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Re: Michael Tracy - Valentine Huff - Hugh McCrary relationship?
Posted by: Freddy Brown (ID *****7463) Date: March 01, 2008 at 18:29:06
In Reply to: Re: Michael Tracy - Valentine Huff - Hugh McCrary relationship? by sandra ferguson of 2621

The Michael Tracy I search is thought to be born in Ireland and came to the colonies before the Revolutionary War, and was a Loyalist during the war. My first information on Michael is in Rowan Co., NC (now Davidson County)
200 acre grant Aug 11, 1778 on Abbot's Creek
Other land deals until July 18, 1805 in this area for several hundred acres buying and selling with Jacob Huff, Joseph Parke, Jonathon Hunt, and Henry Pott. Other families he dealt with in that area,(or were neighbors with):
Jacob Beck, Lewis Winkler, John Wilson, Devault Kepley from Montgomery and Berks Co., PA, Philip Garner, Thomas Coyle,
Hugh McCrery, Patrick Coyle, Elijah Merrell, Henry McCulloh, Anthony Hindle, Alexander and John R. Asbill, John Lopp, William Moore, Catherine Miller, John Blackman Morfield, John Blaase, John Silvers, Catherine Ratz?, Conrad Brem.

1796 - April 1, bought 170 acres form Jacob Huff on Potts Creek in Rowan County, N.C. It was originally deeded to Zebulon Beard 1783 grant, to Godfrey Ratz 1785, to Jacob Huff 1792. Witnessed by George Thomason, Joseph Radnour, his mark, Jonathan Hunt, his mark.

1796 - Oct. 22, sold 50 acres (part of 170 acre plot) to Jonathon Hunt on Pott's Creek in Rowan County, N.C. originally deeded to Zebulon Beard 1783, by him to Godfrey Potts 1785, by him to Jacob Huff 1792 by him to Michael Tracy Apr. 7, 1796).

1805 - July 18, Michael Tracy sold 120 acres (remainder of 170 acre plot) to Henry Potts for 120 pounds adjacent to John Dancey's line, John Smith line, Zebulin Board's line. Originally granted to Zebulon Beard by N.C. Oct. of 1783 by him to Godfrey Rattz Nov. 16, 1785, by him to Jacob Huff on May 24, 1792, and by him to Michael Tracey on April 2, 1796. Witnessed by Samuel Ducenbery.

Land Transfers
Zebulon Beard received a state grant-sold some to
Godfrey Ratz(Ratts) or Potts to
Jacob Huff to
Michael Tracey to
Jonathan Hunt to
William Dancey/Dancay

Michael and Hannah are mentioned in the book, "Saints and Sinners at Jersey Settlement, The Story of Jersey Baptist Church". They were among many to join the church in 1802. They were mentioned in the minutes until 1806 when an Michal Tracy and Hannah were among many leaving the church. Five men were engaged in a serious misunderstanding: James Paterson, Michal Tracy, David Englan, John Hunt and Josiah Owen. On July 18, 1805, Michael sold 120 acres to Henry Potts, adjacent to John Dancey, John Smith, Zebulin Board (Beard), which Michael had obtained in 1796. Witnessed by Samuel Ducenbery.

By June of 1807 Michael and his wife Hannah had moved into Barren/Allen County, KY area and by Jan. 1819 was living in Sumner County, TN (a neighboring county to Allen). I have been interested in the Tracys in Montgomery Co., Frederick Co., and Prince George County Maryland, but haven't been able to tie Michael into any of them.

Michael and Hannah's children were:
1. John Tracy (1785-1857) married Rachel Dillon (1779-1825), daughter of William Dillon.
2. James Tracy (1787-1860+) married Lydia Randall abt 1810, daughter of Joseph Randall and Rebecca Colquitte (from Berks Co., PA
3. Isaac Coulson Tracy (1794-1862) married Byrna Serena Woods
4. William Tracy (1795-
5. Mary J. Tracy (1802-1834) Drury Easley, son of John and Joyce Easley.
6. Michael Tracy Jr. (1798- ) married 1) Patsy Gregory 2) Julia Waterford.
7. Rebecca Tracy (abt 1795- ) married David Bales
8. Elizabeth Tracy (abt 1800 - ) married William Dillon.
9. Judge Durham Douglas Tracy (1805-1876) married 1) Edith Alsup, daughter of David Alsup and Martha Grant 2) Nancy Jane King.
10. Martha Tracy (1800+ - ) married Joseph Ellis.

