Sharon: My great grandmother was Virginia F. Bryant - according to family history she was an Occoneecee Indian. Her father's name was James. I know that there are Bryant (Briant)s who moved out of Virginia into South Carolina and Alabama. If you have any Richardsons and Dillards then you orginate from Virginia. I don't know much more that. I do know that the Occoneecee part is legtimate.