Christopher Tracy1

(1 May 1680 - 9 February 1725)

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Relationship7th great-grandfather 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
FatherJonathan Tracy2 (21 Feb 1646 - 29 Nov 1711)
MotherMary Griswold (26 Aug 1656 - 24 Apr 1711)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildChristopher Tracy was born on 1 May 1680, in Preston, New London Co., Connecticut Colony, New England.3,4,5,2,6
GroomHe married Lidia (Lydia) Parrish, daughter of John Parrish and Mary Wattell, on 20 May 1705 in Preston, New London Co., Connecticut Colony, New England. Three of Christopher's siblings also married into the Parrish family: David married Lydia's sister, Sarah Parrish; Francis married Lydia's and Sarah's sister, Elizabeth Parrish; and Mary Tracy married Benjamin Parrish (half-brother of Lydia, Sarah and Elizabeth).7,4,5,2
DeceasedHe died on 9 February 1725 in Preston, New London Co., Connecticut Colony, New England, at the age of 44.7,5,8

Children with Lidia (Lydia) Parrish:


Christopher Tracy was an heir and the administrator of the probate of the estate of his father, Jonathan Tracy, on 24 December 1712 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut;
     An administrative bond in the amount of £70 was signed in New London on 12 February 1712 by Christopher, Jonathan's son, who was to distribute his father's estate. The inventory of the estate (his father is referred to as "Leut. Joanathan Tracy") was sworn to on 12 February 1712; the inventory takers included "Mrs. Mary Tracy Widow and Relict of Mr. Jonathan Tracy Late of Preston Deceased" who swore an oath that she had given a true accounting and should anything of value further appear, she would add to that accounting...
     The inventory was "Exhibeted (sic) in a Court of Probate" on 11 Mar 1712, by Christipher Tracy as administrator... proved, accepted and ordered to be recorded, which it was, in the Third book of Wills, fol. 190 - 191, 12 March 1712.
     In December of 1712, the estate was distributed among the heirs: Lt. Jonathan Tracy's widow, Mary (Richards) Tracy; the two children of his eldest son, Jonathan, jr., who had died in 1704; and his seven living children; his daughter Sary had died at one year of age.
     Mary (Richards) Tracy, and Jonathan had been married barely three months before Jonathan's death.9,10

Sources - Citations

  1. [S150] Lorraine Cook, Compiler, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002), Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection).
  2. [S151] Matilda Ormand Abbey - Compiler, Genealogy of the Family of Lt. Thomas Tracy of Norwich, Connecticut (Milwaukee: D.S. Harkness & Company, Printers, 1888). Local File Reference: TRA-BPC-119.
  3. [S150] Lorraine Cook, Barbour Collection, Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection); birth date: 1 May 1680 birth place: Preston; vol. 1, pg 13-.
  4. [S366] Roswell Parish Jr., "John Parish of Groton, Mass., and Some of His Descendants.", New England Historical and Genealogical Register vol. 63, pp. 364 - 367 (Oct 1909): pg. 364.
  5. [S345] Donald Lines Jacobus, The Waterman Family, Vol. I of 2 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Edgar F. Waterman, 1939). ppg 687 - 695, pg. 698;.
  6. [S149] Mike Cattin - Compiler, online at (RootsWeb's World Connect Project GEDCOMs), downloaded 23 Jan 2006.
  7. [S158] Preston, Connecticut Records, Tracy Family Entries, Book 1 vols. (n.p.:, unknown publish date). Local File Reference: TRA-VRB-118.
  8. [S772] First Congregational Church of Preston, Connecticut, 1698-1898 : together with statistics of the church taken from church records. (Preston, Conn: The Society, 1900), pg. 133.
  9. [S362] Jonathan Tracy's Probate Records, online at:; accessed: unknown date accessed, accessed 4 Feb 2013.
  10. [S345] Donald Lines Jacobus, The Waterman Family, pg. 697; New London Probate District, File No. 5351, is listed as source.
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