Re: John Dabney Brightwell and family, Spots Va 1800s+
After many years of research I have the following information for a John D. Brightwell of Spotsylvania County, VA.I have numerous land transactions, wills, etc. which back up the information.
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Thomas Brightwell b. 1744 in Orange County, VA, d. after 1810; m. Mary (Molly) b. 1748 in Orange County, VA.
Thomas Brightwell b. abt. 1770 in Spotsylvania County, VA, d. abt. 1838 in Spotsylvania County, VA (will, Oct. 1838, Inventory, 1839); m. Jemima (possibly Johnson) of Spotsylvania County, VA.
John D. Brightwell b. 1811 in Spotsylvania County, VA and remained there all his life.Absalom Brightwell was born in 1775 and died July 20, 1833 and was an uncle of John D. Brightwell.
My husband's g-g-g grandfather, Waller Lewis Brightwell who married Permilia Mitchell, was a brother of John D. Brightwell.
I have found nothing which indicates this family was associated with Daniel Boone.