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Husband: William Bryant
Born: 1773/1774 in Georgetown Dist, SC (now Marion Co, SC)
Married: before 1804 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: after 1850 in Marion Dist, SC
Father: Jesse Bryant
Mother: Mourning Smith
Spouses:
Wife: Rebecca Miller
Born: 1786/1787 in Georgetown Dist, SC (now Marion Co, SC)
Died: after 1850 in Marion Dist, SC
Father: Nathaniel Miller
Mother: Millinder
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): John M Bryant
Born: 22 DEC 1804 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: 1887 in Marion Co, SC
Spouses: Jane Drew
02 (F): Samantha Bryant
Born: 23 JUN 1808 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: 06 AUG 1893 in Marion Co, SC
Spouses: Charles Taylor
03 (F): Susan Bryant
Born: 1812/1813 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: 1870/1880 in Marion Co, SC
Spouses: James C Lane
04 (M): Stephen Bryant
Born: in Marion Dist, SC
Died:
Spouses:
Additional Information

William Bryant:

Notes:

!NOTES:I (Marty Grant) am not related to this person as far as I know. They are the ancestors or relatives of one or more of my in-law or step-relatives*, so I have researched them to a small extent.
* Ancestors/Relatives of my Aunt Adeline Taylor Johnson (1852-1937) (RIN 127);


!NOTES:T/S Lane Cem, Marion Co., SC
Billy Bryant, father of John M. Bryant, age 24 when Johnny was born
(101 Cemeteries);

!CENSUS:1790;

!CENSUS:1800 Marion Dist, SC pg 452/796 w/Jesse Brian age 16-25 (1774/84);

!CENSUS:1810 Marion Dist., SC pg 26
Wm Bryant age 26-44 (1765/84)
20010-11010-0-0;

!CENSUS:1820 x

!NAMED-PROBATE ROLL # 33 Marion Co., SC Jesse Bryant, 1822
... large file ...
Will 24 Feb 1818
dau Smithy
wife Morning
other children -
Elizabeth Martin
William Briant
James Briant
Jesse Briant
Mary Finklea
Sally Perritt
Morning Harrel
Citsey Peritt
Milly Gasque
Smithy Briant
Execs: Son-in-law Aaron Martin and Jesse Briant
S: Jesse Bryan
W: James Crawford, Levi Finklea, Willis Finklea.
Proven 28 Oct 1822.
...
Will contested ... Willis Finklea one of the witnesses is also a legatee ...
...
27 Feb 1830 Petition of Jesse Atkinson for himself and Ebenezer Atkinson and Sarah Atkinson minors under 21, Hugh Atkinson, Jesse Atkinson, W. Bryan, James Bryan, Jesse Bryan, Willis Fincklea and Mary his wife, David Perrit and Sally his wife, Mourning Bryan wife, Needham Perrit and Kitsey his wife, Henry Gasque and Milly his wife, and Mourning Bryan.
...
2 Jan 1832 ... Solomon Huggins also named as heir ...
...;

!CENSUS:1830 Marion Dist., SC pg 6
William Bryant age 50-59 (1770/80)
01100001-0012101;

!NAMED: 5 May 1830 Marion Dist, SC Ordinary's Real Estate Book (1826-1843) pg 103 Jesse BRYAN, decd. Jesse ATKINSON for himself and in behalf of Ebenezer & Sarah Ann ATKINSON, minors and Jesse & Hugh ATKINSON for themselves. Other heirs: Mourning BRYAN, widow. William BRYAN, James BRYAN, Jesse BRYAN, Willis FINKLEA and wife Mayr, David PERRITT and wife Sally, Jonathan HARRELSON & wife Mourning, Needham PERRIT and wife Kitsey, Henry GASQUE and wife Milley;

!CENSUS:1840 Marion Dist., SC pg 141
William Bryant age 60-69 (1770/80)
100000001-01001001;

