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.

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Reddick Bryan and Elizabeth Span Regan were married on September 13, 1821 in Pulaski County, Georgia.

While Reddick Bryan lived in Twiggs County, he drew lot number 82 (202 and 1/2 acres) in District 14 of Houston County during the 1821 Georgia Land Lottery. It does not appear that Reddick settled on this particular property as it was transfered to Perry Wimberly who transfered it to Peter V. Guerry and who sold it for $800 to Nehemiah Guerry in 1827.


  • 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)

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