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BRUCE

Descendants of Hezekiah BRUCE

Generation No. 1

1. CHARLES AUSTIN BRUCE was born Bef. 1798.

Child of CHARLES AUSTIN BRUCE is:
2. i. JOEL BRUCE, b. Bef. 1810.



Generation No. 2

2. JOEL BRUCE (CHARLES AUSTIN) was born Bef. 1810.

Child of JOEL BRUCE is:
3. i. WILLIAM HEZEKIAH BRUCE, b. Dec. 1822, Landrum, SC; d. bef. 1915.



Generation No. 3

3. WILLIAM HEZEKIAH BRUCE (JOEL, CHARLES AUSTIN) was born December 1822 in Landrum, SC, & died bef. 1915. He married MARY P. ? Abt. 1859.
William Hezekiah Bruce was possibly from Polk County, NC or Landrum, SC.

Children of WILLIAM BRUCE and MARY ? are:
4. i. SARAH ELIZABETH BRUCE, b. Jan. 30, 1860, Polk County, NC; d. June 16, 1940, Spartanburg County, SC.
ii. AMERICA BRUCE, b. July 31, 1861, South Carolina; d. May 27, 1933, Spartanburg County, SC.
America was buried 1933 at Landrum Cemetery, Landrum, SC.

5. iii. LOUISA "LOU" BRUCE, b. Abt. 1865, South Carolina.
6. iv. ARKANSAS BRUCE, b. Abt. 1869, South Carolina.
v. MARY BRUCE, b. Bef. 1870; m. HUSBAND PIKE4.
vi. BETTIE BRUCE, b. Bef. 1871.
7. vii. CARRIE JANE BRUCE, b. May 12, 1871, South Carolina; d. March 24, 1925, Spartanburg County, SC.
8. viii. HEZEKIAH BRUCE, b. June 1875.
9. ix. OLIVER PERRY BRUCE, b. May 27, 1878, Greenville County, South Carolina; d. Oct. 18, 1927, Spartanburg County, SC.
x. DAUGHTER BRUCE, b. Bef. 1910; m. FLETCH EDWARDS.
10. xi. DAUGHTER BRUCE, b. Bef. 1910.



Generation No. 4


4. SARAH ELIZABETH BRUCE (WILLIAM HEZEKIAH, JOEL, CHARLES AUSTIN) was born Jan. 30, 1860 in Polk County, NC, & died June 16, 1940 in Spartanburg County, SC. She married RALEIGH THOMAS EDWARDS Bef. 1890, son of ALEX EDWARDS. He was born Jan. 25, 1865 in Polk County, NC, & died Sept. 13, 1941 in Spartanburg County, SC.
Both Sarah & Raleigh are buried at Landrum Cemetery, Landrum, SC.

Children of SARAH BRUCE and RALEIGH EDWARDS are:
i. SIMPSON A. EDWARDS, b. March 22, 1890; d. Sept. 18, 1952, Spartanburg County, SC.
Simpson is buried at Landrum Cemetery, Landrum, SC.

ii. MAUDE E. EDWARDS, b. Aug. 15, 1892; d. May 27, 1965, Spartanburg County, SC.
Maude was buried 1965 at Landrum Cemetery, Landrum, SC.

11. iii. BAYLIS EARLE EDWARDS, b. Aug. 22, 1894, Spartanburg County, SC; d. May 5, 1966, Spartanburg County, SC.
12. iv. FRANCES AMELIA EDWARDS, b. April 22, 1898; d. June 24, 1983, Spartanburg County, SC.


5. LOUISA "LOU" BRUCE (WILLIAM HEZEKIAH, JOEL, CHARLES AUSTIN) was born Abt. 1865 in South Carolina. She married WILLIAM ELFORD HANNON Bef. 1891. He was born Abt. 1860.

Children of LOUISA BRUCE and WILLIAM HANNON are:
i. WILLIAM ERVIN HANNON, b. May 1881, South Carolina; m. EFFIE ??.
13. ii. JAMES ROBERT "JIM" HANNON, b. June 20, 1885, Greenville County, South Carolina; d. Jan. 25, 1960, Greer, South Carolina.
14. iii. MOLLIE LOUISE HANNON, b. June 24, 1891, Spartanburg County, SC; d. Nov. 21, 1943, Spartanburg County, SC.


