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Joseph B. Stacy

JOSEPH B STACY, clerk and master of the chancery court of Giles County, Tenn., was born in Franklin, Williamson Co., Tenn., October 4, 1827, son of Mahlon and Elizabeth G. Stacy, and of Scotch-Irish descent. His father was a native of North Carolina, born in 1797, and the mother of our subject was born in Williamson County, Tenn., in 1803. The Stacy family immigrated to Tennessee about 1803, settling in Davidson County; afterward removed to Williamson County, where they remained until 1828. Mahlon Stacy then removed to Giles County, where the mother of our subject died in 1876. The father died in 1880. Our subject is the second son of four children. He grew to manhood on the farm, received a practical education, came to Pulaski in 1845, and until 1851 was engaged as a clerk. He then engaged in merchandising, which he continued until 1859. In 1854 he married Miss Rebecca J. Johnson, daughter of Richard Johnson. The birth of four children blessed this union, two of whom are still living, to wit: Maria L. and Richard M. In 1862 Mr. Stacy joined the First Tennessee Cavalry, Confederate States Army, and was in the command of Col. James T. Wheeler. He took an active part in the battles of Corinth and Nashville. At the time of the surrender he was at Columbus, Miss. He returned to Pulaski in 1865, and the year following was engaged in general merchandising in this city. He continued this business until 1870, when he was appointed clerk and master of the chancery court, which position he has held continuously since, save a period of about six months. He is one of the best county officials the county has ever had. He is a true Democrat, and one of the leading stockmen of Giles County. He has given special attention to blooded horses and cattle since 1873, and has one of the best stock farms in Giles County. He is one of the most prominent men of this county, and he and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County