My name is Madelyn Brite Larkin, and my Bright/Brite ancestors migrated from Virginia into North Carolina about 1700. They originally lived in Pasquotank (later divided into Camden Co.) and Currituck counties. I know there were some Brights very early on in Chatham County, but I don't have the census records right now of the 1790 Census. I believe that a good place for you to begin this search is to look in the Census index for the NC state Census 1784-1787 and the first U.S. Census of 1790.These indexes will list Brights in NC by county.Then, I think you might be able to narrow your search to the specific counties--Chatham and nearby counties. Please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.I am doing research on the Bright and Brite families of North Carolina and will be glad to share informtion with you.