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Re: Bright from Canada
Posted by: Annie Carlile (ID *****3078) Date: January 25, 2012 at 08:04:45
In Reply to: Bright from Canada by Darlene Wourms of 3294

Hi. I'm not related to this family. Here is Jesse's marriage from

Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992 for Jesse D. Bright

Groom's Name:        Jesse D. Bright
Groom's Birth Date:        1843
Groom's Birthplace:        
Groom's Age:        26
Bride's Name:        Nancy Jane Russell
Bride's Birth Date:        1850
Bride's Birthplace:        
Bride's Age:        19
Marriage Date:        11 Oct 1869
Marriage Place:        Buchanan, Iowa
Groom's Father's Name:        
Groom's Mother's Name:        
Bride's Father's Name:        
Bride's Mother's Name:        
Groom's Race:        
Groom's Marital Status:        
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:        
Bride's Race:        
Bride's Marital Status:        
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:        
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:        M02557-5
System Origin:        Iowa-EASy
Source Film Number:        1024828
Reference Number:        /

It appears Jesse was actually born in Indiana according to this 1856 Census:

Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 about Jesse D Bright
Name:        Jesse D Bright
Birth Year:        abt 1845
Birth Place:        Indiana
Gender:        Male
Census Date:        1856
Residence state:        Iowa
Residence County:        Buchanan
Locality:        Washington
Roll:        IA_69
Line:        32
Family Number:        194
Household Members:        
Name        Age
David Bright         58 b. 1798 VA; farmer
Lucinda Bright 52 -wife- b. 1804 KY
M L Bright         20 b. 1836 IN; farmer
Margaret A Bright 17 b. 1839 IN
Mary C Bright         15 b. 1841 IN
Nancy Bright         13 b. 1843 IN
Jesse D Bright 11 b. 1845 IN **

Here he is in 1870:

1870 United States Federal Census about Jesse D Bright
Name:        Jesse D Bright
Age in 1870:        22
Birth Year:        abt 1848
Birthplace:        Indiana
Home in 1870:        Washington, Buchanan, Iowa
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Post Office:        Otterville
Household Members:        
Name        Age
David Bright        72 b. 1798 VA; farmer
Lucinda Bright        67 b. 1803 KY
Jesse D Bright        22 b. 1848 IN **
Jennie Bright        20 b. 1850 IN
Frank Bright        1/12 b. 1870 IN

I'm hoping Jennie is his wife, Nancy Jane, and Frank is their son.

This is probably his family in 1900:

1900 United States Federal Census about Jess L Bright
Name:        Jess L Bright
[Jess D Bright]
Age:        53
Birth Date:        Jul 1846
Birthplace:        Indiana
Home in 1900:        Walnut Grove, Knox, Nebraska
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Relation to Head of House:        Head
Marital Status:        Married
Spouse's Name:        Nancy J Bright
Marriage Year:        1871
Years married:        29
Father's Birthplace:        Ohio
Mother's Birthplace:        Ohio
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Jess D Bright        53 b. Jul 1846 IN, parents b. OH; Blacksmith
Nancy J Bright        49 -wife- b. Oct 1850 IN, fath b. OH, moth b. VA
Elsie J Bright        16 -dau- b. Feb 1884 Nebraska
Myrtle C Bright 12 -dau- b. Aug 1887 Nebraska
George O Bright 5 -son- b. Sep 1894 Nebraska

Hope this helps. Annie


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