This is the correct and brief information in ref. to the 3 William Brightwell`s of South Carolina. A William Brightwell the father and family is found in South Carolina and listed as such from the early 1800`s untill 1840. His 3 sons were. John Brightwell William Brightwell, and Reynold Brightwell All 3 sons moved from South Carolina starting in the 1830`s and up untill 1840. All 3 sons lived in Stewart county Ga. first. The correct information for these 3 sons is listed below.
Son # 1, John Brightwell moved to Stewart county Ga. first, early 1830`s and lived the rest of his adult life out in this area and died in Webster county Ga. 1859, John`s first son was named William Brightwell, born 1832 in Stewart County Ga., later this county was devided and became Webster County Ga., John was one of the co-founders of Poplar Springs Primitive Babtist church. John`s wife lived on untill after 1870 and died in Webster county Ga.
Son #2, William Brightwell, Allso moved to Stewart County Ga. sometimes around 1840 and lived in this area untill 1855-1856 time period. Around this time period he moved to Alabama and was one of the early members of the church he may have helped co-found. Around 1869 this William Brightwell moved back home to the now Webster county Ga. as seen on the 1870 census for this county. in 1871 this William Brightwell purchased a farm in Terrell County Ga. just outside of Webster county Ga. and lived his life out in Terrel county Ga. untill his death in 1884. Note: I have his obit and the court records of his land purchase. Another note: John Brightwell from # 1 had a son named William Brightwell, this was John Brightwell first son born 1831-1832 in Stewart county Ga. Son # 2 is the uncle of this William Brightwell. Both of these men purchased land the same year (1871) Terrell County Ga. and this land joined one another. I have the court land documents. This William Brightwell, a son of John died 1881 in Terrell County Ga. I allso have his obit. His grave can be viewed at the old Poplar Springs cemetery in Webster County Ga. His grave has a Civil War marker.
Son # 3, Reynold Brightwell, Reynold Brightwell allso left South Carolina in the 1840 time period and moved to Stewart County Ga. and lived in Stewart County Ga. untill the mid 1850`s. Sometimes around 1855 Reynold moved to Alabama and eventually listed in the Civil War. As far as I know Reynold Brightwell grave was never found but thought to be in a certain area in Alabama.