I apologize for the delay in replying, I discovered on Tuesday evening that my modem has died, and was out of the office on Wednesday and Thursday....
I've got to say that you have MUCH more information than I have regarding the Brights while in Maryland.
There was a lady also researching the Brights, especially the ones who went from St. Mary's to Kentucky... her name was Francine Conn Halter; as best I could tell, they were two different groups of Brights.
Another Tidewater Bright reference I have seen before was across the Chesapeake in Virginia, near Williamsburg.It was a list of early tobacco planters from the 1600s.If I remember correctly, the list was from the 1630s, but may have been later, and again, if I remember correctly, the first name was Francis, Francis Bright.(I've got the original souce at home in an older folder, I'll have to dig for it). I think it was York County planters, but it's been years since I've checked it, I'll have to go and pull it out again.
My email is email@example.com : it should be working, I've been receiving email fine, it seems.please feel free to email me directly.(I'll get a new modem in a few days, so that I'll be able to check it at home again instead of just at the office).
I think you may be correct about the extra generation, maybe James, son of James and Elizabeth, had a son Elijah (born 1751), and also Thomas and James too, maybe?The one that I've wondered about is that James and Sarah had a son named Ansel, and another named Bazell Pritchett Bright (in addition to James and Elijah, and daughters Betsy and Peggy).
Francine was searching for some information on John Anselm "Hanson" Bright, which the similarity is noticable.Also, if I remember correctly, she mentioned something about St. Basil... possibly another tie? Can't say yet...
Good luck in Salt Lake, hopefully something groundbreaking will turn up and we'll figure out all these Brights.