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.
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’.
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