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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. 

During this time, he also pursued the study of law with John C. Neville, Esq., of Green Bay, and was admitted to the bar of Wisconsin in April, 1868. He commenced the practice of his profession immediately at Green Bay, forming a copartnership with John C. Neville, Esq., under the firm name of Neville & Tracy. After several years, the partnership was dissolved, and he has since been alone, devoting himself to his profession. He has succeeded in building up a very successful and lucrative practice.

He has been twice elected District Attorney of Brown County, of which Green Bay is the county seat. He resigned his position soon after entering upon his second term, preferring to devote his attention to his private practice.

His religious preferences are Congregational. In politics, he is a Liberal Republican.

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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