6. ARKANSAS BRUCE (WILLIAM HEZEKIAH, JOEL, CHARLES AUSTIN) was born Abt. 1869 in South Carolina.

Child of ARKANSAS BRUCE is:
i. ELFORD BRUCE, b. June 1899, South Carolina.



7. CARRIE JANE BRUCE (WILLIAM HEZEKIAH, JOEL, CHARLES AUSTIN) was born May 12, 1871 in South Carolina, and died March 24, 1925 in Spartanburg County, SC. She married JOHN EDGAR PRINCE Bef. 1894, son of HUSBAND PRINCE and WIFE CALLAHAN. He was born bef 1900, & died abt 1917 in Spartanburg County, SC.

Notes for CARRIE JANE BRUCE:
Two of Carrie's sisters married EDWARDS boys. One was Fletch, the other was called "Uncle Peon".
Her son Joseph and his cousin Jim Bruce would always mess up her "Touch-Me-Not" flower pods when they were little, so that she couldn't gather the seeds because they had fallen out.

More About CARRIE JANE BRUCE:
Burial: March 26, 1925, Buried at Landrum Cemetery, SC.
Religion: Was a member of First Baptist Church, Landrum, SC.

More About JOHN EDGAR PRINCE:
Burial: Landrum Cemetery, Landrum, SC
He was a sharecropper at the time that he died on Jake Carpenter's farm at the NC/SC state line. Jake's daughter was one of Joseph's teachers in elementary school.

Marriage Notes for CARRIE BRUCE and JOHN PRINCE:
While they lived on Jake Carpenter's farm, they had the following folks living with them and their children: Grandma Prince, her sister - Patricia Callihan, 2 adopted girls.

Children of CARRIE BRUCE and JOHN PRINCE are:
i. WILLIAM PERRY PRINCE, b. Abt. 1908; d. Bef. 1925.
More About WILLIAM PERRY PRINCE:
Burial: Landrum Cemetery, Landrum, SC

ii. THOMAS CRAYTON PRINCE, b. Abt. 1909; d. 1923.

Notes for THOMAS CRAYTON PRINCE:
He was playing in the river (Pacolet River - Campobello area) and died a few days later.

More About THOMAS CRAYTON PRINCE:
Burial: Landrum Cemetery, Landrum, SC
Cause of Death: Sickness

iii. WILLIAM PINKNEY PRINCE, b. Aft. 1909; d. Bef. 1925.
More About WILLIAM PINKNEY PRINCE:
Burial: Landrum Cemetery, Landrum, SC

15. iv. JOSEPH CLEOPHUS PRINCE, b. July, 1914, Landrum, SC.

8. HEZEKIAH BRUCE (WILLIAM HEZEKIAH, JOEL, CHARLES AUSTIN) was born June 1875. He married EFFIE DILL Bef. 1895. She was born May 1869, and died August 03, 1926.

Children of HEZEKIAH BRUCE and EFFIE DILL are:
16. i. WILBURN B. "WEBB" BRUCE, b. Sept. 5, 1895, Union County, South Carolina; d. June 7, 1969, Spartanburg County, SC.
ii. MARY E. BRUCE, b. October 1898.
iii. ? BRUCE, b. Abt. 1901; d. Aft. 1969, Hendersonville, NC; m. C.C. LOWERY.
iv. ? BRUCE, b. Abt. 1905; d. Aft. 1969, Saluda, North Carolina; m. DAN JOHNSON.
v. MYRTLE BRUCE, b. March 3, 1908; d. May 11, 1992, Spartanburg County, SC; m. CHARLES JACKSON LAYTON; b. May 10, 1905; d. Oct. 8, 1970, Spartanburg County, SC.

More About CHARLES JACKSON LAYTON:
Burial: October 1970, Lebanon Cemetery, Whitestone, SC

vi. FRED BRUCE, b. Abt. 1909; d. Aft. 1969, Hendersonville, NC.
vii. FLOYD N. "SONNY" BRUCE, b. Oct. 7, 1910; d. May 1976, Columbus, North Carolina; m. LAURA B. ??; b. 1922.
More About FLOYD N. "SONNY" BRUCE:
Burial: 1976, Columbus Presbyterian Church, Columbus, NC

9. OLIVER PERRY BRUCE (WILLIAM HEZEKIAH, JOEL, CHARLES AUSTIN) was born May 27, 1878 in Greenville County, South Carolina, & died Oct. 18, 1927 in Spartanburg County, SC. He married MARY LOUISE GARRETT Abt. 1902, daughter of E.D. GARRETT and ELIZABETH WALKER. She was born April 23, 1884 in Spartanburg County, SC, & died June 2, 1940 in Spartanburg County, SC.

