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BRIGHT Family

Descendant Chart based on the research of Rose Parks
 

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 BRIGHT was born Abt. 1660, and died 1720 in Beaufort Co., NC. He married ELIZABETH HILL. She was born 1680, and died 1744 in Craven Co. NC1.
Children of JOHN BRIGHT and ELIZABETH HILL are:
2. i. RICHARD BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1694; d. 1731, Beaufort Co., NC.
  ii. HENRY BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1695; d. Beaufort Co., NC.
3.iii.SIMON BRIGHT, COL., b. Abt. 1695, Beaufort Co. NC?; d. 1777, Dobbs/Craven       Co., NC.
  iv. MARY BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1698, Beaufort Co. NC?; m. WILLIAM WYNN, Bef. 1720.
  v. JAMES BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1700; d. 1735, Beaufort Co. NC?2; m. ANNA.
4. vi. WILLIAM BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1702, Beaufort Co. NC?; d. 1754, Craven Co., NC.
   vii.LYDIA BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1704, Beaufort Co. NC?.
      5. viii.JOHN BRIGHT, JR., b. Abt. 1705, Beaufort Co. NC?.
 

Generation No. 2

2. RICHARD2 BRIGHT (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1694, and died 1731 in Beaufort Co., NC
Children of RICHARD BRIGHT are:
    i. JAMES3 BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1715.
    ii. SIMON3 BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1718.
 
3. SIMON2 BRIGHT, COL. (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1695 in Beaufort Co. NC?, and died 1777 in Dobbs/Craven Co., NC. He married ? HODGES.
Children of SIMON BRIGHT and ? HODGES are:
6. i. MARY3 BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1730; d. Aft. 1789, New Hanover County, North Carolina.
7. ii. SIMON BRIGHT, JR. (CAPT.), b. 1734, Craven/Dobbs County, NC; d. December       1777, Dobbs County, NC.
8. iii. JAMES BRIGHT, b. 1750; d. 1819.
9. iv. ELIZABETH BRIGHT, b. 1745, Johnston Co.?Lenoir, NC.
 
4. WILLIAM2 BRIGHT (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1702 in Beaufort Co. NC?, and died 1754 in Craven Co., NC4. He married ANN (STOCKWELL?).
Children of WILLIAM BRIGHT and ANN (STOCKWELL?) are:
 
10. i. STOCKWELL BRIGHT, b. 1728, Craven Co., NC; d. Bef. March 1791, Craven       Co.,NC.
   ii. ANN BRIGHT, b. 1729; m. ? NELSON.
   iii.MARY BRIGHT, b. 1730; m. FRANCIS NICKLES, Bef. 1761, NC.
    iv. SUSANNA BRIGHT, b. 1732.
    v. ELEANOR BRIGHT, b. 1736.
 
5. LYDIA2 BRIGHT (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1704 in Beaufort Co. NC?. She married ? HANDCOCK.
Children of LYDIA BRIGHT and ? HANDCOCK are:
    i. ELIZABETH HANDCOCK.
    ii. MARY HANDCOCK.
 
Generation No. 3
6. MARY3 BRIGHT (SIMON2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1730, and died Aft. 1789 in New Hanover County, North Carolina. She married BENJAMIN HERRING Abt. 1750 in Johnston County, North Carolina, son of JOHN HERRING and CATHERINE MORBE. He was born 1720 in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina, and died 1789 in New Hanover Co. NC.
Children of MARY BRIGHT and BENJAMIN HERRING are:
11. i. SARAH HERRING, b. Abt. 1750, Lenoir County, North Carolina; d. Bef. 1820,       Lenoir County, North Carolina.
    ii. DORCAS HERRING, b. Abt. 1751, Dobbs County, North Carolina; m. ?       WILLIAMS.
12. iii. NANCY ANN HERRING, b. 7 December 1753, Dobbs County, North Carolina; d.       Sumner County, TN.
13. iv. BRIGHT HERRING, b. 1755, Dobbs County, North Carolina; d. April 1828,       Montgomery County, Tennessee.
    v. ELIZABETH HERRING, b. 1758; m. (1) WILLIAM M. HUTCHINS; m. (2) JOHN       MCKENZIE.
 
