Two Bryan lines shown by DNA testing not to descend from Morgan Bryan (relevant 1790 migrants from Halifax County, Virginia, to Washington County, Kentucky)
This is my first posting in this forum. I recently responded to a posting with the above title, at http://genforum.genealogy.com/bryan/messages/8522.htmlhttp://genforum.genealogy.com/bryan/messages/8522.html on the Bryan Forum, and GenForum suggested that I post my message on this Forum also. My reply was to express gratitude that others are trying to sort out the Bryans! Randy Bryan might be a good source of information on which YDNA results are linked to Morgan Bryan.
I am the source of some of the information in your posting but feel a bit lost by the references used to kit numbers. Just to clarify, my branch of Bryans (my mother's paternal line) is represented by FTDNA test kit 212555, a test I sponsored of my first cousin, Ross McKay Bryan. I am unfamiliar with the numbers you use to refer to this kit (YVXUD and C76AH) and would appreciate an explanation of them. I am familiar with the pedigrees of three of Ross's matches that you mention (FTDNA kits 227323, 61987, 125666) but not others. I also would appreciate some help from an expert in sorting out the results. As you state, Ross and I have a solid pedigree back to our third great grandparents William Bryan b. 1762 in Virginia and d. 1823 in Kentucky, who married Ann Hundley (1765-1826) in Amelia County, Virginia, in 1785. The identity of William's parents has been a family mystery but, on the basis of family Bible records (showing Halifax Virginia as birthplace of my GG grandfather Dr. William Bryan) and early 1790s tax records showing a William in Halifax County, Virginia, at the same time as a John Bryan Sr and a John Bryan Jr., I feel on relatively solid ground in postulating that a John Bryan who died in Halifax Virginia in 1799 is the father of my William b. 1762. I have recently theorized that the ancestry of these individuals lie with the branch of Bryans who migrated from Isle of Wight/Nansemond Virginia to Bertie, North Carolina in c 1720s. These are the Bryans that include the various Needham Bryans. My line is as follows: EDWARD BRYANT (1565 - 1630) is (I believe!) my 9th great grandfather EDWARD BRYANT(1590 - 1660) Son of EDWARD BRYANT JOHN BRYAN (1610 - 1680) Son of EDWARD BRYANT WILLIAM BRYAN (1655 - 1742) Son of JOHN BRYAN WILLIAM BRYAN (1692 - 1744) Son of WILLIAM BRYAN JOHN BRYAN (1731 - 1799) Son of WILLIAM BRYAN WILLIAM BRYAN (1762 - 1823) Son of JOHN BRYAN WILLIAM BRYAN MD (1791 - 1871) Son of WILLIAM BRYAN MD CHARLES BRYAN (1849 - 1924) Son of WILLIAM BRYAN LUDWELL McKAY BRYAN (1875 - 1957) Son of CHARLES BRYAN MARCIA URTON BRYAN (1916 - 2007) Daughter of LUDWELL McKAY BRYAN Linda Rae Horton, daughter of MARCIA.