Family of Colonel William and Elizabeth Blair McMachen (McMahon) of Virginia

The Family of my ancestors Colonel William and Elizabeth Blair  McMachen (McMahon) from my research and library.MCMAHON

                                First Generation

1.  Colonel William McMachen(1)  was born from 1690 to 1695 in , , Scotland and
       died on 4 Dec 1749 in Winchester, Frederick, Virginia at age 59.

General Notes: Will: proved 6 Jun 1749, recorded in Will Book 1, page 293-295
and reads as follows:

In the name of God Amen. I, William McMechan of the Parish of Frederick in the
County of Frederick & Colony of Virginia being sick & weak of Body but of sound
and perfect memory and mind, thanks be to God for it, therefore Calling to mind
the Mortality of the Body & knowing it is appointed for all men once to Die, Do
make & ordain this my last will & Testament etc. and as touching such worldly
goods wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I give dispose &
bequeath the same in the following manner. viz: Imprimis I give and bequeath to
my two daughters Agnes and Jane McMeachan Twenty pounds current money each to
be paid to them as they shall be in need by my Executors hereafter named
together with their equal proportion of my Moveable Estate save only what my
well beloved wife Elizabeth shall think fit to Dispose of to her Grand Children
of my son John & William McMecham part of my said Estate as shall be to them
hereafter bequeathed; Imprimis I give and bequeath to my sons John, Richard and
William McMehan (sic) all the Land by me now possessed to be among them divided
and that my son John endeavor to take up the surplus land lying contiguous to
the said Land, by getting the south line of my Land straightened to take in the
said surplus land & if his Lordship do so grant & order by this my last will
etc that said surplus Land being made into one Tract to be divided as mentioned
hereafter viz. To my son John McMechan two hundred acres of the Land by me now
possessed where my son John now possesseth & his part of the surplus land if
obtained of his Lordship. Likewise to my son Richard two hundred aces of said
land on that part he now possesseith with his Equal part of said surplus land &
likewise my son William McMechan to have his part or residue of said Land on
that part or place I now live on at the writing of this my last Will etc with
his equal part of said surplus land if by them obtained, Item I give & bequeath
to my son William my riding horse Bridle & saddle. Item I give and bequeath to
my Daughter Ann one two year old horse Colt of a Roan Colour. Item I give &
bequeath to my well beloved wife one mare called Tybb for her proper use save
only the increase of said mare to go to the use of my Children aforementioned.
Item That my two undernamed Executors sell or cause to be sold that tract or
parcel of Land to me belonging Lying & being in Augusta County and the money
arising by such sale go towards Defraying such Debts as may be brought against
me. Item I likewise appoint constitute & Ordain my two well beloved friends
Lewis Neill & Gabriel Jones with my son John McMechan Executors of this my last
will & Testament and I Do hereby utterly disallow revoke & Disannull all &
every other former Testament wills Legacies requests & Executors by me in any
wise before this time Named Willed & Bequeathed ratifying & confirming this &
no other to be my last Will & Testament.

In witness whereof I leave hereunto Set my hand & seal this 24th day of
February 1748/9.

Wm. McMahan (Seal)
[:ITAL]
Signed sealed etc in presence of NB the words with my Son John interlined
before sealing.

Death date also shown as: Death: 04 Dec 1749 in Winchester, Frederick County,
Virginia

Sources:

Title: Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia
Abbrev: Pioneers Frederick Co, VA
Publication: Walsworth Publishing, Marceline, Missouri, 1995
Repository:
Name: Clayton Library for Genealogical Research

Call Number: 975.5 O23
Title: Abstracts of Virginia’s Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys,
Frederick County 1747 – 1780 Volume II
Abbrev: N Neck Warrants 1747-1780 II
Publication: Joyner, Portsmouth, Virginia, 1985
Repository:
Name: Clayton Library for Genealogical Research

Call Number: 975.5 J89
Title: Abstracts of Wills, Inventories, and Administrations Accounts
of Frederick County, Virginia
Abbrev: Wills Frederick Co, VA
Publication: Virginia Book Co., Berryville, Virginia, 1961
Repository:
Name: Clayton Library for Genealogical Research

Call Number: 975.5 K53
Title: McMahon Will, 1749, Location: GenWeb, Frederick County,
Virginia, Url: www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/va/frederic.htm
Abbrev: McMahon Will
Author: Dollard, Davd
Title: Abstracts of Wills, Inventories, and Administrations Accounts
of Frederick County, Virginia
Abbrev: Wills Frederick Co, VA
Publication: Virginia Book Co., Berryville, Virginia, 1961
Repository:
Name: Clayton Library for Genealogical Research

Call Number: 975.5 K53
Page: page 34
Title: McMahon(McMachen) Family, Url:
pages.prodigy.com/creagg/homepage.htm
Abbrev: McMachen-McMahon
Title: McMahon(McMachen), Subject: McMachen, William – Elizabeth
Blair?, Compiler Address: wmcm@connecti.com
Abbrev: McMahon(McMachen)
Author: McMahon, William

William was a Justice in Orange County and also in Old Frederick County,
Virginia after it was split off from Orange County.

It is unlikely that his title "Colonel" was merely honorary. The "HISTORY OF
THE UNITED STATES" by Henry William Elston, 1926, page 195 states "In Virginia,
the Chief County Officer was the Sheriff, appointed by the Governor. Next to
the Sheriff stood ‘the Colonel’ whose duties were largely military". So it is
reasonable to assume that Justice McMachen was second in rank and therefore a
"Colonel".

By a bequest of Colonel McMachen, he outlined proceedings to dispose of three
tracts of 400 acres each as well as "take up" land that he already owned near
Winchester. His son, John, (who was the executor of William’s estate) applied
to the "Right Honorable Lord Fairfax", propietor of the land and received three
grants of 248, 300, and 195 acres in three tracts. They are described as being
in the Opequon Creek water shed.

FAMILY & PLACE NAMES (Sterling, 1989) by Ronan Coghlan, Ida Grehan and P.W.
has this entry:

Mahon (Mathghamhain) (m) ‘bear’. Mahon was a medieval king of Munster (died
978), the brother of Brian Boru. The name was often anglicized as Matthew. It
corresponds to a number of names in other languages: Latin Ursus,
American-Indian Hatiya, Scandinavian Bjorn and German Berno. (The book doesn’t
mention which Native American language.)

THE CLANS AND FAMILIES OF IRELAND: THE HERITAGE AND HERALDRY OF IRISH CLANS AND FAMILIES (wellfleet, 1993) by John Grenham says:

MacMahon (or MacMahan) (sic) comes from the Irish Mac Mathghamha or, in the
modern version, Mac Mathuna, from mathghamhgain, meaning ‘bear’. The surname
arose separately in two areas, in west Clare and in Co. Monaghan. In the
former, the MacMahons were part of the tribal grouping, the Dal gCais, and
claim descent from Mahon O’Brien, grandson of Brian Boru. The last Chief of the
Name was killed at the battle of Kinsale in 1602. The Ulster MacMahons were
based in the barony of Truagh in the north of Co. Managhan, and ruled the
kingdom of Oriel between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries. Their last
chief, Hugh MacMahon, was beheaded by the English in 1641. Today, although
widespread throughout Ireland, MacMahon remains most common in the two
ancestral homelands of Clare and Monaghan. After many defeats of the native
Irish in the seventeenth century, many of the Clare MacMahons emigrated to
serve in the British Brigade of the French Army. One of their descendants,
Patrick MacMahon (1808-93) became President and Marshal of France."

Here’s more from the BOOK OF IRISH NAMES by Coghlan, Grehan and Joyce:
"Mac Mathghamhna — MacMahon (in modern Irish MacMahuna, meaning ‘son of a
bear’) represents two distinct septs. One descends from the royal O’Briens and
was of Corcabaskin, Clare, while the other sept were known as Lords of Oriel in
Louth and Monaghan. The two chieftancies became extinct in the 18th century
with the deaths of Teige of Corcabaskin in Kinsale and Hugh Oge of Oriel who
was hung at Tyburn."

"When Mac is dropped from MacMahon, it indicates an entirely different name,
one which can also be Mohan and which, at some time, was also transformed to
Vaughan."

William McMachan is found in:

Genealogical Records: Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
Date: Aug 20, 1747
Location: Frederick Co.
Record ID: 31034
Occupation: Gentleman
Description: Grantor
Book Page: 1-359
Property: 400 acres on the head of a north branch of Buffilo Creek adjoining
Benj. Bordin’s land.
Remarks: Acknowledged 20 Aug 1747. £15.16.7. Land originally patented to
McMachan 12 Sep 1746.
Notes: This land record was originally published in "Chronicles of the
Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original
Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.

will (Proved 6 June 1749, Frederick Co VA Will Book #1, pp 293-295).

