I am trying to find confirm the father of John M Bruce b 1828-9 in Putnam Co. GA, USA

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Sometimes the marriage record lists parents but not this time. 

John M. Bruce

mentioned in the record of John M. Bruce and Elizabeth A. Lee

Name John M. Bruce
Spouse's Name Elizabeth A. Lee
Event Date 23 Nov 1850
Event Place , Putnam, Georgia

Citing this Record

"Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FWC6-ZJZ : 11 February 2018), John M. Bruce and Elizabeth A. Lee, 23 Nov 1850; citing , Putnam, Georgia; FHL microfilm 394,054.

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Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967

Indexing Project (Batch) Number M71354-2
System Origin Georgia-EASy
GS Film number 394054
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Do you have any additional information about John M Bruce's father such and where he was born, where he lived, county and city? Can you say the father's wife's name?
Thank you. He is my brick wall. I have a suspicion that his father is John Lin Bruce and his mother is Nancy Marchman but I can't find a reliable source. Appreciate your help. John Lin Bruce is from So Carolina b ca 1818.
Did not find a John Lin Bruce born 1818 in SC or a Nancy Marchman at familysearch.org

I'm wondering what source was used. There was a John L Bruce in Aiken, SC in 1867.
John L Bruce appears on the 1850 Census in Hancock CO, GA. His place of birth is listed at No Carolina. Wife is Nancy A. which fits. (My eyes are playing tricks). There is a John Lin Bruce b 1798 in Edgecomb County, NC. I think he's John M.'s father. John L & Nancy were married in Putnam Co, GA in 1818. I just can't find a definitive source proving John L as John M's father. If I'm on the right path, John L's parents were Aziel J Bruce and Elizabeth Melton - and from them I can go way way back. Lots of circumstantial evidence and convenient coincidences.

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