Submitted by Sue Rydberg Canavan
Update June 2004 Compiled and copyright by Sue Rydberg Canavan
[Sources are bracketed in italics] [Commentary/notes bracketed]
SWEM Library, Coll. of Wm and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Marriages Montgomery Co. KY bef. 1864 [Maybe p. 33].Reference to a will, p. 13. BRUTON, David 1845, Wife, Polly [White] [date is will date]
KY OBITUARIES 1787-1854: BRUTON, Capt. David d. 4 Sep 1847 OR [newspaper] 9/18
Capt David Bruton [and Polly White] are David Bruton’s parents according to Capt.’s will.
1804 Nov 18 KY Madison Co. Winchester. Birth to David BRUTON and Polly White.
[Bruton-White Marriage: Marriages Montgomery Co. KY bef. 1864]
[Birthday on paper inserted in Stevenson Family Bible. Written about 1900. Data
supported by Obituary in Columbia MO Statesman. 19 Apr 1872 “age 68 yrs”.]
Polly was twin sister of Priscilla "Siller" White who married Nathan Roberts. They were
founders of the Red Top Church after they moved from KY to Hallsville, MO.
Polly and Siller's parents were: Nathan and ???? White.
Descendent, Karrie Russell has a handwritten note, probably written by ? detailing this
data in 2003. Undocumented except for this source.
1828 Sept 23 KY Madison Co. Marriage to Rebecca Grant JACKSON.
Sutro Lib. Call #F183194 Clark Co. KY MARRIAGE Book 1793-1850 Bonds of Marriage p. 148 BRUTON, David and JACKSON, Rebekah dau. of Francis
T.[sic] JACKSON. consent; surety by Josiah A. Jackson [grandfather or uncle
!MARRIAGE: FHL AT SL CITY JAN 99 Call #F183194
Clark Co. KY MARRIAGE Book 1793-1850 Bonds of Marriage p. 148
BRUTON, David and JACKSON, Rebekah, dau. of Francis T.[sic] JACKSON. consent;
surety by Josiah A. Jackson [submitters note: see p. 303] Josiah is Rebecca’s grandfather
or possibly uncle.
1829 ca KY Madison Co. Baptized by Rev. John Raccoon Smith, evangelist.
[Obituary in Columbia MO Statesman. 19 Apr 1872 “;
!CHRISTENING: circa 1829. This estimate based on description in his obituary:
"... Soon after this,(his marriage in 1828) and during the great religious awakening which
spread through that state under the preaching of Stone and Smith, of Scott, Creath and
others, he and his wife joined what was then popularly known as the Reformation, more
properly and scripturally, the Christian church..."
1829 Jul 21 KY Birth of daughter, Nancy Willis Bruton
[m. Samuel Yeates 7 Mar 1848 Montgomery Co. KY]
[Original list of Bruton-Jackson Family by Sarah Grant Jackson Bruton ca 1900. All of
the children, Sarah’s siblings, are listed with birth dates and some with death dates.]
1830 Oct 13 KY Birth of daughter, Edith Anderson Bruton.
[m. Samuel M. Bruton 19 June 1849 Montgomery Co. KY. Double wedding with sister]
Married Samuel M. Stevinson. b. 30 Jan 1826. He is brother of James R. Stevenson and
She is sister of Sarah Grant Bruton. Therefore the Bruton Sisters married Stevenson
brothers. A California descendent remembers an "Uncle Sam" visiting and the family
saying they were Double Cousins which bears out these facts.
!BIRTH: 13 Oct. 1830 in Bruton Family Records compiled by her sister, Sarah
Grant Jackson Bruton Stevenson. Discrepancy: 1860 census infers birth year as
!MARRIAGE: Book F457 M74 W3 KY MARRIAGES, Montgomery Co. Before 1864
"On 29 June 1849, STEVENSON, Samuel M. to BRUTON, Edith A. by SMITH,
Rev. John aka Elder Raccoon John Smith who was in Montgomery Co. KY bet. 1817 and
9/1851. He first preached at Baptist Churches of Spencer Creek, Old Bethel and Grassy
Lick. He later embraced views of Alexander Campbell and preaches at Mt.
