Belinda, Iwanttobe very carefulinwhatI post...Ihave noproofforwhat I amabouttoassert BUT IbelievethatthefollowingfamilyisWesley BRIGHT &Rachael M. STBLEWIS. TheageiscorrectforWesleyBright basedonhis1860 ScottCounty Mississippi census (age 6) and1870 Holmes CountyMississippi census (age 15).Thelocationalsomakes good sense forWesley BRIGHT because theGEORGE W. BRIGHT familyFIRSTshowsup on the 1850 RankinCounty Mississippi census and since somefamilymembersneverleftRankinCounty Iamnotsurprised tofindthatWesley BRIGHT has turned up thereas anadult.
BRIGHT, J. W.Self25M WMarriedMSFarmHandMSMS. BRIGHT, RachaelWife25F W MarriedMSFarmHandMSMS. BRIGHT, Almeta(sic [Almeda?]) Dau8F WSingleMSMSMS. BRIGHT, HenrySon6M W SingleMSMSMS. BRIGHT, MargaretDau5F W SingleMS MSMS. BRIGHT, ThomasSon4M W SingleMSMSMS.
With daughter Almeda's birthc1872Wesley &Rachaelwouldhavemarried c1871. They WERE young(17?) whentheymarried.Iwilladmit Iamconfused astotheJonesCounty connection andastoRachael's STB born inJonesCounty. Almostasif we'retalkingabouttwodifferent Rachaels.Idon'tknowif this Rachael's maiden namewasLEWISbut Idoknow thatthisRachael UNKNOWN wasnot likelymarriedtoanyone BEFORE shemarriedJ(-) Wesley BRIGHT if theirstatedagesareanywherenear correct.
Youhaveposted thatWesley & Rachael Lewis BRIGHThadchildrenHenry, Daisy, Almeda and Maggie. Whatisyoursourceforthatlistofchildren?Theabovecouplehas in1880Almeda, Henry, Margaret and Thomas.Almeda, Henry and Margaret (Maggie) match.Theirfirstsonis named HENRY...perhapsafter J(-) Wesley's asyet undetermined father "Henry?"...oneofthesonsofGeorge W.&Margaret "Peggy" HallRedman BRIGHT.Therewas alsoaThomasBRIGHTage26inGeorgeW.BRIGHT'sHHin 1860 onwhomIhaveno other information (perhapsd.CivilWar?)...HE might havebeen 6-year-old Wesley Bright'sfather...aswell asfatherof 2/12-months-oldinfantMargaret (no identified mother inHH).Idon'tKNOW.J(-) WesleyBRIGHTnamedhissecondsonTHOMAS.Ihopeyouwillsharewithme the SOURCE informationyouhaveonthechildrenofyourWesley&Rachael Lewis BRIGHT...isthis1880 Wesley&Rachael UNKNOWNBRIGHTyourfamily?LeeStrohm Harrell