Photos above:  William Gracey (b. 1798), left; 
Daguerreotype of his four sisters. (Most likely to be Martha, Sarah, Mary, and Catherine)

1. William GRACEY (other spellings Greacey, Grasy) and Agness CRAIG  m. 1790
   William was born 12, May 1760. He died 1836 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
   Agness was born 26, April 1769. She died 7, July 1835.  In 1789, William was living 
   in the Northern Liberties area of Philadelphia. He was a shipworker
(Pennsylvania Tax and Exoneration records). In 1807, he lived in Whitpain, 
Montgomery County, PA. He was a labourer.    They were from Northern Ireland.

   Their children:  

    2. Martha     b. 15, July 1791  Montgomery, PA. She m. 1816 to 
                  Isaac CUSTER.  She died 20, March 1870.
    3. John       b. 31, August 1793
    4. William    b.  17, Dec. 1798 in Pennsylvania.  He 
                  m. Mary Jane  ?
    5. Sarah      b. 1, July 1801 (alive in 1836)
    6. Agness     b. 19, February 1803 in Pennsylvania.  
                  She m. ca. 1833 Jhob  WORSLEY
    7. James      b. 3, April  1805 d. 24, June 1883 m. Susannah E.
        REED b. 1808 d. 1884. See Gracey In PA on Genforum for James and Susannah Gracey's Descendants: 
(Source: Kathleen Dorr Bevan) 8. Samuel b. 28, November 1807 in Pennsylvania. 9. Mary b. 17, April 1810 (alive in 1836) 10. Catherine b. 18, April 1811 (alive in 1836) SECOND GENERATION: 2. Martha Gracey m. Isaac CUSTER in 1816 Montgomery County, PA, Son of John CUSTER Children: 11. John Custer 12. William 13. Sarah 14. Mary Ann (Source Marilyn Custer) 4. William GRACEY (pictured above, left) (William Gracey Sr.) and Mary Jane ? William GRACEY m. Mary Jane ? (She might have been Melungeon.) William died ca. 1865. Mary Jane ? was b. 20, July 1820 Kentucky. She died 12, July 1891 in Oakland, Alameda County, California. She is buried at Mt. View Cemetery in Oakland, California. Her mother was born in Missouri; her father was born in Kentucky. William GRACEY and Mary Jane ? lived in Scott County, Missouri where William GRACEY had a pottery making business. He was also a road overseer and postmaster of the town. William, his brother, Samuel, and his sister Agness lived in the town of Commerce, Scott County, Missouri. The children of William and Mary Jane Gracey: 15. Roxana b. 1844 (May actually be daughter of Patrick TOBIN. Patrick m. Araminta Raspberry in 1854 in Scott County, Missouri.) 16. Louisiana (Lucy) b. 10, March 1846 in Missouri. (May actually be daughter of Patrick Tobin.) She was buried 17, October 1899 at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, California. She married J.J. "Jasper" Hale in Crescent City, Del Norte County, California on 20, September 1860. They had two sons, Marcellus L. HALE b. Hydesville, Bridgeport in 1869, and Elmer Baker HALE b. ca. 1871. Marcellus had a son Thomas. 17. Eugene William (Gene) b. 1, January 1857 in Crescent City, Del Norte, California. He is buried 28, June 1933 at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, California. He married Agnes Catherine Gracey in 1893 in Oakland, Alameda County, California. The 1892 California Voter Register shows him as 5'-9" in height with dark complexion, eyes, and hair. 18. Hatteras Samuel b. 12, September 1861 Crescent City, Del Norte Co., California. He died 1920 at Forest Glen, Trinity County, California. He is buried at Mt. View cemetery in Oakland, CA. The 1892 California Voter Register shows him as 5'-10" in height with dark complexion, eyes, and hair. The family moved from Crescent City to San Francisco in 1865, and then to Oakland, Alameda County, CA in 1867. Possible related family names that I found in an old family photo album: Urso, Anderson, Jones, and Beeman/Beaman/Beatman. 6. Agness Gracey (William Sr.) was born 19, February 1803 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died 1, August 1849 in Commerce, Missouri. She married Jhob WORSLEY ca. 1833 in Philadelphia. Agness and Jhob are buried in the Anderson/ Commerce Cemetery in Missouri. Children of Agness Gracey and Jhob Worsley are: 19. Eliza Worsley, b. ca. 1833; d. Pennsylvania or Delaware 20. Rebecca Worsley b. ca. 1835; d. ca. 1835 Delaware 21. Hanna Worlsey b. ca. 1836 d. ca. 1836 Delaware 22. Martha Ann Worsley b. 1839 23. Wm. James Worsley b. 1844 7. James Gracey m. Susannah E. Children: 24. Samuel Gracey b. 15, August, 1833 d. 15, January 1915 and is buried in Zion's Lutheran Cemetery in Pottstown, PA. He m. Annie Grimm. Their children: Susan ? and Ida L. (Source: Barbara Mihilchek) 25. James b. about 1836 26. William b. about 1838 27. Martha b. about 1840 m. Mr. Babb of Wilmington, Delaware (Source: Barbara Mihilchek) 28. John b. about 1842 29. Susan E. b. about 1844 M. Mr. Jordan of Chester Springs (Source: Barbara Mihilchek) 30. Mary C. b. about 1846 married C.W. Wagoner (or Wagner) 31. Catharine b. about 1848 (source-1850 PA census) (Source: Marjie Amic)

