George Bedford Bryan

8 February 1854–30 July 1937 (Age 83)
Barbour, Virginia, United States

The Life 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 Magisterial 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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Family Time Line

George Bedford Bryan
1854–1937
Anne Eliza Bolyard
1855–1936
Marriage: 26 May 1875
James Lloyd Bryan
1876–1953
Joseph Lyman Bryan
1877–1962
William Okey Bryan
1880–1954
Delbert W. Bryan
1882–1964
Daniel Cleveland Bryan
1884–1971
Grace E. Bryan
1887–1927
Letha Gay Bryan
1895–1979

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 May 1875
Barbour, West Virginia, United States
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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. 
1863

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

1 English (of Norman origin): habitational name (de Brionne) from either of two places called Brionne in northern France (in Eure and Creuse).2 Irish and English: from the Celtic personal name Brian ( see O'Brien ). Breton bearers of this name were among the Normans who invaded England in 1066 , and they went on to invade and settle in Ireland in the 12th century, where the name mingled with the native Irish name Brian. This native Irish name had also been borrowed by Vikings, who introduced it independently into northwestern England before the Norman Conquest.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bedford Bryan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Bryan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George B Bryan in household of Willis Lance, "United States Census, 1920"

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