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On November 11, 1743, the first step was taken towards bringing justice to
Frederick County by the appointment of, "Gentlemen Justices". Morgan Morgan,
Benjamin Borden, Thomas Chester, David Vance, Andrew Campbell, Marquis Calmes, George Hoge, Lewis Neill, William McMachen, Meredith Helms, John White, Thomas Little. Also, the appointment of the First Sheriff- Thomas Rutherford, First Clerk-James Wood, First County Surveyor- George Hume. All were appointed by The Honorable Sir William Gooch, Governor of Virginia. Governor Gooch selected
person’s who he felt would be loyal to the King of England.

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William McMachen appears on a list of the first settlers of Old Frederick
County, Virginia ", identified from a Fee Book maintained by the
first clerk of court, Col. James Wood (died in 1759). The list of settlers
is given below along with the fees assessed in pounds of tobacco, the medium
of exchange. The date of assessment was 1744, which was one year after the
courthouse in Winchester was established.

One version of the Fee Book was published in 1926 by Katherine Glass Greene
in her book, Winchester, Virginia and its Beginnings, 1743-1814. An expanded
version of fee-paying settlers named in 1744 is found in Handley Library,
Archives Division, in Winchester. Both versions are the handwriting of Wood,
but the different lists were apparently made at different times during the
year. I have taken the liberty to combine the two lists for 1744.
McMachen, William 185
McMachan, John 5
Mahon, Thomas 106 "

This article was written as a public service by Wilmer L. Kerns and
published in The West Virginia Advocate, Hampshire County, WV. The
author received no payment of any kind from either T.L.C. or The West
Virginia Advocate.

William McMachan found in:

Genealogical Records: Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
Date: Aug 20, 1747
Location: Frederick Co.
Record ID: 31034
Occupation: Gentleman
Description: Grantor
Book Page: 1-359
Property: 400 acres on the head of a north branch of Buffilo Creek adjoining
Benj. Bordin’s land.

Remarks: Acknowledged 20 Aug 1747. £15.16.7. Land originally patented to
McMachan 12 Sep 1746.

Notes: This land record was originally published in "Chronicles of the
Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original
Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.

will (Proved 6 June 1749, Frederick Co VA Will Book #1, pp 293-295).

Elizabeth McMahon appeared in court May 26, 1788 in Yohogania County, Virginia,
court held on Andrew Heath farm. Her son, Richard, appeared in court on the
same day, also. Andrew Heath was her grandson. William and his family probably
came to America between 1733 and 1737. He was a Justice in Orange County, and
also in Old Frederick County after it was split off from Orange County.

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http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/Microfilm/DW/001/00006.tif

Pittsburgh Payrolls 1775… The Third Revolutionary Convention passed an
ordinance in July of 1775 appointing commissioners to settel the accounts of
the militia laetly drawn out in an expedition agains Indians and for making
provision to pay the same and for discharging public claims.:

Capt. William Mcmachen’s Roll

Wm. Mcmachen Capt.
Jas. Mcmachen Lt.
Morgan Jones Ensign
Jas. Higins Serjt.
Ben: Archer Serjt.
John Haycraft Serjt.

 

86   William McMachen NNG K, p. 27  29 Oct 1757  330a in Frederick County on
Red Bud branch of Opeckon

On November 11, 1743, the first step was taken towards bringing justice to
Frederick County by the appointment of, "Gentlemen Justices". Morgan Morgan,
Benjamin Borden, Thomas Chester, David Vance, Andrew Campbell, Marquis Calmes, George Hoge, Lewis Neill, William McMachen, Meredith Helms, John White, Thomas Little. Also, the appointment of the First Sheriff- Thomas Rutherford, First Clerk-James Wood, First County Surveyor- George Hume. All were appointed by The Honorable Sir William Gooch, Governor of Virginia. Governor Gooch selected
person’s who he felt would be loyal to the King of England.

William McMachen supplied bacon for use of General Clark. (2)

     Noted events in his life were:

     *  He signed a will on 24 Feb 1749 in , Frederick, Virginia.
     *  He immigrated Bef 1745 from Scotland.

  William married Elizabeth Blair (3) about 1720 in , , Scotland. Elizabeth was
      born about 1700 in Of, , , Scotland and died after 26 May 1788.

     Children from this marriage were:

  + 2 M     i. John McMahon was born about 1723 in Limerick, Limerick,
                   Ireland(4) and died in 1789 in Knob Creek, Washington,
                   Virginia about age 66.
  + 3 F    ii. Margaret McMahon(5)  was born about 1724 in Limerick, Limerick,
                   Ireland,(6) died about 1796 in , Nelson, Kentucky about age
                   72, and was buried in , Nelson, Kentucky.
  + 4 M   iii. Richard McMahon was born about 1725 in Limerick, Limerick,
                   Ireland(4) and died from 1805 to 1817 in , Hardin, Kentucky
                   about age 80.
  + 5 M    iv. Captain William McMachen was born circa 1727 in Limerick,
                   Limerick, Ireland and died in 1811 in , Mason, Kentucky
                   about age 84.
  + 6 F     v. Agnes McMachen was born about 1731 in Limerick, Limerick,
                   Ireland.(4)
  7 F    vi. Jane McMachen was born about 1733 in Limerick, Limerick,
                   Ireland.(4)

 

                         Second Generation (Children)

2.  John McMahon was born about 1723 in Limerick, Limerick, Ireland and died in
       1789 in Knob Creek, Washington, Virginia about age 66.

General Notes: John fought in the Revolutionary War.

  John married Isabella Barnes (4) in 1747 in , Augusta, Virginia. Isabella was
      born about 1730 and died in 1789(4) about age 59.

     Children from this marriage were:

  8 M     i. William McMahon was born about 1747 in , Frederick, Virginia(4)
                   and died when he drowned.
  9 F    ii. Rosanna McMahon was born on 9 Jul 1752 in , Frederick, Virginia.

       Rosanna married Samuel Fain, son of Nicholas Fain and Elizabeth Taylor,.
           Samuel was born in 1753(4) and died in 1794 at age 41.
  10 F   iii. Elizabeth McMahon was born about 1749.(4)

General Notes:
12 children in the familiy

The last part of the Battle of Guilford Court House, in the Revolutionary War,
was fought on March 15, 1781, around their home.  John Mitchell was in the
battle.  His wife, Elizabeth, hid their children in the spring house during the
battle.  William, the oldest, was ten years old, Margaret was eight and John
was not yet seven.  Adam, who was born on April 3, 1776 was nearly five, and
the baby, Isabella, was only a few months old at the time of the battle.

       Elizabeth married Adam Mitchell on 31 Oct 1769 in , Rowan, North
           Carolina.
  11 M    iv. John Blair McMahon was born on 31 Jan 1755 in , Frederick,
                   Virginia(4) and died on 7 Feb 1816 in Jonesboro, Washington,
                   Tennessee at age 61.

General Notes: Roll #195: Washington County (Register of Deeds) Deeds: Vol.:
1-4 Date: Oct 1782-Aug 1787 Tennessee State Archives. Nashville, TN.

32 McMachen, John – indenture

61 McMachen, John & John Blair – indenture

62 McMachen, John & John Blair – indenture

63 McMachen, John & John Blair – indenture

30 McMachen, John Blair – indenture

43 McMachen, John Blair – indenture

       John married Margaret Curley.
  12 F     v. Sarah McMahon was born about 1755 in , Frederick, Virginia(4) and
                   died in 1830 about age 75.

General Notes:
11 children

       Sarah married William Fain, son of Nicholas Fain and Elizabeth Taylor,
           in 1781 in Of, , Chester, Pennsylvania. William was born in 1751 in
           , Chester, Pennsylvania and died in 1839(4) at age 88.
  13 F    vi. Jane McMahon was born in 1759 in , Frederick, Virginia and died
                   on 18 Mar 1842(4) at age 83.

       Jane married Abiginah Morgan in , Washington, Tennessee.(4)
  14 F   vii. Nancy Agnes McMahon was born on 17 Aug 1763 in , Frederick,
                   Virginia and died on 18 Mar 1842 at age 78.

       Nancy married Captain John Fain, son of Nicholas Fain and Elizabeth
           Taylor,. John was born in 1754(4) and died on 8 Aug 1788 in Sitico,
           , Tennessee at age 34.

       Nancy next married John Hammer on 31 Mar 1795. John was born in 1771 and
           died in 1851 at age 80.

3.  Margaret McMahon(5)  was born about 1724 in Limerick, Limerick, Ireland,(6)
       died about 1796 in , Nelson, Kentucky about age 72, and was buried in ,
       Nelson, Kentucky.

  Margaret married James Bruce,(7) son of John Bruce and Sarah Caroline Coles,
      on 10 Jun 1744 in Winchester, Frederick, Virginia.(8) James was
      christened on 20 May 1720 in Leochel-Cushine, Aberdeenshire, Scotland,
      died in 1795 in , Nelson, Kentucky at age 75, and was buried in , Nelson,
      Kentucky.

