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Re: David Bryant of Roanoke and Franklin Co., VA
Posted by: Ken Bryant (ID *****9336) Date: August 06, 2012 at 15:39:16
In Reply to: Re: David Bryant of Roanoke and Franklin Co., VA by John Bush of 11245

John,

I would like to see any lineage that you may have. Obviously, my name appears above, and I am a Bryant whose ancestors are from Fluvanna and Powhatan Counties. I have studied the Huguenot angle of the Briands and the change from Briand to Bryant and Bryand within the same family. My ggg grandfather was born in 1802 in one of these two counties. I have no idea which one, but I do have the court proceedings and judgement for William Bryant who died in 1814 in Fluvanna County without a will. One of his sons, another William, was appointed a guardian by the name of Jessie Hughes. Jesse happened to be a Justice of the Peace of Powhatan County. These are just clues to who my ggg grandfather was and where he came from. In 1829, my ggg grandfather would marry in Powhatan County where he and Silas Bryant were the only male Bryants in the county. Silas' two sons, one of which was also a William, abandoned the family to follow their uncle John Bryant to Kentucky. After Silas' death, they returned to claim some inheritance, but Silas left them "the horses and the saddles they rode off on".

John can you prove your lineage to the Briands? I can't prove mine though I've been at it for 7 years. I noticed that you have been tested at FTDNA. You don't match me there or Ysearch. My subclade, R-P312* testing takes me to Southwest and Southern France.

Apparently, my DNA is quite rare at 2 DYS's. Recently, I have close-matched at 36/37 with a Griffin. My closest match with a Bryant is 29/37 with the Bryants of New England. My closest matches are with royal names like Stuart, Edwards, Riley/Raleigh. Even Griffin is royal from the older world map which includes Pomerania.

This Huguenot family has some very interesting history, and we would like to attach ourselves to anything to "jump the Pond".

Ken


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