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Adam Lackey

Lawrenceville Republican January 12 1922 Obituary for Adam Lackey

Adam Lackey, son of John and Nancy Lackey, was born February 26, 1836; died January 6, 1929, at the age of 85 years, 10 months, and 10 days. He was married September 5, 1861, to Rachel Norton and thirteen children were born to them, six of whom preceded the father to the other world, namely Nancy, John, Norris, Charles, Leonard and James.The living are Joseph, Brittie Smith, Carl, Ross, Edgar, Bertrice Montgomery and William.

He is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, one brother, Anderson Lackey, of Crawford, and two sisters, Mrs. Ben Pinkstaff, of Birds, and Mrs. Douglas Pinkstaff of Oklahoma. Death was due to bronchial pneumonia.

Adam Lackey, one of the last of the pioneers of Lawrence County, was born on the old homestead in Russell town and in early life began to hew out of the wilderness a home for himself, where with his mother, he lived the unusual time of more than 53 years. His mother died January 21, 1915.

Uncle Ad, as he was familiarly called, was characterized by all who knew him as a square dealer, honest to the last degree and when called into council, gave freely. No worthy appeal for charity was ever made to him in vain, and in trouble, sickness or loss, he was ever among the first to offer friendly advice and financial assistance.

He united with the Primitive Baptist church at Canaan during the spring of 1896, and until death was one of the faithful in church as well as in social life; his judgement was sound and eagerly sought. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at East Pinkstaff church.

Loral, Ray and Owen Lackey, Charles and Clay Smith and Earl Montgomery, all grandsons, acted as pall bearers.

Ed. note: The “gossip” column for Birds that week stated that Mr. Adam Lackey had a stroke of paralysis and died January 5 at his daughter’s house.

Other notes of interest gleaned from the Lawrence County newspapers:

Adam served on the Board of Supervisors from Russell township in Feb 1878.

Lawrence Republican February 8, 1884: Died: Last Thursday night, at his father’s home, east of here of cancer in the stomach, Charles O., son of Adam Lackey. His remains were interred in the Pinkstaff Cemetery. Charles was a clever, genial boy, always smiling and good humored, and had hosts of friends.

Sumner Press June 3 1886: Adam Lackey was appointed to served on a committee to enlarge the courtroom, add an addition to the south end of the building courthouse and install a fire proof vault.

F C Meserve served as administrator of the estate of Adam Lackey.


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