Name: Lewis Bryan , Sr.
Birth: 4 NOV 1745 in Springfield Plantation, Johnston County, North Carolina
Death: 4 JAN 1780 in Johnston County, North Carolina of Poisoned and killed by his slave Jenny
BRYAN, LEWIS Ancestor #: A133662 Service: NORTH CAROLINA Rank(s): CAPTAIN, PATRIOTIC SERVICE Birth: (CIRCA) 1745 CRAVEN CO NORTH CAROLINA Death: 1-4-1780 JOHNSTON CO NORTH CAROLINA Service Description: 1) WILLIAM BRYAN;MEM HOUSE OF COMMONS 1779
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1) ROSTER OF NC SOL IN AM.REV.P 615,JOHNSTON CO NC,CT MARTIAL MINUT
1) County: JOHNSTON CO - State: NORTH CAROLINA
Needham's brother William Bryan and William's oldest son Lewis Bryan were poisoned and killed by the same slave about two years later, in January 1780. The Johnston County court minutes in the November term 1780 gives an account ofthe trial, conviction and execution of the party accused of poisoning and killing Needham Bryan and other members of his family. The slave Jenny was burned at the stake in Smithfield, North Carolina for the poisoning and murder of the three members of the Bryan family.
Lewis Bryan , Sr. and Sarah Hinton were married on October 26, 1769 in Johnston Co., North Carolina ("Marriages of Johnston County, North Carolina 1762 - 1868" by Brent H. Holcomb, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, 1985, page 20. The bondsman for this marriage was Samuel Smith, Jr.). Lewis Bryan, Jr. was born on April 4, 1780. There is only one couple who had a son born on that date and that was Lewis Bryan, Sr. and Sarah Hinton of Johnston Co., North Carolina.
Notes for LEWIS BRYAN:
Lewis Bryan represented Johnston County in the House of Commons, 21-Aug-1775. He was commissioned a Captain in the militia of Johnston County on 25-May-1775
Johnston County, NC Deeds 1759-1825:
LEWIS BRYAN - deed book L-1, p. 186, 9 March 1782
SARAH BRYAN of Johnston Co to LEWIS BRYAN for NL & Aff. To son, all that land on Marks Ck. which came to her by will of WILLIAM HINTON her father. Wit: HARDY BRYAN, SAML WILLIAMS. Signed: SARAH BRYAN, May Ct. 1782.
LEWIS BRYAN - deed book O-1,p. 152, 23 Feb. 1776
LEWIS BRYAN of Johnston Co. to EDNEY BRYAN & RIDLEY BRYAN of Johnston Co. for NL & Aff. to my daus. . . 320 acres on Marks Ck. . . being part of a tract taken up by WILLIAM HINTON, dec. in his lifetime . . the deed. . nowin hands of Col. NEEDHAM BRYAN. Wit: JNO BRYAN. Signed: LEWIS BRYAN, Aug. Ct. 1780.
DEED OF GIFT: deed book H-1, p. 158; 9 Aug. 1774
WILLIAM BRYAN, Esq. of Johnston Co. to LEWIS BRYAN of Johnston Co., for paternal love 100 acres on NS Neuse River, the same tract by Deed of Gift from ISAAC WILLIAMS to JOHN DURHAM, part of land taken up by GEORGE POOL & part by JAMES STALLIONS. Wit: WM WARD, HARDY BRYAN. Aug. Ct. 1774.
Lewis Bryan born 24 November 1745 died after 1779 married Sarah Hinton. Children: Edney, Redley, Lewis and Larry [Orphans appointed a guardian at May Court Johnston County, NC 1782]
Father: William Bryan b: 31 OCT 1724 in Snowfield Plantation, Lewiston, Woodville, Bertie County, North Carolina
Mother: Elizabeth Smith b: ABT 1724 in Bertie County, North Carolina
Sarah Hinton b: 1749 in Johnston County, North Carolina
26 OCT 1769
in Johnson County, North Carolina
- Marriage fact:
in Marriages of Johnston County North Carolina 1762-1868" by Brent H. Holcomb
- Marriage Ending Status: Death of one spouse
NC ("Marriages of Johnston County, North Carolina 1762-1868" by Brent H. Holcomb, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, 1985, page 20. The Bondsman for this marriage was Samuel Smith, Jr.).
Lewis Bryan found in:
Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV 1728-1850
Spouse: Sarah Hinton
Marriage Date: Oct 26, 1769
Location: Johnston Co., North Carolina
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT
Microfilm: 0546455 - 0546460
- Edney Bryan b: 15 AUG 1771 in Johnson County, North Carolina
- Ridley Bryan b: 22 NOV 1773 in Johnson County, North Carolina
- William Bryan b: 28 JUN 1776 in Johnson County, North Carolina
- Larry Bryan b: 11 DEC 1778 in Johnson County, North Carolina
- Lewis Hinton Bryan b: 4 APR 1780 in Bertie County, North Carolina