Traceys of Ireland










Bernard Tracy, 68, b. 1830 Ireland (s. of Bernard Tracy & Mary Murry both born Ireland) d. 06 Sep 1898 Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Married, Farmer, Killed by mad bull


Teresa O'Leary (b. 16 Nov 1862 Adjala, Ontario, Canada d. 05 Aug 1930 Chicago, Cook, Illinois) (d. of Bridget Tracey b. Balfin [Elphin?] County, Ireland & James Moran b. Balfin County, Ireland)

Spouse: John O'Leary

Burial Date: 08 Aug 1930 Mt. Olivet, Chicago, Cook, Ill.


Edward Tracey (b. circa 1866 Ireland d. 12 Feb 1938 Bremen, Cook, Illinois) (s. of Edward b. Ireland & Catherine Bridges b. Ireland)

Occupation: Conductor (street cars)

Residence: Chicago, Cook, Illinois

Burial Date: 14 Feb 1938 Bremen, Cook, Illinois


Ellen Tracy died 25 Feb 1901 193 Elm Cambridge Massachusetts, 84 years, Widowed, Spouse James Kennedy, born 1817 Ireland (d. of Edward Tracy & Johanna Techan [Teehan?]) Buried Malden


William Treacy, 25, b. Ireland, Episcopalion (s. of Frank Treacy & Mary Hivon [Hison]) m. Charlotte M Adams, 22 b. Ontario (d. of John Adams & Addis Jane Lowry Adams) on 18 Oct 1873 Perth Canada


Annie Tracey, 21, b. Ireland, Methodist (d. of James Tracey & Mary Todd) m. Job Rogers,  22, b. Canada, Methodist (s. of George Rogers & Maria Wice on 29 Oct 1890 York Canada


Re: James Tracey

My great grandfather's name is James Tracey. He married Mary Todd and their daughter Annie Tracey is my grandmother. She was born in Ireland but must have come to Canada where she married my grandfather Job Rogers in Toronto Ontario Canada.

There children are:

Mary, James (my father) Fred, George, Albert, Harold, Charles, Margaret and Ella

I'm trying to find more info about James Tracey and Mary Todd.

My name is Don Rogers, youngest of the James W. Rogers family

doro38-gmail.com 11/07/2018



Peter Tracey, 30, b. Ireland, of Hamilton (s. of James Tracey & Bridget McLaughlan) m.  Alice Gallagher, 25, b. Ireland, of  Hamilton (d. of Thomas Gallaghar & Jane Sharp) on  1 Jan 1866 Wentworth Canada


Ellen Fox, 94, b.c. 1828  Ireland (d. of John Britt & Johanna Tracy) d. 14 May 1922 Chicago, Cook, Illinois 

Spouse's Name: Martin Fox 


Henry Tracey b. Ireland died 13 May 1910 Lawrence,,Massachusetts (s. of John Tracey & Mary Clark)


Lawrence Tracy b. 1842 Ireland (s. of John Tracy & Mary Collins) died 05 Nov 1907 Taunton, Massachusetts, aged 65, Married


John Tracey, 34, b. Ireland (s. of John Tracey & Mary Kiernan) m. Julia Shea, 20, b. Warren Ontario (d. of Dermis Shea & Rose Rochett) on 24 Jul 1923 Essex Wayne Canada


Mary Tracey, 24, b. Ireland, of Toronto (d. of John Tracey & Catharine Merath) m.  William Hagans, 27, b. Ireland, of Toronto (s. of John Hagans & Ann Lawrence) on 26 Jan 1859  Toronto York Canada


July 25, 1902 The Saint Paul globe

Pioneer Settler Passes Away.

