Sarah Tracy

1736–1794 (Age 57)
New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Tracy was born on 14 November 1736, in New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Benajah Tracy Sr., was 26 and her mother, Hannah Safford, was 21. She married John Cook on 11 November 1755, in Preston, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 30 March 1794, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Griswold, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Sarah Tracy
John Cook
Marriage: 11 November 1755
Desire Cook
Stephen Cook
John Richard
Benajah Cook
Sarah Cook
Pearley Cook
Ruth Cook
Elias Cook
Margaret Cook
Phineas Cook
Jair Cook

Spouse & Children

11 November 1755
Preston, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (4)


Age 40

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

Age 45

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.
1783 · A Free America

Age 47

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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)

  • Sarah Cook, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Sarah in entry for Elias Cook, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Sarah in entry for Pearley Cook, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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