Person:John Bruce (20)

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  • F.  John Bruce (add)
  • M.  Martha Carter (add)
m. 31 Jan 1720/21
  1. William Bruce1724 - 1803
  2. Elizabeth Bruce1726 -
  3. John Bruce1728/9 - 1779
  4. Timothy Bruce1730/31 - 1787
m. 6 Feb 1751/2
  1. Lucy Bruce1753 - 1838
  2. Mary Bruce1755 - 1825
  3. Lydia Bruce1758 -
  4. William Bruce1761 - 1811
  5. Esther Bruce1764 - 1839
  6. John Bruce1766 -
  7. Thomas BruceAft 1766 -
  8. Silas BruceAft 1767 -
Facts and Events
Name John Bruce
Gender Male
Birth[1] 12 Mar 1728/9 Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 6 Feb 1751/2 Marlboro, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary Joslin
Death[2] 3 Jun 1779 Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

Source:An historical sketch of Troy, and her inhabitants : from the first settlement of the town in 1764, to 1855, p. 48: John Bruce was born in Sudbury where, after passing his minority, he married a Mary Joslin and resided till about the year 1775, when with his wife and eight children he came to Fitzwilliam, and settled on the premises which had been before occupied by [Ezekiel] Mixer, to whom allusion has already been made. He lived here till 1782, when in felling trees he was accidentally struck by a limb and killed. [As cited in source, which was taken from town records, the actual date was 1779.]

References
  1. Johnson, Edward F. Woburn Records of Births, Deaths, and Marriages . (Woburn, Massachusetts: Andrews, Cutler & Co., 1890-1919), 1:32.

    Bruce, John, s. of John and Martha, March 12, 1729. [The forward, p. 1:7, says years are given as modern equivalents, so this is 1728/9.]

  2. Norton, John Foote, and Joel Whittemore. History of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, from 1752 to 1887. (New York, New York: Burr Printing House, c1888), 498.

    He d. June 3, 1779, a. 50 y., "Killed by logs at sawmill; lived ab. 30 hours."