Col. Needham Bryan, Sr.

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Needham Bryan, II

Also Known As: "bryant/"
Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Johnston, NC, USA
Death: Died in Johnston, NC, USA
Cause of death: Fever
Immediate Family:

Son of Needham Bryan, I and Annie Bryan (Rambeau)
Husband of Sophia Hinton; Nancy Bryan (Smith) and Charlotte Bryan (Moore)
Father of William Needham Bryan; Capt. Needham Bryan, Jr.; Winifred Bryan (Bryan); Fredrick Bryan; Nancy Whitfield (Bryan) and 7 others
Brother of Elizabeth Williams; Ann Gause; Rachel Whitfield; Mary Gardner and Col. William Bryan
Half brother of Cecilia Bridgett Roach

Occupation: Militia Rev War, Cont. Congress, Provincial congress
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About Col. Needham Bryan, Sr.

DAR A 016273, Col. Patriotic Service, Patriotic Service. Johnson County Militia. Justice of the Peace. Member of Provisional Congress.

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:

DAR A 016273

The Battle of Moore's Creek known participants pertaining to Needham Bryan II.

Johnston County Regiment of Militia detachment led by Col. Needham Bryan, Lt. Col. William Bryan, Maj. John Smith, and Maj. Samuel Smith, Jr., with five (5) known companies, led by: - Capt. Nathan Bryan - Capt. William Bryant - Capt. James Roach - Capt. John Stephens - Capt. Bryant Whitfield

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Col. Needham Bryan, Sr.'s Timeline

October 31, 1726
Johnston, NC, USA
Age 13
Laurel, KY, USA
Age 21
Johnston County, NC, USA
Age 25
May 5, 1754
Age 27
Age 28
Bertie, North Carolina, United States
Age 29
April 2, 1764
Age 37
Wayne County, North Carolina, United States