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for Cherokee County

Bryson Family Cemetery

My thanks to Scott Arwood for providing this data.


Bryson Family Cemetery, Joe Brown Highway, Unaka, Cherokee County, North Carolina.

There are fourteen readable grave markers in the Bryson Cemetery. There is one marker that probably could be read with a rubbing, but I did not have the materials at the time of this survey. There are at least ten field stones and another sunken area with no stones.

Below the survey is some genealogical information connecting those persons listed. Two Brysons married Kilbys and I do not which was the mother of Cleve and Sam Kilby. If anyone knows or knows who else is buried in the cemetery, I would like to hear from you.

Scott Arwood (great great grandson of Samuel Bryson)

Name

Born

Died

Other

Comments

Samuel Bryson

12/23/1823

3/17/1908

   

Mary Bryson

5/19/1837

3/24/1927

 

nee Hall

Margaret Roberts

4/15/1867

4/19/1952

 

nee Bryson

B.F. Roberts

 

10/12/1910

Age 52 years

 

Ida Bryson

7/4/1876

8/28/1988

   

James Bryson

8/10/1878

8/11/1953

 

James Park Bryson

Malissie J. Kilby

5/25/1859

4/2/1914

wife of SL Kilby

Malissa Jane Bryson

Wesley Roberts

11/6/1886

5/2/1906

   

Rev. Jim Roberts

3/20/1902

7/30/1956

Father

 

Margie Ann Roberts

4/14/1953

4/14/1953

 

daughter of Jim Roberts

Robert Powell

1/15/1897

10/1/1899

son of Mr and Mrs JB Powell

 

Infant Bryson

   

dau of Albert and Rachel Bryson

 

Sam W. Kilby

12/28/1884

12/16/1936

 

Son of Martha Ann Bryson Kilby or Malissa Jane Bryson Kilby

Cleve Kilby

12/14/1889

12/12/1968

 

"

 

 

1. SAMUEL F. BRYSON was born December 23, 1823 in Haywood Co, NC, and died March 17, 1908 in Cherokee Co, NC. He married MARY HALL 1850-1856 in Cherokee Co, NC, daughter of John Hall and Eliza.

Children of Samuel Bryson and Mary Hall are:

i. ELIZABETH C6 BRYSON, b. 1854-1855, Cherokee Co, NC

ii. MARTHA ANN BRYSON, b. May 15, 1857, Cherokee Co, NC; m. ROBERT PIERCE KILBY, January 09, 1879, Cherokee Co, NC.

iii. MALISSA JANE BRYSON, b. May 25, 1859, Cherokee Co, NC; d. April 02, 1914, Cherokee Co, NC; m. SAMUELL KILBY, November 11, 1881, Cherokee Co, NC.

iv. JOHN SAMUEL BRYSON, b. January 01, 1860, Cherokee Co, NC; d. January 13, 1924; m. FLORENCE ROBERTS, March 20, 1886, Cherokee Co, NC.

v. RACHEL C BRYSON, b. 1861-1862, Cherokee Co, NC; m. ROBERT MARTIN, January 15, 1880, Cherokee Co, NC.

vi. MARGARET E. "MAGGA" BRYSON, b. April 15, 1867, Cherokee Co, NC; d. April 19, 1952, Cherokee Co, NC.

vii. GEORGE BRYSON, b. December 1869, Cherokee Co, NC.

viii. ALBERTS BRYSON, b. 1870, Cherokee Co, NC; m. RACHEL JANE EVANS, February 28, 1895, Cherokee Co, NC.

ix. SARAH VINETTA BRYSON, b. 1873-1874, Cherokee Co, NC.

x. IDA ELLEN BRYSON, b. July 04, 1876, Cherokee Co, NC; d. August 28, 1988, Cherokee Co, NC.

xi. JAMES PARK BRYSON, b. August 10, 1878, Cherokee Co, NC; d. August 11, 1953, Cherokee Co, NC.

xii. WILLIAM WHITCOMB BRYSON, b. May 1880, Cherokee Co, NC.

 

Generation No. 2

2. ELIZABETH C6 BRYSON, was born 1854-1855 in Cherokee Co, NC. She married JOHN B POWELL, February 06, 1879 in Cherokee Co, NC.

Child of Elizabeth Bryson and John Powell is:

i. ROBERT7 POWELL, b. January 15, 1897, Cherokee Co, NC; d. October 01, 1899, Cherokee Co, NC.

3.MARGARET E. "MAGGA"6 BRYSON, was born April 15, 1867 in Cherokee Co, NC, and died April 19, 1952 in Cherokee Co, NC. She married BENJAMIN FRANKLIN "TALL" ROBERTS, August 29, 1886 in Cherokee Co, NC, son of Reason Roberts and Mary Allen.

Children of Margaret Bryson and Benjamin Roberts are:

i. JOHN WESLEY7 ROBERTS, b. November 06, 1886, Cherokee Co, NC; d. May 02, 1906, Cherokee Co, NC.

ii. GEORGE ROBERTS, b. July 15, 1887, Cherokee Co, NC; d. 1966, Cherokee Co, NC.

iii. FRANK ROBERTS, b. September 1892.

iv. FRED ROBERTS, b. February 1896.

v. MARY M ROBERTS, b. March 1898.

vi. JAMES "JIM" ROBERTS, b. March 20, 1902, Cherokee Co, NC; d. July 30, 1956, Cherokee Co, NC.

vii. SUE ROBERTS, b. Aft 1900.

viii. WILLIAM MARION ROBERTS, b. August 14, 1909, Cherokee Co, NC; d. September 19, 1988, Loudon Co, TN.



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