In a book entitled, THE HISTORY OF VIRGINIA'S NAVY OF THE REVOLUTION, by Robert Armistead Stewart, Page 155, it states the following(NOTE - I capitalized some of the data that was not capitalized, and for legibility, I thought it would be easier to read.):
BRIGHT, CAPT. FRANCIS, of York Co.Appt. by the Council of Safety, April 1776, Brig NORTHAMPTON, first cruiser fitted out on the Eastern Shore, Jan., 1776.Resigned May 11, 1778, NBJ.After the war Capt. Bright was sent to England in the State Vessel PERSEVERANCE with a cargo of tobacco.LBP.He died Dec. 10, 1811, leaving three children:ELIZABETH, SUSAN HANNAH, and MARGARET MARY.ELIZABETH left five children:SUSAN H. MOORE, ELIZABETH (wife of HENRY EDLOE), VIRGINIA F., CATHERINE M., and JULIA S. TRAVERS.SUSAN H. BRIGHT left one child, a minor in 1831.USP.See also BH, 1357."
I am sorry that I do not have the information giving the meaning for the initials.This was copied for me by a librarian in 1994, mailed to me, and the librarian did not copy that important data.
I hope this is of help to someone.I copy almost everything that I can find that might be of help to my research of the BRIGHTS, WILLIAMSONS, HARRELS, WEBBS, COOKS, MALPASSES, MOORES, LILES, PARRISHES, GARDNERS, BROACHES/BROCHES/ BROOKS, DABBS, DIGGS, HINSONS/HANSONS, JACKSONS/ HUNTLEYS/ HOGGETT/HOCKETT/HOGGATT/ETC., SMITHS, CANNONS, LEES, WRIGHTS, BRYANS, RATLIFF/RADCLIFF/ETC.,
BROWN(E)S, CARRAWAY/CARAWAY, VINSON/VINSENT, REEDS/REIDS, HANEYS, HANNA(H)S, CUNNINGHAMS, HAMMONDS, HINDS/HINES, or SCOTTS.These are SOME of the collaterals for my DABBS & WILLIAMSONS.(A lot to hunt for, huh?I have, quite some time back hit one hard brick wall on both my DABBS & WILLIAMSONS, and have been looking for straws.)
NOTE:I have seen that some researchers state that BRECHT & BRIGHT are the same, with BRECHT being a GERMAN name that was morphed into BRIGHT.The BRIGHTS that I have been chasing are from England or the western part of Europe.Also, I have found that a number of my family, unbeknownst to me before I started researching, were Quakers.I do know that a lot of the Quakers moved on to the mid-west early, and some of these names are found in that area.
Sorry, but as usual, I tend to be very wordy!
Bobbie Williamson-Dabbs Ledbetter