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John Andrew Bryan, Sr.

Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Ballyroney, Down, Ulster, Ireland
Death: October 9, 1799 (87)
Mollys Creek, Campbell County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Rustburg, Campbell County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Smith Bryan, I and Margaret Bryan
Husband of Mary Bryan
Father of William Bryan; Jean "Jane" Davidson; Andrew Morrison Bryan; Mary Bryan; John Andrew Bryan, II and 5 others
Brother of William Smith Bryan, II; Margaret Bryan; Henry Bryan; Joseph Josiah Bryan; Mary Catherine Bush and 3 others
Half brother of Mary Catherine Bush

Managed by: Francis Gene Dellinger
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About John Andrew Bryan

Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 7

ISSUE

page 106

JOHN ANDREW BRYAN of near Fairfield, Rockbridge County, Virginia; d. between 9th October and 9th December, 1779; m. Mary MORRISON; was a member of Capt. Peter HOGG'S Company of the Virginia troops serving under Washington at the Battle of Great Meadows and at the siege and surrender of Fort Necessity, 4th July, 1754. (Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, volume 1, page 279., Virginia State Records; also Washington Memoirs, 11, 111, Library of Congress.) He also served in the Revolutionary war in Capt. Thomas MERRIWETHER'S [p.106] Company, First Virginia State troops, March, 1777, to serve for three years. (Record United States War Department; his two sons Andrew Morrison BRYAN and John BRYAN were also in the Revolution in Captain LEFTWITCH'S Company, Colonel CHRISTIE. The latter John BRYAN, Jr., seeing service in the Battle of Brandywine, was wounded at Guilford Courthouse and was at Jamestown and at the capture of Cornwallis. (U. S. Bureau of Pensions.)


William and Margaret Bryan sent their son, John Andrew into the woods to cut a stick to make a handle for a hook used in weaving, and he was arrested for poaching. After much trouble and expense, his father got him clear, and immediately sailed for America, where, as he said, "timber was free and there were no constables". (from" Notable Southern Families", p. 40)

1. Some info on this family, except Catherine, from irishrose@home.com (Christine Metzner)

Additional information from book: William Bryan Sr. of Ballyroney, Ireland and Roanoke Settlement, VA and Some of his Descendants, Robert L. McGrew and David C. McMurtry, Mil-Mac Publishers, Lexington, KY, 2001.


2. John Andrew Bryan m. Mary Morrison and moved abt 1737 to Burden Colony near Fairfield, Rockbridge Co., VA. After living a few years in the Borden Colony they and their family proceeded to the Staunton River, where he became owner of land upon a part of which Salem is now situated. He later disposed of this land and moved down to a grant which he secured along the Great Road east of his father's holdings. He left the Staunton River, trading his land for "a pair of cart-wheels" and moved with his family to Campbell Co., VA. Here he bought 329 acres of Richard Stith and 439 acres of Benjamin Arnold. On the last named tract he at once erected a bark hut, he later built a house farther down on Molly's Creek. A lot on this place was used as a muster ground for years after the Revolution. (Colonial Families of US, Vol VI, by MacKinzie, pages 104 through 106.)

(New Jersey Archives, First Series, XXII, 36)((Map in Kegler, op.cit., opposite 562 shows land of John Bryan(t). Records of land grants on the Roanoke, Box XIII, 314) shows grant with date of August 16, 1756 to John Andrew Bryan.)


3. Was a member of Capt. Peter Hogg's Company of the VA troops serving under Washington at the Battle of Great Meadows and at the siege and surrender of Fort Necessity, 4th Jul 1754. (VA Magazine of History & Biography, vol. 1, pg. 279)(VA State Records)


4. John Andrew Bryan also enlisted in Capt. Thomas Merriweather's Company, VA State Troops - private, March 1777 to serve three years. (Rev. War, War Dept. records. Colonial Families of US., Vol VI, MacKinzie pg. 105)


5. Jeannette Darlington - “Any ladies decended from John Andrew's Grandson Andrew Bryan of Chillicothe MO, (who m. Isabelle Ross,) are entitled to become members of the D.A.R.”


On 18 Mar 1742 when John Andrew was 30, he married Mary Morrison, 2680, F, in Roanoke, VA.


1. Birth, death dates and burial place for Mary Morrison Bryan are unknown. She is probably buried in an unmarked grave somewhere in Campbell Co.


2. Children’s names are recorded in the family Bible now in possession of the Dinwiddie family of Charlottesville, VA. This Bible lists 2 Jeans, 2 Johns and 2 Margarets each with his/her own date of birth.