7. SIMON3 BRIGHT, JR. (CAPT.) (SIMON2, JOHN1) was born 1734 in Craven/Dobbs County, NC, and died December 1777 in Dobbs County, NC. He married MARY GRAVES Abt. 1766 in Craven County/Dobbs, NC5, daughter of THOMAS GRAVES and SARAH TURNER. She was born Abt. 1740 in Craven Co., NC?, and died 1836 in Lenoir Co. NC6
Children of SIMON BRIGHT and MARY GRAVES are:
   
14. ii. GRAVES BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1769, Craven Co. NC; d. Abt. October 1803, Lenoir Co.     NC.
15. iii. JAMES BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1770; d. 29 June 1840, Pensacola, FL.
    iv. SALLY BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1771, Lenoir Co., NC.
    v. MARY BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1773.
16. vi. ELIZABETH BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1775, Dobbs County, NC.
   vii. NANCY BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1777.
 
8. JAMES3 BRIGHT (SIMON2, JOHN1) was born 1750, and died 1819.
Children of JAMES BRIGHT are:
    i. JAMES H. BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1780.
    ii. FRANCIS H. BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1788.
17. iii. SIMON BRIGHT, b. 1793; d. October 1849.
18. iv. MARY BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1785.
 
 9. ELIZABETH3 BRIGHT (SIMON2, JOHN1) was born 1745 in Johnston Co.?Lenoir, NC. She married FRANCIS HARPER Abt. 1760.
Child of ELIZABETH BRIGHT and FRANCIS HARPER is:
    i. MARY HARPER.
 
 
10. STOCKWELL3 BRIGHT (WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1728 in Craven Co., NC, and died Bef. March 1791 in Craven Co.,NC.
Children of STOCKWELL BRIGHT are:
    i. MARY BRIGHT, b. 1750.
    ii. SARAH BRIGHT, b. 1754.
19. iii. JOHN BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1760; d. 1807, Craven Co., NC.
 
 11. SARAH4 HERRING (MARY3 BRIGHT, SIMON2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1750 in Lenoir CountyNorth Carolina, and died Bef. 1820 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. She married GERSHAM WIGGINS Abt. 1767 in Dobbs County, North CArolina, son of JOHN WIGGINS and MARGARET. He was born Abt. 1738, and died Bef. 1820 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.
Children of SARAH HERRING and GERSHAM WIGGINS are:
    i. JOHN5 WIGGINS, b. Abt. 1768.
     ii. DAUGHTER WIGGINS, b. Abt. 1770.
    iii. JAMES WIGGINS, b. 5 October 1773, Dobbs/Lenoir County, North Carolina; d. 29        June 1849, Morgan County, Alabama; m. SUSANNA LASSITER, Abt. 1804, North        Carolina; b. 31 December 1785, Dobbs County, North Carolina, now Lenoir; d. 30       October 1861, Morgan County, Alabama.
    iv. GEORGE WIGGINS, b. Abt. 1775.
 
12. NANCY ANN4 HERRING(MARY3 BRIGHT, SIMON2, JOHN1) was born 7 December 1753 in Dobbs County, North Carolina, and died in Sumner County, TN. She married ROBERT TAYLOR 18 April 1771 in Dobbs County, North Carolina. He died in Sumner County, TN.
Children of NANCY HERRING and ROBERT TAYLOR are:
    i. HERRING TAYLOR, b. 4 February 1772, Dobbs County, NC; m. SALLIE       COTTON.
    ii. BETSY TAYLOR, b. 15 October 1773, Dobbs County, NC; m. LEONARD       DUGAN.
    iii. LUCY TAYLOR, b. 3 September 1775, Dobbs County, NC; m. (1) WHITEHEAD       JOINER; m. (2) JAMES WHITEHEAD.
    iv. ROBERT TAYLOR, b. 11 March 1777, NC; m. MARGARET KIRKPATRICK.
    v. KEZIAH TAYLOR, b. 11 April 1778, NC; m. JESSE SKEEN.
    vi. MANOAH TAYLOR, b. 27 September 1779, NC; m. ELIZABETH TAYLOR.
    vii. BENJAMIN TAYLOR, b. 6 March 1781, NC; m. CATHERINE KEIRING.
    viii. JOHN TAYLOR, b. 13 September 1782, NC; m. BARBARA BEASON.
    ix. ANN TAYLOR, b. 6 August 1783, NC; m. DAVID BRADLEY.
    x. NANCY TAYLOR, b. 6 August 1783, NC.
    xi. POLLY TAYLOR, b. 23 May 1787, NC; m. JOSEPH MCGLAUGHLIN.

