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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
He had a large circle of friends and business
associates in these three States, and he died
greatly lamented by these. His death occurred
in 1878, and his remains were buried
at Covington, Kentucky, where rest those of
his parents. He met with a reasonable degree
of financial success, but did not reap the
rewards from his labors which he might have
done had he been less conscientious and more
thrifty (as otl)ers were) in using his opportunities
for personal ends. IIe was a man of
chivalric sense of honor, great integrity and
lofty aspiration. He spent the latter part of
his life amidst conditions that tried men's
Elizabeth (Slack) Longimoor, wife of Hugh
P. Longmoor, and mother of thle subject of
this notice, was a daughter of Colonel Jacob
A. Slack, of Mason county, Kentucky, a
highly-respected citizen, and in his day a
prominent politician of his State. being a
stalwart Jackson Democrat. He served in
both branches of the Kentucky Legislature.
Mrs. Longmoor was a lady of great intelligence
and refinement and a devout Christian,
being for many years a zealous member of
the Presbyterian Church. She died at
Parkersburg, West Virginia, in 1864.
Both the Longmoors and thle Slacks were
among the first settlers of Kentucky, and have
long been among the most substantial and
potential citizens of that great commonwealth.
APTAIN N. H. TRACY.-While there
are a few incidents of a sensational or
even novel character in the ordinary
lives of professional men, there are yet in
every successful career points of interest and
an undercurrent of character well deserving
of careful thought. However much lives
may resemble one another, each must differ
from all others, and preserve an identity
truly its own. The life-history of N. IH.
Tracy while it has many phases in coimmion
with others of his profession, yet discloses an
energy, a perseverance, an integrity and personal
characteristics, which acting together
as a motive power have enabled him to attain,
and maintain, a standing of respect
ability and an esteem professionally, which
are essentially and distinctively his own.
Captain Tracy is a native of Georgia, borll
in what was then Murray, now Whitfield
county, April 3. 1842. His parents were
James T. and Eliza A. Tracy, the former a
native of South Carolina, and the latter a native
of Georgia. The mother's maiden name
was Fulcher, and she was a daughter of a respectable
and well-to-do planter of north
Georgia. The parents moved to Texas in
1856, stopping in Titus county, wilere, however,
they remained only a short time, leaving
on account of the severe drouth of that
year and going to southwest Missouri where
they spent the winter, and in the following
spring moved into northwest Arkansas, settling
on the horse shoe bend of the north
fork of White river. There the father engaged
in mercantile and agricultural pursuits,
which he followed till his death in
1861. He died in middle life, being in his
forty-fourth year, having been born in 1817.
The mother survived him till 1878, dying in
the fifty-sixth year of her age. For many
years she was a consistent member of the Baptist
Church. The father, while not rich, accumulated
some property, and was in a fair
way to become the possessor of considerable
wealth at the time of his death. Such advantages
in the way of education as his incans
would allow and his situation with respect to
schools afforded he gave to his children, sup.
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