I am researching the Bruce family from Arkansas. Franklin Bruce was born 1876,Indian Territory, Ok. He appears on the 1900 Census, IT Creek Nation as Frank. The census shows his Father was born in Ark and Mother born in Ky. Given names unknown. It is believed he has a brother name Jim Henry Bruce and possible a half brother to Charlie and Wash Warren. Frank was the Father of James(Jim) Edward Bruce, Mallie Carl Bruce and Cora Bruce Aspey.
Searching for ancestors or siblings of Martha Hewlett born 1825 Tenn. Parents were Nicholas and Nancy Hewlett.
Since Oct 2010 I have been unable to add or make correction to the individuals on this family tree. I can only add or correct the Family Photos and this face page. There is an update on ancestry.com by way of Family Tree Maker.
Email me for any comments, question or corrections.
"MY SENILITY PRAYER"
Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.
"The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or touched - they must be felt with the heart."
(List of famous and not so famous kin see below "Related Links". Scott James on the Hardin and Keiths'. Our side of the family is Hardin, Borden and Keiths.)
- BRUCE: GRANDCHILDREN of Sallie & Frank Bruce (130 KB)
1962 China Lake Calif. First meeting of cousins. Mallie(Bruce), Wally & Karen Bruce and Frances (Bruce)& Alfred Crawford.
- BARNHILL: Pearl ,Namie, Homer, Doyle & Buddy (289 KB)
Picture sent to Casper Lyles. She calls him Papa, I'm not sure of the connection. Casper's son John lived with her family.(Probably in his young teen years).Per 1910 Census Burleson County TX ,Husband Ples Barnhill, Pearl born 1883, Namie born 1901,Homer born 1904, Doyle(girl)born 1907 & Buddy born 1910.
- BRUCE: Laura Frances (Bruce) Crawford (75 KB)
1946. Daughter of Mallie C. and Cassie Bruce. My sister.
- MARTIN: Cassie Mae (Martin) Vaughn & daughters (68 KB)
Daughter of Earl & Fannie (Williams) Martin. Cassie Mae, Carolyn, Mary, Brenda and Kathy. (Stella not yet born)
- LYLES & MARTIN: Earl & Cassie Mae, Fannie & Cassie (113 KB)
Taken after 1921. Earl Martin, Mr Upham, Cassie Mae (with doll), Fannie Lyles. Back row Ora Upham and Cassie Lyles.
- BROWN: Mary Bull Brown. Born 1804. (26 KB)
Mother of Margaret Elizabeth Hardin. Grandmother of Sarah Frances Hardin Lyles. My gg grandmother.
- FRAZIER: Meg & Ben (58 KB)
My grandmother, Sarah Frances Hardin Martin Lyles said she was raised by Aunt Meg and Uncle Ben after her parents died. George Hardin (Sarah's dad) had a sister named Margaret Jane born 1852. We have been unsuccessful in locating Margaret Jane Hardin. Unable to determine if Margaret Hardin is Meg Frazier.
- 1951 Then: Prom night (148 KB)
Mallie Bruce went to McAlester High Prom and Bill Martin went to Indianola High Prom. He came by after the Prom to have our picture made together. See photo "2008 Now".
- BRUCE&TURNBOW: Cora Bruce, Minnie & Virgil Turnbow (741 KB)
Cora Bruce about 15yrs old, daughter of Frank & Sallie Bruce. Minnie(born 3-26-1911 in Weleetka Ok) and Virgil Turnbow, parents Bertha (Denny) and Allen (A.T.)Turnbow. Minnie gave me a copy of this picture. Bertha died when Minnie was small, she didn't know how they were related to the Denny's. Also thought she was related on the Bruce side. Frank's brother Jim Bruce stayed with them at times. (Cora is my aunt)
- BRUCE: Cassie and girls (13 KB)
1937. Cassie wife of Mallie C Bruce. With daughters, Mallie J and Frances.(someone unhappy because 3 people spent hours in the beauty shop and only 2 people had a permanent for the picture).
- 2008: NOW (408 KB)
What a difference 57 years makes. Bill Martin and Mallie Bruce.(see photo "1951 THEN".
- BRUCE: Mallie and Frances (66 KB)
1970. Sisters having fun shopping in Calif.
- BRUCE/MARTIN/LYLES: abt 1939 (401 KB)
Fannie Lyles, Edward (Bill) & Mallie Jean. Out of 19 grandchildren you would think that these precious two would be her favorites. I was the only grandchild that she spanked (for hitting my sister over the head with a board).Taken at Tannehill.
- LYLES: Casper Sarver Lyles (436 KB)
Born leap year 1856 (Feb 29). Son of Thomas Burris and Martha (Hewitt) Lyles. Husband of Sarah Frances (Fannie)Hardin Martin Lyles. Father of Mae, Pleasant(Buddy), Annie, John and Cassie Lyles. My grandfather.
