Brunette Bruce

about 1793–from 1835 to 1838 (Age 42)
Augusta, Virginia, United States

The Life of Brunette

When Brunette Bruce was born about 1793, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, her father, John Bruce Sr, was 45 and her mother, Elizabeth Clay, was 38. She married Benjamin Proctor about 1812, in Augusta, Hampshire, Virginia, United States. She lived in Garrard, Kentucky, United States in 1850. She died from 1835 to 1838, at the age of 45.

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Benjamin Proctor
Brunette Bruce
Marriage: about 1812

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about 1812
Augusta, Hampshire, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 3

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.

Age 15

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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 (1)

  • Brunette Bruce in household of John Bruce Arnold, "United States Census, 1850"

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