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Joseph Bryan
Birth: Aug. 18, 1773
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
Death: Sep. 12, 1812
Wilmington
Chatham County
Georgia, USA

US Congressman. He was educated at England's Cambridge University and studied law under US Attorney General Edmund Randolph in Philadelphia. Bryan studied under Randolph at the same time as future US Senator John Randolph, with whom he shared a room, and with whom he remained on friendly terms. In 1802 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democratic-Republican and served one full term and part of another, 1803 to 1806, gaining a reputation as an opponent of the Yazoo Land Frauds that involved several prominent Georgians. Bryan resigned soon after his 1805 marriage so he could return to Georgia and start a family. After leaving Congress he managed his Wilmington Island plantation, "Nonchalance", where he died suddenly after a brief illness. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Delia Forman Bryan (1783 - 1825)
 
 Children:
  John Randolph Bryan (1806 - 1887)*
  Hannah Georgia Bryan Screven (1807 - 1887)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Joseph Bryan, born Aug. 18, 1773 and died Sept. 12, 1812. Delia Bryan, born March 4, 1873, and died Dec. 16, 1825.
 
Burial:
Bryan Family Cemetery (Nonchalance Estate)
Wilmington
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Above ground vault
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Feb 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33847522
Joseph Bryan
Added by: Bill McKern
 
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