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Margaret Bryson (Cowan)

Birthplace: Banbridge, Down, Ireland
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Samuel Cowen and Margaret Cowan
Wife of John Bryson, II and John or Joseph Dunlap
Mother of Samuel Cowan Bryson

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About Margaret Bryson John Bryson [Parents] was born in 1779 in Banbridge,Down,Ireland (Dromore Parish). He died in Jun 1815 in Banbridge. He married Margaret Cowan on 15 Jun 1815.

Margaret Cowan [Parents] was born on 24 Aug 1797 in Banbridge,Down,Ireland. She died in 1871 in Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Ut. She was buried in Salt Lake City,S-Lk,Utah. She married John Bryson on 15 Jun 1815.

They had the following children:

     		M 	i 	Samuel Bryson Samuel Cowan was born in 1764 in Bainbridge,Down,Ireland. He married Margaret Lockhart on 16 Feb 1783 in Bainbridge,Down,Ireland.

Margaret Lockhart was born in 1767 in Warnston,Down,Ireland. She married Samuel Cowan on 16 Feb 1783 in Bainbridge,Down,Ireland.

   Other marriages:
       Dunlap, Joseph

They had the following children:

     		F 	i 	Margaret Cowan

From Research by Jay Clements: Margaret Cowan Bryson, lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, a mile or so east of the white temple in the last picture (the temple is a recreation built in 2002). She had crossed the Atlantic from Glasgow (earlier being driven out of Ulster, Northern Ireland for being a convert) in January 1843 to New Orleans. There, got on a paddle wheeler, got stuck in the ice at St. Louis and had to wait a week for a thaw. She arrived in late February and was assigned to the Hyrum Smith family as a servant, possibly living at their farm (red brick house) or house in town. Hyrum Smith was the brother of the prophet Joseph Smith). We aren't sure how she ended up there, but her way was paid for by the church's emigrant fund. She then drove their oxen team across the plains when the Mormons were driven out of Nauvoo in winter 1846, and arrived in Utah in 1848 at age 50.

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Margaret Bryson's Timeline

August 12, 1797
Banbridge, Down, Ireland
June 15, 1815
Age 17
Banbridge, Down, Ireland
August 15, 1815
Age 18
Banbridge, County Down, Ireland
October 9, 1860
Age 63
President's Office, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
December 18, 1871
Age 74
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Age 73
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States