Washington Carroll Bryan

15 January 1824–9 April 1905 (Age 81)
Williamson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Washington Carroll

When Washington Carroll Bryan was born on 15 January 1824, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Park Bryan, was 30 and his mother, Olivia Eloise Bateman, was 21. He married Sophia Ann Wyres on 9 January 1859, in Falls, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Falls, Texas, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1848. He died on 9 April 1905, in Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States.

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Washington Carroll Bryan
Sophia Ann Wyres
Marriage: 9 January 1859
William John Bryant
Julia Bryan
Frances Lora Bryan

Spouse and Children

9 January 1859
Falls, Texas, United States



    Julia Bryan


    Frances Lora Bryan


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 11

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Washington Bryant, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Washington C Bryan, "United States Mexican War Index and Service Records, 1846-1848"
  • W B Bryan in entry for Lora Bryan Legett, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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