John Tracy
(1642-1702)

John Tracy is the sixth great grandfather of Rachel Wilcox Liberacki.

Parents

Thomas Tracy
Mary Conway

Spouse

Mary Winslow

Children

Josiah Tracy
John Tracy
Elizabeth Tracy
Joseph Tracy
Winslow Tracy


In 1642, John Tracy was born in Wethersfield, Connecticut. I am not sure when he removed to Norwich, Connecticut.

In 1670, he married Mary Winslow in Norwich.1 He became a freeman in Norwich in 1681. That same year, he served as one of the Townsmen. During March 1698, he served on a committee that was asked to seat people by rank in the new church. John's community service also included representing Norwich for six sessions in the colonial legislature. He also served as a Justice of the Pe

On 16 August 1702, John died in Norwich.

We known that John received 120 pounds from his father's estate during 1685. At the time of his death in 1702, John's "inventory specifies the homestead, valued at £180, and seventeen other parcels of land, comprising between three and four thousand acres. He had land at Yantick, at Bradford's brook, Beaver brook, Lebanon, Little Lebanon, Wawecos hill, and Potapaug at Wenungatuck on the west side of the Quinebaug above Plainficld at Tadmuck hill east of the Quinebaug and at Mashamagwatuek in tho Nipmuck country." (Caulkins)

1Sources list the date as June 10, June 17, and August 17.

Documents

Library

Abbey, Matilda O. Genealogy of the Family of Lt. Thomas Tracy. of Norwich, Conn. Milwaukee: D.S. Harkness, 1888.

Caulkins, Frances Manwaring. History of Norwich Connecticut from Its Posession by the Indians to the Year 1866. np: Friends of the Author, 1874.

The Celebration of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Primitive Organization of the Congregational Church and Society, in Franklin, Connecticut, October 14th, 1868. New Haven, CT: Tuttle, Morehouse, and Taylor. 1869.

Cutter, William Richard. (ed.) Genealogical and Family History of Western New York: A Record of the Achievements of Here People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation.. Vol. 2. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912.



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In 1642, the same year that John Tracy was born, Harvard College graduated its first class. The college had been founded six years earlier in 1636.