I have a John Bright, b 1745, who first shows up in Culpeper Co., Virginia, buying land, in 1784.He was married to Sarah ? from Scotland (perhaps his second wife).He has a son who was born in Virginia in 1778, but I have no documentation for where. The mortality schedule for one of his sons, Jesse, says that John was born in Ireland. Atleast 3 branches of John's family agree that family lore is that the family is Irish or Scotch-Irish.
Bright is an English name, meaning 'golden'.
There is a Bright township in Devon Co. and I expect to eventually find my line connected to that area.
If you ever find a connection to the States, please post it -- there are plenty of us looking for it.