Hi! I know about a Bright family of Albertus (Father)& Tobias Bright (Son) from SC/KY who settled in Lawrence County Missouri.Lawrence County was formed in May 1845 with George Brite as an Election Judge.Albertus Bright was born in 1732 in South Carolina and died in Shelby Co. KY.
I am a point of contact for a Reunion of Bright/Brite family descendents who join with 11 other Kentucky family surnames every September for a Reunion of families that settled the SW Mo area.
The name of Bright changed in Kentucky to BRITE so the lineage of Kentucky/Missouri changed in spelling only. Our Bright/Brite Family Reunion has been meeting since 1934 every September and will meet again September 16, 2007 in Monett, Mo. Jackson County AR is Little Rock? Lawrence County MO is not that far from northwestern Arkansas today.