Thank you for that information. I have found a Murphery Briant on a 1820 Chesterfield S.C. census. We spell our surname Bryant but they originally spelled it Briant according to the letters Nedum sent to Murphy during the war. We did a dna test on my father who is a Bryant and apparently his ancestor was Irish. The Bryan's from N.C are English. The ones in Pendleton District are unknown to me. I feel that this Murphery is my Nedom's father and they are probably related to the ones in Pendleton.