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Jonah BRUCE
Sarah HOUGHTON
Husband:  Jonah BRUCE
Birth:  1782/3 or 11 Apr 1785, Bolton, Worcester Co., MA
Death:  23 Aug 1864, Jay, Essex Co., MA
Disposition:  buried Central Cemetery, Jay, Essex Co., MA
Father:  Benjamin BRUCE
Mother:  Philadelphia WHEELER descendant of Resolved WHITE, Mayflower passenger
Marriage:
Wife:  Sarah "Sally" HOUGHTON
Birth:  1780/1 or 23 Oct 1783, MA
Death:  8 Jan 1854, Jay, Essex Co., MA
Disposition:  buried Central Cemetery, Jay, Essex Co., MA
Sister of the Rebecca HOUGHTON who married Jonah's brother, Joseph BRUCE.
Children born in Jay, Essex Co., NY:
1.  Benjamin BRUCE, b. 1808
2.  (Daughter) BRUCE, b. 1810
3.  Nymphas B. BRUCE, b. 8 Feb 1814; d. 8 Jan 1887, Jay, Essex Co., NY
4.  Jonah W. BRUCE, b. 26 Mar 1815; d. 24 Sep 1867
5.  Joseph E. BRUCE, b. 12 Jul 1820
6.  John Barney BRUCE, b. 31 Aug 1822; d. 13 Feb 1903, Jay, Essex Co., NY
7.  Henry Slater BRUCE, b. 24 Dec 1824; d. 28 Aug 1894, Jay, Essex Co., NY
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1810 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #X; official enumeration date 6 Aug 1810; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1810 - - Co. - Twp. Roll - p. - Ln. - - -
These data indicate:

3.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1 of 7 indexed "Bruer"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):NR
1820 NY Essex Co. Jay Roll M33_69 p. 419 Ln. 19 Bruce Jonah 410021-21111-0-400
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
4 males 9 or under 1810-1820
1 male 10-15 1804-1810
2 males 26-44 1775-1794 = Jonah (b. 1785)
= ?
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Benjamin (b. 1759)
2 females 9 or under 1810-1820
1 female 10-15 1804-1810 =
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 =
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Sally
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Philadelphia (b. 1758)
4 persons engaged in agriculture
Jonah's parents appear to be living with them.

4.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 20; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 NY Essex Co. Jay Roll 114 p. 298 Ln. 12 Jonah Bruce 321 110 000 100 - 001 000 100 100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 males 4 or under 1825-1830
2 males 5-9 1820-1825 =
1 male 10-14 1815-1820
1 male 15-19 1810-1815
1 male 20-29 1800-1810
0 males 40-49 1780-1790 = Jonah (b. 1785)
1 male 70-79 1750-1760 = Benjamin (b. 1759)
1 female 10-14 1815-1820 =
1 female 40-49 1780-1790 = Sally
1 female 70-79 1750-1760 = Philadelphia (b. 1758)
Jonah's parents appear to be living with them.

5.  1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #X; official enumeration began 1 Jun 1840; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 - - Co. - Twp. Roll - pp. - Ln. - - - - - -
These data indicate:

6.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #53 of 66):  Jay, Essex Co., NY, Roll M432_504, p. 214A, 3039/3113, enumerated 23 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Joseph E Bruce 30 M   Farmer 1000 NY
Lydia 24 F        
Emery 7 M        
Jonah 67 M       Mass
Sally 69 F        
Sarah 14 F       NY

7.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #

WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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