Joshua Tracy

Brief Life History of Joshua

When Joshua Tracy was born in 1772, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, his father, Basil Tracy, was 34 and his mother, Cloe Merriman, was 31. He had at least 12 sons and 1 daughter with Nancy Vaughn. He lived in Brooke, Virginia, United States in 1810 and Union Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States in 1820. He died in 1821, in Belmont, Ohio, United States, at the age of 49.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Tracy
Nancy Vaughn
Levi Thompson Tracy
Bazzell Andrew Tracy
Jacob Tracy
Andrew Tracy
Isaac Tracy
Mark Tracy
Shirden Tracy
William Tracy
Bazil Tracy
Keziah Tracy
Bazzel Tracy
Jesse Tracy
William M Tracy

Sources (11)

  • Joshua Tracy, "United States Census, 1820," Union Twp., Belmont County, Ohio
  • Joshua Tracey, "United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955"
  • Joshua Tracy, "United States Census, 1810," Brooke County, Virginia

World Events (8)


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Tracey .

Irish: variant of Treacy .

Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish name.

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

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9 April 1801 Land Deed between Basel Tracey and Joshua Tracey, Baltimore County, Maryland

9 April 1801, deed of Basel Tracey to Joshua Tracey, both of Baltimore County, for £424, part of Tracey's Ketch as Ketch Can, 94 1/2 acres. "Cloey," the wife of Bazel Tracey, also gave her consent. …

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