Name: Jesse Oliver BRYAN
Given Name: Jesse Oliver
Birth: 5 Jan 1818 in SOUTH CAROLINA - Marion District
Death: 18 Mar 1900 in ALABAMA - Covington County, Rose Hill
Burial: ALABAMA - Covington County, Rose Hill
Change Date: 24 Mar 2004
Jesse Oliver Bryan and Sara Ann Boyett Family
Jesse Oliver Bryan (Jesse 2) was the son of Jesse Bryan (Jesse 1) and
Elizabeth Johnson. He was born on 5 January 1818 in SOUTH CAROLINA - Marion District shortly before his parents moved to Covington County, ALABAMA. Jesse 2 married Sara Ann Boyett about 1843 in Covington County, ALABAMA. They were the parents of 14 children, all of whom were born in Rose Hill, ALABAMA and of which 12 reached adulthood. Their children were:
1. Anna, born 30 November 1844, died between 1850 and 1860.
2. Jesse Oliver (Jesse 3), born 24 December 1846, died 27 March1923.
He married Elzada Love Peoples.
3. Nancy Eveline Bryan, born 17 Nov 1848, died 29 Oct 1936. She married Michael Jefferson Bulger.
4. Sara Malinda Bryan, born 26 Jan 1850, died 5 May 1941. She ma
rried Jesse Washington Williams.
5. Talatha Elizabeth Bryan, born 12 Sep 1852, died 1 Jan 1857.
6. William Marion Bryan, born 15 Apr 1854, died about 1876. He married
Mary Jane Pittman.
7. Ava Adeline Bryan, born 25 Mar 1856, died after 1875.
8. Andrew Jackson Bryan (twin), born 27 Dec 1857, died 4 Oct 1937. He
married Mary Jane Boyett.
9. George Washington Bryan (twin), born 27 Dec 1857, died 15 Jun 1904. He married Mollie Roberts.
10. Jasper Love Bryan, born 15 Nov 1861, died 1 Jul 1935.
11. Jefferson Davis Bryan, born 6 Jun 1863, died May 1930. He married
Julia Ann Helms.
12. Tempie Melina Bryan, born 11 Sep 1866, died 11 May 1948. She
married Benjamin Jackson Boyett.
13. Mary Minervia "Polly" Bryan, born 8 Aug 1868, died 30 Aug 1956. She married Emanuel Alonzo "Lonnie" Bryant.
14. John Canty Bryan, born 15 Dec 1871, died 10 Jun 1945. He married
Ara Malisey Frazier.
Jesse 2 was a farmer. He had red hair. He was active in Rose Hill Masonic Lodge #253, joining on 28 April 1859 shortly after it was formed
. He held various offices in the Lodge from 1860 until 1884.The family endured many hardships during the Civil War and the turbulent decade that followed while living in Rose Hill. They moved to Texas from 1875
until 1879 looking for a better life. But, living conditions were harsh and hostile Indians were a problem to settlers in the area. Although some chose to stay, Jesse 2 and most of his family moved back to Rose Hill sometime in 1879. According to family legend, the return was precipitated when Indians scalped a neighboring family.
Jesse 2 and Sara Ann lived out their remaining years on their farm at Rose Hill. He died 18 March 1900 and was buried in a private cemetery on his farm. Sara Ann died 22 Jan 1909 and is buried along side her husband.The property remains in the family and is now owned by their gre
Sources: US Census, Tombstone inscriptions, Bureau of Land Management
Records, Covington County Land Records, and the research of Gus and Ruby Bryan of Opp, ALABAMA who were the pioneers in researching the B
ryan family in the Covington County area.
Father: Jesse BRYAN b: 14 Jul 1784 in SOUTH CAROLINA - Marion County
Mother: Elizabeth JOHNSON b: Abt 1790 in SOUTH CAROLINA
Sara Ann BOYETT b: 19 Jun 1826 in GEORGIA
in ALABAMA - Covington County
- Sara Malinda BRYAN b: 26 Jan 1850 in ALABAMA - Covington County
- Anna BRYAN b: 30 Nov 1844 in ALABAMA
- Jesse Oliver BRYAN b: 24 Dec 1846 in ALABAMA - Covington County
- Nancy Eveline BRYAN b: 17 Nov 1848 in ALABAMA - Covington County, Rose Hill
- Talatha Elizabeth BRYAN b: 12 Sep 1852 in ALABAMA - Covington County
- William Marion BRYAN b: 15 Apr 1854 in ALABAMA - Covington County
- Ava Adeline BRYAN b: 25 Mar 1856 in ALABAMA - Covington County
- George Washington BRYAN b: 27 Dec 1857 in ALABAMA - Covington County
- Andrew Jackson BRYAN b: 27 Dec 1857 in ALABAMA - Covington County, Rose Hill
- Jasper Love BRYAN b: 15 Nov 1861 in ALABAMA - Covington County
- Jefferson Davis BRYAN b: 6 Jun 1863 in ALABAMA - Covington County
- Tempie Melina BRYAN b: 11 Sep 1866 in ALABAMA - Covington County
- Mary Minervia BRYAN b: 8 Aug 1868 in ALABAMA - Covington County
- John Canty BRYAN b: 15 Dec 1871 in ALABAMA - Covington County