Info about my great grandmother Eva Tracy, walnut ridge arkansas

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I'm searching for my great grandmother Eva Tracey. I believe she was born in Ohio.

I never met her because she died before I was born. Anyone that I could have asked about her have all passed away.

She eventually married my grandfather William E. Smith. They had a farm in Walnut Ridge Lawrence County Arkansas.

Eva and William raised my father William Harold Holt and his brother Louis Darrell Holt on their farm.

My grandmother's name was Clara Anna Smith Holt. She married Charles Holt who was a barber.

Any help at all would be so appreciated. I'm g-grandmother's namesake.
WikiTree profile: Eva Smith
in Genealogy Help by Tracy Holt G2G1 (1.4k points)
Tracy, I added Eva's profile to your question to make it easier for researchers.
I so appreciate your generous help. Not only has it helped in my search but I'm certain the information will be helpful to others.


1 Answer

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This name was found on Ancestry. It is close but not exact. Birth was in Iowa not Ohio. Death was in the same county in Arkansas. Spouse was Wm J Smith, not Wm E Smith:

Fanny Eva Tracy

Birth January 1872 in Benton, Benton, Iowa
Death March 30, 1938 in Campbell, Lawrence, Arkansas
1870 census:

Name: Fanny E Tracy
Age in 1870: 1
Birth Year: abt 1869
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1870: Benton, Benton, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Vinton
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Harvey Tracy 30
Amanda Tracy 25
Geo W Tracy 3
Fanny E Tracy 1

Harvey Monroe Tracy

Harvey Monroe Tracey

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)

The 1870 info Doug found looks right. 

On the 1880 Census, Harvey Tracey, 41 b. IL, was living with wife Amanda, 34 b. Iowa, and 5 children including George, 13 b. IA; Anna, 11 b. IA; Eva, 9 b. IA; Millard, 7 b. MO; and Effie, 6 b. MO.("United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 April 2015), Harvey Tracy, Adams, De Kalb, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district 200, sheet 291D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0685; FHL microfilm 1,254,685.)

In 1900 Harvey Tracy, 60 b. IL, and Mandy, 53 b. IA, are living in Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, right next door to the George Tracy family. George is 32 b. June 1867, which lines up the 1880 Census.("United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 April 2015), George Tracy, Cass & Pottawatomie Townships, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Territory, United States; citing sheet 5A, family 92, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,340.)

Harvey Tracy and Dorcas A. Scott were married in Marion, Linn, Iowa, on 30 Jun 1866.("Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 April 2015), Harvey Tracy and Dorcas A. Scott, 30 Jun 1866; citing Marion, Linn, Iowa, United States, county courthouses, Iowa.)

Several trees on Ancestry show Harvey's middle name as Monroe.


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