I'm looking for any documented information regarding persons surnamed Bryan Bryant Briant Brient etc. that lived in Fairfield Co. South Carolina in the late 1700's. Particularly persons named William, John, Edward or Tarlton, and the family of William Bryan, husband of Sarah Hardage. I'm interested in any solid evidence as to where they came from, whether it be Rowan Co. NC or some other place.
I'm also looking for evidence about which of these persons moved to Knox County (or Whitley Co.) Kentucky in the early 1800's. I'm particularly interested in any connection to John Briant/Bryant who died in KY around 1812, whose wife's name was Charity (possibly Copeland) and whose children included: William Bryant (b. 1785 KY, husband of Anna Eaton); John Bryant Jr. (b. 1795 SC, d. 1860 Whitley Co. KY., husband of Sena/Cenia); Mary (wife of John Polly if I remember correctly) and Rebecca (wife of Earis/Aires Witt).
I have the 1790 census, some info about the Knox Co. tax lists in the early 1800's, and lots of rumors.