I live outside Bedford County and have done a great deal of work on this family. Sherwood and Mary Bright Gaddy had a daughter Hannah who married Edmund Burruss. Edmund and Hannah are my g-g-g grandparents. I have found one document for Edward Bright before Bedford County and that was a deed. This deed shows that he had a connection to Albemarle County. I have only tried to research Edward in the state of Virginia. The North Carolina connection is new to me. I did find a record where an Edward Bright who was from England, I believe it was Bedfordshire. This Edward was sent to Virginia as a prisioner. I know the date works for that Edward to be the Edward of Bedford County- I'd have to go through my records on that fact.