John M. Tracy, an aged resident of South St. Paul, died at his home yesterday at the advanced age of eighty three years. Mr, Tracy came to this country sixty-seven years ago, and engaged in railroad construction with success. For the past fifteen years he had resided in South St. Paul. Mr. Tracy leaves a wife [Alice] and six children Mrs. E. P. Roberts; Mr. J. J. Tracy, Spokane, Wash:; Mrs. Ryan, and Mrs. Thomas Gehan, of Chicago, and Thomas and Daniel Tracy, of South St. Paul. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30, with services in St. Augustine's church,


John Tracy, 25, b. Ireland, of Hamilton (s. of  Maurice Tracy & Mary Hays) m.  Honora Guinn, 21, b. Hamilton (d. of  Edward Guinn & Mary Nugent) on 11 Sep 1867 Wentworth Canada


Michael H. Tracy (b. circa 1858 Ireland  d. 14 Feb 1919 Chicago, Cook, Illinois  Age: 61)  (s. of Michael Tracy b. Ireland  & Bridget Henry b. Ireland)

Occupation: Retired 

Residence: Chicago, Cook, Illinois 

Burial Date: 17 Feb 1919  Calvary 


Marie Walsh (b. 01 Jan 1860 Montreal, Canada d. 04 Dec 1924 Dwight, Livingston Co., Illinois) (d. of Patrick Tracy b. Ireland & Katherine Carbury b. Ireland)

Occupation: housewife

Residence: Dwight, Livingston Co., Ill.

Spouse: Patrick Walsh

Burial Date: 06 Dec 1924 Ransom, Ill.


Mary Brodbeck (b. 15 May 1877 Illinois d. 03 Apr 1916 Peoria, Peoria, Illinois) (d. of Patrick Tracy b. Ireland & Ellen Coleman b. Ireland)

Occupation:  at home

Burial Place: IL

Cemetery: St. Mary


Patrick W Tracey married Bridget Connor 1862 Immaculate Conception New York County

Patk John Treacy b. 1866 Immaculate Conception New York County

Catherine Anne Treacy b. 1868 Immaculate Conception New York County

John Tracy b. 1869 Immaculate Conception New York County

Jane Treacy b. 1870 Immaculate Conception New York County

Joseph Francis Tracey b. 1872 Immaculate Conception New York County

Ann Trocy b. 1873 Immaculate Conception New York County

Joseph Francis Tracey b. 1875 Immaculate Conception New York County

William Tracey b. 1879 Immaculate Conception New York County


1870 Census - 90/245 New York City, New York County, New York

Patrick Tracy, 30, b. Ireland, expressman

Bridget Tracy, 30, b. Ireland

Mary Tracy, 7, b. New York

Thomas Tracy, 5, b. New York

Patrick Tracy, 3, b. New York

Kate Tracy, 2, b. New York

John Tracy, 1, b. New York


1880 Census - 409 East 16th Street, New York, New York

Patrick Tracy, father, 40, b. Ireland, expressman

Bridget Tracy, mother, 40, b. Ireland, keeps house

Mary Tracy, Daughter, 17, b. New York, United States, lace worker

Thomas Tracy, Son, 15, b. New York, United States, works at soda water

Patrick Tracy, Son, 13, b. New York, United States, without occupation

John Tracy, Son, 11, b. New York, United States, without occupation

Joseph Tracy, Son, 5, b. New York, United States, without occupation

William Tracy, Son, 1y3months, b. New York, United States, without occupation

Kate Tracy, Daughter, 12, b. New York, United States, without occupation

Jennie Tracy, Daughter, 9, b. New York, United States, without occupation


Patrick Tracy, 23, single, boatmaker, b. Ireland, lives Modweag? (s. of Patrick & Bridget) m. Mary Foley, 25, b. Ireland, lives Modweag? (d. of Patrick & Mary) 24 May 1863 Milford, Massachusetts


Margaret Tracey, 24, b. Ireland (d. of Patrick Tracey & Bridget Hamilton) m. Charles Henry Rainer, 24, b. England (s. of Edward Rainer & Charlotte Haniman) on 22 Apr 1896 York Canada


Michel J. Tracey  b. 1852 Dubuque Iowa, 29 years (s. of Patrick Tracey & Ellen Healey)  m. Mary Ann Kelley  b. 1866 Pennsylvania, 15 years  (d. of Anthony Kelley & Mary O'Hare) 7 Jun 1881 Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa 

James Tracy b. Iowa 1857, 30 years (s. of Patrick Tracy & Ellen Haley[?]) m. Ellen May Nelson  b. Iowa 1867, 20 years (d. of O. D. Nelson & Maria D. Soper)  6 Oct 1887 Cumberland, Cass County, Iowa 

Mary Ann Tracy b. 25 Aug 1860 Dubuque Iowa d. 1936 in Dubuque Iowa (d. of Patrick J Tracy and Ellen Healy) m. Thomas Coates Rawson before 1886 and had 3 children.

