Notes for Benjamin STACY


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Benjamin Stacy was the fourth-born of William Stacy and Sarah Day.  Benjamin
spent his entir e life in New Salem, Ma.
At 17 years of age Benjamin had served in the Revolutionary War.  He was at
Cherry Valle y during the Cherry Valley Massacre on November 11, 1778.  He was
his father, Col. William St acy's adjutant and was stationed outside the fort
at the Wells's home when the massacre began .  Benjamin ran for the fort in a
hall of bullets and survived.  Each year New Salem celebrat es Old Home Day
with a Ben Stacy foot race.
Benjamin, along with his brother Nymphas, remained in New Salem when Col.
Stacy left wit h the rest of his family for Marietta, Ohio.  Thus, six of Col.
Stacy's children left for Ohi o.  Only Sarah, and her brothers Benjamin and
Nymphas failed to make the Ohio trip.
From Timothy Page's Account Book and letters between family members, it would
appear tha t Benjamin planned to go to Ohio, but failed to do so.  Benjamin
was granted Power of Attorne y for his father, Col. Stacy.  Thus Benjamin
apparently conducted much of his father's busine ss for him.
Benjamin married twice.  He first married Anna Hemingway August 29, 1782, in
New Salem , Ma.  They were the parents of four children.  Anna died at 33
years of age on July 13, 1793 .  Benjamin then apparently married Anna's
sister, Hannah Hemingway.  There were three childr en by this marriage. 
Hannah died May 11, 1839.  Benjamin died January 10, 1844, in New Sale m at 82
years of age.  The children of Benjamin Stacy, all born in New Salem, Ma.

(From the book, "Col. William Stacy; Revolutionary War Hero, Cordwainer,
Minuteman, Prisone r of War, Pioneer",  by Leo L. Lemonds,DVM)
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Notes for Gideon STACY


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Gideon Stacy was the ninth and youngest child born to William Stacy and Sarah
Day.  He was bo rn October 16, 1776, in New Salem, more than a year after Col.
Stacy left for the war.
Gideon would have been about 13 years old when he left with the Stacy family
for Ohio i n 1789.  By the time of Col. Stacy's death, Gideon had become
active in family affairs.  He a nd his brother William Jr. were made
administrators of Col. Stacy's estate when he died in 18 02.
Some time after that Gideon removed to New Orleans, Louisiana.  There is no
family histo ry about the cicumstances of his leaving Ohio.  Likewise no death
date is available, only th e information that he drowned while running the
ferry at Lake Pontchartrain.

(From the book, "Col. William Stacy; Revolutionary War Hero, Cordwainer,
Minuteman, Prisone r of War, Pioneer",  by Leo L. Lemonds,DVM)
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Notes for John STACY


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John Stacy was the seventh child of William Stacy and Sarah Day.  He was born
May 22, 1770, i n New Salem, Ma.  He would have been about five years old when
his father joined the Colonia l Army April 20, 1775.
John at 18 years of age had accompanied his father Col. Stacy, brother-in-law
Sylvanus N ewton and cousin Rufus Stacy to Marietta, Ohio, with the Ohio
company early in 1788.  They we re among the first settlers of Marietta and
the Northwest Territory.  It is not know if Joh n accompanied his father back
to New Salem in 1789, to return with the rest of the Stacy fami ly.
In the fall of 1790, John with his brother Philemon and several others went to
the Big B ottom, 30 miles up the Muskinum River to settle that area.  On
January 2, 1791, the ill-fate d Big Bottom Massacre occurred.  A party on
Indians attacked and as John Stacy emerged onto t he roof, the Indians spied
him and took aim as he pleaded for his life.  The bodies of the se ttlers
including John Stacy were buried in a mass grave now located at Big Bottom
Park.

(From the book, "Col. William Stacy; Revolutionary War Hero, Cordwainer,
Minuteman, Prisone r of War, Pioneer",  by Leo L. Lemonds,DVM)
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