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About Needham Bryan, II

Needham Bryan, son of Needham Bryan and Annie Rambeau , was born October 31, 1726. On February 5, 1748, near Springfield, Virginia, he married first Nancy Smith (1728-1760, daughter of John Smith and Elizabeth Whitfield ). Needham Bryan married second Charlotte Moore . He was a member of the colonial assembly in 1762 and again in 1771. He represented Johnston County in the Provincial Congress at New Bern, North Carolina, on August 25, 1774.

In 1776, during the American Revolution, he fought as a patriot under the command of Richard Caswell in the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge.  Richard Caswell (August 3, 1729 – November 10, 1789) was the first and fifth governor of the U.S. State of North Carolina, serving from 1776 to 1780 and from 1784 to 1787. As a Patriot officer in the American Revolutionary War, Caswell led North Carolina militiamen in the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge.

On April 23, 1777, Needham Bryan introduced a bill in the Colonial Assembly to establish the town of Smithfield, VA. He died before August, 1777.

Link to Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge during the American Revolutionary War:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Moore%27s_Creek_Bridge

http://www.carsonjohnson.com/chapter07-bryan.htm

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Needham Bryan, II's Timeline

1726
1726
Johnston, NC, USA
1740
1740
Age 14
Laurel, KY, USA
1748
1748
Age 22
1752
1752
Age 26
1752
Age 26
Johnston County, NC, USA
1754
May 5, 1754
Age 28
1755
1755
Age 29
Bertie, North Carolina, United States
1756
1756
Age 30
1761
1761
Age 35
1765
1765
Age 39