Elizabeth Donham

(1 August 1806 - 27 October 1884)

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Relationship3rd great-grandmother of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Tracy
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Tracy Family Pedigree
Our Descent From Lt. Thomas Tracy of Norwich Connecticut
FatherAbel Donham (19 Jul 1777 - 17 May 1853)
MotherElizabeth Ferguson (20 Mar 1780 - 6 Nov 1851)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildElizabeth Donham was born on 1 August 1806, in Monroe Township, Clermont Co., Ohio.1,2
BrideElizabeth Donham, 18, married Enoch Tracy, 20, son of Henry Tracy and Martha Martin, on 23 December 1824 in Ohio Township, Clermont Co., Ohio. The marriage was solomnized by Ichabod Temple, self-titled "a Baptist Preacher" (Baptist Minister of God).3,4
DeceasedShe died on 27 October 1884 in Monroe Township, Clermont Co., Ohio, at the age of 78.5
InterredShe was buried in Mount Pisgah Cemetery, Mt. Pisgah, Clermont Co., Ohio.6

Children with Enoch Tracy:

Residences and Censuses

She was probably the female age 20 to 30 listed in the household of her husband, Enoch Tracy, in the 1830 Federal Census of Monroe, Clermont Co., Ohio.7
She was probably the female age 30 to 40 listed in the household of her husband, Enoch Tracy, in the 1840 Federal Census of Monroe, Clermont Co., Ohio.8
She and Enoch Tracy appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Monroe, Clermont Co., Ohio, enumerated 15 October 1850. Enoch says his occupation is as a farmer. Their children John, Henry, Rosella, Enoch, William and Martha were listed as living with them. Enoch was born in New York, Elizabeth in Ohio, and all of the children were born in Ohio.9
She and Enoch Tracy appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Mt. Pisgah, Monroe Township, Clermont Co., Ohio, enumerated 5 June 1860. Their children William, Martha and Lewis were listed as living with them, as well as a servant - 44 year old Elvira Vander. Elizabeth and their children (and the servant) were all born in Ohio, Enoch in New York. The farm was valued at $6,900, and his personal estate was valued at $2,800. Enoch's and Elizabeth's 28 year old son, John, (also a farmer) and his family were located two dwellings away (no. 64) and his real estate was valued at $2,000, but John gives no value to any personal estate.10
She and Enoch Tracy appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Batavia, Monroe Township, Clermont Co., Ohio, enumerated 12 July 1870. Their children Martha and Lewis were listed as living with them, and their household also includes an 18 year old domestic servant, Elizabeth Hancock. (It is possible that Elizabeth Hancock was the daughter of Sarah Anne (Tracy) Hancock, the widowed daughter of Elizabeth and Enoch... and so the granddaughter named in Enoch's will.) was born in New York, the rest of the household members were born in Ohio. Enoch's farm is valued at $12,800 and his personal estate is valued at $2,000.11
She appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Monroe Township, Clermont Co., Ohio, enumerated 14 June 1880, She is shown living alone, keeping house, and states her age to be 73 years; she states her father was born in Pennsylvania and her mother was born in Virginia.
Elizabeth is shown living next door to the families of her nephews nephews, George and Enoch Myrick, the sons of Huldah (Tracy) Myrick.12

Church

Church AffiliationIn December 1824, in Ohio Township, Clermont Co., New York...Elizabeth Donham Tracy and Enoch Tracy were members of the Baptist Church at the time of their marriage.13

Will

Elizabeth Donham was named an heir in the will of Enoch Tracy, dated 15 November 1878 in Clermont Co., Ohio.14

Sources - Citations

  1. [S317] Enoch Tracy household, 1850 U.S. Census, Clermont Co., Ohio, population schedule, Monroe Township, Sheet no. 30 - written at top of page, dwelling 219, family 219; Washington: National Archives. , census enumerated in October shows her age as 43 years.
  2. [S210] Find A Grave, online at findagrave.com; Photographs and data are submitted by volunteer members - Text only data should be confirmed by additional sources, Birth date: 1 Aug 1806.
  3. [S442] Enoch Tracy and Elizabeth Donham marriage, 23 December 1824, in Marriage Records of Clermont County, Ohio, 1800-1850: Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Tracy Home Office, certified photocopy of original entry.
  4. [S300] Ohio -1800-1850 Marriage Records - Clermont County, Index to Marriage Record Books, Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Tracy Home Office. Alphabetical Index referring to Tracy Family - includes Record Book & Pg., Date of Marriage, Spouses' Names: Tracy Sons and Daughters to...; Officiant; (also, Known or presumed father, Est. age and est. or known Birth Date) , vol.2, pg. 100.
  5. [S210] Find A Grave, online at findagrave.com, Death date: 27 Oct 1881 - Photo of Tombstone shows year to be 1884.
  6. [S210] Find A Grave, online at findagrave.com, Death date: 27 Oct 1881.
  7. [S385] Enoch Tracy household, 1830 U.S. Census, Clermont Co., Ohio, Monroe Township, page no. 4/229, line 21; Washington: National Archives. This page has listings for Enoch and Ira... and John, Jonathan, David and Isaac Donham as well.
  8. [S384] Enoch Tracy household, 1840 U.S. Census, Clermont Co., Ohio, Monroe Township, page 207, line 1; Washington: National Archives.
  9. [S317] Enoch Tracy household, 1850 U.S. Census, Clermont Co., Ohio, names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  10. [S318] Enoc Tracy household, 1860 U.S. Census, Clermont Co., Ohio, population schedule, Mt. Pisgah, Monroe Township, Sheet no. 8 - the number written in space provided, dwelling 62, family 62; Washington: National Archives. , names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  11. [S319] Enoch Tracy household, 1870 U.S. Census, Clermont, Ohio, population schedule, Batavia, Monroe Township, Sheet no. 4 (or 11), dwelling 33, family 32; Washington: National Archives.
  12. [S1068] Elizabeth Tracy household, 1880 U.S. Census, Clermont Co., Ohio, population schedule, Monroe Twp, Enumeration District 45, Sheet No. 34, dwelling 296, family 317; Washington: National Archives.
  13. [S442] Clermont Co. Marriage Rec.: Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, marriage solemnized by a "Baptist Preacher."
  14. [S1021] Enoch Tracy will (15 Nov 1878), Enoch Tracy Will, Clermont County Wills; vol. M 1877-1881, pg. 215, Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Tracy Home Office.Names, dates, relationships, locations; Enoch (jr.) is not named among the children.
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