Biography of George M. Brightman
Potter County, PA Biographies

GEORGE M. BRIGHTMAN, farmer, P. 0. Shinglehouse, was born in Oneonta, N. Y, June 24, 1820, a son of George and Sally (Brightman) Brightman. He was reared in his native town, and settled in Sharon township, this county, in 1849, and in 1869 located on the farm he now occupies, most of which he cleared and improved. His wife was Alzina, daughter of Charles and Chloe (Perry) Perry, of Saratoga Co., N. Y, by whom he had seven children: William, George, Charles, Warren B. (now district attorney of Potter county), Minerva (Mrs. John T. Smith), Helen (Mrs. Avery Moshier) and Georgia. Of these, William was in the Rebellion, and died in the service of his country. Mr. Brightman is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He cast his first presidential vote for Gen. William H. Harrison in 1840, and his last for the grandson, Gen. Benjamin Harrison, in 1888.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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