I may have some relevant information for you regarding the genealogy of Joseph Bright, who was born in Pasquotank Co., NC.I just now saw your message of January, 1999, by doing a "search" on this Bright forum.
I believe that Joseph Brite was the son of Ephraim Brite, Jr., who was born between 1780 and 1785 In Pasquotank Co. and died there in 1876.He had probably three wives, the third of which was Mary Elizabeth Brothers, born 1812 in Perquimans Co. and died in 1860 in Pasquotank.
It is possible that there was more than one Joseph Bright or Brite.(This is the same family, really; only the spellings differ.) But this is the Joseph I know about.
Please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.I have a lot of information about the Brights and Brites of North Carolina.Most of them came from Virginia, as early as 1696.I can give you more details if you write me at my regular address.