You are indeed correct when you ask if Tobias Bright and family moved to Missouri! Their descendants moved to north Barry County which later was renamed Lawrence County, MO.Most of these Kentucky families that settled in Lawrence Co. MO were from Allen, Warren, Barren and Hopkins County, Kentucky.
Descendants of Tobias Bright gather together each 3d Sunday in September, Monett City Park with 11 other related Kentucky families and celebrate their family ties, kinship to one another and meet new cousins and friends. Eliza Bright married Cary Boucher, 16 March 1842 in Barry County (Pre Lawrence) as found on page 24 of Barry County Marriage Records, Cassville, Mo.
Asbury Brite mar Terrissa Evaline Spilman (of Culpepper Co. VA Spilmans) 6 Dec 1859, by S. Whaley, JP, Pg 217 Jesse Brite mar Jewley (Julie?) Ann Higgs, 24 March 1853 by Elisha Landon, Min. United Baptist, Pg 85 Raughly (Raleigh?) Brite to Lusincis Frances Spilman, 1 Feb 1855, by Elisha Neice, M G U B , pg 119. Mrs. Ramey J Brite mar John A Cowan, 30 Sept 1852, pg 78.
These are the 12 Pioneer Family surnames Progenitors of SW Lawrence Co. Mo.: Gabriel Boucher, Tobias & Asbury Brite/Bright, Lenard & Lindsey Cagle, Samuel Moseley Hewlett, Oliver P Mann, Isaac Moody, ??Morris, ' Moses Pruitt, Joseph Schooling, John Spilman & Mary Boucher, Benjamin Woods and Asa Wormington.