William [Patrick] Tracey  b. 1862, 32 years (s. of Patrick Tracy & Ellen Healy) m. Mary M [Ann] Mcguire  b. 1867, 27 years (d. of Roger Mcguire & Ellen Noonan) 24 Jan 1894 Humboldt, Iowa, United States 

1870 Census - Iowa, United States

Patrick Tracy  M 40y Ireland, farmer

Mike Tracy  M 18y Iowa 

James Tracy  M 16y Iowa 

Mary Tracy  F 14y Iowa 

William Tracy  M 10y Iowa 

1880 Census - Union, Cass, Iowa, United States

Self  Patric Tracy  M 55 Ireland, farmer, widower 

Son  Michael J. Tracy  M 27 Iowa, United States, farm labourer, single


Denis Tracy, 33, b. Ireland, single, RC, labourer (s. of Patrick Tracy & Briget Murray) m. Ellen Tierney, 34, b. Ireland, widow, RC (d. of John Tierney & Anastasia Raly) on 6 Nov 1876  Georgetown, Canada


James Patrick Tracy, 27 years, single, brakeman, b. Batavia NY, of 16 Colorado Ave (s. of Peter Tracy & Mary Cramer both b. Ireland) m. Margaret Mary Rogers, 25, single, telephone operator, b. Batavia NY, of 36 Peter Ave (d. of Arthur Rogers & Mary Ryan both b. USA)  on 18 Apr 1923 Genessee, New York, United States  Wit: Earl A. Laurence & Anna A Rogers


Elizabeth Mackey (b. 30 Sep 1869 Chicago, Ill. d. 29 Oct 1928 Chicago, Cook, Illinois) (d. of Thomas Tracey b. Ireland & Mary Drew b. Ireland)

Spouse:   Richard C.

Burial Date: 31 Oct 1928 Mt. Carmel


Bridget Tracy d. Concord NH of Cerebral Hemorrhage (d. of Thomas Tracy & Winifred Hefferman)

Inmate of NH State Hospital 7 yrs 8 months 9 days

b. Ireland

Mill Worker in Manchester NH

father's name: 


Francis Tracy, 55, b. Ireland, of Kingston, Widowerer, Methodist, Blacksmith (s. of Thomas B Tracy & Amra Pallen [Dublin?]) m. Eliza Maria Miller, 45,  of Ernestown, CoE (d. of Wm A Miller & Alida Spark Miller) on 1 Feb 1888 Frontenac Canada


Bridget Tracey (b. 06 May 1862 Wapella, Illinois d. 26 Nov 1935 Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois) (d. of Timothy Tracey b. Ireland & Mary Donegan b. Ireland)

Occupation: Housework

Residence:  Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois

Burial Date: 29 Nov 1935 Woodlawn, Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois

John J. Tracey (b. 03 Jan 1864 Wapella, Ill d. 22 Jan 1925 Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois) (s. of Timothy Tracy b. Ireland & Mary Dougan b. Ireland)

Occupation: Railway Engineer

Spouse:   Matilda Christ Tracey

Burial Date: 25 Jan 1925 Woodlawn

Johanna Cully (b. 01 Jun 1869 Wapella, Dewitt, Ill. d. 01 Jan 1930 Clinton, De Witt, Illinois) (d. of Thimothy Tracey b. Ireland & Mary Dunagan b. Ireland)

Occupation: House wife

Spouse:   Christopher C. Cully

Burial Date: 03 Jan 1930

Burial Place: Clinton, De Witt, Ill.

