Francis Marion Bryson

23 June 1841–8 November 1918 (Age 77)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Francis Marion

When Francis Marion Bryson was born on 23 June 1841, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Robert Bryson, was 28 and his mother, Mary Jane Cunningham, was 26. He married Frances Caroline Ensley on 15 October 1863, in Jackson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Haywood, North Carolina, United States in 1850. He died on 8 November 1918, in Scotts Creek, Jackson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Balsam, Jackson, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Marion Bryson
Frances Caroline Ensley
Marriage: 15 October 1863
Thomas Clingman Bryson
John B Bryson
Robert Lee Bryson

Spouse and Children

15 October 1863
Jackson, North Carolina, United States


    Thomas Clingman Bryson



    Robert Lee Bryson


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 12

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 21

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Brice, Gaelic (Gille) Bhris ‘(servant of) (Saint) Bricius’ ( see Brice ).2 Irish (Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Briosáin, an altered version of Ó Muirgheasáin ( see Morrissey ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Francis Bryson in household of Robert Bryson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Francis Byson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Franches Bryson, "United States Census, 1900"

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