Meikle Family Genealogy Forum
Thank you for your reply. This is indeed the right family. Since I originally posted my message, I have found out more information. The Bruce in your records is my grandfather, James Bruce. His family called him Bruce, but I now have correspondence from my grandmother to James Bruce's sister Moneta referring to him as Jim. My mother was named after her aunt Moneta. I also discovered James Bruce and Moneta were born in Omaha, Nebraska. When James Barr moved there I don't know.
By the way, my great grandmother (James Barr's wife) was Josephine (Josie) MAYNARD. I ended up with quite a few leads on that side of the family, since my great aunt Moneta sent my mother a DAR worksheet (hoping she would join).
I appreciate your help. I think I have enough information to start working on the family in Ohio (and sure that I have the right family). If I can give you any information to help fill in the family tree for you, please let me know. It's nice to meet a cousin from this side of the family. Since my grandfather died when my mother was four, I've never known much about this side of the family.