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Elcana Bright
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Birth: 1762
Kent County
Delaware, USA
Death: Sep., 1835
Monongalia County
West Virginia, USA

Elcana Bright was an born about 1762 in Kent, Delaware. He married Elisabeth "Lizzie" Thomas before 1794. Elcana and Lizzie traveled west with other family members and friends, first to Maryland, then to Pennsylvania, and then to northern Virginia which later became West Virginia. Elcana was a farmer and had land near Morgantown. Elcana and Lizzie had at least six known children.

By 1818, Lizzie had died and in 1819 he married Henrietta Baker. They had two more children. In January of 1824, he and Henrietta were divorced.

In May of 1824, he was married to Amelia "Amy" Baker. According to a court case of Aug. 25, 1825, they were separated or divorced after only six weeks and she was involved in a legal action with a Caleb Trippett, a rather scandalous story.

In August of 1835, he drafted his will and he does not appear in the 1840 census, so likely he died shortly after making his will.

His grave was almost assuredly in the Bright Cemetery on Osage Hill as his first wife and first son were both buried there. This cemetery is no longer in existence, and that area is now paved as a parking lot for a retail center. His headstone should have been moved when the construction was done, but it has not been found. This memorial will have to serve, and Find a Grave is a real service to us all.

His son, Lorenzo Dow Bright, left Virginia and traveled to Jefferson co, Indiana where he established a home.

Lorenzo Dow Bright Find-a-Grave #46731064 
Family links: 
  Elisabeth Thomas Bright (1772 - 1818)
  William Thomas Bright (1794 - 1870)*
  Retilla Bright Everly (1797 - 1850)*
  Eugenius Bright (1825 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
Bright Cemetery
Monongalia County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Cerelle Bolon
Record added: Mar 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86840065
Elcana Bright
Added by: Cerelle Bolon
Elcana Bright
Added by: Cerelle Bolon
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