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John Brien (abt. 1765)

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John Brien aka Bryan
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Profile last modified | Created 24 Sep 2012
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John Brien was born in Hillsboro, North Carolina to William Bryan and Jane Clarke (birth year of 1765 is assuming that John was about 20 when his son Elisha was born in 1785, which is also an assumption - based on Elisha's marriage in 1806).[1]
John's son Elisha was in Virginia[2] around 1785.
Three of John Bryan's children moved to Tennessee: Elisha, David, and William. His other two children (the only two of the five cited as known in Notable Southern Families) were "Cynthia Bryan who lived in Hillsboro, Orange County, North Carolina, and John Bryan."[3]


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  1. Biography entered by Liz Shifflett, September 23, 2012; updated June 29, 2013.
  2. according to census information provided by Elisha's sons A.W. and Livingston
  3. from National Genealogical Society Quarterly
  • pp 56-58, Notable Southern Families Volume II, Compiled by Zella Armstrong, Member of the Tennessee Historical Commission, published by The Lookout Publishing Company, Chattanooga, Tenn., Dec. 15, 1942. Digitized by Google, and available online through Google Books.
the above source gives information on the nine children of William and Jane
the above source names the five children of John, with additional information

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On 27 May 2016 at 16:52 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

possible link? A John Bryant married Jane Livingston in 1796 in Botetort Co. "Kegley, p 581" (from Wulfeck's Marriages of Some Virginia Residents...) see Vol 1

On 12 May 2016 at 15:10 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

another Bryan family has this pension application. It's interesting to me that it was filed in North Carolina in 1820 & gives the age of John Bryan as 58 (b 1762).

John is 23 degrees from SJ Baty, 26 degrees from Orville Redenbacher and 21 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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