Re: Benjamin Lacy- bro.of Wm.- NC to KY early1800s
My source of information is from Steve Lacys Web Site, The Lacy Genealogist Homepage Archive.
"Squire" Benjamin Lacy, Esquire - born about 1750 in Virginia and died in 1836 at Christian County Kentucky. Ben first married Elizabeth in NC. and then married Mary Molden in KY. He was a Justice of the County and also the Road Construction Overseerer about 1770 in Chatham County, North Carolina. He and Philemon witnessed a deed in 1771 for 350 acres on Collins Creek off Haw river. This lies in the SW corner of Orange County. It seems they owned land in both Chatham and Orange Co's,NC. Ben settled in the northern part of Christian County KY, about 1796, where he received several land grants. At the time of his death, Benjamin owned two Plantations and several slaves. He had requested and was buried on the hilltop looking out over his Plantations so that he could watch his slaves(according to family legend). Ben was High Sheriff of Christian County in 1821, reflecting his prominense and standing in the County. He is listed in the history of Christian County as Squire Benjamin Lacy and as an early pioneer settler of the County by 1796. He and his brother William created the Lacy settlement near the pioneer landmark and the springs of Pilot Rock. The Lacey community and school in Christian County were named after his descendants. A detailed genealogy of this line has been researched in the original by a descendant James Howard Lyon.
It also says that a Benjamin ( Jr.?) - born in 1812 in Kentucky, married Elizabeth Pyle in 1835, and died about 1861.
The only other Philemon Lacy that I know of was Philemons Son. He was born about 1765 and died in 1849 in Jasper County, Georgia. He married Susanna Snipes first, then Frances Durham in 1804. It says he owned about 300 acres of land in Baldwin and Monroe Counties, Georgia.