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Perry Thomas Tracy
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Birth: May 7, 1842
Chautauqua County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 20, 1898
Montgomery County
Iowa, USA

Son of Jedediah Royce Tracy (d. 1850) and Martha A Peacock (1815-1888)

Perry Thomas "Buckskin" Tracy enlisted Nov 2, 1864, to fight in the Civil War, in company M, Second California cavalry, commissioned by President Lincoln; discharged 30 Nov 1865 at Leavenworth, Kansas. He participated in the Powder River expedition in engagements with the Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians. In addition, the 2nd California Calvary, Company M, While a few Americans might know that shipments of gold from California helped keep the Union solvent during the Civil War, almost no one knew that California had more volunteers per capita in the Union Army than any other state, nor is it generally known that by war's end California volunteers in the West occupied more territory than did the Union Army in the east.

Married Clara Adele Weston about 1909. They had 8 children acc to the 1900 census, 7 living.

"TRACY, PERRY F.[Thomas], farmer, section 32, P. O. Red Oak; born in Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York, May 7, 1842. His father died when Perry was about eight years old; he then lived with his mother at Barcelona, until he was seventeen years old, and in April, 1860, came to Chariton, Iowa; remained there a short time and came to Red Oak and went into the employ of the Western Stage Company, his uncle, P. B. Tracy, being superintendent and general manager of the company. He remained in the employ of that company for four years.

In the spring of 1864, he, with a small party, went overland to Montana, remained about four months, then went to Salt Lake City and was in the employ of the Overland Stage Company for a short time.

He enlisted in company M, Second California cavalry, November 2, 1864. Was on the Powder River expedition, and was in different engagements with the Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians. At one time, owing to bad management on the part of the commander, probably, they were surprised by a party of Sioux Indians and suffered great loss. He was discharged at Leavenworth, Kansas, November 30, 1865; remained there a short time; came to Red Oak in December, 1865, but soon went to Omaha, Nebraska; followed freighting a short time, then went to Fort Laramie with a party of Indian commissioners. He returned to Omaha in August, 1866, and then to Red Oak in the same year. During the year 1867, he lived one and a half miles north of Red Oak, and in the spring of 1868 he located on the farm where he now resides. Mr. Tracy owns eighty acres of excellent land, and is making some splendid permanent improvements. Has one of the best arranged and most convenient barns in this part of the state, and has a pair of the most perfect general-purpose horses that it has been our good fortune to look upon for many a day.

Mr. Tracy was married February 14, 1871, to Miss Clara A. Weston. They are the parents of three children, one son and two daughters: Clinton D., Viola May and Martha."
From Red Oak Township Biographical Sketches

Perry T Tracy
Residence: Camp Douglas, Utah
Enlistment Date: 2 Nov 1864
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Camp Douglas, Utah
State Served: California
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record:
Enlisted in Company M, California 2nd Cavalry Regiment on 05 Nov 1864.
Mustered out on 30 Nov 1865 at Fort Leavenworth, KS.

Sources: Register of California Men in the War of the Rebellion 1861 to 1867

Recorded buried at this cemetery by the WPA Iowa Graves Survey:

Born: 07 MAY 1842
Died: 20 AUG 1898
Cemetery: RED OAK
Location: RED OAK TWP.
Family links: 
  Jedediah Royce Tracy (1805 - 1850)
  Martha A Peacock Tracy (1815 - 1888)
  Clara Adele Weston Tracy (1854 - 1909)*
  Clinton DeWitt Tracy (1872 - 1933)*
  Viola May Tracy Ingles (1876 - 1947)*
  Martha Tracy Floren (1879 - 1939)*
  Clarence Carl Tracy (1883 - 1936)*
  Nellie Belle Tracy Ross (1885 - 1967)*
  Perry Thomas Tracy (1888 - 1888)*
  Mabel Ann Tracy Hughes (1890 - 1959)*
  Cecile Agnes Tracy Spry (1892 - 1973)*
  Perry Thomas Tracy (1842 - 1898)
  Helen Callie Tracy Gorman (1849 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
P. T. Tracy
Evergreen Cemetery
Red Oak
Montgomery County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Oct 11, 2010
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Perry Thomas Tracy
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Perry Thomas Tracy
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Perry Thomas Tracy
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Descendant of Thomas Tracy 1610-1685 first immigrant and William de Tracy 1118-1189 illegitimate son of King Henry I of Beauclerc
- janicet
 Added: Oct. 3, 2015
In honor of Jeff and Greg's great grandfather
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 Added: Jan. 2, 2012

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