- DENNY: Sallie Denny Bruce & Children. About 1902 (139 KB)
Wife of Frank Bruce and daughter of Malachi & Rebecca (Edmondson) Denny. With children James(Jim), Mallie C & Cora.
- MARTIN: Ben and Jessie (Sims) Martin (56 KB)
Wedding picture 1919. Ben is the son of Hiram Martin and Sarah Frances Hardin Martin Lyles. My Uncle and Aunt.
- DENNY: Callie(Denny)& Marion Johnson (196 KB)
Sister to Sallie Bruce. Parents, Malachi & Rebecca Denny. My Great Aunt.
- DENNY: Martha Denny Jay (279 KB)
Sister to Sallie Bruce. Parents, Malachi & Rebecca Denny. My Great Aunt.
- DENNY: Lovie(Denny)Bradford & Dicey Bradford(Daugh (111 KB)
Sister to Sallie Bruce. Parents, Malachi & Rebecca Edmondson) Denny. My Great Aunt.
- WILSON:Gabryella (723 KB)
3rd grade class picture. My great granddaughter.
- 1939 Family Reunion at Tannehill (372 KB)
Back Row: Roy Martin, Cassie(Lyles)Bruce, Ben Martin.Front row:George Martin, Fannie Martin Lyles,Earl Martin. Uncle George's car is on the right. Left hand side is the cow lot with a rock fence. (lots of sweet memories on this farm, cotton patch included)
- DENNY: James Preston Denny (39 KB)
Brother to Sallie Bruce. Parents, Malachi & Rebecca(Edmondson)Denny. My Great Uncle.
- LYLES: Thomas, Martha and possible 2 of the sons (487 KB)
These charcoal drawings were in my Grandmother's trunk(Casper Lyles' wife). See index of individuals for a closer picture of Thomas and Martha. I don't have any proof but I believe the sons are Alfred Taylor and Thomas Henry Lyles.
- LYLES: Thomas Burrus (724 KB)
Signature of Thomas Burrus Lyles from "Declaration for an Original Invalid Pension". DatedMarch 21, 1891. This should prove that his middle name is Burrus not Bennett.
- MARTIN: Sarah Frances(Fannie)Hardin Martin &boys (680 KB)
Back row: Earl and George. Front row: Ben and Roy.Sons of Fannie and Willy Martin. This is my favorite picture. I see Nannie cleaning the boys and putting on their Sunday clothes, thinking their bare feet wouldn't show. She had this picture hanging over her bed. My Grandmother and Uncles.
- BRUCE: James(Jim) and Wallace Bruce. (286 KB)
Father and son.Jim is a son of Frank and Sallie(Denny) Bruce. My uncle and cousin.
- LYLES: Mae Lyles Flem and Jewel (176 KB)
Hopefully this is a picture of Mae, daughter of Louisa (Cooper) and Casper Lyles. This picture was with Casper's other children's picture. No other picture idenified as Mae. I wanted to post this picture in case it is her. She died between 1910 and 1916.
- BRUCE: Mallie Jean Bruce (15 KB)
- BRUCE: Frances Bruce1932 (102 KB)
Daughter of Cassie and Mallie C. Bruce.
- BRUCE: Frances Bruce Crawford (76 KB)
- MARTIN: Jasper Luther Earl (about 1940) (15 KB)
My favorite Uncle, who was like a Father to me. Son of Willie Martin and Sarah Frances Lyles. Father to Cassie Mae Vaughn. One of my fond memories of Uncle Earl was taking him a cool drink of water while he was plowing the fields. Then walking barefoot behind him in the freshly plow field. I remember the touch and smell of the freshly turned over dirt. I would like to think that is the reason that I enjoy working the flower beds.
- MARTIN:Edward Franklin "Bill" Martin (71 KB)
Son of Roy and Bertie Martin. Grandson of Sarah Frances Martin Lyles. He is special to me,not only a cousin but my childhood playmate.
- MIZE: Bob and Mallie (Bruce) (222 KB)
Branson Mo Dec 2007
- LYLES: John Franklin & Ethel (262 KB)
1917 Wedding Picture. John is son of Casper and Annie Lyles. My Uncle.
- MARTIN:Edward Franklin "Bill" Martin and family (1591 KB)
With wife Barbara & children: Miles and Alicia Martin, Saundra and Greg Morris(holding child), and 6 grandsons.
- 1939 Family Reunion at Tannehill (293 KB)
Front row; Bertie & Edward Martin, Fannie Lyles, Mallie J Bruce,Mattie & Kenneth Martin. 2nd row: Sybil & Opal Martin,Cassie Mae Martin, Georgia Lee Martin Dixon and Cassie Lyles Bruce.Back row: George, Earl, Ben and Roy Martin.
