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Douglas G. Bryan
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Maternal Lineage _ Haplogroup A - Flores, Saravia _

other related family surnames American: Rolfson, Linden, Cazier

Captain Morgan Bryan Immigrated from Denmark *

Captain Morgan Bryan Immigrated from Denmark *

Joseph H. Bryan was the first born son of Morgan Bryan and Martha Strode and the first Bryan to be born in Colonial America. He was born June 1, 1720 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.  In Jospeph Bryan’s will, he names his youngest son John who inherits farm tools and one slave named Jack.  Joseph Bryan was the father-in-law of Daniel Boone.  Joseph participated in his brother William’s Kentucky land venture during the Revolution. 1773 — Boone’s and Bryans. James Boone dies on the first attempt to settle Kentucky. 1775 — Founding of Boonesborough. Wilderness Trail Blazed through Cumberland Gap. 1776- 1777- 1778- Siege of Boonesborough September 7, 1778 – September 18, 1778 1779 — Reclaiming of Bryan Station  1780 — death of Col. William Christopher Bryan, May 7, 1780 (47)  1782 — Seige of Bryan Staton and the Battle of Blue Licks  William Bryan planned to return to Kentucky in the spring of 1778. He did not go. Perhaps he was dissuaded when Rebecca Bryan Boone and her children, left Boonesborough, following the capture of Daniel Boone by the Shawnees under Blackfish. In the spring of 1779, however, Col. William Bryan returned to Bryan’s Station in the company of his brothers Joseph, Morgan, Jr., and James and several of their sons. They built more cabins and began a stockade to enclose an area about thirty yards square. William’s eldest son, Samuel, and his brother-in-law, William Grant, brought their wives and children to the station that spring, and others of the Bryan-Boone clans arrived in Boonesborough. After planting crops, William and his brothers returned to the Yadkin to ready their families for the trip. In the fall, Bryan led a caravan of several hundred people along Boone’s Wilderness Road into Kentucky. A participant later described the scene as “like an army camping out,” with wagons strung out over half a mile along the narrow trace. They were unable to draw together at night for protection and unable to build fires for fear of attracting Indians. It was the largest single migration into Kentucky at that time. Upon arrival, the party dispersed to various stations. At Bryan’s, the men continued to enlarge the stockade and add more cabins. Many of them were two-family houses facing the center of the enclosed area with their thick rear walls an integral part of the palisaded perimeter.  The stockade did not completely enclose the houses within for nearly a year and the two-story corner blockhouses were not completed for some time. Bryan and his cofounders all had two-acre lots at the station. In October 1779, four land commissioners arrived in Kentucky from Williamsburg and began making the rounds of the several stations and small forts to process land claims. They arrived at Bryan’s Station in January 1780. To add to the discomfort of short rations and the snow and ice of an unusually severe winter, William and his brothers learned that most of the land they had claimed lay within a royal survey completed a year earlier on behalf of Virginia land speculators. When spring came, the Shawnees took the warpath in greater numbers than ever to avenge raids on their villages conducted the previous fall by nearly three hundred Kentucky militia including some of the younger Bryans. Several settlers were killed in scattered Indian raids, including sixteen-year-old William Bryan, Jr. A few weeks after his son’s death, the intrepid Billy Bryan was mortally wounded when his hunting party was ambushed. He died shortly after making a will dated 23 May 1780. Disheartened, by the deaths, the Bryans began the long trek back to the Forks of the Yadkin in early autumn, returning, as Daniel Bryan later put it, “from the troubles of Kentucky to the troubles of North Carolina.” Daniel also recalled that his arrival in Rowan County with his widowed mother found the man who had bought their Yadkin farm but had not yet paid for it “anxious to give it up, that he might get rid of the difficulties of the British and Tories and return to Virginia. We traded to him the pack horses that we had returned to Carolina on for the truck and corn. . . .” Mary Boone Bryan stayed on the old Yadkin Bryan Settlements farm until the fall of 1785. With her son Daniel and his family, she moved back to Kentucky to occupy her brother Daniel Boone’s farm on Marble Creek, Fayette County. She died in Kentucky in 1819. Daniel Boone’s surverying business in Kentucky employed his nephews  Joseph H. Bryan, father of Rebecca Bryan Boone, and his son John Bryan left Bryan Station with Mary Bryan Boone widow of Col. William Christopher Bryan in 1780 and returned to remain in the Bryan Settlements in Rowan County North Carolina.  Joseph's brother Samuel served the British cause and his other brothers with the American revolution.  Joseph died in Kentucky in 1804 or 1805. Charles Hinkle Bryan is born in 1807. 

