Biography of Tracy Family, Massena
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Tracy, Family, Massena. Samuel Tracy was born January 30, 1789, in Windham, Conn. He came to Oswego, N. Y., in 1815, and a year later to Massena, where he bought seventy three acres of land. He then returned to Connecticut and brought his wife and three children, traveling with a span of horses and wagon, which latter was said to be the only one in the town at the time. He was a successful farmer and to his original purchase he added 300 acres. Mr. Tracy married Theda, daughter of Levi and Lydia Snow of Becket, Mass. She was born December 3, 1788. Their children were; Eunice C., Eliza, Sybel, Diah, Lydia L. Samuel, Kingsley, Daniel, Edward and Flavia C. Daniel was born October 3, 1824, in Massena, was educated at Potsdam and Ogdensburg, and taught school for several years. After this he removed to Boston and entered the wholesale milk trade, remaining there about four years. From there he went to Australia in search of a fortune in the gold fields of the country, remaining eighteen years, and was successful in the mining business but lost the most of his money in other business enterprises. He returned to his native town in 1870. He then engaged in farming on the old homestead, and remained there till his death, June 6, 1892. He was supervisor of Massena in 1880-81, in politics was a Repiblican, and was deacon of the Congregational church at the time of his death. He married Eleanor, daughter of James and Mary (Doran) Carton of this town. Mrs. Tracy is still living on the old homestead.

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