|Birth: ||Oct. 9, 1820, Ireland|
|Death: ||Nov. 21, 1886|
Captain William Gracey was a native of Belfast, Ireland. When about eleven years of age, he came to this State, Pennsylvania, with his parents, who settle in Cumberland County. At the age of fourteen he was indentured as a tailors apprentice. Having worked at the trade some years as an apprentice and journeyman, he started in business for himself, at Springfield, where he continued successfully for some years. In 1858 he located at Juniata Crossing, where he kept a hotel for one year. In 1859 he come to his present home, formerly the Philip Fisher Farm.
Captain Gracey was married three times; first to Lydia Daly of Cumberland County, who bore his six children, four of whom are living; second to Margaret Etter of Franklin County, by whom he had three children, two of whom are living. In 1857 he married Mary Elizabeth,
daughter of Philip Fisher, who is the mother of five children of his children. William Gracey
listed his occupation as Farmer in the US Census. Captain Gracey and three of his sons enlisted in Company H, 107th Pennsylvania Regiment. He was promoted to second Lieutenant, then to first lieutenant and during the last year of the War and had command of the company. At Gettysburg, his sons James and Alfred were captured. They were at Andersonville prison over twenty months. A full account of his military:
A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Bedford County February 10, 1862, and mustered into federal service that day at Harrisburg as a private with Co. H, 107th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was detailed as hospital ward master March 26, 1862, transferred to ambulance driver May 12, 1862, and appointed brigade veterinary surgeon August 1, 1862, later serving that post for the entire 1st Corps. He was promoted from private to 2nd lieutenant May 17, 1863, with a commission date of January 5, 1863. Sick in the division hospital September 26, 1863, the army granted him a furlough that December, and he received a promotion to the rank of 1st lieutenant January 4, 1864. On August 23, 1864, he again was hospitalized, this time for sunstroke, at Annapolis, Maryland. He returned to active duty October 1, 1864, and to the regiment December 1864, then placed in charge of white substitutes and drafted men at the Maryland draft rendezvous, and honorably discharged at term's end March 5, 1865.
Gracey also lived in Cumberland, Fulton and Bedford Counties. He owned the former Fisher farm in Graceville, PA.
Margaret Ann Etter Gracey (1828 - 1855)
Mary Ann Elizabeth Fisher Gracey (1836 - 1912)*
James Alexander Gracey (1840 - 1905)*
Alfred Gracey (1843 - 1917)*
George Edward Gracey (1845 - 1911)*
Mary C. Gracey Ramsey (1864 - 1918)*
Alpharetta P Gracey Lampe (1866 - 1941)*
William C. Gracey
Mary Elizabeth Gracey
Mount Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery
Created by: Stacy Chuck
Record added: Jul 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93582142