Bruce Family History & Genealogy

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Updated Apr 07, 2022




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Lois Jackson commented on May 25, 2007
Searhing for the Daniel Bruce/Mary Clotfelter Bruce family in Jacksboro, Tennessee and any living Clotfelter family who still lives there now-Daniel Bruce/Mary Clotfelter Bruce are my g g grandparents so would love to hear from anyone related and also any information about Mary, who was born in Georgia 1802 and died and buried in Canpbell Co, Tennessee 1875. Hello cousins, you can reach me by e-mail: [contact link]
Lois Jackson commented on Jun 12, 2009
My Bruce line lived in Caryville, Tennessee- They were Daniel Bruce and Mary "Polly" C- they are buried in the Queener Cemetary in Jacksboro, Tennessee- Their one daughter was Nancy Bruce who married David Hart and they migrated to Mariposa, California. They are buried in here in Mariposa- Nancy had four brothers and sister--Olive, Willis. William, Mary, Sarah,Elizabeth, John Northern, and George R Bruce.
Cheryl Shaw commented on Jun 13, 2009
My Bruce family begins, as far as my research goes, with James Bruce and Mary Smith. James was born about 1735, location unknown, and died 10 Feb 1819 on Wolf Creek, Pickens County, SC. He and Mary had a number of children, among them were, Patience, John, William, George, Daniel, Sarah, Rebecca, and my ancestor, James (2). This younger James was born 28 June 1760 on Wolf Creek. He married Priscilla Bradley. He and Priscilla ended up moving their family to Habersham County, Georgia where he died sometime between 1830 and 1832. Their children included Jonathan, daughter name unknown, James, Ruth, Laban, Rebecca, Abraham, Acquilla, and Betty Elizabeth. Jonathan is my ancestor. He was born 8 Feb 1788 on Wolf Creek, and died 10 Apr 1857 in Cherokee County, Georgia. His wife, Mary Elizabeth Armstrong Barnhill, moved with all, or at least most, of her children, to Choctaw County, Mississippi after his death. They had twelve children, 2 daughters and 10 sons. I'm pretty sure all 10 of their sons served in the civil war, with at least one dying in that conflict. Their children were: Malissa, Berry, Priscilla, John A., Warren, Calton, Baylis, Green, Calvin, Daniel, James, Mac V., and Thompson. Baylis is my ancestor. He married Amanda Bruce, daughter of John Bruce and Frances Norrell. Their son, George Edward Bruce moved his family to Texas and is my ancestor.
Linda Jones commented on Jun 13, 2009
I need to revise my earlier story. Info was a little incorrect. Alma Bruce was born to Tandy Bruce (father) and Lou Flemmings (mother) on 7/21/1892. She married James Stanley Jones when she was on a re-bound from a break up with her then boyfriend, Jordan Green. She was 20 yrs old and James Stanley was 67. After James Stanley Jones passed away, she returned to and married Jordan Green on 4/7/1946.
Marcy Bruce commented on Jun 16, 2009
Starting this effort was difficult not knowing my family history.Immediate family and grandparents was all I knew in 2000. For years searching only on free sites and message boards turned out to be the most interesting thing I have ever thought of. I mailed letters to unknown persons in the area's etc.I would end up having a family tree that exceeds anything I imagined.Staying with the Bruce line here goes: Samuel Gray Bruce,Warren Madison Bruce,John Luther Bruce and my father Wilfred Bruce.We would love to hear from other Bruce researchers Marcy
Jody Burgett commented on Feb 26, 2011
Needing information: I have Thomas L. Bruce born 1880 TN who second marriage is to Mary J. (Self) Patterson in 1905 Birmingham AL. This is Mary's second marriage also. Thomas and Mary have two daughters ~ Lillian M. Bruce born 1906 Birmingham AL and Alma Bruce born 1906 AL. Thomas has a son from his first marriage named William T. Bruce who was born 1901 AL. I know that Thomas Bruce worked in the steel mills in Birmingham. Mary who often went by the name Jenny ran a boarding house. In 1910 they lived in Ward 16 Jefferson County, Birmingham AL. I need information on Thomas Bruce's parents.
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