Laura Bryan

Laura Bryan

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Laura C. Bryan aka Curtner
Born 1980s.
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Daughter of [private father (1960s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1960s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
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Account confirmed 21 Oct 2016 | Laura's 672 contributions | 80 thank-yous received
Profile last modified 8 Oct 2019 | Created 21 Oct 2016
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Wiki Genealogist Sourcerer United States Project Member One Name Studies Project Member 1776 Project Member Huguenot Migration Project Member Pre-1700 Connector Big Heart October 2016 Club 100 Honor Code Signatory Volunteer GEDCOM Equipped DNA Tested
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Born: 1980s (living). Location: Arkansas, USA.


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Following for ancestors that fought in the American Revolution:

Micajah McGreggor Brooks, 1761-1862, NC Jacob Biffle, 1763-1844, NC and TN Adam Biffle (Büffel), 1728-1804, NC David Long, 1756-1841, SC Francis Young, 1731-1794, VA Charles Burns, 1710-1789, VA Obediah Hudson, 1735-1785, VA John Milam, 1725-1789, VA

My mother's Maiden name. Ballards of Fort Smith, AR.
My paternal grandmother's surname. Interested to learn more about the generations of Bells and Phinazees that came before George Washington Bell, b. January 1, 1796 and Margaret Phinazee, b. March 14, 1796, both in in Guilford County, North Carolina. I have been DNA matched as their ancestor. (My DNA estimate is 69% Great British, 11% Europe West, 7% Irish, and 5% Scandinavian.)
Maiden surname. Paternal line. Brick wall: Father of my 5th great-grandfather: Thomas Richard Bryan b. 1793, d. 1878. He is in records from Elbert, Walker, Habersham, and Franklin Counties, Georgia. My Bryan line re-settled in Boone Co., AR after the Civil War until the 1950s.
I have started research on my Burns branch and would like to learn more. I know they were from Scotland. Charles Burns (1710-1789) was born in Glasgow, Scotland and died in Henry Co., Virginia. My Burns line settled in Wayne Co., Tennessee before moving to Boone Co., Arkansas in the 1880s. (My DNA estimate is 69% Great British, 11% Europe West, 7% Irish, and 5% Scandinavian.)
Paternal Grandmother surname. Boone County, Arkansas.
Confirmed DNA match with my 5th great grandfather, Daniel Michael Derryberry (1782-1856) born in Morgantown, NC, died in Maury Co., TN. Son of Adam Derryberry and Eve Liggett. Married to Catherine “Caty” Long. Father of Elizabeth Jennifer Derryberry who married James Rennick Sutton; the parents of my 3rd g-grandmother of Livonia Angeline Sutton.
4th Great-Grandmother Elizabeth Ann Dooley was born on January 2, 1821, in Habersham, Georgia, the child of Thomas and Mary. She married James Tillman Bryan on September 2, 1838, in her hometown. They had six children in 17 years. She died on September 17, 1859, in La Fayette, Georgia, at the age of 38, and was buried there.
Boone Co., AR
Following for my Julian and Chambliss family lines. Would like to find sources that support the evidence they were Huguenot families that settled in the American southern colonies.
Researching the following surnames: Julian/ Julien/ de St. Julien, from 1600-1930.

French Hugenots. Bretagne/Brittany, France. Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina, North Carolina, Indiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, USA

Clark and Dallas Counties, Arkansas. Paternal Grandmother Surname.
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Following for my branches that all settled in the southern colonies. Currently residing in Arkansas.
Wayne Co., TN.

Livonia Angeline Sutton (1851 - 1937) Wife of Miles Charles Burns- married 12 Jan 1870 in Perry, Tennessee.

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Laura Bryan's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Laura or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Laura:

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On 14 Aug 2019 at 01:15 GMT Michelle (Saucier) Ladner wrote:

Hi ,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 14 Jun 2019 at 17:40 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Hi Laura,

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in for the Southern Colonies and Southern Pioneers

We are sorry to hear that you are not currently active, but we understand that life happens and interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building.

