Madison County

GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC

VETERAN RECORD TRANSCRIPTION

Data added by transcriber in blue font

Veteran's Name: Bruce, John R

Father: Richard P. Bruce
Residence:  Father's nativity: born 1818, Kentucky; married 1841; died 01 Oct 1909
Occupation: Farmer Mother: Judith A. Keith
Date of birth: 07 Nov 1841 Mother's nativity: born Clark County, Kentucky; died 16 Jun 1876, age 55 or 65
Place of birth: Pennsylvania Wife:  Sarah Shaffer; born 1855, died 1908
Date of death: 15 Sep 1910 2nd wife: 
Place of death: Alliance, Nebraska 3rd wife: 
Place of burial: Blair Chapel Cemetery, St. Charles, Madison, Iowa  
Cause of death: 

Children

  Albert

  Charles

  Mrs. Elizabeth Crossley

War record
  Rank: Corporal Company: F Regiment: 4th
  State: Iowa Organization: Infantry
  Enlistment date: 21 Aug 1862
  Enlistment age: 21 (Vet) Residence: Madison County
  Mustered out: 
  Discharged: 
  Transfers: 
GAR membership
  Post name: Pitzer Date joined: 19 Feb 1886
  Post No.: 55 (117) Age at joining: 
  Place: Winterset Transfers: 
Sources: Roster Iowa Soldiers; Post 55 Desc Book: #117, age 41 in Feb 19, 1886 joined by cd from McCaslin Post, Kas
Notes: 

1. Burial records Madison County show: Francis M died 21 Jul 1918, age 74; Judith A died 16 Jun 1876, age 55; Richard F 1818 - 01 Oct 1909; 2nd wife of Richard P., Elizabeth M, b. 1825, died 02 Feb 1879; John R died 1910; Sarah b. 1855, died 1908

2. Iowa Census 1860, v. 90, p. 566 shows Richard P. farmer, age 42, born Ky.; Judith A, 38, born Ky; Francis M, 16, born Ill.; Mary J, 14; Georgia A, 12; Susan V, 10, born Ill; Robert S, 8; Caroline M, 6; Martha A, 4; and Henrietta, 2, born Iowa.

3. Iowa Census 1895 v. 363, p. 171 shows Richard P., age 76, born Ky, Elizabeth, 68, born Ohio; Clara M, 30, born Madison County, Iowa; Ruth Myrtle, 16, born Madison County, Iowa

4. Although this GAR record shows birth in Pennsylvania, all other vital records indicate he was born in Illinois.

 


Transcribed by Kent G. Transier 14 Sep 2005.
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