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Alice “Ally” Capper Bruner

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 21 Mar 1859 (aged 79–80)
Gore, Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 121471238 · View Source
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Ally inherited her grandfather John's household goods in his will which was executed in 1808.

Ally received a half-pay pension of $4 per month under the Act of 1816, beginning August 28, 1816, based on the War of 1812 service of her husband Jacob. There was another Act of February 3, 1853, which replaced the 1816 Act. Under the 1853 Act, she was eventually granted a Pension Certificate, and $3.50 per month. But to get it, in January, 1854, she was required to prove her marriage, hire a lawyer to prove Jacob's death, and file affidavits from Felix Good, Peter Groves, and Frederick Spaid, to the effect that Jacob Bruner never returned from military duty. The government knew that he died on December 22, 1814, yet his widow had to prove he was dead 40 years later. This pension expired February 3, 1858.

In the 1850 census, Ally Grove, female age 71, is listed in the household of Peter Grove, farmer age 72, with Peter's daughter Emily age 31. Ally may have been in a common-law relationship with Peter. If she remarried she would not have qualified for a pension.

Ally is probably buried in the Capper Cemetery. However, Felix Good, her neighbor, had his own cemetery on White Pine Ridge, and she may be buried there.

Ally and Jacob had several children but Delilah Bruner, who married Joseph Lockmiller in 1828, seems to be the only one who survived childhood.


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  • Created by: L Winslow
  • Added: 9 Dec 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 121471238
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alice “Ally” Capper Bruner (1779–21 Mar 1859), Find A Grave Memorial no. 121471238, ; Maintained by L Winslow (contributor 46875728) Unknown.