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Joseph BRUCE
Ruth LOWELL
Husband:  Joseph BRUCE
Birth:  19 Aug 1759, Bolton, Worcester Co., MA 
Death:  13 Sep 1849, Thetford, Orange Co., VT
Residence in 1775:  Marlborough, MA
Residences post-Revolution:  Bolton, Worcester Co., MA; Washington, Cheshire [now Sullivan] Co., NH; Putney, Windham Co., VT; Acworth, Cheshire [now Sullivan] Co., NH; lastly, since 1812, Thetford, Orange Co., VT
Military Service:  Revolutionary War
Father:  Timothy BRUCE
Mother:  Susannah JOSLIN
Marriage:  19 Dec 1782, Washington, Cheshire [now Sullivan] Co., NH
Wife:  Ruth LOWELL
Birth:  2 Mar 1759
Death:  9 Dec 1843, Orange Co., VT
Father:  David LOWELL John4, Benjamin3, John2, Percival1
Mother:  Mary BLOOD Ebenezer3, Robert2, Robert1
Children:
born in Washington, Cheshire [now Sullivan] Co., NH:
1.  Joseph BRUCE, b. 11 Sep 1783; d. 4 Jan 1868, Newton, Middesex Co., MA; m1. 14 Aug 1806, Lempster, Cheshire [now Sullivan] Co., NH, Susannah BRUCE, d/o Timothy & Mathilda (WHEELER) BRUCE; m2. Elivira __?__; m3. 11 Aug 1841, Putney, Windham Co., VT, Phila ABBOTT

born in Putney, Windham Co., VT:
2.  Ruth BRUCE, b. 26 Apr 1785; d. 18 Dec 1868, Rochester, Windsor Co., VT; m. 3 Oct 1803, Lempster, Cheshire [now Sullivan] Co., NH, Levi LOWELL (a 1st cousin)
3.  Timothy BRUCE, b. 23 Feb 1787; d. 19 Mar 1867, Putney, Windham Co., VT; m. 23 May 1811, Thetford, Orange Co., VT, Abigail LOWELL (a 1st cousin)
4.  Susannah BRUCE, b. 16 Jan 1789; d. 5 Mar 1830, Northfield, Washington Co., VT; m. 9 Apr 1809, Acworth, Cheshire [now Sullivan] Co., NH, James PATTERSON
5.  Mary BRUCE, b. 27 Apr 1791; m. 28 Dec 1809, Acworth, Cheshire [now Sullivan] Co., NH, Charles BROOKS
6.  David BRUCE, b. 13 Sep 1793; d. 15 Oct 1849, Thetford, Orange Co., VT; m1. 2 Aug 1818, Thetford, Orange Co., VT, Sarah RILEY; m2. ca. 1836, Miranda STURDEVANT

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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1790 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  there's a Josiah BRUCE enumerated in Putney, but no Joseph.

3.  1800 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 10 list was roughly alphabetized; indexed "Brace"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1800 VT Windham Co. Putney Roll 52 p. 689 Ln. 6 Bruce Joseph 11110-12010-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1790-1800 = David (b. 1793) 
1 male 10-15 1784-1790 = Timothy (b. 1787)
1 male 16-25 1774-1784 = Joseph (b. 1783
1 male 26-44 1755-1774 = Joseph (b. 1759) 
1 female 9 or under 1790-1800 = Mary (b. 1791)
2 females 10-15 1784-1790 = Susannah (b. 1789)
= Ruth (b. 1785)
1 female 26-44 1755-1774 = Ruth (b. 1759) 

4.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

5.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 17; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 VT Orange Co. Thetford Roll M33_127 p. 333 Ln. 9 Joseph Bruce 000001-00101-0-100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Joseph (b. 1759)
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 = ?
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Ruth (b. 1759)
1 person engaged in agriculture

6.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #25 of 28; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 VT Orange Co. Thetford Roll 185 p. 116 Ln. 25 Joseph Bruce 000 000 000 100 - 000 000 000 100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 70-79 1750-1760 = Joseph (b. 1759)
1 female 70-79 1750-1760 = Ruth (b. 1759)
On same page with David BRUCE.

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23-24 of 26; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 VT Orange Co. Thetford Roll 543 pp. 146B-147A Ln. 24 David Bruce 202 000 100 010 - 000 201 000 010 0300000 Joseph Bruce 82
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = grandsons
2 males 10-14 1825-1830 = grandsons
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = David (b. 1793)
1 male 80-89 1750-1760 = Joseph (b. 1759) 
2 females 15-19 1820-1825 = granddaughters
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Miranda 
1 female 80-89 1750-1760 = Ruth (b. 1759)
3 persons employed in agriculture

5.  Grace M. Pittman.  1987.  "The Identification of Joseph Bruce, Revolutionary War Pensioner of Thetford, Vermont." New England Historical and Genealogical Register 141(July): 244-250.

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

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