!NAMED-PROBATE ROLL # 116 Marion Co., SC Jesse Bryant Sr. 1841
Adm Bond 6 Dec 1841 David Perritt, Asa Godbold, Neal Carmichael.
... 6 Sep 1830 Mourning Bryant from my son William Bryant, planter, 310a ... commissioners voided deed ...
(no date) We, Elizabeth Martin, William Bryant, James Bryant, Jesse Bryant, David Perritt, Needham Perritt, Jonathan Harrell, Henry Gasque and Smithey Huggins wife of Solomon Huggins, legatees ... after death of Mourning Bryant ... agree that the children of decd wife of Jesse Adkinson shall have equal share, viz Hugh Adkinson, Jesse Adkinson, Ebenezer Adkinson, Sarah Ann Goldbold wife of Vincent Godbold, also the children of Mary Finklea, to wit 4 in number (not named).
... Elly Finklea named as heir in list dated 12 Nov 1845 ...
... Ann Adkinson mentioned 1845 ...;

!CENSUS:1850 Marion Dist., SC # 1272/1277
William Bryant 76 Farmer $300 Marion
Rebecca 63
James 12;


!REFERENCE: A History of Marion County, South Carolina From Its Earliest Times to the Present, 1901, by W. W. Sellers, Esq., of the Marion Bar. 1902. pp. 197-198
...
Old Jesse had sons, William, Stephen and Jesse. Of these, William married Rebecca Miller ; he lived and died some twenty-five or thirty years ago, on the road just above Ebenezer Church, at the age of eighty-nine. Whether William, Stephen or Jesse was the oldest, is not known. Old Billy Bryant raised a large family, four sons and several daughters. Of the sons, John M. Bryant was the oldest ; he died some years ago, at the age of eightythree; he married a Miss Drew, below Marion, and raised a large family—sons, Eli, Solomon, David, Pinckney and Hugh Bryant ; and daughters, Mrs. David Johnson, Mrs. Hardy Johnson and Mrs. Addison Lane. Eli Bryant went West. Solomon Bryant married a daughter of Rev. David Edwards, first, and then a Miss McDonald. I do not know who David married; he has a son, named Curtis Bryant. Pinckney Bryant married, had a large family and is dead ; I don't know who his wife was. Hugh Bryant married a daughter of the late Rev. David Edwards, and has a family; these are now our fellow- citizens, and are contributing their share towards populating and improving the conditions of the county. John M. Bryant was a solid, number one man, honest, truthful and reliable. Jesse Bryant, son of the first Jesse, went West. Stephen Bryant was the father or grandfather of F. D. Bryant, Esq., of the Marion bar. One of the daughters of the first Jesse was the wife of the late Charles Taylor. One of the sons of old William Bryant, named William, was a Baptist preacher; he went to Horry, and became the head of a family there. Also, did Stephen, the father of F. D. Bryant. Old man William Bryant was a simpleminded gentleman, honest and straight; he acted for many years as a Constable ; and I heard it related of him that on one occasion, having a Magistrate's execution to levy on the property of another, the old man went to the cowpen of the execution debtor to levy upon a bull yearling therein ; that the old man's idea was, that in order to make the levy, as required by the mandate of the execution, he had to lay the execution upon the back of the yearling. Accordingly, the old man went into the cowpen, armed with the execution, and took after the yearling, and after running him a while caught him by the tail, and he and the old man had it round and round the pen, the yearling bellowing ; at last the old man got him hemmed in a jamb of the fence and held him, till he laid the execution on the yearling's back; when the old man said, "I levy upon this yearling in the name of the State of South Carolina." Another incident showing the simplicity of the old gentleman was, that he used to plant and cultivate two and three stalks of corn in a hill. Some one asked him why he did so, saying to him that one stalk in a hill would make more corn than the two or three. The old gentleman replied, that when he cultivated only one stalk in a hill, he never made com enough to do him ; but when he cultivated two and three stalks, he always made plenty ; that when he fed his' horse, he always gave him ten ears at a bait ; that ten little ears would go as far as ten large ones; that two or three stalks in a hill would make more in number than one stalk. Many of the Bryants of Marion have emigrated to other sections of the country. The writer is not reasonably certain that this account of the Bryant family is correct in every particular— it is, however, in accord with the information obtained. ;

!REFERENCE:"A History of Marion County, South Carolina" by W.W. Sellers, Esq. 1902. Pg 386 - 395;

Rebecca Miller:

Notes:

