|The DAR Library at Memorial Continental Hall in Washington, D.C. is where I found the Bible transcription containing names and birth dates of numerous enslaved persons.|
In 2013, I created the blog, Slavery and the Bryan Family - Records of Slavery found in North Carolina, Georgia, and Louisiana in 2013. The blog still exists but I learned quickly that I did not have the time to manage another blog. I want the information to remain available so am adding it to this blog. On the original blog, there are only three posts. The first post, containing names and information about those enslaved by the Bryan family, has become a page on this blog. You can access it by clicking here or on the above tab - Slavery and the Bryan Family.
The creation of the original blog regarding the Bryan family and slavery came as a result of a 2010 research trip to the DAR library in Washington, D. C. We had toured the building and spent some time in the library before heading to the computers to look at stored digital information. A search for "Reddick Bryan," resulted in an unfamiliar Bible transcription. Published in 1824, the Bible must have been purchased when the Bryan family lived in Georgia. Recorded births on the family information pages revealed many new names along with birth dates, but no last names. I realized these were not new family members, but persons enslaved by the Bryan family. I had stumbled across information that would be extremely valuable to descendants of those enslaved persons and knew this information needed to be shared.
Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn
Quinn, Diana Bryan. “Slavery and the Bryan Family: The First Ones.” Blogger. 23 February 2013. https://slaveryandthebryanfamily.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-first-ones.html. Accessed 10 Mar. 2019.