The Search for James Bryan, French Indian War Ranger, Revolutionary War Veteran, Survivor of Valley Forge, early Point Pleasant settler, and my 5th great grandfather

Memorial marker at Point Pleasant for Revolutionary War veterans buried in Mason County, WV

One of my first attempts at uploading some of the Facebook videos we did this winter, into one larger video for Youtube. This documents our search for the homesite and grave of James Bryan, my 5th great grandfather – the only paternal grandfather who’s grave I haven’t found. At least back to the first of them to come to America.

We put all the toys to work in this effort: drone, truck, metal detector, legal skills, and so on….

Well, we didn’t exactly find James yet, but we did find where his log cabin sat, and we stumbled upon a long lost cemetery containing the grave of an important historical figure in West Virginia frontier history…..

I look forward to filming and posting more on this site.

4 thoughts on “The Search for James Bryan, French Indian War Ranger, Revolutionary War Veteran, Survivor of Valley Forge, early Point Pleasant settler, and my 5th great grandfather

  1. The red highlighted areas didn’t open anything. My brother in law is a Bryan. We are tracing his roots. William Jennings Bryan re buried his grandparents in the old Yatesmont cemetery in Cabell Co that we have visited. John Bryan was his 4-5th great grandfather. He lived in Mason , then Cabell, then back to Mason. Wonder if you have same connection.

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