The first direct Bryan ancestor shown here was named Jesse Bryan (or Bryant).He was born about 1750 and died Nov. 7, 1822.He lived in Marion County, SC.His son, Jesse Jr. left SC about 1820 and eventually settled in South Alabama near Rose Hill in what now is Covington County.Jesse Jr.'s grandson, Andrew Jackson Bryan, was my great-grandfather.He was one of 14 siblings and had a twin brother named George Washington Bryan who was killed while serving as a deputy sheriff in Butler County, Alabama.Andrew left Rose Hill in 1895 and moved to Walton County, FL where he remained until his death in 1937.This home page deals with the descendants of the original Jesse Bryan.Names that appear in the family tree often are:Bryan, Boyett, Williams, Smith, Johnson, Sasser, King, Bulger, Perritt, Harrelson,and others.I am interested in sharing information with other researchers with a tie-in to any of this line.I am especially interested in learning more about Jesse, Sr--his parents, siblings, etc.
I have attempted to post information on persons who are no longer living or who were born before 1921.
In the large amount of data presented here, you will no doubt find errors and omissions. Any additional data, corrections, and constructive criticism will be appreciated. If this page has been of help to you, please let me hear from you. New cousin acquaintances are welcomed!
Credit for much of what is known about this line goes to Gus and Ruby Bryan of Opp, Alabama.They did a great deal of research beginning in the 1940s.It was their work that gave me the start needed to begin researching my direct line. I and all other researchers pursuing the descendants and ancestors of Jesse Bryan of SC owe them a huge debt.Further, I must add that much of the information presented here comes from a large number of family members who have been very generous in sharing.Evelyne Bryan Thomas, daughter of Gus and Ruby Bryan, Faye S.Smith, Jim King, Reida McCall and MANY, MANY others have been very helpful. My thanks to you all!
- Mary Jane Boyett Bryan (1121 KB)
Wife of Andrew Jackson Bryan. Born 16 Feb 1862 in Rose Hill,Covington County, Alabama; died 21 Oct 1946 in Laurel Hill, Okaloosa County, Florida
- Jesse Oscar Bryan about 1900-1910 (12 KB)
This is a photo of my grandfather, Oscar Bryan, taken when he was a young man.It is the earliest picture of him we have.
- Hettie Bryan Hallford Salter (15 KB)
Hettie Elizabeth Bryan at age 79, oldest daughter of Jesse Oscar Bryan and Sarah Eleanor King.
- Sadie King Bryan about age 65 (2 KB)
Sarah Eleanor King Bryan married Jesse Oscar Bryan and was the mother of three children.She was known as "Sadie".She was prematurely gray and a wonderful cook.
- Marvin Bryan about 1930. (4 KB)
William Marvin Bryan was the son of Jesse Oscar Bryan and Sadie King.He married Mamie Lee Strickland and they raised six children of their own.
- Marvin Bryan, about age 55 (10 KB)
This is a photo of Marvin taken about 1965.
- Visia Norwood King about 1890 (1 KB)
Visia Norwood married Uriah King and was the mother of one son and six daughters including Sarah "Sadie" King.
- Sadie King about 1910 (4 KB)
Sadie King as a young woman.
- Mamie Lee Strickland Bryan (40 KB)
Mamie Lee Strickland was the wife of William Marvin Bryan and the daughter of George W. Strickland and Versie Noy Hathaway Strickland.
- Darwinian Point--Boyett Characteristic? (71 KB)
Photo shows Darwinian Point on right ear of Bob Bryan along with a textbook example. This genetic feature is supposedly characteristic of some Boyett/Boyette/Boyt descendants.
- Jesse Oliver Bryan & Sara Ann Boyett Family (2 KB)
This is a short story of the family of my 2nd great-grandfather who lived in Covington County, AL and had a family of 14 children.
- William B. Boyett & Elizabeth Katrina Allen Family (2 KB)
This is a short description of my gg-grandfather's family.He lived in Covington County, AL before moving to Walton County, Florida in 1895.He served in the Confederate Army and was wounded at the Battle of Atlanta in 1864.
- Andrew Jackson Bryan & Mary Jane Boyett Family (3 KB)
This is a short story of the my g-grandparents' family.They were born in Covington County, AL and lived there about 40 years before moving to Walton County, FL.
- Biography of Jesse Bryan, Jr. 1784-1864 (11 KB)
This is a short story about my third great-grandfather who migrated from Marion District, SC in the 1820s to West Florida Territory and settled in Covington County, Alabama.