[sarah day-murdock file.FTW] Joseph Stacy was the second born child of William Stacy and Sarah Day. He and his brother Wi lliam Jr. made the trip to New Salem, Ma sometime in late 1757 or in 1758. Joseph, according to family history, was chosen by his mother Sarah to remain at home du ring the Revolutionary War and take care of the famiy. Thus Joseph had no military record . His brothers, William Jr., Benjamin, and Nymphas served during the war. When Joseph and Martha left for Marietta, Ohio, with the rest of the family, they were b urdened with a family tragedy. Martha's diary detailed the death of two of their children wh ile traveling on the road near Buffalo, NY. They died within nine hours of each other and we re buried in one tombless grave. Joseph and Martha did arrive in Mariette, Ohio in 1789 and spent the rest of their live s there. They had located at the Rainbow area. They both died there and both were in the Ra inbow Cemetery. (From the book, "Col. William Stacy; Revolutionary War Hero, Cordwainer, Minuteman, Prisone r of War, Pioneer", by Leo L. Lemonds,DVM)
[sarah day-murdock file.FTW] Nymphas Stacy was the fifth-born child of William Stacy and Sarah Day. He was born 25 Ma rch 1764, in New Salem, Ma. Nymphas died 14 Feb 1837, at age 73. He was buried at Jason an d reinterred at Quabbin Park Cemetery, Ware, Hampshre, MA in 1838/39. The name Nymphas wa s a Stacy family name for several generations and Nymphas and Sarah named their first-born Ny mphas. Nymphas Stacy served in the Revolutionary War from New Salem, Ma. He had joined as a pr ivate, Capt Oliver Coney's Company, Sears Regiment, before his father, Col. William Stacy, wa s released from four years of captivity in Canada. Nymphas marched August 12, 1781; was dis charged November 15, 1781. Served 3 months, 10 days, including travel (146 miles) home. His regiment was raised to rein force the Continental Army for three months. Pension application, No. 25100 on October 9, 18 32, from the National Archives. Nymphas was distinguished as "Captain," presumably a militia title. He lived in that pa rt of New Salem, Ma that became Prescott in 1822. He served as one of Prescott's Selectmen i n 1822/23. When Col. Stacy left for Marietta, Ohio, in 1879, with 5 sons, one daughter and son-in-l aw, his sons, Nymphas and Benjamin, remained in New Salem. In later Correspondence, Benjami n in particular, contemplated going to the Ohio country but never did. (From the book, "Col. William Stacy; Revolutionary War Hero, Cordwainer, Minuteman, Prisone r of War, Pioneer", by Leo L. Lemonds,DVM If there is anything that you can add or correct, please notify me..
[sarah day-murdock file.FTW] Philemon was the eighth child born to William Stacy and Sarah Day. He was born March 18, 177 3. He would have only been two years old when his father left New Salem for the Revolutionar y War. Philemon would have been 16 years old when he accompanied the Stacy family to Ohio in 17 89. Philemon was also in the Big Bottom Massacre with his brother John. Philemon had hidde n in some bedding during the attack but was discovered later. One of the savages saved his l ife and he was taken prisoner. He was later ransomed but died in captivity in Detroit. (From the book, "Col. William Stacy; Revolutionary War Hero, Cordwainer, Minuteman, Prisone r of War, Pioneer", by Leo L. Lemonds,DVM)
[sarah day-murdock file.FTW] Sarah married John Churchill in 1773, in New Salem, Ma. There is not much information availa ble about this family. Sarah died in 1799. This family has been confused with another Sara h Stacy who married a John Churchill. That Sarah died in Mooers, New York, in 1830, and ha d a large family. From her tombstone she would have been born in 1752, two years before ou t Sarah Day married William Stacy in Gloucester. Several family sources give William Stacy's daughter Sarah's birth as 1758/59, in New Sa lem. Also her death date is lised as 1799. Some time in the future someone will furnish mor e information on this Sarah Stacy Churchill and her family. (From the book, "Col. William Stacy; Revolutionary War Hero, Cordwainer, Minuteman, Prisone r of War, Pioneer", by Leo L. Lemonds,DVM)