Historical Rosters Database
Alexander BruceRoster ID 353
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1854|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Alexander Bruce, Class of 1854: Genealogy: Born- May 16, 1833, in "Berry Hill" Halifax Co., Virginia. Father- James Coles Bruce, b. Halifax Co; Mother- Eliza Douglas, b. Greensville Co., VA. Paternal Grandfather- James Bruce of Halifax, Co.; Paternal Grandmother- Sallie Coles. Maternal Grandparents: unknown. Married- In 1855, Mary Evelyn Anderson (died 1916), daughter of Judge Francis Thomas Anderson (b. Botetourt Co. 1808, died Lexington, Rockbridge Co., 1887) and Mary Ann Alexander (b. 1806 Rockbridge Co., died 1881 Lexington); sister of William A. Anderson who lived in Lexington, VA. Children of Alexander and Mary living circa 1910: 1- Walter Coles Bruce; 2- Malcolm G. Bruce; 3- Ellen Bruce Crane. VMI Record: Matriculated July 24, 1850 from Halifax Co.; graduated July 1854, standing 13th of 14 graduates. Military Record: Civil War; C.S.A. reserves. Due to physical problems could not join army, but raised provisions on his farm for use by military. Career: Planter/farmer. Death: Oct. 5, 1906, at "Berry Hill" Halifax Co., Va.|