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HUSBAND John Ellis O'BRYAN
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     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
     MARR:          1878          PLACE:
     FATHER: James Valentine O'BRYAN Jr.
     MOTHER: Louanna B. BOWEN
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WIFE    Lousia Caroline COFFEE
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     BORN:   24 Dec 1859          PLACE: ,Morgan Co.,Kentucky
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     DIED:   24 Mar 1923          PLACE: Barnetts Creek,Johnson Co.,Ky
     BUR.:                        PLACE: New Cemetery,Johnson Co.,Ky
     FATHER: Elijah COFFEE
     MOTHER: Elizabeth BOWEN
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CHILDREN
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      1.  NAME: James Valentine O'BRYAN
     ---- BORN: 24 Oct 1878         PLACE: Staffordsville,Johnson Co.,Ky
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          DIED: 20 Sep 1931          PLACE: Van Lear,Johnson Co.,Ky
          BUR.:                      PLACE: New Cemetery,Johnson Co.,Ky
          SPOUSE: Sarah Belle PENNINGTON
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      2.  NAME: Sarah Frances O'BRYAN
     ---- BORN: 23 Aug 1880         PLACE: Staffordsville,Johnson Co.,Ky
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          DIED:  2 Mar 1952          PLACE: Van Lear,Johnson Co.,Ky
          BUR.:  4 Mar 1952          PLACE: New Cemetery,Johnson Co.,Ky
          SPOUSE: Amos Liken SKAGGS
          MARR: 25 Jul 1901          PLACE: Backbone,Elliot Co.,Kentucky
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      3.  NAME: Elijah O'BRYAN
     ---- BORN: 10 Feb 1883         PLACE: Staffordsville,Johnson Co.,Ky
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          DIED: 16 Apr 1932          PLACE: Daniels Creek,Johnson Co.,Ky
          BUR.:                      PLACE: Mary Church,Charley,Kentucky
          SPOUSE: Ollie MELVIN
          MARR:        1912          PLACE: ,Johnson Co.,Kentucky
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      4.  NAME: Nellie Rose O'BRYAN
     ---- BORN: 23 Sep 1885         PLACE: Barnetts Creek,Johnson Co.,Ky
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          DIED:  1 Jan 1967  PLACE:Burchett'sHome,McDermott,SciotoCo.,Oh
          BUR.:       PLACE: Glenrest Cem.,Reynoldsburg,Franklin Co.,Oh 
          SPOUSE: John Wilson CLARK
          MARR:  5 Dec 1907          PLACE: Estill,Johnson Co.,Kentucky
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      5.  NAME: Lou Anna O'BRYAN
     ---- BORN:  8 May 1888          PLACE: ,Johnson Co.,Kentucky
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          DIED: 12 Dec 1912          PLACE: ,Johnson Co.,Kentucky
          BUR.:                    PLACE: Cliffton Branch,Johnson Co.,Ky
          SPOUSE: John William VAN HOOSE
          MARR: 13 Jul 1905          PLACE: ,Johnson Co.,Kentucky
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      6.  NAME: Mandy Jane O'BRYAN
     ---- BORN: 20 Jan 1891          PLACE: Backbone,Elliot Co.,Kentucky
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          DIED: 18 Feb 1922          PLACE: Little Paint,Johnson Co.,Ky
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          SPOUSE: George MOORE
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      7.  NAME: Mary Elizabeth O'BRYAN
     ---- BORN:  7 Sep 1894          PLACE: Backbone,Elliot Co.,Kentucky
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          DIED: 15 Jul 1967          PLACE: Volga,Johnson Co.,Kentucky
          BUR.: 18 Jul 1967          PLACE: New Cemetery,Johnson Co.,Ky
          SPOUSE: James CLARK
          MARR: 28 Jul 1914          PLACE: ,Johnson Co.,Kentucky
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      8.  NAME: Vida O'BRYAN
     ---- BORN:        1896          PLACE: ,Johnson Co.,Kentucky
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          DIED:  2 Sep 1926          PLACE:
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          SPOUSE: Lonnie SALYERS
          MARR:  3 Nov 1914          PLACE: ,Johnson Co.,Kentucky
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HUSBAND  - 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.
     
WIFE     - Lousia Caroline COFFEE Ref- Have Caroline's death 
certificate.     Source:  John See Van Hoose.
CHILD  1 - James Valentine O'BRYAN       Source:  Sue Ellen Williams.

CHILD  3 - Elijah O'BRYAN           Elijah and Ollie had gone to talk 
and pray for Nellie LeMaster, at Whitehouse, who was quite ill with flu.  
(Nellie LeMaster sas a step-sister to Ollie's mother Mahala Caroline 
(Timy) Clarke who married James Melvin. Nellie was also a step-sister to 
John Wilson Clark.  Ollie was a niece to John Wilson Clark.)
   Ollie also became ill with flu and a few days later so did Elijah. 
Ollie and Nellie prayed together and talked and Ollie said, "I don't               
have long for this world."  Nellie said, "I'm not far behind you."  
Ollie died on Friday at 10 to 7 and Nellie died on Saturday at 10 to 7.  
Exactly 24 hours apart.  At the time Ollie died, Elijah was so ill with 
flu, the doctor said he had done all he could do and there would be no 
need for him to come back. Elijah asked the relatives to hold up Ollie's 
burial for a day or two so he could be buried with her.  However, he did 
not die, at this time. He asked his step-father-in-law, Will McCarty, to 
put hot poultices on his chest. He said, "I know the doctor has given 
up, but if you do this for me, you will save my life."  Will and Timy 
worked all night, standing over him and applying hot poultices to his 
chest.  They did save his life for he eventually recovered.
 Other marriages:11 Apr 1922       Telia THOMPSON