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, July 25, 2013

1828

 1828

Dorothea Elizabeth Bryan (also known as Dorothy and Dollie), daughter of Reddick and Elizabeth Regan Bryan was born on March 14, 1828. It is unknown as to whether she was born in Twiggs County or in Houston County. Dorothea is said to be the name of Elizabeth Regan Bryan's mother.

Later that year, on November 8, 1828, Reddick and his wife, Elizabeth, were witnesses to the will of John Barr in Houston County.  According to an article found in the October 20, 1828 issue of the Macon Weekly Telegraph, John Barr, in a state of intoxication, fell from a window of  the second story of the Houston County, court house and was badly hurt.

I presume that Reddick, Elizabeth and family were living in Houston County, Georgia by the day that they witnessed the will as their home, in Houston County, was quite a distance from their former home in Twiggs County. 


Diana

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Sources

Louisiana Bible Records (1950). Reddick Bryan Bible Transcription
Louisiana DARGRC report S1v25.

Wilcox, R. N. (1828, October 20). IntemperanceWeekly Georgia Telegraph. Retrieved July 6, 2013, from https://genealogybank.com/

Wills and Inferior Court Minutes of Houston County, Georgia, Will Book A 1827-1836 Inferior Court Minutes 1821-1852 Volume 1, Central Georgia Genealogical Society, Inc. 


Thursday, July 4, 2013

1827

The family of Reddick Bryan and Elizabeth Regan Bryan lived in Twiggs County, Georgia. 

Span and John Regan, sons of Elizabeth and orphans of Joseph Regan quailified for one draw in the 1827 land lottery as they were a family of two orphans, under 18 years of age, whose father was dead, and who resided in Georgia for at least three years. It was reported that they lived in Holliday's District in Twiggs County. Span and John drew land in Coweta County. 

Diana
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Sources

1827 Land Lotteries in Georgia. (n.d.).Georgia Secretary of State. Retrieved July 2, 2013, from http://sos.georgia.gov/archives/what_do_we_have/land_lottery/land_lottery_1827.htm

Georgia Land Lottery, 1827. (n.d.). Search Historical Records - Ancestry.com. Retrieved July 3, 2013, from http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2072


Sunday, June 30, 2013

1826

Tax records indicate that Reddick Bryan family resided in Twiggs County, Georgia in the year 1826. 

Reddick Bryan was a customer in Ira Peck's Mercantile Store in Marion, Twiggs County, Georgia on January 28 and again on December 23, 1826 when he picked up paid merchandise for William Wimberly.

On July l0, l826, Reddick Bryan placed an ad in the Milledgeville, Georgia newspaper, Southern Recorder, naming himself the administrator of the estate of Amy Bryan. He offered for sale a "likely negro girl" to be sold the first Tuesday in October.  Note that on March 17, 1815, Reddick Bryan witnessed the deed that gifted a slave to Amy Bryan from her father, James Bryan of Martin County, North Carolina.

In September 1826, Will be sold before the Court House door in said country {Twiggs} on the first Tuesday in October, next, between the legal hours of sale, all the property belonging to the estate of Amy Bryan, late of said county, desceased. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate. {Signed} Reddick Bryan, Adm.

Sources:

1826 Tax Digest Twiggs County, Georgia. (n.d.). Georgia Genealogy. Retrieved June 30, 2013, from http://www.georgiagenealogy.org/twiggs2/1826taxdigest.html

Evans, T. (1995). Milledgeville, Georgia, newspaper clippings (Southern recorder). Savannah: T. Evans.

McSwain, E. D. (1972). Abstracts of some documents of Twiggs County, Georgia, beginning about 1809 and ending about 1900. Macon.


The Reddick Bryan Family: 1815. (n.d.).The Reddick Bryan Family. Retrieved June 30, 2013, from http://www.thereddickbryanfamily.com/2012/10/1815.html


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Saturday, June 1, 2013

1824




Joseph B. Bryan
On May 3. 1824, Reddick Bryan paid Turner Coley $140.00 for accounts collected or filed in regard to the estate of Joseph Regan. 

William R. Bryan, the first child of Reddick and Elizabeth Bryan died on June 25, 1824. 

Joseph B. Bryan, second son of Reddick and Elizabeth Bryan was born on September 19, 1824 in Georgia - most likely in Twiggs County.


Sources

Reddick Bryan Bible Transcription. Louisiana Bible Records (1950), Louisiana DARGRC report S1v25.

Joseph Regan Estate Records. Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1975." Images. FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org : accessed 2013

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

1822



On January 14,1822,  Reddick Bryan applied by letter to be administrator, in right of his wife, of the estate of Joseph Regan, her first husband.  Reddick Bryan, Turner Coley and Jesse Bryant provided a surety bond of $4,000.  


William R. Bryan, first child of Reddick and Elizabeth Bryan was born August 1, 1822.





Source
Joseph Regan Estate Records. Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1975." Images. FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org : accessed 2013


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