     Marriage Notes: Marriage also listed as Spotsylvania, Frederick, Virginia

     Noted events in his life were:

     *  He moved from Monongahela Valley, Virginia to Kentucky in the Fall of
        1784. (10)
     *  Military: James served in the Revolutionary War under George Rogers
        Clark.
     *  He was listed on the in 1792 in , Nelson, Kentucky. (11)
     *  He was listed on the in 1800 in , Nelson, Kentucky.

     Children from this marriage were:

  15 F     i. Mary Elizabeth Bruce(12)  was born in 1744 in Winchester,
                   Frederick, Virginia. Another name for Mary was Elizabeth
                   Bruce.(13)

General Notes:
My father, William Bruce, was the eldest. He was born the 14th day of February,
1745. He had two sons younger than my father and six daughters, viz.,
Elizabeth, who married a man by the name of Thomas Anderson;

       Mary married Captain Thomas Anderson,(14) son of Colonel William
           Anderson and Rachel Mary Lauren, about 1761 in , Frederick,
           Maryland.(15) Thomas was born in 1733 in Anderson’s Bottom,
           Hampshire, Virginia,(16) died in Oct 1806 in , Fairfield, Ohio(17)
           at age 73, and was buried in Oct 1806 in , Fairfield, Ohio.(18) The
           cause of his death was malarial fever.

       Marriage Notes:
       Captain Thomas Anderson married Mary Bruce, probably the daughter,
       Elizabeth, 2nd child of James Bruce, who with his brother, George, came
       from Scotland and settled in Winchester, Frederick Co., Virginia.  He
       married about 1744, Margaret McMahon and moved to that part of Maryland
       on the North Branch of the Potomac River.
      
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       Title: Memoirs of the Bruce Family by William Bruce
       Author: William Bruce
       Text: MEMOIRS OF THE BRUCE FAMILY
       August 6, 1851
       Written by William Bruce, Age 75
      
       My first recollection that I have of my ancestors was hearing my
       grandfather, James Bruce, telling that himself and a younger brother,
       George Bruce, came from Scotland about the year 1740. My grandfather
       located in Winchester, Virginia. He was a house carpenter by trade, and
       I have heard him say that he built the first frame house that was ever
       built in that town. About the year 1744 he married a Margaret McMahon
       and moved to the north branch of the Potomac in Maryland. He continued
       there, following his trade and farming until he raised a large family of
       children.  My father, William Bruce, was the eldest. He was born the
       14th day of February, 1745. He had two sons younger than my father and
       six daughters, viz., Elizabeth, who married a man by the name of Thomas
       Anderson; Margaret, who married David Cox; Jane was married to a William
       Marshall; Nancy, that married Samuel Percifull; Ann, who married Samuel
       Glass; and James, who married one Polly Runyan, and George, that married
       the widow Biggs. (19)

     Noted events in his life were:

     *  He served in the military in the Revolutionary War from 1776 to 1779.
        (20)
     *  He appeared on the Virginia State census in 1782 in , Hampshire,
        Virginia. (21)
     *  He appeared on the Virginia State census in 1784 in , Hampshire,
        Virginia. (22)
     *  He moved to Ohio and arrived Clear Creek on 7 April 1806. (23)
     *  Policital Party: Whig. (24)
     *  He was a member of the Episcopal church. (24)
  16 M    ii. Captain William Bruce(25)  was born on 14 Feb 1745 in ,
                   Frederick, Maryland,(26) died on 20 Aug 1818 in Vincennes,
                   Knox, Indiana(27) at age 73, and was buried in , Nelson,
                   Kentucky.

General Notes:
William commanded a company of soldiers as a Lieutenant in Louisville, Kentucky
under General George Rogers Clark during the Revolutionary was as well as being
involved in other areas in conflict.

From Memoirs of the Bruce Family:

My father, soon after marrying my mother, moved to Monoghahela and settled
about fourteen miles above Pittsburgh, between the mouths of Peteso Creek and
Newels Store, now Elizabethtown. It was then the haunt of Indians and forts
were the only place of safety for the families of those hardy pioneers. I had
two sisters older than myself, that were born in the fort, and myself, the
third child, soon after they  ventured to their farms. I was born the Sixth of
August, 1776, one month and two days after Independence was declared. I can,
with the Apostle Paul, say that I was free born, while our forefathers had to
obtain their freedom by their blood and  treasure.

During the Revolutionary War, my father was frequently called upon to perform
military service. The first that I recollect him talking about was being
stationed at a place then called Catfish Camp, called after an old Indian
chief, near a place now called Washington, and not far from a place on the
Monongahela then called Red Stone. My father served then in the capacity of
lieutenant. The next service he performed was under General George Rogers
Clark. He commanded a company under the veteran soldier to Louisville; was
absent from home some five or six months. (28)

     Noted events in his life were:

     *  He moved from Monongahela Valley, Virginia to Kentucky in the Fall of
        1784.

       William married Polly Lucas,(29) daughter of William Lucas and Unknown,
           in 1771 in , Montgomery, Maryland.(30) Polly was born about 1745 in
           , Berkeley, Virginia(27) and died on 7 Aug 1805 in , Nelson,
           Kentucky(27) about age 60.  Another name for Polly was Mary
           Lucas.(27)

       William next married Sarah Harris,(31) daughter of Aaron Harris and
           Unknown, on 21 May 1807 in , Nelson, Kentucky.(32) Sarah died in
           1843 in , Union, Kentucky.(27)  Another name for Sarah was Sally.(27)
  17 F   iii. Margaret Bruce(33)  was born in 1751 in Montgomery, Frederick,
                   Maryland, died in 1807 in , Nelson, Kentucky at age 56, and
                   was buried in , Nelson, Kentucky.

       Margaret married Captain David Cox,(34) son of Colonel Isaac Cox and
           Susanna Tomlinson, on 21 May 1768 in , Yohogania, Virginia.(35)
           David was born in 1746 in , Hampshire, Virginia, died on 18 Nov 1820
           in Cox’s Creek, Nelson, Kentucky(36) at age 74, and was buried in
           Dec 1820 in , Nelson, Kentucky.
  18 F    iv. Jane Bruce(31)  was born in 1752 in Montgomery, Frederick,
                   Maryland and died in 1813 in , Nelson, Kentucky at age 61.

       Jane married William Marshall (37) about 1769 in , Washington,
           Pennsylvania.(38) William was born in 1750 in , Yohogania, Virginia
           and died in 1802 in , Nelson, Kentucky(39) at age 52.
  19 F     v. Nancy Bruce(31)  was born in 1754 in Montgomery, Frederick,
                   Maryland and died in , Hardin, Kentucky.

       Nancy married Samuel Percifull (40) in 1772 in , , Virginia.(41) Samuel
           was born on 15 Sep 1749 over Parish, Cheshire England and died in
           1823 in , Hardin, Kentucky at age 74.
  20 F    vi. Ann Bruce(31)  was born in 1756 in Montgomery, Frederick,
                   Maryland.

General Notes: My first recollection that I have of my ancestors was hearing my
grandfather, James Bruce, telling that himself and a younger brother, George
Bruce, came from Scotland about the year 1740. My grandfather located in
Winchester, Virginia. He was a house carpenter by trade, and I have heard him
say that he built the first frame house that was ever built in that town. About
the year 1744 he married a Margaret McMahon and moved to the north branch of
the Potomac in Maryland. He continued there, following his trade and farming
until he raised a large family of children.

My father, William Bruce, was the eldest. He was born the 14th day of February,
1745. He had two sons younger than my father and six daughters, viz.,
Elizabeth, who married a man by the name of Thomas Anderson; Margaret, who
married David Cox; Jane was married to a William Marshall; Nancy, that married
Samuel Percifull; Ann, who married Samuel Glass; and James, who married one
Polly Runyan, and George, that married the widow Biggs. My father married a
widow Percifull, and the youngest daughter, Sally, married a Joshua Carmen, a
Baptist preacher, a man of excellent character and a considerable speaker. He
moved to the state of Ohio about fifty years ago, raised a large family and
died at a good old age-about eighty-five. From the above enumerated uncles and
aunts there has sprung an almost innumerable multitude. They mostly moved to
Kentucky at an early day and settled in Nelson County.

My father, soon after marrying my mother, moved to Monoghahela and settled
about fourteen miles above Pittsburgh, between the mouths of Peteso Creek and
Newels Store, now Elizabethtown. It was then the haunt of Indians and forts
were the only place of safety for the families of those hardy pioneers. I had
two sisters older than myself, that were born in the fort, and myself, the
third child, soon after they ventured to their farms. I was born the Sixth of
August, 1776, one month and two days after Independence was declared. I can,
with the Apostle Paul, say that I was free born, while our forefathers had to
obtain their freedom by their blood and treasure. During the Revolutionary War,
my father was frequently called upon to perform military service. The first
that I recollect him talking about was being stationed at a place then called
Catfish Camp, called after an old Indian chief, near a place now called
Washington, and not far from a place on the Monongahela then called Red Stone.
My father served then in the capacity of lieutenant. The next service he
performed was under General George Rogers Clark. He commanded a company under the veteran soldier to Louisville; was absent from home some five or six
months.