!NOTES:I (Marty Grant) am not related to this person as far as I know. They are the ancestors or relatives of one or more of my in-law or step-relatives*, so I have researched them to a small extent.
* Ancestors/Relatives of my Aunt Adeline Taylor Johnson (1852-1937) (RIN 127);


!CENSUS:1810;

!CENSUS:1820;

!CENSUS:1830;

!CENSUS:1840;

!CENSUS:1850 Marion Dist., SC # 1272/1277
William Bryant 76 Farmer $300 Marion
Rebecca 63
James 12;

!REFERENCE: A History of Marion County, South Carolina From Its Earliest Times to the Present, 1901, by W. W. Sellers, Esq., of the Marion Bar. 1902. pp. 197-198
...
Of these, William married Rebecca Miller ; he lived and died some twenty-five or thirty years ago, on the road just above Ebenezer Church, at the age of eighty-nine. Whether William, Stephen or Jesse was the oldest, is not known. Old Billy Bryant raised a large family, four sons and several daughters. Of the sons, John M. Bryant was the oldest ; he died some years ago, at the age of eightythree; he married a Miss Drew, below Marion, and raised a large family—sons, Eli, Solomon, David, Pinckney and Hugh Bryant ; and daughters, Mrs. David Johnson, Mrs. Hardy Johnson and Mrs. Addison Lane. Eli Bryant went West. Solomon Bryant married a daughter of Rev. David Edwards, first, and then a Miss McDonald. I do not know who David married; he has a son, named Curtis Bryant. Pinckney Bryant married, had a large family and is dead ; I don't know who his wife was. Hugh Bryant married a daughter of the late Rev. David Edwards, and has a family; these are now our fellow- citizens, and are contributing their share towards populating and improving the conditions of the county. John M. Bryant was a solid, number one man, honest, truthful and reliable. Jesse Bryant, son of the first Jesse, went West. Stephen Bryant was the father or grandfather of F. D. Bryant, Esq., of the Marion bar. One of the daughters of the first Jesse was the wife of the late Charles Taylor. One of the sons of old William Bryant, named William, was a Baptist preacher; he went to Horry, and became the head of a family there. Also, did Stephen, the father of F. D. Bryant. Old man William Bryant was a simpleminded gentleman, honest and straight; he acted for many years as a Constable ; and I heard it related of him that on one occasion, having a Magistrate's execution to levy on the property of another, the old man went to the cowpen of the execution debtor to levy upon a bull yearling therein ; that the old man's idea was, that in order to make the levy, as required by the mandate of the execution, he had to lay the execution upon the back of the yearling. Accordingly, the old man went into the cowpen, armed with the execution, and took after the yearling, and after running him a while caught him by the tail, and he and the old man had it round and round the pen, the yearling bellowing ; at last the old man got him hemmed in a jamb of the fence and held him, till he laid the execution on the yearling's back; when the old man said, "I levy upon this yearling in the name of the State of South Carolina." Another incident showing the simplicity of the old gentleman was, that he used to plant and cultivate two and three stalks of corn in a hill. Some one asked him why he did so, saying to him that one stalk in a hill would make more corn than the two or three. The old gentleman replied, that when he cultivated only one stalk in a hill, he never made com enough to do him ; but when he cultivated two and three stalks, he always made plenty ; that when he fed his' horse, he always gave him ten ears at a bait ; that ten little ears would go as far as ten large ones; that two or three stalks in a hill would make more in number than one stalk. Many of the Bryants of Marion have emigrated to other sections of the country. The writer is not reasonably certain that this account of the Bryant family is correct in every particular— it is, however, in accord with the information obtained. ;

REFERENCE:"A History of Marion County, South Carolina" by W.W. Sellers, Esq.
1902. Pg 475 - 480;

(04) Stephen Bryant:

Notes:

!REFERENCE: A History of Marion County, South Carolina From Its Earliest Times to the Present, 1901, by W. W. Sellers, Esq., of the Marion Bar. 1902. pp. 197-198
...
Stephen Bryant was the father or grandfather of F. D. Bryant, Esq., of the Marion bar. ;

!NOTE:Above it isn't clear whether Sellers was referring to Stephen son of William, or Stephen son of Jesse;

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