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Collection Number: 03671

Collection Title: Lindsay M. Brien Genealogical Papers, circa 1703-1961.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the Duplication Policy section for more information.


This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 400 items)
Abstract The collection contains genealogical materials and copies of related documents compiled 1920s-1960s by Lindsay M. (Mrs. Bernis) Brien of Dayton, Ohio, concerning the Bryan (Briand, Bryant) family of Ireland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and other places, especially the descendants of Morgan Bryan, who settled at the forks of the Yadkin River in North Carolina in 1748.
Creator Brien, Lindsay M. (Lindsay Metcalfe)
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Lindsay M. Brien Genealogical Papers, #3671, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
The volume in folder 29 is available on microfilm.
Acquisitions Information
Acquired 1964, 1970
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, May 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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The collection contains genealogical materials and copies of related documents compiled 1920s-1960s by Lindsay M. (Mrs. Bernis) Brien of Dayton, Ohio, concerning the Bryan (Briand, Bryant) family of Ireland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and other places, especially the descendants of Morgan Bryan, who settled at the forks of the Yadkin River in North Carolina in 1748.

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About 400 items.
Folder 1a

Original finding aid

Folder 1

Morgan Bryan and his descendants

Folder 2

The Bryan family of Fayette County, Ky.

Folder 3

"The Peerage of Ireland..."

Folder 4

Copies of Bryan wills in Virginia

Folder 5

Copies of Bryan wills and deeds in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Maryland

Folder 6

Pamlico County, N.C. deeds and marriage bonds, 1703-1872

Folder 7

Bryan wills in North Carolina and Virginia (photostatic copies)

Folder 8-9

Folder 8

Folder 9

Photocopies of pension applications of Bryan family members

Folder 10

Bryan wills and deeds with genealogical notes

Folder 11

Records collected by Mr. John T. Cupit, Rosephine, La.

Folder 12

Records of Maryland Bryans from Mrs. Barnabas Bryan, Jr.

Folder 13

Bryan records of Kent County, Md., from Reverend Benjamin August Bryan, A.B.

Folder 14

Bryan data from Caroline P. Constable

Records of Mr. L. Andrea, Columbia, S.C.

Folder 15

Records of Robert Bryan of Southampton County, Va.

Folder 16

Records of Bryan/O'Brien line, Rockingham County, Va.

Folder 17-18

Folder 17

Folder 18

Miscellaneous Bryan records and data

Folder 19

Records from Mrs. H. L. (Amelia) Benson, Columbia, Mo.

Folder 20

Records from Carter R. Bryan

Folder 21

Data from Edward A. Bryan

Folder 22

Data from Frances B. Claypoole

Folder 23

Bryan data from Caroline P. Constable

Folder 24

Data from J. R. Cooper, Lexington, Ky.

Folder 25

Data from Mrs. C. H. Wine

Folder 26

Data from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin

Folder 27

Other data and letters

Folder 28

Other correspondence

Folder 29

"A Bryan Book"

Folder 30

Bryan wills

Folder 31

Bryan marriage records

Folder 32

Notes, copies, and excerpts from various sources

Folder 33

Notebook labeled "Brien-Bryan I"

Folder 34

Notebook labeled "Bryan N.C."

Folder 35a

Notebook containing Mrs. J. S. Claypoole's copies of Craven County, N.C., records

Folder 35b

Notebook containing typescripts of Craven County, N.C., records and miscellaneous non-N.C. Bryan data

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