Briant/Bryant Family History


Thomas Briant


Thomas Briant, b: about 1765 in Maryland, d: about  1840 in Ohio Co.,
KY. His will was dated July 28, 1835 and was proven aug 10, 1840.
His wifes surname is said to be Burras. Where he came from and where
he lived before 1808 is not known.

Thomas purchased 68 acres in Ohio County, KY in 1808, and purchased 20
acres 2 rood and 20 poles of land in Ohio Co., KY in 1810. Neighboring
land was owned by Bryant, Bennett, Barnett, James Baird, and Benton.
The 1810 Ohio Co., KY Census uner Thomas Bryan shows a man over 45,
one woman age 26 to 45, one girl age 10 to 16, one boy 10 to 16 and
3 boys 0 to 10 were listed. The 1820 Ohio Co., KY Census under Thomas
Bryant shows two boys under 10, two boys 10 to 16, a man over 45, two
girls 10 to 16 and a woman over 45. The 1830 Ohio Co., KY Census lists
Thos Briant with two males under 5 and one male between 50 & 60.
Samuel and O.T. Briant were listed under separate entries. The 1880
Ohio Co., KY Census shows William Bryant, age 72, with parents born
in Maryland and Kentucky.

In the will of Thomas Briant, dated July 28, 1835, he left his son,
William, his plantation and all of his property including his waggon &
gear. The other children each received one dollar. No mention was made
of John T. Bryant in the will. Witnesses were Benjamin Benton and
Jeffries Bennett. The will was proven on Aug. 10, 1840. It is doubtful
he would have referred to 88 acres as a plantation. More likely he
owned more land in the area, likely the 1200 acres on N Fork of Rough
Creek mentioned above.

Horatio Briantand Nancy Wallace
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