Reddick Bryan was my great-great grandfather. I began this timeline in 1999, soon after contacting Dennis Bryant, an avid Bryant/Bryan researcher from Georgia, who found Reddick in Martin County, North Carolina. The following quote was found in a letter written by Dennis to Larry Martin, a great-grandson of Reddick Bryan.
There is a small hamlet today in Martin County, North Carolina that is called Oak City. It's in the upper end of the county near the Roanoke River. The present name only dates back to l905, but settlers began arriving in that vicinity soon after l700, when it was a part of Chowan Precinct. The county name of this area changed over the years to Bertie County, then Edgecombe County, then Halifax County. In l774, the name became, and has remained, Martin County. Bryans were in the area at least by l749. They were among the earliest settlers in present day Martin County and they acquired many acres of what is still recognized as the best land in the county.
In this blog, you will find posts about this family in chronological order; beginning at the year of Reddick Bryan's birth in 1793.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Reddick Bryan and Elizabeth Span Regan were married on September 13, 1821 in Pulaski County, Georgia.
- 1822-1829 Land Records of Houston County, Georgia Volume 1, Davine B. Campbell and William R. Henry pages 265, 288
- Marriages, 1800-1956. Georgia, Court of Ordinary (Pulaski County)
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Another question - In January 1817, Reddick Bryan's residence was Martin County in North Carolina, but in December 24, 1817, Reddick applied for letters of administration for a James Bryan who died in Twiggs County, Georgia. Was Reddick applying from Martin County or was he living in Twiggs County?
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
|James Bryan |
Courtesy of Mary Smith 2004