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Pair - Pare - Pear

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THOMAS H. PARE - son of Thomas and Ann E. (WARREN) PARE, was born in Greenbrier County, April 14, 1859. His parents were Virginians, his father born in Caroline County, and his mother in Rockbridge County, and their home was for many years in Greenbrier County. Here his father died, at Lewisburg, on the 4th of August, 1882. His mother was born August 26, 1818, and is still living in Greenbrier County. At Lewisburg, January 6, 1880, Thomas H. PARE and Catharine L. BRIGHT were united in marriage and the home they have established is brightened with the presence of one little daughter, Maggie A., born April 11, 1882. The parents of Mrs. PARE are Jesse and Margaret (PENNELL) BRIGHT, and she was born in Greenbrier County, October 2, 1860. Her mother died March5, 1880, and her father, born in Greenbrier County in 1821, is still living here. Thomas H. PARE is engaged in the saddlery business at his card, elsewhere given in this work shows, and has his post office address at Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvgreenb/bios/bios-p.htm

JESSE BRIGHT - native of Greenbrier County, born November 15, 1818, was a son of Jesse and Margaret (HAPTONSTALL) BRIGHT. His father was born in Pennsylvania, his mother in this county. David BRIGHT, his grandfather, was one of the first permanent settlers in the upper part of Greenbrier County, coming here from Pennsylvania at a very early date in the history of Greenbrier County, and one of its foremost men during the remaining years of his life. He brought the first wagon ever north of Lewisburg, to the place where he settled, which was near the present site of Frankford. In Greenbrier County, March 13, 1847, Jesse BRIGHT and Margaret PINNELL were united in marriage. She was born in this county, January 9, 1829, and died March 5, 1880. Her parents were Joseph and Nancy (WOLFENBARGER) PINNELL, the former born in Virginia and the latter in Greenbrier County. The children of Jesse BRIGHT and wife are recorded: Julia (CURRY), born February 26, 1848, lives in Fairfax, Atchison County, Missouri; Margaret A. (STALNAKER), July 12, 1849, lives at Springville, Alabama; Nancy J., January 1, 1853, lives at Lewisburg; Thomas, April 20, 1856, lives at Fairfax, Missouri; Samuel C., January 29, 1858, lives at Little Rock, Arkansas; Catharine L. (PARE), October 2, 1860, lives at Lewisburg; Helen E., January 25, 1864, lives at Springville, Alabama; John, October 4, 1866, lives at Cincinnati, Ohio; Frank, June 4, 1869; Abram, January 6,1871; Jessie, December 3, 1874 - live in Lewisburg. The subject of this sketch was assessor of the second district of this county, 1865-8, inclusive; clerk of the board of supervisors, 1871-2; and since that time has been, and still is, deputy county surveyor. Address, Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvgreenb/bios/bios-b.htm

Pare, William - parents Thomas and Ann E. 4/1853 http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvgreenb/vitals/br1853.htm