This is quite interesting!This is *not* what I had for this James, not at all!
My ggg-grandfather, Elijah Bright, born in 1789 in Dorchester Co Maryland, son of James Bright and Sarah Busick, with James being a Revolutionary War veteran; the family relocated to Sullivan County TN in 1800.In James' pension record, there are numerous references to the oldest son also being named James (older brother to Elijah), being a surveyor, and that he married Nancy Morgan, then they moved to Fayetteville, south of Nashville.
Where did you get your information that ties Botetourt Co?Or about Col Anderson?
I wonder if there's something somewhere that has two different James merged into one.... I've had to correct other errors before (James' wife, the Sarah West versus Sarah Busick issue again).