Nancy (Hannah?) Butts-Tracy

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I'm related to all the Butts, Earle and Lake family out of Little Compton, Rhoad Island.

1. Back in those times Nancy was a nickname for Hannah.

Nancy/Hannah was born around 1840 and she was my Great-Great Grandmother.

Married to William Riely Tracy.

Daughters- Hannah Ann (Anna)  Tracy -Mills- Keep  -Great Grandmother B.  around  1862.

Irene Tracy-Keep-Great Aunt.

They Live in the area of Chautauqua County New York-Jamestown and Erie County PA.

 

Our oral History has Nancy Butts as part Native American of one of the tribes in the Northeast.

1.  How is Nancy Butts connected in this, her father was Butts.   On my Great Grandmothers marriage licence from the 188-90s time she list her mother as Nancy Butts not Nancy Butss Tracy  or Nancy Tracy.

See Little Compton History on Lake, Butts etc. as well as the Paine-Joyce geneaology index.  Massachusett, New York, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania by way of England.

Alice Lake wife of Henry Lake was one of about 14 women who were killed by Puritans for  being a witch-Dorchester, Suffolk County Massachusetts.
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Hi.  I am brand new to this so the info I have was researched by my 1st cousin, once removed, user name Bess1062,   Reached through her info from the (Fred) Holsman family tree,  his spouse (my Grandmother) Orabel Ethel Simmons'  mother was Sarah (Sally) Ann Butts.  I would have to go back to check, but there is a Hannah Butts listed in the family (possible her sister).  They were from Ohio.  In that tree is also listed  Henry Lake  b14Aug1611 in Liverpool, England  married to Alice Ireod  b1620 in Liverpool, England.  Info is given about Alice being hung in Dorcester, MA for suspicion of being a witch.   I can not vouch for anything as I did not do the research.  I am just passing on what I read in hopes that it will help a little.  .... ... Hopefully this is not Bess asking or this is all for naught. 

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