I am doing some research for a friend without computer access. We are looking for the following family: Nicholas Bright, b.cir. 1819 PA m. Mary Ann ??, b. Dec 1817, PA 1845 MI State Census Index, Lockport Twp., St. Joseph Co. 1856 MI Land Patent: 80 A in Michigan-Toledo Strip From 1850 and 1870 census records, children were: John Bright, b. cir. 1845, MI Margaret J. Bright, b. cir. 1847, MI Sarah E. Bright, b. 1850, MI +William Bright, b. cir. 1853, MI Charles Bright, b. cir. 1858, MI Mary E. Bright, b. Nov 1851, MI James Bright, b. cir. 1861, MI The 1900 US Census for Colon Twp., St. Joseph Co., MI indicates that Mary Ann Bright was widowed and had born 8 children. I'm missing one. William Bright m. Mary ??. They had two children, John W. Bright, b. Jun 1876 MI, d. 1912 MI; Minnie A. Bright, b. Jun 1879 MI. The family story is that Mary deserted William and her children and moved west, eventually starting another family. John W. Bright m. cir. 1905 in Coffyville, KS, to Mamie Jane Reed, b. cir. 1883, PA. d/o Luther Reed. When John died in 1912, Mamie took their children and moved in with her brother, James N. Reed in Roger Mills Co., OK in 1913. Children of John W. and Mamie Jane (Reed) Bright: Charles A. Bright, b. cir. 1908, MI Leroy J. Bright, b. cir 1905, MI Mabel M. Bright, b. 1913, MI If anyone has any info on these people, please contact me.