Here is what I have on the original James Bright, the father of John Bright who married Elizabeth Burroughs. Does this correlate with the information you have?
"The maternal ancestry [of W. H. H. Beadle] in America began with James Bright, who removed to St. Mary's county, Maryland, from Scotland, a seafaring family, who lived in that part of Kinkardineshire on the coast and nearest to Aberdeen, from which they sailed to Maryland. John Bright was a worthy and capable bon of James, born at St. Mary's, Maryland, in 1767. He was a sailor, or skipper from youth and later owned and sailed a ship on Chesapeake Bay and Potomac till the war of 1812 prevented the use of ships, and he scuttled or sank his craft till the war was over to prevent its falling into the hands of the British. In 1846 he removed to Kentucky in what is now Oldham county, then a part of Jefferson county, settling near the Beadle family, who had removed to that locality in 1805, and where James Ward Beadle was born. All but one of the Bright family were born in Maryland, where for several years they resided on a plantation near Chaptico, which is upon an inlet of the Potomac, a little east of south from Washington City. Among the Bright family was a pair of twins, named Elizabeth and Ann, the former of whom became the wife of James Ward Beadle, in Kentucky, June 2, 1831."
The above quote is taken from the following biography, which can be found on the web at ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/sd/biography/kingsbury/v4/beadle.txt William H. H. Beadle Biography
This biography appears on pages 193-207 in "History of Dakota Territory" by George W. Kingsbury, Vol. IV (1915) and was scanned, OCRed and edited by Maurice Krueger, email@example.com. This file may be freely copied by individuals and non-profit organizations for their private use.