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Henry Payne Bryarly

  • Birth 28 Jun 1869 Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 2 Nov 1947 Arden, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA
  • Burial Middleway, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 92947526

HENRY PAYNE BRYARLY was born on 28 June 1869 in Berkeley County, West Virginia to Richard Henry Bryarly and Mary Tomlinson Payne-Bryarly.

Henry married Mary Mason Evans-Bryarly in 1893 at Middleway, Jefferson County, West Virginia, and they had FIVE children:

Harriet Scollay Bryarly-Pratt (1895-1991),
Richard Dunbar Bryarly (1897-1900),
Mary Payne Bryarly-Noggle (1901-?),
Harry Mason Bryarly (1907-?), and
Robert Pressley Bryarly (1910-1993).

Henry passed away on 02 November 1947 in Arden, Berkeley, West Virginia. His Death Certificate states he was buried in Middleway, Jefferson County, West Virginia.


1. 21 July 1870 Arden Township, Martinsburg P.O., Berkeley County, West Virginia, (Stamped 140 A, Sheet 15, Family #97, Line 32), Parent's Household, Richard H. & Mary Bryarly (Misspelled "Briarly").

2. 3 June 1880 Arden District 12, Berkeley County, West Virginia Census, (ED: 12 Stamped , Sheet 4D, Family #27, Line 2), Mother's Household, Widow: Mary Bryarly.

3. 14 June 1900 Mill Creek, Berkeley County, West Virginia, (ED:18, Stamped 175B, Sheet 7, Family #130, Line 84), Head of Household, "Harry" Bryarly.

4. 28 April 1910 Arden Magisterial District, Berkeley County, West Virginia Census, (ED: 13, Stamped 193A, Sheet 10A, Family #175, Line 9), Head of Household, "Harry" P. Bryarly.

5. 16 Janusry 1920 Arden District, Berkeley County, West Virginia Census, (ED: 19, Stamped 12A, Sheet 4A, Family #65, Line 5), Head of Household, Henry P. Bryarly, (Misspelled "Byerely").

6. 24 April 1930 Arden District (East Pt.), Berkeley County, West Virginia Census, (ED: 2-2, Stamped 27A, Sheet 13A, Family #268, Line 47), Head of Household, "Harry" P. Bryarly.

7. Henry Payne Bryarly's Biography states, Henry was 24 when he married Mary Evans:

8. West Virginia, Deaths, 1853-1970, v 7, p 12:

HENRY PAYNE BRYARLY (Misindexed as Hendry, but the entry is Henry).
Born: 28 Jun 1869.
Birth Place: Darkesville, Berkeley County, West Virginia.

Father: Richard Henry Bryarly.
Mother: Mary T. Payne.

Died: 02 Nov 1947.
Death Place: Arden, Berkeley, West Virginia.
Burial Date: 05 Nov 1947.
Burial: Middleway, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Berkeley County, West Virginia

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The History of West Virginia, Old and New Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc., Chicago and New York, Volume III, pg. 399

HENRY PAYNE BRYARLY. Nothing lends more dignity to the social life of a community than to find a record of successive occupation from father to son extending over a period of several generations, so that the family home and industry become a landmark, a steady influence, a symbol of human continuity. One of the oldest families in the history of Berkeley County is Bryarly. A home seat is close to the Village of Darkesville, on Winchester Pike, where Henry Payne Bryarly is keeping up the home and farm that came down from his father and grandfather.

His grandfather was Robert Bryarly, who owned a large tract of land in Arden District, including the present site of Tabler Station, and also a tract on Mill Creek, where he developed the. power and built a flour and saw mill, an institution of great value in the early days and which he operated in connection with his farming. He was a slave owner, and most of the labor employed in the mill and in the fields were slaves. He also built a commodious frame house near the mill, and it was in that home that he spent his last days.

Robert Bryarly's son, Richard Henry Bryarly, inherited some of this land, including the homestead and the mills, and he increased the inheritance by purchase and good management. The homestead is pleasantly located east of and near the Winchester Pike and adjoins the Village of Darkesville. During his active career he enjoyed the congenial labor of farming and mill operation, and died there at the age of sixty-eight. He married Mary Payne, who was born in the same locality as her husband, a daughter of Nathan Payne. She died at the age of-seventy. The family consisted of six sons and one daughter.

Henry Payne Bryarly was born at the old homestead and was eight years old when his father died. He remained with his mother, getting his education in the rural schools, assisted in the labor of the farm and finally succeeded to the ownership of the homestead and is still active in its responsibility.

At the age of twenty-four Mr. Bryarly married Mary Evans, who has been in the Village of Middleway, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Her father, Alexander Mason Evans, was born near Hedgesville, in Berkeley County, son of Howell and Evelyn Evans. Alexander M. Evans was a graduate of Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, and practiced medicine at Middleway until his death at the age of fifty-five. He married Harriet Scollay, who was born at Middleway. Her father, Dr. Samuel Scullay, was a native of Boston, Massachusetts, and a member of an old family whose memory is perpetuated by Scullay Square in the heart of the City of Boston. Samuel Scullay studied medicine, and on coming South located at Middleway, where he engaged in practice for many years. His wife was Sally Nelson, a sister of Dr. Marion Page Nelson, and a daughter of Gen. Thomas Nelson, who was a distinguished American officer in the Revolution.

Mr. and Mrs. Bryarly have four children, named Harriet Seullay, Mary Payne, Harry Mason and Robert Pressley.

(NOTE: A son is ommitted from this biography, Richard Dunbar Bryarly b. 19 Aug 1897 - d. 8 Nov 1900. He died before Mary's will was written. He is on the 1900 census).

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 92947526
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Payne Bryarly (28 Jun 1869–2 Nov 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92947526, citing Middleway Masonic Cemetery, Middleway, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Mark Morrow (contributor 46970103) .