The badge will be removed.

Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin the project should your interests shift back in this direction.Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Mary ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 10 Jun 2019 at 05:24 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Hi Laura,

On behalf of the US Southern Colonies Project Leaders I am doing a six-month check-in with members to see if you were Active in US Southern Colonies

1) Were you active in the recent months in Southern Colonies. What contributions ?

2) Have you joined other Southern Colonies Subprojects, such as Southern Pioneers Project. Or have you worked on other subprojects?

3) Your activity in Southern Pioneers Project.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Mary ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 9 May 2018 at 21:15 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Hi Laura,

I am working on a theory that involves my great aunt's Young ancestry not being her ancestry. In other words, her Grandpa Young is not her biological grandpa due to an affair. I see you've DNA tested and use GEDmatch. Have you moved any results to the Genesis side? Sherry, my aunt, tested at 23andme, so we're stuck using Genesis. I was hoping I might compare to see if you share any DNA in which place I'd be back to square one in trying to figure out where this other group of cousins fits in, but at least we could cross one line off the list.

Thanks! Abby

On 7 Apr 2018 at 22:50 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Hi Hi I would like to invite you again this year to join the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon and join the Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon this year I am going to be the leader like I was for Team Tennessee 2017 Source-a-Thon. I will also be the leader of Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Source-a-Thon too this year. Notice the change in the name of the team. Here is our free space page: It is April 21 - 23. You need to register for this by April 19th that is the last day to register.

Star this is the link you need to go to and The registration deadline is April 19, 2018, at 12:01 am. Note: Please post as an answer not as a comment. Thanks!

On 20 Jul 2017 at 16:13 GMT Paula J wrote:

Welcome to the US History Project!

On 9 Jul 2017 at 19:12 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi Laura

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything else you wish.

New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.

Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Current Weekend Chat link is:

The current Weekend Chat is active until Monday July 10, 2017 (Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Catch up on what everyone is up to and say hi. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE!

See you there! Dorothy

On 25 Jan 2017 at 16:51 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:

Welcome to the 1776 Project (, a subproject of the Military and War Project:

There are category links to add to your ancestor's profiles and research links to learn more about your family. The Project is a good way to consolidate the WikiTree ancestors with historic connections to the years of 1773 (Boston Tea Party) to 1789 (ratification of the U.S. Constitution.) All patriot, loyalist, Hessians, French, Native Americans or any other profiles with a connection to these years should be linked to an appropriate category in the Project.

If you haven’t already, please set your preferences for your Tags Followed to include 1776 Project and any other tag terms that you wish to follow:

Some categories have a template (SAR) to add at the top of a biography. If not, add a category link by putting the category name such as
Laura Bryan participated in the American Revolution
for those who bore arms in the Revolution and
Laura Bryan served during the American Revolution
Service started:
Service ended:

for those who contributed patriotic or civil service. Thank you.

On 17 Nov 2016 at 02:22 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Welcome to the Connectors Project! Be sure to check out the Connectors project page to see some of what we do, our To-Do lists which have folks who need connected to our Global Tree, and please add the connectors tag to your G2G feed. We've also got a great sub-project, Connectors Chat, where we talk about what we're working on and where we'd like to help out. Thanks for joining us!

On 8 Nov 2016 at 17:03 GMT Vicky (Freeth) Majewski wrote:

How's everything going?

Now that you have had a little time to try WikiTree, there are a few more features you may find useful.

Ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards, including some tips on writing biographies.

If you need to describe an event, an heirloom or a location relevant to your research, you may like to learn about Free Space Profiles.

Lastly, sometimes you'll run into unresponsive profile managers. We have a process for resolving those unfortunate situations.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask via my profile page.

Vicky Majewski ~ WikiTree Mentor

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