Timothy Bruce

1784–1849 (Age 65)
Rutland, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Timothy

When Timothy Bruce was born on 29 March 1784, in Rutland, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Bruce III, was 38 and his mother, Temperance Elizabeth Packard, was 35. He married Sarah Sally Kimball on 9 September 1812, in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 19 July 1849, in Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Putnam, Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States.

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Timothy Bruce
Sarah Sally Kimball
Marriage: 9 September 1812
Elmira S. Bruce Mayo
Timothy Packard Bruce
Asa Kimball Bruce
Charles Emerson Bruce
John Agustus Bruce
Elmira Samantha Bruce
Sally Louisa Bruce
Mercy Williams Bruce
Mary Ann Bruce
Julia Amanda Bruce
Henry James Bruce

Spouse & Children

9 September 1812
Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


  • Elmira S. Bruce Mayo


  • Timothy Packard Bruce


  • Asa Kimball Bruce


  • Charles Emerson Bruce


  • John Agustus Bruce


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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 3

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Age 19

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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)

  • Timothy Bruse in entry for Louisa Chaffee, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"
  • Timothy Bruce in entry for Chester R. Chaffee and Louisa S. Bruce, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Timothy Bruce in entry for Chester R. Chaffee and Louisa S. Bruce, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"

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