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Notes for THOMAS BRYAN: Thomas Bryan patented 200 acres of land in Bladen County in 1739. He must therefore have been born prior to 1719. His origin is presently unknown. He left a will in Bladen County dated 25 February, 1766. It was probated on 5 May, 1767. Unfortunately, the will does not give the name of his wife, but it does mention his children. Edward Bryan executed the will and Jacob Muntz was a witness. Children of THOMAS BRYAN are: 2. i. EDWARD2 BRYAN, d. Bet. 1784 - 1788, Bladen County, NC. ii. STEPHEN BRYAN. iii. WILLIAM BRYAN. 3. iv. PHILEMON BRYAN. v. JOHN BRYAN. vi. THOMAS BRYAN. Notes for THOMAS BRYAN: The will of Thomas Bryan was probated in 1786 in Bladen County. 4. vii. SARAH BRYAN. 5. viii. AMY BRYAN. ix. ELIZABETH O. BRYAN.

The Bladen County Bryan family history began in 1739 when Thomas Bryan was granted 200 acres of land on Brown Marsh. During the following years county records show many land patents to his sons, some of which where to Philemon on Brown Marsh, Edward on Brown's Creek, John on Baker's Creek, Stephen on Boot Branch, Thomas, Jr. on Thomas Bryan's Swamp and William on Brown Marsh. Thomas and his sons, except for Thomas, Jr. appear in the 1763 Bladen County Tax List. Thomas made his will 1766, probated in 1767, in which he named his wife, sons named above, and daughters, Sarah Simson, Elizabeth O., and Amy Baldwin as heirs and devised to them either land, money, or slaves. An inventory of the Secretary of State, includes cattle, sheep, horses, swine, farming tools, household furniture and books.

Philemon Bryan, son of Thomas Bryan, is listed in the 1763 and 1784 Tax List and the 1790 Census of Bladen County. A land grant for 200 acres on Brown Marsh, issued to him during the term of Gabriel Johnston, was sold by him and "wife, Elizabeth," in 1771, In 1784 he was taxed in Captain Irvin's district. William Bryan, Nathaniel Bryan, Sarah, wife of Richard Lamb, and Susannah, wife of Noble Smith, sold equal shares of his land after 1811 when "deceased" was written by his name on a deed.
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Thomas Bryan, Sr's Timeline

October 31, 1724
Age 24
Age 40
Bladen, North Carolina, United States
Age 43
February 1766
Age 66
Bladen County, NC, USA