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Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Henry Bright - Bond's Watertown - Vol. 1 - Part13 of 14 Parts - p. 115.
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 15:26:19 EST
Subject: Henry Bright
Source: Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of
Watertown, Massachusetts, Includes Waltham and Weston - by Henry Bond, M.D.,
1860. Volume I.
Henry Bright, who m. at Waltham, Aug 14, 1817, Abigail Fiske. (p.212 -
Abigail Fiske b. Nov 3,
1794 m. Aug 14, 1817, Henry Bright. She died at Mobile, Nov 26, 1833. She
was the daughter of
Jacob Fiske and his wife, Sarah Flagg who m. after his death, in 1801,
Stephen Mead of Waltham)
Abigail (Fiske) Bright died in Mobile, Nov. 26, 1833 and he m. (2) at
Mobile, Feb 10, 1835,
Emeline MInerva Pinney, b. at Simsbury, CT April 21, 1808, dau. of Butler
Pinney and his wife,
Eunice (Griswold) Pinney, grandaughter of Jonathan Pinney, descended from
one of the first
settlers of Dorchester, Mass. Henry Bright began a course of study,
preparatory to a college
education but ill-health compelled him to relinquish it. In 1815, he went
into business in
New Orleans. The next year he moved to St. Stephens, Alabama where his
partner, Elias Coolidge,
son of General Jonathan Coolidge of Waltham, Mass., died in 1819. In 1824,
he moved to Mobile and
was in trade there until 1837, when he relinquished business and settled at
Cambridge, Mass. In
1842 he moved to Northampton, Mass. where he was residing in 1854. Children:
1. Abby Ann Bright, b. at St. Stephens on the 4th and died on the 6th of
2. Henry Bright born and died Mar 27, 1820.
3. John Henry Bright born on the 6th & died on the 10th of May, 1821.
4. Elizabeth Anne Bright b. at Waltham, Mass., Nov 9, 1822 & died at Mobile,
July 26, 1825.
5. Sarah Emily Bright b. at Mobile Jan 8, 1826, m. Dec 18, 1852, Rev. Henry
N. Hudson of
New York, the lecturor on Shakespeare and the Editor of the Churchman.
6. Henry Bright (again) b. Feb. 19; died July 22, 1828.
7. Henry John Bright b. at Waltham Aug 9, 1829, changed his name to Henry
Bright by legal
enactment, 1851. He entered Yale Coll. 1846 but an accident, affecting his
him to relinquish study. In 1855 he was a merchant of Boston, Mass. He m. in
Sept 27, 1853, Louisa Mower, a native of Montreal.
8. William Ellery Bright b. at Mobile, April 26, 1831.
9. Julia Sanford Bright b. at Cambridge, Mass., Mar. 12, 1839.
Jonathan Brown Bright - in 1817, moved to St. Louis; in 1821 commenced trade
in St. Stephens,
Alabama; the next year moved to Selma, Alabama and in 1824, moved to New
York, where he
continued to reside as a broker until 1849, when he relinguished business
and now (1854)
resides at Waltham, Mass. He m. in New York, Nov 2, 1827, Mary Huginin
Garbrance, born in
Albany, N.Y. Sept 6, 1805, dau. of Peter & Jane (Vanbuskirk) Garbrance,
grand daughter of
Peter and Catherine (Turk) Garbrantz of Belleville, New Jersey and of
Lawrence and Jane
(Vanbuskirk) Vanbuskirk of Hackensack, New Jersey. She died at Redhook,
Duchess Co., NY
May 2, 1830, leaving one child - Elizabeth Garbrance Bright b. in New York,
Sept. 27, 1828.
To be continued - Volume II - Bright - Part 14 - p.706
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth