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Ann Bruce

Female 1756 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Ann Bruce  [1, 2
    Born 1756  Montgomery, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    • 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. [3]
    Person ID I1299799  7_families
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2004 

    Father James Bruce,   c. 20 May 1720, Leochel-Cushine, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, , Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Margaret McMahon,   b. Abt 1724, , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1796, , Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1744  Winchester, Frederick, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Marriage also listed as Spotsylvania, Frederick, Virginia
    Family ID F471392  Group Sheet

    Family Samuel Glass,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Y  [6
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F471401  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S8190] Bruce Family, Bruce Family Website, (Online).

    2. [S8196] Bruce, John of the Shenandoah, Violet Laverne Bruce, (Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Pub. Co., c1987. Book #929.273 B83br), 929.273 B83br..

    3. [S8134] History of Bruceville, Indiana, William Bruce, (Rainbow Class, Bruceville Christian Church, 1954. [online:]).

    4. [S8188] Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson's Bottom, W. Va., Olive I. McFarland, (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Film #940943, item 14), 940943, item 14., 1: James Bruce married Margaret McMahon about 1744 in Winchester, Frederick, Virginia (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S8153] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, (, Provo, Utah:, Inc., 2004).

    6. [S8231] 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 John Bruce and his wife Sarah emigrated from Scotland to Winchester County, Virginia between 1737 and 1740.), 1: Ann Bruce married Samuel Glass (Reliability: 3).