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From: "Connie Epps Bond" <>
Subject: Re: [GAMADISO] Looking for info about John Pinkney Bryant andFamilyfrom around 1810
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 02:58:35 -0400
Hope you already had this information, but just in case.
The family may have been in other counties, and may never have moved due to
changes in counties.
I attended the COGS meeting about two years ago and a speaker stated that
his relatives had lived in 7 counties and three states and had NEVER MOVED.
I am sure you have read census line by line.
In several instances, names are spelled nothing like they are spelled. One
census taker wrote down Clayton, Pon for my relative who was Pugh, Clayton.
I found this reading line by line. In another instance the name looked like
Henderson, Egbert, again reading line by line, I found the family living
next door to her parents. And I too would have transcribed the last name as
Henderson but it was Herndon.
County creation dats for surrounding counties:
Clarke (25) - December 5, 1801
a.. Elbert (13) - December 10, 1790
Franklin (9) - February 25, 1784
Cherokee cession of May 31, 1783 and Creek cession of November 1, 1783, an
Greene (11) - February 3, 1786
Jackson (22) - February 11, 1796
Madison (38) - December 5, 1811
Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Jackson and Oglethorpe Counties.
a.. Morgan (32) - December 10, 1807
Oglethorpe (19) - December 19, 1793
a.. Oconee (135) - February 25, 1875
Wilkes (8) - February 5, 1777
Cherokee cession and Creek cession both of June, 1, 1773, an original County
Different researchers spell the last name differently and it may be found
that way in the documents that are found.
Joshua Epps married Mary Bent 27 Sep 1840 Clarke Co., GA.
Some of the researchers think this Bent may have been Bryant.
Another researcher spelled the last name as shown below:
Joshua EPPS b: 1817 in GA
Mary (Polly) BRIANT b: abt 1825
John P Bryant married Cooper, Virginia 17 Sept 1833 Madison Co., GA.
I believe Oglethorpe Co., GA has a 1800 census in the Oglethorpe library.
Would this be his son? I assume you have looked at the death certs in the
Georgia Virtual online vault?
Title Bryant, John Pinkney
Birth Date 1848-05-05
Age at Death 71 years 9 months 26 days
County of Death Chattooga
Date of Death 1920-03-01
Year of Death 1920
First Name John Pinkney
Last Name Bryant
Race or Ethnic Origin Caucasian
Certificate Number 7567
Cite as Death Certificates, Vital Records, Public Health, RG 26-5-95,
Digital Collection Georgia Death Certificates
I sometimes look at the Bryant information because a Bryant/Bent/Briant
married an Epps and I am researching the Epps lines.
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Sent: Monday, May 12, 2008 11:55 PM
Subject: [GAMADISO] Looking for info about John Pinkney Bryant and
Familyfrom around 1810
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> Author: jamesbryant11
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> Hi, I'm trying to trace my fathers family roots as far back as possible
> and have hit a dead end.
> The furthest back I got is John Pinkney Bryant, born around 1811, with the
> earliest confirmed record in 1833 when he married Virginia Cooper in
> Madison Georgia. (See link below)
> I also found his signature in the 1840 census for Madison Georgia.
> I did find a John Bryant listed in the 1820 Census for Madison, Georgia,
> but John Pinkney Bryant would have only been 9 years old so that could be
> his father, or someone unrelated completely.
> There is no federal census data for georgia before 1920 so that doesn't
> help. I did look though the state census records and found a John Bryant
> in Franklin county, GA and Oglethorpe, GA which I believe is close to
> Madison so it could be an ancestor, but there is no way to confirm as far
> as I can tell.
> If anyone could help me figure out where he was born, who his parents were
> and where they were from, or anything else I would appreciate it.
> For background info, John Pinkney Bryant moved to Gilmer, Georgia by 1850,
> had several kids including my ancestor Elias Bryant, then John and his
> entire family minus elias disppeared by 1870 because they don't show up in
> any census data and my ancestor Elias is living with a different family.
> Eventually he moves to Oklahoma and from there my ancestors are in the
> oklahoma, texas area.
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