Through court records, I have been able to confirm that Hopkins Bright, listed in the 1850 Census of Ohio County, Ky, was the father of Thornton Bright. Although I only know that Thornton's mother was named Mary, I do know that the children of Hopkins and Mary were Dennis (1829), William(1833), Thornton(1837), James(1842), Nancy(1844), John(1846), Mary(1847), and Susan(1849). I also believe that Hopkins had a brother named Dennis.
The earliest record of a Hopkins Bright in Ky was 1810. This perhaps was the father of Hopkins Bright of Ohio County, KY.
I would really appreciate any help with the decendents of the siblings of Thornton and any of the ancestors/siblings/decendents of Hopkins.