William Brightwell (Sr), son of Reynold Brightwell & Drucilla Allmand was born abt 1779 in Pr.Edw.Co.VA & died abt 1831 in Pr.Edw.Co.VA. He md 1800 to Mary Young who was born abt 1785 and died 30 Nov 1861 in Pr.Edw.Co.VA. Reynold Brightwell left all of his land (220 acres) to his son William in his 1806 will. Except for 6 acres sold in the 1820's, this land remained in the family until Williams sons Richard & Henry died in 1892 & 1894 respectively.
1.Elizabeth Brightwell (b.abt.1803-living 1850) md 1826 Pr.Edw.Co.VA to Josiah Sheppard (b.abt.1803-living 1850) 2.William A Brightwell?? (b.abt.1806-living 1870 Campbell Co VA) md 1830 Campbell Co VA to Margaret "Peggy" Freeman. 3.Mildred "Milly" Ann Brightwell (b.abt.1810-d.Oct 1881 Pr.Edw.Co.VA)--unmarried. 4.Mary Ann Brightwell (b.pre.1812) md 1827 Pr.Edw.Co.VA to James Hill 5.Henry Brightwell (b.abt.1815-d.14 Nov 1894 Pr.Edw.Co.VA)--unmarried. 6.Richard Brightwell (b.abt.1822-d.1 Jun 1892 Pr.Edw.Co.VA) md Ella _____? 7.Mary Brightwell (b.ca.1825-living 1850)