Frederick Outlaw Henderson Bryan was born 1879 in Campinas, Brazil, the 8th of 9 known surviving children (4 boys/5 girls) born to John Heritage Bryan Jr. and his wife, Margaret Eliza Henderson Outlaw.
He was the paternal grandchild of the Hon. John Heritage Bryan Sr. & Mary Williams Shepard of New Bern & Raleigh; and gr-grandchild of James D. Bryan & Rachel Heritage of New Bern, Craven Co, NC. He is a direct descendant of this family's patriarch William Bryan, the Englishman who immigrated to the Virginia Colonies ca. 1690. On his mother's side, she was the maternal grandchild of Dr. William Thomas MacKay Outlaw & Margaret Eliza Henderson of Bertie & Wake Counties, NC.
Frederick's parents immigrated to Brazil in about 1866-67, part of a large exodus of Southern Confederates who relocated to Brazil after the Civil War at the invitation of Emperor Dom Pedro II. His place of birth is in the city and county of Campanas, located in the interior of the state of São Paulo, Brazil, where his parents most likely had a plantation. Frederick and 5 other siblings were born in Brazil.
After almost 20 years as ex-patriots, the Bryan family returned to the United States in about 1884 and settled once again in Raleigh. Frederick, who was only about 5 years old when the family returned, spoke Portugese and was a Brazilian citizen.
Just a few years after their return to the U.S., Frederick's older brother, John Heritage Bryan III died in 1888 at the age of 19. Three years later in 1891 his father died; and in 1892 the family lost both William Henderson Bryan and Henry Shepard Bryan to early deaths.
Frederick, like his brother John, was only 19 years old when he died in Raleigh on May 5, 1898. The two boys, forever 19 years old, share this gravestone.
His widowed mother Margaret Outlaw Bryan continued to live in Raleigh with two unmarried daughters (Mary and Minnie) until her death in 1912. Minnie Bryan was the last surviving member of this family. She never married and died in 1952.