1. C.C. Baldwin, "Alexander Bryan of Milford," in Baldwin Genealogy (Cleveland: 1889).
2. John Neville Boyd, Newtown 1708-1758 as referenced in unpublished typescript, "Bryan Research Notes", source unknown, possibly Penfield Public Library, Penfield New York.
3. Susan Woodruff Abbott, Families of Early Milford Connecticut (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979) <
4. Marriage of Phebe Bryan and James Hair, Rochester Daily Democrat 21 Aug 1846.
5. Obituary of Isaac Bryan [subject], Rochester Daily Democrat 27 Jun 1854. Obituary states Isaac Bryan was born in Duchess County in 1776.
6. Rochester NY City Directory, 1841: Isaac and Elisha Bryan both living at 4 Chestnut Street.
7.1860 U.S. Federal Census for New York, Monroe County Rochester, Second Ward
8.Elisha Bryan in civic/political news items: GDA 20 Dec 21844, 2:2; Rochester Daily Democrat 4 April 1845, 3:1; Rochester Republican 9 Nov 1848, 3:3.
9. U.S. Census, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) microfilm: 1810 Duchess County NY, 30P_315; 1820 Rensselaer County NY, M33_68, p. 168; 1830 Rensselaer Co. NY, Roll 105, p. 105; 1840, Monroe Co. NY, Roll 2989, p. 347; 1850, Monroe Co. NY, M432_531, p. 349.
10. City Directories of Rochester 1849, 1859 and 1861.
11. City Directory Rochester 1870.
12. City Directory Rochester 1880-1890.
13. Monroe County Recorder Deeds on Lyell to William W. Bryan (Mon. Co. Rec. Bk.36, P. 400 4/13/1836, Bk, 45, P. 83, 9/17/1838).
14. Monroe County Surrogate, Probate of will of Margaret Garrison Bryan to life estate of Elisha Bryan and heirs at law, George S. and Frederick F. Bryan, res north side Smith Street at Browns Alley dated 28 Nov 1872; see also Deed Book 199:276, Frankfort Tract, lot 172, east side Frank Street, 1 Maech 1866; 249:2;63 lots 176-177.
15. Obituary of Elisha Bryan, Bartons' Obituaries, Rochester Public Library.
16. Fredericka's maiden name, "Mailande" was from Death Certificate of George Harris Bryan. Christian name is from 1900 U.S. Census for Rochester giving her birth as September 1862.
17. U.S. Census Monroe County NY 1860, Rochester 2d Ward: "Elisha Byron" [sic]
18. History of Dutchess County NY, ed. by Frank Hasbrouck (Poughkeepsie: S.A. Matthieu, 1909.
19. Rensselaer County: Recorder of Deeds; Surrogate.
20. Commemorative Biographical Record of Duchess County New York (New York & Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co., 1897).
21. Correspondence from Anne Bryan Knickerbocker, Shecomeco, 1994.Anne descends from Ezra through Amos' son Ward.
22. James H. Smith, History of Duchess County, New York (Interlaken,NY: Heart of the Lakes Publishing, 1980. Refers to Ezra Bryan of Amenia, "one of the true whigs of the Revolution..."
23. Mention of Isaac Bryan in Rochester Daily Democrat: Street Inspector, 17 July 1835, 2:3; Delegate to State Temperance Convention 31 Aug 1846.
24. Biography of Amos Bryan, in Commemorative Biograpical Record of Duchess County, op. cit.
25. Burying Grounds of Sharon, Connecticut, Amenia and North East, New York, l. Van Alstyne (Amenia NY: Walsh, Griffen & Hoysradt, Printers, 1903)
26. Duchess County: Recorder of Deeds; and Surrogate.
27. Frederick Bryan biography in article on "Man of the Year," in family clipping file in possession of granddaughter.
28. Mt. Hope cemetery records.
29. Bapt. 2/26/1837 as an adult, conf 8/8/1837 Grace Church; (St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records),
30. 1852, 1858 maps, untitled, phtocopies furnished by Dutchess County Historical Society
31. Personal letters of Isaac Bryan, Amos Bryan and others from 1840 to 1861. Letters in the possesssion of Mary Silks from the Shekomeko branch of the Bryan family and transcribed by Dave Bryan. Among other data the letters provide the names of the children of Isaac Bryan and the name and approximate death of his wife, Sally.