13. BRIGHT4 HERRING (MARY3 BRIGHT, SIMON2, JOHN1) was born 1755 in Dobbs County, North Carolina, and died April 1828 in Montgomery County, Tennessee. He married SUSANNA Abt. 1773. She was born Abt. 1760, and died 1857 in Montgomery Co., TN?

Children of BRIGHT HERRING and SUSANNA are:
    i. BRIGHT HERRING, b. 1774, Dobbs County, NC; m. RHODA.
    ii. JAMES HERRING, b. 1778.
    iii. SIMON HERRING, b. 1782; d. Bef. 1828, Montgomery Co., TN.
    iv. SPIRUS HERRING, b. 1784; m. POLLY HATCHER7, 15 February 1819, Christian       Co., KY.
    v. JOHN HERRING, b. 1787.
    vi. BENJAMIN HERRING, b. 9 May 1790, New Hanover Co., NC?; d. 14 October       1860, Montgomery Co., TN; m. RACHEL NEVILLE WHITFIELD, 27 June 1815.
    vii. ALBERT HERRING, b. 1792.
 
14. GRAVES4 BRIGHT (SIMON3, SIMON2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1769 in Craven Co. NC, and died Abt. October 1803 in Lenoir Co. NC. He married CATHERINE SHEPPARD 6 September 1789 in Dobbs County, NC8, daughter of BENJAMIN SHEPPARD and MARTHA ?JONES?.
Children of GRAVES BRIGHT and CATHERINE SHEPPARD are:
    i. NANCY? BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1775; d. Bef. 1804, Lenoir Co., NC; m. JAMES       HOOKER.
    ii. ELIZABETH BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1779; m. WILLIAM LOVICK.
    iii. MARY BRIGHT9, b. Abt. 1781; m. ? HOUSE.
    iv. RICHARD GRAVES BRIGHT10, b. Abt. 1782.
    v. MARTHA BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1787.
    vi. BENJAMIN BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1788.
    vii. SALLY BRIGHT, b. Abt. 1790.

15. JAMES4 BRIGHT (SIMON3, SIMON2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1770, and died 29 June 1840 in Pensacola, FL. He married ELIZABETH LOVICK 13 June 1796. She died 15 August 1858 in Pensacola, FL.

Children of JAMES BRIGHT and ELIZABETH LOVICK are:
    i. HENRY BRIGHT, b. 2 August 1797, Lenoir County, NC; d. 14 October 1811, Lenoir       County, NC.
    ii. ANN HERITAGE BRIGHT, b. 22 August 1799, Lenoir County, NC; d. 6 February       1857, Pensacola, FL; m. NICHOLAS H. MITCHELL.
    iii. THOMAS GRAVES BRIGHT, b. 12 October 1801, Lenoir County, NC; d. 17       August 1837; m. NANCY ANN JONES, 10 January 1822.
    iv. MORTIMER BRIGHT, b. 27 June 1804, Lenoir Co. NC; d. 11 November 1848,       Pensacola, FL; m. FRANCES E. LOVICK, 26 November 1827; d. 25 May 1842,       Pensacola, FL.
Children of Mortimer and Frances:
Oscar P. BRIGHT
Jesse Noble BRIGHT
Bryan Taylor BRIGHT
Susan ___ BRIGHT
William Blackledge BRIGHT b. 11 Feb 1830 (bap. 2 May 1833) Lenoir Co., NC
George BRIGHT b. 14 June 1831 (bap. 2 May 1833) Lenoir Co., NC
James Lovick BRIGHT b. 8 Oct 1832 (bap. 28 Apr 1833)Lenoir Co., NC
Louisa BRIGHT bap. 2 May 1833 Lenoir Co. NC
(from the records of St. Mary's Parish; Lenoir, Craven and Pitt Counties NC. In Nov of 1832 the first 4 children were baptized by the Rev. T.S. W. Mett, William Martin Herritage is listed as the sponsor/witness. Also their parents and their place of residence was listed
(Craven Co., NC) Mortimer was baptized on Feb 23, 1832 as an adult, residence listed as Kinston, Lenoir Co, NC. The sponsor/witness for James,was "mother" and Wm. LOVICK. The sponsor/witness for Louisa, William & George was George Whitfield and M Pearson.
 