Sterling, Spencer, and Somerset CHRISTIAN CHURCHES".
Stevenson Family Bible records. 19 June 1849 to Samuel M. Stevinson. Marriage
date may be 9 June 1849.
US CENSUS, MISSOURI, 1860 Boone Co., Rocky Fork Township Film M653 Box 608
Dwelling next to #89 which is Samuel's parents, Isaac and Lucinda.
Dwelling #90, family #89.
STEPHENSON, S. M. 34, m. farmer $2000 real estate $1500 .personal b. KY [abt 1826]
Edith 28, f. b. KY [abt 1832]
John T. 7,m. b. MO [abt 1853]
Isaac 5,m. b. MO [abt 1855]
Israel 1 6/12 b, MO [abt 1858]
[Eventually they had 10 children – 7 boys and 3 girls]
1832 Nov 26 KY Birth of daughter, Kitty Ann “Kate” Bruton. Probably named after her
father’s sister, Kitty, who m. John Robinson in Madison Co. in 1814.
[m. William P. Hurt 19 June 1849 Montgomery Co. KY. Double wedding with sister,
!BIRTH: Stevenson Family Bible records. List of Bruton children of David Bruton and
Rebecca Grant Jackson. Written by one of 15 children, Sarah Grant Bruton Stevenson.
Also printed on formal invitation to her funeral.
!MARRIAGE: Printed Funeral announcement names her as wife of Prof. Wm. P. Hurt.
Also mentions family which infers children.
457 m74 Montgomery Co KY Marriages before 1864 by Hazel Boyd [?p77]
Catherine [sic] BRUTON [dau./David] m. Wm. P. HURT 19 June 1849 by Smith. Might
also be 9 June 1849. [this is Rev. John Smith, well known as" Elder Raccoon John"
Smith who first preached at Baptist churches but later embraced the views of Alexander
Campbell - Christian Church.
History of Boone Co. [MO] "They had 2 sons and 5 daughters." Obit. indicates she lost 4 daughters.
!DEATH: Printed funeral announcement lists birth and death dates and places. 14 Sept
1883 Columbia, Boone Co. MO
Mrs. Kate Hurt wife of Professor William P. Hurt.
Death notice sent to: Mrs. James Stevenson (Sarah Grant Bruton, her sister)
Roberts Island, California
!BURIAL: Printed announcement lists date of burial and services at the Christian Church
by Eld. J. W. Mountjoy, assisted by Eld. O. A. Carr.
1834 Jun 20 KY Birth of son, Samuel Jackson Bruton.
[m. Elizabeth Hicks 1 Dec 1853 Boone Co. MO]
!MARRIAGE: Stevenson Family Bible. "Samuel J. Bruton and Elizabeth Hicks was
married 1 Dec 1853." Also: Marriages, Boone Co. MO 1850-1872 #F508. 3 B 644 e 644
Ellis Library Columbia MO. by Evans and Thompson
BRUTON, Samuel J. and HICKS, Elizabeth on 1 Dec 1853. Columbia by T. M. Allen 1
!BIRTH: Family Records. Handwritten list of her siblings by Sarah Grant Jackson
1836 Jan 22 KY Birth of son, Israel Grant Bruton. [Died 1875. Unknown if married]
1838 Jan 9 KY Birth of son, James Grant Bruton.
[Probably married Julia Lawell Jackson. Thought to be first cousins.]
1840 Jan 5 KY Montgomery Co. Birth of daughter, Sarah Grant Jackson Bruton.
[m. James Robert Stevenson 27 Nov 1855, Centralia, Boone Co. MO]
See extensive data and CHRONOLOGY of James Robert Stevenson.
1842 Mar 11 & Aug 8 KY Montgomery Co. Birth and death of daughter, Polly Bruton.
1843 Jul 22 ??Birth of son, Absalom Robinson Bruton.
[Prob. Marriage to Annie Sutherland]
1845 Nov 7 KY Montgomery Co. Birth of daughter, Amanda Susan Bruton.
[m. William Hawkins Carpenter 11 Dec 1863 Boone Co. MO in double ceremony with
her cousin Rebecca Grant Bruton to James A. Jackson]
[Marriages Boone Co. MO 1821-1870]
1847 KY Montgomery Co. Death of father, Capt. David Bruton. [will 1845]
[KY Abstracts of Wills Montgomery Co. 1821-1854 by Hazel Boyd Mason.]
