[p. 529] representative citizen and general farmer of North Beaver Township, residing on his valuable property which consists of eighty acres of excellent land, lying one-half mile north of Moravia, on the New Castle-Moravia road, has been located here since 1882. He was born at Hulton, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, twelve miles north of Pittsburg, August 17, 1860, and is a son of Adam and Elizabeth (Hulton) Bright.
Adam Bright was a son of Peter Bright, of old Pennsylvania Dutch stock. The latter came from one of the old settled counties east of the Allegheny Mountains and, with Jonathan Hulton and Caleb Lee, was one of the earliest settlers in that section of Allegheny County. These three men owned all the land surrounding the settlement, which was named Hulton in honor of the grandfather of Mr. Bright. During the Civil War, Adam Bright served as a soldier in Company K, One Hundred and First Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was made prisoner, was taken to Andersonville prison and died in that place of unspeakable torture. His memory is preserved as one of the nation's honored defenders.
Albert R. Bright was reared at Hulton and after leaving school he learned the machinist trade in the shops of the Allegheny Valley Railroad, but has not worked as such, his inclinations being more in the direction of farming. Together with his wife he owns 162-1/2 acres of land, in two farms, residing on the one containing eighty acres.
Mr. Bright married Mary Chambers, who was born and reared in North Beaver Township, and is a daughter of James Chambers, of a prominent family of this locality. They have had four children: James, Elizabeth, Isabella and Albert Renfrew, the latter of whom died aged nine months. James Bright is a general farmer of North Beaver Township. He married Daisy Beacom and they have two children, Kenneth R. and Birda Lucinda. Elizabeth Bright married Frank Withrow and they have one daughter, Josephine. The younger daughter lives at home. The family is one which is held in high esteem in their community.
20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County Pennsylvania and Representative Citizens Hon. Aaron L. Hazen Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, Chicago, Ill., 1908
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