Margaret Crowley (b. 01 Nov 1870 Wapella, Illinois d. 19 Aug 1942 Clinton, Dewitt, Illinois)  (d. of Timothy Tracy b. Ireland & Mary Donnegan b. Ireland

Occupation: Housewife

Spouse:   Patrick Crowley

Burial Date: 21 Aug 1942 Woodlawn, Clinton, Illinois


September 1, 1905 Clinton Register


Timothy TRACEY, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at his home in Clinton, aged 75.  He had been in poor health about six months, but had not been confined to his bed, and less than half an hour before his death was walking about the house.

Deceased was born in Ireland and came to America about sixty years ago.  He lived in Wapella several years, moving to Clinton when the Illinois Central shops were moved here from that place.  He had worked for that company most of the time for about fifty years.   He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. P. CROWLEY, Mrs. C. CULLY, Mrs. John DUFFEY, Miss Julia, John and Wm., all of Clinton.  He was a faithful member of the Catholic church.


February 4, 1910 Clinton Register

Three Score and Three.

Mrs. Mary TRACEY died early Sunday morning at her home in the east part of the city, aged 63 years.  Mary DONEGAN was born in Ireland July, 1847, and her parents came to the United States when she was 7 yrs old.  They settled at Wapella, where she lived until about thirty years ago.  In 1862 she was married to Timothy TRACEY, and they moved to Clinton about 15 years later, where she has since lived.  Her husband died five years ago.

She is survived by six of her children, as follows: Mrs. Josephine CULLY, Mrs. Mame DUFFY, Mrs. Margaret CROLLY, Miss Julia, John J. and William, all of Clinton.


Emily Tracy, 38, b. 1857 Ireland, single, (d. of William Tracy & Eliza Ewing) married Eugene Parker, 37, b. 1858 Connecticut  (s. of Andrew F. Parker & Martha Butter) 07 Nov 1895 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States


Mary Tracy Costigan  (b. 18 Dec 1856  ...town, Ireland d. 05 Jul 1932 Carbondale, Jackson, Illinois)  (d. of Will Tracy b.  Ireland & Ann Russel b. Ireland) 

Occupation: housework 

Residence: ... (perhaps Cherry) 

Spouse: James Costigan 

Burial Date: 07 Jul 1932 Anna, Union, Ill. 


William Tracey, father of Elizabeth Tracey 

Richard Hanley abt 1830 of Ellice Co. Perth - Note: Roman Catholic

Elizabeth Tracey abt 1841


1.   William b. 1857 - (sent to live with a Connelly family in Peel)

2.   Michael abt. 1861 - baptized in Stratford Ont- (sent to live with a different Connelly family in Peel)

3.   Ellen abt. 1860 - (sent to live with the John O'Grady abt 1820 family of Peel)

4.   John b. 1864 - baptized in Stratford Ont.

Here is Ellen's wedding announcement:

11601-78 Jacob WENTZ, 21, cooper, Galt Ont., Elmira, s/o Jacob WENTZ & Mary BRONTE, married Ellen HANLEY, 19, Stratford Ont., Peel twp., d/o Richard HANLEY & Elizabeth TRACEY, witn: William TRACEY of Peel twp. & Caroline WENTZ of Elmira, 8 Jan 1878 at Macton

Elizabeth died between 1864 and 1871 as the children were all split up.  Any info would be appreciated.

I did find that the Tracey and Connelly family were early settlers to a place in Canada in Wellington County called Macton.

St. Joseph's Church, Macton, is entirely rural, and stands in the Township of Peel, Wellington County, on the northern boundary line of Wellesley Township, about three miles northeast of Linwood, now its nearest railway station, and about twenty miles northwest of Berlin. About three miles east there is Wallenstein, another railway station and a small village.

The district was settled somewhat later than St. Clement's, mostly by Irish people. Among the early settlers were, in Wellesley : The Connollys, 'Neils, McCardles, O'Donnells, Traceys, Raffertys, Barnes, Nolands, Doughertys, Hayes, Gibbons, McGoeys, Ryans, Nagles, Short, Kennedys, Malloys, Connors, Lanaghans, Farrells, etc.

rory.griffith@sasktel.net rory.griffith@sasktel.net 13 December 2012

1851 Census Peel Twp, Wellington


















































Mrs Ann Tracy (d. of David Mulhollan) m. Archibald Richardson 1729 to 1735 (Swanzy Mss)





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