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Lebbeus Bright
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Birth: Jul. 26, 1844
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 23, 1934
Riverton
Fremont County
Iowa, USA

Lebbeus was the son of Mahlon Bright and Eliza Abel. He was the second child in a family of five children.

Lebbeus spent his youth near Mt. Pleasant. When the Civil War bgan, he and his brother, James, ran away from home and enlisted in the Union Army.

Lebbeus enlisted as a Private on 18 Mar 1864 at the age of 19. He mustered in Co K 4th Iowa Cavalry on 18 Mar 1864. He mustered out with his company on 8 Aug 1865 at Atlanta, Georgia.

After his discharge, he returned to Mt. Pleasant and married Amanda Olinger on 5 Mar 1868. They had eleven children. They eventually moved to Shenandoah, Iowa.

Several years prior to his death, cataracts came on his eyes, and his last years were spent in blindness. Lebbeus died in 1934 at age 89 years 11 months and 27 days.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Amanda E Olinger Bright (1850 - 1927)*
 
 Children:
  Murray W Bright (1878 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Utterback Cemetery
Riverton
Fremont County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block 4 Row 13
 
Created by: kweaver
Record added: Apr 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68100541
Lebbeus Bright
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Lebbeus Bright
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Lebbeus Bright
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4th Iowa Cavalry Remembered
- Kent Kooi
 Added: Apr. 11, 2011
Co K 4th Iowa Cavalry. Remembering those who served.
- kweaver
 Added: Apr. 8, 2011
 
 
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