Part I, pg 1 Origin of the Ryan Family and 18th century KY
"William Ryan from Amherst County VA applied for a pension for his service
in the Revolutionary War. Two others, born near the same time in
Amherst County, also applied. They are three of the children of John
and Unity (Tony) Ryan in a family chart furnished by descendants of another
branch of the same family, reproduced in Appendix A of this book.
John Ryan, father of these soldiers, apparently made a will in Amherst
County in 1785, but the oly record there now is kof one of his executors,
not named Ryan. The notation on the chart that William married Mary Chancellor
Dec, 2 1773, came from the often quoted marriage records kept by Rev. William
Douglas of Goochland County VA. William, who would have been only
eighteen years old, lived in Amherst County. If he is the one who
married Mary Chancellor, she must have died, because the gravestone of
William Jr., reads 'born Dec 23, 1781, died Dec 12, 1855, son of William
and D. Ryan.' This initial is the only thing known about the wife
of William Sr."
17. William 'Will' RYAN was born on 14 Apr 1755 in Amherst Co., VA (was Albemarle Co. 1744-1761). He was the son of John RYAN & Unity D. Toney. He died in Feb 1836 in Morgan Co., AL., and is buried there.
He was married to UNKNOWN about 1770 in VA.
She died after 6 Jan 1791 in Va?.
William (Will) RYAN and UNKNOWN had the following children:
47 i. Sarah
RYAN was born in 1770 in Louisa Co., VA.
+48 ii. John RYAN.
+49 iii. Philip RYAN.
+50 iv. Joseph R. RYAN.
+51 v. Thomas RYAN.
William was also married to D. (from tombstone of son William
William (Will) RYAN and D. had the following children:
+52 i. William
William was also married to Mary CHANCELLOR on 2 Dec 1773 in St James Northam Parish, Goochland, VA.
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