SWEM Library, Coll. of Wm and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Marriages Montgomery Co.
KY bef. 1864 [Maybe p. 33].Reference to a will, p. 13. BRUTON, David 1845, Wife,
Polly [White] [date is will date]
KY OBITUARIES 1787-1854: BRUTON, Capt. David d. 4 Sep 1847 OR
[newspaper] 9/18 Capt David Bruton [and Polly White] are David Bruton’s parents
according to Capt.’s will.
1847 Aug 28 KY Birth of daughter, Martha Bruton.
1849 Oct 20 KY Birth of son, David Bruton, Jr.
1850 KY Montgomery Co. US Census w/wife, 7 children, 2 laborers.
Next to Isaac STEVINSON and family whose 2 daughters m. 2 Bruton sons.
1850 Jan 8 KY Death of daughter, Martha Bruton. [prob. Mont. Co.]
1851 Nov 10 KY Death of daughter Nancy Willis Bruton Yeates. [prob. Mont. Co.]
1852 Mar 1 KY? Birth of son, William F. Jackson Bruton.
[married Nannie Hawkins] undocumented.
1852 Fall MO Boone Co. Move from Montgomery Co. KY [David Bruton’s obituary]
1854 Feb 18 MO Boone Co. Birth of daughter, Lucia Jackson Bruton
[m. George William Murphey, prob. Oakdale CA abt. 1881]
18?? MO Boone Co. Delegate to the State Democratic Convention.
[Columbia MO Statesman Index to news articles.]
1856 Feb 6 MO Boone Co. Birth of last child, son, Philip Bruton.
[married Nancy Gilstrap] Undocumented.
1857, 58, 62 MO Boone Co. County Court Judge – elected.
[Columbia MO Statesman Index to news articles.]
1860 Sept. MO Boone Co. US CENSUS age 55
US CENSUS 1860 BOONE CO. MO, Rocky Fork Township, Columbia Post Office.
Film M653. Page 659 (aka p. 23) Dwelling #169, Family # 165
BRUTON David, m age 55, farmer, Real estate $10,000 pers. $7500, b. KY
Rebecca G. f. age 46 b. KY
Israel G. m. age 21 b. KY
James m. age 22 b. KY
Absalom m. age 17 in school b. KY
Amanda S. f. age 14 in school b. KY
David m. age 10 in school b. KY
Wm. F. J. m age 8 in school b. KY
Lucy f. age 6 in school b. MO
Phillip m. age 4 b. MO
NOTE: DAVID AND REBECCA'S OTHER CHILDREN who are not in this 1860 census with family]
Sarah G. is married to James R. Stevinson. in same township and county.
Edith A. is married to Samuel M. Stevinson. In same " " "
Nancy Willis, was married to Yeates, is dead. [Yeates and children, if any, prob. in KY]
Samuel Jackson Bruton is married to Elizabeth Hicks;. same township and county.
Kate Bruton is married to Wm P. Hurt. [res. most likely in Columbia, Boone Co. MO
James Bruton whereabouts unknown.
Polly and Martha Bruton died in infancy.
1858 June 11 MO Boone Co. Columbia Statesman article
“Delegate to American party Danville Nominating Convention.”
1870 CA Visit by David and Rebecca Bruton and Isaac and Lucinda Stevinson to their children in CA
[Columbia Statesman article]
1870 CA San Joaquin Co. O’Neal Township US CENSUS
Found with Isaac and Lucinda Stevinson, and their grandson, George B. Stevinson, next
door to their CA children: Sarah Bruton Stevenson and her family, and Samuel Jackson
Bruton and his family.
1871 MO Boone Co. Pallbearer at T. M. Allen’s funeral. Allen was minister who married James
Robert and Sarah Grant Jackson Stevenson. [Columbia Statesman p.2 col. 3]
1872 Apr 9 MO Boone Co. Hickman.[nr. Hallsville] Death by wagon accident.
[19 Apr. Columbia Statesman p 2, col. 7 and 8.]