Chronology of Michael Tracy (given name followed by surname - one requirement).

1750/55 - Approximate birthdate of Michael Tracy.

1763-1774 - No information in Rowan County, NC court minutes about any Tracys.

1778 - Aug. 11, North Carolina grant for 200 acres on Abbot's Creek in Rowan County adjacent to Jacob Beck, Lewis Winkler, John Wilson, Devolt Kepley's old place, and Philip Garner. This land was made over from Phillip Beck to Michael Tracey. Phillip and Jacob Beck were brothers and sons of Devolt Beck of Germany. Abbot's Creek flows from the East side of the city limits of Lexington, Southeast to High Rock Lake.

1778 - Rowan County tax rolls had no Tracys listed. (Tax rolls must have been taken prior to Michael's land grant of August 11, 1787)

1784 - Rowan County, tax rolls has no Michael Tracy listed. There was a Matthew Tr _ _ _ _ listed 1 pool.

1787 - Aug. 3, Patrick Coyl sold to Thomas Coyl 100 acres. Adj. To Michael Younger. Part of a 320 acre land grant ot Hugh McCrery by Henry McCulloh on Dec. 19, (2nd yr of reign of King George, III), and by him Hugh McCrery to Patrick Coyl by lease dated Feb. 6th and 7th, 1767 Boyd McCrery heirs to Hugh McCrery to Patrick Coly. Also witnessed by Elijah Merrell. Aug. session, 1787. Witnessed by Michael Treacey and Elijah Merrell.
******** interpretation - 100 acres of the original grant of 320 acres of Henry McCulloh who sold it to Hugh McCrery who sold it to Patrick Coyle in 1767 who is now selling it to Thomas Coyle. Hugh McCrery had a son Boyd (1754-1819) who married Anna Merrell (1758-1790). Patrick Coyle had a son Patrick Jr. (1758-1804) who married Nancy McCrary (1759-1838), probably dau. of Hugh McCrery). Elijah Merrell must be closely related to Anna Merrell, and Michael or his wife Hannah must be related to the Coyles, thus both sides being represented by witness. ********

1787 - Boyd McCrery to Hugh McCrery 100 acres deed to rectify errors commited ini drewins lease on 6th & 7th of Feb. 1767 from Hugh McCrery to Patrick Coyl. This was recorded in reference to the above Aug. 3rd deed where Patrick Coyl & wife Jane sold the 100 acres to Thomas Coyl. Witnessed by Elijah Merrell and Michael Treacey.

1790 North Carolina census for Salisbury District of Rowan County:
on page 173 of records Michael Tracey listed with:
1 M > 16 years, including heads of families (b.<1774) = Michael
1 F > 16 = including heads of families (wife only) (b. >1774) = Hannah
1 M 0-16 yrs. (b.1774-1790) = son1 = John
1 M 0-16 yrs. (b.1774-1790) = son2 = James
0other free persons.
0slaves.

1790 - May 4, Rowan County Inferior Court abstracts of P. & Q. minutes 1773 - 1795 and misc. to 1853. Page 89, Anthony Hinkle vs. Michael Tracey.

1790 - August 2, Alexander Asbill sold to Thomas Coyl one strawberry rhone horse 8 or 9 yrs. old and 13 hands high, trots and canters and also the crop of corn and tobacco that Asbill had growing on the plantation where he lived. Test by Michael Treacey and John R. Asbell.

1791 - Tax lists for Rowan County, N.C. Michael Tracy had 200 acres, 1 white person taxable on Potts Creek and Beaverdam Creek area (present day Davidson County, N.C.) Listed on Wm. Millsap's Company Tax rolls for 1757 - 1800.

1792 - June 16, N.C. grant for 200 acres on Abbot's Creek in Rowan Co., N.C. to Michael Tracy for fifty shillings per hundred acres paid to the treasury. On William Moore's corner on John Lopp's line , Phillip Garner's line.

1793 - January 16, John Blackman Morfield sold to Catherine Miller - two black horses branded on the rear shoulder, sterip irons, two pots, one ax, one mattock, one saddle, one great coat, two spinning wheels for 10 pounds currency to be paid by the first day of March next, then the above horses and other goods to be hers. Tests: John Blaase and Michael Tracey.

