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Bruce Family
Posted by: Judith Young (ID *****5732) Date: January 09, 2005 at 08:00:52
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Descendants of Charles Perry BRUCE


Generation No. 1

1. CHARLES PERRY1 BRUCE was born Unknown, and died Unknown. He married ANNE GRAY Bef. 1799. She was born Unknown, and died Unknown.

Notes for CHARLES PERRY BRUCE:
TAX" RECORDS - 1843
B620 BRUCE Charles TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
B620 BRUCE John TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed

More About CHARLES PERRY BRUCE:
Tax List: 1843, He is listed with a John under him in Anderson County SC.

More About CHARLES BRUCE and ANNE GRAY:
Marriage: Bef. 1799
       
Child of CHARLES BRUCE and ANNE GRAY is:
2.       i.       THOMAS2 BRUCE, b. August 08, 1799, Anderson, South Carolina; d. August 13, 1877, Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia.


Generation No. 2

2. THOMAS2 BRUCE (CHARLES PERRY1) was born August 08, 1799 in Anderson, South Carolina, and died August 13, 1877 in Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia. He married NANCY JOHNSON Bef. 1824. She was born February 28, 1803 in Georgia, and died September 29, 1883 in Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia.

More About THOMAS BRUCE:
Burial: Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, Elmhusrt Cemetery

More About NANCY JOHNSON:
Burial: Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, Elmhusrt Cemetery
Census: 1880, Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia
Military service: She was living with her son in the 1880 census and this is my source for her

More About THOMAS BRUCE and NANCY JOHNSON:
Marriage: Bef. 1824
       
Children of THOMAS BRUCE and NANCY JOHNSON are:
3.       i.       PERRY SANFORD FRANCIS3 BRUCE, b. March 28, 1824, Georgia; d. September 16, 1914, Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia.
4.       ii.       SYDNEY POSEY BRUCE, b. August 08, 1831; d. June 28, 1875, Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia.
5.       iii.       ELIZABATH BRUCE, b. Bet. 1833 - 1834, Anderson, South Carolina; d. Unknown.


Generation No. 3

3. PERRY SANFORD FRANCIS3 BRUCE (THOMAS2, CHARLES PERRY1) was born March 28, 1824 in Georgia, and died September 16, 1914 in Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia. He married SOPHIE GOLDEN HILLHOUSE Abt. 1844 in Anderson, South Carolina, daughter of JOSEPH HILLHOUSE and HARRIET GILBERT. She was born November 25, 1831 in Anderson County, South Carolina, and died February 26, 1903 in Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia.

Notes for PERRY SANFORD FRANCIS BRUCE:
Georgia, Elbert County, Elmhurst Cemetery, Surnames B
Name birth death section
Bruce Clarence A. * 05/08/1854 07/06/1880 1 64 8
Bruce J. H. 10/06/1859 03/28/1898 1 64 8
Bruce Nancy 02/28/1803 09/29/1883 1 64 8
Bruce P. S. F. 03/28/1824 09/16/1914 1 64 8
Bruce Sophie Hillhouse 04/08/1831 02/26/1903 1 64 8
Bruce Sydney P. 08/08/1831 06/28/1875 1 64 8
Bruce Thomas 08/08/1799 08/13/1877 1

Source Information: Census Place Elberton, Elbert, Georgia Family History Library Film 1254145
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Perry S. F. BRUCE Self M Male W 55 GA Farmer SC GA
Sophie G. BRUCE Wife M Female W 49 SC Keeping House SC SC
Joe H. BRUCE Son S Male W 20 GA At Home GA SC
Jessie BRUCE Dau S Female W 14 GA At School GA SC
Nancy BRUCE Mother W Female W 77 GA At Home GA NC his mother
Harriet HENRY Other S Female B 45 GA Servant GA GA this a servant ?
Frank HENRY Other S Male B 10 GA Servant GA GA this a servant ?

I am not sure if Clarence A. is a child of Perry or Sydney. He may not have shown up in the 1880 census. I need to check the census to see if can find him as Sydneys child.