1872 Apr MO Boone Co. Hallsville. Burial in Red Top Church Cemetery.
[Columbia Statesman obituary, 19 Apr. 1872 p.2/7 and 8.] Visual verification of grave at
Red Top cemetery. Family records inserted in Stevenson Family Bible.
1873 MO Boone Co. Near Stephen’s Station. David Bruton, Jr. died of smallpox
[Columbia Statesman p.3 col. 6.]
1875 MO Boone Co. Hallsville Atlas p. 33. D. Bruton 15 acres Sect 1. Town 50N Range 12W
[upper right hand corner.] p. 87 Map of Hickman: Shows part of property of D. Bruton
SW to E; Border on Paris road at Kelley, Edgin and Conley Streets.
1876 Apr 7 MO Boone Co. Final Settlement of Will [Columbia Statesman p.4 col. 3]
1882 MO – Elder Philip Bruton gone to CA with his mother. [Rebecca Grant Jackson Bruton]
David Bruton: Further and expanded documentation.
!BIRTH: Date and place on paper inserted in Stevenson Family Bible. Written about 1900. Data supported by obituary in Columbia MO Statesman. 19 Apr 1872 “age 68 yrs”. 1860 US Census, Boone Co. MO “age 55” in Sept 1860. (age 56 in Nov.) Tombstone lists birth date as 19 Nov. 1804.
!DEATH: Death notice and Obituary, Columbia MO Statesman 19 Apr 1872 p2 col.7,8.
"On April 9, 1872, at Hickman, Boone county, Mr. DAVID BRUTON, Sr., in the 68th year of his age. He had gone with his wagon to the depot for a load of goods, which he was to convey to Hallsville, a distant near a mile. While adjusting the boxes, he lost his footing and fell across the tongue of the wagon and against the heels of his horses, which taking fright ran, dragging him some distance, and finally crushed him under the wheels of the loaded wagon. Medical aid was called promptly, but he was found to be fatally injured, and died in about two hours. His funeral services were held the following day, with the Red Top church, of which he was a member, in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing and sympathizing relatives and friends, and his remains interred in the beautiful cemetery grounds connected with the church. Peace to his memory and repose to his ashes till the Angel shall sound the knell of which shall have no noon and no night.
The deceased was a native of Madison county, KY., where he was married in
1828 to Rebecca Jackson, who survives him. Soon after this, and during the
great religious awakening which spread through that state under the preaching
of Stone and Smith, of Scott, Creath and others, he and his wife joined what
was them popularly known as the Reformation, more properly and scripturally,
the Christian church. In the fall of 1852, he moved with his family to Boone
county, Mo., and settled near Hallsville, in the vicinity of which he resided
at the time of his death.
David Bruton was no ordinary man. Possessed of vigorous native intellect, of sound judgment, and of strong moral and religious convictions, he exerted a large influence over his fellowmen. Upright and honorable to the last degree, in his dealings with the world, he had the confidence of all; truthful and frank in his intercourse with men, his counsel was sought and his judgment relied on; sociable and hospitable by nature, his house was the favorite resort of a large circle of friends; kind and benevolent of heart, he was ever the friend of the poor and needy, for more than forty years an exemplary and honored member of the church, the graces of the Spirit, love, joy, peace, goodness and fidelity - shed their luster over a life of more than ordinary benevolence and purity. Good man! he has gone to his rest and reward, and though the thought that we shall greet him no more in the flesh, pains our hearts, we say, in faith and hope, "Father, they will be done." To his numerous friends, we say, Imitate his virtues. To his frail and stricken widow, and his grieving sons and daughters, we say, Trust God and look up: 'he is not dead but sleepeth.' He cannot return to you but you may go to him. J.K.R
N.B. Richmond, Winchester and Mt. Sterling, KY, papers, please copy."[Note: KY papers]
BURIAL: Columbia MO obituary, 19 Apr. 1872 p.2/7 and 8. Visual verification of grave at Red Top cemetery. Family records inserted in [CA] Stevenson Family Bible. Written before 1900.