I have no specific informarion about Miriam Melissa Bruner, but it seems quite possible that she could be the child of Thomas Bruner, my 3rd great grandfather. Thomas Bruner was born around 1783 (estimated) in Georgia. He was the son of Benjamin Bruner, a Lt. in the Rev. War. Thomas had a son William Oliver Bruner who was born in GA, 1/14/1814. I do not have the names of other children. Thomas Bruner moved to Washington County AL with his family where he was the pastor of the Providence Methodist Church (near the present-day town of Millry AL). Thomas Bruner's son, William Oliver Brunner married Barbara Taylor from Wayne Co MS in Alabama in 1848 and they lived in Choctaw County Alabama.