Bruce, John Helvey
Bruce, John Helvey a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Montgomery County, Virginia, February 2, 1817. He emigrated with his parents to Miami County, Ohio, in early life; received a careful religious training; experienced conversion at the age of fifteen; soon after received license to exhort; was licensed to preach in 1835; and in 1836 joined the Indiana Conference, in which he labored with faithfulness and success until his decease, August 23, 1854. Mr. Bruce was manly and courageous; sound and clear in theology; zealous and pathetic as a preacher; affectionate and devoted as a friend. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1854, page 447.