Tracy, John, 1642 - 1702

John Tracy was son of Thomas and Ann Tracy of Wethersfield, Connecticut, and husband of Mary Winslow, the daughter of Josiah Winslow and niece of Governor Edward Winslow of Plymouth Colony.  Tracy was one of the original proprietors of Norwich, Connecticut, a townsman, and a member of the Connecticut General Assembly.  He served as sergeant, lieutenant, and captain of Norwich’s trainband. 

In September 1681, his name appears on a land transaction that returned land to Uncas and established Mohegan fishing rights.  Tracy owned land at Yantic, Beaver Brook, Lebanon, Wawecos Hill, Wenungatuck on the west side of the Quinibaug, Tadmuck Hill, and at Mashamagwatuck in the Nipmuck Country, the last of which he purchased of Owaneco.  Caulkins, History of Norwich, 204. Matilda Ormond Abbey, Genealogy of the Family of Lt. Thomas Tracy of Norwich, Conn. (Milwaukee, D. S. Harkness & Co. Printers, 1888), 8, 36.  Tracy Campbell Dickson, Some of the Descendants of Lieutenant Thomas Tracy of Norwich, Connecticut (Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co, 1936), 13.


Born: 
1642
Died: 
August 16, 1702