I am trying to go back from my great grandfather Simon Tyson Bright born in Chatham Co. Sept 12 1851.
I found on one site (thank you Ann Brown!!!!) that it is possible that Abner B. Bright was Simon Tyson Bright's father. Previous to this I have not been able to go back any further than my great grandfather.
Only thing I have found so far: Abner B. Bright listed in the following census file for Chatham Co. NC 1850: ftp://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/nc/chatham/1850/pg0416a.txt Just pretty much says he was there...
Here is what I know:
my great grandfather: Simon Tyson Bright 12 Sept. 1851 - 05 Nov. 1938 born: Chatham Co. NC (I remember dad saying something about Bear Creek) & died in Henry Co. TN (Paris area) wife: Rebecca Jones Bright 02 July 1860 - 28 Aug. 1936
my grandfather: James Dolphus (Adolphus) Bright 1880 - 1951 wife Nannie(McNeal/McNeil/? full Irish) BRIGHT 1889 - 1964
his brother and my gr uncle: Thomas Junior 'June' BRIGHT b. June 24, 1882 Chatham Co., NC - d. 1973 Henry Co., TN wife: Annie Ethel (Jones) Bright - b. December 1885 Henry Co., TN - d. 1977
His other brother and my gr uncle: Simon Hunter BrightMay 1894 - ?