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Timothy BRUCE
Mathilda WHEELER
Husband:  Timothy BRUCE
Birth:  25 Aug 1752
Death:  24 Jan 1843, Alstead, Cheshire Co., MA
Father:  Timothy BRUCE
Mother:  Susannah JOSLIN
Marriage:  5 Apr 1781, First (Unitarian) Church, Bolton, Worcester Co., MA
Wife:  Mathilda WHEELER
Birth:  25 Apr 1760, Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., MA
Death:  14 Feb 1845, Alstead, Cheshire Co., NH
Father:  Joshua WHEELER
Mother:  Elizabeth BARNEY
Children born in Bolton, Worcester Co., MA:
  1.  Abel BRUCE, b. 1782; d. 25 Jun 1869, Fitchburg, Middlesex Co., MA
  2.  Eliza BRUCE, b. 2 Mar 1784; d. 1816
  3.  Susannah BRUCE, b. 27 Mar 1786; d. 22 Mar 1825, Acworth, Sullivan Co., NH
  4.  Mathilda BRUCE, b. 28 May 1788; d. 1825
  5.  Clarissa BRUCE, b. 17 Feb 1790; d. 21 Jan 1859, Acworth, Sullivan Co., NH
  6.  Rebecca BRUCE, b. ca. 1793
  7.  Nancy BRUCE, b. 23 Feb 1795
  8.  Achsah BRUCE, b. 24 May 1797
  9.  Sophia BRUCE, b. 12 May 1799; d. 15 Aug 1860
10.  Timothy Wheeler BRUCE, b. 17 Apr 1801; d. 12 Apr 1885, Lempster, Sullivan Co., NH
11.  Samuel BRUCE, b. 25 Nov 1803; d. 12 Feb 1865, Athol, Worcester Co., MA
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1.  Frederic W. Bailey, 1897-1914.  Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800. 3 vols. Bureau of American Ancestry, New Haven, CT (online at Ancestry.com):
Jun 24, 1738, Part of Lancaster established as Bolton. First (Unitarian) Church organized 1740. Friends, 1799. Officiating clergymen mentioned: Rev. Thomas Goss, Rev. John Walley...
Timothy Bruce & Matilda Wheeler, April 5, 1781

2.  1790 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1 of 2; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1790 MA Worcester Co. Bolton Roll M637_4 p. 91/214 Ln. 34R Timothy Bruce 1-1-5-0-0
These data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 free white males 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = Timothy (b. 1752)
1 free white males 15 or under 1774-1790 = Abel (b. 1782)
5 free white females all ages in or bef. 1790 = Mathilda (b. 1760)
= Eliza (b. 1784)
= Susannah (b. 1786)
= Mathilda (b. 1788)
= Clarissa (b. 1790)
Listed four lines from brother, Benjamin BRUCE.

3.  1800 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, nor did I find Timothy's brother, Bruce.  There's a Timothy BRUCE in Berlin, but he has no sons and only four daughters, not enough children to be our subject.  There's also a Benjamin BRUCE in Berlin, but he's said to be the one who married Nancy McBRIDE; he's still there in 1810, when Benjamin shows up in Jay, NY.

4.  1810

5.  1820

6.  1830

7.  1840

8.  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.

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

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