- BRUCE: James Henry (752 KB)
Brother to Franklin Bruce,Wash and Charley Warren. My great uncle.
- BRUCE: Cassie Jewel Lyles (8 KB)
Taken in late 20's. Daughter of Casper and Fannie Lyles. My Mother.
- NANNIE'S GRANDKID'S; Cassie's girls & Nannie (401 KB)
Taken about 1936, Sarah Frances Lyles and granddaughters. My Grandmother( we called her Nannie). She taught me to play checkers at an early age,I still enjoy playing and winning.
- LYLES:Annie Lyles Watley, sons Garvin & Lloyd (23 KB)
Daughter of Annie (Branhill,Baade) and Casper Lyles.
- MIZE:William & Annie Family- 1944 (225 KB)
Front row: Wm, Annie, MaryBack row: Oscar, Arthur A (Buck),Bill, Lela
- BRUCE:Frances and Mallie Jean Bruce (303 KB)
Me and my sister in matching dresses. Taken about 1937. Daughters of Mallie & Cassie Bruce.
- HARDIN: Rhoda Keith (222 KB)
Wife of Asher Hardin,Mother of George Washington Hardin. We aren't 100% sure this is Rhoda.This picture was next to Asher's in an album. Her son George Washington Hardin favors this picture.
- LYLES: Pleasant and Lula Lyles (54 KB)
Son of Annie(Barnhill Baade)and Casper Lyles.Cassie Lyles Bruce half brother, My Uncle.
- HARDIN: Asher Garner (704 KB)
Born about 1814. Father of George Washington Hardin. Grandfather of Sarah Frances Hardin Martin Lyles. (my gg grandfather)
- BRUCE: James(Jim)and AnnaBell Bruce. (185 KB)
Parents of Wallace (Wally) Franklin Bruce. 1962. My uncle and aunt.
- BRUCE: Cassie & daughters (14 KB)
1987. 80th birthday with Mallie Jean and Frances.
- LYLES: Johnny Lyles (161 KB)
Son of Annie(Barnhill Baade) and Casper Lyles.
- HARDIN: George Washington Hardin (734 KB)
Born 1838 Ark. Son of Asher & Rhoda(Keith)Hardin. Father of Sarah Frances Hardin Martin Lyles. (My g grandfather)
- BRUCE: Cassie & daughters. 1944 (74 KB)
Cassie, Frances and Mallie J.
- HARDIN: Margaret Elizabeth Brown Hardin (814 KB)
Born 1839. Daughter of Thomas & Mary(Bull) Brown. Mother of Sarah Frances Hardin Martin Lyles. My gutsy grandmother who traved by horseback with her sister from Arkansas to Texas about 1867. This is a tin type picture about 8x10.
- NANNIE'S GRANDKIDS: Roy Martin's daughter (322 KB)
Sybil (Martin) and Stan Barker. 2004
- BRUCE & DENNY: Mallie J Bruce & Dicey Denny (267 KB)
About 1990. Mallie is the daughter of Mallie C & Cassie Bruce. Dicey is the daughter of James Preston and Ida Denny. Granddaughter & great granddaughter of Malachi & Rebecca (Edmondson) Denny.
- NANNIE'S GRANDKIDS: Roy's, dtr & Cassie's dtr (179 KB)
Roy & Bertie Martin,Frances& Alfred Crawford, Opal(Martin)& Jack Harmon with Jean & Linda Everett.
- BRUCE: Cassie Bruce & Bell Phillips (228 KB)
About 1946. Bell Garner Long Phillips raised my Dad (Mallie C Bruce) after his parents died.
- NANNIE'S GRANDKIDS: Roy Martin's son & grandkids (582 KB)
Edward(Bill)&Barbara Martin. Children: Saundra(Martin)Morris & Miles Martin. 1996
- BRUCE: Mallie Carl Bruce (194 KB)
Taken sometime in the 1920's. Son of Frank & Sallie(Denny)Bruce. My Dad.
- NANNIE'S GRANDKIDS: Ben Martin's children (311 KB)
Bennie,Addie Mae,Joyce and Bobby. 1995
- NANNIE'S GRANDKIDS:Earl Martin granddaughters (127 KB)
Children of Cassie Mae(Martin)and Calvin Vaughn. Carolyn Sue, Mary Elizabeth, Kathy and Brenda Jean. 1956
- NANNIE'S GRANDKIDS:Children of Roy Martin& Cassie (169 KB)
Sybil & Edward Martin. Frances and Mallie Bruce. 1943
- NANNIE'S GRANDKIDS: Cassie and Roy's kids (163 KB)
Mallie Jean & Frances Bruce(daughters of Cassie Bruce). Jean and Linda Everett(grandaughters of Roy Martin). A friend Mary Gwin.Taken at 1st Ward school playground. 1952