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The Bryan Family and Their Long Lost Child

Updated September 5, 2000

Wilfred Bryan
13917 hummingbird ln
austin, texas 78732
United States

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On Oct. 12, 1905 a baby was born in New York City at 162 Morningside Ave. His mother named him Wilfred Bryan. Its only known that his mother could not keep him. He was baptised on Oct.20, 1905. Annie Cummings was the sponsor, but Annie was not his mother. His mother kept him until Nov. 10. 1905 when she took him to the New York Foundling Hospital. She said that she could no longer care for him and asked the sisters to do so. She left that day, and no one ever hear from her again. Wilfred stayed at the Foundling until 1908 when he was adopted by a family fron New Jersey, never knowing they were not his birth parents until he was in his 20's. From then on he always wondered about his birth mother, he just wanted to see her and know her. Well, he never did and it made him sad. In 1988 he died an old man never knowing his mother. As his son I would like to finish what he could not in his lifetime. This is what information I have: On my father's original birth certificate it states that his mother was from North Tarrytown N.Y. and his father was a pattern maker or ship's carpenter; both were born in North Tarrytown N.Y., and their residence was North Tarrytown N.Y. I am looking for any relatives or anyone who may have known the Bryan's: Grace Bryan, John Frederick Bryan, Theresa Cody Bryan, Emma Green Bryan, John F. Bryan Jr., all in North Tarrytown from 1860's to about 1920. They moved around Bronx N.Y. , and Newark N.J. The last known residence was John F. Bryan with Emma Green Bryan in 1947, in Mobile Alabama on Riverside Drive where Emma died. John took Emma back to North Tarrytown to the family plot where the other Bryan family members are buried, then I think John went back to Alabama. He is not buried in the family plot. If there are any decendents of the Bryan family, we could be related. Both John's worked as ship carpenters, and one was a yacht captain. Please contact me so we can compare notes. You probably did not know that Wilfred Bryan ever existed, I think it was a family secret. I and my family resemble my father, and I am sure he resembles his family. John Bryan also signed his name in 1947 as John Bryant while in Alabama. I beleive that Emma Green may have been my father's mother . Maybe someone knows the Bryan's or Bryant or even Annie Cummings, she lived at 162 Morning side where my father was born. I would appreciate anything you have so that we can compare stories and confirm this. I would love to see any photos, letters,signatures, ect.... I also have a lot of records. Thank You, Tom Sapio

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