Samuel Bryan was born in Rowan County, North Carolina in 1756.
He married Mary Hunt on October 5, 1775. 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.
"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.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Samuel by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
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
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