Biography of John B. Bruce
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Bruce, John B., a highly respected citizen of Jay. is the fifth youngest in a family of fourteen children of Jonah Bruce. He was born August 31st, 1822; was married September 2d. 1879, to Rachel, daughter of E. R. Boynton; they have one daughter. Sallie 3. Abner H. Bruce, son of Benjamin Bruce, was born March 15th, 1835; he now resides in Black Brook, Clinton county; he has been twice married: first, in 1856, to Miss Whitney: she died, leaving two children, Selden and Minnie. For a second wife he married Minnie, daughter of Horace Smith, of Jay. Mr. Bruce served in the Rebellion; was a member of the 3d Cavalry eighteen months, and later in the 96th N. Y. Vol. Infantry twenty two months; was wounded at Cold Harbor. and again at Pea Ridge. He had four brothers in the army: Orlin, Jonah. Franklin, and Joseph, who was wounded at Gettysburg and died at Washington, D. C. Martin J. Bruce, son of Joseph Bruce, was born in Lower Jay, February 26th, 1852; is a successful schoolteacher and horticulturist; was married March 12th, 1877, to Sarah, daughter of John Otis, of Elizabethtown.

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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