“The family most closely associated with the redoubtable Daniel Boone, and that one whose exploits most nearly parallel those of the picturesque explorer, was the family of Morgan and Martha Strode Bryan. So much has been written concerning the kindly and nomadic Boone, that his neighbors and kinsmen, the Bryans, might well be forgotten men, but for some scores of prideful descendants who, from generation to generation, continue to recount the adventures of their forefathers, and recall the role they played in the westward march of empire.Colleagues in the difficult and dangerous enterprise of settling Kentucky, the lives and fortunes of the two families are so inextricably interwoven that some genealogists have, for the sake of convenience, treated them as one.” — Edward Bryan. Bryan, A Pioneer Family.


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Book Resource: Available at Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort, Kentucky. Subject: Morgan Bryan (1671-1763), a Danish-born "Irish Immigrant": And Some of His Descendants and Antecedents. In Search of a Bryan Tradition Key Take Aways: - Francis Bryan speaks of his son "his poor boy" in his dyeing wishes. - Francis II is taken from his mother, Joan Duchess of Ormond, at a young age and raised in England. Taken to a life of sea faring under the likes of Sir Humphrey Gilbert, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, Capt. John Smith Original Jamestown Planter, 1st and 2nd Relief Voyages, employer: Edward Maria Wingfield. - William Smith Bryan surrendered at the Siege of Clonmel. His son Francis III was present. The town surrenders to Cromwell's New Model Army. - Francis Bryan III and Morgan Bryan both fought at the Battle of the Boyne. - Siege of Limerick (Morgan saves Francis after he is injured by a saber thrust) Research Area: Alphonso Brienne -> Guy Brienne (Wiki, Geni) Research Area: Francis Bryan II My earliest ancestor to emigrate to USA was "Prince" William Smith Bryan (Ireland). *Research Area My earliest male line ancestor is Eudes van Vlaanderen, Comte de Cambrai or Guy Brienne I, II, III, IV, V (Lords, Knights, Barons) Sir Francis Bryan I "The Vicar of Hell", Lord Chief Justice of Ireland his father → Sir Thomas Bryan, II, Kt. → Thomas Bryan, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas → Edmund Bryan, I → Sir Thomas Bryan → Guy de Brienne, 1st Baron of Bryan, KG → Lord Brienne, Baron Chastel, Guy de Brien → Guy de Brienne, III → Sir Guy de Brienne, Knight of Pembrokeshire → Sir Guy de Brienne, I → Alphonse de Brienne, comte d'Eu → John of Brienne, King of Jerusalem → Erard II, count of Brienne


Life of Douglas G. Bryan

'Early Life: Doug Bryan born 1986 Knoxville TN. Middle of 3 children to Ron and Elsa Bryan. Attended Catholic school and showed and early interest in music. Early life: Tae Kwon Do, Future Kids Computer Camp.1996 and 1997 trips to Honduras. Model U.N. Club. European Travel Abroad.

Family: Parents: Ron and Elsa Bryan Brothers: Ronnie and Jonathan

Education: Sacred Heart Cathedral School, Knoxville Catholic High School Associate of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies at Pellissippi State Knoxville, TN

Business: DBA Indie Mediator Via Corona Street Los Angeles, CA

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Norman and/or Dalcassian

De Brienne and Bryan, O' Bryan ( Irish, English, Celtic, Norman, French origins)

O'Brien,O’Bryan, Brien surname: Bryan Family surname

Bryan households in Kilkenny, Ireland in Griffith's Valuation, Bryan households by parish in Kilkenny in 1849-50 Bryan: 168, Breen: 50, Breene: 8, Brien: 60, O'Brien: 9

De Brienne and Bryan

The earliest reference to a representative of the de Brienne family in England is Guy de Brienne of Brienne-le-Chateau, Champagne, France, styled Sir Guy de Bryen I of England, who settled in South Wales on the Bay of Carmarthen in the 13th century. Guy was a lackland knight adventurer who took land in Whales (Laugharne) likely by the Lord marcher's conquest feudal system of the French Kingdom and became a prominent English Knight of Walwyn's Castle and was granted a yearly fair by Henry III to hold a market fair for Autumn Harvest in Laugharne on around September 28th.

