John J. Tracy
John Jay Tracy, son of Ebenezer Carter and Martha Sherman (Evarts) Tracy, was born December 23, 1843, at Windsor, Vermont. He received his preparatory training at the schools of his native town, and entered college at the beginning of the Fall term, August 24, 1860.
After graduating, he decided to
enter the army, and in September, 1864, he enlisted as a private
in Company K, Fourth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers. He spent the
Fall of 1864 in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, and the following
Winter in Petersburg, Virginia. He was mustered out of the Service
on July 18, 1865. He went immediately to Green Bay, Wisconsin,
where he became Principal of the High School, and continued to
occupy that position for two years.
He was married September 18, 1869, to Miss Sarah J. Moore, of Plattsburg, New York. They have had five children: Caroline Weed, born June 20, 1870; Mary Harris, born August 11, 1872; Margaret Standish, born October 11, 1875; Catherine Jay, born October 11, 1878, and John Evarts, born September 2, 1880. Caroline Weed died September 3, 1876
Source: "Memorialia of the Class of '64 in Dartmouth College" compiled by John C. Webster, Shepard & Johnston, Printers, 1884, Chicago
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