David Bright

Male5 January 1798–30 October 1870

Brief Life History of David

When David Bright was born on 5 January 1798, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, his father, John Bright, was 41 and his mother, Susannah Fulwider, was 33. He married Lucinda Logan on 8 August 1822, in Miami, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Buchanan, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870. He died on 30 October 1870, in Littleton, Buchanan, Iowa, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Littleton, Buchanan, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Bright
Lucinda Logan
Marriage: 8 August 1822
John Logan Bright
Henry Bright
Martha Ann Bright
Clarinda Jane Bright
Moses L Bright
Margaret Ann Bright
Mary Catherine Bright
Nancy Etta Bright
Jesse David Bright

Sources (11)

  • David Bright, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David Bright in entry for Clarinda Jane Ozias, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • David Bright, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 August 1822Miami, Ohio, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 2

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1812 · Monumental Church Built

    Age 14

    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 21

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English: usually a nickname from Middle English bright ‘bright, good-looking, fresh-faced’ (Old English beorht ‘bright, shining’).

    English: perhaps occasionally from an unrecorded Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Briht, Beorht, from a short form of any of several Old English personal names of which beorht was the first element, such as Beorhtrīc ‘bright’ + ‘powerful’. Compare Bert .

    Americanized form of German Brecht .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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