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« on: May 27, 2007, 04:42:01 PM »

We invite you to submit your "Pedigree" for this Surname.   Our Surname Project is primarily interested in your Paternal line, as surnames are passed down from father to son, just as the yDNA is passed down. 

If you ARE A MEMBER of this Surname Project at Family Tree DNA, send your pedigree by email to at  The pedigree will then be posted on the Surname Project's Patriarchs Page by or sent to the Project’s Administrator.

Please include the following:  (If you have more information you would like to share, you may also post a more extended version of your family pedigree on the project website’s Pedigree Forum below)
•       Name of project
•       Kit Number
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•       Name, birthdate, birthplace, spouse of Earliest Known Ancestor
•       List each succeeding generation, using only those four items of information (or substitute another item of information if missing an item)

If you are NOT A MEMBER of this Surname Project at Family Tree DNA, you are welcome to post your pedigree on the Pedigree Forum below.  We hope an interested researcher will see it and contact you to share information.

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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2007, 11:10:06 PM »

William D BRIGHT b. 1775-1780 d. 23 Oct 1859 Fayetteville, Lincoln Co. Tennessee
Nancy Jane BRIGHT b. 1796 Virginia d. 1854 Fulton, KY m. Evan CRAWFORD in Obion Co. TN in 1825
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2007, 02:53:18 PM »

Hi, mlslabaugh. Your pedigree has been posted:

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2010, 02:25:13 PM »

From an email sent by Christopher Bright [christopherwbright AT]:

FTDNA kit no.: 180331

earliest known ancestor: Conrad "Kunst/Kuntz" Brecht (b 1563, Baden, Germany, m Catrina/Catarina/Catherine)

his son
Christoph "Stoffel/Stoeffel" Brecht (b 1591, Neudorf, Baden, Germany, m Anna Barbara Wolpack)

his son
(Hans) Balthasar Brecht (b 24 Aug 1636, Schriessheim, Baden, Germany, m Anna Margaretha Christman/Christmann)

his son
(Johannes) Michael Brecht (b 12 Oct 1662, Schriessheim, Baden, Germany, m Anna Katherina/Catherine/Katharine Hoffmann)

his son
(Johan/Johannes/John) Michael Brecht/Bright (b 28 May 1706,Schriessheim, Baden, Germany, m
Margaret/Margareta Simone)

his son
Capt. John Bright/Brecht (b 20 Feb 1736,  , Lebanon, PA, m Margaret/Margareta/Margaretha Schaeffer)

his son
Henry/Heinrich Bright/Brecht (b 2 Nov 1760, Sheridan, Lebanon, PA, m Elizabeth Pope)

his son
Capt. John Bright (b 1787, of  , Lincoln, KY m Elizabeth Morrison)

his son
Henry Clay Bright, Sr. (b 1821,  , Lincoln, KY, m Monah/Moriah/Mariah/Mariate/Marie Gentry)

his son
Henry Clay Bright, Jr. (b 7 Aug 1854, , Madison, KY,  m Sue Whitley)

his son
Eugene Whitley Bright, Sr. (b 15 Sept 1888 , MO, m Virginia Redd Crutcher)

his son
Eugene Whitley Bright, Jr. (b 25 May 1912, Lexington KY m Lucille Katherine Sell)

Kit # 180331

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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2011, 01:41:23 PM »

From an email sent by Judy Wisehart [rexwisehart AT]:

Henry Bright (Sr.) 1680-1749 m. Ann ?
Henry Bright, Jr. 1700-1749 m. Elizabeth ?
Caleb Bright b. Virginia 1749-1808 m.
Caleb Bright b. North Carolina 1800-1864 m. Keziah Bennett b. Ohio
Charles Edward Bright b. Illinois 1841-1931 m. Rachael Elizabeth McDermed 1840-1939
Norman Sylvester Bright b. Nebraska 1873-1956 m. Myrtle Jane Dickerson
Leta Farrell Bright b. Nebraska 1901-1962 m. John Jabez (Jay) Adams b.
Kansas 1896-1947
Thelma Naomi Adams b. Kansas 1920-2002 m. Herbert Ray McClure b. Kansas
Judy Kay McClure b. California 1943 m. Rex Marshall Wisehart b. Colorado
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2017, 01:00:41 PM »

James Bright, b. 1752, Dorchester Co, MD, d. 1837 Sullivan Co, TN, m. 1775 Sarah Busick.
Elijah Bright, b. 1789 Dorchester Co, MD, d. 1849 Scott Co, VA, m. 1808 Dorcas Trimble.
John Bright, b. 1823 Sullivan Co, TN, d. 1913 Sullivan Co, TN, m. 1857 Mary Jane Browder.
Thomas Fain Bright, b. 1871 Sullivan Co, TN, d. 1918 Sullivan Co, TN, m. 1895 Mollie McCravy.
Leslie Newland Bright, b. 1899, Dickenson Co, VA, d. 1971, Hawkins Co, TN, m. 1937 Winnie Bradford.
Leslie Allen Bright, b. 1943, Hawkins Co, TN, m. 1967 Betty Sue Bussell.
Leslie Neal Bright, b. 1972, Sullivan Co, TN, m. 1989 Laura Baldree.

Suspect that James' father is also named James, but still not verified.

James (b 1752), was born on the Delmarva Peninsula, on the Chesapeake Bay; across the bay, there were numerous Brights in Virginia in the 1600's, suspect a link.


Brights of upper east Tennessee and southwestern Virginia

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