Davis and John were brothers -- sons of William Bright.Here is what I have:
William Brightd 1835 Burke Co, NC m Sarah Davisb 1797 NC Children:
1.Davis Bright b 4/15/1822 NCd 12/20/1863 NC m Martha Spakeb 1832 NC 1852 -- his mother gave him all her land, crops, goods for him to take care of her the rest of her life 1854, 1856, and 1857 he bought land from most of the William Bright heirs.I think he was trying to recreate William's farm under one owner, again.
2.Sarah Jane Bright b 1828 m George Reelb 1828 Burke Co., NCd 1866 McDowell Co., NC m 9/12/1854
3.Rebecca L. Bright b 1834 m Robert Johnson m 7/30/1851
4.Jane Bright m George Spake m 8/3/1849 McDowell Co., NC
5. Polly Bright m Jones Allison
6.Nancy Bright m John Harris
7.John Bright b 1807 NCd aft 1880 Knox Co., Ky m Susannah Broughtonb 1813 knox Cod 1860-1870 Knox Co m abt 1830
You can only see the real picture by reading each of the land transactions and the documents assigning the minor children to other families after William died.