Francis Marion Bryson

Male23 June 1841–8 November 1918

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

Sources (13)

  • Francis Bryson in household of Robert Bryson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • France Marion Bryson, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"
  • Francis Manion Bryson, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 October 1863Jackson, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (9)

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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

    Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Brice + -son (see Brice and Bryce ).

    Irish (Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Briosáin, a form of Ó Muirgheasáin (see Morrissey ), altered by association with the Scottish surname Bryson, especially in Derry. Bryson was also used for Breslin in Donegal.

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

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