Georgia: Elbert County: MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY D, 9th Battalion
Bruce, Perry S. F.- private March 4, 1862. Appears only on
bounty pay roll dated April 17, 1862
He was on the muster roll and listed sick at Camp Van Horn, Tennessee
I did not take him up on this offer but use it to allow others to find proof.
Hello,
I am a document trader & collector & recently purchased a very exciting document. It is an original muster roll for a Confederate unit - the 9th Battalion Georgia Infantry, Company D. The roll lists a soldier - Perry S.F. Bruce who enlisted March 4, 1862 as a private at Elberton, GA.
I am glad to offer pictures of this very rare document to descendants in exchange for information about the soldiers listed. I also have additional information about the company histories. Please e-mail me directly at softdsign@aol.com Thanks, Joy Shivar JustaJoy Historical Treasures

Posted by: Rebecca C. Huie (ID *****5047) Date: October 02, 2004 at 16:29:48
In Reply to: Perry Sanford Francis Bruce, Sophia Golden Hillhouse by Judith Young of 4973
Judith, I have some info. on this family. My husband is a desc. of Chas. Perry Bruce and Anne Gray through their son John who married Laura Hillsman Farrar.
This is all I have on your line:
1) Joseph Hillhouse Bruce 1859-1898
2) James ----d. infancy bu. Sandy Springs, S.C. at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church
3) Harriett """"""""
4) Mary """"""""
5) Jessie Olivia 1866-1187 ma. John H. Craig
This ifo came from The Bruce Family History from the LDS Church. Film # 1760760
Keep in touch if you want to share info. Rebecca

More About PERRY SANFORD FRANCIS BRUCE:
Burial: Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, Elmhusrt Cemetery
Census: 1880, Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia
Military service: Source for birth is the cemetery listing I found on the internet

Notes for SOPHIE GOLDEN HILLHOUSE:
Georgia, Elbert County, Elmhurst Cemetery, Surnames B
Surname Given Name Born Died Section
Bruce Clarence A. * 05/08/1854 07/06/1880 1 64 8
Bruce J. H. 10/06/1859 03/28/1898 1 64 8
Bruce Nancy 02/28/1803 09/29/1883 1 64 8
Bruce P. S. F. 03/28/1824 09/16/1914 1 64 8
Bruce Sophie Hillhouse 04/08/1831 02/26/1903 1 64 8
Bruce Sydney P. 08/08/1831 06/28/1875 1 64 8
Bruce Thomas 08/08/1799 08/13/1877 1

More About SOPHIE GOLDEN HILLHOUSE:
Burial: Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, Elmhusrt Cemetery
Census: 1880, Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia
Fact: The cemetery site shows her birthdate as 04/08/1831 this was a source I found on her

More About PERRY BRUCE and SOPHIE HILLHOUSE:
Marriage: Abt. 1844, Anderson, South Carolina
       
Children of PERRY BRUCE and SOPHIE HILLHOUSE are:
       i.       HARRIET4 BRUCE, b. Aft. 1845; d. Unknown, South Carolina.

More About HARRIET BRUCE:
Burial: Mount Zion South Carolina

       ii.       JAMES BRUCE, b. Aft. 1845, South Carolina; d. Unknown, South Carolina.

More About JAMES BRUCE:
Burial: Mount Zion Presbyterian Church, Sandy Springs, South Carolina
Medical Information: died in infancy

       iii.       MARY BRUCE, b. Aft. 1845; d. Unknown, South Carolina.

More About MARY BRUCE:
Burial: Mount Zion South Carolina
Military service: Source for him is the 1880 cenus
Never Married: According to researcher.

       iv.       JOSEPH HILLHOUSE (JOE) BRUCE, b. October 06, 1859, Georgia; d. March 28, 1898, Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia.

More About JOSEPH HILLHOUSE (JOE) BRUCE:
Burial: Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, Elmhusrt Cemetery
Census: 1880, Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia

6.       v.       JESSIE OLIVIA BRUCE, b. February 24, 1866; d. July 05, 1887, Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia.


4. SYDNEY POSEY3 BRUCE (THOMAS2, CHARLES PERRY1) was born August 08, 1831, and died June 28, 1875 in Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia. He married EMALISSA ALEXANDER. She was born November 07, 1830 in Pickens County , South Carolina, and died November 23, 1894 in Pickens County , South Carolina.

Notes for SYDNEY POSEY BRUCE:
Georgia, Elbert County, 1860 Census Pages 751 - 769
43 756 Bruce Sydney P. 29 M W GA
43 756 Bruce E. 29 F W SC
43 756 Bruce C. A. 2 M W GA
43 756 Bruce J. 18 M W Apprentice

More About SYDNEY POSEY BRUCE:
Burial: Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, Elmhusrt Cemetery
Census: 1860, Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia

More About EMALISSA ALEXANDER:
Burial: Pickens Presb Cemetery Pickens County, South Carollina
Census: 1860, Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia
       
Child of SYDNEY BRUCE and EMALISSA ALEXANDER is:
       i.       C. A.4 BRUCE, b. 1858, Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia; d. Unknown.