Notes for OLIVER PERRY BRUCE:
Oliver Bruce lived near Stateline Baptist Church at the time of his brother-in-law, John Edgar Prince's death. About a year after that, he and his family, along with his sister Carrie Prince and nephew Joseph Prince, he moved to what is now Four Columns Farm to become a sharecropper on the old Earle place. He planted about 30 acres in cotton & about 10 acres in bottom land. The cotton field is now a new development.
Oliver used to tell tall tales, one in particular was about the Devil coming to his house one night & put a saddle on him & rode him all night, then left the saddle hanging by the door the next morning.
Oliver was a bootlegger & made corn whiskey.
Both Oliver & Mary were buried at Landrum Cemetery, Landrum, SC.

Children of OLIVER BRUCE and MARY GARRETT are:
i. CONNIE E. BRUCE, b. Oct. 30, 1903, Spartanburg County, SC; d. June 26, 1978, Spartanburg County, SC.
Connie was buried 1978 at Landrum Cemetery, Landrum, SC.

ii. GEORGE IRA BRUCE, b. April 1, 1906, Polk County, NC; d. July 28, 1975, Spartanburg County, SC.
George was buried 1975 at Landrum Cemetery, Landrum, SC.

17. iii. FANNIE BRUCE, b. April 7, 1909, Spartanburg County, SC; d. June 17, 1995, Spartanburg County, SC.
18. iv. NELLIE BRUCE, b. Abt. 1911.
v. AMERICA BRUCE, b. Feb. 9, 1914, Polk County, NC; d. Aug. 26, 1982, Spartanburg County, SC.
America was buried 1982 at Landrum Cemetery, Landrum, SC.

vi. JAMES HEZEKIAH BRUCE, b. June 19, 1916, Spartanburg County, SC; d. March 28, 1944, Spartanburg County, SC.
James was buried 1944 at Landrum Cemetery, Landrum, SC.

vii. JOHN EDGAR BRUCE, b. Abt. 1920.
viii. ELLIS PERRY BRUCE, b. March 20, 1921; d. Nov. 26, 1942, Spartanburg County, SC.
Ellis was buried 1942 at Landrum Cemetery, Landrum, SC.

19. ix. CHARLES ERVIN BRUCE, b. Abt. 1924, Spartanburg County, SC; d. March 7, 2001, Lenoir, NC.

10. DAUGHTER BRUCE (WILLIAM HEZEKIAH, JOEL, CHARLES AUSTIN) was born Bef. 1910.

Child of DAUGHTER BRUCE is:
i. IRVING BRUCE, b. Abt. 1910. Irving was a Methodist preacher in NC.


Generation No. 5

11. BAYLIS EARLE EDWARDS (SARAH ELIZABETH BRUCE, WILLIAM HEZEKIAH, JOEL, CHARLES AUSTIN) was born Aug. 22, 1894 in Spartanburg County, SC, & died May 5, 1966 in Spartanburg County, SC. He married DOCIA ELLA VEHORN Oct. 3, 1915, daughter of ROBERT VEHORN & CATHERINE FISHER. She was born Dec. 27, 1894 in Polk County, NC, & died Feb. 18, 1981 in Spartanburg County, SC.

More About BAYLIS EARLE EDWARDS:
Burial: 1966, Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Landrum, SC

More About DOCIA ELLA VEHORN:
Burial: February 1981, Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Landrum, SC

Children of BAYLIS EDWARDS and DOCIA VEHORN are:
i. DAUGHTER EDWARDS, b. Aft. 1906; m. HUSBAND PEELER.
ii. BETTY EDWARDS, b. Aft. 1906; m. (1) HUSBAND RAGAN, Aft. 1918; m. (2) HUSBAND ANDERSON, Aft. 1919.
iii. ANDREW E. EDWARDS, b. Aft. 1906.

