Enoch Tracy1

(24 October 1804 - 17 May 1879)

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Relationship3rd 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
FatherHenry Tracy2,3 (5 Jul 1769 - 10 Jul 1846)
MotherMartha Martin3,2 (c. 1774 - 1854)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildEnoch Tracy was born on 24 October 1804, in Middletown, Steuben Co., New York. His birthdate is calculated from his exact age of 74 years, 6 months, and 23 days, as recorded in the record of his death which is shown as 17 May 1879.
     Enoch's parentage can be reasonably inferred from the context of letters sent in 1847 and 1851 by Martha (Martin) Tracy to her family in Steuben Co., New York.4,5,2,3
GroomHe, 20, married Elizabeth Donham, 18, daughter of Abel Donham and Elizabeth Ferguson, 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).6,7
DeceasedHe died on 17 May 1879 in his home, Monroe Township, Clermont Co., Ohio, at the age of 74. Enoch's name is clearly recorded as "Enoch A. Tracy"... this is the only reference found to a middle initial.8,5,9
InterredHe was buried in Mount Pisgah Cemetery, Mt. Pisgah, Clermont Co., Ohio.5

Children with Elizabeth Donham:

Community Service

In 1840 and again in 1847 and 1850 Enoch Tracy was elected to serve as as a Justice of the Peace and performed marriages in Monroe Township, Clermont Co., Ohio. In 1840-41 he served a term as one of the township's three Trustees (equivalent to today's Town Councilman.)10

Residences and Censuses

He was probably one of the two males under age 10 listed in the household of his father, Henry Tracy, in the 1810 Federal Census of Addison, Steuben Co., New York.11
He was probably the male age 16 to 18 listed in the household of his father, Henry Tracy, in the 1820 Federal Census of Ohio Township, Clermont Co., Ohio, He would also be the son listed in the 16 to 26 year old category.12
He appeared on the 1830 Federal Census of Monroe, Clermont Co., Ohio, as the head of a household of six 'Free White Persons:' himself, between 20 and 30 years of age; one female between 20 and 30 years of age; and 4 females under the age of 5 years. Enoch appears as a separate entry on the same page as entries for his father, Henry, and his brother, Ira.13
He appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Monroe, Clermont Co., Ohio. Enoch is named as the head of a family of 10, which consisted of only 'Free White Persons.' Included are five males: 1 under five years of age (Henry?); 2 between 5 and ten years (John & Ira?); 1 between 20 and 30 (who is not accounted for among his children); and 1 between 30 and 40 years (Enoch himself); and five females: 1 under five years of age (Rosella?); 3 between 10 and 15 years (Olive & Sarah Anne? plus one not accounted for among his daughters); and 1 between 30 and 40 years (his wife, Elizabeth?).14
He and Elizabeth Donham 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.15
He and Elizabeth Donham 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.16
He and Elizabeth Donham 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 $2,000.17

Church

Church AffiliationIn December 1824, in Ohio Township, Clermont Co., New York...Enoch Tracy and Elizabeth Donham Tracy were members of the Baptist Church at the time of their marriage.18

Will

Enoch Tracy prepared a will dated 15 November 1878, in Clermont Co., Ohio. Enoch bequeathed his real and personal estate to his wife, Elizabeth... "and when my wife Elizabeth ceases to be, then all my property and estate real and personal to be sold and divided as follows". He then made specific bequests:
"unto my Daughter Olive Ogden four hundred dollars"; (Olive was living in Illinois at the time the will was prepared and this might account for the separate bequest rather than her inclusion with the rest of her siblings);
"unto my grand daughter Elizabeth Schneider daughter of Jacob and Rosella Schneider four hundred dollars two hundred of which is to be paid with a Note of hand given by Jacob Schneider to me in her lifetime"; (See the comment below regarding Rosella's sister Sarah.)
"All the balance to be equally divided among the rest of my children that is to say all the residue of my estate. Namely.
" Sarah A. Hancock deceased, my Daughter. (From this and the attendant probate it is clear that Sarah pre-deceased her father. However, at the time of the 1880 U.S. Census she was shown as living in Tate, Clermont Co., Ohio, with her husband and two youngest children. This is in error. (perhaps an error made by the enumerator or a misunderstanding by whomever the interviewee may have been?))
"John Tracy my Son.
"Ira Tracy my Son.
"Henry Tracy my Son.
"William Tracy my Son.
"Louis K Tracy my Son.
"Martha Tracy my Daughter.
"Each and all of the afore mentioned legatees against whom I hold notes of hand shall have them counted to them severally as a portion of their legacy."19
Enoch Tracy's will was submitted for admission to probate on 21 May 1879 in Batavia, Clermont Co., Ohio, four days after his death.20

Sources - Citations

  1. [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.
  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), names, events, dates, locations; relationships can be inferred from context of letter.
  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), names, events, dates, locations; relationships can be inferred from context of letter.
  4. [S707] Enoch Tracy entry, Record of Deaths Clermont Co., Ohio, 1879, Death Records v. 2 pg.410, name, event, date, location; Name is recorded as Enoch A. Tracy; exact age is recorded as 47y, 6m, 23days, Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Tracy Home Office.
  5. [S210] Find A Grave, online at findagrave.com, Memorial# 72426109; name, event, birth and death dates, location; Tombstone Photo.
  6. [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.
  7. [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.
  8. [S707] Clermont Co. OH Death Record, Death Records v. 2 pg.410.
  9. [S93] Maryann Tracy Jenkins - Compiler, "William Tracy's Family - GEDCOM," e-mail message from Maryann Tracy Jenkins to Sean C. Tracy, 7 March 2001.
  10. [S765] J.L. Rockey and R.J. Bancroft, History of Clermont County Ohio (Philadelphia: L.H. Everts, 1880: Genealogy Trails History Group, 2016), pg. 120 & pg. 387.
  11. [S389] Henry Tracy household, 1810 U.S. Census, Steuben Co., New York, Addison, page 64/421, line no. 16; Washington: National Archives.
  12. [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.
  13. [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.
  14. [S384] Enoch Tracy household, 1840 U.S. Census, Clermont Co., Ohio, Monroe Township, page 207, line 1; Washington: National Archives.
  15. [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. , names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  16. [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.
  17. [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.
  18. [S442] Clermont Co. Marriage Rec.: Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, marriage solemnized by a "Baptist Preacher."
  19. [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.
  20. [S1022] Enoch Tracy, In the Matter of the Last Will and Testament of Enoch Tracy, deceased; (1879-1883), Probate Division, Market & North Streets, Batavia, Clermont Co., Ohio.
  21. [S1021] Enoch Tracy Will Clermont County Wills; vol. M 1877-1881, pg. 215; names, dates, relationships, locations.
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