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Re: Solomon Bruce and Barney Redman
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> If there was another Solomon Bruce, where did he go?
> Why is he not in the census?
Well if he died he would not show up on the census.
> Why would the Solomon Bruce who came to Greene County have Jane's children with him?
I do not know why you harp on that ?
Following is the timeline I have for Solomon BRUCE.
1823 Solomon #1 BRUCE was one of the slaves freed by the Last Will of Abraham VanMETER of WVA,Hardy-Co. However he remained as a slave to VanMETER's widow Elizabeth until her death in 1840-1841.
Solomon #2 BRUCE m=bef.1824 Elenor=Ellen=Nellie LETT with children that I know of:
By about 1835 Mrs. Elenor=Ellen=Nellie (LETT) BRUCE remarried to Barnet REDMAN of VA,Hardy-Co & they eventually moved with her 2 BRUCE children to PA,Greene-Co.
1840 Census#6 of VA,Harrison-Co/Hardy-Co enumerated by Jared J. WILLIAMS for FPOC head of household Solomon BRUCE with 1M@24-35 & 2F@36-54 & 2F@10-24.
1840-1841 Upon the death of Mrs. Elizabeth VanMETER her Last Will freed Solomon #1 BRUCE.
Solomon #1 BRUCE m=bef.1841 Jane FISHER with children that I know of:
1850/10/17-22 Census for Black & Mulatto Individuals of WVA,Hardy-Co,district#23 enumerated by C. B. MULLINS line#49 dwelling#1245 family#1258:
1860/09/06 Census of PA,Greene-Co,Perry-Twp,Mt.Morris-PO enumerated by B. F. ARMSTRONG p54 line#14 dwelling#357 family#363:
> I had a copy of the Vanmeter will
Can you tell me the exact date of death or probate for the widow Elizabeth VanMETER ? This might help clarify who the 1840 census is of.
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