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BRYAN, Joseph

1773–1812

Biography

BRYAN, Joseph, a Representative from Georgia; born in Savannah, Ga., August 18, 1773; was educated by private tutors and attended Oxford University in England; traveled in France during the Revolutionary War; engaged in agricultural pursuits on Wilmington Island, Ga.; elected as a Republican to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1803, until his resignation in 1806; engaged in planting; died on his estate, "Nonchalance," Wilmington Island, near Savannah, Ga., on September 12, 1812; interment in the family burial ground on his estate.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Georgia Department of Archives and History

Atlanta, GA
Papers: In File II Names. File is primarily incoming correspondence to the Governor of Georgia. Finding aid in repository.

Georgia Historical Society

Savannah, GA
Papers: 1801-1807, 2 items. This collection consists of an award granted to Ebenezer Jackson and paid by Joseph Bryan for a dispute over 100 acres on Whitemarsh Island, Georgia. The document is dated April 8, 1801. The second item in the collection is a certified copy from the Chatham County, Georgia, Superior Court office (1901) of a relinquishment of any claims against the estate of James Bryan. The relinquishment was made by David and Ann Middleton to Joseph Bryan, Hannah Houston and Mary Wylly on November 11, 1808. A finding aid is available in the repository.

The Library of Virginia
Archives Division

Richmond, VA
Papers: In theWilliam Cabell Bruce Collection, 1713-1924, approximately 3,525 cubic feet. Subjects include Joseph Bryan.
Papers: In the Bryan Family Papers, ca. 1679-1943, 5.5 cubic feet. Correspondents include Joseph Bryan. A finding aid is available in the library and online.

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection

Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: In the Arnold and Scriven Family Papers, 1779-1901, 5.5 linear feet. Persons represented include Joseph Bryan. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

University of Virginia
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collection Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Meade Family Papers, 1785-1863, 50 items. Other authors include Joseph Bryan.
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