As to my mother’s family, I have a very imperfect knowledge. Her maiden name
was Polly Lucas. Her first husband was Richard Percifull. After his death she
married my father. My grandfather by my mother?s side was William Lucas. What
my grandmother Lucas? maiden name was I never learned, as she died about my
first recollection. My grandfather Lucas died before I was born. All I know of
him is that he was a seafaring man. I recollect an Uncle Robinson Lucas and two
aunts. They married two bothers, William and Dennis Murphy; moved to the state
of Ohio at an early date.

       Ann married Samuel Glass.(42)
  21 M   vii. George Bruce (Twin)(31)  was born on 2 Apr 1760 in , Frederick,
                   Maryland(26) and died after 1800 in , Greene, Ohio.

       George married Mrs. Mary Biggs (42) in 1779.(26)

       George next married Mary Barnett (33) about 1783 in , , Maryland.(33)
  22 M  viii. James Bruce (Twin) was born on 2 Apr 1760 in , Frederick,
                   Maryland,(43) died on 6 Jan 1835 in Corydon, Harrison,
                   Indiana(26) at age 74, and was buried in Bruce Cemetery,
                   Corydon, Harris, Ohio.

General Notes: James moved his family moved from Pennsylvania to Nelson Co.,
Kentucky sometime between Mar 1784 and Oct 1786. He operated an Inn in
Bardstown, at other times he was a potter, a tanner and a farmer. In 1806 the
family moved to Harrison Co., Indiana. They settled on a farm just east of
Corydon. James and his wife Mary are buried on the family farm. James had a
twin brother George.

     Noted events in his life were:

     *  He was listed on the in 1792 in , Nelson, Kentucky. (11)
     *  He was listed on the in 1800 in , Nelson, Kentucky.

       James married Mary Runyon (37) on 15 Mar 1778 in Cox’s Creek, Nelson,
           Kentucky.(44) Mary was born on 27 May 1761 in Nelson, Muhlenberg,
           Kentucky(45) and died on 4 Feb 1836 in Corydon, Harrison, Indiana at
           age 74.  Another name for Mary was Polly.(45)
  23 F    ix. Sarah Bruce(33)  was born on 1 Jun 1762 in , Frederick, Maryland,
                   died on 25 Oct 1839 in Bellbrook, Greene, Ohio at age 77,
                   and was buried in Bellbrook, Greene, Ohio. Another name for
                   Sarah was Sally.(45)

       Sarah married Joshua Carmen,(42) son of Caleb Carmen and Mary Newell, in
           1778 in Green, Summit, Ohio.(46) Joshua was born on 28 Feb 1759 in ,
           Cecil, Maryland, died on 1 Dec 1844 in Bellbrook, Greene, Ohio at
           age 85, and was buried in Dec 1844 in Bellbrook, Greene, Ohio.

     Noted events in his life were:

     *  He worked as a Baptist preacher.

4.  Richard McMahon was born about 1725 in Limerick, Limerick, Ireland(4) and
       died from 1805 to 1817 in , Hardin, Kentucky about age 80.

General Notes: Revolutionary War Soldier.

Probate: 20 Jul 1816, Logan County, Kentucky.  Equity Box Y, Case Number 86. 
Richard died intestate.

Property ownership:

In the history of Washington County, it reveals that Captain Gabriel Cox, of
state of Virginia, who lived at present James Chappel in 1773, issued titles of
certificates to~ three Jefferson settlers.

In consequence of certificates at Cox’s Fort, is as follows: Richard McMachen
360 acres Monongahela River in Allegheny County. Samuel Heath 333 acres, no
date given. Captain Henry Heath 203 acres. no date given. Also 400 acres on
Water of Allegheny River. Other names were also listed and recorded. It should
be remembered that tills list does not embrace all the Virginia titles in
Washington and Allegheny counties. only those made at the period and in that
part of Washington county that lay in Old Yohogania County.

A warrant for the 318 acre tract was first issued under "Virginia entry" to
Richard McMahon (later spelled McMachen) who had the tract surveyed on July 13,
1769, but never had it patented.

On June 4, 1770 McMachen sold the tract to James Bruce for 100 pounds in
Pennsylvania currency. Under the bill of sale the land was described as "a
certain tract of land lying on the west side of the Monongahela cornered,
joining Macfarlane on the south and William McMachen on the north, being a half
mile on the river and a half mile back."

On March 17, 1783 Benjamin Bentley purchased the tract from James Bruce and
George Bruce (no record of title can be found in George Bruce’s name). The land
at that time sold for 40 shillings in gold or silver or its value in good
mercantile whiskey. It is at this point that the tract is described as being
in Nottingham township.

 

In the history of Washington County, it reveals that Captain Gabriel Cox, of
state of Virginia, who lived at present James Chappel in 1773, issued titles of
certificates to~ three Jefferson settlers.

In consequence of certificates at Cox’s Fort, is as follows: Richard McMachen
360 acres Monongahela River in Allegheny County. Samuel Heath 333 acres, no
date given. Captain Henry Heath 203 acres. no date given. Also 400 acres on
Water of Allegheny River. Other names were also listed and recorded. It should
be remembered that tills list does not embrace all the Virginia titles in
Washington and Allegheny counties. only those made at the period and in that
part of Washington county that lay in Old Yohogania County.

  Richard married Agnes Lilburn, daughter of John Lilburn and Unknown, about
      1746 in Of, , Yohogania, Virginia. Agnes was born about 1727 in , ,
      Scotland and died about 1808 about age 81.  Another name for Agnes was
      Ann, Nancy.

     Children from this marriage were:

  24 M     i. Major William Friend McMahon(36)  was born on 9 Jan 1748-1749 in
                   , Frederick, Virginia(47) and died on 30 Jun 1794 in Fort
                   Recovery, Mercer, Ohio at age 45.

General Notes: Major William Friend McMahon was born on January 9, 1748/49 in
Frederick County, Virginia and died June 30, 1794 in Fort Recovery, Mercer
County, Ohio during an Indian battle. He married NANCY ANN COX, daughter if
ISAAC COX and SUSANNAH TOMLINSON, on March 21, 1774 in Wheeling or Wellsburg,
Hampshire County West Virginia.

William was a Lt. in the Yohogania Co Militia during the Rev. War and served as
a Surgeon on the 4th and 3rd Continental Lines. He was awarded 6,000 acres for
his service. In 1791, he was a member of the Va Militia or US Army and the
"Calendar of State Papers", Vol V, P416, indicates he "delivered the advance
stores, as required, orders Col. Daniel Boon to deliver at Moorfield, in Hardy
Co, sixty lbs. of powder, etc." Page 569, ibid, (5/12/1792). The field officers
of Ohio Co’s report to Lt Gov. Wood states: "2nd. That all the security we have
for that extensive Frontier is Capt. McMahan’s Company of rangers, consisting
of forty-one men and twelve scouts." There are some conflicting dates here as
Heitman’s Historical Register of US Army (1903) indicates he was inducted into
the army from VA and appointed a Major in the infantry on April 11, 1792. He
was assigned to the 4th Sublegion on September 4, 1792 under Brig. Gen. "Mad"
Anthony Wayne at Legion Ville, PA. (Anthony Wayne had been commissioned by
Pres. George Washington to build a professional and highly trained US Army
after Gen. St. Clair’s humiliating defeat on November 4, 1791 which resulted in
almost 700 casualties.)

On June 30, 1794, Major McMahon, commanding a force of 90 riflemen and 50
Dragoons, escorted Contractors wagons loaded with supplies to Ft. Recovery . Just outside the gates of Ft. Recovery, they were attacked to
charge and fight through the enemy lines. Major William, at the head of the
charge, was the first of 4 officers to fall. Heavy loses on both sides
occurred, but the Fort was held by the garrison and Major Williams’s command.
Two months later, Gen. Wayne defeated Little Turtle at Fallen Timbers after
which the British pulled back to beyond the Great Lakes.

His services in the establishment of American Independance during the war of
the revolution were as follows: Major William McMahon, Surgeon, 4th Virginia,
Oct 14, 1776; 3rd Virginia June 1779 to October 1779, served at the Battle of
Stony Point, New York, July 15, 1779. Major McMahon, in 1788, took up a tract
of 400 acres on the hill back of Wellsburg, West Virginia. Muster roll of
officers in the legion of the U.S., 1793. Fourth Sub Legion, William McMahon,
Major, commissioned March 5th, 1792. McMahon, William, Va. Maj. Inf April 11,
1792; killed June 30, 1794 by Indians in an assault on Fort Recover, Ohio.
Major William McMahon’s will was dated March 31, 1794.