More About C. A. BRUCE:
Census: 1860, Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia


5. ELIZABATH3 BRUCE (THOMAS2, CHARLES PERRY1) was born Bet. 1833 - 1834 in Anderson, South Carolina, and died Unknown. She married JAMES STEEL. He was born Unknown, and died Unknown.
       
Children of ELIZABATH BRUCE and JAMES STEEL are:
7.       i.       ESTHER LOVE4 STEEL, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
       ii.       MARTHA ANN STEEL1, b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM CHAMBERS (CAPT.) (SR.) HILLHOUSE; b. October 11, 1829, Anderson County, South Carolina; d. June 11, 1908, Waynesboro, Georgia.

Notes for WILLIAM CHAMBERS (CAPT.) (SR.) HILLHOUSE:
His descendants trace back to the Alexanders and Polks of Mecklinburg County, North Carolina, the Loves of Augusta Cty. Virginia and the Steeles of upper county, South Carolina, and colonial CN.


More About WILLIAM CHAMBERS (CAPT.) (SR.) HILLHOUSE:
Burial: Springwood, Greenville, South Carolina


Generation No. 4

6. JESSIE OLIVIA4 BRUCE (PERRY SANFORD FRANCIS3, THOMAS2, CHARLES PERRY1) was born February 24, 1866, and died July 05, 1887 in Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia. She married JOHN H. CRAIG December 16, 1883 in Elbert County, Georgia, son of ROBERT CRAIG and ELIZABETH UNKNOWN. He was born Bet. 1864 - 1865 in North Carolina, and died Unknown.

More About JESSIE OLIVIA BRUCE:
Burial: Elmhurst Cemetery, Elbert County, Georgia
Census: 1880, Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia
Fact: 1880, Source for her birth census
No Children: According to researcher

Notes for JOHN H. CRAIG:
Source Information: Census Place Coosawattee, Gordon, Georgia Family History Library Film 1254149
NA Film Number T9-0149 Page Number 178A
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Robert L. CRAIG Self M Male W 62 NC Farmer GA GA born abt. 1818
Elizabeth CRAIG Wife M Female W 52 SC Keeping House SC GA 1828
William Z. CRAIG Son S Male W 21 GA NC SC 1859
James R. CRAIG Son S Male W 18 GA Works On Farm NC SC 1862
John H. CRAIG Son S Male W 15 GA Works On Farm NC SC 1865
Savanah ROBERTSON Other S Female B 16 GA Laborer GA GA 1864
Do not know how she works into the family.




More About JOHN H. CRAIG:
Census: 1880, Coosawattee, Gordon County, Georgia

More About JOHN CRAIG and JESSIE BRUCE:
Marriage: December 16, 1883, Elbert County, Georgia
       
Child of JESSIE BRUCE and JOHN CRAIG is:
       i.       CHILD OF JESSIE BRUCE5 CRAIG, b. July 05, 1887, Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia; d. July 05, 1887, Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia.

Notes for CHILD OF JESSIE BRUCE CRAIG:
Georgia, Elbert County, Elmhurst Cemetery, Surnames
Surname        Given Name        Born        Died        Section Lot Row
Craig Child of Jessie Bruce * NO DATE NO DATE 1 64 8
Craig Jessie Bruce 02/24/1866 07/05/1887 1 64 8
Does not say, but is does appear as this was death of mother giving birth to a child.


7. ESTHER LOVE4 STEEL (ELIZABATH3 BRUCE, THOMAS2, CHARLES PERRY1)1 was born Unknown, and died Unknown. She married JOSEPH BIENAIME (SR.) HILLHOUSE, son of JOSEPH HILLHOUSE and HARRIET GILBERT. He was born January 05, 1820 in Union District, South Carolina, and died June 12, 1887 in Calhoon, Georgia.

More About JOSEPH BIENAIME (SR.) HILLHOUSE:
Burial: Chandler, Calhoon, Georgia
       
Children of ESTHER STEEL and JOSEPH HILLHOUSE are:
       i.       IDILETTE5 HILLHOUSE1, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
       ii.       LOUIS D. HILLHOUSE1, b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. TESSIE VANBUREN1; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
       iii.       WILLIAM LAWRENS HILLHOUSE1, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.



Endnotes

1. HILLHSEDAVIDSON.FTW, Date of Import: Aug 30, 2003.



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