Thursday, March 6, 2008

Federal Census of 1800 for Scipio

I will post here the 9th page I've transcribed from the Federal census for 1800 Scipio, NY. One name on this page is Gilbert Tracey. It is established that Squire Gilbert Tracey came from Massachusetts in 1793. He ran a tavern near Bolt's Corners in the early 1800's (1815 to at least 1820). In later life, he moved to Venice, NY, still in Cayuga County but down the road a few miles.
When we find his cousin Alanson in the census, I'll share a great story about him that some of you may already know!

Here is page 9:

Abraham Dunning
Epaphroditus Strong
Levi Atkins
John Tully
John Olney
Elijah Root
Asa Harris
Philip Strong
John Fuller
Ezra Strong
Isaac Atkins
Levi Hill
Thomas Harris
Nathaniel Tibbins
Henry (?) Thomas
Solomon Denn
Elisha Durgie
Gilbert Tracey
Alexander Boulton
Jonas Wood
Jonas Wood Junr.
Jonathan Bailey
David King
John A. Thompson
Edmund Tracy
Calvin Waterman


Roger A. Post said...

Sandie, Gilbert Tracy (Tracey), born 7 January 1761 at Preston, New London Co., CT, was married to Deborah Woodworth on 9 April 1791. They had 13 children. One daughter, Clarinda, married Lyman Murdock of Venice. The Murdock line appears to have been the main descendants of Gilbert and Deborah remaining in Cayuga Co., but I can't say that I have looked at this Tracy family in much detail. A son, Philander, married 1st Elvira Smith and 2nd Anne Russell, remaining for a while in the Scipio-Venice area before removing to Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI. The eldest son, Erastus Tracy, died 13 October 1812 during the Battle of Niagara near the Brock Monument, Queenston Heights, Ontario, Canada. Most of the remaining living children of Gilbert and Deborah moved west.

Gilbert's parents, Ezra Tracy and Jemima Kimball, were from New London Co., CT, but died in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA, probably showing how Gilbert made it from CT to MA to NY.

Gilbert Tracy was a Revolutionary War veteran. It is said that he entered the war in 1776, when officially too young to enlist, and served for the rest of the Revolution. Gilbert died 9 June 1841 and is buried in Bolt's Corners Cemetery #168 (also known as Warner Cemetery #82A), Scipio. When I visited Gilbert's grave, perhaps 15-20 years ago, this cemetery was nearly obliterated from lack of care. I don't know the current condition of the site, but found the lack of upkeep rather appalling, especially for the grave of a Revolutionary War soldier.

Sandie Stoker Gilliland said...

Such good information, Roger, about one of our original families - thanks for sharing.
Many of the rural cemeteries are in rough shape. There is a small dedicated group of SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) and SUV (Sons of Union Veterans) members who have been quietly having the veteran headstones replaced and cemetery cleanups done in Cayuga and surrounding counties.
We had someone visit last summer who was looking for his Hudson ancestor gravesites and found them in a corner of a farmer's field on Hunter Road.
I did attend a very good workshop on cemetery law last Fall, and hope to find some incentives to encourage others to help work towards improvements. Baby steps!

Andrea M. said...

I'm a descendant of Gilbert.
Gilbert Tracy > Kester Tracy > Sanford Tracy > Eliza Tracy > Olive MacMullin > Bruce MacMullin > me.
The cemetery info you provided is very sad to me. I agree that it should be taken better care of. Thanks for sharing your info.

ps I have a page for Gilbert on Find-a-grave:

Andrea M.