Hi, thanks for writing!I have a picture of the tombstone of Culvin Bright, Sr. b. 27 Feb 1810 and died 10 Dec 1885 and on the tombstone is this info also: Elizabeth McElrath b. 30 Aug. 1811 and died "after 1885" - A friend that lives near the cemetery sent the picture.I think they are buried in Spartanburg County, but I have forgotten - will have to look it up and write on back of picture. Other info is that Culvin died 10 December 1885.
Is this the Culvin Bright that you are interested in? He is not to be confused with a Calvin Bright - that was another person.Culvin is the correct spelling.
I also have pictures of the tombstones of some of Culvin Bright's children with dates on them.I don't know which line you are interested in - I did find Culvin Bright and his wife listed in the 1880 US Census on the LDS-Family Search site: Culvin Bright, b. 1810 SC, age 70 "confined at home" - meaning he was probably old and sick. Parents listed as born SC. Elizabeth - his wife - listed as age 69 born 1811, born SC, parents born SC "keeping house". The census place: Reidsville, Spartanbur, SC may have been on farm or in town, it doesn't say. Some of the children I have listed for Culvin Bright: Manleym. Crosley William Jackson m. Mary Edge Rebecca Am. _____Howe? Adam Gettys - m. Frances Bettis Culvin, Jr. m. Sarah Jane Lynch Abner m. Margaret Cooley Elizabeth C.m. James Hamrick
m. = married
I hope this is helpful to you.I haven't researched any of the children except Manley Bright, as that is in my line.
I also have information that a Tobias Bright b. about 1832 married Rachel McElrath (b. 1813 Spartanburg Cty, SC)She died 1879 in Madison County, NC (nothwest of Asheville, NC)
Rachel was sister to Elizabeth McElrath who married Culvin. so it makes sense that Tobias may have been brother to Culvin.
A message on this forum # 1548 by Patsy Childs says that Culvin and Elizabeth had 7 children. She says that Tobias and Rachel had 11 children.