BRYAN-L ArchivesArchiver > BRYAN > 2000-08 > 0965319234
From: Jerry Bryan <>
Subject: [BRYAN-L] Fwd: New BRYAN Obituaries Post <Fwd >
Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2000 12:13:54 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
As a matter of background, in addition to the various surname mailing
lists such as BRYAN-L, rootsweb supports surname bulletin boards.
Items submitted to the bulletin boards are not distributed
automatically. You have to go look occasionally using your Web
browser. On the other hand, items submitted to the bulletin boards
stay there essentially forever, and you can go back and look at the
same items as many times as you wish.
Also, items posted to the surname bulletin boards are broken down
into useful categores such as wills, obituaries, family bibles, etc.
The boards are intended as repositories of information which can be
used as resources by all researchers of the surname. Sometimes I
wish the bulletin boards were used much more than they are. You can
find the Bryan boards and all the other rootsweb boards at
I am the administrator of both the BRYAN-L mailing list and the BRYAN
bulletin board at rootsweb. The item below was posted to the BRYAN
bulletin board today. I thought I would pass it along to the list.
The poster states that she did not know Charlie Bryan, but is just
passing along an obit. I am glad she did.
This is not my family, exactly, but they are fairly close cousins. I
went to see Charlie Bryan last fall, but he was too ill at the time
to receive visitors. At the time, he was said to be the "oldest
living Bryan". I think you have to take that description with a
grain of salt. He was probably the "oldest living Bryan who was
descended from Peter Bryan of Sevier County and who was still living
in Sevier County himself".
Charles Thomas Bryan was the son of Thomas Allen Bryan and Ida Bell
Cate, and the grandson of William Enyard Bryan and Amanda Keener, and
of Elisha Porter Cate, Jr. and Mary Jane Drinnen. (My line is Peter
H. Bryan, brother of William Enyard Bryan). William Enyard Bryan, in
turn, was the grandson of Peter Bryan, the ancestor who moved to
(what became) East Tennessee in 1790 thereby founding our East
Tennessee Bryan family.
Charlie lived at the corner of Bryan Road and Dumplin Valley Road, on
land which I believe to be part of the original Peter Bryan land
grant. Charlie's sister Nancy Oaks owns the land around the
Bryan-Drinnen-Cate cemetery. I am not sure who owns the cemetery
itself. The cemetery is just about 1/4 mile down Bryan Road from
Charlie's house. Charlie's grandson Gordon Bryan (son of Floyd Bryan)
is the one who mows the cemetery.
>A new message, "BRYAN, CHARLIE THOMAS Obit," was posted by Jackie Antonich
>on Thu, 03 Aug 2000
>Surname: Bryan, Tipton, Moore, French, Oaks, Wolfe, Lyle
>NAME: Jackie Antonich
>DATE: Aug 03 2000
>QRYTEXT: I do not know these people, just posting a local obit.
>Knoxville News-Sentinel, Aug. 3, 2000:
>BRYAN, CHARLIE THOMAS - 96, a life long resident of Kodak, Sevier County
>died Wednesday August 2, 2000. He was a member of Deep Springs Baptist
>Church. Preceded in death by his wife, Frances Amanda Bryan. Survivors:
>children, Bobby and the late Lawson Matthews of Kodak, Floyd Bryan of
>Kodak, Ray and Ann Bryan of Dandridge, Yvonne and Bill Tipton of Kodak,
>Joyce & Paul Moore of Dandridge, Tommy and Sue Bryan of Dandridge, Betty
>and John French of Dandridge; sisters, Nancy Oaks of Kodak, Mabel Wolfe of
>Jefferson City, Minnie Lyle of Jefferson City; 15 grandchildren; 19 great
>grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday
>at Deep Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Herbert Jones, Rev. Bill Witt,
>Rev. Ben Knight officiating. Interment will follow in Fain Cemetery with
>Rev. Tony French and Rev. Samuel Bryan. The family will receive friends 7-9
>p.m. Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville.
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