1793 - Feb. 2, sold 100 acres of 2nd grant of June 1792 on Abbot's Creek, to Joseph Parke. Michael was listed as a potter by trade. Witnessed by Thomas Coyl, John Silvers. It was signed by Michael Tracey, seal, and Hannah Tracy, her mark, seal.
"sold 100 acres of land, the same being part of a tract of 200 acres of land granted to the said Michael Tracey by the state of North Carolina by a deed of sale bearing date of June 1792 (Book 13, page 232) 2nd grant of June 1792........"
1795 - July 16, Catherine Lipps or Lopp sold 100 got 100 acres state grant # 2385 adjacent to Michael Holthouser's corner on Godfrey Ratz's line, to Michael Tracy's corner, Conrad Brem's corner.

1796 - April 1, bought 170 acres form Jacob Huff on Potts Creek in Rowan County, N.C. It was originally deeded to Zebulon Beard 1783 grant, to Godfrey Ratz 1785, to Jacob Huff 1792. Witnessed by George Thomason, Joseph Radnour, his mark, Jonathan Hunt, his mark.

1796 - Oct. 22, sold 50 acres (part of 170 acre plot) to Jonathon Hunt on Pott's Creek in Rowan County, N.C. originally deeded to Zebulon Beard 1783, by him to Godfrey Potts 1785, by him to Jacob Huff 1792 by him to Michael Tracy Apr. 7, 1796).

1798 - Rachel Dillon 1st married Peter Starbuck in Guilford Co., NC. She later married Michael's oldest son, John Tracy.

1800 ROWAN CO NC CENSUS #395: (32001-20001-00)
1 M 45 and over or born before 1755 = Michael
1 F 45 and over or b. before 1755 = Hannah
1 M 10-16 YRS OR BORN 1784-1790 = son1 = John
1 M 10-16 YRS OR BORN 1784-1790 = son2 = James
1 M 0-10 YRS OR BORN 1790-1800 = son3 = Isaac Coulson
1 M 0-10 YRS OR BORN 1790-1800 = son4 = Michael Jr.
1 M 0-10 YRS OR BORN 1790-1800 = son5 = William
1 F 0-10 YRS OR BORN 1790-1800 = dau1 = ?
1 F 0-10 YRS OR BORN 1790-1800 = dau2 = Mary
0others
0slaves

1801 - Michael listed on first tax list of North Carolina.

1802 - In the book, "Saints and Sinners at Jersey Settlement, The Story of Jersey Baptist Church"

"Hanna and Michael were among many to join the church in 1802.

1806 - In the book, "Saint and Sinners at Jersey Settlement, The Story of Jersey Baptist Church"

"An exodus of people weakened the work of the church in 1806.......Michal Tracy.....(was among many leaving). Five men were engaged in a serious misunderstanding: James Paterson, Michal Tracy, David Englan, John Hunt and Josiah Owen."

1805 - July 18, Michael Tracy sold 120 acres (remainder of 170 acre plot) to Henry Potts for 120 pounds adjacent to John Dancey's line, John Smith line, Zebulin Board's line. Originally granted to Zebulon Beard by N.C. Oct. of 1783 by him to Godfrey Rattz Nov. 16, 1785, by him to Jacob Huff on May 24, 1792, and by him to Michael Tracey on April 2, 1796. Witnessed by Samuel Ducenbery.

1807 - June 1, Michael Tracy listed as a neighbor of Andy Buckhannan and John Roberts: Surveyed for John Roberts 108 acres of land , C.C. (chain carriers) = Moses Nix and John Tracey. It also states that the property is on the State line. This would indicate that this land is in current Allen Co., Ky.

1807 - July 29, Michael Tracy received a grant for 136 acres on Barren River watercourse. In Book 17, page 23 of Barren County Deed Records. Recorded Sept 27, 1807.

1807 - July 30, Michael and John both listed 140 acres on Hungry Creek (Hungry, Long Hongry, Lick, Peters and Long Creeks are all in Barren Co., Ky. and drain from Tennessee north into the Barren River) and a column entitled "entry".

Unknown date - Michael Tracey directed an indenture to be made in Barren County for Hardee Trigg for 150 acres - neighbor to Isaac Lows.

1807 - From the Church Minutes of Concord Baptist Church in Barren Co., Kentucky page 11: 1811-1870.

"Long Creek Baptist Church of Allen Co., Ky. was organized in 1807 and very little is known of its early history. Michael Tracy was an early member there, born in Ireland, and came here from North Carolina. He was the father of Elder Isaac Tracy, one of the early pastors of Concord. (Pioneer Baptist Church Records of South-Central Kentucky and the Upper Cumberland of Tennessee 1799-1899. C P Cawthorn & N L Warnell, 1985."
1807 - Michael and John together on the Barren Co. Tax list together.

