Descendants of John Bruce

by

Rick Settle, Bruce Family Members, and Keith Bobbitt

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The pictures in this file came from my mom, Hazel  Malvina Bruce Bobbitt.  Therefore, they are dated sometime before 1976.  Some family members, of course, had not been born yet and some had already passed away.  Not all family members are pictured below.

 

Generation No. 1

As of September, 2001, this is as far back as we can trace the tree.  The Bruce name goes back much further than what we have here.

1. JOHN1 BRUCE was born in Tennessee, and died 1882. He married MAHALA MAYS. She was born in Tennessee, and died 1909.

Notes for JOHN BRUCE:

This John and Mahala Bruce may have been the one's listed on the 1870 and 1880 Census records of Simpson County, Kentucky. If so, there are several older children not accounted for here. Rick Settle.

 

Children of JOHN BRUCE and MAHALA MAYS are:

2. i. ROBERT E. LEE2 BRUCE, b. August 20, 1867, Kentucky; d. June 18, 1949, Greenville, Kentucky.

ii. ALICE BRUCE, b. 1869.

iii. CHARLES BRUCE, b. 1873.

iv. JOHN BRUCE, b. 1875.

v. MARY BRUCE, b. 1877.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. ROBERT E. LEE2 BRUCE (JOHN1) was born August 20, 1867 in Kentucky, and died June 18, 1949 in Greenville, Kentucky. He married MINNIE DELL RAGER April 20, 1893 in Todd County, Kentucky, daughter of HARRELL RAGER and DIANNA MAYHAN. She was born 1876 in Todd County, Kentucky, and died 1938 in Kentucky.

Notes for ROBERT E. LEE BRUCE:

The names of Robert E. Lee Bruce's parents, John Bruce and Haley Mayes, were taken from a copy of his death certificate. Rick Settle.

The information was provided by Archie Bruce, son of Robert E. Lee and Minnie Bruce. Robert E. Lee Bruce is buried in Heltsley's Cemetery in Clifty, Todd County, Kentucky. Rick Settle.

For clarification.  This Archie Bruce was my grandfather and the father of Archie Robert Bruce, Jr. who married Sandra Tabb. Keith Bobbitt

Below are pictures of Robert E. Lee Bruce and his wife Minnie Dell Rager

    

 

 

More About ROBERT E. LEE BRUCE:

Burial: Heltsley's Cemetery, Clifty, Todd County, Kentucky

 

Children of ROBERT BRUCE and MINNIE RAGER are:

3. i. ARCHIE ROBERT3 BRUCE, b. February 21, 1900, Todd County, Kentucky; d. September 21, 1970, Greenville, Kentucky.

ii. ALBERT SIDNEY BRUCE, b. 1893, Todd County, Kentucky; d. 1916.

4. iii. VIOLA MAE BRUCE, b. 1897, Todd County, Kentucky; d. 1929, Owensboro, Kentucky.

iv. CLARENCE L. BRUCE, b. 1907, Todd County, Kentucky; d. 1926.

v. CLEMENTINE BRUCE, b. 1908, Todd County, Kentucky.

vi. EULA MAE BRUCE, b. April 05, Todd County, Kentucky; m. (1) CHARLIE FARBER, Abt. 1930; m. (2) JOE SNYDER, Aft. 1950; b. October 18.

vii. EDGAR BRUCE, b. Aft. 1910, Todd County, Kentucky.

Below is a picture of Hazel Bruce Bobbitt, Mary Pearl Brown Bruce, Edgar Bruce, and Erie Bruce Warner

 

Below is a picture of Joe Snyder and Eula Mae Bruce Farber Snyder

 

Below is a picture of Archie Bruce and Mary Pearl Brown Bruce

(alias Grandpa and Grandma :)

Generation No. 3

 

3. ARCHIE ROBERT3 BRUCE (ROBERT E. LEE2, JOHN1) was born February 21, 1900 in Todd County, Kentucky, and died September 21, 1970 in Greenville, Kentucky. He married MARY PEARL BROWN December 26, 1921 in Todd County, Kentucky. She was born April 09, 1903 in Todd County, Kentucky, and died March 21, 1991.

