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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:12 pm 
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The Helen Lacy Gibbs oral history transcript says George brought dogs from Tennessee. There are other articles that have mentioned the Lacys coming to Marble Falls from Tennessee, Missouri and East Texas. These are not typos. The Lacy family did originate in Christian County, KY. They did not, however, come straight to Marble Falls from Kentucky.

George Washington Lacy Sr. was born in Kentucky in 1793. His wife, Sarah "Sally" Meyers, was born in 1796 in Pennsylvania. They married in 1819 in Christian County, KY. George and Sally had 14 children, all born in Christian County, 13 of whom survived to adulthood. In 1853, George and Sally moved from Kentucky to Dade County, MO, where they lived until their death.

While some of the children made the move to Missouri, others scattered and started their own families. Several children moved to Overton County, TN near the Kentucky/Tennessee border. Between 1858 and 1860, Jacob Melbourne Lacy, Francis Marion "Frank" Lacy, George Washington Lacy, John Hiram "Harry" Lacy, Young Ewin Lacy and Marcella Lacy Whitman moved to Burnet County, TX. Matthew Paul Lacy, Ewin's twin, moved to the area before 1880.

Francis Marion "Frank" Lacy was born in 1827. He made the move to Missouri and married Lucinda Whitman. Children Martha Ann and Lou Ella were born in Cedar County, MO. Twins Lucy Josephine and Laura were born in Sullivan County, MO in 1860. Nannie was born in 1863 in Burnet County. Two more children, Virginia and Elizabeth, also born in Burnet County, TX.

Ewin Lacy was born in 1832. He married Catherine Crownover in 1868 in Marble Falls, TX. Their children William, Olivia, Arter, Lissa and Marshall were all born in Burnet County

George Washington Lacy Jr. was born in 1837. Adelia Tate was born in 1847 in Overton County, TN. The Tate family moved to Llano County, TX in 1856. George settled on his own land in neighboring Burnet County, TX in 1858. George and Adelia were married in 1866.

The youngest of the brothers, John Henry "Harry" Lacy, was born in 1839. He married Nancy Adeline Tate, Adelia Tate's sister, in 1867 in Burnet, TX.

Jacob Lacy was born in 1825. He was listed as a resident of Red River County, TX in 1840 and Harrison County, TX in 1846. He met and married Elizabeth Armstrong, who lived in Upshur County, and moved to near his family in Missouri. Jacob and Elizabeth had four children. Between 1852 and 1858, John, Ora Belle and Loveda Ann were born in St. Cloud County, MO. Their next child, James, was born in 1860 in Burnet County, TX. Elizabeth died in 1861. Jacob married his second wife Mary Coder in 1864.

Due to violence over cattle and land rights, referred to as the Hoo-Doo Wars, Jacob moved his family out of Burnet to New Mexico in 1877. Though he lived in the same area as his brothers, he is never listed as one of the founders of the Lacy Dog. Either this reflects bad blood between the family or indicates that the breed was not created until after Jacob left Texas.

Stay tuned, we will have more on the Lacy family in the next few weeks.

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