I have a Thomas Bright, wife unknown, in East TN in 1783 when his daughter Susan was born. He had son or brother James. Susan married Jacob Maggard, son of Henry, and either Susan or Jacob, or both, had Cherokee mother. I believe that James went west in TN. Jacob and Susan went to KY and then MO, but according to land records Thomas Bright and Henry Maggard stayed in Sullivan Co. Hope this helps.