Margaret Adeline Jeter and Nathan R. Tracy

Margaret Adeline Jeter
and Nathan R. Tracy

Margaret Adeline Jeter
1844 - 1880


The 4th daughter and 6th child of William Griffin Jeter and Elizabeth McCutchen Berry, Margaret Adeline (sometimes Adaline) was born 10/18/1844 on the family farm between Petersburg and Atterbury in Menard County, Illinois.  She married Nathan Rice Tracy on 4/2/1868 in Livingston Co., MO.  Their issue:  Charles (1869) married Amelia Belshe; Mary Frances (1871) married Marion Legg; Emma (1873) married Franklin LeHew; and Tessoria (1877) married Martin Novinger.
Tragedy struck the family in the fall of 1880.  Adeline went to help the family of a neighbor who were all ill with typhoid fever.  She later came down with the same illness and died on 10/24/1880. She was only 36 and expecting a child at the time.
Nathan Tracy was born 8/3/1844 in Garrard Co., KY, and was a resident of Grundy Co., MO at the time of his marriage to Margaret Adeline.  He was farmer and also raised Aberdeen Angus cattle. Tragedy struck again when Nathan was thrown from an automobile in an accident and died from a broken neck on 8/18/1919.
Both Addie and Nathan rest in the Martin Cemetery near Trenton in Grundy County, Missouri. The inscriptions read: Addie 10-18-1844 10-24-1880; Nathan 8-3-1844 8-18-1919.


Submitted by C. Victor Jeter, August 9, 1999