BRIGHT Family Puzzle
- These pages represent the hard work of many researchers who
desire to document the ancestors and descendants of the three
BRIGHT brothers who came to North Carolina from the
neighboring colony/state of Virginia-- John, Henry and Richard
--and especially Captain Simon Bright of Dobbs County, NC.
There are many North Carolina counties involved, but especially
Dobbs, Lenoir, Greene, Currituck, Craven, Bath, Hyde and
- The traditional naming pattern of the era adds to the
confusion of these family lines. Because of Burned Counties in NC
, we are trying to locate and post bible records, deed, church
records, court records, etc. to help verify the different
- The genealogy of this family needs straightening out,
especially when it comes to Capt. Simon Bright's descendants and
ancestors. There is much misinformation out there including
memorial plaques that incorrectly state the linages. There are
also published works that contain misinformation based on verbal
recollections and not primary sources.
- You are invited to view this site and submit data, data that
meets the Primary Source guidelines. If you find any of our
research useful, please credit the researcher who submitted the
information. Permission is not granted to
copy these pages with the intent to publish or profit from the
work of others. You may link to The Bright Research Site, but not
duplicate these pages elsewhere.
Researchers who submitted information in the early days of this
- Charles C. Lucas
- Rose Parks
- Patty Day
- Martha Marble
- Madelyn Brite Larkin
- Francis Hodges
- Jack Bright
Check here for the latest Site updates
D. Bennett's " The Bright Family of Lenoir and Greene
Counties, NC "
BRIGHT research listed by year from
BRIGHT's in the 1790 North Carolina
BRIGHT RESEARCHERS "
Working Theories " on their BRIGHT ancestors
Descandant Chart based on research put
together by Rose Parks
Simon BRIGHT/Nancy Bright:
Widow's Pension Application-S9293
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submit information send an email to:
- The BRIGHT Family file
- Please put
brightresearch (no space) in the subject area
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