I thought you might be able to help me because I noticed that you have Bright ancestors from Parke Co., IN (which is adjacent to Fountain Co., IN) and from Maryland.I am looking for the ancestry of Sarah Bright (1786-1885).Sarah first married Thomas Baily (Bailey), Sr. before 1819 in Maryland.Thomas and Sarah moved to Franklin Co., IN between 1825 and 1830.By the late 1830s they had moved to Fountain Co., IN.Thomas, Sr. died in testate (no will) in 1842 in Foutain Co., IN.I know they had the following children...
Thomas Bailey, Jr. (1823)- married Sarah Gayler in Fountain Co., IN Margaret Ann Bailey (1828-1898) - married William I. Gayler in 1845 in Fountain Co., IN ****this is my great-great-great grandmother****
Charles C. Bailey (b. bet.1800-1810) in KY - named as administrator for Thomas Bailey, Sr.'s estate Alexander Bailey (b.1821) in Maryland
both found in Fountain Co., IN at the same time as Sarah and Thomas, Sr.
Second, Sarah married Thomas GAYLER, Sr. (1778-1856) in Fountain Co., IN.He died in 1856 in Fountain Co., IN.Sarah remained in Fountain Co., IN until sometime in the 1870s and then moved to Mercer Co., IL with her daughter (Margaret Ann) and her step son (son in law), William I. Gayler.Sarah died in Mercer Co., IL in 1885 at age 99.She reported in the 1880 census that her parents were born in Scotland.Her death record states that she was born in Baltimore, MD.
Any help you could give me would be very much appreciated!