I've sketched bits and pieces of the following Adam Bright family from different internet contacts and pages.Some of it needs to be verified and/or documented:
1Adam BRIGHT b: 1807 (1806 in prev. message?) in Pa. +Louissa (Eliza?) LONG? b: 1821 in Pa. m: Bef. 1844? ...... 2 Susanna BRIGHT b: Abt. 1844 ...... 2 John BRIGHT b: Abt. 1845 ...... 2 Catherine (Katherine) BRIGHT b: October 05, 1847 in Allegheny Co., Pa. d: December 29, 1932 in West Mead Twp., Crawford Co, Pa. ........+William H. Petterman ...... 2 Margaret Ellen BRIGHT b: Abt. 1850 New Sewickley Tp., Beaver Co., Pa. d: Abt. 1881 in Beaver Co., Pa. ........+Michael (Micah) William DAMAN b: August 18, 1848 in Beaver Falls, Pa. d: September 08, 1935 in Merriam Ave., Montevideo, Minnesota
I descend from the DAMAN/BRIGHT line above.I wonder if the Adam BRIGHT above and Adam son of Michael discussed in the previous messages aren't in fact the same person.In the LDS records, there are four entries for an Adam BRIGHT b. 1806 Jonesburg or Heidleberg Tp., Lebanon Co., Pa. d. 1876 in ?; I don't see any other Adam BRIGHTS in Pa. with birthdays that really come close to matching.Those records show Adam b. 1806 as son of Michael BRIGHT and Barbara WATERS.Searching those same records for Michael and Barbara provides a pedigree for Michael BRIGHT the son of John BRIGHT and Margaret SCHAEFFER, of the Johann Michael BRECHT / Margaretta SIMONE line, and shows the spouses as Barbara WATERS and/or Barbara WINTERS (as well as other spouses, Margaret BEAMER and Margaret GLASS).If any BRIGHT researchers can help to confirm or refute the connection between Adam and Michael, I would appreciate the help.