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Thomas O'Bryan from North Carolina->Kentucky

Thomas O'Bryan from North Carolina->Kentucky

Jan (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jun 2000 10:37PM GMT
Thomas was born in Chatham Co, North Carolina, moved to Hopkins Co, Kentucky where he died. Thomas married Sylvanis Francis Coplin in Kentucky. Their children?:
Frances, Allen, James Turner, Redick, John, Jordon, Celia, Nancy (Sally), Rebecca, Polly, Sylvany, Thomas Jr., and Tumeramus.

Ref James O'Bryan from NC-KY

Miki (View posts)
Posted: 5 Nov 2000 1:34PM GMT
I have a 6xg-grandfather named John Valentine O'Bryan born abt 1773 in NC, d. abt 1850 Johnson Co.,KY. Possibly a relative? Afraid that is were my line here ends...for now!
Miki

O'Bryan

Jan (View posts)
Posted: 10 Nov 2000 12:25PM GMT
Miki, I'm sorry I don't have anymore info than I printed on query and even that has not been documented yet. Yours and mine may be related. I wish I knew more. Let's connect by email if we find any thing more alright? My email is RBJB3@aol.com

JOHN OBRYAN AND MARY DANIELS

rhoda (View posts)
Posted: 16 Nov 2000 8:18PM GMT
ANY ONE IN EASTERN KY. WHO MAY BE A RELATIVE, PLEASE CONTACT ME. MY GRANDPARENTS WERE SHERMAN OBRYAN, JOHN'S SON,AND E. WILEY. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO HEAR FROM SUE DOTSON, WHO IS THE 2XG GRANDDAUGHTER OF JOHN . WHO EVER MAY BE RELATED, PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT JORHO AOL. THANKS

Re: Thomas O'Bryan from North Carolina->Kentucky

Posted: 6 May 2005 5:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Jan,
Do know the birth dates of the children? And I have Jasper as Thomas Obryan's father. Thomas is my GGG Grandfather.
Betty

Re: Thomas O'Bryan from North Carolina->Kentucky

Posted: 7 Aug 2008 8:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: O'Bryan, Copeland
We are cousins...The only place that Jasper has been found in my research was in a secondary source, a book about the Slatons. I don't think it is reliable because some of the other info has been found to be wrong too. I am deadended with Thomas too...I think the O'Bryan name may have a different spelling in North Carolina, like Obryant, Bryan, Bryant, etc.

Re: Thomas O'Bryan from North Carolina->Kentucky

Posted: 2 Mar 2009 11:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: O'Bryan, Copeland
Yep we are on the same line. As you have been able to tell, Jasper O'Bryan isn't going anywhere in research, unless you know something I don't. I think someone saw Jas. O'Bryand and instead of using the common James for that abrevation they used Jasper instead. There is a possiblity that the surname could have been change slightly too in it's many varities. I am so dead end on this line.

I did get my Dad's DNA with the hopes that eventually this may help down the road.

Keep in touch if you find out any more and I'll do the same.

Re: Thomas O'Bryan from North Carolina->Kentucky

Posted: 10 Jan 2012 11:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am the great grandson of a thomas OBryant, born 1848 North Carolina, married to Kessiah Hampton edwards of Granville county NC. Thomas died 1893 Hopkins county Ky. Kessiah died 1908 in Ky. Trying to learn where in NC Thomas came from and his siblings,parents, etc.

Re: Thomas O'Bryan from North Carolina->Kentucky

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 12:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
As you can see there is no mention of another wife in either his will (below). As far as we know there was only one wife. He states he is from Chatham Co., NC. Do you think you have 2 different Thomas O'Bryan's mixed up?
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Taken from the book:

Some Early Pioneers of Western Kentucky Their Ancesters and Descendants

Hopkins County, Kentucky Will Book 2, pages 272-275

Thomas O’Bryan deceased….

I give to my beloved wife Sylvany O’Bryan the plantation on which I now live. But if all the farm land is not needed for the support of my wife it shall be rented, The benefit of which my son John shall enjoy. I likewise give to my wife my stock of every description, my farming tools (sic) and household goods of all kinds whatever during her natural life or widowhood. And as for my sons and daughters, Allen O’Bryan, Turner O’Bryan, Redick O’Bryan and Jordan O’Bryan and Celia Strayghn, Sally Sanders, Rebecca Miller, Polly Gamblin, Silvany Taylor, they have all received their equal share; it is likewise my will that my daughter Frances O’Bryan and my daughter still living with me shall have one bed and furniture and one cow and calf at the time of her marriage or at the time she otherwise may wish to leave the family or at the death of my wife….but at the time of my daughter’s marriage, there is not stock sufficient for my daughter to have a cow without my wife suffering for the same she must….my wife’s health (sic) and then receive the….value also it is my will that my sons Thomas and John O’Bryan shall have the land on which I live to be equally divided between them only my son John to have any….his part and that my son John shall have a horse (sic)…

The remainder of the will was omitted because of reading difficulties, but the gist of it was, Thomas equally divided his belongings amony his children in a satisfactory manner, but until her death, everthing went to his wife for her to dispose of as she wished, so long as his will was carried out. Sons, Allen, Turner and Redick O’Bryan were to be the Executors. The witnesses were John Gordon, Barnabas Sisk, Benjamin Bourland, and Robert Sisk, dated the 14 December 1818, probated May 1827.

Re: Thomas O'Bryan from North Carolina->Kentucky

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 2:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Thomas OBryant I seek is listed in the 1870 census as age 22 along with Kissiah OBryant age 30 and 5 Edwards children. I am fairly sure he had a son named William P.OBryant born about 1874, who lived in Hopkins county KY.
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