1870 United States Federal Census > Colorado Territory > Jefferson > Not Stated enum Aug 4, 1870 Bright, Richard, 37, farmer Eliza,30, (says b Indiana on this one) William Bright, age 15, b In
Family was not found in 1880.
1885 Colorado census: Name: Eliza Bright Residence: Boulder, Colorado Enumeration District: 2 Birth Place: Michigan Age: 45 Race: White Gender: Female Marital Status: Married Relationship to Head of Household: Wife Father's Birthplace: New Hampshire Mother's Birthplace: Virginia Page: 1 Roll: T158_2 Doesn't show anyone living with her and her husband. It gives just his initials as R L Bright. He was a rancher born in NJ.
Colorado Marriages, 1859-1900 about ELIZA ALDRIDGE Name: RICHARD L. BRIGHT Spouse: ELIZA ALDRIDGE Marriage Date: February 21, 1870 County: Boulder State: CO
Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 about Richard L. Bright Name: Richard L. Bright State Filed: Colorado It says he was in the Indiana cavalry.
Denver Land Office Records, 1862-1908 about Richard L. Bright Name: Richard L. Bright Township/Direction: 3/South Range/Direction: 70/West Book: Register of Homestead Entries, 5. vols. Type: Homestead Act Bureau of Land Management: 6 Application #: 817.00
Possible father? Only Pike I found in Michigan who married before 1850. Michigan Marriages to 1850 about Abbee, Amoret Spouse 1: Abbee, Amoret Spouse 2: Pike, Jonathan Marriage Date: 19 Dec 1838 Marriage Location: Michigan Berrien County