1808 - Sept 22, listed in Barren Co., Ky. tax list as well as son James.

1809 - July 22, listed in Barren Co., Ky. tax list as well as James and John
on Hungry Creek.

1810 - Michael and James still on Hungry Creek, John on Elk Creek, and Erasmus (son of Timothy) on Peters Creek.

1810 BARREN CO CENSUS : (12101-31001-00)
1 male over 45 (b. before 1765) = Michael
1 female over 45 (b. before 1765) = Hannah
1 M 16-26 OR BORN 1784-1794 = son2 =James - one of my census copies, I have 2 sons of this age
1 M 10-16 OR BORN 1794-1800 = son3 = Isaac Coulson
1 M 10-16 OR BORN 1794-1800 = son4 = Michael Jr.
1 F 10-16 OR BORN 1794-1800 = ?
1 F 0-10 OR BORN 1800-1810 = born this last decade = dau3 = Mary
1 F 0-10 OR born 1800-1810 = born this last decade = dau4 = Elizabeth
1 F 0-10 OR born 1800-1810 = born this last decade = dau5 = Rebecca
1 M 0-10 OR born 1800-1810 = born this last decade = son6 = Durham Douglas

1811 - Barren Co. tax list on Peters Creek with James while John was on Elk's Creek as in 1810.

1812 - last year that Michael Tracy is listed in Barren County tax list.

1812 - Michael Tracy is mentioned as a member of Long Creek Church of Allen County.

1812 - Testament Primitive Baptist Church of Macon County, Tn met at the Gap of the Ridge at the head of Long Creek. On Feb. 8 the following brethren and sisters were dismissed from the Salem Baptist Church on Trammel Creek in Allen Co., and constituted into a church called Testament Baptist Church. "Henry Woodcock, chosen deacon and ordained: John Meador, clerk; William Smothers; George Terry; Samuel Warner; John Meador; Lewis Meador; Sally Meador; Mary Ann Terry; Hannah Tracy; Nancy Smothers; Sally Hudson." Sister Churches were Goose Creek, Salt Lick, Punchion Camp, Peyton's Creek, Dixon's Creek, Hopewell, and Second Creek. When Testament dissolved, it became New Salem at the Drakes Creek Association in 1827.

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FROM THE MINUTES OF THE TESTAMENT PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH:

1812 - Sep 5, Mary Tracy received by experience into membership of Testament Primitive Bapt. Church, Macon Co.

1813 - Feb 6, Received Bro. Michael Tracy by letter. Church appointed him to carry a petition to Salem for helps to come from ___ in May to our Church meeting.

1813 - Nov 6, The church indebted for sawing planks for ____ 21 shillings
       
1815 - Nov 11, Received Bro. William Tracy by letter

1815 - Dec 9, Bro. William Tracy granted liberty to exercise his gifts amongst us and also amongst our Sister Churches if requested.

1816 - "We take up a report of Long Creek Church of the illegal reception of William Tracy. We exclude William by an illegal letter to us. That we rewrite to Long Creek Church requesting them to appoint a meeting for the purpose of adjusting the difficulties which are existing between Michael Tracy and the Long Creek Church." Received of Bro. Tracy $0.90

1816 - July 15, "We your committee do find agreeable to the Testimony of the Long Creek Church that the letter William Tracy brought forward was forged without _____ from them. The committee report was received and they were discharged. Michael Tracy called onto answer to the agrievence of forging the letter and other contradictions between him and said Church. The above postoned till next conference."

1816 - Aug 10, Michael Tracy excluded.
1816 - Sumner County, Tn tax list - Michael Tracy with 50 acres on Trammel Creek
1816 - Sumner County, Tn tax list - William Tracy with 40 acres of Goose Creek

1817 - Sumner County Tn. taxable property 50 acres on Trammell Creek.

1818 - Sumner County Tax lists - McCal Treasy 56 acres on Long Creek.

1818 - Sep 12, Bro. Michael Tracy restored to fellowship again.

1818 - Oct 10, The Church came to a resolution to send for Bro. Webb, Bro. Tracy to bear the same. Bro. Tracy to cite Bro. Barton to come to our next conference.

1819 - Feb 15, The Church appoints Bro. Tracy to furnish them with a blank book and _____ by the Church.

