Biography of Abner P. Brightman
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Brightman, Abner Potter, son of Samuel and Esther G. (Gifford) Brightman, was born on the old Brightman homestead about eight miles southwest of the city of New Bedford, in the township of Dartmouth, March 28, 1828. His father was born and reared in Westport, as was also his mother. Mr. Brightman has devoted his entire life to agriculture and is a sagacious and successful farmer, greatly respected in the community. January 25, 1855, he married Helen E., only daughter of William and Abbie B. (Macomber) Howland, and they have six children: Zelotes A., William A., Abbie, Norah, Stella M. and Harold W.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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