Anderson Brightwell was a brother to Jesse, and Lucy Brightwell Power per Revolutionary War documents.The court awarded Anderson and Lucy Brightwell Power land grant privileges due to Jesse's three year term of service to the Continental Line .Jesse died at the Battle of Charleston, S.C.Jesse's land grant was awarded in that portion of the present day State of Ohio which was ceded by the State of Virginia under the terms of it's confirmation and joining the Union of States that became the United States when the Virginia Assembly ratifed the Constitution. These land grants were awarded after 1830.Anderson Brightwell later moved to Pittsylvania County.It is apparent that Anderson and Lucy Brightwell Power sold the rights to the Ohio property and never acquired title to those lands.
A further note on Anderson Brightwell and his parentage.Anderson is the son of John And Elizabeth (Coleman)Brightwell of King and Queen Co., VA who appear to bedescendants of Richard Brightwell of Prince George's County Maryland. Our Reynolds Brightwell appears to be William Reynolds Brightwell that appears to connect to that family as well.Reynolds is believed to be a cousin to Anderson , Jesse, and Lucy Power.
Reynolds Brightwell made claims toward the next of kin rights to the Land Warrants due Jesse Brightwell.Elizabeth Brightwell testified before the Courts to the effect that she was the mother of Jesse Brightwell. William Brightwell received land Warrants for his service to the Revolutionary War effort.It is my belief that this William is in fact our William Reynolds Brightwell. Replies appreciated!