I am also chasing the Bryan(t)'s of Augusta Cty and later Botetourt Cty later(1838) Roanoke Cty. I have found the Bryants in this area in the 1850 US census. A David Bryan was involved in a land sale in 1778 around Roanoke per Kegley's Virginia Frontier along with a William Bryan to a Tolliver Craig. I am searching for parents of Frederick Bryant, born in VA in 1815. He lived in Roanoke, Salem area and HE is father to James A.P. Bryant, my Grt GF. I have found a ref. in Chalkley's Chronicles of Scotch-Irish settlement in VA where the Bryants of Roanoke sent a nephew down to Morgan Bryan who was then in North Carolina. This is important as several trees and ref. books trace Morgan Bryan all the way back to Edmond Bryan in 1412 Cheddington, Buck , England. Any leads you have or known errors would be greatly appreciated.