Person:Joseph Bryan (1)

Joseph Bryan, Sr., of Linville's Creek, Augusta County, VA
m. 1719
  1. Joseph Bryan, Sr., of Linville's Creek, Augusta County, VA1720 - Abt 1805
  2. Samuel Bryan1721 - 1800
  3. Ellender Bryan1722 -
  4. James Bryan1723 - 1807
  5. Mary Bryan1725 - Bef 1741/42
  6. Sarah BryanEst 1727 -
  7. Morgan Bryan, Jr.1729 - 1804
  8. John Bryan1730 -
  9. Capt. William Morgan BryanAbt 1733 - 1780
  10. Thomas Bryan1735 - 1790
  11. Rebecca BryanEst 1737 -
  12. Martha BryanEst 1740 -
  • HJoseph Bryan, Sr., of Linville's Creek, Augusta County, VA1720 - Abt 1805
  • WAylee Linville1722 - 1807
m. Bef 1739
  1. Martha BryanAbt 1737 - Bef 1793
  2. Rebeccah Bryan1739 - 1813
  3. Joseph Bryan, JrEst 1745 -
  4. Aylee BryanAbt 1753 -
  5. Phebe BryanAbt 1755 -
  6. Charity BryanAbt 1756 -
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Bryan, Sr., of Linville's Creek, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? 1720 Virginia, United States
Marriage Bef 1739 to Aylee Linville
Residence[1] 1744 Frederick, Virginia, United States
Property[1] From 1746 to 1755 Augusta, Virginia, United States
Residence[2] Bef 1774 Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
Residence[2][4] Abt 1775 Bryan's Station, Virginia (now Fayette, Kentucky, United States)
Death? Abt 1805 Fayette, Kentucky, United States

Joseph Bryan was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 135.--20th August, 1746. William Linwell to Joseph Bryan, £12; 500 acres on Linwell's Creek between William, and land in possession of Thomas Linwell, part of 1,500 acres granted by McCay & Co. Acknowledged, and dower released by Eleanor, 20th August 1746.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 219.--3d June, 1755. Joseph Bryan and Alice to Jacob Chrisman, of Frederick, £160, 500 acres purchased by Joseph from Wm. Linvil and part of 1500 acres purchased by Linvil from Hite, &c., on Linvil's Creek, cor. to land in possession of Thomas Linvil. Page 221.--Commission to examine Alice above at house of Joseph. Executed, 4th June, 1755.

Records in Frederick County, VA

  • Morgan and Joseph Bryan were listed on Col. James Wood's Fee Book in 1744 3 (Name and pounds of tobacco): Bryan, Morgan - 526; Bryan, Joseph - 35

