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 Lebbeus Bright

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Lebbeus Bright

  • Birth 26 Jul 1844 Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 23 Jul 1934 Riverton, Fremont County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Riverton, Fremont County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot Block 4 Row 13
  • Memorial ID 68100541

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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  • Created by: kweaver
  • Added: 8 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68100541
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lebbeus Bright (26 Jul 1844–23 Jul 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68100541, citing Utterback Cemetery, Riverton, Fremont County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by kweaver (contributor 47018187) .