More About ARCHIE ROBERT BRUCE:

Burial: Heltsley's Cemetery, Clifty, Todd County, Kentucky

More About MARY PEARL BROWN:

Burial: Heltsley's Cemetery, Clifty, Todd County, Kentucky

Below is another  picture of Archie Bruce and Mary Pearl Brown Bruce

 

Children of ARCHIE BRUCE and MARY BROWN are:

5. i. HAZEL MALVINA4 BRUCE, b. November 08, 1924, Drakesboro, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky; d. October 06, 1976, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

ii. EARL B. BRUCE, b. October 20, 1922, Beech Creek, Kentucky; d. August 09, 1932, Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky.

More About EARL B. BRUCE:

Burial: Heltsley's Cemetery, Clifty, Todd County, Kentucky

6. iii. MINNIE AUDELINE BRUCE, b. May 25.

7. iv. BETTYE (SALLY) BRUCE, b. September 18.

8. v. ALICE FAYE BRUCE, b. December 03, 1934.

9. vi. CHERRY DIMPLE BRUCE, b. May 25, 1937, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

10. vii. ARCHIE ROBERT BRUCE, JR., b. March 26, 1943.

11. viii. DONALD RAY "NORMAN" BRUCE, b. October 18.

12. ix. JAMES EDWARD BRUCE, b. June 18, 1945, Drakesboro, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

13. x. ERIE LEE BRUCE, b. March 31, 1930, Drakesboro, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

 

4. VIOLA MAE3 BRUCE (ROBERT E. LEE2, JOHN1) was born 1897 in Todd County, Kentucky, and died 1929 in Owensboro, Kentucky. She married HENRY EUTHER SETTLE, SR. Abt. 1920 in Todd County, Kentucky, son of JAMES SETTLE and LIZZIE MCGEHEE. He was born September 11, 1900 in Todd County, Kentucky, and died March 16, 1984 in Owensboro, Kentucky.

 

Children of VIOLA BRUCE and HENRY SETTLE are:

i. ROBERT EARL4 SETTLE, b. August 18, 1921.

ii. U. J. SETTLE, b. August 06, 1924, Owensboro, Kentucky; m. IONE GROVES, Kentucky; b. Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

iii. HENRY EUTHER SETTLE, JR., b. May 19, 1926.

iv. BILLY LEON SETTLE, b. February 09, 1929.

Below is a picture of Hazel Bruce Bobbitt and Kenneth Bobbitt, Ione Groves Settle and U. J. Settle taken on Green River bridge, Livermore, Kentucky.

Generation No. 4

 

5. HAZEL MALVINA4 BRUCE (ARCHIE ROBERT3, ROBERT E. LEE2, JOHN1) was born November 08, 1924 in Drakesboro, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, and died October 06, 1976 in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. She married LEYBURN KENNETH BOBBITT October 19, 1942 in Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, son of ROY BOBBITT and MARY BYERS. He was born January 06, 1913 in Bevier, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, and died June 24, 1997 in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

More About HAZEL MALVINA BRUCE:

Burial: October 10, 1976, Methodist Church Cemetery, Island, McLean County, Kentucky

More About LEYBURN KENNETH BOBBITT:

Burial: June 27, 1997, Methodist Church Cemetery, Island, McLean County, Kentucky

Below is a picture of Leyburn Kenneth Bobbitt and Hazel Malvina Bruce Bobbitt taken in East Alton, Illinois, about 1943.

Below is another picture of Kenneth, Hazel, and Keith taken in front of Grandma Bruce's house, Drakesboro, Kentucky

 

 

Child of HAZEL BRUCE and LEYBURN BOBBITT is:

14. i. KEITH BARD5 BOBBITT, b. April 18, 1943, East Alton, Illinois.

 

6. MINNIE AUDELINE4 BRUCE (ARCHIE ROBERT3, ROBERT E. LEE2, JOHN1) was born May 25. She married (1) RICHARD EDWARD LEE April 10, 1944 in Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. He died September 10, 1971. She married (2) THOMAS WORRELL May 05, 1952 in Maryland. He was born November 03.

Below is a picture of Don Compton, Gayle Lee Compton, Tom Worrell, Audie Worrell, Archie Bruce, Pearl Bruce, and Jon Compton.  Other little Comptons came along later.

 

Child of MINNIE BRUCE and RICHARD LEE is:

15. i. GAYLE5 LEE, b. September 21, 1946, Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

 

7. BETTYE (SALLY)4 BRUCE (ARCHIE ROBERT3, ROBERT E. LEE2, JOHN1) was born September 18. She married (1) DON PHILLIPS. He was born August 04. She married (2) PAUL DAVIS.

