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John Anselm "Hanson" Bright
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Birth: 1789
St. Mary's County
Maryland, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1837
Saint Vincent
Union County
Kentucky, USA

John Anselm Bright was born in 1789, probably in St. Mary's County, Maryland. I am led to believe that this family was another of the Maryland Catholics who came to central Kentucky after the Revolution. John Anselm seems to have also gone by the name of "Hansen" Bright. In 1808, John Anselm married Teresa Cissell in Washington County Kentucky. Teresa Cissell was the daughter of Peter and Eleanor Cissell, who were Maryland Catholics that came to central Kentucky.

John Anselm Bright and Teresa moved to Union County Kentucky between 1813 when daughter Mary "Polly" Bright was born, and 1824 when son John H. Bright (junior) was born. Union County in those days, was very much a wooded wilderness still. They settled in the Waverly vicinity, becoming communicants of Sacred Heart Church, in an area later to be known as St. Vincent's. John and Teresa are buried at the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Daughter Mary "Polly" Bright married 35 year old Charles Girten on 2 August 1831 in Union County. She had just turned 18 when they wed. They became the parents of thirteen children

John "Hanson" Bright could possibly be the Pvt. John H. Bright that served in Capt. John Farmer's company, Col. Gabriel Slaughter's 15th Kentucky militia regiment in Nov. 1814, at the end of the War of 1812.
This regiment of detached Kentucky militia was apparently recruited in the central KY. region of Nelson, Washington, and neighboring counties and served under Gen. Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans on Jan. 8th, 1815.
John "Hanson" Bright lived in Washington County in the 1810 census and would have been 25 yrs. old in Nov. 1814.

-Z. Cummins 
Family links: 
  Charles Bright (1809 - 1859)*
  John Anselm Bright (1824 - 1878)*
*Calculated relationship
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Saint Vincent
Union County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Z. Cummins
Record added: Nov 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62274567

- Joseph Crone
 Added: Nov. 10, 2012
Rest in Peace, from a 5th great-grandson.
- Z. Cummins
 Added: Nov. 13, 2011

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 Added: Sep. 15, 2011

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