St. Mary's County
|Death: ||Apr. 21, 1837|
John Anselm Bright was born in 1789, probably in St. Mary's County, Maryland. I am led to believe that this family was another of the Maryland Catholics who came to central Kentucky after the Revolution. John Anselm seems to have also gone by the name of "Hansen" Bright. In 1808, John Anselm married Teresa Cissell in Washington County Kentucky. Teresa Cissell was the daughter of Peter and Eleanor Cissell, who were Maryland Catholics that came to central Kentucky.
John Anselm Bright and Teresa moved to Union County Kentucky between 1813 when daughter Mary "Polly" Bright was born, and 1824 when son John H. Bright (junior) was born. Union County in those days, was very much a wooded wilderness still. They settled in the Waverly vicinity, becoming communicants of Sacred Heart Church, in an area later to be known as St. Vincent's. John and Teresa are buried at the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Daughter Mary "Polly" Bright married 35 year old Charles Girten on 2 August 1831 in Union County. She had just turned 18 when they wed. They became the parents of thirteen children
Charles Bright (1809 - 1859)*
John Anselm Bright (1824 - 1878)*
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Created by: Z. Cummins
Record added: Nov 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62274567
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Rest in Peace, from a 5th great-grandson.|
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