I really think we should swap information about our two (and maybe more) Bright lines.Please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a lot more info.What I do know, briefly is this:
1. Quite a few Brights arrived in Virginia from England in the 1600s, the first one as early as 1642, I think.
2. There was a John Bright who came to Va from England in 1658, to Norfolk County.We think, and I emphasize the word, "think," that he was my ancestor.He had at least 1 sons, John, Jr. and Richard.
3. These sons, John, Jr. and Richard, and maybe a third son of the original John Britht, came down to North Carolina in the first decade of the 18th Century.John, Jr. went to Bath about 1704; Richard got a land grant in Currituck Co.; Henry came down to Pasquotank Co.
4. There was an Edward Bright who bought land in Pasquotank Co. as early as 1719 and is mentioned as late as 1747 in various deeds in that county.We hypothesize that he could have been the son of Henry Bright.We don't know for sure.
5. Edward Bright either died or moved from Pasquotank and other nearby counties; we don't know.We wonder if he moved to Bradford Co., VA; we really don't know.We know that there was an Edward Bright there at the "right time" for him to have moved there.This is just a guess.
I have no information about the Brights of Culpepper, VA, but I would like to know more about them.Maybe they are linked to my line; that's a possibility.
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