George Bedford Bryan

Male8 February 1854–30 July 1937

Brief Life History of George Bedford

When George Bedford Bryan was born on 8 February 1854, in Barbour, Virginia, United States, his father, William B. Bryan, was 46 and his mother, Barbara Swisher, was 44. He married Anne Eliza Bolyard on 26 May 1875, in Barbour, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Glade District, Barbour, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years and Philippi, Barbour, West Virginia, United States in 1920. He died on 30 July 1937, in Barbour, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Barbour, West Virginia, United States.

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George Bedford Bryan
Anne Eliza Bolyard
Marriage: 26 May 1875
James Lloyd Bryan
Joseph Lyman Bryan
William Okey Bryan
Delbert W. Bryan
Daniel Cleveland Bryan
Grace E. Bryan
Letha Gay Bryan

Sources (43)

  • Bedford Bryan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George B. Bryan, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"
  • George B Bryan, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 May 1875Barbour, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas

    Age 7

    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


    Age 9

    "West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 22

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish: variant of Bryant .

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Ó Briain, see O'Brien .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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