Bathilda Neel

about 1846–
Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Bathilda

When Bathilda Neel was born about 1846, in Missouri, United States, her father, James W Neel, was 43 and her mother, Lydia Vanderpool, was 31. She married Henry Tracey on 15 April 1862, in Sacramento, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in California, United States in 1870 and Hollister, San Benito, California, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Henry Tracey
Bathilda Neel
Marriage: 15 April 1862
Henry Lorraine Tracey
Enoch Tracey
Elizabeth Bathilda Tracy
Minnie Tracey
John Tracey
William Tracey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 April 1862Sacramento, California, United States
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 0
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 2
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 35
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English (Jersey and Yorkshire): of Norman origin, a variant of Neal 1 and 2.French (Néel; Normandy): from the Old French personal name Neel, derived either from the Latin name Nigellus (a diminutive of Latin niger ‘black’; compare 3 below), or from the Old Norse name Njáll (see Neal 1), hence a cognate of 1 above. Compare Nel 1.French: from Old French nëel ‘black email’ (from Latin nigellus ‘black’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a jeweler.

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

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    Story Highlight

    James Neel family Emigration to Utah

    James W Neel and his 7 Children (James Jr, Mary, John Clay, America Ann, Henry, George and Bathilda) left Missouri following the death of his wife Lydia (Vanderpool) Neel. Initially, they were a part …

    Sources (8)

    • M Neil in household of James Neil, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Bethildy Niel, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Neal in entry for Harry Lorraine Tracy, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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