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William Christopher Bryan, Sr.

Birthplace: Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Elkhorn Creek, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Okland Cemetery, Grants Lick, Campbell, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Captain Morgan Bryan; Morgan Bryant; Martha Hatchett Bryan and Martha Bryant
Husband of Mary Bryan and Mary Polly Bryan
Father of Phebe Forbis; William Bryan, Jr.; Samuel Bryan; Hannah Westrope; John Bryan and 15 others
Brother of Joseph H. Bryan, Sr.; Sarah Bailey; Capt. John Bryan, Sr.; Eleanor "Nelly" Linville (Bryan); James Bryan and 5 others

Occupation: Captain of Fort; sgt. in Rev. War
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About Capt. William Christopher Bryan

Recorded by the DAR as having provided patriotic service: defender of fort.

Co-founder of Bryan Station an early fortified settlement in Lexington, Kentucky.

DAR Ancestor #A016289:

William Bryan (1734-1780) m. Mary Boone (1736-1819), sister to Daniel Boone

Children of William Bryan and Mary Boone

Samuel Bryan (1756-1837) m. Mary Hunt (1752-?), d/o Col. Jonathan Hunt and Isabella (?)

Daniel Boone Bryan (1758-1845) m. Elizabeth Turner, d/o Roger T. Turner

William Bryan (killed by Indians in same attack that killed his father)

Phoebe Bryan (1763-1785)

Hannah Bryan (1765-?)

John Bryan (1768-1779)

Sarah Bryan (ca.1768-1829) m. James Grimes

Abner Bryan (1772-1780)

Elizabeth Bryan (1771-?)

Mary Bryan (1773-?) m. Joseph Ingels


William Bryan is brother to Rebecca Bryan who married Daniel Boone.


Capt. William Christopher Bryan was the husband of Mary Boone, the sister of famous frontiersman, Daniel Boone. He was also the great-great grandfather of William Jennings Bryan "The Great Commoner", Secretary of State and four time nominee of the Democratic Party for the office of President of the United States. (b.1860 - d.1925).

Capt. Bryan was killed by indians. -------------------- Capt William Bryan Birth: Mar. 10, 1734 Opequon Frederick County Virginia, USA Death: May 30, 1780 Fayette County Kentucky, USA

Died/buried at "Bryan's Station" LDs record

 Morgan Bryan (1671 - 1763)
 Martha Strode Bryan (1697 - 1762)

 Mary Boone Bryan (1736 - 1819)


Burial: Unknown

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Capt. William Christopher Bryan's Timeline

Virginia, USA
March 6, 1734
Not According to, Mary Ann Poehler, Orange Co., Va
March 6, 1734
Not According To, Mary Ann Poehler, Orange Co., VA
March 17, 1734
Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, United States
Age 20
Rowan, North Carolina, United States
January 1, 1756
Age 21
Rowan, North Carolina, USA
May 6, 1756
Age 22
Rowan, North Carolina, USA
February 11, 1758
Age 23
Rowan, North Carolina, USA
January 24, 1763
Age 28
Rowan, North Carolina, USA