Martha Martin

(circa 1774 - 1854)

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Relationship4th 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
FatherJames Martin (3 Mar 1735 - bfr 20 Nov 1796)
MotherAgnes Crawford (c. 1740 - aft 20 Nov 1796)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildMartha Martin was born circa 1774, in Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. No record is found for this child's birth in either Wallingford or Cheshire where James and Agnes were living. Letters written years later addressed to Lucretia as her sister, and naming other members of her family place Martha in this family.1,2,3
BrideMartha Martin, around 21, married Henry Tracy, about 26 years, son of Jonathan Tracy and Mary Flack, before 1795 in New York. Their marriage can be inferred from a letter Martha sent in 1847, from Ohio to her family in Steuben Co. In this letter Martha makes reference to her husband Henry's death and names several of their children. The year of their marriage is based on date proposed for the birth of their eldest daughter, Mary Ann.4,5,1,6
DeceasedShe died in 1854 in Pierce, Clermont Co., Ohio. No wills or estates were found for either Martha or Henry.7,8,9,10
InterredShe was buried in Pierce Township, Clermont Co., Ohio; In the family cemetery on the family farm. Others buried in same 'family cemetery near Mt. Holly' in Pierce Township - located on what was probably Henry or Enoch's farm (Tucker's Apple Farm - 2001) include Martha´s husband and perhaps some of their children.8,9

Children with Henry Tracy:

Land and Property

Property TransferMartha Tracy and Henry Tracy sold their property in Addison, Steuben Co., New York, on 20 August 1814. They sold to William Wambough of Addison, Steuben Co., Ohio, 74 acres... "all that certain farm or plantation" in Addison, along the westerly bank of the Tuscarora and abutting land of George Martin (Martha's brother). The sale price was stated as $800.00 (about $8,600 in 2012 dollars).
In recording the indenture the town clerk, Daniel Cruger, indicates that Henry signed and "sealed" his signature, and that Martha merely signed her name having first sworn and acknowledged when asked, "separate and apart from" Henry, that her signature was executed "without fear or threat or compulsion" from her husband (thus signifying her approval of the sale as was her 'Dower Right').11

Residences and Censuses

She was probably the female age 26 to 44 listed in the household of her husband, Henry Tracy, in the 1800 Federal Census of Middletown, Steuben Co., New York.12
She was probably the female age 26 to 45 listed in the household of her husband, Henry Tracy, in the 1810 Federal Census of Addison, Steuben Co., New York.13
She was probably the female over age 45 listed in the household of her husband, Henry Tracy, in the 1820 Federal Census of Ohio Township, Clermont Co., Ohio.14
She was probably the female age 50 to 60 listed in the household of her husband, Henry Tracy, in the 1830 Federal Census of Monroe, Clermont Co., Ohio.15
She was probably the female age 60 to 70 listed in the household of her husband, Henry Tracy, in the 1840 Federal Census of Monroe, Clermont Co., Ohio.16
On 22 August 1847, Martha Martin was living Monroe Township, Clermont Co., Ohio. ' I have not left my old home. I provide for myself, I have a plenty. Enoch's daughter & husband and child lives in one part of my house.'
     Speculation: This is probably Enoch's daughter, Olive, her husband John Jeffers and their son James T. Jeffers. See the entry for Martha's 1850 Census return, next.2
She appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Monroe, Clermont Co., Ohio, enumerated 16 October 1850. Martha is listed as 76 years of age, born in Connecticut and now living on her own; her listing is between that of her son Enoch (on the bottom of the previous page) and Enoch's daughter, Olive with her husband John Jeffers and their family.2,3,17
On 27 March 1851, Martha Martin was living Monroe Township, Clermont Co., Ohio. 'I am in midlin good health, and hope these lines will (find) my friends all in good health through the loving kindness and tender (mercy) of our God.3'

Church

Church AffiliationCirca 1845,Martha Tracy and Henry Tracy were early members of The Sugar-Tree Run Wesleyan Methodist Church at Nicholsville, Ohio Township, Clermont Co., Ohio. Henry was for a time also associated with the Zoar Methodist Episcopal Church in Monroe Township, also in Clermont County.18

