Meredith, There was an Obie Bright that was in Hartville, Wyoming at the same time as John Nimrod Bright.He had a daughter Blanche that died at an early age.the newspaper clipping says that she was buried in Fort Laramie and there were relatives there.Marmaduke Gardner and his wife Atla Belle ( Bright ) and their two daughters were among the persons from Hartville that attended the funeral.I have not yet followed up in the Fort Laramie area.Do you know what part of Wyoming the Bright family you are looking for moved to?It may be that we have brother and sister here.
The information that I have on John Nimrod to date is:b. abt 1846 in Ohio ( from 1900 Census)Father born in Ohio , Mother in PA.; Md. Francis A. Barnes abt 1866 ( 1900 census); Children 1869 Emory W. born in Missouri, a871 Alta Belle born in Kansas, 1872 Mary born in Kansas, 1879 Ida born in Kansas; 1880 family living in Lowell Township, Cherokee, Kansas- occupation miner; 1885 daughter Alta Belle married Marmaduke Gardner; 1890 land patent 160 acres Platte Co., Wy; 1900 census hotelkeeper in Hartville WY; 1910 wife Francis living w Marmaduke and Atla Belle.
Please send me info on your Bright family and we lets see if we can put them together. Kay 1-800-689-1487