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Benjamin Walker Bruce

  • Birth 25 Dec 1799 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 12 Jul 1861 Shelby County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Windsor, Shelby County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 59413454

Benjamin W. Bruce was one of the early settlers in the Sand Creek area, having arrived around 1829-30. The family located on section 28 of Windsor township and then moved to section 22 where they remained. Benjamin was married twice - first to Rachel Puckett and then to Mary Elizabeth Tull. Benjamin & Rachel had two children: William Madison Bruce & Mary Jane Bruce Baker. He & Elizabeth had at least nine children. Benjamin & Elizabeth are buried in the Bruce Cemetery, which is also on Section 22, Windsor Twp. His birth date is calculated from his death date and age at time of death.

Other children:
Nellie Emaline Bruce Harris(1829-1904)
James William Bruce(1831-1879)
Lucy Caroline Bruce Robison(1840-1902)
Benjamin W Bruce(1842-1857

Family Members


Benjamin W. Bruce
July 12, 1861
61Ys, 6Ms, & 12Ds

Gravesite Details There is a tombstone in Bruce Cemetery, thanks to the restoration by Greg & Faye Bennett. According to the very clear inscription, his birth date would calculate to have been Dec 30, 1799.





  • Created by: V. Freemon
  • Added: 30 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59413454
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Walker Bruce (25 Dec 1799–12 Jul 1861), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59413454, citing Bruce Cemetery, Windsor, Shelby County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by V. Freemon (contributor 47004352) .