Alpheus David LACY was my Great Grandfather. He lived his entire life as a LACY.
I do not know who his father was. That has been my search quest for the past couple of years and has been very frustrating. I'm not 100% sure that Nancy was his mother. However, both he and Nancy show up in the 1850 census living in the LOCKRIDGE household, with Nancy being the wife of John Sr. LOCKRIDGE. I have the marriage license of John Sr. & Nancy and her last name is listed as LACEY. Is that her maiden name and could be Alpheus' sister (guardian), Aunt (guardian) or born out of wedlock (mother)? Or is that her first (divorced or widowed) married name and she is his mother or aunt (guardian)? We think she was born in 1816-1818 and Alpheus in 1837-1839. I believe with that difference in age --- Nancy was Alpheus' mother. So who is his father?? A "never even been warm" trail turned even colder!!!
I have heard her name was LACY, LACEY, Stubblefield, or Haskett. But remember her name is listed as LACEY on her marriage license to John Sr. But if LACEY were her first married name then Stubblefield or Haskett could be her maiden name. I have never even got close on either of those names.
I probably know everything there is to know about Alpheus -- if you need anything about him just let me know.