Biography of the Bruce Family
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Bruce. The Bruce family is among the first families of Jay. Their ancestor. Benjamin Bruce, first settled in Jay in 1804. He was a shoemaker by trade, and a soldier of the Revolution. He died September 11th, 1839, leaving six children: Joseph, Jonah. Anna, Pollie. Phila. and Hannah. Joseph was married to Rebecca Houghton, a native of Vermont. and the venerable Joshua F. Bruce, of Jay. is her only son. He married Loraine. daughter of James Kimball: they have four children living: Mary, who is widow of Wesley Southmaid: Robert, a farmer of Essex; Martha. now Mrs. Henry Beckwith, of Schuyler Falls, N. Y.: and Cora, now Mrs. C. V. Smith, of Wells, N. Y.

From:
History of Essex County
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: H. P. Smith
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1885


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