Bryan, James

Photo:  Flag of the NC Militia, Guilford C.H.Guilford_Courthouse_Flag_Museum_of_History

Gravestone and Monument from the D.A.R.

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Age at Enlistment:  between 40-50

Length of Service: 1779-1781

State:  Virginia and North Carolina

Rank:  Pvt

Unit:  Virginia Militia;  North Carolina Militia (Cpt. Holder’s Co.)

Service Record:  Served in Cpt. Holder’s at Boonsboro, KY fort in 1779 for the protection against Indian attacks; also was present at the Battle of Kings Mountain, SC in 1780.

Survived WarYes

Cemetery / Burial:   Jonathan Bryan Burying Ground, Marthasville, Warren Co., MO – Military Headstone located at Boonesboro, KY; Monument located St. Charles, Louisiana. Note on cemetery: Cemetery is located in a private residential subdivision atop a small knoll approximately 100 yards above the original Jonathan Bryan homestead.

Soldier Info:  He moved with his family and brothers from NC and VA and founded Bryans Station just north of Boonesboro, KY abt. 1779 to defend the frontier against Indian attacks with Daniel Boone and many other families. Sons of the American Revolution #91253 accepted in 1964; Monument to James Bryan marker placed by the Saint Charles Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution in Nov 2011.

Relationship to Author:  7th Great Grandfather

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