Hello , John and Dennis my results just came in for kit #869664 . I need little help on interpretation . thanks Keith
“The Administrators” Dennis O’Brien and yours truly this week in Sydney preparing to meet with some of our Australian O’Brien’s DNA cousins and Dennis Wright.
Thought this would be a good cover photo for this group - anyone here know this place and the name of the Tower?
Last week my wife Liza and I were able to connect with my DNA cousin Kevin O'Brien at Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada. We spent the day talking all things O'Brien while enjoying this beautiful area.
Thomas Bryan born 1837 -1914 married Nancy Sturdevan. His father Samuel Bryan was born in Chester County, PA married Mary Garnett.
This is my gg-father, John Francis O'Brien, born 27 June 1848 in Ireland. First certain record of him in USA was 22 Jan 1877 when he married Clarka Grant Pendergrass a widow with 8 children. Together Clarka and John had three sons. Their youngest son, Thomas Austin, was my grandfather who died before my birth.
O'Brien on paternal side, Conn on maternal. Born in Chicago 1962, my family goes back to 1840 in Chicago. Message for full family tree on Ancestry.
The so-called "Brian Boru's harp" on display in the Long Room at Trinity College, Dublin, Sept. 2015. Although the claim that it was the High King's harp has been widely disproved (as it was likely constructed between the 1400-1500s), the harp was used as a model for the national symbol now used for the Republic of Ireland.
This monument sits below the plaque at St. Patrick's cathedral.
My wife and I recently returned from a trip to Ireland and the UK earlier this month. Visited St. Patrick's cathedral at Armagh, the supposed resting place of Brian Boru. On the north side of the church is this plaque.
Can someone help me with the name of the Bryan person in the picture?
This is the SNP's that FTDNA are including in the new Z253 Group SNP Test.
Hi everyone. My name is David Randall Bryan, direct descendant of Morgan and Martha (Strode) Bryan through their son Morgan Bryan, Jr. and his wife Mary Forbis. With four other individuals (John K. Bryan, Jr., David C. McMurtry, Kathryn Weiss, and Pat Forbis) we produced several years ago a two-volume publication on Morgan and Martha and their seven sons and two daughters. We made some mistakes and perhaps some premature conclusions, but the books contain invaluable information. Copies are available in certain libraries (such as Rowan County, NC public library), but the books are no longer in print. Dr. McMurtry, who spearheaded the project, died a year or so ago. I have been a participant in the Bryan Surname Project for many years and have recruited many Bryans to join. FTDNA currently has 273 (?) Bryans enrolled. We believe that son William Bryan (married to Daniel Boone's sister) was perhaps adopted. Other sons may also have been adopted. Most of our DNA participants are descendants of either Morgan Bryan, Jr. or William, with one participant a descendant of son James, and a few being descendants of son John. The children of Morgan and Martha were Joseph (father of Rebecca, who married Daniel Boone): Samuel (an avowed Tory who was sentenced, along with two subordinate officers, to be hanged in Salisbury, but was granted reprieve after the British command in Charleston threatened to hang 20 captive British officers if Col. Sam was executed); Morgan Bryan, Jr.; John Bryan; William Bryan; James Bryan (who accompanied Daniel Boone to Missouri in 1799 and settled near the home built by Daniel Boone and his son Nathan - James Bryan's sons David and Jonathan lived nearby and it was on David Bryan's farm that Daniel and Rebecca Boone were buried); Thomas Bryan, the youngest son, believed to have been a Tory killed in early 1776 while crossing the Yadkin). Many of the Bryans were Tories or Tory sympathizers, but not all. William Bryan and sons were expert gunmakers recruited by General Griffith Rutherford (who fought against William's older brother Col. Sam) to build rifles during the war against the Cherokee in 1776. It was William, along with his brother-in-law Daniel Boone, who led 400+ settlers to Bryan's Station and Fort Boonesborough in the Fall of 1779. During that winter the Bryans discovered the land on which they had built their fort belonged to William Preston. They tried, unsuccessfully, to buy the land from Preston. Three of William Bryan's sons died during that winter and following spring, with William himself being mortally wounded in May 1780. In the Fall of 1780 William's wife (Mary Boone Bryan), two sons Daniel and Samuel, and many others returned to the conflagration of the anarchical civil war environment of the Carolinas. Several Bryans were killed and their lands confiscated. Samuel was later captured but after his reprieve lived out his remaining years on the Yadkin, alongside Enochs relatives. Some have believe that William Bryan of Roanoke (died at age 104) was the younger brother of Morgan Bryan, Sr. The two undoubtedly knew each other, but we have no DNA tests done by bonafide descendants of William of Roanoke that would confirm the two to be blood brothers. I am convinced that my Bryans and O'Briens are pretty much one and the same. I have several close DNA matches with O'Briens, and my Bryans almost certainly hailed from County Clare, Ireland. I am Irish Type III. Picture posted is l-r Pat Forbis, Randy Bryan, John K. Bryan, Jr., David McMurtry, and Ray Parker (the latter being a long time native of Yadkin County and a descendant of George Forbis, good friend of Morgan Bryan, Sr. and his family). This photo is at a small monument in Davie County, NC near where Morgan and Martha Strode Bryan are believed to have been buried.
Peter O'Brien born 1881 Longford, died west meath 1961