Joseph Minet Bright

Brief Life History of Joseph Minet

When Joseph Minet Bright was born on 17 February 1838, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Bright Jr, was 29 and his mother, Susan Pugh, was 27. He married Mary Humphrey Brower on 10 April 1877, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1853. He died on 30 March 1916, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Minet Bright
Mary Humphrey Brower
Marriage: 10 April 1877
Joseph Preston Bright
John Henry Bright
Maryet Bright
Urick Arieh Bright
Chester Lamoni Bright
Althery Bright
May Bright
Adrun Bright

Sources (28)

  • Joseph M Bright, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Birth, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Records of Membership
  • Joseph Minet Bright, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


Historical Boundaries: 1859: Cache, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Cache, Utah, United States

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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Brief Life Sketch

Joseph Minet Bright (1838-1916) was born in Tennessee, and his parents joined the church in 1842. They moved to Nauvoo in 1844, and then on to Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1846, where they stayed for 6 yea …

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