|Birth: ||May 3, 1873|
|Death: ||Jan. 9, 1968|
Fannie Effie Clark wife of John Wesley Brightwell daughter of Patrick Henry Clark and Nancy Elizabeth Holt.
Plot: Row from East, N of Dividing Road: 23
Notes: S/S John W Brightwell
Some Turnbo relatives thought Silas was cursed with a strange idiosyncrasy—he never really worked in his later years, just mused about old times before the Civil War; later, some descendants thought anyone who ascribed importance to Silas' writings must be a damn fool.**Silas, however, "knew who would treat him friendly," and always found a welcome hand at the John and Fanny Brightwell home; Fanny was distant kin to Silas through his mother's Holt family. The Brightwell farm lay across the high bluffs and table land in southeast Taney county bordered on the south by White River. As usual, Silas came to stay a week. The family always saw him coming in the distance, kicking up small clouds of summer dust on the country road. Mrs. Brightwell then sent her children upstairs to prepare for Silas' first duty—a bath and clean clothes.Fanny assigned her young boys to provide company and transportation for "Uncle Clabe" during his stay. The youths led an old horse while Silas rode around the White River country. Hillary Brightwell (1912-), John and Fanny's youngest and seventh son, remembers taking Silas to all the highest promontories in the neighborhood where he would dismount and sit for two or three hours gazing over the land, sometimes recording pages of notes. After several days both Hillary and Silas mounted horses, and under escort, Silas struck out for old friends on Big Creek; Hillary returned home with both horses.*****Silas spent another short term in the Confederate Home in fall 1923, but lived his last days in Oklahoma still making notes, according to family tradition; he died at age eighty and was buried in Park Cemetery, Broken Arrow, in March, 1925, where Matilda preceded him in 1922. Whatever became of Silas' notes and/or writings that he made after the sale to Connelley in 1913 is unknown.
Patric Henry Clark (1835 - 1917)
John Wesley Brightwell (1861 - 1950)*
Essie Mae Brightwell Clarkson (1896 - 1987)*
Mary Ann Rozell (1903 - 1998)*
Created by: jonathan grimm
Record added: Sep 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21674300