Polly Bruce

Polly Bruce

Charlotte County, Virginia, USA
Death 9 Sep 1889 (aged 84–85)
Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Burial Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Plot Section 25, Lot 2
Memorial ID 118759051 · View Source
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Polly Bruce was born into slavery in 1804. She gave birth to three children by her owner, Lemuel Bruce, in Prince Edward County, VA. When he died, she became the property of his daughter, Rebecca Bruce, who shortly thereafter married Pettus Perkinson. Polly gave birth to eight more children, the oldest of which was Blanche Kelso Bruce. It is presumed that he is the son of Perkinson. Blanche (B.K.) became the first African-American to serve a full term as a United States Senator. Polly died as a free woman in 1889 while living in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Polly Bruce is my 3x great-grandmother.

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  • Created by: Denessia Swanegan
  • Added: 15 Oct 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 118759051
  • Denessia Swanegan
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Polly Bruce (1804–9 Sep 1889), Find a Grave Memorial no. 118759051, citing Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Denessia Swanegan (contributor 47144311) .