Were any of you who descend from Leonard and Amanda Richardson Brightwell able to find out whether he did die in Smithville, Bastrop Co., TX, and are they really both buried there? The last I could find Amanda was as "Mandy Brightwell" on the 1880 Izard Co., AR Census in the household of her granddaughter Ava Safronia and her husband William Riley Gillihan, Jr. (there spelled "Gilleyhand"). I am wondering why she went back to TX, if Leonard had previously died there and she had gone back to live with her granddaughter in Arkansas? Amanda supposedly died in or after 1899, when she got a Confederate widow's pension in Bastrop Co., TX (from a newspaper report), if that was actually the same Amanda Brightwell. Do you know any more about whether this is true or not? I am a descendant of Amanda's younger sister A(gga) Frances Richardson Alford of Gibson Co., TN.