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From: Pat Kyser <>
Subject: Re: [TRACEY-BALTIMORECOUNTY-MD] Erasmus Tracy
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 03:17:30 -0600
THanks so much for your long and full reply. It is going to take some
time to digest it.
On Nov 26, 2007, at 10:43 PM, lee wrote:
> I would seem that Erasmus belongs to the Tracey clan in Montgomery
> Co., MD
> The progenitor of this group seems to be William Tracey and
> Lorando, there
> are a number of TRACY/TRACEYs there in the mid to late 1700s which
> I have
> not found evidence to figure out who belongs to who.
> in Frederick (Todays Montgomery) Co. seems to start with William
> Tracey (d.
> between 9 Sept 1755 and 31 Oct 1755) m. Lorando ? (d. between 29
> Sept 1772
> and 15 Dec 1772). Their children:
> i. James (heir at law of father's estate) In 1769 James Tracey,
> planter conveyed to Absolom Tracey 60 acres "Tracey's Desire"
> located on
> Capt John's Run in Frederick Co.
> ii. William Jr. (b. ca. 1723) m. Eleanor (Wallace?, the Will of
> Wallace of Frederick Co MD dtd 1 April 1758, proved 19 May 1759 names
> daughter Eleanore Tresey) ). In 1776 Census in the North West
> Hundred of
> Frederick Co. with children Philip, Eleanor, and James. (Will of
> Wallace dated 9 Sept 1755, proved 31 Oct 1755 (to son James the
> he himself formerly settled incl. 100 acres of land to begin at the
> line of
> Bomar Bruces land and made to the south side of the Branch also a ring
> worth 20 sh. To 3 daughters Elizabeth Boldstone, Ann Mason, and
> Trecey, to each a ring worth 20 sh. As I have made provisions for
> them and
> also my son James, to dau Sarah Thomason mullato Gabrell until he
> comes of
> 21 and 2100 # tob. Wife Frances, son Nathaniel, son William 5 daughts
> Martha, Margaret, Mary, Frances, and Barbara Wallace tract of 239
> "Boldsotne's discovery" )
> i. William (b. 1751) m. Elizabeth (b. 1756) maybe married Mary
> Scissell (9/18/1777) listed in 1776 Census Prince Georges and St
> James Parishes
> ii. Philip (b. 1757) m. Mary Thrasher, son (apparently the
> Philip b.
> 1755 who served in the "Flying Corps" as a private in the state
> during the Revolutionary War. Philip Tracy b. 1755 in Montgomery
> Co MD
> filed a pension appplication in Washington DC 6 Aug 1832, served in
> the MD
> line. (S11581).
> i. Thomas b. 12 Aug 1800, Prince Georges Parish.
> iii. Eleanor Wallace (b. 1759) m. John
> Conner 5
> Dec 1778
> iv. James (b. 1766)
> iii. Alexander (Alexander Tracey is in the 1771-1772 Rent Rolls of
> Frederick Co., Md with a note that says "man in Carolina") Alexander
> purchased in 1764 50 acres in Frederick Co., called "Harpers
> Folly". Alexander Tracey recorded a deed on 12 Dec 1764, made 4
> Dec. with
> Francis Harper of Frederick County, for 25 pounds sells parcel called
> "Harpers Folly" beginning at Muddy Branch, Metes & Bounds given for 50
> acres, signed by mark, Francis Harper before Andrew Heugh, Chas
> Jones. Mary the wife of Francis Harper released dower.
> iv. Katrine m. Henry Chamberlain
> i. William Chamberlain
> v. Rebecca m. ? Locker
> TRACY, Charles (1759-1834). Private, 3rd Co., Middle Bn., Militia,
> Sep.,1777 (Ref: M-196, T-5:38). Private, 7th class, 2nd Co., Middle
> Militia, July 15, 1780 (Ref: M-201). Took the Oathe of Allegiance
> the Hon. William Deakins, Jr. before March 3, 1778 in Montgomery
> Cty, MD.