"The remains of Major William McMahon and his companions who fell at the time
of attack on the fort were buried within its walls. (Ft. Recovery, Ohio). Some
years since, their bones were disinterred and reburied with the honors of war
in one coffin in the village graveyard. Major McMahon was known by the size of
his bones; he was over 6 ft, 6in. tall. A bullet hole was in his skull, the
ball having entered his temple and came out the back of his head. He was a
famous Indian fighter and Captain, and classed by the borderers on upper Ohio
with Brady and Wetzel." (Copied from Hawes History of Ohio VII, Page 234. On
Page 233, you can read about the battle commanded by Major William McMahon.)

Notes on Fort Recovery, Ohio
The following is transcribed from the engravings around the base of the Fort
Recover Monument:
Major General Arthur St.Clair, Commander-in-Chief of the American Army, with
fifteen hundred regulars and volunteers from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania,
Kentucky and that section of the Northwest Territory which comprises the states
of Ohio and Indiana; marched from Ft. Washington (of which is now Cincinnati)
in September, 1791 to subdue the Indians, who were under the British influence,
had committed many hostilities.

After a long weary march, they reached the head waters of the Wabash River,
where before daybreak of the following morning, November 4, 1791, they were
surprised and attacked by two thousand Indians of the MIAMI, DELAWARE, PAWNEE,
SHAWNEE, WYANDOT, SENECA, AND OTTAWA tribes, under the command of the famous
chiefs LITTLE TURTLE, BLUE JACKET, AND JOSEPH BRANDT, aided by the renegades
SIMON GIRTY, WILLIAM WELLS, AND BLACKSTAFFE. The soldiers fought bravely in
this unequal contest, but were forced to retreat leaving more than nine hundred
men dead and wounded on the battlefield. Two Hundred Fifty women accompanying
the expedition were either killed or taken prisoners.

Major General ANTHONY WAYNE, who succeeded St. Clair as Commander-in-Chief,
directed the building of a stockade named FORT RECOVERY on December 23, 1793 on
the site of St. Clair’s defeat. While in defense of this fort, MAJOR MCMAHON,
with a detachment of troops, gained a most complete victory for the American
Army over two Thousand Indians and British on June 30 and July 1, 1794
sustaining a loss of twenty-two officers and one-hundred-twenty soldiers.

The following is taken from the 120 page Monograph by Tony DeRegnaucourt:
THE 2ND BATTLE OF FT. RECOVERY, JUNE 30 AND JULY 1, 1794:

On Dec. 22, 1793, Maj. Gen Anthony Wayne ordered Maj. Henry Burbeck to advance
to the site of the Nov 4, 1791 battlefield with a detachment to build a fort.
They had to scrape away hundreds of bones to pitch their tents and the next day
over 600 skulls and other bones were interred in a mass grave. They recovered
most of the cannon which the Indians had hid away. They built the fort 150 ft
by 350 ft with 4 square blockhouses erected on each corner. Command of the post
was given to Captain Alexander Gibson and he continued to improve the fort
during the next year, adding a 2nd story to each blockhouse, digging a well and
building an ice house. All trees and brush was cleared for 200-300 yards on all
sides to improve the field of fire and eliminate hiding places.

On June 28, 1794, General Wayne gave written orders to MAJOR MCMAHON to escort
a pack train of horses from Greene Ville to Fort Recovery to supply the post.
He was aware of hostile Indians in the area and ordered to "charge and cut your
way thru the enemy". MCMAHON made it to Ft. Recovery on June 29 without
incident. However, on the morning of June 30, the pack train was packed just
outside the gates of the fort for the return trip to Greene Ville when the
Indians attacked McMahon’s force of 90 riflemen and 50 dragoons who hurried
back to the safety of the fort. MAJOR MCMAHON was killed very early in the
battle. It was estimated by the defenders of the fort that 1500 to 2000
warriors attacked and they tried full frontal assaults on the stockade, but
were repeatedly beaten back. Captain Hartshorne and Lieutenant Craig of the
riflemen and Cornet Torry of the Dragoons were killed along with 18 enlisted
men. A total of 30 men were wounded and 3 were MIA. A total of 59 packhorses
were killed, 22 were wounded, and 221 were missing, presumed stolen by the
Indians. (Ref. cited: Charles Elihu Slocum, "The Ohio Country Between the Years
1783 and 1815" (1910), G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Knickerbocker Press, New York and
London.)

The following is notes from William McMahon, San Antonio, Texas:
The Indians kept up their frontal assault into the night of June 30 and the
morning of July 1. "Captain Alexander Gibson valiantly held the fort for two
days under his command and this battle ultimately broke the back of the Indian
confederation and the Old Northwest." Most of the Upper Great Lakes tribes left
the confederation and went home, reducing Little Turtle’s force to under 1,000.
The unknown text states that "It is a feasible argument to state that this
battle was more important than the battle of Fallen Timbers which occurred
about six weeks later." It lasted about 45 minutes and it was 700-800 warriors
against Wayne’s army of about 3000 men.

       William married Nancy Ann Cox,(36) daughter of Isaac Cox and Susannah
           Tomlinson, on 21 Mar 1774 in Wheeling, Hampshire, West Virginia.(47)
           Nancy was born on 17 Oct 1757 in , Hampshire, West Virginia and died
           on 17 Jan 1818 in Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia at age 60. 
           Another name for Nancy was Ann.
  25 M    ii. Richard McMahon was born in , Frederick, Virginia.
  26 F   iii. Agnes McMahon was born in , Frederick, Virginia.
  27 M    iv. John McMahon was born about 1755 in , Frederick, Virginia and
                   died on 15 Sep 1837 in , , Tennessee about age 82.

       John married Rosanna Hardin about 1774 in Georges Creek, Fayette,
           Pennsylvania.

       John next married Jane Geohigan before 1789 in , Hardin, Kentucky.
  28 M     v. Captain James McMahon was born about 1757 in , Frederick,
                   Virginia and died in 1830 in , Henderson, Kentucky about age
                   73.

General Notes: Captain in the War of 1812.

       James married Jane in 1779 in , Frederick, Virginia.
  29 F    vi. Elizabeth McMahon was born in , Frederick, Virginia and died
                   before 1817 in , Nelson, Kentucky.

       Elizabeth married William Berry.
  30 F   vii. Margaret McMahon was born in , Frederick, Virginia and died
                   before 1817 in , , Kentucky.

       Margaret married Enoch Berry, son of John Berry and Unknown, in 1780 in
           , Logan, Kentucky. Enoch was born about 1756 in Of, , Nelson,
           Kentucky, died in 1821 about age 65, and was buried in , Logan,
           Kentucky.
  31 F  viii. Jane McMahon was born in , Frederick, Virginia and died before
                   1817 in , Nelson, Kentucky.

       Jane married David McFall.

5.  Captain William McMachen was born circa 1727 in Limerick, Limerick,
       Ireland(4) and died in 1811 in , Mason, Kentucky about age 84.

General Notes: From: http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvmarsha/mechen.htm

William McMechen was the first settler on a bottom about five miles below
Wheeling, which bears his name, and on which the city of McMechen now stands.
He came from the South Branch of the Potomac River about the year 1773, and
took up a tomahawk claim to a large tract of fine bottom land. His wife, nee
Sidney Johnson, came with him and was the first white woman to make her home on
that bottom. The land of Mr. McMechen, known as McMechen’s Bottom, extended
down to the Narrows above the Flats of Grave Creek, and it was on this land
that Captain William Foreman and a number of his men were murdered by a party
of Indians under Half King, Wyandot chief, on the 27th of September, 1777.

Mr. and Mrs. McMechen were among the many early settlers who endured the
horrors of Indian war from 1777 until after the Battle of Fallen Timber in
August, 1794, and the treaty at Greenville a year later. They had many
unpleasant experiences with Indians. On one of their forays into Northwestern
Virginia, they stole all Mr. McMechen’s horses. He started in pursuit of them
on foot and followed them almost to the Great Lakes but failed to overtake them
and recover his horses. When he arrived home he found that his wife and family
were gone. They had concluded from his prolonged absence that he had been slain
or capyured by Indians, and Mrs. McMechen, with their children and negro
servants and property, had removed to Red Stone Old Fort for safety. They
remained there for several years and then returned to the bottom and settled
there permanently.

SOURCE: News-Register, Wheeling, WV, Sunday, 5 Jul 1992.
(Copied from Tri-County Researcher)

A group of sixty people, which included members of the McMechen family, came to
the United States from Armaugh, Ireland in 1720 and settled in New Castle, PA.

