I have read all of your information and you seem to be the BRIGHTWELL early family "Guru".
I am direct descendant of Enoch Benjamin BRIGHTWELL and Mary Allen BALDWIN, who married 1835 in Price Edward Co., VA, descended through their oldest daughter, Elizabeth Frances BRIGHTWELL who married Henry Clay COFFMAN, 1859 in Kanawha Co., (W)VA. Enoch and Mary are my 3X Great-Grandparents.
I have been searching for over 16 years for the parentage of Enoch and I have come up with only hypothesis and guesses. I need some help, and I hope that you may know the answer for me. It has been assumed that Enoch's parents were William BRIGHTWELL who married Mary YOUNG, 1800 in P. E. Co., VA.
Is there any proof to this assumption, or any kind of documentation whatsoever to prove this?
I would be more than happy to share my BRIGHTWELL info with you since you seem to collect and have lot of data on the family. And I would like to say, that I do have a lot of information on my BRIGHTWELL line that I can share.
Your help would be most appreciated. Thank you in advance.