Filed under The Bright Side

Rachel Christine (Miller) McDermed

Rachel Christine Miller (1805-1897) was the mother of Rachel Elizabeth McDermed (1840-1939) who was the mother of Clarence Eugene Bright (1882-1956) who was the father of Vernon Neil Bright (1919-2012) who was the grandfather of Curt Bright. These are photos from the Prairie Union Cemetery near Shubert, Nebraska. Rachel’s husband, James Cornelius McDermed, died in … Continue reading

Caleb Bright 1850 & 1860 Census

Caleb Bright (1800-1864) was the father of Charles Bright (1841-1931) who was the father of Clarence Bright (1882-1956) who was the father of Neil Bright (1919-2012) who was the grandfather of Curtis Bright. The 1850 Census lists Caleb Bright as a farmer born in North Carolina with real estate valued at $4,000. Keziah Bright was … Continue reading

Johannes Michael Hoblit and Anna Katraina Weigel

Johannes Michael Hoblit (1755-1796) and Anna Katraina Weigel (1751-1820) were the parents of Elizabeth Hoblit (1771-1839) who was the mother of Keziah Bennet (1804-1876) who was the mother of Charles Edward Bright (1841-1931) who was the father of Clarence Eugene Bright (1882-1956) who was the father of Vernon Neil Bright (1919-2012) who was the grandfather … Continue reading

George Gibson (1704-1761): Irish Immigrant

George Gibson (born 1704, in Stewartstown, Ulster County, Ireland; died December 7, 1761, in Lancaster (now Cumberland) County, PA.) was an Innkeeper and immigrated from Northern Ireland in 1732, Antrium County.   Sources: Abstracts of Lancaster County, PA Wills 1732-1785, Willow Bend Books Westminster, MD 2000. third printing. p. 78 George’s parents may have been William Gibson … Continue reading

William & Matilda Lambert Family Photo

The bearded gentleman seated in the front is William Merritt Lambert (1830-1908), who is the father of  Sarah Ellen Lambert (seated left) (1870-1952), who was the mother of William Curtis Lambert Williams (1892-1945), who was the father of Jeanette Anne Williams (1921-1968), who was the grandmother of Curt Bright. I (Curt Bright) was named after my great-grandfather, William Curtis … Continue reading