ID: I2806 Name: William B. BRIGHTWELL Sex: M Will: Montgomery, AL Note: Left 17 slaves who took the Brightwell name confusing reacher even more they took the same first names. Birth: ABT 1815 in SC Event: Moved to another state ABT 1875 Montgomery, AL Birth: 18 OCT 1817 in Va. Death: 11 JUL 1892 Burial: 1892 Wm B Brightwell family Cem., Oglethrope Co., GA Note: Keith Moody-E-Mail- 13 Dec. 1999 Event: Built fertillizer Mill 1874 Maxeys, Oglethrope Co., GA Event: Lived in ABT 1837 Maxeys, Oglethrope Co., GA Event: Admin. of Will of 13 AUG 1853 Augustine Slaughter, Greene Co., GA Note: Augustine Slaughter, late of Alabama..." Event: Legal notice 13 AUG 1853 Greensboro Herald Event: Legal notice 8 OCT 1853 Greensboro Herald Note: Estate sale of A. Slaughter. Event: Legal notice 19 NOV 1853 Greensboro Herald Note: Estae sale of A.Slaughter Event: Subscription to Banner 17 MAR 1855 Greene Co., GA Event: Legal notice 17 MAR 1855 Greensboro Herald Event: Estate of Burdett Finch 15 DEC 1855 Greene Co., GA Event: Legal notice 15 DEC 1855 Greensboro Herald Event: Legal notice 10 NOV 1870 Greensboro Herald Note: 285 acres...levied on as property of SSNickelson, to satisfy executions...in favor of W.H.Brimberry and W.B.Brightwell..." RELA: Natural RELA: Natural Note:
William B. Brightwell was the first member of the Brightwell family to settle in Maxeys Georgia and was one of the first settlers on the land that originally belonged to Jesse Maxey. During the gold boom of the 1870s William invested heavily in themines in Oglethorpe Co. but not enough gold was found to justify the money invested.
The Story of Oglethorpe County by Lena Smith Wise( Mastser's Thesis for MA in Practical Education-1953) pub by the Historic Oglethorpe County, Inc. 1980
Father: John BRIGHTWELL b: ABT 1784 in Prince Edward Co., Virginia Mother: Frances H. GLENN b: ABT 1790 in Va.
Marriage 1 Elizabeth Clotilda BELL b: 16 NOV 1817
Married: 15 OCT 1839 in Clarke Co., Ga. Note: Keith Moody-E-Mail- 13 Dec. 1999 Event: None
1. Jasper Harrison BRIGHTWELL b: 7 DEC 1840 2. Augustine Thomas BRIGHTWELL b: 15 APR 1843 3. Martha W. BRIGHTWELL b: 1845 4. Anna E. BRIGHTWELL b: 1847 5. Eveline B. BRIGHTWELL b: JAN 1850 6. William W. BRIGHTWELL b: NOV 1853 in GA. 7. Sarah Evie BRIGHTWELL b: 1 DEC 1855