Anyone still working on this family . See the following message I posted on the Bruce forum. it was suggested I also post this on here: Stephen Bruce was married to Matilda Paris daughter of Peter and Mary Ann Hall Paris. After Stephen's death she married a Dearth then a Hobick. Here is her obit. In the courthouse death records it shows her name as Hobick.She married James Death 4 Feb 1872 Hobbic, Matilda Hobbic nee Parris
The Sentinel, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 17, 1907
Matilda Hobbic born July 7, 1820, age 86 years, 5 months and 5 days. She departed this life Jan. 13, 1907.
Her maiden name was Matilda Parris.
She was united in marriage to Mr. Steven Bruce about 39 years ago. After his death she married James Dearth, who has been dead about 29 years. Her third marriage was to Henry Hobbic, who has been dead about 25 years.
She was united with the Church of Christ about 71 years ago.
To the first marriage was born 9 children. Two girls and seven boys. Three children are dead. She leaves six children to mourn her loss. She was laid to rest in the cemetery at Antioch.
Mother, how we miss you,
In your home where you did dwell;
But the angel’s voice did call you,
And your friends you bid farewell.
I have not found her stone . we did find her mothers but it was all broke apart. I know someone who does have a picture I am trying to get in touch with him. She was in Ill in the 1880 census with Hobbich then in 1900 she was back in Monroe County living with her daughter. Mary Ellen (Solomon Cline). Hope this helps you some. I am through oldest son Thomas 's daughter Nancy married to McCLellen Fetty. One thing I did notice, it states she married Stephen 39 years ago. That would of been in 1868. In the 1850 census they had been married and had 4 of the children. I think since the way the rest of the obit was written that Stephen died in 1868. He was not with the family in the 1870 census. Janet Fetty Bell.