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Samuel Bryan (1757 - 1837)

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Samuel Bryan
Born in Rowan County, North Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Marion, Indiana, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 29 May 2011
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Categories: Virginia, American Revolution.

Samuel Bryan served Virginia during the American Revolution
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Samuel Bryan was born in Rowan County, North Carolina in 1756.[1]

He married Mary Hunt on October 5, 1775.[2] As stated in his pension application:

Samuel Bryan & Mary his wife lived in Carolina four years after marriage & had two children when they moved to Kentucky in the year 1779, in which State they reside at present they had Eleven Childrin, Ann Phebe William Abner Luke Thomas Sarah Mary Daniel Hampton & Samuel with whom they reside at present in Campbell County Ky (January 1, 1830)
In 1834, they were living with their sons Luke and Thomas in Marion County, Indiana.
On 18 Dec 1839 Mary Bryan, 80, applied for a pension stating that she was married to Samuel Bryan by Col. Joseph Williams in Rowan County on 5 Oct 1775, and he died 4 Mar 1837.

Samuel Bryan, a Revolutionary soldier, in his pension application (W-9366), gives the family record:

"My great grand father Bryan (Francis Bryan) was a Dane, born in Denmark and reared in that kingdom, where he married a wife and lived until he had a son born, whom he called Morgan, after which he removed to Ireland where he died. After Morgan came to manhood he left his father in Ireland and came to Pennsylvania in America where he married Martha Strode".

The names of the children of Capt. William and Mary was given by the son Daniel to Lyman Draper. (see Draper M s. Wisconsin State Historical Society Publications.

Also statement that Samuel was a Revolutionary soldier; see pension application W-9366.

Samuel's will, son of Capt. William Bryan as done in Marion County, Indiana and has a seal with the date of 21st day of November 1836 and witnessed by Abraham Smock and John Samuel Bryan.


  1. DAR patriot ancestor #A016281
  2. W9366 pension application, W9366
  • "Bryan Wills and Deeds With Genealogical Notes" by Lindsay M. Brien in Dayton, Ohio. FHL Book US/CAN 929.273 B84 bl Page 88 and 89. Page 89 states that another record gives a birth date of May 6, 1756 for Samuel.
  • Hazel Atterbury Spraker, The Boone Family, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1922; reprinted 1974, 1977, 1982, 1993; pp 55, 128.
  • The Boone Society (see page 10 of the pdf 5 Generations)
  • NARA:W9366 (cited in the pdf); see pdf transcript
  • DAR database, ancestor #A016281
  • Bryan-969 was created by Marie Mills, on December 19, 2011.
  • Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls Note: APID: 1,2204::0


  • WikiTree profile Bryan-377 created through the import of Hudson.ged on May 29, 2011 by Arletta Hudson. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Arletta and others.
  • WikiTree profile Bryan-758 created through the import of MarilynCardwellGedcomJuly2011.ged on Jul 10, 2011 by Marilyn Cardwell. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Marilyn and others.
  • WikiTree profile Bryan-1169 created through the import of Bowler_Kedy_Gaehring_Youngman(1).ged on Oct 1, 2012 by Matt Bowler. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Matt and others.

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On 15 Jan 2016 at 00:58 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Bryan-776 and Bryan-377 appear to represent the same person because: same name, same wife

On 28 Dec 2015 at 21:05 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Bryan-2829 and Bryan-377 appear to represent the same person because: exact same dates, same parents

On 14 Oct 2013 at 10:30 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Bryan-94 has different parents and different wife. They're not a match, in my opinion. The 4 March 1837 death date is clearly this Samuel's (Bryan-377). Don't know if the other is a coincidence or a mistake. Cheers, Liz

On 9 Oct 2013 at 13:31 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Mmm... this looks like a possible duplicate: Bryan-94 but something is clearly off. Note same death date (but different place) and same birth date. Can anyone reconciles these two?

On 9 Oct 2013 at 13:30 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

We have two conflicting marriage dates -- 5 Oct 1775 (which seems far more likely) and 5 Mar 1837 (which not only feels far too late but is the day after he died).

On 19 Dec 2011 at 08:29 GMT Marie (Ward) Mills wrote:

Samuel Bryan, b. July 23, 1756 in Rowan County, North Carolina, d. October 5, 1845 in Marion County, Indiana. Samuel married, on March 5, 1837, Mary Hunt, daughter of Jonathan Hunt and his Second wife, Isabell Hampton

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