Keziah <I>Thorn</I> Bright

Photo added by Cerelle Bolon

Keziah Thorn Bright

  • Birth 19 Sep 1800 Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 18 Apr 1854 Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA
  • Burial Osage, Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 86874231

Keziah, whose maiden name was most likely Thorn or Thorne was born in what is now West Virginia. She and William Thomas Bright were married between 1816 and 1821 but the date has not been found.
They had at least one child, Juliann Elizabeth, born March 8, 1822 in Pennsylvania. By 1830, they were living a short distance away in Monongalia County, Virginia, later to be West Virginia.
Before 1850, Keziah and William were divorced and she was living with her daughter and husband, Morgan Lauck Boyers.
Her daughter, Juliann, died Nov 5, 1853 shortly after giving birth to her 9th child, a daughter who died 3 days after birth.
Keziah died not long after on 18 Apr 1854. She was buried in the Bright Cemetery on Osage Hill, West Virginia. The Bright family cemetery no longer exists and the grave stones have vanished. The area is now a paved parking lot for retail stores, so it is satisfying to memorialize her here on Find a Grave.

Family Members



Keziah Bright, wife of William Bright
b. 19 Sep 1800
d. 18 Apr 1854
aged 53y 6m 29d





  • Created by: Cerelle Bolon
  • Added: 16 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86874231
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Keziah Thorn Bright (19 Sep 1800–18 Apr 1854), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86874231, citing Bright Cemetery, Osage, Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Cerelle Bolon (contributor 47118328) .