This pair of pioneers were the parents of nine children, nearly all of whom grew to maturity and reared families, whose members have, as a precious legacy, the good name and fame of the patriarch William Bruce. All but three are now deceased, viz: George, who for the past fifty-three years has lived in Indianapolis; Washington and James, residents of Preble county. The eldest of the family, Hannah, married Jacob Spacht; Charles, the second child, born January 15, 1796, married Eliza Lease; Hardin was born July 1, 1798. He married for his first wife Jane Cook, and for his second Susannah Danforth (Swihort). Mary (familiarly called Polly) was first married to James Holliday, and after his death, to Levin T. McCabe; George, born July 27, 1802, married Dove Regan; John L., born November 4, 1804, died unmarried; Washington, born in 1809, married Sarah Redmond; James and Alexander, twins, were born April 15, 1815. The latter died in infancy, and the former is now living in Washington township.
Francis married William Bruce about 1791 in Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA. (William Bruce was born on 20 Sep 1762 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA, died in 1832 in Eaton, Preble Co, OH and was buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, Preble County, Ohio.)
Ohio Genealogy Express, <i>Preble County Biographies</i> (www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com : accessed 14 Sep 2011).