In the year 1771, Capt. William McMechen II traveled to Virginia to establish a
"tomahawk claim" in the area extending from McMechen Run to Boggs Run in
Marshall Co, WV. Under the tomahawk claim, the state of Virginia permitted
settlers to claim 440 acres of land in the state by blazing a tree in a corner
of the property and then carving their initials on its trunk. Captain William
McMechen is said to have been the second settler in the area, Ebenezer Zane
being the first. The Boggs family settled in the area between Boggs Run and
Caldwell Run in 1772. Six years later, the Boggs and McMechen families fought
in the Revolutionary War. After the war, Virginia Gov. Patrick Henry awarded
all men who fought in the War up to 2,000 acres of land. Capt. William McMechen
claimed an additional 1400 acres of land beyond "The Narrows" of what is now
West Virginia St. Rt. 2.

The captain had six children. Benjamin McMechen, who married Nancy Boggs and
had fourteen children, took over farming the land upon his father’s death. The
town of Benwood is said to be named after him.

When Benjamin’s sons became of age, he gave them the choice of running the
family farm or receiving a college education. Shepherd McMechen chose to
operate the farm, while his brother, James Hanson McMechen, went to college and
became a pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Then the Civil War broke out in 1861, causing a rift between James Hanson
McMechen and his son, William Meade McMechen. While James was a "a staunch
Union supporter," William joined the Confederate Army and fought against the
Union under Gen. Stonewall Jackson and Gen. James Longstreet, as a lieutenant
in the cavalry. William was captured in the Shenandoah Valley in the later
stages of the war. He met his future wife, Virginia Rutherford, in Winchester.

The Civil War tore the family apart and as a result, William’s branch of the
family fled the area after the South was defeated. William moved to New York
City and then got involved in the mining business in Colorado. That branch of
the family moved to Colorado and has been there ever since.

When Shepherd McMechen died, his wife, Alcinda Cockayne, inherited all the
McMechen land and then sold a majority of the property to the B & 0 Railroad.

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http://www.wvculture.org/history/reposits_not_wv/wisconsin.html

David Shepherd (1734-1795) Papers, 5 vols. Shepherdstown was named of the
Shepherd family. About 1774, David Shepherd moved west and purchased the
property of Silas Zane at the forks of Wheeling Creek. In 1777, he commanded
Fort Henry during the siege. He led an Ohio County regiment on Brodhead’s
campaign (1781) and served in the Virginia legislature. Most of the papers are
business and military related. Volume 1 (1755-1780) contains land claims and
receipts; papers of Shepherd’s son-in-law Francis Duke, who was killed at the
first siege of Wheeling (1777); contributions for public salt; papers on the
defense of Fort Henry; letters from Governor Patrick Henry and Gen. Edward
Hand; papers on Foreman’s defeat (1777); petition to congress for supplies;
letters of George Rogers Clark concerning boats and ammunition for his 1778
expedition; drafts for the continental army; militia officer commissions; court
marial fines; letters from his brother Abraham Shepherd after release from
imprisonment in the Eastern army; letters of Brodhead, McIntosh, and Jefferson
concerning militia; muster roll of the 9th Virginia regiment; and a memorial to
congress containing a petition for a new state west of the Alleghenies (1780).
Volume 2 (1781-1790) relates to military matters and contains orders and
letters from Col. Daniel Brodhead, George Rodgers Clark, Col. John Gibson,
William Wilson, John Rogers, David Bradford, Abraham Shepherd, Patrick Henry,
Beverly Randolph, Edumund Randolph, Arthur St. Clair, and John Knox; papers on
a land contest of the Hite heirs with the Fairfax estate. Volume 3 (1791-1794)
relates chiefly to Indian difficulties and contains letters from Gen. John
Knox, Gen. Anthony Wayne, Gen. Richard Butler, Governor Henry Lee, and Benjamin
Biggs; accounts of the return of militia companies headed by Captains McGuire,
William McMachen, Baxter, and Lewis Bonnett; also contains letters from
Alexander White and from Henry Bedinger and George Washington concerning land
on Round Bottom; and contains a plat of Shepherd’s lands. Volume 4 consists of
a book in which Shepherd entered pay and muster rolls for the Brohead
Coshochton expedition of 1781 for the companies of Joseph Ogle, Captain Royes,
Jacob Lefler, and William Crawford, with a lists of losses from the campaign;
the books was later used as an account book (1801-1804) for the milling
business of Moses Shepherd. Volume 5 consists of a memorandum book for military matters (1779-1790). Source: Thwaites, Descriptive List of Manuscript
Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1906, pp. 66-67.

     Noted events in his life were:

     *  He served in the military as a Captain in the Militia from Virginia
        during the Revolutionary War and Indian War from 1775 to 1788.
     *  Government Service: Elected as a member of the House of Delegates, 30
        Jan 1788, , Marshall, West Virginia.
     *  Government Service: Elected as a member of the House of Delegates, 17
        Oct 1791, Richmond, Richmond (City), Virginia.

  William married Sidney Johnson circa 1760 in , , West Virginia. Sidney was
      born in 1744 in South Branch Of Potomac, , Maryland and died on 24 Nov
      1810 in Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia at age 66.

     The child from this marriage was:

  32 M     i. Benjamin McMechen was born in 1777 in Brownsville, Fayette,
                   Pennsylvania and died on 2 Apr 1855 in Benwood, Marshall,
                   West Virginia at age 78.

       Benjamin married Nancy Boggs, daughter of John Boggs and Mary
           Williamson, on 27 Nov 1804 in Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia. Nancy
           was born on 18 Feb 1786 in Boggs Run, Marshall, West Virginia and
           died on 9 Jan 1846 in Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia at age 59.

  William next married Christian in 1747 in , Augusta, Virginia.

6.  Agnes McMachen was born about 1731 in Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.(4) Other
       names for Agnes were Ann and(48) Nancy Agnes.

  Agnes married Captain Henry Heath (4) on 24 Feb 1748-1749 in , , Virginia.
      Henry was born in 1727 in Limerick, Limerick, Ireland(48) and died on 12
      Jun 1793 in , Allegheny, Pennsylvania at age 66.

     Children from this marriage were:

  33 M     i. Colonel William Heath was born on 19 Jul 1750 in , , Virginia and
                   died in Apr 1807 at age 56. The cause of his death was
                   apoplexy.

General Notes: William was a large property owner.  Three of his estates are
mentioned in his will: "Curles", "Bremo" and "Shelila". 

William commanded the Second Virginia Detachment  during the Revolutionary
War.

Colonel William Heath, 19th May, 1775, to 22d June, 1775.

     Noted events in his life were:

     *  He served in the military as a Colonel in the Contiental Line in the
        Revolutionary War. from 1776 to 1778.
     *  He had a residence in , Henrico, Virginia.

       William married Mrs. William Heath in , , Virginia.

       William next married Eliza Briggs, daughter of Gray Briggs and Miss
           Pleasants, in , Henrico, Virginia.
  34 M    ii. Andrew Heath was born about 1762 in , , Virginia(48) and died in
                   1834 about age 72.

General Notes: Possibly had no children.

       Andrew married Mrs. Elinor Heth.
  35 M   iii. John Heth was born about 1764 in , , Virginia.
  36 M    iv. Major Henry Heath was born about 1765 in , , Virginia and died in
                   Mar 1821 in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia about age 56.

General Notes: Henry served as a midshipman in the U. S. Navy during the War of
1812 and was in the U. S. S. "The President", commanded by Commodore Decature, when captured by the English fleet outside of Boston.  John Heth and several young officers were taken to Bermuda and held as prisoners of war until they made their escape by boarding and seizing a small vessel in the harbor and thus made their way back to this country.

     Noted events in his life were:

     *  He appeared on the census in 1810 in , Henrico, Virginia. (49)
     *  He served in the military as a Captain in the American Revolution.
     *  He served in the military as a Major in the War of 1812.
     *  He worked as an U.S. Commissioner of Loans for the State of Virginia.
     *  He worked as a coal mine owner, owning the Blackheath coal mines in ,
        Chesterfield, Virginia.

       Henry married Nancy Hare on 10 Nov 1787 in Richmond, Chesterfield,
           Virginia. Nancy was born about 1778 in Of, Richmond, Henrico,
           Virigina and died about 1797 in Richmond, Henrico, Virginia about
           age 19.  Another name for Nancy was Nancy Hair.
  37 M     v. Harvey Heth was born about 1766 in , , Virginia.(48)
  38 M    vi. Richard McMachen Heth was born about 1768 in , , Virginia.
  39 F   vii. Susannah Heth was born in , , Virginia.

       Susannah married Mr. Gilkerson.

