Bio –Martha Ann Bryan Long (1820-c.1900)
|Ariel view Conoho Creek on right.|
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|General Hospital #24 (aka Moore's Hospital)|
There is a “family Story” regarding Martha’s Civil war experience. It is said, “that the family hid everything of value deep in the stored cotton. The mules, horses, and cows were taken to the woods and tied, leaving only one young horse, Hector, who had never been bridled. A Yankee officer strapped his overcoat to the colt's back and took him with them. That night he broke loose and came home.
“Also related that the Yankees plundered the house and took every feather bead to the yard where they had great fun cutting them open and yelling "It's snowing, it's snowing. They also cut the feet of the chickens, geese and young pigs leaving them in great misery.”
I’m not sure when Martha Ann passed. It appears that she was alive in 1870 and 1880 censuses. She doesn’t show in the 1900 census that I can find, so I believe she died before 1900. The DAR Descendants database indicates that she died in Martin County but none of the entries indicate a death date. Likewise, she is not identified in Find-a-grave or Billion Graves.
We remember Martha Ann Bryan Long, my wife's 2nd great grandmother as the 194th anniversary of her birth approaches next week.
List of Great Ancestors
- Ann Debora Long
- Martha Ann Bryan
- John W. Bryan
- Lewis Bryan
- Robert Bryan (the patriot)
Further ResearchFinding a record of Martha Ann Bryan Long’s death and cemetery record.
Exploring the lives of her children in greater detail to find additional connections.
- 1850 Census - Martin, North Carolina; Roll: M432_636; Page: 426B.
- 1860 Census - District 9, Martin, North Carolina; Roll: M653_905; Page: 443.
- 1870 Census - Hamilton, Martin, North Carolina, Pages 59 & 60.
- 1880 Census - Goose Nest, Martin, North Carolina, ED 103, Page 32.
Daughters of the American Revolution Database,
- Member # 639203 - Ancestor # A016279. Robert Bryan.
- Member # 517846 - Ancestor # A016279. Robert Bryan.
- Member # 597793 - Ancestor # A016279. Robert Bryan.
Hughes, S. J. N., & Martin County Historical Society (N.C.), Martin County Heritage (Williamston, NC, , 1980), Article # 89 - John Bryan Family.