Slavens, Mrs. Tracy (maiden name Perks) was born in Montgomery County, Kentucky 7 January 1794. She was married to Thomas Slavens and removed to Montgomery County, Missouri, in the autumn of 1830 and died in Lincoln county, Missouri 19 March 1870, in the 77th year of her age. For the encouragement of mothers, her children (nine in number) professed religion and joined the Church before her death.

St. Louis Christian Advocate, May 1870.
from Missouri Obituaries January 1870 - June 1872 abstracted by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, Independence, Missouri 1985.