Do you know: When was William Born? Who was William's first wife? How long did he stay in Washington Co.?
Webb's Centenery of Catholicity says of the earliest settlers of Colesburg, Hardin Co., "William, known as "Bee" Bryan."
The history of the St. Clare Catholic Church goes on to state that in the "reconstructed 1800 Census" William Bryan was living in Washington Co.
I went through records at Wash. Co. and got all the early marriage records I could find on variations of Bryan. I listed these on Bryan Genforum # 2917.