Bryan Family of Lawrence County, Ohio

Submitted by Martha J. Kounse

Lawrence Co, OH Deaths 1868 -1939

BRYAN, Allen
M/W Single
DOD 23 Mar 1894
6days old
Born Ironton, OH
Died at Ironton, Oh
Cause of Death/Infantile Trouble
Ledger-2 Page-28 Reg. # 220

BRYAN, Charles
M/W Single
DOD 8 Oct 1882
2Yr1Mo5Days old
Place of Death Law Co., Oh Rome Twp.
Place of Birth Gallia Co., Oh
no cause of death listed
Ledger-1 Page-268 Reg #-5.

BRYAN, Cornelius
M/W Married
DOD 5 Feb 1894
63Yrs 0Mon 0Days old
Place of death Mason Twp Law Co., Oh
Place of Birth Ohio
Occupation Farmer
No parents listed
Cause of Death Pleurisy
Ledger-2 Page-28 Reg. #-201

BRYAN, Thomas B.
M/W Single
DOD 1 Sep 1877
10Months 3 Days old
Place of death Mason Twp Law Co., OH
Place of Birth-Ohio
No parents listed
Cause of Death-Inflammation of the Brain
Ledger-1 Page-176 Reg. #-1.

In the book-Tax List in the 1820’s for Scioto, Lawrence and Pike Cos., Oh, I found the following BRYAN: BRYAN, —— Lawrence 1828 Fayette Twp.


BRYAN John married Sary LANE 13 Dec 1827

Will of John BRYAN and Sarah BRYAN

These two were Mother and Son. According to the will, this John went to San Franciso, CA and died there on 13 October 1865, age 35 years old, which would make his birth date ca. 1835. It also stated that he had a brother, William H. BRYAN, but it didn’t mention any of his sisters. It also states that this John BRYAN didn’t have any children, only his brother. Sarah BRYAN’S will states she died ca. 20-25 Aug 1857 and this is the above John BRYAN’S Mother. His Father must have been named JohnBRYAN, also from the marriage records I found.
Apparently there were two families of John BRYAN’S in Lawrence Co., which makes it extremely difficult to separate, because of the lack of births and deaths until 1860’s. The one above I found in the courthouse mentioned was the John BRYAN that married Sary LANE in 1827. How they are related to the other John & EleanorBRYAN, I frankly can’t say for certain, I can only presume. The above John & Sarah BRYAN lived in Burlington, OH which is in Fayette Twp. Lawrence Co. and according to the Hardesty Atlas and the census records, John BRYAN resided in Mason Twp., around Scottown, OH. That is close to the border of Gallia/Lawrence Co., OH.


By Ellen and David Berry
NAME DATE County Section-Twp.-Range
BRYAN, Cornelius 11 Aug 1811 Guernsey 7-7-30
BRYAN, Cornelius 2 Jun 1806 Belmont 7-7-30
BRYAN, James 20 Nov 1817 Monroe 7-7-24
BRYAN, John 27 Sep 1826 Monroe 7-7-29
BRYAN, Benoni 6 Dec 1814 Belmont 6-6-12
DAILEY, John 19 Feb 1816 Washington 6-3-20
YOHO, Peter 19 Dec 1817 Belmont 5-6-23
YOHO, Samuel 24 Dec 1814 Belmont 6-6-3
BRYAN, Joseph 12 Feb 1839 Brooke Co VA 5-1-34
BRYAN, Samuel 17 May 1839 Belmont 6-3-18
BRYAN, Thomas 17 May 1839 Belmont 6-3-18


CRAWFORD L. WATSON-and Phoebe L. BRYAN were married 6 July 1841. He was born 16 Jan 1822 and the date of her birth is 3 Aug 1821. Their children are:

  John H. b. 6 Apr 1842 resides in Mason Twp;
  James R. b. 27 Oct 1843 died 6 Feb 1865;
  David D. b. 13 Feb 1847 d. 1 Oct 1851;
  Sara A. b. 12 May 1848 resides in Gallia Co., OH
  William T. b. 25 Aug 1850;
  Charles L. 16 Apr 1853;
  Cornelius B. b. 22 Jun 1856;
  Crawford J. 6 Jan 1860 resides in Mason Twp;
  Patrick H. b. 22 Dec 1863 resides at home.

The parents of Mr. WATSON are James & Elizabeth (YOHO) WATSON; they both live in Lawrence County. JOHN and ELEANOR (DALY) BRYAN are the parents of Mrs. WATSON. They are residents of Mason Twp. Two of the sons of Mr. WATSON are in the war of the rebellion. John was in the 126th Ohio Vol Inf. He was in the Shenandoah valley and took part in all the battles about Richmond, Va. James was in Co. B, 73rd Ohio Vol Inf. He died at Nashville, TN. Mr. WATSON came to this county on 17 Oct 1857 locating in Mason Twp, where he is engaged in farming. Address is Scott Town, Lawrence Co., OH.