Nimrod Bright

29 September 1813–27 December 1893 (Age 80)
Fairfield, Ohio, United States

The Life of Nimrod

When Nimrod Bright was born on 29 September 1813, in Fairfield, Ohio, United States, his father, Major Bright, was 36 and his mother, Deborah Moore, was 31. He married Harriet Wiseley on 1 July 1834, in Fairfield, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Vanlue, Amanda Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died on 27 December 1893, at the age of 80, and was buried in Vanlue, Amanda Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nimrod Bright
Harriet Wiseley
Marriage: 1 July 1834
Major Bright
William M Bright
Sarah E. Bright
Deborah Bright
John Bright
Levi Bright
Allen Bright

Spouse and Children


    Harriet Wiseley


1 July 1834
Fairfield, Ohio, United States


    Major Bright


    William M Bright


    Sarah E. Bright


    Deborah Bright


    John Bright


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Major Bright


    Deborah Moore




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 23

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English nickname or personal name, meaning ‘bright’, ‘fair’, ‘pretty’, from Old English beorht ‘bright’, ‘shining’.2 English: from a short form of any of several Old English personal names of which beorht was the first element, such as Beorhthelm ‘bright helmet’. Compare Bert .3 Americanized form of German Brecht .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nimrod Bright, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nimrod Bright, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nimrod Bright, "United States Census, 1870"

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