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The Bryan, Brienne Families of NC, Ireland and Europe

Updated February 25, 2001

Violet Gail Raczek
585-A So. Fashion Park St
Orange, Ca 92866-3012
A-United States
(714) 771-5947

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Looking for any relatives that belong to the John Roby Bryan family of Watauga Co., NC, also his father John Gilson Bryan, his father Battle Bryan and his father Lewis Bryan of Iredell Co., NC. Lewis was the son of Capt. John Bryan, who was the son of Morgan Bryan.
Also all connections to the Irish & European Brienne name which is the original spelling of the name.

I have added many allied families that intermarried into the Bryans of Watauga Co., NC. If you have up to date information on all of these families, please let me know. I'm sure there are mistakes, but I have tried to be as careful as possible.

I have shown the descentants of Engelbert de Brienne as a separate file until I can prove the lineage. I do not believe that Guy de Brienne b. abt.1202 and m. Jane de LaPole is the son of Alphonse de Brienne as many people have shown. The dates are inconsistent. Alphonse was the son of John de Brienne and Alfonsez Berengaria Leon,b. abt. 1193, they were not married until 1223 therefore, Alphonse would have been born about 1223 or later and could not possibly be this Guy de Brienne's father. I haven't proved it yet, but possibly he could be a descendant of Milon de Brienne's son Guy.

I also am looking for ancestors related to the Raczek, Pope, Winebarger and Pate names. I will gladly share any information with others.

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Family Photos

  • Taylor using her dog as a pony. (49 KB)
    Hey, doesn't everyone?
  • Taylor cooling her toes (95 KB)
    This picture was taken 8-16-2000 at the Duck Pond at Eisenhower Park in Anaheim, Ca. It was very hot so Taylor deceided to cool in little toes in the pond.
  • James Blain Bentley and Belle Bryan Bentley (24 KB)
    Taken about 1917
  • Taylor Julia (72 KB)
    Taylor Julia is 15 mos. old in this picture. She is the youngest of my grandchildren
  • John Roby Bryan & Mary Magadlene Norris Bryan (598 KB)
    I'm not sure when this photo was taken, but probably the early 1940's as my great grandfather passed away in 1945.
  • Five Generations of Women (101 KB)
    My great grandmother Mary Norris Bryan, my grandmother Belle Bryan Bentley, my mother, Norma Louise Bentley Pate, myself, Violet Gail Hall Raczek, and my first daughter Louise Montiel Hall
  • Mom & Dad (136 KB)
    My Mother, Norma Louise Bentley Pate and Paul E. Pate, Sr. Picture taken on the day they married, August, 1945. He was my step-father.
  • Richard Brent Pate (193 KB)
    My youngest brother, Richard Brent Pate, taken just a few weeks before he died in 1988.
  • Paul Ernest Pate, Jr. (21 KB)
    This picture as taken on Oct. 5, 1967 in San Diego while my brother was in the Marines. Ernie passed away in Nov. 1971 at age 23.
  • Gail Pate Raczek (5 KB)
    A very early picture of me. One of the only pictures that I have when I was very young.

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