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Samuel BRUCE
Molly CLISBEE
Hannah AMIDON
Husband:  Samuel BRUCE
Birth:  1771/2, Bolton, Worcester Co., MA or Marlborough
Death apparently:  1850-60, Randolph Twp., Orange Co., VT
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Timothy BRUCE
Mother:  Susannah JOSLIN
Marriage-1:  19 Oct 1789, Marlborough, Middlesex Co., MA
Wife:  Molly / Mollie CLISBEE
Baptism:  10 Nov 1771, Marlborough, Middlesex Co., MA
Death:  1800-1807
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Ezekiel CLISBEE (1740-1764) Ezekiel2, Ezekiel1
Mother:  Hannah LEWIS Joseph2, Joseph1
Marriage-2:  by 1808
Wife-2:  Hannah AMIDON / AMMIDOWN / AMIDAWN / AMADOWNE / AMADON
Birth:  18 Jul 1784, Windham Co., CT
Death apparently:  1850-60, Randolph Twp., Orange Co., VT
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Jonathan AMIDON (1757-1838) Henry4, Henry3, Phillip2, Roger1
Mother:  Keturah HOLT (1758/60-1839) Joshua4, Joshua3, Nicholas2, Nicholas1
Children with Molly CLISBEE:
  1.  Jonas C. BRUCE, b. ca. 1790, prob. MA; d. 18 Jan 1875, æ 84, Highgate, Franklin Co., VT
  2.  Abner BRUCE, b. ca. 1793/4, prob. Cheshire Co., NH; d. 15 May 1881, St. Armand, Essex Co., NY
  3.  (Daughter A) BRUCE, b. 1790-1800
  4.  (Daughter B) BRUCE, b. 1800
Children with Hannah AMIDON born in Randolph Twp., Orange Co., VT:
  4.  Orinda BRUCE, b. 26 Jul 1808
  5.  Elizabeth "Betsy" BRUCE, b. 27 Jul 1809
  6.  Abigail BRUCE, b. 10 Oct 1818
  7.  Samuel BRUCE, b. 22 Oct 1822 or ca. 10 Aug 1818; d. 14 Dec 1887, Braintree, Orange Co., VT
  8.  Louisa BRUCE, b. 10 Oct 1824
  9.  Lucinda BRUCE, b. 2 Jul 1827; d. bef. 1830
10.  Loren E. BRUCE, b. 30 Jul 1828
11.  Edmund H. BRUCE, b. 8 Jul 1830

There's a nine-year gap between Betsy and Abigail.  Were there really no children born during that period?

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont

Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Orinda BRUCE; Birth: 26 Jul 1808 
Betsy BRUCE; Birth: 27 Jul 1809
Abigail BRUCE; Birth: 10 Oct 1818
Samuel BRUCE; Birth: 02 Oct 1822
Loisa BRUCE; Birth: 10 Oct 1824
Lucinda BRUCE; Birth: 02 Jul 1827
Loren BRUCE; Birth: 30 Jul 1828
Edmund BRUCE; Birth: 08 Jul 1830

Location: Randolph Twp, Orange, Vermont
Father: Samuel BRUCE; Mother: Hannah
Source: General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, Early to 1870. Vermont. Secretary of State

2.  1790 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 4; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1790 MA Middlesex Co. Marlborough Roll M637_4 p. 374 Ln. 23L Saml Bruce Junr 1-0-1-0-0
These data indicate:NR
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
free white males 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = Samuel (b. 1771/2)
free white females all ages in or bef. 1790 = Molly (b. 1771)

3.  1800 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 7 list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):NR
1800 NH Cheshire [now Sullivan] Co. Acworth Roll 20 p. 755 Ln. 2 Saml Bruce 20010-10010-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1790-1800 = Abner (b. ca. 1793)
= Jonas (b. ca. 1791)
1 male 26-44 1755-1774 = Samuel (b. 1771/2) 
1 female 9 or under 1790-1800 = Daughter A
1 female 26-44 1755-1774 = Molly (b. 1771) 
Listed next to Spencer BROWN.

4.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 10 indexed "Ruser"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):NR
1810 VT Orange Co. Randolph Roll 64 p. 86/392 Ln. 16 Samuel Bruce 01010-22010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-15 1794-1800 = Abner (b. ca. 1793)
1 male 26-44 1765-1784 = Samuel (b. 1771/2)
2 females 9 or under 1800-1810 = Betsy (b. 1809)
= Orinda (b. 1808)
2 females 10-15 1794-1800 = Daughter B
= Daughter A
1 female 26-44 1765-1784 = Hannah (b. 1784) 
Listed two lines from Jonathan AMIDAWN.

5.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, and I did a page-by-page check of Randolph Twp.; the only BRUCE in Randolph is Levi.  see Eden Orleans Co., VT

6.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, and I did a page-by-page check of Randolph Twp.; the only BRUCE in Randolph is Levi.  see Craftsbury, orleand Co., VT

7.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3-4 of 30; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 VT Orange Co. Randolph Roll 543 pp. 107B-108A Ln. 10 Samul Bruce 002 010 001 - 000 110 010 0400000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 10-14 1825-1830 = Edmund (b. 1830)
= Loren (b. 1828)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Samuel (b. 1819 or 1822)
1 male 60-69 1770-1780 = Samuel (b. 1771/2) 
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Louisa (b. 1824)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Abigail (b. 1818)
1 female 50-59 1780-1790 = Hannah (b. 1785/6)
4 persons employed in agriculture
The only other BRUCE in Randolph is Levi.

8.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #60 of 64):  Randolph, Orange Co., VT, Roll M432_926, p. 242B, 478/478, enumerated 27 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Samuel Bruce 78 M   Farming   Mass
Hannah   " 64 F       Conn
Edmund   " 19 M   "   Vt
Loren    " 22 M   "   "
Listed four households away:  Lonn E. BRUCE (æ 21, b. VT) is living with the MORRILL family.

9.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

10.  Daniel S. Durrie.  1864.  A Genealogical History of the Holt Family in the United States, More Particularly, Descendants of Nicholas Holt of Newbury and Andover, Mass., 1634-1644  J. Munsell, Albany.
p. 51 576. 5. KETURAH5 b. Windham Aug. 21, 1758; m. ___ Amidown.

11.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).  Files there show Keturah HOLT born 31 Aug 1760.

12.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).

13.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).

14.  Peter Clegg.  Clegg Family Information (online at www.techmarketingink.com/clegg/family/).

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