Elizabeth Bright

Female10 March 1799–5 August 1837

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Bright was born on 10 March 1799, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jacob Brecht, was 44 and her mother, Maria Eve Rose, was 42. She married John Markle on 11 October 1821, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Unity Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 5 August 1837, in Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Harmony Cemetery, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Markle
Elizabeth Bright
Marriage: 11 October 1821
Eveline Bright Merkle
William Christian Merkle
George Bushar Markle
Mary Margaret Markle
Emma Jane Markle

Sources (2)

  • Elizabeth Bright Markle, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Markle & Elizabeth Bright family Bible transcription lists 6 children Clarinda Penny, & Eveline, Wm, Geo, Mary, & Emma Markle

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 October 1821Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 1

    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.


    Age 4

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


    Age 13

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    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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