Descendants of Mr ? Brightwell who was born pre-1735 and lived in King William Co VA.Bounty Warrant applications show that his 5 sons served in the Continental Line of the Revolutionary War:
1)Anderson Brightwell (b.ca.1766 King Wm Co VA-d.1837 Pittsylvania Co VA) md 1786 Prince Edward Co VA to Nancy Brightwell (1767-living 1839) dau of Reynold Brightwell.
2)Leonard Brightwell (died after the War but before 1828)-no children. 3)William Brightwell (died abt 1805 King Wm Co VA)-no children. 4)Jesse Brightwell -killed at the Revolutionary Battle at Charleston.Not married. 5)John Brightwell (died 1796 King William Co VA) married Elizabeth _____ (she was born in the 1760's and was alive in 1830 in Chesterfield Co VA) 6)Lucy Brightwell (living 1823 King Wm Co VA) md Barnard Powers.
Children of John (d.1796) & Elizabeth (living 1830):
1)William Brightwell (b.1780's King Wm Co VA-d.1820's Chesterfield Co VA) md Mrs Sally Turner in 1807 Chesterfield Co VA. Sally was born abt 1785 and was living 1850 Chesterfield Co VA. Two sons.
2)Jason Brightwell (b.pre.1794 King Wm Co VA-d.1829 Pittsylvania Co VA) md a)1812 Henrico Co VA to Sally Frayser b)1817 Mecklenberg Co VA to Jane G Poindexter.Jane was born 1794-1800 and was alive in 1840 Pittsylvania Co VA.Five girls & one boy.