Tag Archive: Bryan

Jun 14

Tombstone Tuesday–Peter Bryan

Peter Bryan, Died Aug 14, 1854, age 57y, 11m, 17d; Pingry Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana

This is the tombstone of Peter Bryan, located in Pingry Cemetery, Bear Creek Township, Jay County, Indiana. The tombstone is inscribed, “Peter Bryan, died Aug 14, 1854, age 57y, 11m, 17d.” Peter was the father of John Bryan, who was featured in my last Tombstone Tuesday blog. Peter is also my 4th great-grandfather. Peter was …

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Jun 10

The John Bryan Family Photo

John & Hannah (Huey) Bryan, Emily, Peter, Mary, Hallet, Alta, William, Byantha.

This photo may look familiar to those of you who have been following my blogs and looking at my website. It is the background photo of this website, a photo of the John and Hannah (Huey) Bryan family. The photo was taken in Jay County, Indiana, very likely on the family farm in Bear Creek …

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Jun 07

Tombstone Tuesday–Bryan, John & Hannah

Tombstone of John & Hannah Bryan, Limberlost Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana

This is the tombstone of John and Hannah (Huey) Bryan, located in Limberlost Cemetery, one mile east of Bryant, in Jay County, Indiana. John and Hannah were my third great-grandparents. John was born 15 August 1824 in Coshocton County, Ohio, the son of Peter and Mary (Huey) Bryan. He died 19 April 1900 in Jay …

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May 27

Memorial Day 2011


Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, is this coming Monday, May 30. Memorial Day is always observed the last Monday in May and traditionally marks the beginning of summer. It was declared a US federal holiday in 1971 and its origin dates back to the Civil War. It began as a way to remember and honor both Union …

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Apr 26

Tombstone Tuesday-Reid, William W. & Emily E.

William W. Reid & Emily E. nee Bryan, Green Park Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana

This is the tombstone of William W. Reid and Emily E., his wife. This gravestone is located in Green Park Cemetery, Portland, Jay County, Indiana. William and Emily were my second great grandparents. William (2 February 1855-2 February 1905) was the son of Daniel and Elvira Reid, nee Headington. Emily E. Bryan (8 May 1856-24 …

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