12. FRANCES AMELIA EDWARDS (SARAH ELIZABETH BRUCE, WILLIAM HEZEKIAH, JOEL, CHARLES AUSTIN) was born April 22, 1898, & died June 24, 1983 in Spartanburg County, SC. She married WILLIAM DEXTER MORROW Bef. 1917. He was born Dec. 11, 1898, & died June 25, 1955 in Spartanburg County, SC.
Frances & William are both buried at Landrum Cemetery, Landrum, SC.

Child of FRANCES EDWARDS and WILLIAM MORROW is:
i. MERLE R. MORROW, b. April 14, 1917; d. Oct. 16, 1985, Spartanburg County, SC.
Merle was buried October 1985, Landrum Cemetery, Landrum, SC.

13. JAMES ROBERT "JIM" HANNON (LOUISA "LOU" BRUCE, WILLIAM HEZEKIAH, JOEL, CHARLES AUSTIN) was born June 20, 1885 in Greenville County, South Carolina, & died Jan. 25, 1960 in Greer, South Carolina. He married CORA IDELLA MILLS41. She was born 1891, & died Oct. 12, 1963 in Greer, South Carolina.
"Jim" and Cora are both buried at Faith Temple, Greenville County, SC.

Children of JAMES HANNON and CORA MILLS are:
i. LOU ELLA HANNON, m. HUSBAND GOSNELL.
ii. NELLIE HANNON, m. HUSBAND KNIGHTON.
iii. MYRTLE HANNON, m. HUSBAND TURNER.
iv. W.R. "BILL" HANNON.
v. D.P. HANNON.
vi. ROY E. HANNON.
vii. FLOYD J. HANNON.
viii. TROY L. HANNON.

14. MOLLIE LOUISE HANNON (LOUISA "LOU" BRUCE, WILLIAM HEZEKIAH, JOEL, CHARLES AUSTIN) was born June 24, 1891 in Spartanburg County, SC, & died Nov. 21, 1943 in Spartanburg County, SC. She married JOHN WESLEY PEACE, son of JOHN PEACE and SARAH GORDON. He was born April 24, 1886 in North Carolina, & died May 10, 1932 in Rocky Mount, NC.
Mollie and John are both buried at Landrum Cemetery, Landrum, SC.

Children of MOLLIE HANNON and JOHN PEACE are:
i. ISOM J. PEACE, b. March 21, 1911; d. June 23, 1995, Lincolnton, North Carolina.
Isom was buried 1995, Cleveland County Memorial Park, Cleveland Co., NC.

ii. ISA PEACE, b. August 14, 1912; d. Dec. 5, 1997, Boiling Springs, North Carolina; m. THOMAS E. LAWLIS; b. Nov. 23, 1903; d. Nov. 13, 1974, Landrum Cemetery, Landrum, SC.

20. iii. ROY PEACE, b. July 12, 1915, Spartanburg County, SC; d. Dec. 12, 1978, Rutherfordton, North Carolina.
iv. ANNIE MAE PEACE, b. Feb. 24, 1917; d. Nov. 11, 1994, Inman, South Carolina; m. (1) AVERY HORACE PRUITT, Bet. 1929 - 1943; b. 1916; d. July 21, 1971, Inman, South Carolina; m. (2) HUSBAND GRIGG, Bet. 1943 - 1978.
v. LILLIE MAE PEACE, b. Abt. 1919; m. WILBUR CULBRETH.

15. JOSEPH CLEOPHUS PRINCE (CARRIE JANE BRUCE, WILLIAM HEZEKIAH, JOEL, CHARLES AUSTIN) was born July, 1914 in Landrum, SC. He married (1) VONNIE HALE. She was born Aft. 1900 in Barnardsville, NC, & died bef. 1939 in Barnardsville, NC. He married (2) LORAYNE LINNIE CLAYTON Nov. 21, 1937 in Campobello, SC, daughter of DANIEL CLAYTON & HATTIE STONE. She was born July 21, 1911 in Holly Springs, SC, & died Oct. 16, 1994 in Tryon, NC (St. Luke's Hospital).

Notes for JOSEPH CLEOPHUS PRINCE:
Joseph attended Walker Schoolhouse in Landrum
Joseph attended the old Textile School in Spartanburg, in what is now Spartanburg Methodist College, about the age of 15, from January through July. He finished the 7th grade there while working on the farm at the school.
Joseph's next job was at the Spartanburg Hospital. They didn't really have housing, so he spent the first nights at the Salvation Army. They came & got him & took him to the textile school for a few months until the textile mills closed. Then he worked at the peach orchard near Bird Mountain in Landrum.