Sources - Citations

  1. [S113] Steve Newton, "James Martin NOTES from Steve Newton," e-mail message to Sean C. Tracy, 17 January 2006.
  2. [S96] Letter from Martha Martin Tracy (Mount Pisgah Post Office, Clermont Co., Ohio) to Lucretia Martin Rice, 22 August 1847; MM1 LTR 114 Paper Files of Sean C Tracy (Tracy Home Office).
  3. [S120] Letter from Martha (Martin) Tracy (Mount Pisgah Post Office, Clermont Co., Ohio) to Lucretia (Martin) Rice, 27 March 1851; File Reference: MM1 LTR 1 Paper Files of Sean C Tracy (Tracy Home Office).
  4. [S96] Letter, Martha Martin Tracy to Lucretia Martin Rice, 22 August 1847, names, events, dates, locations; relationships can be inferred from context of letter.
  5. [S126] Deed: Henry Tracy's Sale of Property in Steuben Co. Indenture of Sale, Volume: Book 7, Page 27: names Henry's wife as Martha, Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Tracy Home Office.
  6. [S142] Letter from George A. Hinshaw (Baltimore, MD) to Delphia Doss, 22 January 1977; HT7 LTR 102 Paper Files of Sean C Tracy (Tracy Home Office). SCT rec'd photocopy of this letter and pedigree from Delphia Doss, 8 Mar 1996.
  7. [S115] Letter from Lee Rauch (Clermont Co. Probate Court, Batavia, Ohio) to Sean C. Tracy, 13 January 1998; HT7 LTR 105 Paper Files of Sean C Tracy (Tracy Home Office). No wills or estates for Henry or Martha Tracy.
  8. [S116] Letter from Oliver Kautz (Georgetown, OH) to Delphia Doss, 20 Oct. 1988; HT7 LTR 96 Paper Files of Sean C Tracy (Tracy Home Office). SCT rec'd photocopy of this letter from Delphia Doss, 8 Mar 1996.
  9. [S117] "Mailbag: Can You Help Identify Old Tombstones?", The Clermont Courier, Clermont Co., Ohio, 2 September 1982, pg. 4.
  10. [S118] Letter from Clermont Co. Clerk of Probate Court (Batavia, Clermont Co., Ohio) to Sean C. Tracy, 13 January 1998; Paper Files of Sean C Tracy (Tracy Home Office). indicates that no wills or estates were found for either Henry or Martha Tracy.
  11. [S126] Sale of Property in Steuben Co. Indenture of Sale, Volume: Book 7, Page 27, Paper Files of Sean C Tracy.
  12. [S408] Henry Tracey household, 1800 U.S. Census, Steuben Co., New York, Middletown, page 201 (printed), 270 (written), line 19; Washington: National Archives. Originally viewed 16 Oct 1998, at National Archives, Washington D.C., Series M32, Roll#24.
  13. [S389] Henry Tracy household, 1810 U.S. Census, Steuben Co., New York, Addison, page 64/421, line no. 16; Washington: National Archives.
  14. [S390] Henry Tracy household, 1820 U.S. Census, Clermont, Ohio, Ohio Township, page no. 29 or no. 56/57, line no. 5; Washington: National Archives.
  15. [S391] Henry Tracy household, 1830 U.S. Census, Clermont Co., Ohio, Monroe Township, page no. 4 or no. 229, line no. 11; Washington: National Archives. This page has listings for Enoch and Ira... and John, Jonathan, David and Isaac Donham as well.
  16. [S392] Henry Tracy household, 1840 U.S. Census, Clermont, Ohio, Monroe Township, page no. 4/205, line no. 30 of 31; Washington: National Archives.
  17. [S768] Martha Tracy household, 1850 U.S. Census, Clermont Co., Ohio, population schedule, Monroe Township, Sheet no. 31 - written at top of page, 16 Stamped on Rt corner, dwelling 220, family 220; Washington: National Archives.
  18. [S765] J.L. Rockey and R.J. Bancroft, History of Clermont County Ohio (Philadelphia: L.H. Everts, 1880: Genealogy Trails History Group, 2016), ppg. 333, 392.
  19. [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. 726.
  20. [S120] Letter, Martha (Martin) Tracy to Lucretia (Martin) Rice, 27 March 1851, names, events, dates, locations; relationships can be inferred from context of letter.
  21. [S300] Ohio -1800-1850 Marriage Records - Clermont County, Index to Marriage Record Books Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, vol. 2, pg. 286.
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