Adam C. Lackey

Adam C. Lackey, a well-known stock buyer of Allen
County, is also an agriculturist of more than ordinary ability, who owns
two well-improved farms in Monroe township, one in section 22 containing
86 acres, and the other in sections 24 and 27, containing 77 acres. Mr.
Lackey was born on his father's old homestead, September 18, 1861, and
is a son of William and Diadama (Hall) Lackey. The grandfather was
Alexander Lackey, a Pennsylvania Dutchman, who died leaving two young
sons, William and Alexander, both of whom came to Allen County.
Alexander afterwards moved to Indiana, where he died.
William Lackey was born in the State of Pennsylvania, September
18, 1818, and was still young when he came to Ohio and located in
Tuscarawas County. There he was married to Diadama Hall, who was born
in Maryland in December 1828. They lived in Tuscarawas County until
after the birth of their second child when the came to Allen County;
here they spent the remainder of their lives. William Lackey was a
wagon-maker by trade and also a successful teacher, both in this and in
Tuscarawas County; but in his later years he turned his attention to
agricultural pursuits and was the owner of 110 acres of land in Monroe
township. He was a man of deep religious convictions and an earnest
worker in the Methodist Church. In earlier life a Republican, he later
espoused the cause of prohibition and was a loyal supporter of that
policy until his death. He passed his 85th mile-stone when his summons
came. His wife, who survived him about one year, dying October 31,
1904, did not quite reach her 76th year. Upright and honorable in all
things, they reared their children to lives of usefulness and honor,
inculcating those principles which have made the name Lackey universally
respected. The family consisted of nine children, viz.: John, who died
when about 40 years of age, leaving a widow and six children; Martha
Jane (Brown), of Lima; William Hall, of Michigan; Sarah (Wright), of
Paulding County; Alice (Snyder), of Paulding County; James, also of
Paulding County; Adam; Henry and one child that died in infancy.
Adam Lackey remained with his parents until his 23rd year, when
he purchased 40 acres of woodland in Paulding County, living there for
two years and clearing about 20 acres of it. Selling that property, he
then purchased 66 acres in section 22, afterwards adding another 20
which he still owns, and upon which he lived until 1902. Moving to West
Cairo, he engaged in buying and shipping stock for several years, and
then moved to his present farm where he is now engaged in general
farming and in handling stock. Mr. Lackey is a Republican. He is a
member of Bethel Grove Methodist Episcopal Church of which he is a
In 1886 our subject married Emma Augsburger by whom he has two
children, Jason Carl and Gale Juanita. Mrs. Lackey was born in Richland
township, this county, January 1, 1862, and is a daughter of Louis and
Margaret (Wise) Augsburger, both of whom were natives of Germany and
came to this country with their parents.