Biography of Benjamin Stacy
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Stacy, Benjamin, is the son of Benjamin and Lydia (Cooly) Stacy. The father was born in Boston and died October 19, 1844, aged eighty years, and the mother was born in Massachusetts and died in Gaines, September 9, 1827, aged sixty years. The children of Benjamin and Lydia Stacy were as follows: Sarah, Electa, William, Russell, Salorna, Sylvester, Lydia, Theodotia, Mary Ann and Benjamin. Sarah was born in Williamstown, Mass., in 1790, and died in Murray in 1872. She was twice married, her first husband being Charles Nichols, by whom she had one child, Abigail, who died in Carlton, December, 1693, and the second Bradley B. Stearns. Electa, born in Vermont in 1792, died in Michigan in 1846, was married to John Jones, by whom she had three children, Maria, Hannah and David. William was born in Vermont in 1794, and died in Gaines in 1880. He settled in Gaines in 1815 and married Charlotte Standish. They had three children: Maria, Henry (deceased) and George W. Russell was born in Vermont in 1796, and did in Albion in 1872. He settled in Gaines in 1815 and married Theresa, daughter of Samuel Day, who came from Lake George and settled in Gaines in 1815. Their children were as follows: Sylvester W., born in Murray, Feb ruary 13, 1825; Ira. born in Gaines, February 26, 1827, died in South Carolina on the march with Sherman; John B., born in Gaines, September 16, 1828; Electa M., born in Gaines in 1830, died in 1852; Fannie C., born in Gaines, August 1, 1832; Lydia, born in Gaines in 1834, died in Indiana in 1877; Alice M., born in Carlton, August 29, 1837; Sarah Jane, born in Gaines, August 10, 1839, and died in Hainlin in 1871; Fidelia P., born in Carlton, August 10, 1841; William R, born in Carlton, October 19, 1844; Henry E., born in Carlton, June 26, 1846; Ophelia A., born in Carlton, April 30, 1851. Saloma, born in Vermont in 1798, died in Gaines, May 7, 1889, was married to Anthony T. Johnson for her first husband and John P. Curtis her second husband. Sylvester was born in Vermont in 1800 and died in 1823. Lydia was born in Vermont in 1802 and died in Gaines in 1832. Theodotia was born in Vermont in 1804 and died in Gaines in 1890. Mary Ann was born in Vermont in 1806 and died in Gaines in 1877. Benjamin, our subject, was born September 1, 1810, in Benson, Rutland county, Vt. He has owned his farm in Gaines for sixty seven years. The following is copied from the Orleans American of March 6, 1890: "The veteran court crier, Benjamin Stacy, has resigned that position after a service of forty yeara During that period he served as constable fifteen years, justice of the peace twelve years, collector for the town of Gaines five years, deputy sheriff four years, notary public two terms. The duties of all these positions have been discharged accurately, efficiently, courteously, to the Satisfaction of the constituency, and the veteran retires from the public service with clean skirts and a consciousness of having always promptly discharged the duties devolved upon him." December 12, 1878, Mr. Stacy married Altana L., daughter of P. Hakes. She was born in Pitcher, Chenango county, June 22, 1844.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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