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Elisabeth "Lizzie" Thomas Bright
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Birth: 1772
Kent County
Delaware, USA
Death: 1816
Monongalia County
West Virginia, USA

Elisabeth Thomas was born in 1772, the daughter of William Thomas and Miriam Webb Thomas. Difficult as it is to find much information on women this early, it is lucky to have the probate of her father's will, which confirms her married name, as well as the names of her siblings and the given name of her mother. I suspect that her full name was Juliann Elizabeth as her son, William, named two of his daughters after her..one Juliann Elizabeth and the second, Julia Ann Elizabeth.
She married Elcana Bright about 1790. By 1800, they and other family members and friends had traveled west and were living in Dunkard, Greene Co., Pennsylvania.
She died a short distance away in Monongalia Co., Virginia (later West Virginia) after 1813 and before 1819 when Elcana remarried.
The Bright family cemetery is no longer on Osage Hill, and the grave stones have vanished. The area is now a paved parking lot for retail stores, so it is satisfying to memorialize her here on Find a Grave. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elcana Bright (1762 - 1835)*
 
 Children:
  William Thomas Bright (1794 - 1870)*
  Retilla Bright Everly (1797 - 1850)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bright Cemetery
Osage
Monongalia County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Cerelle Bolon
Record added: Mar 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86839712
Elisabeth Lizzie <i>Thomas</i> Bright
Added by: Cerelle Bolon
 
 
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I feel that I know you, at least a little bit. You are my second great grandmother and I keep you in my heart.Rest gently..you are remembered.
- Cerelle Bolon
 Added: May. 27, 2012
 
 
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