Name: Arthur Bryant
Birth: 1730 in Bertie County, North Carolina
Death: JAN 1811 in Wayne County, North Carolina
"Rich Square MM was located in Northampton County, North Carolina, and was organized in 1760 by authority of Eastern Quarterly Meeting. The Rich Square settlement began about 1750, and the meeting for worship was set up in 1753. The meeting house was completed in 1760. Besides the larger body of Friends in the community about Rich Square, the monthly meeting had members in Edgecombe and Hertford Counties. In 1782 the Tar River Friends, in Edgecombe County, were transferred to Contentnea MM, and Fishing Creek was made the dividing line between the two MM."
William Wade Hinshaw, "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", Volume 1, page 205.
On March 7, 1761, Arthur Bryant requested membership in Rich Square MM
On September 4, 1762, Arthur was chosen overseer for Rich Square MM
On February 15, 1772, Arthur requested a certificate of unity to submit to militia officers as he was called upon to act in obeyance of thelaw; he also requested a certificate for himself and his family to Falling Creek MM, North Carolina
The Falling Creek MM was located in Johnson County when it was established in 1748. Records for this MM begin in 1772 and are combined withthose of Contentnea MM.
On June 1, 1772, Arthur and wife and children were received of certificate, dated May 16, 1772, in Northampton, County.
On December 12, 1778, daughter Elizabeth requested marriage certificate with Levi Lancaster
On December 13, 1783, daughters Catherine and Mary requested marriagecertificates.......Catherine with Rise Price and Mary with Robert Griffin
More About ARTHUR BRIANT:
History: 1782, He deeded 2 acres "including the meeting house" to theQuaker Church.
Property 1: December 1754, He bought 400 acres on Urahaw Swamp from his father, James, for 40 pounds.
Property 2: 1755, He sold the 400 acres on Urahaw Swamp to Robert Peele for 125 pounds.
Religion 1: 1761, He joined the Quaker Church and was made an overseer of the Rich Square Monthly Meeting.
Religion 2: 1772, He applied for a certificate to transfer his family's meeting place to Great Contentnea. Several families of "Friends" settled in this area and agreed to hold their monthly meetings at the house of Arthur Briant.
Source: 1978, "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy" by William Wade Hinshaw
Father: James Bryant Jr b: 1686 in Isle of Wight, Virginia
Mother: Sarah Braswell b: ABT 1690 in Isle of Wight, Virginia
Elizabeth Peele b: 09 JUL 1736 in Upper Parish, Nansemond County, Virginia
05 SEP 1753
in Northampton County, North Carolina
- William Bryant b: ABT 1754
- Joel Bryant b: ABT 1756
- Elizabeth Bryant b: 19 JUL 1760 in North Hampton County, North Carolina
- Mary Bryant b: ABT 1758 in North Hampton County, North Carolina
- Catherine Bryant b: 16 MAR 1764 in North Hampton County, North Carolina
- Willis Bryant b: ABT 1766
- Robert Bryant b: ABT 1768
- James Bryant b: ABT 1770
- Sarah Bryant b: 28 JUN 1771 in North Hampton County, North Carolina
- Henry Bryant b: ABT 1772