Granville co. nc . The names of the counties changed over the years. You may like to search all the counties in the area of Granville. We know For sure Reynolds and Mary Brightwell lived in Granville co. The county seat Oxford Nc. is 20 mile from VA. line. The county of Granville goes to Va. line.There was another family of Brightwells that lived abt. 50 or so Miles up the road in Prince Edward Co. Va. Thay also had a male name Reynolds . At this time we have not connected these two families. These two famlies could poss. be related to an Old Reynolds in another county in Va. We just dont know at this time.