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Bryan Ward Nowlin 1

Hartwell Davis
Published by in Nowlin Family · 8 June 2019
It said the name was spelled Brien in Ireland.  He had 15 sons and daughters. He was a builder, a man who very mechanical in nature, inherited from James Nowlan of Ireland. The founder of the name in Virginia is found in many of Bryan Ward's children down to the eighth generation.  Bryan Ward Nowlin is our great American Abrahamic Father of the Southern family line, whose sons and daughters have spread out largely in the south and west, and in his numerous posterity the chain has been unbroken and traced through ages linking back to primeaval days with their history.  He was a Captain in the Illinois Campaign under Captain Bowman; furnished supplies in Pittylvania County, VA during the revolutionary war. From Bryan Ward and Lucy Wade sprang the many branches of the name that are scattered over the Southern states and some in Utah, Idaho and Canada. Like Ephraim of old, their seed have become a multitude of people who are leaders in enterprise, adventure, mechanics, teachers, which abound in great numbers, lawyers, divines, many bankers, doctors in any amount, editors; all filling places of usefulness in their several callings. (Nowlin-Stone, p. 35)

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Hartwell Taylor Davis, Ed.S., MA, M.Min
Oviedo, FL  32765
(407) 285-6644
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