William Stuart Brighton

Male26 September 1829–28 April 1895

Brief Life History of William Stuart

When William Stuart Brighton was born on 26 September 1829, in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Brigton, was 22 and his mother, Elisabeth Stuart, was 21. He married Catherine Bow on 31 December 1850, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881. In 1880, at the age of 51, his occupation is listed as silver miner in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 28 April 1895, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Stuart Brighton
Catherine Bow
Marriage: 31 December 1850
Janet Hare Brighton
Mary Bow Brighton
Robert Alexander Brighton
William Henry Brighton
Thomas Bow Brighton
Daniel Hanmer Wells Brighton

Sources (63)

  • William S Brighton, "United States Census, 1880" - IMAGE
  • William S. Brighton in entry for Jane Hair Andersen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • William S Brighton, "United States Census, 1860"

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  • Marriage
    31 December 1850Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

    Age 3

    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.


    Age 18

    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States

    Name Meaning

    habitational name from Breighton in East Yorkshire, on the river Derwent. This place is named with Old English beorht ‘bright’ or an unattested personal name Beohta + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. The surname is unlikely to derive from Brighton in Sussex, which was known as Brighthelmestone until the end of the 18th century.

    in East Anglia, a nickname from Middle English bright + eien ‘bright eyes’.


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

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