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Bruce, John

Posted by MarthaCrossSargent 
Bruce, John
March 13, 2007 03:09PM
Taken from old clippings dealing with Kentucky family history, newspaper
unknown. These clippings are about 100 years old (1997). Reprinted in
Kentucky Explorer, Volume 11, Number 9 - March, 1997. p. 80. Garrard

John Bruce, an early pioneer, settled in Garrard County, Kentucky,
and was a Revolutionary soldier. His son, Alexander Bruce, was born on
September 5, 1795. Was educated at Transylvania College, Lexington,
Kentucky, and married Amanda Bragg, daughter of Thomas Bragg, a
Revolutionary soldier, of Fauquer [sic] County, Virginia. This John Bruce
probably married Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. Henry and Rachel Porall Clay,
of Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Rachel Clay was born January 13, 1739.
Dr. Henry was born in 1736, died in Bourbon County, January 17, 1820. His
first wife, Rachel, died April 27, 1820, age 81 years.

Bruce Bragg Clay
Lexington-Fayette-KY Fauquier-VA Mecklenburg-VA Bourbon-KY

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