Sarah Tracy

1808–1894 (Age 86)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Sarah

Sarah Tracy was born on 20 March 1808, in Pennsylvania, United States. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Peter Ness III. She died on 26 March 1894, in York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Sarah Tracy
1808–1894
Peter Ness III
1797–1866
Joshua Wakeland Ness
1828–1928
Sarah Ness
1829–

Spouse & Children

children

(2)

World Events (8)

1812

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 4

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 24

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Tracy-Bocage or Tracy-sur-Mer in Calvados, both named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Thracius (a derivative of Latin Thrax, genitive Thracis, ‘Thracian’) + the locative suffix -eium.2 Irish: variant of Treacy .3 Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish name.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • Sarah Ness, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah "Keyser" Ness (1808 - 1894) - Find A Grave Memorial

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