I began my family research almost two years and one of the first lines I began with was Light. It is my grandmothers maiden name. She never did any research on the Light family herself, but I have been able to go into the census and go back to my 4th great grandfather William Dagett/Dogett Light.
Now to cut to the chase I have been searching for William's father almost ever since. In family trees on Ancestry I've seen several people having a Jeremiah and Bethany Light as his parents.
William was born in North Carolina in 1819, Halifax I believe. I am not sure when he came to Alabama, but he settled in Lowndes County.
I have searched census for Jeremiah Light and can find no trace. If my grandmother is right and it is German roots we have then could Jeremiah have come from Pennslyvania? I know there was a large percentage of Lights back then in PA, especially Lebanon.
If someone could help me, even make the smallest suggestion that might make this easier I would really appreciate it.