Barnett Brightwell Sr (b.pre.1762-d.abt.1830) md 1782 Mary Guill (b.176?-d.abt.1836).Nine children (from tax, deed & estate records):
1)Alexander Brightwell (b.abt.1785 Pr.Edw.Co.VA-d.aft.1850 Weakley Co TN) md 1)1807 Pr.Edw.Co.VA to Mrs Sally Carter who died (1832-1840) and 2)1840 Wilson Co TN Adaline Pitlow (b.abt.1807VA-d.aft.1850).He received 124 acres from Barnett's estate.
2)John Brightwell (b.abt.1786VA-d.1835GA) md 1811 Cumberland Co VA to Frances H Glenn (b.1785-1790--d.1842GA).Moved to Clarke Co GA abt.1822. He received 52 acres from Barnett's estate.
3)Charles Brightwell (Jr) (b.abt.1789VA-d.1847VA) md 1811 Pr.Edw.Co.VA to Hopy W Boatright (b.abt.1791Buckingham Co VA-d.aft.1870). He received 58 acres from Barnett's estate.
4)Nancy Brightwell (b.abt.1789VA-d.May 1865VA) md 1804 Pr.Edw.Co.VA her 1st cousin William Brightwell (JR), son of Charles Brightwell SR.She received 48 acres from Barnett's estate.
5)Josiah Brightwell (b.abt.1791VA-d.1863/64VA) md 1819 Pr.Edw.Co.VA to Jane T Hill (b.abt.1799VA-d.13 Aug 1878VA).He received 49 acres from Barnett's estate.
6)Barnett Brightwell Jr (b.pre.1794VA-d.between 1821 & 1827VA) md 1815 Pr.Edw.Co.VA to Nancy Matthews (b.abt.1796-d.aft.1860 Appomattox Co VA) dau of Phillip Matthews.His daughters, Emeline & Saluda Ann received 47 acres from Barnett Sr's estate.
7)Martha Brightwell (b.10 Jun 1795VA-d.16 May 1868) md 1818 Pr.Edw.Co.VA to Henry Y Jenkins (b.13 Oct 1792-living 1871VA).She received 56 acres from Barnett's estate.
8)Reuben Brightwell (b.abt.1798VA-living 1870) md 1822 Pr.Edw.Co.VA to Mary Jones Hill (b.1801VA-d.1860-1870). He received 61 acres from Barnett's estate.
9)Nathaniel Brightwell (b.pre.1800VA-d.between 1824 & 1826) md 1824 Pr.Edw.Co.VA to Mary B Williams.Nathaniel died soon after this marriage with no children; his widow, Mary, remarried in 1826 to Anderson J Lovern. In 1820, Barnett paid tax on his "son Nat".