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Major William Bruce

Male 1776 - 1854  (77 years)


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  • Name Major William Bruce 
    Prefix Major 
    Born 6 Aug 1776  Elizabethtown, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  District 61, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [5

    • William Bruce, farmer, property $1750, born Pennsylvania. Hettie Bruce, 35, born in Kentucky. John N. Bruce, 23, C. S. Teacher, born in Indiana. Margaret Bruce, 20, born in Indiana. David Bruce, 16, laborer, born in Indiana. William Bruce, 14, born in Indiana.
    _UID A5311D35FFA54C748DC5008F297902627398 
    Buried Apr 1854  Bruceville, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 23 Apr 1854  Bruceville, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6
    Notes 
    • William Bruce was the founder of Bruceville in Knox County, Indiana. William was a leading citizen of early Indiana history. Two of his letters have been preserved. The Indiana Magazine of History has published his memoirs of the Bruce Family. William had fifteen children by his first wife and ten by his second.

      Bruceville was named for Major William Bruce. The Major came from Kentucky in 1805 and lived for a time in Vincennes. Then, a short time later, he bought 200 acres and built a cabin where Bruceville is located now. William Bruce was married two times and was the father of 25 children, 15 by his first wife, Sallie Polke Bruce, and 10 by his second, Hettie Holmes Bruce. He died on April 23, 1854.
      http://www.accessknoxcounty.com/communities/bruceville.html [1]
    Person ID I57041937  7_families
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2009 

    Father William Bruce,   b. 14 Feb 1745, , Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1818, Vincennes, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Polly Lucas,   b. Abt 1745, , Berkeley, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1805, , Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 1771  , Montgomery, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Family ID F471397  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Sarah Polke,   b. 22 Sep 1780, , Shelby, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1818, Bruceville, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 23 Oct 1798  , Shelby, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
     1. Charles Polke Bruce,   b. 15 Oct 1799, , Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1850, , Montgomery, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     2. Son Bruce,   b. Abt 1800, , Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1800  (Age ~ 0 years)
     3. William Doctor Bruce,   b. 28 Mar 1801, , Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1836, Bruceville, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     4. Delilah Tyler Bruce,   b. 3 Sep 1802, , Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1881, , Ogle, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +5. Spier Spencer Bruce,   b. 11 Feb 1804, , Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1864, Bruceville, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     6. Polly Lucas Bruce,   b. 6 Sep 1805, , Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, , Ogle, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     7. Mary Bruce,   b. Abt 1806, , Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Son Bruce,   b. Abt 1806, , Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1806, , Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     9. Elizabeth Bruce,   b. 13 Nov 1807, , Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1883, , Putnam, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     10. Lucinda Bruce,   b. 7 Feb 1809, Bruceville, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1870, Bruceville, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     11. Henry Harrison Bruce,   b. 16 Oct 1810, , Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1862  (Age 51 years)
     12. Kitty Ann Bruce,   b. 26 Jan 1812, , Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1825, Bruceville, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     13. Isaac Dunn Bruce,   b. 30 Oct 1813, , Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1840, , Cedar, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     14. Sally Harris Bruce,   b. 15 Nov 1815, , Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     15. Nancy Bruce,   b. 18 Sep 1817, Bruceville, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1817, , Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     16. James Madison Bruce,   b. 21 Aug 1818, Bruceville, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1818, , Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2009 
    Family ID F19105890  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Hettie Ritchie Holmes,   b. 15 Oct 1794, of, , , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1868, , Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1818  Bruceville, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 9
    Children 
     1. Weston Holmes Bruce,   b. 23 Dec 1819, Bruceville, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1849, , Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     2. James Clark Bruce,   b. 16 Apr 1821, Bruceville, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1899  (Age 77 years)
     3. Harvey Judson Bruce,   b. 27 Mar 1823, Bruceville, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1901  (Age 78 years)
    +4. Nancy Ann Bruce,   b. 15 Nov 1824, Bruceville, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1900, Junction City, Lane, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +5. John Hamilton Bruce,   b. 17 Aug 1826, Bruceville, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1915, , Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     6. Eleanor Angeline Bruce,   b. 1 Feb 1828, Bruceville, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1845  (Age 17 years)
     7. Margaret Jane Bruce,   b. 19 Jan 1830, Bruceville, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1902  (Age 71 years)
     8. Campbell Clay Bruce,   b. 26 Mar 1832,   d. 27 Jan 1917  (Age 84 years)
     9. William Trimble Bruce,   b. 12 Aug 1836, Bruceville, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1877, Bruceville, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2009 
    Family ID F19105891  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Barbara,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1790  , Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2009 
    Family ID F19105897  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S1141740] 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 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1141751] Mrs. Kenneth Klippel (Lesly), 4581 Powderborn Ct., San Jose, CA 95136, (LDS Ancestral File No. AF97-101990, SLC FHC, Nov 1998).

    3. [S1141602] Bruce, John of the Shenandoah, Violet Laverne Bruce, (Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Pub. Co., c1987. Book #929.273 B83br), 929.273 B83br., 51 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1144277] Memoirs of the Bruce Family, William Bruce, ( http://www.rootsweb.com/~inknox/brucefam.htm).

    5. [S1144342] Indiana, Knox, District 61 - 1850 - Federal Census, Indiana, Knox, District 61, (www.ancestry.com).

    6. [S1144341] Knox Co. Cemetery Records, Mrs. Robertin Purcell, COMPILER, (Francis Vigo Chapter D.A.R.), US/CAN..

    7. [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 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S8196] Bruce, John of the Shenandoah, Violet Laverne Bruce, (Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Pub. Co., c1987. Book #929.273 B83br), 929.273 B83br., 50 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S1141752] Early Marriages of Indiana, Kenneth Gene LINDSAY, (Kenma Publishing Company, 1911 Conlin Ave., Evansville, IN 47714), Page 9 (Reliability: 3).