Or. Subtitled: “In 1860, the highest numbers of non-Missouri-born residents were born in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia”
Nancy H. Bryson, the seventh child of Abner Bryson and Nancy Whitlock, was born 23 August 1823 in Cumberland County, Kentucky, and died 17 October 1880 at Fair Play in Polk County, Missouri. These dates are recorded on a tombstone shared with her husband William B. Sutton in Lindley Prairie cemetery at Bearcreek in Cedar County, Missouri. The tombstone shows that William B. Sutton was born 16 January 1819 (in Christian County, Kentucky), and died 13 June 1883 (at Fair Play, Missouri).
Or, Subtitled: Family Members Migrating from Kentucky to Missouri and Points West
The last two children of Nancy Whitlock and Abner Bryson, their daughters Sarah Whitlock Bryson and Nancy H. Bryson, both moved from Christian County, Kentucky, to Missouri in the 1850s with their husbands and families. Sarah was Abner and Nancy’s sixth child and Nancy their seventh and last child. Nancy moved to Missouri in 1851 or 1852 with husband William Bryan Sutton, and Sarah moved to Missouri in 1856 or 1857 with her second husband James Franklin Thompson. William B. and Nancy Bryson Sutton settled initially in Johnson County in west-central Missouri not far east of Kansas City. James F. and Sarah W. Bryson Thompson settled in Cooper County in central Missouri, some 70 miles east of Johnson County. The Thompsons remained in Cooper County, with the Suttons moving to southwest Missouri, first to Newton and then to Polk County. In the following posting, I’ll track Sarah’s life, and then will publish a linked posting about Nancy.
The names and birthdates of the children of James Brooks and Nancy Isbell are recorded in the family bible that passed to their son James Irwin Brooks (or, as I have suggested previously, it’s possible the bible actually belonged to James Irwin Brooks and he transcribed the information found in his parents’ bible into his own bible). Information about this bible is found in the two postings I’ve just linked and also here. Digital images of the transcript of the bible register published by Memory Aldridge Lester after she saw the original bible in June 1951 at the house of its owner, Nettie Raymond Brooks Young of Moulton, Alabama, are in the first posting linked above.