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Two Bryan lines shown by Y DNA testing not to descend from Morgan Bryan
Posted by: Linda Horton (ID *****1411) Date: September 27, 2012 at 13:49:58
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Two Bryan lines shown by DNA testing not to descend from Morgan Bryan (relevant to 1790s Bryan and Hundley migrants from Halifax County, Virginia, to Washington County, Kentucky)

I have not received any replies to my earlier posting on this Forum concerning Bryans in Halifax, Virginia. FYI, I recently responded to a posting with the above title, at http://genforum.genealogy.com/bryan/messages/8522.html on the Bryan Forum, and GenForum suggested that I post my message on this Forum also. My reply was to express gratitude that others are trying to sort out the Bryans! Randy Bryan might be a good source of information on which YDNA results are linked to Morgan Bryan.

I am the source of some of the information in your posting but feel a bit lost by the references used to kit numbers. Just to clarify, my branch of Bryans (my mother's paternal line) is represented by FTDNA test kit 212555, a test I sponsored of my first cousin, Ross McKay Bryan. I am unfamiliar with the numbers you use to refer to this kit (YVXUD and C76AH) and would appreciate an explanation of them. I am familiar with the pedigrees of three of Ross's matches that you mention (FTDNA kits 227323, 61987, 125666) but not others. I also would appreciate some help from an expert in sorting out the results. As you state, Ross and I have a solid pedigree back to our third great grandparents William Bryan b. 1762 in Virginia and d. 1823 in Kentucky, who married Ann Hundley (1765-1826) in Amelia County, Virginia, in 1785. The identity of William's parents has been a family mystery but, on the basis of family Bible records (showing Halifax Virginia as birthplace of my GG grandfather Dr. William Bryan) and early 1790s tax records showing a William in Halifax County, Virginia, at the same time as a John Bryan Sr and a John Bryan Jr., I feel on relatively solid ground in postulating that a John Bryan who died in Halifax Virginia in 1799 is the father of my William b. 1762. I have recently theorized that the ancestry of these individuals lie with the branch of Bryans who migrated from Isle of Wight/Nansemond Virginia to Bertie, North Carolina in c 1720s. These are the Bryans that include the various Needham Bryans. My line is as follows: EDWARD BRYANT (1565 - 1630)
is (I believe!) my 9th great grandfather
EDWARD BRYANT(1590 - 1660)
Son of EDWARD BRYANT
JOHN BRYAN (1610 - 1680)
Son of EDWARD BRYANT
WILLIAM BRYAN (1655 - 1742)
Son of JOHN BRYAN
WILLIAM BRYAN (1692 - 1744)
Son of WILLIAM BRYAN
JOHN BRYAN (1731 - 1799)
Son of WILLIAM BRYAN
WILLIAM BRYAN (1762 - 1823)
Son of JOHN BRYAN
WILLIAM BRYAN MD (1791 - 1871)
Son of WILLIAM BRYAN MD
CHARLES BRYAN (1849 - 1924)
Son of WILLIAM BRYAN
LUDWELL McKAY BRYAN (1875 - 1957)
Son of CHARLES BRYAN
MARCIA URTON BRYAN (1916 - 2007)
Daughter of LUDWELL McKAY BRYAN
Linda Rae Horton, daughter of MARCIA.


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