Facts and Events
John Bryan (O'Bryan) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 458.--10th July, 1762. John ( ) O'Bryan and Mary and Cornelius ( ) O'Bryan and Ann ( ), surviving joint tenants of Cornelius, John and Cornelius O'Bryan, Jr., to Thomas O'Bryan, £20, 150 acres, part of 500 acres conveyed by Hite & Co. to Cornelius, John and Cornelius, Jr., 24th June, 1744, on Linvel's Creek, beginning at kern of stones; cor. John O'Bryan; cor. Cornelius O'Bryan, on the side of the Bald Hill, Watering Spring Run. Delivered: Thomas O'Bryan, July, 17(i6.
- Page 465.--9th August, 1762. John O'Bryan and Mary and Cornelius O'Bryan and Ann, partition. Cornelius O'Bryan was in his lifetime seised jointly with John and Cornelius O'Bryan in 500 acres on Linvel's Creek, conveyed to them by Hite & Co., 24th June, 1744. By the death of Cornelius, the father, John and Cornelius, his sons, became by survivorship, joint tenants, and they conveyed to their brother Thomas O'Bryan, 150 acres, 10th July, 1762. Now John and Cornelius partition the remaining 350 acres, John to have as follows, cor. McCay's crossing, Linvel's Creek, kern of stones; cor. Thomas O'Bryan, Watering Spring, 200 acres. Cornelius to have as follows: 150 acres, cor. George Bowman near a graveyard; cor. Thos O'Bryan, Bald Hill. Proved by witnesses. Delivered to Thomas O'Bryan, July, 1766.
Estate Records of John Bryan
", 28 Feb 1785 - Court the Last Will & Testament of John Bryant, deceased, proved by James Web, Thomas Bryant, Sr. and Thomas Bryant, Jr. Executors Mary Bryan & John Bryan, 800 lbs bond - Bondsmen Ezekiel Harrison & Thomas Brient. Thomas Bryan Sr. was his brother. Thomas Bryan Jr. was his nephew. Mary Bryan and John Bryan were his children. Ezekiel Harrison was his son-in-law. [Source: Rockingham County, VA Minute book, 1778-1792", by Constance & Louise Levinson, Pg 266]
Records of John Bryan in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 330.--30th March, 1751. Cornelius O'Bryan's will, yeoman ( )-- Wife, Rebecca; son, John; son, Cornelius; son Thomas' eldest son Benjamin; remainder of children. Executors, wife Rebecca and son John. Teste: James Williams, Joseph Bryan, Jacob Gum. 28th May, 1751, proved by Joseph Bryan, and lie for further proof. 27th August, 1751, proved by Jacob Gum.