Thomas Tracy 8th great grandfather of Faber Miller who married Gladys Cable
Thomas Tracy b. 1610 in England was a younger son in a large family. Maybe because the first born son inherited all in 1630s England so he had nothing to lose, Thomas sailed for New England and arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1636. He married 3 times, 1st Mary -last name unknown. Thomas was a carpenter and ship builder. He held many community posts including leader of the Train Band (militia company of early America), member of the Colonial Assembly and Lieutenant of the New London County Dragoons. The Tracy family was one of the first to settle in Norwich CT where Thomas died Nov. 7, 1685, age 76. His estate included 5000 acres of Norwich land, he left this to his children.
Some Tracy family history books state that “No family can claim armorial bearings more ancient than the Tracys, for they were handed down from the middle of the twelfth century”. This may or may not be proven. Thomas Tracy has a memorial at Find A Grave with more information and a huge headstone erected by ancestors after his death. Find a Grave is generally completely unverified but still has good information. https://new.findagrave.com/memorial/21945755/Thomas-Tracy