3. Marriage date from WorldConnect file of:

James D. Officer <jimdayton@aol.com>

They had the following children:

       30            i.          Margaret, 6061, F (1743-)
       31           ii.          William, 3695, M (1744-)
       32          iii.          Jean (Jane), 6063, F (1746-)
       33          iv.          Andrew Morrison, 3696, M (1748-1821)
       34           v.          Mary, 3697, F (1750-)
       35          vi.          Margaret, 3698, F (1752-)
       36         vii.          John, 6062, M (1754-)
       37        viii.          John, 3699, M (1756-1825)
       38          ix.          Jean, 3700, F (1761-)
       39           x.          Agnes, 3701, F (1763-)
       40          xi.          Catherine "Kittie", 643, F (1765-1844)

Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 7

ISSUE

page 106

JOHN ANDREW BRYAN of near Fairfield, Rockbridge County, Virginia; d. between 9th October and 9th December, 1779; m. Mary MORRISON; was a member of Capt. Peter HOGG'S Company of the Virginia troops serving under Washington at the Battle of Great Meadows and at the siege and surrender of Fort Necessity, 4th July, 1754. (Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, volume 1, page 279., Virginia State Records; also Washington Memoirs, 11, 111, Library of Congress.) He also served in the Revolutionary war in Capt. Thomas MERRIWETHER'S [p.106] Company, First Virginia State troops, March, 1777, to serve for three years. (Record United States War Department; his two sons Andrew Morrison BRYAN and John BRYAN were also in the Revolution in Captain LEFTWITCH'S Company, Colonel CHRISTIE. The latter John BRYAN, Jr., seeing service in the Battle of Brandywine, was wounded at Guilford Courthouse and was at Jamestown and at the capture of Cornwallis. (U. S. Bureau of Pensions.)


William and Margaret Bryan sent their son, John Andrew into the woods to cut a stick to make a handle for a hook used in weaving, and he was arrested for poaching. After much trouble and expense, his father got him clear, and immediately sailed for America, where, as he said, "timber was free and there were no constables". (from" Notable Southern Families", p. 40) 1. Some info on this family, except Catherine, from irishrose@home.com (Christine Metzner)

Additional information from book: William Bryan Sr. of Ballyroney, Ireland and Roanoke Settlement, VA and Some of his Descendants, Robert L. McGrew and David C. McMurtry, Mil-Mac Publishers, Lexington, KY, 2001.

2. John Andrew Bryan m. Mary Morrison and moved abt 1737 to Burden Colony near Fairfield, Rockbridge Co., VA. After living a few years in the Borden Colony they and their family proceeded to the Staunton River, where he became owner of land upon a part of which Salem is now situated. He later disposed of this land and moved down to a grant which he secured along the Great Road east of his father's holdings. He left the Staunton River, trading his land for "a pair of cart-wheels" and moved with his family to Campbell Co., VA. Here he bought 329 acres of Richard Stith and 439 acres of Benjamin Arnold. On the last named tract he at once erected a bark hut, he later built a house farther down on Molly's Creek. A lot on this place was used as a muster ground for years after the Revolution. (Colonial Families of US, Vol VI, by MacKinzie, pages 104 through 106.)

(New Jersey Archives, First Series, XXII, 36)((Map in Kegler, op.cit., opposite 562 shows land of John Bryan(t). Records of land grants on the Roanoke, Box XIII, 314) shows grant with date of August 16, 1756 to John Andrew Bryan.)

3. Was a member of Capt. Peter Hogg's Company of the VA troops serving under Washington at the Battle of Great Meadows and at the siege and surrender of Fort Necessity, 4th Jul 1754. (VA Magazine of History & Biography, vol. 1, pg. 279)(VA State Records)

4. John Andrew Bryan also enlisted in Capt. Thomas Merriweather's Company, VA State Troops - private, March 1777 to serve three years. (Rev. War, War Dept. records. Colonial Families of US., Vol VI, MacKinzie pg. 105)

5. Jeannette Darlington - “Any ladies decended from John Andrew's Grandson Andrew Bryan of Chillicothe MO, (who m. Isabelle Ross,) are entitled to become members of the D.A.R.”

On 18 Mar 1742 when John Andrew was 30, he married Mary Morrison, 2680, F, in Roanoke, VA.

1. Birth, death dates and burial place for Mary Morrison Bryan are unknown. She is probably buried in an unmarked grave somewhere in Campbell Co.

2. Children’s names are recorded in the family Bible now in possession of the Dinwiddie family of Charlottesville, VA. This Bible lists 2 Jeans, 2 Johns and 2 Margarets each with his/her own date of birth.

3. Marriage date from WorldConnect file of:

James D. Officer <jimdayton@aol.com> They had the following children:

30 i. Margaret, 6061, F (1743-) 31 ii. William, 3695, M (1744-) 32 iii. Jean (Jane), 6063, F (1746-) 33 iv. Andrew Morrison, 3696, M (1748-1821) 34 v. Mary, 3697, F (1750-) 35 vi. Margaret, 3698, F (1752-) 36 vii. John, 6062, M (1754-) 37 viii. John, 3699, M (1756-1825) 38 ix. Jean, 3700, F (1761-) 39 x. Agnes, 3701, F (1763-) 40 xi. Catherine "Kittie", 643, F (1765-1844) show less

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John Andrew Bryan's Timeline

1712
1712
Ballyroney, Down, Ulster, Ireland
1744
April 20, 1744
Age 32
Burden County, Virginia, United States
1746
1746
Age 34
1748
April 14, 1748
Age 36
Campbell, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States
1750
1750
Age 38
1752
March 14, 1752
Age 40
Rockbridge , Virginia, United States
1756
December 19, 1756
Age 44
Virginia, United States
1759
1759
Age 47
1763
1763
Age 51