Packard Bruce

1791–1856 (Age 64)
New York, United States

The Life of Packard

When Packard Bruce was born on 2 October 1791, in New York, United States, his father, John Bruce III, was 45 and his mother, Temperance Elizabeth Packard, was 42. He married Dolly Searle on 12 September 1820, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Centerville, Allegany, New York, United States in 1850 and Cuba, Cuba, Allegany, New York, United States in 1855. He died on 12 February 1856, in New York, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Cuba, Cuba, Allegany, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Packard Bruce
Dolly Searle
Marriage: 12 September 1820
Sarah Augusta Bruce
Edwin Searle Bruce
Rev Charles Malcomb Bruce
Mary Annette Bruce
Velorus Willard Bruce
Lucius DeValson Bruce
Harrison L Bruce
Harriet M Bruce

Spouse & Children

12 September 1820
New York, United States


  • Sarah Augusta Bruce


  • Edwin Searle Bruce


  • Rev Charles Malcomb Bruce


  • Mary Annette Bruce


  • Velorus Willard Bruce


+3 More Children

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+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 6

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Age 21

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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)

  • P Bruce, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Pckard Bruce, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Packard Brucer, "New York State Census, 1855"

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