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Morgan Bryan>Thomas Bryan>Thomas Bryan, Martha Jane Bryan

Posted: 1018810563000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bryan, Briant, Bryant, Gano
I am looking for more detailed and documented information on Thoams Bryan, also referred to by various researchers as Dr. Thomas Bryan, Capt. Thomas Bryan, and Thomas the Tory. Thomas, b. in Virginia about 1735-1738, was one of the sons of Morgan Bryan and Martha Strode. Thomas married Sarah Hunt, and among their children were Thomas, Jr., and Martha Jane, reportedly b. August 5, 1772.

I've seen a lot of conflicting information about these persons. Thomas Bryan, Sr., inherited Morgan Bryan's property in Rowan County and is reported by some to have possibly financed the expedition of his brothers, and Daniel Boone, to Kentucky and might have accompanied them, although he does not appear in any history I've seen of Bryan's Station, Kentucky, so if he went, he may not have stayed. He is reported by some to have died in Rowan County and by others to have died in Lexington, Ky.

It has been reported that he predeceased his wife, Sarah Hunt, who then married a Gano.

It has also been reported that Martha Jane married Stephen Gano, but at least five different husbands have been attributed to her by researchers online, so I consider them all suspect.

Stephen Gano is reported by other researchers to have married not Martha Jane Bryan born in 1772, but her aunt, Martha Jane Bryan, who married Edward "Ned" Boone, after Ned's death.

Stephen Gano died in 1809 and his will does not name his wife. Another researcher says his wife was named in someone else's will as Jane Gano.

I've seen nothing on the family of Thomas Bryan, Jr. A Thos. Briant appears in the 1810 and 1820 Hopkins County, Ky. census. It caught my eye, because the mother of my ancestor was Martha Jane Briant/Bryant, reportedly born March 3, 1772, in Virginia. During those same census periods, her son, Solomon George Briant/Bryant, and his father (Robert Robertson of Augusta County, Virginia) were living (separately) in Hopkins County, Ky. I have found no record of Martha Jane Briant/Bryant except in the family Bible, and her parents are not noted there. I've wondered if she might have been in the home of the Hopkins Co., Ky. Thos. Briant, and died young, but don't know.

There is another Bryant family, that of Robert Bryant, who m. Lucinda Culbertson, who moved to Lawrence Co., Indiana about 1829, about the same time that Solomon George Bryant, son of Martha Jane Bryant, moved to Orange Co., Indiana. Bryantsville, Indiana is in Lawrence Co., Indiana. Solomon George Bryant's son, Robert Robertson Bryant, also lived for years in Lawrence Co., Indiana, marrying at Bedford, near Bryantsville.

A researcher of our family line in the middle of the last century recorded that Bryantsville was named "for the family", by which I assumed he mean Solomon George Bryant's family. Actually, research indicates that Bryantsville, Indiana, was probably named for Robert Bryant who was married to Lucinda Culbertson. Researchers of Bryant/Culbertson claim that he was related to the Bryans who established Bryan's Station, Kentucky, which would be the sons of Morgan Bryan, brothers of Thomas Bryan, Sr., but I've seen no documentation to prove it.

Still, these clues might indicate some connection between Martha Jane Briant/Bryant, mother of Solomon George Bryant, and Martha Jane Bryan, daughter of Thomas Bryan, Sr. I have no proof; at this point, it is all speculation.

Anyone with any information on these persons, especially Martha Jane Bryan or Thomas Bryan, Jr., or the whereabouts of Thomas Bryan, Sr. and Sarah Hunt at the birth of their daughter, Martha Jane, especially documented information, I'd love to hear from you.

