Olive Tracy

1751–1814 (Age 62)
Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Olive

When Olive Tracy was born on 27 July 1751, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Daniel Tracy, was 42 and her mother, Dorothy Safford, was 38. She married Daniel Witter on 16 July 1769, in Preston, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in 1814, at the age of 63.

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Olive Tracy
Daniel Witter
Marriage: 16 July 1769
William Witter
Hannah Witter

Spouse & Children

16 July 1769
Preston, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (6)


Age 25

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 30

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 35

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

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 (3)

  • Olive in entry for Hannah Witter, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Olive Tracy in entry for Daniel Witter, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Olive in entry for William Witter, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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