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Lucy Stacy

4 March 1796–25 May 1889

Born ca. 4 Mar. 1796 in New Salem, Franklin Co., Massachusetts.[1] Daughter of Nymphas Stacy and Sarah Gibbs.[2] Married first Elias Harris, 24 Jan. 1819, in New Salem; four children.[3] Mother of EBW’s first husband, James Harvey Harris.[4] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dec. 1833, in Wendell, Franklin Co., Massachusetts.[5] Migrated from Wendell, 24 Apr. 1844, arriving in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, by mid-May 1844.[6] Left Nauvoo, 1842; moved to La Harpe, Hancock Co., by 1844.[7] Moved to Harlem, Winnebago Co., Illinois, by 1850.[8] Moved to Roscoe, Winnebago Co., by 1860.[9] Husband died, 1869; married second Jesse Noble Blackinton, after 1869.[10] Returned to New Salem, by 1880.[11] Died 25 May 1889 in New Salem.[12]

 

[1]1850 U.S. Census, Harlem, Winnebago Co., IL, p. 756, Lucy Harris. New Salem, MA, Town Clerk, Vital Records, 1857–1900, Deaths Registered in New Salem, 1889, p. 36, line 7, Lucy (Stacy) Blackinton, 26 May 1889, microfilm 1901627, DGS 7579496, image 116/246, FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 15 July 2019), Lucy Stacy (K1W1-DPJ). 

[2] Vital Records of New Salem, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1927), 114. New Salem, MA, Town Clerk, Vital Records, 1857–1900, Deaths Registered in New Salem, 1889, p. 36, line 7, Lucy (Stacy) Blackinton, 26 May 1889, microfilm 1901627, DGS 7579496, image 116/246, FHL.  

[3] Vital Records of New Salem, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1927), 80, 114. Don Gleason Hill, ed., Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, and Admissions to the Church and Dismissals Therefrom, Transcribed from the Church Records in the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1638–1845 (Dedham, MA: Dedham Transcript, 1888), 236. “Stacy Harris Nymphas,” Wendell Center Cemetery, Wendell, Franklin Co., MA; Find a Grave, posted 9 Feb. 2011, memorial no. 65407443 (http://findagrave.com, accessed 15 July 2019). 1850 U.S. Census, Harlem, Winnebago Co., IL, p. 756, Oleander Harris, Lucy H. Harris. 1840 U.S. Census, Wendell, Franklin Co., MA, Elias Harris. 1850 U.S. Census, Harlem, Winnebago Co., IL, Elias Harris.

[4] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 35–37.

[5] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 28–29. Historical Department, Journal History of the Church, 1830–2008, 14 Oct. 1833, p. 4, image 360/475, MS 100 137, CHL. 

[6] EBW, Diary, 23 Apr. 1844. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 40. Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah in Four Volumes, vol. 4 (Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon and Sons, 1904), 587.

[7] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 50. Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah in Four Volumes, vol. 4 (Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon and Sons, 1904), 587.

[8]1850 U.S. Census, Harlem, Winnebago Co., IL, p. 756, Lucy Harris.

[9] 1860 U.S. Census, Roscoe, Winnebago Co., IL, p. 571, Lucy Harris.

[10] “Elias Harris,” Roscoe Cemetery, Roscoe, Winnebago Co., IL; Find a Grave, posted 9 May 2012, memorial no. 89845248 (http://findagrave.com, accessed 14 Jan. 2019). 1880 U.S. Census, New Salem, Franklin Co., MA, ED 255, p. 7, Lucy Blackinton.

[11] 1880 U.S. Census, New Salem, Franklin Co., MA, ED 255, p. 7, Lucy Blackinton.

[12] New Salem, MA, Town Clerk, Vital Records, 1857–1900, Deaths Registered in New Salem, 1889, p. 36, line 7, Lucy (Stacy) Blackinton, 26 May 1889, microfilm 1901627, DGS 7579496, image 116/246, FHL.