Notes for Morgan Byran

From web site:

Sir Francis Bryan was married to Lady Joan Fitzgerald and their son, Sir Francis Bryan II was born in 1549 and was married to Ann Smith who was born in 1560 in Claire, Ireland.

William Smith Bryan (b. 1600, Claire, Ireland, son of Sir Francis Bryan II and Ann Smith) m. Catherine Morgan (b. 1604, Claire, Ireland)

Sir Francis Bryan III (son of Wm. Smith Bryan) was born in 1630, Claire, Ireland and died in 1677 in Belfast, Ireland. He was married to Sarah Brinker who was born 1634 in Denmark. Their son was Morgan Bryan who settled in North Carolina.

Morgan Bryan was born in 1671 in Denmark. In 1719 he was a member of the New Garden Quaker community and married Martha Strode in Chester Co., PA. Martha was born 1696/1697 in France and not in Holland as previously stated on this website. In 1724 he moved to the west into Pequea Creek district (present-day Lancaster, PA). In 1730 he and Alexander Ross, another Quaker from New Garden, purchased one hundred thousand acres of land on the waters of Qpequon Creek (near present day Winchester VA). In 1734 Morgan Bryan purchased a tract in present day Berkeley Co, WVA and there he settled with his family. In 1748 Bryan moved himself and his large family to North Carolina where he made his home near the south bank of Deep Creek and was one of the most prominet settlers in northwestern North Carolina.

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