JOHN A. BRYSON, Company "A"
J. A. BRYSON, a well-known business man of Centerville, is a son of the above
named Isaiah and Mary Bryson, and was born on Captina creek, April 5, 1843. He
received his education at Moundsville, W.Va., and when he had reached his
nineteenth year he enlisted in the union army as a member of Company A, Twelfth
Virginia infantry, August 11, 1862, and served gallantly during the remainder of
the war, receiving an honorable discharge June 16,1865. Upon his return to Mounds-
ville he engaged in merchandise for a short time, and then in the year 1866 was
occupied in gardening. He removed to Centerville, Ohio, in the fall of that year,
and embarked in the mercantile business, in which he has continued until the
present. He is a leading and enterprising citizen, and at present is serving as
postmaster, to which office he was appointed September 5, 1885, and as township
treasurer, as which he is filling his third term. Mr. Bryson is a member of G. A. R.
Post No. 595. February 25, 1875, he was married to Martha A. Hukill, who was born
May 16, 1853, and they have had three children: Franklin, born January 16, 1876;
Harry, deceased, born May 9, 1878, and Lawrence, born August 29, 1888. Mrs. Bryson
is a member of the Concord Presbyterian church.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO
"History of the Upper Ohio Valley" Vol. II, 1890; page 691