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Elijah, Azariah, Williamson, Thos and Herriot Bruce are all found on the 1830 census for Jefferson Co. Il. I'm trying to find the relationship between these Bruce's.
I could be very well wrong on this. It's just a theory.
On the 1810 census I've found an Elijah Bruce in Culpepper Co. Virginia (could be the wrong Elijah but Azariah was born in Virginia.) Thos Bruce is in Rutherford Co. TN. on the 1810 census along with Anderson Bruce and Martha Bruce.
Sometime before 1820 I think Elijah went to Rutherford Co. TN to meet with Thos. Elijah and Thos are on the 1820 census for Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co. TN. Along with Bailey Bruce and Geo Bruce. Also an Azariah Bruce is in Wilson Co. TN in 1820. Wilson Co. and Rutherford Co. are side by side. I think this Elijah, Thos, Azariah and James Gibson Bruce all went to Jefferson Co Il. together around 1823 and by then Williamson, who I feel is Elijah's son was old enough to be out on his own which is why he is listed on the 1830 census. Plus I think this Williamson marriedLeusany Taylor in 1821 in Maury Co. TN. (Which is close to Wilson Co. and Rutherford Co.) so it makes sense why he would be out on his own on the 1830 census.
Azariah died in Jefferson Co and is buried in the same cemetery as my relation James Gibson Bruce. Just a few stones away from each other.
Elijah and Williamson went on to Conway Arkansas by 1840. They both can not be found on the 1850 census.
Thos I think went back to TN.
No information on Herroit
I'm trying to find the relationship between all these Bruce's.Again, I could very well be wrong on this but there has to be some reason why they are all together on the 1830 census in Jefferson Co. Il.