 

    v. EMMA BRIGHT, b. 17 February 1807; d. 23 August 1889, Pensacola, FL.
    vi. SALLY BRIGHT, b. 9 April 1809; d. 14 April 1851, Pensacola, FL; m. JAMES E.       LLOYD, 2 August 1848; d. Pensacola, FL.
    vii. HENRIETTA ELIZABETH BRIGHT, b. 21 February 1812, Lenoir County, NC;       d. 25 May 1846; m. JAMES E. SIMPSON, 20 April 1843.
    viii. LUCIUS MONTGOMERY BRIGHT, b. 14 January 1814, Lenoir County, NC; d.        31 August 1846, Pensacola, FL.
    ix. HENRY AUGUSTUS BRIGHT, b. 5 January 1817, Lenoir County, NC.
    x. MARY CAROLINE BRIGHT, b. 5 January 1817, Lenoir County, NC; d. 16 May       1901, Pensacola, FL; m. BEN FERREL.
    xi. ALEXANDER HOUSTON BRIGHT, b. 1 September 1819, Lenoir County, NC.

16. ELIZABETH4 BRIGHT (SIMON3, SIMON2, JOHN1) ) was born Abt. 1775 in Dobbs County, NC. She married WILLIAM LOVICK, son of GEORGE LOVICK. He was born Abt. 1768, and died 1 May 1856 in Lenoir County, NC.

Child of ELIZABETH BRIGHT and WILLIAM LOVICK is:
      i. MARY ANN LOVICK, b. 1812; d. 1880, Lenoir County, NC; m. WARREN         KILPATRICK, 25 January 1836, Lenoir County, NC.
 

17. SIMON4 BRIGHT (JAMES3, SIMON2, JOHN1) was born 1793, and died October 1849. He married RACHEL DAWSON, daughter of THOMAS DAWSON.

Children of SIMON BRIGHT and RACHEL DAWSON are:
    i. RICHARD FRANKLIN BRIGHT.
    ii. SIMON WILLIAM BRIGHT, m. HENRIETTA WILSON.

18. MARY4 BRIGHT (JAMES3, SIMON2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1785. She married HENRY THOMAS PRIDGEN, JR., son of THOMAS PRIDGEN and MARY RUFFIN.

Child of MARY BRIGHT and HENRY PRIDGEN is:
    i. JAMES PRIDGEN, b. 29 November 1801, Lenoir Co., NC; m. HELEN TUCKER.
 
19. JOHN4 BRIGHT (STOCKWELL3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1760, and died 1807 in Craven Co., NC. He married MOURNING.
Children of JOHN BRIGHT and MOURNING are:
    i. WILLIAM BRIGHT, b. 1787; m. MARY.
    ii. JAMES BRIGHT, b. 1790.
    iii. JENNETT BRIGHT, b. 1792, Craven Co., NC; m. JOSEPH WIGGINS, 19 July       1812, Craven Co., NC.
    iv. ROBERT BRIGHT, b. 1793; d. 1842, Craven Co. NC; m. MARY COUWAY, 4       January 1831, Craven Co. NC.
    v. SIMON BRIGHT, b. 1795; d. 1852, Craven Co. NC; m. (1) DELITHA DUNN, 29       October 1835, Craven Co. NC; m. (2) GEORGIANA EVERENTON, 11 February 1847,       Craven Co. NC.
    vi. MARY BRIGHT12, b. 1797.
    vii. JOHN BRIGHT, b. 1798.
    viii. HANNAH BRIGHT, b. 1799, Craven Co., NC; m. NATHAN WHITFORD, 10       October 1822, Craven Co., NC.

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