13 August 2012

Did Lt. Thomas Tracy Marry The Widow Mason?

An article in The New England historical and genealogical register, Volume 61 (see below), disputed a widely-held belief that Lieutenant Thomas Tracy of Norwich, Connecticut, married Mary, the widow of Edward Mason, in Wethersfield, Connecticut, circa 1640/41.

In all accounts for about forty five years of Lieut. Thomas Tracy of Norwich, Conn., the progenitor in America of a large family, it is positively asserted that his first wife was Mary, the widow of Edward Mason, whom he married in Wethersfield, Conn., in 1640 or 41. The statement has been so long unquestioned and accepted as a fact by all writers about the Tracy family that it will be necessary to convince people of the falsity of the account by quoting the authorities in detail which show that Mary Mason lived and died in Wethersfleld as the Widow Mason. 

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Has anyone solved the mystery as to the identity of Lt. Thomas Tracy's wife's identity?  Not yet; the jury is still out on this one as far as I can tell.


Joan said...

I love mysteries like this one? did they, were they, could they? Also, I know how easily these stories get started, and it takes years to untangle. Hope I hear the ending, but not going to hold my breath.

PalmsRV said...

No, don't hold your breath on this one!