Margaret - I had a lot of fun looking up this family..the reason: Amphion is such an unusual name - no one in any of my lines has a "great name" like that! This is not my Bright line - but hope the following info is helpful - it is all I have -
Family Search/LDS :1880 US Census: Amphion Bright - b. 1864 KY age 16 - at school - single father: J.W. Bright b. 1841 KY age 39occupation "tinner" parents born KY wife: Margaret - b. 1845 KY age 35 - father b. KY, mother b. VA
listed also: George W.b. 1866 age 14KY Bettieb. 1868 age 12KY(not Bessie, but Bettie) Johnb. 1871 age 9KY
Census taken: 10th Ward, Louisville, Jefferson, KY
Jefferson County,KY =- Taxes for 1789 - no Brights Jefferson County, KY - 1810 Census - no Brights
Louisville City Directory, KY1911 p. 200 Amphion M. Bright - engineer on the L & N RRlived 715 Lucas Place (this should make it easy to locate him in the 1900 census with family)
George W. Bright - Engineer L & N RR - lived 611 W. Breckinridge -
There was also a John H. - Stagehand - Gayety Theater - but no way to know if this is the John listed in the 1880 census.
William T. Bright - Fireman L & N RR no address given end of entries for City Directory.
other information: John W. Bright PVT 16th Infantry KY - Union soldier - Civil War
William Rodgers - PVT - 55th KY - Infantry - Union - Civil War
don't know if these are family.
Bessie Kavanaugh Bright b. 30 Sep 1888married William Evans Rodgers B. 21 Sep 1887 married 25 Feb 1908
William Evans Rodgers (Jr) b. 22 Feb 1909 Louisville, Jefferson, KY (SSDI - died Jan 1970) Bernice Rodgers b. 29 Dec 1912 Lousiville, Jefferson, KY - (haven't found date of death yet)
LDS/Family Search web site: William Evans Rodgers - father: Benjamin F. Rodgers - mother Margaret Evans
father of Benjamin: James Hardin Rodgers b. 11 Aug 1832 KY lived Franklin, KY married Rhoda Ann Polk there were 12 children
1880 US Census:Benjamin Rodgers b. 1863 KY age 17
1880 US Census Family Search/ LDS:
James Rogers and Rody - Dist 75 Franklin, KY lists children - (note spelling of Rodgers is Rogers on Censu)Note: Rhoda spelling Rody.
The Polk family were orginally called Pollok and from Ireland. They are descendants of Sir Robert de Pollock 1580 Ireland. The Polloks came from IRE>Anne Arundel County, MD> Delaware>Kentucky - changed name to Polk
Have not found anything on Lilion - wife of Amphion but perhaps this information will help you locate something on her.Would suggest you try Lilly, Lillian, Lil, etc. Probably born KY - and probably lived near Amphion -