Nicholas Bryant

Maleabout 1744–

Brief Life History of Nicholas

When Nicholas Bryant was born about 1744, in Carteret, North Carolina, United States, his father, Quaker Minister Nicholas Francis Bryant, was 27 and his mother, Eleanor Martin, was 24. He married Mary Williams on 9 June 1759, in Santee, Orangeburg, South Carolina, British Colonial America.

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Nicholas Bryant
Mary Williams
Marriage: 9 June 1759

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  • Marriage
    9 June 1759Santee, Orangeburg, South Carolina, British Colonial America
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    World Events (6)


    Age 32

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 32

    North Carolina is the 12th state.


    Age 64

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from the Celtic personal name Brian (from brigo- ‘high’ + the suffix -ant-), with excrescent -t. Breton bearers of this name were among the Normans who invaded England in 1066. They went on to settle in Ireland in the 12th century, where the name mingled with the native Irish form Briain (see O'Brien ). The latter had also been borrowed, as Brján, by the Vikings, who introduced it independently into northwestern England before the Norman Conquest.

    Breton: very rare variant of Briant (see Briand ) and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

    History: The American poet William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878) came of a New England family, being descended from Stephen Bryant, who had settled in Plymouth Colony in 1632.

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

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