Minerva Bruce

18 March 1834–13 December 1910 (Age 76)
Habersham, Georgia, United States

The Life of Minerva

When Minerva Bruce was born on 18 March 1834, in Habersham, Georgia, United States, her father, James Bruce III, 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

Spouse and Children

Colorado, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Mary Ann Bruce


    Burton Bruce


    William Alexander Bruce


    James Bruce IV



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World Events (8)

1835 · Treaty of New Echota

Age 1

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

Age 2

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.

Age 27

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy which has not been certainly identified. Traditionally, it is believed to be derived from Brix near Cherbourg, but Le Brus in Calvados and Briouze in Orne have also been proposed as candidates.

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

Sources (3)

  • Minerva Brun in household of James Brun, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Minerva Bruce in household of James Bruce, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Amineva Medill in household of Thomas Medill, "United States Census, 1910"

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