Chuck, just wanted to know if Henry O. Dyess was related to Sampson Taylor Dyess. I have been doing some research on the Bright family. One of my aunts who is now dec. had told me of a family of Brights from Georgiana, Al. that came to visit my ggrandfather, Wingfield Scott Dyess in the late 1930's before his death in 1940. She told me where they had lived so I got with a retired Post Master there and he gave me the name of one of the Daughters that had lived there, She gave me some info and her older sister (83) said their father was Hillsmon or Hillsman Bright (name sp. both ways at different times) He was the son of Ashley Bright. She said that Hillsman was the 1st cou. of Scott Dyess, and that was the reason for the visits, back and forth with Scott and Hillsman. She said that Ashley Bright had a brother named Alford (He had a son named George). The Cencus for Coffee Co. Al. 1850 had Alford spelled as Alfred. Their sister was Samantha Bright who married Sampson Taylor Dyess. This is what the Coffee Co. Al. Cencus said for 1850;
Hugh Bright 49 m NC farmer
Eliza " 40 f SC
Amanda " 9 f Al
Dennis " 7 m Al
Samantha " 5 f Al
Alfred " 2 m Al
Ashley Bright was born in 1851 after the cencus. I have not checked later cencus at this time to follow then into Butler Co. where Sampson Taylor Dyess married Samantha in 1868. Their oldest daughter was named Eliza Louisa and the second son was named Huey G. Dyess.
If you have any information to disprove this, please let me know. It all seems to fall into plase at this time.
There is another post from a lady that gave info on a Hugh Bright that had divorced a wife in the late 1830's I believe she named some of the children. I'll try to research that later. I plan to retire in 2 years, hope I have time to travel some at that time.
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