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BRUCE-SMITH marriage in 1855 in Rutherford County, Tennessee
Posted by: June Stewart (ID *****7886) Date: December 07, 2013 at 20:16:37
In Reply to: BRUCE-SMITH marriage in 1838 Rutherford County, Tennessee by June Stewart of 1195


Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002

Name: William Bruce
Spouse: Nancy C Smith
Marriage Date: 4 Feb 1855
Marriage County: Rutherford

Not sure who this William M. BRUCE belongs to. Could he be the son or brother of Margaret BRUCE m. John D. BULLARD??

Census says his father was born in Georgia.

Could Margaret have married 1st a BRUCE and 2nd a BULLARD???


I was tracking his son, John Alexander BRUCE in Nashville, Davidson County, TN.

1880 United States Federal Census

Name: W. M. Bruce
Age: 53
Birth Year: abt 1827
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1880: District 24, Rutherford, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Nancy C. Bruce
Father's Birthplace: Georgia
Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
Occupation: Cooper

Household Members:
Name Age
W. M. Bruce 53
Nancy C. Bruce 44
M. J. Bruce 20
John A. Bruce 16
Parallie Bruce 18
Benjamin H. Bruce 13
Parthine Bruce 10
Lethy A. Bruce 3

1850 Dickson County, Tennessee census, the Middle District dated November 19, 1850.

Dwelling: 975
Family: 975

John D. BULLARD 47 M Farmer VA Cannot read/write
Margaret " 37 F TN
Wm. " 14 M TN
Daniel " 13 M TN
Nancy C. " 11 F TN
Jackson " 9 M TN
Zada " 7 F TN
Mary " 5 F TN
Margaret J. " 21 F TN Cannot read/write
Wm. BRUCE 21 M Farmer TN Cannot read/write
Thos. BRUCE 65 M Farmer NC

Descendants of William M. Bruce

1 William M. Bruce b: 1827 in Tennessee d: Bet. 1880 - 1900
. +Nancy C. Smith b: Apr 1840 in Tennessee d: Bet. 1900 - 1910 in Tennessee m: 1859 in Tennessee
.... 2 M. J. Bruce (f) b: 1859 in Tennessee
.... 2 John Alexander Bruce b: Oct 1860 in Tennessee d: Aft. 1940 in Probably in Davidson County, Tennessee
........ +Margaret "Maggie" Sexton b: Jan 1862 in Kentucky d: Aft. 1940 in Probably in Davidson County, Tennessee m: 1886
.......... 3 Edmony Bruce (f) b: Jun 1886 in Kentucky
.......... 3 Harry Bruce b: 10 Apr 1894 in Illinois
.......... 3 Addie Lee Bruce (f) b: Jul 1899 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee
.......... 3 Gertrude Bruce b: Abt. 1908 in Davidson County, Tennessee
.... 2 Paralee Bruce b: 1861 in Tennessee
.... 2 Benjamin H. Bruce b: 1866 in Tennessee
.... 2 Parthina Bruce (f) b: 1869 in Tennessee
.... 2 Lethy A. Bruce (f) b: 1877 in Rutherford County, Tennessee

One of John Alexander BRUCE's sisters may have married a MURPHY and had a son named William who was living in John's household and listed as nephew.

........ +? Murphy
.......... 3 William Murphy b: Jan 1896 in Tennessee

John Alexander BRUCE's wife is Maggie SEXTON per his death record in Tennessee.


Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955

Name: John Bruce
Birth Date: 6 Jan 1862
Birth Place: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Age: 80
Death Date: 9 Feb 1942
Death Place: Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee
Burial Date: 10 Feb 1942
Burial Place: Nashville, Tennessee
Cemetery Name: Woodlawn
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Residence Place: Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee
Occupation: Farmer
Father's Name: William Bruce
Father's Birth Place: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Mother's Name: Nancy Smith
Mother's Birth Place: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Spouse's Name: MaggieSexton
FHL Film Number: 1876908


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