COL Hugh Bryan

COL Hugh Bryan

Birth
Death 31 Dec 1753 (aged 52–53)
Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Sheldon, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 61763488 · View Source
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Mr. Bryan
was captured by the Indians in the S.C. Indian War of 1715. He said he was taken at about the age of 16 to be a slave to the Indians for nearly a year. During this time he endured much hardships in his captivity.
He later was taken by them to St. Augustine, Fl, where
he was released. It appears he already had interest in things of the Lord before hearing George Whitefield preach in Georgia in June of 1739 and Whitefield’s sermon was on the new birth and being born of the Spirit. It was later, before a Communion service, that Bryan was converted.


“ South Carolina, May 21, 1755...Mr Hugh Bryan, a gentleman of character in civil life,
having been honoured with commissions both in the magistracy and militia, of this province. He was born in the year 1699, and died the last day of December, 1753. ‘Tis a circumstance I recollect with pleasure, that he was my particular friend, one with whom I have taken sweet counsel, and indeed one of the deacons of our church... He was always a friend and a credit
to religion...Mr Bryan...continued steadfast in faith, joyful through hope, and a pattern of humility, piety and patience, through the whole of his Christian course, till the happy time came when he exchanged this life for a better...I heard of his illness just after my arrival in Charlestown, and got home time enough to see him die in peace, and commit his remains to the dust in hope of a joyful resurrection to eternal life. But, ah
! sir, to part with such friends is very affecting, though I think I never was so sensible of my loss in Mr Bryan, as since I have been looking over his journal. I think I never before so well knew the value of my friend, and ah ! how it shames me to find how far he had got above me...
I am, sir,
Your much obliged friend
And servant, for Jesus sake,
[Rev]WILLIAM HUTSON.”

Slate Stone carved by Henry Emmes of Boston, Mass. Very Similiar to the Stones by Emmes at the French Hugenot church in Charleston, SC.


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  • Created by: David Gillespie
  • Added: 17 Nov 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 61763488
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for COL Hugh Bryan (1700–31 Dec 1753), Find a Grave Memorial no. 61763488, citing Stoney Creek Cemetery, Sheldon, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by David Gillespie (contributor 46931384) .