Most of the people named Marcy or descended from the Marcy family have John and Sarah Marcy of Woodstock, CT as QV ancestors. This couple had 11 children, all whom married and had families of their own. There were eight sons and three daughters. The oldest child Anne Marcy married Ebeneezer Grosvenor of Pomfret, CT, and their descendants comprise the bulk of the American Grosvenor family, including the famous National Geographic family.
Of the sons, all left large families, usually prosperous, which in those times you can equate with hard working. By the American Revolution, there were some 40 heads of households named Marcy, and 100 families related through female lines. Many were prominent figures in the communities in which they lived, and in these communities often we still see Marcy families with old roots to their past. In Woodstock, CT, there are still Marcy families, and until 1991,when Elton John Marcy passed away, there were Marcy's living on land owned since the original divisions in the early 1700's.(The land is still in the family as of 2002).
The Marcy family collectively played active roles in the Revolutionary war. There were at least 25 men of Marcy blood at Bunker Hill. Many more were at one time soldiers in the Continental Army. In every American conflict, there were members of the tribe, especially the Civil War.
In the 20th century, many of the family served in WWI and WWII. There were also Marcy's in Korea and Vietnam. William Lincoln Marcy died 1969 on Hamburger Hill.
Where ever the family settled, they put their name on the lanscape or left an imprint on their communities. Today in 2002, there are Marcy families scattered across the country, who have long ties to whereever they are. Many Marcy's have been Medical Doctors, often respected, giving long service to their patients.
Most often, they have been farmers, or small business men, and their are plenty of examples of their industry as evidenced in their prosperity. I am amazed at the likekindedness of the Ilk as a whole, and success at their chosen endeavors is very much a family characteristic.
I hope that anyone new to this forum will include in their questions, their own ties to John and Sarah Marcy, and some family history. Lets make this an interesting starting point for Marcy descendants. As they say, "Have Marcy on them who have no Marcy in themselves". I am always glad to help anyone.
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