Posted By:Joanne O'Briant
Subject:Re: Will look up Person County info for you
Post Date:May 28, 2012 at 14:45:04
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Forum:Person County, NC Genealogy Forum
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Listed below is the family information I was able to acquire and would be most grateful to you if you could locate any information on Matilda Freeman O'Briant/Bryant and her daughters. She was m. to our William H. O'Briant/Bryant, s/o Robert and Tabitha Chandler O'Briant.
Willam and Matilda were m. 12/22/1859 Person Co., NC.

I am researching George Freeman who m. Jane Unknown.
He was b. 1795 in NC or VA, both birthplaces were listed on census records. His father was b. in CT and mother in MD. Jane was b. 1815 in NC and her parents were also b. NC.
George and Jane had two children: Matilda b. 1839 and Ansel (also known as Yancey Hagan Freeman), b. 1838.
Ansel m. twice: Sarah M. Chambers (no children) and Elizabeth/Julia Ann Stephens), two children: Leah Ann Maria Freeman, b. 1857 Person Co., NC, d. 1890 Polk Co., NC and Nettie Eugenia in 1861 d. 1933 Winston-Salem, NC.

Matilda m. William O'Briant/O'Bryant 12/22/1859, and after his death (DIED IN THE CIVIL WAR 5/9/1864) she m. 2nd to Martin Gravitt. 6/22/1873 Person Co., NC. He was b. 1808 d. abt. 1877 Mecklenburg Co., VA.
Matilda had three daughters: Mary J. b. 1862, Sarah b. 1865, and Martha Ann b. 1875. d. 2/15/1908.
I believe that Martha Ann m. John William Brann and had a daughter Bessie b. 1899 in Person Co., NC. I think two of her daughters were fathered by our William O'Briant/Bryant and the other we are unsure of.
On the 1880 census her daughters and granddaughter all had the last name listed as Freeman, and she was listed as widowed, Matilda Gravet. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON MATILDA OR HER DAUGHTERS.... - CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME???
I do believe her daughter Mary J., b. 1862 had a daughter Cora Jenny Bryant out of wedlock, b. 4/12/1880 in Person Co., NC d. 6/28/1961 Person Co., NC. Buried in Stories Creek Cemetery, Person Co., NC.
There is a burial stone for Mary J. Bryant in the same cemetery with no dates.
Cora Jenny Bryant m. Jonah Mack Clayton abt 1897 and they had 10 children.

Thank you for any information you can find on our family ....
Most Sincerely,
Joanne O'Briant from CT