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Morgan Bryan Family

Sir Francis Bryan was married to Lady Joan Fitzgerald and their son, Sir Francis Bryan II was born in 1549 and was married to Ann Smith who was born in 1560 in Claire, Ireland.

William Smith Bryan (b. 1600, Claire, Ireland, son of Sir Francis Bryan II and Ann Smith) m. Catherine Morgan (b. 1604, Claire, Ireland)

Sir Francis Bryan III (son of Wm. Smith Bryan) was born in 1630, Claire, Ireland and died in 1677 in Belfast, Ireland. He was married to Sarah Brinker who was born 1634 in Denmark. Their son was Morgan Bryan who settled in North Carolina.

Morgan Bryan was born in 1671 in Denmark. In 1719 he was a member of the New Garden Quaker community and married Martha Strode in Chester County, PA. Martha was born 1696/1697 in France and not in Holland as previously stated on this website. In 1724 he moved to the west into Pequea Creek district (present-day Lancaster, PA). In 1730 he and Alexander Ross, another Quaker from New Garden, purchased one hundred thousand acres of land on the waters of Qpequon Creek (near present day Winchester VA). In 1734 Morgan Bryan purchased a tract in present day Berkeley Co, WVA and there he settled with his family. In 1748 Bryan moved himself and his large family to North Carolina where he made his home near the south bank of Deep Creek and was one of the most prominet settlers in northwestern North Carolina.

First Generation:

Children of Morgan Bryan (1671-1763) and Martha Strode
Joseph Bryan (1720-1804) m. 1) Hester Simpson, 2) Alice/Aylee (Alee) Linville (1722-1807)
Samuel Bryan (1721-1800) m. Masmilla Simpson
James Bryan (1723-1807, St Charles Co, MO) m. Rebecca Enochs(on)
Mary Bryan (1725-1741) m. Thomas Curtis (?-by 1776); 2) George Forbes
Morgan Bryan, Jr. (1729-1794) m. Cassandra Miller
John Bryan (1730-1780) m. Elizabeth Frances Battle
Elinor Bryan (1729-?) m. William Linville
William Bryan (1734-1780) m. Mary Boone (1736-1819), sister to Daniel Boone
Thomas Bryan (1735-1790)
Martha Bryan (1742) m. Stephen Gano

Kathleen Covell provided information on serveral of the above children and their spouses. Kathleen's e-mail address is

For more information on the Mary Bryan and Thomas Curtis line contact: Betsy Carson, e-mail address:

Second Generation:

Children of Joseph Bryan and Aylee (Alee) Linville*
Rebecca Bryan (1738-1813,MO) m. Daniel Boone(1734-1820)
Martha Bryan (ca. 1740 - aft. 1793) m. Edward Boone
Samuel Bryan (1742-?)
Joseph Bryan Jr. (ca. 1752-1844, MO) possibly married Susan Callaway (not proven)
Susannah Bryan (1751-1810, NC) m. Benjamin Hinkle
Aylee Bryan m. unknown Howard
Charity Bryan m. John Davis (m. Dec. 8, 1797, KY)
Elenor Bryan m. unknown Adams
Mary Bryan m. Cornelius Howard
Phebe Bryan m. James Forbis (m. May 10, 1779, NC)
John Bryan (the youngest child)

Who is:

D:1. John Bryan (X) BRYON. 18 Nov 1797. prb 1800. Planter, wife Sarah to have $10 annually and negro wench Sal. Son Samuel Bryan to have 200 acres on south line of my plantation and negro boy George. 200 Acres where I now live to be sold and money put to the use of my grandsons when they come of age: John Bryan (son of my son John dec), and male heirs of my son James. Money from sale of my moveable estate and negroes Fran and Luce to be divided among my daus: Jean Orten, Jinnet Orten, Elisabeth DAVIS, Sarah Allen, Mary HUSEY, and Margere Allen. Exrs. son in law Joseph Orten and William Law. Wit: Samuel Casey, Thomas Allen,, Jacob (x) Srote (Strode?). Rowan County, 1798, Will of Samuel Bryan, probated. Wife, Elisabeth. Son Samuel. Son Morgan. Daus: Martha Bryan, Elinor Bryan, Keziah Bryan, Ann Enochs, Margaret Ellis, Susanna Bryan, Sarah Linville, and Elizabeth Hampton.

*Alyee could not have been William Linville's daughter because they were contemporaries and the Bryan researcher (John K. Bryan in Schenectady, NY) thinks she was not Rebecca's mother, but more likely Joseph Bryan married Alyee right after Rebecca's birth. Alyee was likely (no definitive proof, just fascinating circumstantial evidence) daughter of John Linville, who was also father of William (killed at Linville Falls, NC), Thomas (original settler in Belews Creek area) and John (who lived in Frederick County, VA and on the Tyger River (originally called Linville River) in South Carolina.
Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., C.G - email:


Children of James Bryan and Rebecca Enochs(on)
David Bryan (1757-1837) m.Mary Power (1773-?), d/o John Power and Elizabeth Boone
Jonathan Bryan (1759-1846) m. Mary (Hughes) Coshow
Henry Bryan (1761-1820) m. Elizabeth Sparks
Susan/Susannah Bryan (1763-1806) m. Israel Grant (1756-?) (m. abt July 1780 in KY)
Mary (Polly) Bryan (1765-1798) m. Elisha Oglesby, Jr.
Rebecca Bryan (1767-1840) m. 1) Hugh Logan m. 2) James Smith


Children of Eleanor Bryan and William Linville
Lucretia Linville m. John Brinegar

Third Generation:

Children of Elinor Bryan and unknown Adams
Aylee Adams
Noah Adams
Jacob Adams
Wilah Adams (male)


Children of David Bryan and m.n. unknown
Willis Bryan


Children of Rebecca Bryan and Hugh Logan
William Logan m. Nancy H. Hobbs, d/o Joseph Hobbs and Nancy Hughes
Alexander Logan m. Elizabeth Quick
Hugh Logan Jr m. Miss Massey
Henry (The Boss) Logan m. Sally Quick, d/o Jacob Quick
Mary A. Logan


Children of Joseph Bryan Jr and possibly Susannah Callaway
Samuel Bryan (ca. 1784-1862, MO) m. Mary (Polly) Enochs (married in 1815)
Alice Bryan (1787-1858) m. James Love
Sarah (Sally) Bryan (1789-1829) m. Stephen W. Callaway
Mary (Polly) Bryan (1798-1883, M0) m. Martin Grove/Grouf
Susan (Sukey) Bryan (1801-1874) m. Alfred Boulware
Minerva Bryan (ca. 1805-1889) m. James Brown
Nancy Bryan m. Thomas Enochs


Bryan Family Genealogy Forum

Boone Family Page

Personal communications with Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., C.G - email: (Linville Researcher

Personal communications with Michael Kallam. Michael's email address is:

Eddie Bryant is another Bryan Family researcher. His email address is:

Personal communications with Barbara Gill. Barbara's email address is:

Bryan Bible Records

Personal communications with Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., C.G - email: (Linville Researcher

Research compiled by Dr. David C. McMurtry of Lexington, KY and Michael Kallam

Personal communications with Harry Hinkle. Harry's e-mail:

Joseph Bryan's Will, dated November, 1804

Carolina Cradle, Settlement of the Northwest Carolina Frontier, 1747-1762, Robert W. Ramsey

Surry County, North Carolina Wills 1771 - 1827, Jo White Linn

, 2001-2007 Faye Jarvis Moran

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