Re: Samuel STACY b. 1835 Quebec, d. 1886 in West Chazy, NY
The key to my Stacy line is that there were two Samuel Stacys the same age in West Chazy or adjoining areas at the time of the 1860 Census.One may have been an Anglo, I am not sure, but I believe the Census taker may have mistaken these two.
Both this person's first name and last name changed dramatically when he migrated from Quebec to Clinton County, New York.He was born in Napierville, Quebec, and his descendants did not show up in Vermont until the 1900 Census.There are probably other records, such as newspaper articles and the Barre Directory, to narrow down this family's time arrival in Vermont sometime between 1880 and 1900.
At least one of Samuel Stacy's children, Albert, went back and forth between West Chazy and Barre, as evidenced through newspaper articles and records of where Albert's children were born.Albert worked in granite and maybe he went back and forth based on what different employers were paying.
Samuel Stacy Sr (d. NY) and Louise > Samuel Stac(e)y Jr (d. Barre) and Adeline Blair/Blain(d. Barre)> twins Elsie and Alice, born NY, both died in Washington County, Vermont, and both had all their children in Barre.
Vermont added an "e" to this family's surname, making it Stacey, but was inconsistent in spelling by which towns kept the record.
If your Samuel Stacy was born in Quebec, I would suggest his name had undergone a significant transformation.You would need to learn his exact birth date and find someone with access to Quebec birth records to find a boy born on that same day.Because of heavy name recycling within regions and large families, you would probably need a more specific birth place in Quebec.If you know where and when Samuelwas married, that may lead you to his birthplace and date.
I would say my Samuel Stacy Sr ended up with that name by mistaken identity. The presumably Anglo Census taker wrote was familiar and heard, an extremely common occurrence.