|Birth: ||Dec. 8, 1832|
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 1928|
Biographical Sketches in "History of Fairfield and Perry Counties" compiled by A. A. Graham (1883), p. 280
BRIGHT, JOHN, farmer, G.A.R., was born in Liberty township, Fairfield county, Ohio, December 8, 1832; the youngest son of John and Elizabeth Bright. John, Jr., after receiving an ordinary common school education spent his youth in farming pursuits, varied somewhat by assisting in the flour and saw mill, so long conducted by his father. Upon the death of the latter in 1853, he became owner of the home farm, a well improved and productive place, consisting of over two hundred acres,upon which is a handsome and commodious family residence, and farm buildings of a superior character. Mr. Bright is a successful farmer and prominent citizen. He is a member of the Evangelical Association Church, also of the Republican party. In 1864 he served some four months in the One Hundred and Sixtieth O. V. I. July 24, 1853, he was married to Mrs. Harriet Studer. To them were born two daughters:Sula, now the wife of John Carns of Greenfield township, and Laura, now Mrs. O. J. Weist, residing on a place adjoining her parent's home.
The Sula above is actually Zula which is a nickname.
The name Harriet Studer should be Harriet Stuter according to her bible records, her daughter's marriage certificate and her first husband's Ohio land records which say Jacob Stuter.
Death Cert# 6588 says he was 95 years 0 months and 23 days.
His parents were John Bright of PA and Elizabeth Myers of Ohio. Oliver Weist his son in Law signed the death certificate.
John Bright (1787 - 1853)
Harriet Stuter Chamberlain Bright (1824 - 1892)
Zula Bright Carnes (1854 - 1911)*
America Bright (1855 - 1856)*
Laura Bright Weist (1857 - 1939)*
Created by: Bonnie Morris Conrad
Record added: Jul 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28260115
John Bright Jr. is my great-great-grandfather ( whom I usually designate as John III). His father is also buried in this same family cemetery, John Bright Sr. (= my John II). And HIS father, Johannes Brecht (= my John I) is buried in the Brecht/Bright f...(Read more)|
Added: Jul. 18, 2014
Rest in peace.|
Bonnie Morris Conrad
Added: Jul. 13, 2008