Biography of Alvin Brightman
North Central Ohio Biographies

Alvin Brightman, deceased, was a representative citizen of Huron County, where he spent the greater part of his life. He was born at Scipio, Cayuga County, N. Y., Jan. 11, 1818, the son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Brownell) Brightman.

To Daniel and Elizabeth (Brownell) Brightman were born the following children: Gilbert; Elizabeth; Anna; Pardon; Harriet and Harry, twins; Alfred and Alvin, twins.

Alvin Brightman obtained his education in the district schools of Huron County and became one of the most successful and prosperous farmers in the county. He served for three years as president of the Huron County Agricultural Society.

Mr. Brightman was married on Dec. 8, 1842, to Miss Pamelia C. Douglass, the daughter of George and Pearly (Clary) Douglass. Their children were: Mary Pearly; Sarah Douglass, the widow of Henry Clapp, lives at 120 West Main Street, Norwalk; Daniel Alfred; and Anna Elizabeth, the widow of Edwin J. Kingsbury, died April 15, 1931.

Mr. Brightman was a Republican and from 1870 until 1874 served as county commissioner. He was an active member of the Presbyterian Church.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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