Third Generation

16.Children of Louisiana GRACEY & J.J. HALE
  32. Marcellus Hale
  33. Elmer Baker Hale
Children of  Marcellus & Lou Olive Hale (m. 2nd Peter McNAUGHTON)
  Thomas M. Hale b. ca. 13, Sept. 1908.He m. Helen ?; they 
  lived at 2004 Pine Street, Eureka, Ca in 1960.He d. ca. March 1971.

17. Eugene William GRACEY (Wm, Wm Sr.)& Agnes Catherine
    JACKSON were m. in Oakland,Alameda County,
    California  on July 7th, 1893 at 11:41 am by Father J.B. O'Connor of 
    Rodeo Church. Witnesses were Frank Evans and Rosa O'Connor, 
    both of Oakland.

William died in 1933. He went to Brayton College,
forerunner of the University of California, 
before it was moved to Berkeley, California.  He
was a skilled painter of the faux arts. He belonged
to the amateur baseball club, "Oakland
Nine of the Wide Awakes".

Agnes Catherine was born 26, February 1871  in
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.  Her father, John
JACKSON, was b. in Ireland ca. 1827/1828. His
father was William/Peter JACKSON and his mother was 
poss. Ann  McDADE/McDEVITT.
Her mother, Mary Anne LAFFY, was b. in Ireland ca. 
1841/42  and settled in Scotland when she was
about two years old.  She was the daughter of Thomas 
Thomas was a brusher in an iron pit. Agnes 
was the daughter  Moley/Molly (?)  
Stevenston-Davis (or Davies). MaryAnne's sister was 
Catherine, who went to the United States and married
Andrew McClure and settled in Paterson, New Jersey. Their 
children were listed in the 1910 Paterson, New Jersey census
(Andrew, William, Allan, and Catherine).

John Jackson and MaryAnne Laffy were m. 
14, May 1866 in Port Glasgow, Scotland.  The family
lived at 41 Havannah Street, a tenement. John 
Jackson d.1874 (poss. August 8). John Jackson,
a furnaceman at a chemical works, is said to have
committed suicide off a Glasgow bridge in Scotland. 
His body was found at Monkland Canal near St. 
Rollocks Chemical Works (poss. where he worked). 
He is buried at Dalbeth Cemetery. His parents were 
William and Ann (McDade or McDevitt) Jackson.  
MaryAnn was a jute weaver. Both John and MayAnn 
Jackson were illiterate. MaryAnn Laffy Jackson remarried
Michael New (son of Matthew and Helen (Machar) 
New).  They lived in the village of Barry 
near Carnoustie (north of Dundee). They lived at 4 
Annfield Road. In 1911, Mary Ann Laffy Jackson New 
died at the Parochial Hospital. 

Children of John Jackson and Mary Ann Laffey: 
i.Agnes Catherine 26, February 1871
ii.Mary (b. 1869),
iii.Catherine (b. 1872 d. 1874 of teething).  