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     Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call
     Number: 940943, item 14.  …. U.S. and International Marriage Records,
     1560-1900,(Source number: 371.000; Source type: Electronic Database;
     Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: CLS.  Yates Publishing.  Ancestry.com
     Operations Inc., 2004) Name: Margaret McMahon
     Gender: female
     Birth Year: 1728
     Spouse Name: James Bruce
     Spouse Birth Place: ST
     Spouse Birth Year: 1720
     Marriage Year: 1744
     Marriage State: VA
     Number Pages: 2.
9. Olive I. McFarland, "Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson’s Bottom,
     W. Va.",(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1973.   Film #940943, item 14) 1: James Bruce from Scotland.  Repository:
     Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 
     84150-3400, Call Number: 940943, item 14.  …. Bruce Family Website,
     Descendants of John Bruce of Scotland
     (Online<http://www.aylesworth.net/Caleb/addendum_bruce.txt.html>), John
     Bruce, born in Scotland, died 1748 in Winchester Co., Virginia.  ….
     Ethel Winifred Albin, The Virginia Albins ; the history of the Albin
     Family out of Old Frederick County, 1739 – 1989 : immigrants Mary Bruce
     and William Albin and their descendants who migrated westward with the
     opening of new territories carving a civilization out of a wilderness
     (Sabetha, Kans. : Ethel W. Albin, c1989   #929.273 AL14ae), 3. 
     Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake
     City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number: 929.273 AL14ae.
10. William Bruce, Memoirs of the Bruce Family (<online>
     http://www.rootsweb.com/~inknox/brucefam.htm).
11. Ronald V. Jackson, Kentucky Census, 1810 – 90 ([database on-line] Provo,
     UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-).
12. Olive I. McFarland, "Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson’s Bottom,
     W. Va.",(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1973.   Film #940943, item 14) 1: Mary Bruce married Thomas Anderson. 
     Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake
     City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number: 940943, item 14.  …. Bruce Family
     Website, Descendants of John Bruce of Scotland
     (Online<http://www.aylesworth.net/Caleb/addendum_bruce.txt.html>).  ….
     Bruce family of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and
     Indiana,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1984.  FHL Film #1412126 Item 7) 1: Name shown as Elizabeth Bruce. 
     Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake
     City, Utah  84150-3400.  …. Violet Laverne Bruce, John Bruce of the
     Shenandoah : immigrant John Bruce of Frederick County, Virginia and
     descendants of his five children, Mary, Margaret, James, George, and Anne
     (Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Pub. Co., c1987.  Book #929.273 B83br),
     Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake
     City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number: 929.273 B83br.
13. Olive I. McFarland, "Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson’s Bottom,
     W. Va.",(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1973.   Film #940943, item 14) 1: Mary Bruce is also listed as ‘Elizabeth’
     Bruce.  Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt
     Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number: 940943, item 14.
14. Olive I. McFarland, "Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson’s Bottom,
     W. Va.",(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1973.   Film #940943, item 14) 1: William Anderson, Captain.  Repository:
     Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 
     84150-3400, Call Number: 940943, item 14.  …. Bruce Family Website,
     Descendants of John Bruce of Scotland
     (Online<http://www.aylesworth.net/Caleb/addendum_bruce.txt.html>).  ….
     James H. (James House) Anderson, Life and letters of Judge Thomas J.
     Anderson and wife, including a few letters from children and others :
     mostly written during the civil war; a history,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by
     the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973.  Film #940397 Item 4) 3:. 
     Repository: Lee R. Drew. 
     Call Number: Film #940397 Item 4.  …. Violet Laverne Bruce, John Bruce
     of the Shenandoah : immigrant John Bruce of Frederick County, Virginia and
     descendants of his five children, Mary, Margaret, James, George, and Anne
     (Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Pub. Co., c1987.  Book #929.273 B83br),
     Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake
     City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number: 929.273 B83br.  …. State of West
     Virginia, Hampshire County Clerk, William Anderson Will, Hampshire County
     Wills, Box 1-200, #18 (Made 10 September 1786.  Proved 9 Apr 1796.  Copy
     in possession of Lee Drew).  …. Bruce family of Virginia, Maryland,
     Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Indiana,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the
     Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984.  FHL Film #1412126 Item 7) Repository:
     Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 
     84150-3400.
15. Bruce family of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and
     Indiana,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1984.  FHL Film #1412126 Item 7) 1.  Repository: Family History Library,
     35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400.  …. Gertrude
     B. Darwin (Historian General), Lineage Book National Society of the
     Daughters of the American Revolution (1919, Washington D.C.), XXX: 76:
     Mary Princess Anderson Orton – Gr, gr, granddaughter of Thomas Anderson
     and Mary Bruce.  Repository: Lee R. Drew.
16. Olive I. McFarland, "Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson’s Bottom,
     W. Va.",(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1973.   Film #940943, item 14) 1: Thomas Anderson was born in Hampshire
     Co., Virginia, (now West Virginia) in 1733.  Repository: Family History
     Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call
     Number: 940943, item 14.  …. James H. (James House) Anderson, Life and
     letters of Judge Thomas J. Anderson and wife, including a few letters from
     children and others : mostly written during the civil war; a history,(Salt
     Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973.  Film
     #940397 Item 4) 3: Thomas Anderson was born on the old place (Anderson’s
     Bottom) on the Potomac in 1733.  Repository: Lee R. Drew. Call Number: Film    #940397 Item 4.  ….
     John Anderson, Letter to James H. Anderson,(26 Oct 1886) Thomas Anderson
     was born in 1733 and died in 1808.  Repository: Lee R. Drew. Call Number:
     http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brons&id=I121.
17. Olive I. McFarland, "Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson’s Bottom,
     W. Va.",(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1973.   Film #940943, item 14) 1: Thomas Anderson died in Fairfield Co.,
     Ohio in October 1806.  Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West
     Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number: 940943, item
     14.  …. Homer Eiler, Our ancestors : a record of these families : Eiler
     (Iler), Boon, Anderson, Scothorn, Witten,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the
     Genealogical Society of Utah, 1998, Film #2055448) 24.  Repository: Family
     History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 
     84150-3400, Call Number: 2055448.  …. John Anderson, Letter to James H.
     Anderson,(26 Oct 1886) Thomas Anderson was born in 1733 and died in 1808. 
     Repository: Lee R. Drew. 
     Call Number:
     http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brons&id=I121.
18. Homer Eiler, Our ancestors : a record of these families : Eiler (Iler),
     Boon, Anderson, Scothorn, Witten,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the
     Genealogical Society of Utah, 1998, Film #2055448) 24.  Repository: Family
     History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 
     84150-3400, Call Number: 2055448.  …. James H. (James House) Anderson,
     Life and letters of Judge Thomas J. Anderson and wife, including a few
     letters from children and others : mostly written during the civil war; a
     history,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1973.  Film #940397 Item 4) 8.  Repository: Lee R. Drew. Call Number: Film #940397 Item 4.
19. Olive I. McFarland, "Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson’s Bottom,
     W. Va.",(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1973.   Film #940943, item 14) 1: Captain Thomas Anderson married Mary
     Bruce.  Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt
     Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number: 940943, item 14.
20. United State of America.  Secretary of War, Index of Revolutionary War
     Soldiers (<online>
     http://persi.heritagequestonline/hqoweb/library/do/revwar), Thomas
     Anderson of Virginia.  Series: M805, Roll: 20, Image:291, File: S21603. 
     Repository: Lee R. Drew.
21. Virginia Hampshire County, 1782 Virginia State Census,(Family Tree Maker
     CD520) 27: Thomas Anderson, 10 free whites.
22. Virginia, Hampshire County, 1784 State Census,(Family Tree Maker, CD520)
     Thomas Anderson, 9 free white males, 1 dwelling, 1 other building.
23. James H. (James House) Anderson, Life and letters of Judge Thomas J.
     Anderson and wife, including a few letters from children and others :
     mostly written during the civil war; a history,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by
     the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973.  Film #940397 Item 4) 12. 
     Repository: Lee R. Drew.
     Call Number: Film #940397 Item 4.
24. James H. (James House) Anderson, Life and letters of Judge Thomas J.
     Anderson and wife, including a few letters from children and others :
     mostly written during the civil war; a history,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by
     the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973.  Film #940397 Item 4) 11. 
     Repository: Lee R. Drew,. 
     Call Number: Film #940397 Item 4.
25. Bruce family of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and
     Indiana,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1984.  FHL Film #1412126 Item 7) 1.  Repository: Family History Library,
     35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400.  …. Violet
     Laverne Bruce, John Bruce of the Shenandoah : immigrant John Bruce of
     Frederick County, Virginia and descendants of his five children, Mary,
     Margaret, James, George, and Anne (Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Pub. Co.,
     c1987.  Book #929.273 B83br), Repository: Family History Library, 35 N
     West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number: 929.273
     B83br.
26. Bruce family of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and
     Indiana,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1984.  FHL Film #1412126 Item 7) 1.  Repository: Family History Library,
     35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400.
27. Violet Laverne Bruce, John Bruce of the Shenandoah : immigrant John Bruce
     of Frederick County, Virginia and descendants of his five children, Mary,
     Margaret, James, George, and Anne (Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Pub. Co.,
