Minerva Bruce

Brief Life History of Minerva

When Minerva Bruce was born on 18 March 1834, in Habersham, Georgia, United States, her father, James Bruce IV, was 44 and her mother, Sarah Sally Moore, was 35. She married Thomas Medill in 1873, in Colorado, United States. She lived in District 818, Cherokee, Georgia, United States in 1860 and Johnsonville, Harnett, North Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 13 December 1910, in United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Macedonia, Cherokee, Georgia, United States.

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Thomas Medill
Minerva Bruce
Marriage: 1873

Sources (5)

  • Minerva Brun in household of James Brun, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Minerva Bruce Medill, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Minerva Bruce in household of James Bruce, "United States Census, 1860"

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World Events (8)

1835 · Treaty of New Echota

A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Historical Boundaries: 1854: Cherokee, Georgia, United States

Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy, probably from Brix (La Manche).

Altered form of French Brousse .

History: The son of the Domesday baron, a friend of David I of Scotland, was granted by him the Lordship of Annandale in 1124, and his second son Robert became the founder of the Scottish house of Bruce. — This surname (see 2 above) is listed along with its original form Brousse in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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