> He applied for pension (S31437) in Clark County,KY on July 11, 1832,
> stating that he was born in Nov., 1759 on Cabin John Creek in
> County, MD (later Montgomery County)., and lived there at the time of
> enlistment. He served as a substitue for Mordecai Oxford under Capt.
> Nathaniel Pigman and Capt. Thomas Beall in the Maryland line, and
> participated in the Battles of Germantown and Paoli. He also served
> on the
> western frontier near Pittsburg and was
> discharged at Fort Lawrence. In 1781 he served again under Capt.
> and guarded at Fort Frederick, Maryland. He also stated he once
> lived with
> Col. John Beall at his quarters on the Potomac River, and then
> moved to
> Fayette County,KY. He married Sarah Noe, daughter of Peter Noe.
> Other Tracy
> family members who took the Oathe of Fidelity at the same time include
> Alexander, Philip, & William. Charles died on March 19, 1834.
> A William Tracey in PG Co is listed as marrying 15 Nov 1804 Elizabeth
> Also in 1776 Census In the North West Hundred (of Frederick County)
> Tracy family of
> William age 53
> Eleanor age 53
> Philip age 19
> Elnor age 17
> James age 10.
> Also in St. James and Prince Georges Parish:
> William Tracy age 26
> Elizabeth age 20.
> In Prince Georges Parish find a baptism record of Thomas Tracy b.
> Aug 12, 1800
> son of Philip and Mary Tracy..
> Prince Georges Co. Marriages:
> Eleanor Wallace Tracey to John Conner Dec 5 1778.
> William Tracy and Mary Scissell married 18 Sept 1777
> Ann Tracey married 8 April 1831 William Webster
> Ann Elizabeth Tracey m. Cicinatius Fairo 5 Nov 1856.
> Montgomery County Wills:
> Evan Jones dated 4 Nov 1781 proved 7 Oct 1782
> names wife Ann Jones. Sons: Nathan and Evan Jones. Daughters:
> Sarah Ball
> wife of James, Eleanor Tracey, and Dorcas Chambers.
> Will of William Thrasher dated 1795, proved 22 Jan 1810 named wife
> Margaret, daughter Mary Tracy wife of Philip Tracy.
> Wm Tracy witnessed the will of Hugh Green on 21 Jan 1802
> Wm Tracy witnessed the will of William Willet 8 Feb 1785.
> The debts of the estate of a Lawerence Owen, apparently dated March
> and filed in Frederick Co. lists: Alexander Tracey, Jacob Tracey,
> Tracey, Timothy Tracey, William Tracey, and Pearce Tracy. (from
> Inventories of Perogative Court of Maryland 1724-1727).
> Land Records PG/Frederick/Montgomery Co.,
> "Tracey's Desire" :
> 1742 "Tracey's Desire" granted to William Tracey for 60 acres,
> land being
> in Prince George's county, now in Frederick County (Montgomery)
> . SRC: Arthur Tracey
> 1743 "Tracey's Desire", 60 acres in Prince George's County is
> shown as
> being owned by Teague Tracy in 1743 SRC: Edward West
> 1769 James Tracy, planter, conveyed to Absolom Tracy in Frederick
> "Tracy's Desire", 60 acres on Cabin John Run in 1769.
> 1783 Walter S. Greenfield "Tracey's Desire" 20
> acres. SRC: Montgomery Co., MD tax list 1783, Middle Potomoc, Lower
> Potomoc, Georgetown Hundred.
> Jacob Tracy listed as residents of Frederick County, Maryland 1762
> with Alexander Tracy, James Tracy, Timothy Tracy, William Tracy and
>> Believe ERASMUS TRACY originated in Maryland but am unable to find
>> where. He was cousin to Charles Tracy but we do not know who his
>> father was.
>> Married Sibba Noe, daughter of Peter Noe, but have not found
>> marriage record.
>> Moved with a group of Revolutionary veterans to Clark Co, KY and by
>> 1811 was in Lawrence Co, TN where he died.
>> I descend from his son MOSES CROWSEN TRACY and have extensive
>> information on that part of the family that I am wiling to share.
>> Pat Kyser
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