Posted in February 2012

A Letter from Ulrich Bucher, 1865

Ulrich Bucher (1816-1899) was the father of Mary Jane (Bucher) Buntz (1848-1915), who was the mother of Emma Helen (Buntz) Gilfillan (1887-1968), who was the mother of Clyda Colene (Gilfillan) Schmidt (1922-2010), who was the grandmother of Curt Bright. I have added spelling corrections in parentheses. Curt Bright Oregon June 17th , 1865 Dear Brothers and all the family, … Continue reading

Frank Timerman Obituary

Frank Timerman (1858-1924) was the father of Minnie Elsie (Timerman) Bright (1887-1938), who was the mother of Neil Bright (1919-2012), who was Curt Bright’s grandfather. OBITUARY FRANK TIMERMAN Frank Timerman was born in Henry County, Illinois, October 15, 1858, and passed away Jan. 28, 1924, age 65 years, 3 months and 4 days. He came … Continue reading

The Pendleton Family of Culpeper County, Virginia

Phillip Pendleton (1654-1721) was the father of Henry Pendleton (1683-1721), who was the father of Phillip Pendleton (1704-1778), who was the father of Micajah Pendleton (1758-1844), who was the father of Rev. Joseph Pendleton (1780-1840), who was the father of James Vance Pendleton (1816-1870), who was the father of Ann Elizabeth Pendleton Gibson (1843-1928), who … Continue reading

Letitia Virginia Pendelton Nelms Affidavit, 1929

This affidavit is from Letitia Virginia Pendleton Nelms or Helms (1849-19??), who was the daughter of James Vance Pendleton (1816-1870), who was the father of Ann Elizabeth Pendleton (1843-1928), who was the mother of  Albert Gaines Gibson (1871-1922),  who was the father of  Idabel Amanda Gibson Williams (1892-1983), who was the mother of Jeanette Anne … Continue reading

Bethena Ellen “Ella” (Vawter) Robison letter, 1935

The following letter was hand-written by Bethena Ellen “Ella” (Vawter) Robinson (1857-1942) to her cousin Blanche Elizabeth Lytle (1884-1971). Ella was the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Bright (1837-1907), who was the daughter of  Caleb Bright (1800-1864). Curt Bright, 2012 P.S. Please excuse these awful (ink) blots. I can’t help it I guess, but you will … Continue reading

Charles Bright Passes Away

Charles Bright Passes Away The death of Charles Bright at 10:05 Friday evening, July 31, 1931, was the first to break the family circle of parents and nine children. Mr. Bright was ninety years old last April. He was born at Tremont, Illinois, April 22, 1841. Mrs. Bright, who is eight months older, is ninety-one … Continue reading

Caleb Bright’s Bible Records

December 11, 1935 This is a record I have taken from Grandpa Brightís old bible which was my mothers, and she gave it to me. I hope this will interest you. Ella Robinson Caleb Bright was born Mar. 16th, 1800            Died Oct.10th, 1864 Kezia Bright Jan. 2nd or 5th, 1804 … Continue reading

John Bright (1640-1880’s) of England

Caleb BRIGHT (Caleb BRIGHT,SR., Henry BRIGHT, JR., Henry, John) was born 10 Apr 1800 in North Carolina. He died 10 Oct 1864 in Tazewell, Illinois and was buried in Antioch Cementary, Tazewell Co, IIllinois. Caleb married Keziah BENNETT on 20 Oct 1825 in Clinton, Ohio. Keziah was born 4 Jan 1804 in Clinton, Ohio. She … Continue reading