Joseph Bruce

1773–1858 (Age 84)
Rutland, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Bruce was born on 5 December 1773, in Rutland, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Bruce III, was 28 and his mother, Temperance Elizabeth Packard, was 24. He married Nancy Trow on 28 April 1799, in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 30 April 1858, in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Holt Cemetery, Keene, Keene, Essex, New York, United States.

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Joseph Bruce
Nancy Trow
Marriage: 28 April 1799
Nancy Bruce
Joseph Bruce
Baby Bruce
Joseph Bruce

Spouse & Children

28 April 1799
Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


  • Female1797–1876Female

  • Joseph Bruce


  • Male1802–1802Male

  • Joseph Bruce


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World Events (7)


Age 3

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 3

New York is the 11th state.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 24

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

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)

  • Bruce in entry for George Turner (Bachelor), "England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988"
  • Joseph Bruce, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joseph Bruce in entry for Joseph, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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