Eaton Family and Other Genealogies by Wesley A. Bracy (GEN.18)
Genealogies of Eaton and other families compiled by Wesley A. Bracy
Compiled by Wesley A. Brace
In 1957 Wesley Alton Bracy (1898-1975) compiled genealogies that focused primarily on the Eaton family, his own line, and less extensively, on other early Sedgwick families.
In the opening notes he wrote, “The list was first made by John G. Eaton and sometime after his death was given to Edward Byard. The list of John G. Eaton includes only the first two pages, (Ebenezer Eaton and Joseph Eaton).” Wesley wrote that the list was in Edward’s possession when he, Wesley, did the transcription.
the two loose pages at the end of this collection included vital record data about the Merrill, Carlton and Averill families which were taken verbatim from The Vital Records of Sedgwick, Maine compiled by Barbara M. Grindle (Picton Press, Rockport, Maine, 2004).
Based on his personal knowledge of Sedgwick families, Wesley added multiple handwritten additions to the typed text.
Wesley Bracy was born in Brookin, Maine, the son of Richard A. and Mary Eaton Bracy, and had one sibling, a sister named Florence M. Bracy. In 1922 Wesley married Elizabeth Carlton Husband (1898-1985). They had a son Wesley Alton Bracy (1924-1927) who died as a child and a daughter, Mary Susan Bracy (born 1927) who currently resides at Parker Ridge in Blue Hill, Maine. the Bracy line, through Elizabeth, goes back to the Sedgwick founding families of Daniel Merrill and David Carlton.
Wesley spent much of his life in Sedgwick though he raised his family in Brewer and Bangor where his varied skills with automobiles and antiques gave him the work he needed to support his family. When Wesley retired, he and his wife Elizabeth moved back to Sedgwick where he started a surveying business. His grandson, Wesley Martin (now residing in Sedgwick), remembers him as a patient and caring teacher and a jack of all trades. When survy work was slow he would work on documenting family history or transcribing old town records. The Eaton genealogy is on of those projects.