Born in New York, the subject was the son of Archibald Gracie (1755-1829) and Ester (Rogers) Gracie. He became a merchant in Mobile, Alabama, and married Elizabeth Davidson Bethune of North Carolina. When the Civil War broke out he remained loyal to the North, although his son Archibald (b. 1832) distinguished himself as a Confederate soldier before being killed at the battle of Petersburg.
Gift of John Fiske in memory of his mother, Margaret Gracie Fiske
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Museum & Library Map
Floor plan & visitor information
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024