Henry Lackey and
Mary Jenkins (daughter of George Jenkins) were married
14 Mar 1781, in Berkeley Co., VA. Henry was
born in Ireland about 1750 and was an adventurous soul.
He and his wife traveled and lived in several places of
the new United States of America. Their son,
Greenberry, was born in 1787 in Illinois, their son,
George, was born in Georgia about 1788 and Henry, Jr.,
was born in 1801 in Tennessee. They
evidently returned to Illinois after that and had
another son, William, born in 1807.
Henry, Sr., served
as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. When
his widow, Mary, applied for his pension she was102
years of age. She stated his war service was
in Pennsylvania. He died in Madison
In addition to
sons Greenberry, George, Henry and William - Henry, Sr.,
& Mary also had Joseph D. Lackey, who was their oldest son.
Joseph and his wife, Susan, were the first of the Lackey
family to re-locate to Texas, moving to an area known as Whitemound about 1848. In 1849, Henry,
Jr., and his wife, Nancy, led the major move to Texas
with their 9 children, some in-laws, grandchildren and
Henry's mother, Mary, who was 90. They came
to Grayson County, Texas. Then the main
Lackey clan arrived several months later in a procession
of ox wagons. There were enough Lackeys in this
party of travelers to establish the core of a community.
appears to have moved around quite a bit just as his
father did. His sons, William and Martin, were
born in Illinois, Albert in Texas, Nathaniel & Thomas in Illinois
and John in Missouri. Birthplaces of
the other children are not known. There were
12 children born to Greenberry and his wife, Mary
(Harlow) Lackey : Elijah, Elizabeth, James,
William Alexander, Martin VanBuren, Nelson Cilvester,
Sophia, Albert Newton, Thomas Henry, Nathaniel
Greenberry, John Wesley and Henry Lee.
Greenberry, Sr., died at the age of 106 and is buried at Sandy
Cemetery in Blanco, Texas. Mary is also
buried there, dying in 1883 at the age of 95.
Lackey was born 15 Oct 1836 in Pike County, Illinois,
one of the above 12 children of Greenberry's family.
He married Mary Ann "Anna" Lewis on September
23, 1855, in Burnet County,
Texas. She was born in Cole County, Missouri
in 1836. Five children were born to
this couple: James Dodd in 1856, Francis Aaron
(Frank), Mary Ann (Polly), Henry and Benjamin.
James Dodd Lackey,
son of Thomas Henry and Anna, was in Kerr County by the
1880 census where he farmed in the Camp Verde area.
He married Temperance "Tempa" A. about 1875 and had two
children: T. H., born in 1876 and Benjamin F.,
born in 1879. T. H. died in 1916 but
Benjamin lived an active life as a rancher and creator
of leather goods and carvings made of wood and rock.
He died in 1951. James' wife, Tempa, died about 1900 and James lived in the household
of his brother, Henry, and Henry's wife, Sallie.
Sallie and Henry had a son, James, born in 1892 and died in
1911. Henry died in 1904.
Later census records show Sallie and James D. Lackey
married between 1910 and 1920.
Lackey, James' father, died at Sabine Pass during the
Civil War. Mary, his widow, later married
E. Pearson. They are buried at Camp Verde
Cemetery in Kerr County, along with many other members
of their family.
The descendants of
the pioneering Henry Lackey of Ireland, still live and
work in Kerr County, Texas, to this day.
2007 Claudia Lackey