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 143.--15th August, 1746. William Linwell and Elenor, his wife, to George Bowman, of County Frederick, £100 Pennsylvania currency; 500 acres purchased of Jost Hite & Co. on Linwell's Creek; line of Joseph Bryan (in his possession) ; Wm. Linwell's mark ( ); Elinor Linwell's mark ( ). Witnesses, Gabriel Jones and Benj. Johnston. Acknowledged, 20th August, 1746.
  • 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.
  • Page 315.--27th May, 1751. John Fowler and Margaret, to John Hope, on Naked Creek, Hite's, etc., line. Teste: Joseph Bryan, James Bell.
  • Page 469.--26th July, 1753. Francis Puicer (Puison, Puiser) and Sarah, of Rowan County, North Carolina, to John Hinton, 1753, 236 acres on Muddy Creek. Teste: Joseph and John Bryan and Paul Kuster.
  • Page 64.--29th May, 1754. Reniamin Copeland's appraisement, by Robert Patterson, Joseph Bryan, John Brown.
  • Page 92----25th December, 1754. John Peter Salling's will, farmer--To daughter, Catherine Fooler, 1 shilling; to daughter, Mary Elizabeth Burton, 1 shilling; to John Salling, son of daughter Catherine that she had soon after she married Henry Fooler, 100 acres known as the Meadow entry; to sons, George Adam and John Salling; to son, John, tract testator lives on, and also tract Peter Crotingal lives on, and horse bought from Joseph Burton, and a horse running at Hart's Bottom. John is infant. Executors, George Adam Salling. Teste: Jos. Bryan (Ryan), James Randal, Richard Borland (is this Borland? Burton? Boston?). Proved, 19th March, 1766, by Ryan and Randal.
  • Page 86.--15th March, 1755. Benjamin Copeland's additional appraisement, by Robert Patterson (mark), Jos. Bryan (mark), John Brown Daniel Henderson's note; John Macau's note; Gabriel Pickin's note; John Shaw's note (run away); James Gamble's note; Alex. Craig's note; Repentance Townsend's note; Henry Cryswell's note; Joseph Write's bonds.
  • Page 376.--5th April, 1761. Same to Francis McBride, £150, 300 acres on Linvel's Creek, part of 500 acres purchased of Joseph Bryan, which is part of 1500 acres surveyed for William Linvells. Teste: Cuthbert Bullett Delivered: Francis McBride, June, 1762.
  • Page 307.--22d June, 1763. Same to same, £23, 250 acres on a draft of Linvell's Creek joining on west the land Bryan and Linvel lived on; line of survey of Joseph Bryan.
  • Page 14.--17th August, 1768. John Bear and Kartharine ( ) to Francis McBride, £190, 200 acres on Linvell's Creek, part of 500 acres patented to William Linwell and by him conveyed to Joseph Bryant, 20th August, 1746, and by him to Jacob Crisman, who conveyed 300 acres thereof to said Francis McBride and by him to said John Bear, 17th March, 1746, 200 acres whereof is bounded, viz., corner Josiah Boon's part. Delivered: Jacob Miller, 7th August, 1771.
  • Page 401.--17th August, 1771. Francis ( ) McBride and Mary ( ) to Thomas Hood, of Frederick County, £248, 200 acres on Linwill's Creek, Between Josiah Boon and Josiah Davison. part of 1500 acres patented to McCay, Hite & Co., and by them conveyed to William Linvil, and by him to Jos. Bryant, and by him to Jacob Chrisman, Sr., by him to Francis McBride. by him to John Bear, by him to Francis again, 17th August, 1768, corner Josiah Boone's part of same tract. Teste: Abraham Miller, Michael Warren, Daniel Smith. John Thomas. Proved by oaths of some and by affirmation of Abraham Miller. Delivered: John Thomas, 7th August, 1772.

Information on Joseph Bryan

  • A Welsh Quaker, had come to America at end of 17th century. Citation needed
  1. 1.0 1.1 Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800. (Rosslyn, Virginia: The Commonwealth Printing Company, 1912-1913 in Three Volumes).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Perrin, William Henry, ed. History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky. (Chicago, IL, USA: O. L. Baskin, 1882)

    ... The Bryan family, as settlers of Bryan's Station, and from their close connection by marriage with Daniel Boone, bore no unimportant part in the early history of Kentucky.

    Daniel Boone, in 1755, when about twenty years of age, married Rebecca Bryan, whose family, as well as Boone's, were living at that time near Wilkesboro, N. C. On Sept. 25, 1774, Boone with his family emigrated to the country which he had previously (in 1769) explored as far as the Kentucky River, and thither Morgan, James, William and Joseph Bryan, brothers of Boone's wife, shortly followed with their families. They shared with the other adventurous spirits all the dangers and hardships to which they were subject. In 1779, with emigrants principally from North Carolina, those four brothers settled the Bryan Station neighborhood, and built the fort that is now historic. It would require much space to recount the narrow escapes of these families from the murderous tomahawks of the lurking, skulking savages, or the personal deeds of prowess and heroism and the struggles and privations of those brave men and women.

    From Joseph Bryan are descended the family now residing in Fayette County. This branch spell their name with a "t", and in the way Bryan's Station has been and is improperly called Bryant's Station. ...
    [cos1776 Note: error. Should read "father and uncles" as per the 2015 reports of The Boone Society who claim that Daniel Boone's wife, Rebecca Bryan, was NOT the sister of the Joseph Bryan mentioned, but rather his daughter.]

  3.   Frederick County Fee Book, 1744, in Greene, Katherine Glass. Winchester, Virginia, and its beginnings, 1743-1814: from its founding by Colonel James Wood to the close of the life of his son, Brigadier-General and Governor James Wood, with the publication for the first time of valuable manuscripts, relics of their long tenure of public offices. (Strasburg, Virginia: Shenandoah Publishing House, c1926).
  4. Historical Marker, in Kentucky Historical Society. Historical Marker Database [1].

    Bryan's Station
    Marker Number 21
    County Fayette
    Location Bryan Station Pk., 5 mi. N. of Lexington
    Description Camping place in 1775-76 of the brothers Morgan, James, William and Joseph Bryan. In 1779 was fortified as a station which in Aug. 1782 repelled a siege of Indians and Canadians under Capt. William Caldwell and Simon Girty.