I strongly believe that Edward's father was a Richard Nolley. A Richard Nolley was present and giving surety when Edward married Nancy Bright in 1823. A VA 1804 will of Nehemiah Nolley lists a Richard and a John as children. Plenty of records exist as to Johns identity and presence in Green Cty.
For those interested, there will be a Brecht/Bright family first annual reunion on August 26 in Reading, PA. If you want more info, e-mail me at email@example.com and I will have more information sent to you. You and I are descended from the Brights as well as the Nolleys.