Harriet Charlotte Tracy
F, b. 9 September 1842, d. 11 November 1922
Harriet Charlotte Tracy|b. 9 Sep 1842\nd. 11 Nov 1922|p4227.htm|Edward Dorr Tracy|b. 21 Mar 1791\nd. 28 Feb 1849|p3702.htm|Rebecca Caroline Campbell|b. 4 Apr 1807\nd. 28 Dec 1891|p3701.htm|Dr. Philemon Tracy|b. 30 May 1757\nd. 30 Apr 1837|p10750.htm|Abigail Trott|b. c 1758\nd. 20 Aug 1838|p10751.htm|Archibald Campbell|b. s 1765\nd. 20 Nov 1820|p2520.htm|Rebecca Kirk|b. c 1770\nd. 6 Jul 1816|p2521.htm|
- Father: Edward Dorr Tracy b. 21 March 1791, d. 28 February 1849
- Mother: Rebecca Caroline Campbell b. 4 April 1807, d. 28 December 1891
- Harriet Charlotte Tracy was born on 9 September 1842 in Georgia.
- Rebecca Caroline Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. Other members of the household included Harriet Charlotte Tracy, Anne Clark Tracy, Philemon Tracy, Edward Dorr Tracy Jr., Matilda Caroline Tracy and Campbell Tracy.
- Rebecca Caroline Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. Other members of the household included Harriet Charlotte Tracy, Campbell Tracy, John Spring Baxter and Matilda Caroline Tracy.
- Harriet Charlotte Tracy appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. Other members of the household included Rebecca Caroline Campbell and Tracy Baxter.
- The following appeared on 26 May 1886 in The Macon Telegraph: In the New York World of Sunday is found a statement that Agnes Ethel, the well known actress, is made wealthy by her husband's death. Her husband was Francis W. Tracy, was a nephew of Judge Edward D. Tracey, who lived in Macon. Major Phil Tracey, son of Judge Tracey, was about the same age of Francis, Jr., and they were very fond of each other. When the Major was killed at Sharpsburg, during the war, he went after the body and had it buried in New York, where it still reposes. Because of his friendship and relationship, the surviving members of the Tracey family in Macon were so handsomely remembered.
The following is from the World:
"Agnes Ethel, who created such a sensation on the American stage some years ago, and who has since lived in retirement, is, by the will of her late husband, Francis W. Tracy, left a millionairess. Mr. Tracy died at his residence in Buffalo on April 21, leaving a fortune of about $3,000,000. His nearest relatives were his widow and Miss Harriett F. Tracy, a daughter by his first wife. . . . Among the remaining private bequests are the following: To William Shelton the income of $40,000 so long as he lives; to Anna Tracy Tracy, daughters of Edward D. Tracy, his uncle, each $30,009 [sic]; to the two daughters of his cousin, Edward D Tracy, late of Macon, Ga, $15,000 each, and to Tracy Baxter, of Macon, Ga., $15,000."
- The following appeared on 29 December 1891 in The Macon Telegraph: [fraught with errors] With the death of Mrs. Edward D. Tracey, which occurred Monday at the home of her son-in-law, Dr. John S. Baxter, another old resident and respected lady of this city has passed to the other side.
. Mrs. Tracey was the widow of the late Hon. E. D. Tracey, who was mayor of the city of Macon forty-five years ago and a most distinguished citizen, who did much for the city during his terms of office and in his private life.
The deceased lady, who at the time of her death was over 80 years old, was one of the most estimable of her sex, and in her more active days was ever foremost in the works which redound today to the credit of her name and the city which she loved so well. She was the mother of Brigadier General Edward D. Tracey and of Major Philip Tracey, both of whom where killed during the war in the service of the Confederacy, and were distinguished soldiers throughout their too short service. The former, Gen. E. D. Tracey, was the only Brigadier-General in the Confederate service whom Macon could claim as her own. Major Philip Tracey was killed at the battle of Gettysburg while with the Sixth Georgia regiment. Both were and even now are counted among the most brilliant orators and conversationalists that Macon and the State of Georgia have honored.
Mrs. Tracey was the mother of Mrs. William B. Johnson, and the grandmother of Hon. Tracey Baxter, Mrs. George Duncan and Mrs. W. H. Felton. She leaves behind her only two children, Mrs. William B. Johnson and Miss Hattie Tracey.
Old residents of Macon will find much in the history of the deceased lady to bring them back to the days of long ago.
- Harriet Charlotte Tracy died on 11 November 1922 at age 80 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, at 290 College Street never having married.
- She was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.
- Last Edited: 26 Mar 2012