Teresa Bruce

1773–1827 (Age 54)
Augusta, Virginia, United States

The Life of Teresa

When Teresa Bruce was born in 1773, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, her father, John Bruce Sr, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Povall Clay, was 18. She married Ambrose Barbour before 1797, in Garrard, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died before 1827, at the age of 53.

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Ambrose Barbour
Teresa Bruce
Marriage: before 1797
John Barbour
Ambrose Barbour
Mordecai Barbour
Thomas Barbour
Gabriel Barbour
Phillip Barbour
Sally Barbour
Mary Barbour

Spouse and Children

before 1797
Garrard, Kentucky, United States


+3 More Children

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+16 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 7

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 15

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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.

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