Chester Bruce

1789–1791 (Age 1)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Chester

When Chester Bruce was born in September 1789, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Bruce III, was 43 and his mother, Temperance Elizabeth Packard, was 40. He died on 13 March 1791, in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 1.

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Family Time Line

John Bruce III
1745–1824
Temperance Elizabeth Packard
1749–1834
Joseph Bruce
1773–1858
John Bruce
1774–1848
Winslow Bruce
1780–1848
Timothy Bruce
1784–1849
Charles Bruce
1786–1791
Chester Bruce
1789–1791
Packard Bruce
1791–1856
Chester Bruce
1792–1870
Levi Bruce
1796–

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1791

Age 2

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · The Bill of Rights

Age 2

After the Constitution was made, some objections were raised by Anti-Federalists. So, in response ten amendments were discussed and voted on to become The Bill of Rights. These rights were made to clarify and guarantee certain freedoms of residents of the country.
1791 · The Whiskey Rebellion

Age 2

A tax protest in the early 1790s was caused by the first tax imposed by the government on the American people after the United States became its own country. The tax applied to all distilled beverages, mainly Whiskey. Protesters used violence and different intimidation tactics to attempt to prevent federal officials from collecting the tax. Because the resistance was increasing, George Washington himself went to confront the rebels. No shots were fired but 20 men were arrested and then later pardoned. Being able to demonstrate that the new government had the will and the ability to suppress violent within its borders.

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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  • Chester Bruce in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988

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