William "Billy" BRYAN

7 Mar 1732 - 7 May 1780

Father: Morgan BRYAN
Mother: Martha STRODE

                                   _William Smith BRYAN _+
                  _Francis BRYAN _|
                 |                |_Catherine MORGAN ____
 _Morgan BRYAN __|
|                |                 ______________________
|                |_Sarah BRINKER _|
|                                 |______________________
|--William "Billy" BRYAN 
|                                  _Edward STRODE _______+
|                 _Edward STRODE _|
|                |                |_Joan GUNNING ________
|_Martha STRODE _|
                 |                 ______________________

[618] Killed by Indians; James Bryan, Morgan Bryan, Jr., and William Bryan accompanied Daniel Boone on his ill fated attempt to colonize Kentucky in 1773.

"The Boone Family; a Genealogical History"
Hazel Atterbury Spraker
Rutland, VT, 1922
(Reprinted, Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore, MD. 1974)
p65: "Mary Boone (Squire; George), born 3 Nov., (O. S.) or 14 Nov. (N. S.) 1736; died 1819,
aged 83. Married in Rowan Co., North Carolina, William Bryan (b. 1733; d. 7 May 1780), son of
Morgan and Martha (Strode) Bryan, and uncle of Rebecca Bryan, who married Daniel Boone.
After several years residence in N. C. where all of their children were born, they moved to
Kentucky, and settled at Bryan's Station, which William and his brothers founded. This station
was located on Elkhorn Creek, Fayette Co., near where the historic battle of Blue Licks took
place in Aug., 1782... Here on 7 May, 1780, William Bryan died from wounds received during
an encounter with Indians white hunting with a party on 1 May. It is said that Mary (Boone) Bryan
afterwards married Gen. Charles Smith, of Harrison Co., Ky., but some of her descendants deny
there was a second marriage."
p510: "William Bryan, b. 1733; d. 7 May, 1780 (of wounds received in an encounter with Indians,
on 1 May); m. abt. 1755 in Rowan Co., N. C, Mary Boone (Squire; George) born 3 Sept., 1736, in
Philadelphia (now Berks) Co,, Pa., a sister of Daniel Boone. William Bryan was with the party
which explored the North Fork of the Elkhorn (R.) in Ky., as early as 1774, and '75, where Bryant
Station was later located."

"The Jess M. Thompson Pike County History"
Thompson, Jess M.
Pittsfield, IL; Pike County Historical Society; 1967
Chapters 32, 85: "Squire Boone, son of George Boone III, married Sarah Morgan in Berks county,
Pennsylvania, on September 23, 1720... They became the parents of seven sons and four
daughters, as follows, in the order of their birth: Sarah, Israel, Samuel, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Daniel,
Mary, George, Edward, Squire and Hannah... The Boone family was noted for longevity... Mrs. Mary
Bryan, died at 83."

[616] [S13] BrŠiderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #3979, Date of Import: Apr 18, 1998

[617] [S13] BrŠiderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #3979, Date of Import: Apr 18, 1998

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