Although the name is of Norman origins some O'Briens to survive persecution changed names to this name. We don't know if this was the case in county Wexford. Some families originally called Bryne or Bryon added the O' prefix to gaelicize their name. Common variant spellings of the name include O'Brian, O'Bryne and O'Bryan.

The Bryan clann web site (See The Anglo-Irish Sept of the Knight de Bryan ) states "The counts de Brienne of Brienne-le-Chateau were one of the more distinguished families of medieval France, producing statesmen, diplomats and crusaders, including a regent of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, Jean de Brienne. Guy de Brienne I of Norman England, a l2th century scion of the family, founded a six-generation line of knights, of which the first-born son was always named Guy de Brian. The 'Bryans of Kilkenny' descending from this line established themselves in Ireland in the l3th century and are accepted as a co-equal branch of the Sept of the Knight de Bryan". may be interest to note that the descendants of Morgan Bryan are of baronial and Garter, as well as royal ancestry, and as such are eligible to membership in many societies of an hereditary nature. Among them may be mentioned the Baronial Order of Magna Charta, Americans of Royal Descent, and the Society of Descendants of Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. ===Kentucky Historical Society===

One of the first individuals clearly to use O'Brien as a genuinely hereditary surname was Donogh Cairbre O'Brien, son of the king of Munster, Donal Mor. His descendants spilt into a number of branches, including the O'Briens of Aherlow, the O'Briens of Waterford, the O'Briens of Arra in north Tipperary, and the O'Briens of Limerick, where the surname is perpetuated in the name of the barony of Pubblebrien. Today the name is the sixth most numerous in Ireland, widely scattered throughout the country, with particular concentrations in the above areas, as well as in the original homeland of Clare.

BRIAN m Irish, English, Ancient Irish The meaning of this name is not known for certain but it is possibly related to the old Celtic element bre meaning "hill", or by extension "high, noble". It was borne by the semi-legendary Irish king Brian Boru, who thwarted Viking attempts to conquer Ireland in the 11th century. He was slain in the Battle of Clontarf, though his forces were decisively victorious.

It came into use in England in the Middle Ages, introduced by Breton settlers. It subsequently became rare, but was revived in the 20th century. One origin of the name is from an Anglo-Norman name, de Brionne, derived from either of two places called Brionne in the north of France—one is Brionne, in Eure; the other is Brionne in Creuse. Irish and Breton origin, as well as a surname of Occitan origin. Brought to England by the Breton companions of William the Conqueror.

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What is interesting to note, is that the ancient arms were not lost but transferred to become the crest. The only difference was the addition of clouds. These clouds allude to the arms Gaelic motto: “Lamh Láídir an Uchtar (the strong hand uppermost).” At this same time the O’Brien arms became quartered with three piles. Author Ivar O’Brien believes that this may be an earlier symbol (it first appears in 1543 as the 2nd and 3rd quarters with the lions to Murrough O’Brien, Baron Inchiquin),14 possibly belonging to the O’Briens of Arra in northwest County Tipparary. However, there are strong circumstantial evidence that this was adopted with a difference from the Anglo-Norman family of Devonshire and Pembrokeshire, Wales. This family’s surname is de Bryan, founded by a knight named Guy de Bryan (a name that continued in the family for generations). The de Bryan’s had a branch of the family stationed in Ireland and in time they became the Marshal of Ireland (Francis Bryan I).

de Bryan arms and Murrough O'Brien arms

1543. Later the de Bryan descendants settled around Dublin and heavily in County Kilkenny, and a few in County Clare.

After the passing of Sir Guy de Bryan, K.G. 1390 A.D. It is speculated by Ivar O’Brien that possibly King Brian Catha Ua Briain, King of Thomond, upon his arrival at Dublin to swear fealty to King Richard II, assumed the de Bryan arms because of name similarity.

The de Bryan arms are, “Or three piles meeting in base Azure.”

