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Rev James Sidney Bryan

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Rev James Sidney Bryan

  • Birth 4 Nov 1846 Cuthbert, Randolph County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 16 Mar 1913 Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Forsyth, Monroe County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 44718776

--He was the middle of 3 children of David Clement Bryan & wife Nancy Caroline Battle. Orphaned at age 3 1/2, Sidney was raised by an aunt and uncle, Ann Bryan Ingram and her husband William in Sabine County, TX. He was raised with cousins. His 2 sisters were raised in Georgia by a different uncle and aunt.
--Confederate Veteran. Sidney served as a private in 1st Texas Legion (Cavalry) 27th Regt., Company C as a teenager. He had 2 horses shot out from under him, but he was never injured.
--1870 Graduate of Emory, then located in Oxford, GA.
--He studied law and was preparing to take the bar exam when he felt the calling to preach.
--Occupation: Methodist Minister for 41 yrs. He twice served as District Superintendent in the North Georgia Methodist Conference. He served churches in Pike County, in Palmetto, GA, and in Forsyth, Lithonia, Griffin, Covington, Sparta, Marietta and lastly, First Methodist Church in Decatur, GA.
--Sid married Ella Pope on June 17, 1874. They had 7 children.
--He died at the Methodist parsonage in Decatur, GA, while serving as pastor of First Methodist Church in Decatur.


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"A devoted husband and father."
"Loved and honored for his pure, upright life, his faithfulness to duty and his unwavering trust in God."


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  • Created by: Susan I. Grills
  • Added: 23 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44718776
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev James Sidney Bryan (4 Nov 1846–16 Mar 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44718776, citing Forsyth City Cemetery, Forsyth, Monroe County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Susan I. Grills (contributor 47149766) .