Was wondering if anyone knows whether Michael Bruce of Halifax, VA had a son named Ignatius (b 1780). I was born and raised in Jefferson Co, Il. My family and I were under the impression, for almost half a century, that Azariah Bruce, son of Michael Bruce, was the father of our ggggrandfather James Gibson Bruce. James G. was born in 1800 in Halifax and migrated to Jefferson Co, Illinois about the same time Azariah did in the early 19th Century. Both were buried in the same cemetery. A few years ago we were informed that James G. Bruce's father was actually Ignatius Bruce. Later, we were shown a bible page reflecting that. I have seen very little on Ignatius and nothing connecting James G. to Azariah, although Ignatius was the name of James G.'s first son.In a book by W'm Perrine written in 1889 he interviewed one or more of the Bruce's in Jefferson County who stated that Azariah's father was Michael the immigrant from Scotland.