Ancestry & DNA

Genealogy is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history. Genealogists use oral interviews, historical records, genetic analysis, and other records to obtain information about a family and to demonstrate kinship and pedigrees of its members. The results are often displayed in charts or written as narratives.

The pursuit of family history and origins tends to be shaped by several motives, including the desire to carve out a place for one’s family in the larger historical picture, a sense of responsibility to preserve the past for future generations, and a sense of self-satisfaction in accurate storytelling.


O’Brien Castle

O’Brien Heraldry


Niall is placed in the traditional list of High Kings of Ireland. His reign dated to the late 4th and early 5th centuries some date his accession to 378 and death to 405 and his reign from 368-395, and associating his raiding activities in Britain with the kidnapping of Saint Patrick.

Niall Noígíallach (Old Irish “having nine hostages”) Niall of the Nine Hostages, son of Eochaid Mugmedón, was an Irish king, the eponymous ancestor of the Uí Néill kindred who dominated Ireland from the 6th century to the 10th century. The rise of the Uí Néill dynasties and their conquests in Ulster and Leinster are not reliably recorded but have been the subject of considerable study and attempts to reconstruct them. Just one of the O’Neill dynasty chieftains who died in 1423 had 18 sons with nearly a dozen women and claimed 59 grandsons. Niall of the Nine Hostages received his name from the taking of hostages as a strategy for playing mental havoc upon his opponent chieftains. He is known in folklore as a raider of the British and French coasts. Supposedly slain in the English Channel or in Scotland, his descendants were the most powerful rulers of Ireland until the 11th century. Niall succeeds to the High Kingship, and Brión becomes his second in command while Niall is High King, his brothers establish themselves as local kings. Brión rules the province of Connacht,. Brión defeats Fiachrae and hands him over as a prisoner to Niall, but Fiachrae’s son Nath Í continues the war and eventually kills Brión. Niall releases Fiachrae, who becomes king of Connacht and Niall’s right hand man  and war continues between Munster and Connacht for many years.
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Pendine Sands. Laugharne Castle. Whales.

Tower of the Collegiate Chantry of St Mary, Prospect Hill, Kingsbridge

12. Sir Francis Bryan I  Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, Advisor to Crown b. June 1, 1490, Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, England; d. February 2, 1550, Clonmel, Tiperary, Munster, Ireland. Exegesis. Translated Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. Communication to Henry VIII from Rome. Cryptography.
Master of the toils 1518, knighted 1522, 1526 position of chief cupbearer and master of the henchmen. Chief Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber , ambassador Francis I 1538, vice-admiral 1543, 1543 acted as ambassador to Charles V. ,  1546 he was given the  freedom of the City of London., knight-banneret in 1547 commander of the horse., lord chief justice, lord marshal,  1549, commander of royal forces in Ireland”
Buried in Waterford, Ireland
Denmark 1671, Skagen, Nordjylland, Denmark;
Chester County, Pennsylvania

Quaker Community

Shenandoah, West Virginia
First  land venture. Brother William Bryan.

North Carolina

8. Captain Morgan Bryan b. June 11, 1671, Skagen, Nordjylland, Denmark; d. April 3, 1763,
Arrived in America circa 1695. Bryan Settlements. Yadkin River, Rowan County, Davie County. Shallow Ford. North Carolina, Colonial America –


6. John Henry Bryan  . Yadkin, Rowan, North Carolina, USA;   Floyds Fork, Louisville Kentucky, USA – Married Elizabeth Johnson Hinkle in Surry County North Carolina 1797. 7. Joseph H. Bryan, I b. June 1, 1720, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America; d. March 4, 1805, Floyd’s Fork, Shelby County, Kentucky, United States -> Revolutionary Military Service, Cofounder of Bryan Station and the Bryan Settlements

Joseph Bryan, described as a “tall rawboned man,” migrated from Virginia,
where Rebecca Bryan was born, to the forks of the Yadkin in NC some time after the rest of the Bryan families, and settled about four miles from his father, Morgan Bryan. He was married twice and had eleven children, one son Joseph, by his first wife Hester Hampton, two sons and eight daughters by his second wife, Alee Linville. She was Rebecca Bryan Boone’s mother. He was living at Floyd’s Fork when he died in 1805. more

Lovington, Moultrie County Illinois

Black Horse Tavern


5. Charles Hinkle Bryan b. December 14, 1807; d. January 14, 1885, Bryan Farm Floyd Creek, KY. Settled in Turkey Spring, Illinois. Nephi, Utah. -> ‘Doctor, Frontier Pioneer,  Brigham Young Co. 1848  to Utah ordained High Priest, Bishop, Nephi Alderman, Lieutenant. Medic Nauvoo Legion. Nephi Fort Wall. 


4. William Andrew Cazier Bryan b. April 5, 1849, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States; d. circa 1948 -> Lawyer graduated Law degree Cornell practiced in Nephi City, Utah, Government Service – City and County Attorney, Telegraphist. 

William Andrew Cazier Bryan:

“What a world of wealth comes to those who’s hearts are satisfied by the response of love.” -W.A.C. Bryan

Communicated to Abraham Lincoln Utahs position in Civil War via telegram with Brigham Young.

Under Brigham Young’s direction he sent a wired message to President Abraham Lincoln confirming Utah’s loyalty to the Union saying,

“Utah has not succeeded but is firm for the Constitution and the laws of our once happy country and is warmly interested in such successful enterprises as the one so far completed.”


 2. Dr. Ronald William Bryan -> M.D. Neurologist born Tehachapi, California Protestant converted Catholic at marriage. University California Riverside. North Dakota Medical School. Charity Hospital New Orleans, Louisiana. Park West Knoxville, TN.

3. Alif Bryan b. December 31, 1901, Utah, United States; d. 1998, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States -> Industrial Chemist Tehachapi Concrete

1. Douglas Gregory Bryan b. April 8, 1986, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, United States born Catholic. Sacred Heart Cathedral School. Knoxville Catholic High School. Pellissippi State Associate of Science Degree.

-> published music as droog byron and dig doug sounds published writing content in hacker noon and above intelligent publications. IndieMediator Website. Web development, Videography company, – technician, designer, business development. Trade Show Marketing.


Genetic Genealogy




WikiTree –

Medium – Bryan Family 18th Century

others: Family Search, My Heritage, Ancestry, Irish Cluster DNA, O’Brien Clan,