The O’Brien quarter is differenced as, “Argent three piles meeting in base Gules.” In the third quarter is “Or a pheon (arrow head) Azure.”

1. Douglas Gregory Bryan b. April 8, 1986, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, United States.

-> content producer- web development company indie mediator, - technician. born Catholic

2. Dr. Ronald William Bryan -> M.D. Neurologist, Vietnam Veteran. New Orleans Charity Hospital. Medical Practice.

3. Alif Bryan b. December 31, 1901, Utah, United States; d. 1998, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States -> Industrial Chemist Tehachapi Monolith Concrete born Mormon but converted Protestant at marriage

4. William Andrew Cazier Bryan b. April 5, 1849, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States; d. circa 1948 -> Politician, Telegraphist

"What a world of wealth comes to those who's hearts are satisfied by the response of love." -W.A.C. Bryan

Under Brigham Young’s direction he sent a wired message to President Abraham Lincoln confirming Utah’s loyalty to the Union saying, “Utah has not succeeded but is firm for the Constitution and the laws of our once happy country and is warmly interested in such successful enterprises as the one so far completed.”

5. Charles Hinkle Bryan born December 14, 1807 Charles Hinkle Bryan Farm Floyds Fork, near Louisville, KY ; d. January 14, 1885, Turkey Spring, Illinois. Nephi, Utah. -> 'Doctor, Frontier Pioneer, Lived off the Land, Mormon Exodus to Utah ordained Priest

The Mormons were driven from of Lovington, Illinois. – James Cazier, Benjamin Cazier, and John Cazier were among the Mormons together with Andrew Love and James O. Bigelow who were pushed out of Lovington, Illinois.

Brigham Young called Charles and Miranda to go with a pioneer group of seventy-six members to establish a settlement in Salt Creek Outpost. This was later called Nephi, bushes that were unfamiliar to the chuckle of wagon wheels. But the pioneers had traveled such roads for more than a thousand miles coming westward from the Missouri River. They were now going to make a new home for themselves and their families.

Charles H. Bryan and Miranda were so distressed by the departure of their loved ones that they later sold their homestead and followed the Mormons to the Rocky Mountains. Charles H. Bryan and Miranda felt the Mormons were being villianously imposed upon and nothing could part them from their family and friends.

6. John Bryan , Rowan, North Carolina, USA;, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA -> Kentucky Farmer married Elizabeth Hinkle.

7. Joseph H. Bryan, I b. June 1, 1720, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America; d. March 4, 1805, Floyd's Fork, Shelby County, Kentucky, United States -> Revolutionary War Service, Cofounder of Bryan Station and the Bryan Settlements

8. Captain Morgan Bryan b. June 11, 1671, Skagen, Nordjylland, Denmark; d. April 3, 1763, Yadkin River, Rowan County, North Carolina, Colonial America -> Farmer, Traded with Natives, Purchased Land.

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Hi! If you haven't found it yet, WikiTree's Bryan Name Study is fairly active:

Cheers, Liz

(Descendant of William Bryan-1165... my brick wall.)

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi there! My name is Vicky (Freeth) Majewski and I am a WikiTree Mentor.

This is just a courtesy e-mail to see how things are going. Are you enjoying WikiTree so far? Any questions? Any issues?

Feel free to contact me via my profile page. I am happy to help!

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You’ve been here about a week, so I’m just checking in. How is it going so far? Were the How-Tos helpful or did they leave you with questions?

We want to help! Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page.

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Hi Douglas,

I see that you are following the Bryan surname tag and would like to invite you to join the Bryan Name Study group, hosted by the One Name Studies Project : We welcome all Bryan/Bryant genealogists and encourage sharing family trees, Bryan surname resources, stories, DNA results, and brick walls. Instructions for joining the group are under the “How to Join” section. I hope you’ll consider joining us! Best, Laura

posted by Laura Bryan
Thank you for volunteering. You are now a full member of WikiTree.

Start with the New Member How-To Pages - they are really useful as you add profiles and learn your way around: 

Let me know if you require assistance. I am happy to help. After adding my own family and ancestors I have found many cousins and distant ancestors here on WikiTree.

Gilly~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by [Living Wood]
Welcome Douglas

Just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about WikiTree. You can contact me by clicking the link to my name, then sending a private message or posting a comment on my profile page.

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