JACOB MARION FRANCIS BRYAN
Jacob Marion Francis Bryan was born in Lawrence County, Tennessee February 20, 1839, the son of John Bryan (North Carolina) and Millie Pullen Bryan (daughter of Moses Bryan of North Carolina). They were the parents of ten children, Jacob being the fourth child. When Jacob was 21 years of age he came with his family to Texas in 1859. When the Civil War came he enlisted in Company C of the 9th Texas Infantry and served east of the Mississippi River. He was injured at Shiloh and taken prisoner. He was taken to St. Louis and confined for five months. Later in the war he was exchanged and returned to his home. As soon as he recovered from his wounds, he enlisted in Bourland’s regiment and did duty on the Texas frontier for the duration of the war.
When he came home he married Elizabeth Chambers in 1866. Elizabeth had come to Collin County in 1847 with her parents, Elisha and Margaret Chambers. They made their home in the Chambersville community. To them were born 10 children, John A., Lorena, Mary M. Hallie, William T., Charles M., Alta Elizabeth (who married John Berry), and Samuel H., and three unnamed infants died at birth. Besides farming his large acreage, he was a successful business man in ginning, milling, and merchandising. His store was at the corner of the Chambersville Road. Jacob Bryan died in 1915, his wife in 1926. Both are buried in the Chambersville Cemetery.
1. John A. married Alice Cox - issue- Billy Cox, Allie
2. Mary M. (Hallie) married John Chandler - issue - Clifford, Guy, Berniece, Jake
3. William T. married Nellie Berry - issue - Robert Francis, Mary Nell
4. Charles M. married Mary Leitha Thompson - issue - Vivian, May Beth, Glenn Dee
5. Alta Elizabeth married John W. Berry [see Berry records]
6. Sam married Buena Blasingame - issue - Elizabeth