Biographical History and Portrait Gallery of Scott County.1895: American
Biographical Publishing Co.
JUDSON CHARLES STACY
Judson C. Stacy was born in Westport, Essex County, New York, July 4,
1832, and is a son of William and Carissa (Stone) Stacy. As a boy he went to
school during winter months and worked on his father's farm in summer. At
the age of fourteen he hired out to work on a farm and for several years
thereafter was employed in that capacity. In 1851 he came to Iowa and
entered a piece of land in Humboldt County, consisting of one hundred and
sixty acres. He subsequently sold it to his father and moved to LeClaire
Township, Scott County, where he has since lived.
In 1862 he enlisted in Company K, Twentieth Iowa Volunteer Infantry,
commanded by Colonel, afterward General, Leake, and went south, first to
Arkansas in the Black river country, after which he participated in the
battles of Prairie Grove, the siege and capture of Vicksburg, and the
engagements at Yazoo river, Forts Morgan and Blakely. He later saw service
in portions of Texas and was mustered out at the close of the war with an
Mr. Stacy was united in marriage to Miss Anna Elizabeth Byerley, who was
born in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. She was a daughter of
Jacob and Margaret Byerly, who came west in 1837, and first settled in Ohio.
In 1842 she came to the prairies of Wisconsin, and for many months she never
saw the face of a white person other than those of members of her own
family. She acquired the Indian language and can talk it as fluently as her
native tongue, and also speaks three other languages. She is descended from
an old and distinguished Scotch family. Her maternal grandfather, Dr. Tate,
was a soldier in the War of 1812, and her father was also a soldier in the
struggle to establish the independence of the United States.
In connection with this sketch it will be of interest to make mention of
some rare relics and antiques owned by Mrs. Stacy. She has in her possession
china made over one hundred years ago. Some of these pieces are embellished
with the picture of the "Charter Oak," and also a portrait of George
Washington, together with the names of the original thirteen States painted
thereon. She has an almanac printed in 1713, and many other curios alike
interesting and valuable.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Scott Co, IA USGenWeb Project