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Biography of Lewis O' Bryan, b. 1808

"from Biographical Directory of the Senate of South Carolina, 1776-1964, by Reynolds and Faunt" :

Lewis O'Bryan "Born Aug. 8, 1808, in Colleton District, the son of Lewis O'Bryan of Colleton and Margaret Gascoigne.  Taught at home by his mother; attended school or college in Philadelphia.  Married Eliza Inabinet May 31, 1853.  Rice planter, of Roundo O [misprint...it's Roundo, period].  In S. C. Militia, first lieutenant of 13th Regiment, 1831;  major, before 1853; colonel at time of death.  Commissioner of locations, 1834-41.  Commissioner of free schools, 1843-59.  Commissioner of Roads, Commissioner of public buildings.  Member of Southern Rights Convention of 1852.  S. C. House of  Representatives, St. Bartholomew's, 1852-56.  S. C. Senate, St. Bartholomew's 1858-60;  died.  Said to have been a Mason.  Died in Walterboro, August 19, 1860, in office as Senator;  buried in Island Creek

Margaret O'Bryan
Consort of Lewis O'Bryan, Senr.
 June 1, 1771
March 20, 1853

Lewis O'Bryan, Sen.
Who departed this life
March 23, 1848
Aged 79 Years, 4 Months and 6 Days
He was for 48 years a respected member of the Methodist E. Church, was an
affectionate husband and fond parent;  and endowed by his Creator with many
qualities which won for him the esteem of all who knew him.
Reader, remember the day is coming when you have to account for thine own

Infant of Lewis and Eliza O'Bryan
who died Oct. 13, 1847

Flavis Littleton O'Bryan
Son of Lewis and Eliza O'Bryan
Nov. 27, 1849
Nov. 30, 1853

Lewis O'Bryan
April 8, 1808
Aug. 19, 1860
He was very much endeared to his family and friends for his benevolence and
hospitality, and was distinguished for the faithful discharge of the many
public ditties entrusted to his care.
At the time of his death he was Senator from this Parish.

Margaret A. O'Bryan
Feb. 18, A.D. 1848
Nov.. 17, A.D., 1894

Mary R. O'Bryan (Broken and dates not available)
Footstone reads:  "M. R. O'B, 1878"

Broken and dates not available
Footstone reads:  "E. O'B, 1882"



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Whoever submitted this information, please contact me so I can give proper credit!  Sorry!
Pat Sabin

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