Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Nancy Naomi Alexander Tracy II

I have received many contacts from my post about my fourth Great-Grandmother Nancy Naomi Alexander Tracy.  It has been fun connecting with distant cousins and hearing from them.  One in particular has her own family history blog and shared a love story about Nancy's son Henry and how he met his wife.  After reading her post I thought I better share a bit more on Nancy Naomi and even do a give away.   Below is a story taken from Nancy's writings about the  Nauvoo Temple.

"About the last of May, previous to our departure from Nauvoo, I was aroused from my slumbers one night, hearing such heavenly music as I had never heard before. Everything was so still and quiet when it burst upon my ear that I could not imagine where it came from. I got up and looked out of the window. The moon shone bright as I looked over at the temple from whence the sound came. There on the roof of the building heavenly bands of music had congregated and were playing most beautifully. The music was exquisite! And we had to leave all this; the temple, our homes, and the pleasant surroundings and bid farewell. It was to your tents, 0 Israel."
"At another time fire caught in the roof of the temple. How it caught, I never knew, but for a while it seemed that the house would be destroyed. Men, women, and children came out and formed a bucket brigade. The walls were drained and finally they went with wagons and barrels to the river for water and at last succeeded in putting out the flames. The damage was considerable. It seemed that if the evil powers could not harass the people one way, they would do it in another." 

I am giving away this lovely hardbound book.  It contains Nancy's full autobiography.  If you would like to win one, leave a comment and I will choose a winner on November 1, 2013.  We still have copies that you can purchase for the price of printing ($20). Or if you would like a pdf of the autobiography, email and I will send you one.


  1. I would love to win this to give to my grandparents! What an amazing book. Thanks for the chance! Eksummit(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Thanks for the chance to win! Dixieras(at)hotmail(dot)com . It is incredible to read stories from the past!

  3. Such great Stories!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!! emilymcmillan319(at)gmail(dot)com.

  4. I would love to win this also. Nancy is also my 4th great grandmother and it has been nice getting to know you a little bit online since we are 4th cousins. Fingers crossed! :)

  5. Okay, so I know this is totally passed, but she is also my 4th generation great grandmother. I am still so in awe at her stories! I thought it was neat that I found this blog post while I was looking for more information about her. :)