Jedediah Tracy III


Jedediah Tracy III

Preston, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 18 Nov 1789 (aged 28)
Preston, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Preston, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 18638868 View Source

Son of Jedidiah TRACY Jr 1714 - 1766 and Jerusha RICHARDS (1719-?); grandson of Deacon Jedediah Tracy 1692-1779 and first wife Margaret Rix

Fifer in Capt. Eell's Company of 4th CT in 1781, Revolutionary War

Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) about Jedidiah Tracy
Name: Jedidiah Tracy
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 5 Apr 1761
Birth Location: Preston
Parent Name: Jedediah Jr.
Parent Name: Jerusha

Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934 about Jedediah Tracy
Name: Jedediah Tracy
Birth Date: abt 1761
Age at Death: 28
Death Date: 18 Nov 1789
Death Place: Connecticut

Lee's Division | Varnum's Brigade |
4th Connecticut Regiment Organized January 1777 at Norwich from New London, Windham, and Hartford Counties.

NOTE: many family trees attribute this service to Jedediah Tracy Sr 1692-1779 INCORRECTLY; it appears to come from UNSOURCED/UNRESEARCHED SAR membership forms

Entered Valley Forge with 515 assigned 272 fit for duty.
Left Valley Forge with 333 assigned, 234 fit for duty.
Engagements: Defense of Philadelphia, Philadelphia-Monmouth
Field Officers Colonel John Durkee Lt. Colonel Giles Russell Major John Summer Company Commanders Captain Abner Bacon Captain Beriah Bill Captain Andrew Fitch Captain John Harmon Captain Robert Wallam Captain Elisha Lee Captain Nathaniel Webb Captain Robert Durkee Captain John McGriegier Captain Simon Spaulding

Valley Forge in Pennsylvania was the site of the military camp of the American Continental Army over the winter of 1777–1778 during the American Revolutionary War.

The Philadelphia campaign (1777–1778) was a British initiative in the American Revolutionary War to gain control of Philadelphia, which was then the seat of the Second Continental Congress. Washington harried the British army all the way across New Jersey, and successfully forced a battle at Monmouth Court House that was one of the largest battles of the war.


Mr. Jedediah Tracy

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in the 29th year of his age - Taken from "Cemetery Inscriptions in the Town of Preston" researched by Marion Hall ; stone photo looks like a footstone

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