1819 - Oct 15, Bro. Tracy brought forward a blank book 1"6 received by the Church for which the Church is to refund the price of the same. Received by Bro. Tracy 25 cents.

1819 - Sumner County Tn. taxable property Michael Tracey 50 acres on Cumberland River.
1819 - Land in Sumner County sold by Michael and Hannah Tracy (listed as being of Sumner County) to William Brewer of Allen County. $180 for 120 acres beside Thomas Robard's line and John Robard's line in Allen County on the waters of Barren River. Witnessed by Wilson Rees?, and John Blankenship. Recorded in Allen County May 29, 1819. Delivered deed to John Brewer on May 13, 1822.

1820 - Jan 18, Bro. Michael Tracy and his wife granted a letter of dismission.

1820 - Sumner County Tn. taxable property 50 acres on Long Creek. (Michael Tracey)
1820 SUMNER CO CENSUS: no new births, and still 5 left at home from the 8 children in the 1810 census, so 3 have married from 1810-1820.
1 M over 45 (b. before 1775) = Michael
1 F over 45 (b. before 1775) = Hannah
1 M 16-26 OR BORN 1794-1804 = William
1 F 16-26 OR BORN 1794-1804 = Elizabeth
1 M 10-16 OR BORN 1804-1810 = son6 = Durham Douglas
1 F 10-16 OR BORN 1804-1810 = Rebecca
1 F 10-16 OR BORN 1804-1810 = Martha

1821 - Michael Tracy Sr. Sumner County Tn. taxable property 50 acres on Trammel Creek. Michael Jr. also listed without acrage.

1822 - Michael Tracy Sr. Sumner County Tn. taxable property 50 acres on Trammel Creek. Michael Jr. also listed with acrage.

1824 - In the Drakes Creek Associational Records, reference to a Bethpier? Church. M. Tracy & J. Liles were messengers from this Church on 24, 25, 26 Sept 1825 to the Drakes Creek Association when they met at Bethany Meeting House in Logan Co, KY. Other churches represented were: Baysfork, Union, Sulphur Spring, Trammels Fork, Middle Fork, Lick Fork, Mt. Zion, Bethany, New Hope, Bethpier?, New Bethel and Caney Fork. Corresponding letters were received from Gasper River, Green River and Salem Association. This Association was composed of churches in Allen, Barren, Simpson and Warren Co. in KY and Robertson and Sumner in TN. The church was dropped from the Union of Drakes Creek in 1828.

1828 - August, 16, Michael Tracy received a land grant of 2 1/2 acres on Trammell Creek. Recorded in book 2 Sumner Co., Tn. Records.

1828 - Bethpier Church was dropped form the union of Drakes Creek Association of Logan Co. Ky.

1829 - Michael living in Sumner County ---- land deed of 55 acres to James Tracy, his son of Allen County for $250.
1829 - Sumner County -- "Michael, an aged person is hence released from county levy."

1830 - November 17, Michael Tracy, Sr. of Allen County, Ky. sold to John Bradley of Sumner County, Tn. for $100 for 2 acres on big Trammel Creek situated near John Bradley's 25 acre survey and his 50 acre plot occupied by Bradley. Witnesses: Seaton H. Duffer and Austin Duffer. Recorded in Sumner Co. in May of 1834. Deed book 14 (This is Michael Sr., since Michael Jr. is already in Todd County, Ky. in 1830, where in 1830 deed Sept 19, Michael Jr. living in Todd County sold his land in Allen Co. to William Cooper of Allen Co.)

1832, Aug 21 - Michael bought a tract in Allen Co., Ky from Jacob and BathshebaTeele. (the acreage is not mentioned) for $50 on Long Creek. Also Hannah is not mentioned. She must be dead by then.

1834 - Michael was an early member of Long Creek Church of Allen County, Ky. Very little is known of this old church. Benedict says that it was organized in 1807. In the 1904 minutes of the Barren River Association, on p. 6, we find the following: "Long Creek church was carried as an arm of Puncheon Camp Church up to the year 1834." Long Creek Church is also mentioned in the Concord Church book in 1822. It only appears for 6 years in the minutes of the Green River Association, then disappears.
In 1812 M. TRACY was mentioned as a member.

Devalt Kepley's will was probated in Rowan Co., NC on Feb 3, 1778. Thus Devault had
already died at the time of the above 1778 document for Michael Tracy's land
grant adjacent to Devault's old place.
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