Bruce (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of March 24, 2021:

  • Recruiting additional direct male-line George Bruce descendants for NGS/WGS SNP testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact Raymond T. Wing (email: wing.genealogist AT gmail DOT com)

Still to do as of March 24, 2021

  • NGS/WGS test multiple Bruce descendants to firmly place family clade as well as discover any subclades unique to descendants lines


First Generation

George Bruce was born Woburn 20 Sep 1703, son of Joseph Bruce & Hannah ____. He died Grafton 20 Jul 1794. George married Mendon 11 Jul 1727 Abigail Samson and they had four children (born Mendon): Joseph (c1730), George (1732), Abigail (c1737) and Elizabeth (c1740).

Second Generation

Joseph Bruce was born Mendon about 1730 and died Grafton 15 May 1799 "in 70th yr." He married Groton 23 Jan 1755 Elizabeth Farnsworth and they had one child (born Mendon): Simon (1756).

George Bruce (II) was born Mendon 22 Feb 1732 and died Leicester 3 May 1788 "ae 56." He married Mendon 30 Mar 1758 Hannah Lovett and they had ten children (first 8 born Mendon, last 2 Rutland): Artemas (1759 n.f.r.), Phinehas (1762), Mary (1764-1766), Hannah (1766), George (1768 unm.), Martha "Patty" (1771), Abigail (1773), Stephen (1775 unm.), William (1778) and Charles (1781).

DNA Results R1a-Y100234

Previous testing

The Bruce DNA Project Group: R-M512 (1) documents the Haplogroup of this Bruce family as: R1a-M417>PF6162>Z283>Z282>Y2395>Z289>Z284>Z288>Z287>CTS8401>Z281>S5096>S3227>S5162>YP1208>S7680>Y11546>YP6267>FT60163>Y100234

NGS/WGS testing

NGS/WGS testing of descendants of George Bruce would identify the haplogroup for the family and possibly define subclades for descendants.

External Links and References

  • Sherman, Robert Moody and Ruth Wilder Sherman (edited by Robert S. Wakefield), Mayflower Families through Five Generations... vol. 20 (Samson) part 1 (First four generations) General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA 2000