Re: Morgan Bryan>Thomas Bryan>Thomas Bryan, Martha Jane Bryan

Mary Bryant Park (View posts)
Posted: 1060463562000
Classification: Query
Surnames: BRYANT-BRIANT-BRYANS
Hi -- am wondering if you have any newer info on your Morgan BRYANT/Thomas BRYAN line? I am still looking for parents for my James T.BRIANT, b. 1790 VA; m. 1815 to Rachael ALDERSON in Botetourt Co, VA. James T. BRIANT d. 1850, Illinois. I think his middle name might have been Thomas, and his father possibly a William or John. Cousin Mary in OK

Re: Morgan Bryan>Thomas Bryan>Thomas Bryan, Martha Jane Bryan

Andrea Ramsay (View posts)
Posted: 1060480971000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Briant/Bryant
Hi,

Not much new, except I discovered, with the assistance of a cousin looking over my information that I was incorrect about the birthdate of Martha Jane Bryant. I was looking at a list on which she was followed by an entry on Martha Jane, the sister of Robert Robertson, and I picked up that sister's birthdate. So, I am left with no birthdate at all for my Martha Jane Bryant, except it would have been the same approximate period.

And I did a lot of exploring, well, what I could from what is on line, which isn't a lot, of a line of Solomon George Bryants in Massachusetts, in which an early Solomon George Bryant was an Indian preacher. There has always been a strong rumor/story in Martha Jane's grandchildren which said she was Indian. But then, how would she have been born in Virginia? Don't know if there is a connection, but boy, that name certainly is a strong coincidence, if that.

I keep hoping.

Re: Morgan Bryan>Thomas Bryan>Thomas Bryan, Martha Jane Bryan

Mary Bryant Park (View posts)
Posted: 1060523860000
Classification: Query
Surnames: BRYANT, BRIANT, BRYANS
Sounds like your problem is a lot like mine! Martha & Jane both were names I've found in my Bryant research. Don't know if they were just popular names or if their frequent Bryant use means something. I have the same problem with James, John & William! I haven't found anything new, and have just about given up on parents for James T. His middle name was probably Thomas, but who knows? He didn't name a son Thomas, though. His sons' names were William, James, John, Barzil, St. Clair, Augustain (these last two names sound sort of French Huguenot, don't they?) I just thought I'd check and see if you had anything new. Cousin Mary in OK

Re: Morgan Bryan>Thomas Bryan>Thomas Bryan, Martha Jane Bryan

Posted: 1073538775000
Classification: Query
Hi Mary,

I noticed that you are from OK.

By chance would you know anything of Landa Bryant in the 1920 OK census? b. TN

or about his family?

Looking for a connection between John Bryant (possilbe father) and John's father Landa Thomas Bryant to the 1920 OK census Landa Bryant.

Thanks! John



Re: Morgan Bryan>Thomas Bryan>Thomas Bryan, Martha Jane Bryan

Mary Bryant Park (View posts)
Posted: 1073667400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: BRIANT, BRYANT, BRYANS
Hi, John. I haven't run across a Landa BRYANT in my searches (could be Landon?) but your name John certainly is a popular BRYANT name! Guess you know that by now, though. Good luck, Cousin Mary in OK

Re: Morgan Bryan>Thomas Bryan>Thomas Bryan, Martha Jane Bryan

John White (View posts)
Posted: 1073704885000
Classification: Query
Hi Mary,,,
Thanks for the reply.

Would you have a Landon Bryant b TN in the OK area?

I will keep trying....

Good Hunting!

John Longworth White

Re: Morgan Bryan>Thomas Bryan>Thomas Bryan, Martha Jane Bryan

Mary Bryant Park (View posts)
Posted: 1073787732000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bryant, Briant, Bryans
I haven't heard of that name, Landon Bryant, in Oklahoma. Good luck and happy hunting! Cousin Mary in OK

Re: Morgan Bryan>Thomas Bryan>Thomas Bryan, Martha Jane Bryan

Posted: 1342313551000
Classification: Query
My gg-grandfather was John Wesley Bryan, b. 1813, Hopkins Co., KY. He had a son, Thomas A. b. 1844 in AL. He had a daughter Martha Jane Bryan b. 1854 in MS. The names would indicate he came from one of these families. If anyone has any information on this family, I would love to hear from you.
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