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HUSBAND James Valentine O'BRYAN Jr.
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     BORN:   26 Apr 1827          PLACE: Bent Branch,Johnson Co.,Ky
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     DIED:    2 Mar 1918          PLACE: ,Johnson Co.,Kentucky
     BUR.:                        PLACE: New Cemetery,Johnson Co.,Key
     MARR:   25 Jan 1849          PLACE: ,Johnson Co.,Kentucky
     FATHER: Herrell O'BRYAN
     MOTHER: Mary "Peggy" PACK
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WIFE    Louanna B. BOWEN
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     BORN:          1834          PLACE: ,,Virginia
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     DIED:          1900          PLACE: ,Johnson Co.,Kentucky
     BUR.:                        PLACE: New Cemetery,Johnson Co.,Ky
     FATHER: James BOWEN
     MOTHER: Susan STACY-HILL
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CHILDREN
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      1.  NAME: Sarah Frances O'BRYAN
     ---- BORN:  6 Oct 1853          PLACE: ,Johnson Co.,Kentucky
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          SPOUSE: Benjamin Franklin SALYER
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      2.  NAME: James Harrison O'BRYAN
     ---- BORN: 27 Mar 1856         PLACE: Barnetts Creek,Johnson Co.,Ky
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          DIED: 18 Oct 1897          PLACE: Asa,Johnson Co.,Kentucky
          BUR.:                      PLACE: Twin Branch,Johnson Co.,Ky
          SPOUSE: Miranda BLAIR
          MARR: 14 Sep 1871          PLACE: ,Johnson Co.,Kentucky
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      3.  NAME: John Ellis O'BRYAN
     ---- BORN:  5 Dec 1858          PLACE: ,Morgan Co.,Kentucky
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          DIED: 21 Mar 1923         PLACE: Barnetts Creek,Johnson Co.,Ky
          BUR.: 23 Mar 1923          PLACE: New Cemetery,Johnson Co.,Ky
          SPOUSE: Lousia Caroline COFFEE
          MARR:        1878          PLACE:
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4.  NAME: Caroline O'BRYAN
     ---- BORN:        1862          PLACE: ,Johnson Co.,Kentucky
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HUSBAND  - James Valentine O'BRYAN Jr.
      Ref- #179 in 1850 census, #59 in 1860 census, #183 in 1870 census, 
#202 in 1880 census of Johnson Co. Ky.  IGI index for Kentucky                   
Mrs. Mary Holbrook papers.
     
CHILD  3 - John Ellis O'BRYAN     Ref- IGI index fo Kentucky.  1860 thru 
1890 census for Johnson Co. Ky.      Mrs. Mary Clark Holbrooks papers.
John Ellis and Louisa Caroline were first cousins.  He was a 
photographer and traveled about the countryside, making pictures.  He 
also taught both singing and writing in several of the surrounding 
communities.  Both he and Caroline were devout United Baptist.  (His 
father, though not an ordained minister, would give a short talk at the 
beginning of the Church service, and was a very active lay member of the 
Church.  Caroline's grandfather, William Coffee, was a prominent United 
Baptist minister.)  Their deaths came only three days apart.
        He had been afflicted most of his life with a heart condition.               
Caroline became very ill, with pneumonia, John suddenly became worse and 
died. Caroline was so ill, they felt they couldn't tell her that he was 
dead. Finally, she asked, "He's dead, isn't he?"  They had to tell her 
"Yes."  Then she said, "It doesn't really matter.  I'll be with him in a 
day or two, anyway." She died the following day.