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Rebecca Wright Bryan

Wife of Joel M. Bryan,Sr. buried here. Parents of 11 ch. Dau. of Jennie Crittenden, Cherokee, and Jack Wright.

BRYAN, Rebecca, wife of Col. J. M. Bryan, departed this life at her home on Grand River, Cherokee Nation, Indiana Terr., Apr 3, 1882, in the 68th year of her age. Sister Bryan was born in Cass, now Barton Co, Georgia, Jan 1, 1814. Married to Joel Mays Bryan, Apr 28, 1831; united with the M.E. Church about 1829; removed to the Cherokee Nation with what is known as the old "Cherokee Settlers" in 1832 or '33. The removal of the Cherokee from Georgia to their new Home in the Indian Territory had a demoralizing effect on all the interests of the church, and many of that people who had been gathered into the Church, their old home being broken up and they carried away in to a new home in a wilderness country, forgot their churchly obligations. . Not so, however, with Sister Bryan. Very soon after the first of the Cherokees arrived in the new wilderness home, two young men came among them as missionaries. John Harrell and David Cummings, of precious memory. Sister Bryan was one of the first to open their doors to the preaching of the Gospel. Setting the good example by re-uniting with the Church, herself, and encouraging her neighbors to do likewise. At a ripe old age she has passed away, leaving a large family of children and grandchildren. She was the mother of eleven children, six of them preceded her in death; the other five, four daughters and one son, still live. Written by her pastor, J.W.C. " (published Apr 26, 1882)

Taken from "Missouri Obituaries, 1880-1881-1882", abstracts of obituaries published weekly in the "St. Louis Christian Advocate".
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  • Created by: Patricia Mechling
  • Added: 8 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34586034
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rebecca Wright Bryan (Jan 1814–8 Apr 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34586034, citing Bryan-Lindsey Family Cemetery, Boatman, Mayes County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Patricia Mechling (contributor 19483256) .