I’ve looked high and low for years to find more information about my gr gr gr grandma Candis (Candacy) Culbertson Bright and her husband my gr gr gr grandpa William Bright and I cannot locate them before the 1860 census. I know they did not just hatch, like chickens from eggs. The slave schedules for the known Bright slave owning families have not resulted in anything (Candis was free on 1860 Boyle County, KY census). The freedman records also have not provided any information. It has been suggested that William returned to England, his native home but that’s just speculative. Could they have moved to Kentucky from somewhere else in the USA? Where, oh where are they? I’ll keep looking and asking and one day they will mysteriously appear and I’ll be oh so happy.
Where , oh where is Candis ?