Newspaper article from the Putnam County Tennessee Herald, Thursday 6 February 1930.
An interesting centenarian---Mrs. Betsy Gracey, who resides near Window Cliff, this county, was one hundred and four years old on January 12th. She is the widow of John Gracey, who has been dead for many years, and has lived her long life in the immediate vicinity of her present home. Her maiden name was Robinson, her father being a pioneer settler near the mouth of Falling Water, something near a century ago. Mrs. Gracey is reasonably strong physically and retains her faculties remarkably well. Recently she remarked to her son, Monroe Gracey, aged 56, whith whom she lives, that she was 48 years old two weeks before his birth. Her children are all living. Hugh Gracey and Mrs. Illinoise Anderson reside in Texas. Jack Gracey is in Oklahoma, and Manse Gracey is in Nebraska. Mrs. Lon Green lives near Burton, this county. Truly, a remarkarble woman.Note: Mrs. Gracey's eldest daughter, Amanda Gracey born 1849 died in 1888 and the first wife of Jesse Amos Barr, is not mentioned by this newspaper writer.