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Bryan's Station vs Bryant's Station
There are several instances in which publications about Bryan's Station, when transcribed, have been altered by adding a "t" to show Bryant's, including an account by Col Cave Johnson. There are so many contradictory publications with both spellings that it is hard to know which is true and which isn't. Thus, it is sometimes referred to as “Bryan’s/Bryant’s Station.”
The most compelling evidence that the correct spelling is Bryan or Bryan's Station is the fact that it is recognized as Bryan’s by Fayette County, KY, the University of Kentucky, as well as both SAR and DAR.
There was a man named William Bryant who was involved in the history of this area of Kentucky during these times, but he did not found the Station. He was also an in-law of Daniel Boone, as were several of the Bryan ancestors. William Bryant was even thought to have died when William Bryan died.
Facts were altered on a site whose contributors are known for their conscientious research. When asked to support the claim that there were two separate stations and locations, the contributor could not and instead offered a photo of the memorial at the spring at Bryan’s Station where the women got water as well as some material that had been transcribed with the addition of a “t,” and other contradictory references. In short, the page was removed from the site, although the contributor has kept the erroneous information elsewhere.
This is indeed a sensitive topic for descendants of the noteworthy pioneer, William Bryant, who has his own fine accomplishments by which he should be remembered.
SOME LINKS FOR BRYAN’S STATION