J. E. Bryan, of the firm of Carlton & Bryan, general merchants and planter, of Luna Landing, Chicot County, Ark. The
subject of this sketch was born in North Carolina, in 1854, and is the ninth child of the family of twelve children born to L.
B. and Amoning Bryan, both natives of the State of North Carolina, and who were called away from earthly scenes while
the subject of this sketch was quite small. He was educated in the common schools of Missouri, and at the age of sixteen
commenced life for himself as a farmer and trader. He remained in Missouri until 1875, at which time he moved to
Arkansas, locating in Chicot County, engaging in planting and general merchandising, a business which he followed at that
place until 1882, when he went to St. Louis, staying only one year, when he came to Chicot County, settling at Luna
Landing, and forming the partnership above mentioned. Mr. Bryan is a self-made man, and has met with grand success in
all his business ventures, and is socially a most agreeable, cultured and intellectual gentleman. In the spring of 1880 Mr.
Bryan married Miss Lizzie Wallace, daughter of Eliza Wallace, and to them have been born five children, viz.: Lem, Vivie,
Inola, Evan and Zora. Mrs. Bryan is a member of the Catholic Church. Of the twelve children born to the parents of Mr.
Bryan, only the following are living at the present writing, viz.: Gatcy, Sarah (Mrs. R. C. Barrett), John, Lizzie (widow of
Mr. Hogan), Jennie (who is the wife of F. M. Ward), E. A., and Annie (wife of John Barrett).