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The Lackeys of North Arkansas

Updated September 7, 2001

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James Lackey moved from North Carolina to Wayne County,
Tennessee in about 1830. Census records indicate he was born
in North Carolina in about 1806. The 1830 census records show
James Lackey as head of household which also included an older
woman and two teenage boys. He married Margaret Lucinda White
around 1830.

The 1840 census has James Lackey and wife and children
living in Wayne County, Tennessee. The next house on the census
is that of an older lady named Nancy Lackey. Robert Waid and
Archer William Lackey also live in Wayne County.

The 1850 census has James Lackey and his family in Tishamingo
County, Mississippi, only a few miles from Wayne County, Tennessee. The County Seat of Tishamingo County is Iuka,
Mississippi. Archer William Lackey also lives in Tishamingo, but
Robert Waid Lackey is still Wayne County. Records indicate he
moved to Tishamingo County, Mississippi later.

In about 1860, James Lackey, Archer William Lackey and
Robert Waid Lackey and their families moved to North Arkansas.
James Lackey moved to Sharp County, Arkansas. Archer William
Lackey moved to Izard County, Arkansas. At the time of his
death, he lived in a small community called Iuka, Arkansas.
Robert Waid Lackey moved to Baxter County, Arkansas. These
counties border one another. A short time later, Amos Burrell
Lackey moved to Low Gap, a small community in Newton County,

We know that Amos Burrell Lackey was the son of Amos Lackey
and Nancy Wasson Lackey. There is some evidence that Archer
William Lackey and Robert Waid Lackey were brothers to Amos
Burrell Lackey.

We believe that James Lackey was also a brother to Amos
Burrell Lackey, Archer William Lackey and Robert Waid Lackey.
Unfortunately, we have not been able to document this.

We believe all of these were brothers and were the sons of
Amos Lackey and Nancy Wasson Lackey. Amos Lackey was the son
of William Lackey of Iredell County, North Carolina. He was
named in William Lackey's will in 1820.

Any help with documentation will be greatly appreciated.

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