Category Archive: Bryan

Jun 06

Co. E, 89th Indiana Voluntary Infantry Roster

Last week I told about Hallot Bryan’s Civil War service. He served in Company E of the 89th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and died of dysentery on 13 September 1863 in Memphis, Tennessee. Hallot is buried in Memphis National Cemetery. Company E of the 89th Indiana Infantry was organized at Indianapolis and mustered in 28 August 1862. …

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May 30

Private Hallot Bryan in the Civil War

Hallot Bryan, son of Peter and Mary (Huey) Bryan, was born about 1836 in Fairfield County, Ohio. After moving several times the family settled down in Jay County, Indiana, where Hallot maintained the family farm after his father passed away in 1854. Hallot was the brother of my great-great-great-grandfather John Bryan, the paternal side of my …

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May 27

Tombstone Tuesday–Hallot Bryan

This is the tombstone of Hallot Bryan, located in Section C, site 2740, Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee. The marker is inscribed: HALLOT BRYAN Co. E 89 Ind Inf September 13, 1863 Hallot Bryan was the fifth of seven known children born to Peter and Mary (Huey) Bryan, born about 1835 in Fairfield County, Ohio. …

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Mar 08

Emily (Bryan) Reid and Her Daughters

This is a photo of my great-great-grandmother Emily (Bryan) Reid Bisel and her six daughters. My great-grandmother Pearl (Reid) Brewster is seated at the far left. The original photo belonged to my great-aunt Dorothy (Brewster) Weaver, sister of my grandmother Gertrude (Brewster) Miller. Both were daughters of Pearl (Reid) Brewster. I visited Dorothy in 1999 …

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Feb 17

Is This Emily?

Photo labeled Grandpa Reid & Sisters, from Emily (Bryan) Reid Bible.

Is there anything more frustrating than having old family photos but not knowing who the people in the photos are? I scanned a whole photo album of wonderful turn of the century photos and not one of them was labeled. I’m sure the owner of the album knew who every man, woman and child was, …

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