Agnes Catherine Jackson  attended grade school in
Dundee, Scotland. She came to America ca. 1889 on the 
S.S. Furnessia to work in the New Jersey spinning mills.  
She was sent to California to instruct girls how to 
operate the spinning machines at the Oakland 
California Cotton Mills (a new mill in 1881) to 
help establish the new jute spinning 
department in about 1891. (For picture go to Related family names:

S.S. Furnessia

Eugene William GRACEY, Hatteras Samuel GRACEY,
and cousin  Marcellus HALE and families -all
homesteaded in 1894 in the Long Ridge Area 
of the Mad River country of Trinity County going in 
on trails by horseback from Eureka, Humboldt
County, California.  

Children of Eugene William Gracey and Agnes Jackson:
34. Robert Ingersoll m. 20, September 1924 to Bertha Adele 
    HUTCHISON Hutchison webpage: Hutchisons of Butler  County, Pennsylvania
35. Marguerite Cecilia m. Otto LEHR; 36. Sarah (d. young; 1903); drowned in Ferndale, California 37.Samuel (d. young;1903) drowned in Ferndale, California 38.Francis (d. young;1903); 39.William m.1932 to Dorothy Beatrice HAUSMAN **************************************** 18. Hatteras Samuel Gracey Children of Hatteras Samuel Gracey: (Not known if he had any children) **************************************** 23. Wm. James WORSLEY (Agnes Gracey, Wm. Gracey Sr.) was b. 22, September 1844 in Commerce, Scott County, MO.; d. 29, May 1920 in Commerce, Scott County, MO.He m.(1) Ann PRICE.He m.(2) Jennie RANDOL. Note: More information is available on descendants not listed!! Please contact the e-mail address.

List of Links

Commerce, Missouri: Describes the town and history.
Scott County Missouri Genealogical and History Site: interactive genealogical site
Cemetery list of Commerce, Scott County, Missouri:
Pat O'Halloran's Genealogy site: site includes Laffey
The Gene Pool: Genealogy website
Genealogy Resources on the Internet:
Ancestry Hometown: Has some interactive search sites
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System:
The Seeker: Site to find missing persons
Heritage Quest:
Sutro Library:
Allen County Public Library : Library with nationwide Genealogical Collections and online-accessible catalogs
Austin Association of America:
Genforum: This is a great site to post your surname queries (including GRACEY!!)
Ship Passenger Lists: interactive site of passenger ship lists
Surname website: interactive site
LDS website: Interactive database with millions of names
Martin Dee webpage: Martin Dee; His son, Patrick Dee, of Ireland who settled in Michigan and Indiana
Hutchison webpage: Hutchisons of Butler County, Pennsylvania
Hezekiah Lord Hosmer II webpage: First Chief Justice of the Montana Territory appointed by President Abraham Lincoln
Family Treemaker's Genealogy Site Home Page:
Genealogy Ultimate Family Tree:
Family Chronicle Magazine:
County Galway Full Contents:
Surname Registry:
Ulster Foundation: Northern Ireland databse
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland:
Town of Larne, Northern Ireland:
Family Search-LDS site:
California State Archives:
National Archives and Records Administration :
California State Library:
California State Library-Sutro Branch:
California Genealogical Society:
State Vital Records Office-Kentucky:
Kentucky Historical Society:
Bureau of Vital Records-Missouri:
Missouri State Archives:
State Historical Society of Missouri:
Missouri State Genealogical Association:
Mid-Continent Public Library:
Vital Records, State Dept. of Health:
National Archives and Records Administration Mid Atlantic Region (Center City, Philadelphia):
State Library of Pennsylvania:
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania:
Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania:
Federation of Genealogical Societies:
National Genealogical Society Library:
General Register Office:
Ulster Historical Foundation:
Society of Friends Library:
British Isles Genweb project:
(directory of family history resources):
Christine's Genealogy Website (African-American Research):
Glasgow City Archives:
Welsh Archives Council:
National Library of Wales:
Local History Directory for Wales:
Genealogy Pro: Professional genealogical services

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