Person:Needham Bryan (1)

Colonel Needham Bryan
m. 11 Nov 1711
  1. Rachel Bryan1723 - 1780
  2. William Bryan1724 - 1785
  3. Colonel Needham Bryan1726 - Abt 1784
  • HColonel Needham Bryan1726 - Abt 1784
  • WNancy SmithEst 1727 - 1760
m. 5 Feb 1748
  1. Capt. Needham Bryan, III1750 - 1815
  2. Cecilia Bridgett BryanBef 1751 - Abt 1788
Facts and Events
Name Colonel Needham Bryan
Gender Male
Birth? 31 Oct 1726 Bertie, North Carolina, United StatesSnowfield Plantation
Marriage 5 Feb 1748 to Nancy Smith
Military? 1775 Johnston, North Carolina, United StatesColonel of Minute Men
Occupation? 1777 North Carolina, United StatesState Senator
Death? Abt 1784 Bertie, North Carolina, United States

William Bryan and William's oldest son Lewis Bryan were poisoned and killed by A slave, in January 1780. The Johnston County court minutes in the November term 1780 gives an account of the trial, conviction and execution of the party accused of poisoning and killing Needham Bryan and other members of his family. The slave Jenny was burned at the stake in Smithfield, North Carolina for the poisoning and murder of the three members of the Bryan family.

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