Children of Nancy Whitlock (1778 – 1863) and Husband Abner Bryson: Thomas Whitlock Bryson and Catharine Bryson

Photo of Williams Tavern from Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs Division, at “Williams Tavern Restaurant,” Encyclopedia of Arkansas

Or, Subtitled: “He loved the stars and stripes as he loved his own soul, and he could not discuss the subject of secession, or hear it discussed, without getting as mad as a hornet

I ended my previous posting about Nancy Whitlock (1778-1863) and her husband Abner Bryson (1770-1836) by telling you that the next posting would provide information about this couple’s children and about Abner’s ancestry. As I’ve begun researching the children of Abner and Nancy Whitlock Bryson, I find I’m gathering so much information that I need to break my postings about the children of this couple into several pieces. In this posting, I’m going to focus on Abner and Nancy’s first two children, Thomas Whitlock Bryson and Catharine Bryson Williams.

Children of Thomas Whitlock (abt. 1745 – 1830) and Wife Hannah Phillips: Nancy Whitlock (1778 – 1863) and Husband Abner Bryson (2)

Christian County, Kentucky, Deed Bk. U, pp. 424-5

Or, Subtitled: A flax and cotton wheel, a loom, a sorrel mare, and a red cow and calf

This posting continues the chronicle of the lives of Nancy Whitlock and her husband Abner Bryson that began in the previous posting, as it tracked them from Surry County, North Carolina, to Cumberland County, Kentucky. In 1832-3, they moved from Cumberland to Christian County, Kentucky. On 15 May 1834 in Christian County, pursuant to a 1 May court order in a suit Abner Bryson had filed against them in the county’s circuit court in November 1833, John T. Bennett and wife Martha, acting through Christian County commissioner Abraham Stites, deeded Abner Bryson of Christian County 407 acres on waters of Sinking Fork of Little River in Christian County.[1] Both Bennetts signed the deed, and John H. Phelps, court clerk, confirmed it on 15 May 1834 and it was recorded on 27 June.