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James Tracey
Cass Twp.

James Tracey (deceased), farmer, son of John Tracey, native of Limerick County, Ireland. James was born in Ireland in 1800; he came to America in 1831 and worked in New Jersey, and then came to Detroit, Mich., where he was married to Clarrissa Champion. By this union there were seven children-- Mary Ann, John, Henry, James W., Joseph, Nancy and Lucy Jane; they are all married except Henry, and all live in Iowa except Mary Ann, who lives in Kansas, and John, who lives in California. James located in Clayton County in June, 1847; he took up the farm occupied by James W. and Joseph when he came to the county. There are 325 acres on section 6, which is in a good state of cultivation. He voted the Democratic ticket. He died Aug. 17, 1875, at home. His son, James W., now occupies the house and carries on the farm with his brother. He married Catherine O'Brien, a native of Georgia, and they have two children-- John and Mary. Clarrissa, the widow of James, makes the old homestead her home. Mr. Tracey was one of the first farmers in the county, and was an energetic and pushing man. He died respected by all.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 704


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