I have been trying to find parents of Mary Polly (Bryan) Hayden, mother of my fourth great grandmother, Elizabeth (Hayden) Banta. In searching and studying Bryan genealogy, I came across the assertion that Letty Bryan on her deathbed married her own underage son so that he would be an adult and able to inherit. Can this be true?
And on another note, the Polly Bryan I am looking for was supposedly related to a sister of Daniel Boone through her maternal grandmother. By sheer accident, today I discovered Morgan Bryan -102 is my eighth great grandfather through my father's mother! Here I have been trying to find my relationship through my father's father. Haha, the joys of genealogy!