Below is a picture of Gary, Don, Larry, Debbie, and Bettye Phillips taken March, 1967 in Hazel's house.

 

Children of BETTYE BRUCE and DON PHILLIPS are:

i. GARY5 PHILLIPS, b. April 14.

ii. LARRY PHILLIPS, b. May 24.

iii. DEBBIE PHILLIPS, b. January 17.

 

8. ALICE FAYE4 BRUCE (ARCHIE ROBERT3, ROBERT E. LEE2, JOHN1) was born December 03, 1934. She married DELBERT EUGENE SPARKS October 28, 1950. He was born October 09, 1927.

Below is a picture of The Sparks Family taken at Erie Warner's house, 1966.  Debbie, Alice, Delbert, Mike, Tony and Esther.

 

Children of ALICE BRUCE and DELBERT SPARKS are:

16. i. DEBRA FAYE5 SPARKS, b. January 13, 1952.

17. ii. ESTHER LEE SPARKS, b. February 24, 1954.

18. iii. MICHAEL EDWARD SPARKS, b. August 25, 1955.

19. iv. ANTHONY EUGENE SPARKS, b. February 20, 1960.

 

9. CHERRY DIMPLE4 BRUCE (ARCHIE ROBERT3, ROBERT E. LEE2, JOHN1) was born May 25, 1937 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. She married JAMES L. BREWER December 28, 1955 in Springfield, Tennessee. He was born November 22, 1934.

Below is a picture of Cherrie Bruce Brewer (holding baby) and the rest of The Brewer Family.

 

Children of CHERRY BRUCE and JAMES BREWER are:

20. i. PATRICIA ANN5 BREWER, b. August 08, 1959, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.

21. ii. SHIRLEY SUE BREWER, b. October 18, 1962, Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

22. iii. THERESA JANE BREWER, b. January 28, 1965, Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

23. iv. JAMES L. BREWER, JR., b. April 29, 1970, Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

 

10. ARCHIE ROBERT4 BRUCE, JR. (ARCHIE ROBERT3, ROBERT E. LEE2, JOHN1) was born March 26, 1943. He married SANDRA TABB. She was born May 26, 1946.

Below is a picture of The Archie Bruce, Jr. Family

 

Children of ARCHIE BRUCE and SANDRA TABB are:

i. LISA5 BRUCE, b. January 09, 1966.

ii. CINDY BRUCE, b. March 23, 1968.

 

11. DONALD RAY "NORMAN"4 BRUCE (ARCHIE ROBERT3, ROBERT E. LEE2, JOHN1) was born October 18. He married GILDA DAVILA. She was born September 01, 1935, and died August 15, 1973 in Ceiba, Puerto Rico.

Below is a picture of The Donald Bruce Family

 

Child of DONALD BRUCE and GILDA DAVILA is:

i. DONALD ROBERT5 BRUCE, JR., b. April 12, 1968, Puerto Rico; d. September 1970, Puerto Rico.

More About DONALD ROBERT BRUCE, JR.:

Burial: September 1970, Puerto Rico

 

12. JAMES EDWARD4 BRUCE (ARCHIE ROBERT3, ROBERT E. LEE2, JOHN1) was born June 18, 1945 in Drakesboro, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. He married KAREN JO RAGER. She was born October 25, 1949 in Drakesboro, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

Below is a picture of The James Bruce Family.  Scott came along later.

 

Children of JAMES BRUCE and KAREN RAGER are:

24. i. PENNY RAE5 BRUCE, b. February 15, 1969, Drakesboro, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

25. ii. SCOTT EDWARD BRUCE, b. August 10, 1971, Beechmont, Kentucky.

 

13. ERIE LEE4 BRUCE (ARCHIE ROBERT3, ROBERT E. LEE2, JOHN1) was born March 31, 1930 in Drakesboro, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. She married ROBERT LEE WARNER August 29, 1959. He was born June 08, 1929 in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

Below is a picture of Erie, Karen, and Bob Warner

 

Child of ERIE BRUCE and ROBERT WARNER is:

i. KAREN CHRISTINE5 WARNER, b. December 18, 1964.

 

This is the end of the picture file.