I have been researching the Bright's of McDowell Co. NC. for many years.My gg-grandfather Adolphus E. Bright was born there in Nov. 1823.In the McDowell Co. NC 1850 Census, Sarah Bright age 53 is listed with Davis age 25.I am assuming he was her son.In the 1840 Burke Co. NC Census she is listed again as head of the house and with a son between the age of 15-20.Most likley this is Davis at age 15.In the 1830 Burke Co. NC Census their is a William Bright with a male child between 5-10. Most likley Davis at age 5.In the 1850 Census Sarah was 53, and in the 1840 Census 43.In the 1830 Census with William Bright a female is listed between the age of 30 and 40, again probably Sarah.Now to pull all this together.It is my belief that George Reel was Sarah's second husband.Since John Henry was born in May 1845 he may be George's son from a previous marriage.Also he was not listed with Sarah in the 1850 Census. He would have been 5. I may be way off base with all this.Hope this helps.If you have any more info on the Bright's or if I can help you in any way please let me know. My e-mail has been giving me problems so just leave me a message on the forum.