Judge Aaron D. BRIGHT, attorney at law, of Brownsville, Tenn., was born in Hinds County, Miss, August 10, 1838, son of Aaron D., and Mary G. (WILLIAMS) Bright, natives of North Carolina. The father came to Haywood County, Tenn., in 1832, and located on a farm five miles southeast of Brownsville. In 1836, he removed to Mississippi, where he died in 1840. His widow then returned to Haywood county, where she has since resided.
Our subject was educated Emory and Henry College in Virginia, and East Tennessee University at Knoxville. He left the later institution in 1860, and upon the breaking out of the war, enlisted in the army of Northern Virginia, and serving one year, joined the cavalry service as provost-marshal, serving thus with the rank of captain until the surrender. Previous to the war, he had studied law and engaged in the practice of his profession after his return home. In May, 1883, he was appointed to a position on the referee county, at Jackson, Tenn., and filled that position ably for two years.
October 24, 1867, he married Miss Adelaide R. RIVES, of Fayette County, Tenn., and by her is the father of three sons and two daughters: Prentiss, Aaron D., Mary and Lillie, and Henry Livingston (deceased). Judge Bright is a Democrat in politics and a member of the A. O. U. W., and G. R. fraternities. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and he has been an officer of the church and chairman of the board on finance of the Memphis conference for a number of years.
Goodspeed Pub. Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood and Crockett Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.