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Re: Solomon Bruce and Barney Redman

> 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.
If he moved in & out of the county he would not show up on that census.
Slaves were not named on early census.
For unknown reasons, there are many people who seem to be missing 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 ?
I have never questioned that. I certainly think that the Solomon BRUCE who is a VanMETER slave in VA,Hardy County is the same Solomon BRUCE who moves to PA,Greene-Co. My question has always been is whether the Solomon BRUCE who married Nellie LETT is the same one who was the slave of VanMETER ?

Following is the timeline I have for Solomon BRUCE.
For clarification purposes I have identified them as #1 & #2.
I am seeking any indication that #2 is the same person as #1.

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:
n=abt.1822 Margaret
n=abt.1830 Andrew Jackson.

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:
n=1840 Susan E.
n=1842 Martha E.
n=1844 Mary Louisa
n=1849 Andrew Harrison
n=abt.1851 George W.
n=abt.1854 Charles.

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:
blk n=VA 45 BRUCE #1 Solomon occ=labourer
mul n=VA 24 BRUCE Jane
mul n=VA 10 BRUCE Susan E.
mul n=VA 08 BRUCE Martha E.
mul n=VA 06 BRUCE Mary
mul n=VA 03 BRUCE Catherine
mul n=VA 01 BRUCE Andrew H.
mul n=VA 61 LITTLE Susan
mul n=VA 39 LITTLE Harriet.

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:
blk n=VA 51 BRUCE #1 Solomon occ=blacksmith value=$200
blk n=VA 18 BRUCE Susan
blk n=VA 17 BRUCE Martha E.
blk n=VA 15 BRUCE Mary L.
blk n=VA 13 BRUCE Eliza
blk n=VA 12 BRUCE Andrew
mul n=VA 10 BRUCE Rebecca
blk n=VA 09 BRUCE George W.
mul n=VA 06 BRUCE Charles
blk n=VA 73 LITTLE Susan.

> 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.

NICOLE

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