Genealogy

Jan. 26th, 2013 03:17 pm
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My grandfather (Wilfred Bruce) wrote a book on 'The Bruce Family, of Kitley township/Leeds country Ontario 1823-1974'. All of his grandchildren got a copy when we were young, and at the time I really didn't know or care much about family history. I remember being bored out of my mind at family reunions for example. A recent visit with my mother brought back some of the history as she told me about our childhood visits to relatives in the Toledo Ontario (Near Smith falls) area. So out of newly sparked curiosity I had a look on the web, a tool my grandfather did not have available to him when he wrote the book, and have found bits and pieces of the history mentioned in our family history book.

Right here http://www.canadianheadstones.com/on/view.php?id=126822 I found an online photo of the grave site of the first Bruce of my line. Robert Bruce, 1788-1856 came over from 'London Derry' (As my grandfather put it) Ireland probably in 1823.

I also found Mary Bruce (nee Kennedy) http://canadianheadstones.com/on/view.php?id=126820 grave site. My grandfather has a correction in his Errata sheet for her death, it was indeed 1858. It's also the same design on headstone.

I also found a date match for one of his daughters, Mary Brown (nee Bruce).

http://www.canadianheadstones.com/on/view.php?id=126268

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