     c1987.  Book #929.273 B83br), 50.  Repository: Family History Library, 35
     N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number:
     929.273 B83br.
28. Violet Laverne Bruce, John Bruce of the Shenandoah : immigrant John Bruce
     of Frederick County, Virginia and descendants of his five children, Mary,
     Margaret, James, George, and Anne (Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Pub. Co.,
     c1987.  Book #929.273 B83br), 50.  Repository: Family History Library, 35
     N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number:
     929.273 B83br.  …. Norma S. Ruhl, Memoirs of the Bruce family : written
     by William Bruce and family and cemetery records of the Bruce family of
     Bruceville, Indiana,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society
     of Utah, 1972.  Film #908027 Item 2) Repository: Family History Library,
     35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number:
     908027 Item 2.  …. William Bruce, Memoirs of the Bruce Family (<online>
     http://www.rootsweb.com/~inknox/brucefam.htm).
29. Olive I. McFarland, "Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson’s Bottom,
     W. Va.",(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1973.   Film #940943, item 14) 1:.  Repository: Family History Library, 35
     N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number:
     940943, item 14.  …. Violet Laverne Bruce, John Bruce of the Shenandoah
     : immigrant John Bruce of Frederick County, Virginia and descendants of
     his five children, Mary, Margaret, James, George, and Anne (Decorah, Iowa
     : Anundsen Pub. Co., c1987.  Book #929.273 B83br), Repository: Family
     History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 
     84150-3400, Call Number: 929.273 B83br.
30. Bruce family of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and
     Indiana,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1984.  FHL Film #1412126 Item 7) 1.  Repository: Family History Library,
     35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400.  …. Violet
     Laverne Bruce, John Bruce of the Shenandoah : immigrant John Bruce of
     Frederick County, Virginia and descendants of his five children, Mary,
     Margaret, James, George, and Anne (Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Pub. Co.,
     c1987.  Book #929.273 B83br), 50.  Repository: Family History Library, 35
     N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number:
     929.273 B83br.
31. Bruce Family Website, Descendants of John Bruce of Scotland
     (Online<http://www.aylesworth.net/Caleb/addendum_bruce.txt.html>).  ….
     Violet Laverne Bruce, John Bruce of the Shenandoah : immigrant John Bruce
     of Frederick County, Virginia and descendants of his five children, Mary,
     Margaret, James, George, and Anne (Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Pub. Co.,
     c1987.  Book #929.273 B83br), Repository: Family History Library, 35 N
     West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number: 929.273
     B83br.
32. Bruce Family Website, Descendants of John Bruce of Scotland
     (Online<http://www.aylesworth.net/Caleb/addendum_bruce.txt.html>).  ….
     Bruce family of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and
     Indiana,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1984.  FHL Film #1412126 Item 7) 2.  Repository: Family History Library,
     35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400.
33. Violet Laverne Bruce, John Bruce of the Shenandoah : immigrant John Bruce
     of Frederick County, Virginia and descendants of his five children, Mary,
     Margaret, James, George, and Anne (Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Pub. Co.,
     c1987.  Book #929.273 B83br), Repository: Family History Library, 35 N
     West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number: 929.273
     B83br.
34. Olive I. McFarland, "Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson’s Bottom,
     W. Va.",(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1973.   Film #940943, item 14) 1.  Repository: Family History Library, 35
     N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number:
     940943, item 14.  …. Bruce family of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania,
     Kentucky, and Indiana,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society
     of Utah, 1984.  FHL Film #1412126 Item 7) 2.  Repository: Family History
     Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400.  ….
     Violet Laverne Bruce, John Bruce of the Shenandoah : immigrant John Bruce
     of Frederick County, Virginia and descendants of his five children, Mary,
     Margaret, James, George, and Anne (Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Pub. Co.,
     c1987.  Book #929.273 B83br), 53.  Repository: Family History Library, 35
     N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number:
     929.273 B83br.
35. Bruce Family Website, Descendants of John Bruce of Scotland
     (Online<http://www.aylesworth.net/Caleb/addendum_bruce.txt.html>).  ….
     Bruce family of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and
     Indiana,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1984.  FHL Film #1412126 Item 7) 1.  Repository: Family History Library,
     35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400.
36. Violet Laverne Bruce, John Bruce of the Shenandoah : immigrant John Bruce
     of Frederick County, Virginia and descendants of his five children, Mary,
     Margaret, James, George, and Anne (Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Pub. Co.,
     c1987.  Book #929.273 B83br), 53.  Repository: Family History Library, 35
     N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number:
     929.273 B83br.
37. Olive I. McFarland, "Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson’s Bottom,
     W. Va.",(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1973.   Film #940943, item 14) 1.  Repository: Family History Library, 35
     N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number:
     940943, item 14.  …. Bruce Family Website, Descendants of John Bruce of
     Scotland
     (Online<http://www.aylesworth.net/Caleb/addendum_bruce.txt.html>).  ….
     Violet Laverne Bruce, John Bruce of the Shenandoah : immigrant John Bruce
     of Frederick County, Virginia and descendants of his five children, Mary,
     Margaret, James, George, and Anne (Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Pub. Co.,
     c1987.  Book #929.273 B83br), Repository: Family History Library, 35 N
     West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number: 929.273
     B83br.
38. Bruce family of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and
     Indiana,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1984.  FHL Film #1412126 Item 7) 1: Jane Bruce married William Marshall. 
     Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake
     City, Utah  84150-3400.
39. Violet Laverne Bruce, John Bruce of the Shenandoah : immigrant John Bruce
     of Frederick County, Virginia and descendants of his five children, Mary,
     Margaret, James, George, and Anne (Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Pub. Co.,
     c1987.  Book #929.273 B83br), 55.  Repository: Family History Library, 35
     N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number:
     929.273 B83br.
40. Olive I. McFarland, "Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson’s Bottom,
     W. Va.",(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1973.   Film #940943, item 14) Repository: Family History Library, 35 N
     West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number: 940943,
     item 14.  …. Bruce Family Website, Descendants of John Bruce of Scotland
     (Online<http://www.aylesworth.net/Caleb/addendum_bruce.txt.html>).  ….
     Violet Laverne Bruce, John Bruce of the Shenandoah : immigrant John Bruce
     of Frederick County, Virginia and descendants of his five children, Mary,
     Margaret, James, George, and Anne (Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Pub. Co.,
     c1987.  Book #929.273 B83br), Repository: Family History Library, 35 N
     West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number: 929.273
     B83br.
41. Bruce family of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and
     Indiana,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1984.  FHL Film #1412126 Item 7) 1: Nancy Bruce married Sam Percifull. 
     Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake
     City, Utah  84150-3400.
42. Olive I. McFarland, "Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson’s Bottom,
     W. Va.",(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1973.   Film #940943, item 14) 1.  Repository: Family History Library, 35
     N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number:
     940943, item 14.  …. Violet Laverne Bruce, John Bruce of the Shenandoah
     : immigrant John Bruce of Frederick County, Virginia and descendants of
     his five children, Mary, Margaret, James, George, and Anne (Decorah, Iowa
     : Anundsen Pub. Co., c1987.  Book #929.273 B83br), Repository: Family
     History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 
     84150-3400, Call Number: 929.273 B83br.
43. Bruce Family Website, Descendants of John Bruce of Scotland
     (Online<http://www.aylesworth.net/Caleb/addendum_bruce.txt.html>).  ….
     Bruce family of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and
     Indiana,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1984.  FHL Film #1412126 Item 7) 1.  Repository: Family History Library,
     35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400.  …. Violet
     Laverne Bruce, John Bruce of the Shenandoah : immigrant John Bruce of
     Frederick County, Virginia and descendants of his five children, Mary,
     Margaret, James, George, and Anne (Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Pub. Co.,
     c1987.  Book #929.273 B83br), Repository: Family History Library, 35 N
     West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400, Call Number: 929.273
     B83br.
44. Bruce family of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and
     Indiana,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1984.  FHL Film #1412126 Item 7) 1.  Repository: Family History Library,
     35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah  84150-3400.  …. U.S. and
     International Marriage Records, 1560-1900,(Source number: 371.000; Source
     type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: CLS.  Yates
     Publishing.  Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2004)
     Name: Mary Runyan
     Gender: Female
     Birth Place: MD
     Birth Year: 1761
     Spouse Name: James Bruce
     Spouse Birth Place: MD
     Spouse Birth Year: 1760
     Marriage Year: 1778
     Marriage State: KY
     Number Pages: 1.
45. Bruce Family Website, Descendants of John Bruce of Scotland
     (Online<http://www.aylesworth.net/Caleb/addendum_bruce.txt.html>).
46. Bruce family of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and
     Indiana,(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
     1984.  FHL Film #1412126 Item 7) 1: Sarah (Sally) Bruce married Joshua
     Carman.  Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt
     Lake City, Utah  84150-3400.
47. Creagg Bass, McMahon Genealogy of Creagg and Lynn Bass (Online
     <http://pages.prodigy.com/creagg/homepage.htm>).
48. Margaret Meyer Simpson, Alsatian Roots and More website
     (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~margaretsimpson/wga10.html).
49. Virginia, Henrico, www.ancestry.com.

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