writer trusts that the data will help a number in getting their lines of ancestry straightened out, as well as a general knowledge of the early Bryan families.
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