Elsewhere in this volume, in a biographical sketch relating to the Hon. William B. Bryson, elder brother of the subject of this sketch, there is set out at considerable length something of the history of the Bryson family in this county and of the part that family has taken in the labors of developing the county. It therefore will not be necessary here to repeat the genealogical details relating to the Brysons, the reader being respectfully invited to note the sketch above referred to for such details in connection with the present sketch of Agnew Ellsworth Bryson, who is living on the old home place on the Springfield pike north of Xenia, where his father, the late James Bryson, died in 1912 at the great age of ninety-six years and six months, after having lived there and in that immediate vicinity ever since he came over into Ohio with his parents from Pennsylvania in 1834, he then having been nineteen years of age. James Bryson married in this county, here established his home, became one of the county's leading landowners and representative citizens and here reared his family, all of which is set out at length in the sketch above referred to, and the fourth and fifth generations of the family of his parents, Robert Bryson and wife, the pioneers, are now doing well their respective parts in the life of this community.


Agnew Ellsworth Bryson was born on the old home farm north of Xenia on October 28, 1863, last-born of the four children born to his parents, James and Nancy A. (Bradfute) Bryson, three of which children are still living, the subject of this sketch having two brothers, the Hon. William B. Bryson, a biographical sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this volume, and Robert E. Bryson, a retired farmer now living at Xenia. Reared on the home farm, Agnew E. Bryson received his schooling in the neighborhood schools and always remained with his father, when the latter erected the big brick house on the farm a mile north of Xenia in 1880 moving there with him and ever since continuing to make that place his home. Upon his father's death in 1912 he inherited one hundred and twelve acres surrounding the home and a hundred-acre tract along the Little Miami in the neighborhood of Trebein and has since been successfully operating the two farms. Mr. Bryson is a Republican and is a member of the Second United Presbyterian church at Xenia.

 

From History of Greene County Ohio, Its People, Industries and Institutions, vol. 2. M.A.Broadstone, editor. B.F.Bowen & Co., Indianapolis. 1918