John Bruce Sr is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor. NSSAR Ancestor #: P123484 Rank: Supporter (provided Beef)
John Bruce, Sr. contributed to the cause of American Independence by providing beef for the troops as per claim allowed by the Court of Halifax County, VA, 6 Sep 1783
Name: John /Bruce/ Sr
Place: Possibly Spotsylvania, Virginia where many of the Bruce family are recorded.
John Bruce snr is recorded in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 as being born in Virginia 1742 and marrying Mary MNU 1760. Mary's
birth date is given as 1745.
In the will of John Bruce snr. dated 10 March 1816, also 28 Oct 1816 he mentions his children viz:
Rebekah wife of Jesse Samuel Monday
Winney wife of John Morefield, grandson Willis Morefield
Polly wife of Henry Wilkerson
Elizabeth wife of John Wood
Sally wife of Larkin Seamore
John Bruce jnr. married to Lucy Monday (source - Halifax Chancery Records 1823-037 William Webb and wife vs administrator of John Bruce. Also Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly - Volume 20, Number 1 states that Jesse Monday was the brother in law of John Bruce jnr.).
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John: