Nancy Naomi Alexander

14 May 1816–11 March 1902 (Age 85)
Henderson, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy Naomi

When Nancy Naomi Alexander was born on 14 May 1816, in Henderson, Jefferson, New York, United States, her father, Aaron Alexander, was 28 and her mother, Betsey Jones, was 25. She married Moses Paul Tracy on 15 July 1832, in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 11 March 1902, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Moses Paul Tracy
1810–1858
Nancy Naomi Alexander
1816–1902
Marriage: 15 July 1832
Eli Alexander Tracy
1833–1917
Lachoneus Moroni Tracy
1835–1846
Moses Mosiah Tracy
1838–1858
William Francis Tracy
1840–1842
Theodore Franklin Tracy
1843–1845
Austin Walter Tracy
1845–1924
Helon Henry Tracy Sr
1849–1893
David Seymour Tracy
1852–1946
Charles Albert Tracy
1854–1922
Mary Ellen Naomi Tracy
1857–1937

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 July 1832Ellisburg, Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States
  • Children

    (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 11
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1846
    Age 30
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, German, and Dutch: from the personal name Alexander, classical Greek Alexandros, which probably originally meant ‘repulser of men (i.e. of the enemy)’, from alexein ‘to repel’ + andros, genitive of anēr ‘man’. Its popularity in the Middle Ages was due mainly to the Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great (356–323 BC ) - or rather to the hero of the mythical versions of his exploits that gained currency in the so-called Alexander Romances. The name was also borne by various early Christian saints, including a patriarch of Alexandria (c. 250–326 AD ), whose main achievement was condemning the Arian heresy. The Gaelic form of the personal name is Alasdair, which has given rise to a number of Scottish and Irish patronymics, for example McAllister . Alexander is a common personal name in Scotland, often representing an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Spanish Alejandro , Italian Alessandro , Arabic or Assyrian/Chaldean Iskandar and Iskander , and their derivatives, e.g. Greek patronymic Alexandropoulos.Jewish: from the adopted personal name Alexander (see 1 above) or shortened from the eastern Ashkenazic (originally Slavic) patronymics Aleksandrovich or Alexandrowicz.History: A number of Scotch-Irish families of this name landed at New York in the early 18th century. By 1746, six of them were established in NC. Others came in through Philadelphia, for example Archibald Alexander, who came from Londonderry in northern Ireland in 1736 and established himself in VA. — The Revolutionary general William Alexander (1726–83) was always known as ‘Lord Sterling’ to his compatriots, although his claim to the title was denied by the College of Arms in London. His father, James Alexander, was a Jacobite who had fled to New York after the failure of the Jacobite rising in 1715. The claim to the title arose in connection with their ancestor Sir William Alexander, a courtier and poet at the court of King James VI of Scotland (James I of England), who created him Earl of Stirling in 1633.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Alley
    Aleck
    Alejandro
    Alessandro
    Alexandrou
    McAllister
    Alexandre
    Aleksanyan
    Alexandra
    Aleksandrov

    Story Highlight

    Moses and Nancy Naomi Alexander Tracy

    In the year 1816 in a small town in upper New York State a daughter was born to Aaron Alexander and Betsy Jones. She was their third child and they named her Nancy Naomi. When she was four years old h …

    Sources (73)

    • Nancy Tracy (Tracey) in household of Moses Tracy, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Nancy Alexandor in entry for Eli Alexander Tracy, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Nancy Tracy, "United States Census, 1880"

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