Marriage Notes for JOSEPH PRINCE & VONNIE HALE:
Joseph met his first wife while he was working for Mr. Burrell at Bethel Church, off Highway 11. The Burrells had family in Barnardsville, near the Asheville area, & Joseph went with the Burrells to visit family. That is where he met Miss Hale.

More About LORAYNE LINNIE CLAYTON:
Burial: October 1994, Buried at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
Religion: She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, SC.

Child of JOSEPH PRINCE and VONNIE HALE is:
i. CARRIE LEE PRINCE, b. July 28, 1932, Barnardsville, NC; d. May 15, 1990, Barnardsville, NC.
Carrie Lee never married.

Children of JOSEPH PRINCE and LORAYNE CLAYTON are:
ii. T.J PRINCE, m. B. BURNS.
21. iii. J.E. PRINCE.
iv. C.W. PRINCE.
22. v. A.M. PRINCE.
23. vi. M.J. PRINCE.

16. WILBURN B. "WEBB" BRUCE (HEZEKIAH, WILLIAM HEZEKIAH, JOEL, CHARLES AUSTIN) was born Sept. 5, 1895 in Union County, South Carolina, & died June 7, 1969 in Spartanburg County, SC. He married BERTHA L. PEACE, daughter of LUTHER PEACE & MARY PITTMAN. She was born Sept. 18, 1898 in South Carolina, & died Feb. 1, 1989 in Spartanburg County, SC.
"Webb" & Bertha are both buried at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Landrum, SC.

Children of WILBURN BRUCE and BERTHA PEACE are:
24. i. PAUL LECIL BRUCE, b. Jan. 28, 1918, Spartanburg County, SC; d. Nov. 5, 1994, Spartanburg County, SC.
ii. BILL BRUCE, d. Bet. 1989 - 1997, Spartanburg County, SC.
25. iii. GARRELL BRUCE, b. Sept. 4, 1925, Spartanburg County, SC; d. Feb. 25, 1993, Asheville, North Carolina.
iv. JOHN BRUCE, d. Aft. 1997, Spartanburg County, SC.
v. LEONA BRUCE, b. Abt. 1933, Spartanburg County, SC; d. Nov. 23, 1997, Spartanburg County, SC; m. E.J. SOUTHERN; d. Aft. 1997, Spartanburg County, SC.
Leona was buried 1997 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Landrum, SC.

17. FANNIE BRUCE (OLIVER PERRY, WILLIAM HEZEKIAH, JOEL, CHARLES AUSTIN) was born April 7, 1909 in Spartanburg County, SC, & died June 17, 1995 in Spartanburg County, SC. She married BROADUS FISHER, son of A.G. FISHER & EMMA ATKINS. He was born 1899 in Spartanburg County, SC, & died April 13, 1967 in Spartanburg County, SC.
Fannie was buried 1995 at Landrum Cemetery, Landrum, SC.
Broadus was buried April 1967 at Motlow Creek Baptist Church, Spartanburg County, SC.

Children of FANNIE BRUCE and BROADUS FISHER are:
i. DAUGHTER FISHER, m. WALTER MASON.
ii. FLOYD B. FISHER.

18. NELLIE BRUCE (OLIVER PERRY, WILLIAM HEZEKIAH, JOEL, CHARLES AUSTIN) was born Abt. 1911. She married CARLISLE "MUTT" HIGH, son of DOC HIGH and LENA MOORE. He was born Abt. 1912 in Spartanburg County, SC, & died July 28, 1967 in Spartanburg County, SC.
"Mutt" was buried 1967 at Wood Memorial Park, Greer, SC.

Child of NELLIE BRUCE and CARLISLE HIGH is:
i. N.J. HIGH.

19. CHARLES ERVIN BRUCE (OLIVER PERRY, WILLIAM HEZEKIAH, JOEL, CHARLES AUSTIN) was
born Abt. 1924 in Spartanburg County, SC, & died March 7, 2001 in Lenoir, NC. He married MARY E. MILLER.
Charles was buried March 2001 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Statesville, NC.

Child of CHARLES BRUCE and MARY MILLER is:
i. B. BRUCE, m. CRAWFORD.

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