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Briant Native American

Briant Native American

Posted: 996368529000
Surnames: Briant
Does anyone have any information on the Briants who were Native American - South Carolina, Alabama. They have connections to Virginia.

Re: Briant Native American

Sharon (View posts)
Posted: 1015340896000
Classification: Query
Do you have any names? I am a Bryant with roots from SC and Alabama. If you have a name, I might be able to help you.

Thanks,
Sharon

Re: Briant Native American

Posted: 1015470020000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1022988774000
Surnames: Briant
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.

Re: Briant Native American

Sharon Bryant (View posts)
Posted: 1042901107000
Classification: Query
Ellie,
I am curious as to your grandmother's ancestry. Yes, we do have lots and lots of Dillards and Richardson is used as a given name several times in our family.

My gggg-grandfather is William F. Briant of Spartanburg, SC who migrated to Alabama in the 1830s. His son Coleman married an Elezene Cohen(Cohn) who is rumored to be half Cherokee indian. I have been searching for her ancestry for some time, but am not having any luck. The records that I have show that Elezene and Coleman married in SC. She was born in 1823.

How did you confirm your great grandmother was an Indian? Are there records that I need to look for specifically?

Thanks,
Sharon

Re: Briant Native American

Eleanor Call (View posts)
Posted: 1042906636000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Briant
Sharon: According to family history my grandmother was an Occoneechee Indian. I have no way of proving that other than that history. From what I understand the Occoneechee were from the lower part of Virginia and from North Carolina. I don't know how to trace it but its not like the Cherokee who in fact were entered onto a roll like the Dawes Roll, etc. I know that there were Dillards in Nelson County and Buckingham County Virginia who migrated out of the state (to South Carolina and Alabama). I was trying to track back to Virginia and some Briants (Bryants) who may have been in that migration.

Re: Briant Native American

Judith A. Bryant Haught (View posts)
Posted: 1082723726000
Classification: Query
Ellie, I have a James Briant in my line. I have heard that we have indian lines. Where did you find out your ggrandmother was Indian? Any information would be appreciated. James lived with Arty Mullins as did Jacob Briant. Arty and James had Marshall Mullins/Bryant who is my ggggrandfather. I hope we have a connection. Judith

Re: Briant Native American

Posted: 1139947350000
Classification: Query
If anyone is still searching Elezene Cohen, she wasn't Indian but Jewish. That's where you get the dark eyes and hair. I have a picture of Elezene. This was my ggg grandfather's sister.
He was Lawrence Cohen, on the 1840 Spartanburg census with his mother, Jemima. Jemima died in Pickens County, Alabama. Lawrence named his daughter Elezene and a son
Lawrence Coleman. See them on the 1860 Tallapoosa County, Alabama census.

Re: Briant Native American

Posted: 1169949601000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bryant, Briant, Blackburn, Blackbourn, Blackborn
My grategrandmother was Frances Purcilla Bryant b. Dec 1841 in Mississippi d. 23 Nov 1928 in Marion Co., Ms. she was 1/4 native american, the daughter of John Bryant(Briant befor 1850) b. 1822 in Ms. and Artamisa Blackburn b. 1823 in Ms., there other children were Benjamin b. 1840, James b. 1844, & Helena b. 1855. The famley is on the 1840 Marion Co., Ms. censes, the Smith Co., Ms. 1850 censes 2ed houshold from Benjamin Bryant b. 1803 in South Carolina. They were in Larence Co., Ms. for the 1860 censes without Benjamin or Jaames, and the 2ed houshold befor Mathew Bryant b. 1810 in Alabama. It lookes like theas and several other Bryant's or Briant's should be related but no one has been abel to establish this. I'ed appreciate aneything that might link up.

Re: Briant Native American

Posted: 1230199701000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mullins/Bryant
Judith
Do you have a Brother that could be tested for Y-DNA. Two men that descend from Josiah Briant that lived in Floyd Co. KY 1820 have been tested

Y-seacrh 6JN52

Re: Briant Native American

Posted: 1230246360000
Classification: Query
Here's a website that may provide some useful information;

http://www.geocities.com/guledisgohnihi91/Chunannee.html

Lucy Bryant/Briant is my ancestor through her son John, his son Zechariah, his son David, his son Zechariah R (ZR, his daughter Edith (my great-grandmother) Bryant Barger, their daughter Lucille Barger Butler, and her son Fred Butler, my father.

Monuments to Lucy and her grandchildren have been erected at the Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery near Bradford in Gibson County.

David Briant is buried in the Bryant cemetery inside the Milan Arsenal, as is his father Zacharia and one of his wives Elizabeth (we don't know which Elizabeth)

She died in 1848 in Gibson County but here burial place is unknown. Her husband, Chunawee Bryant, was killed in the battle of Horseshoe Bend.
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