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Lacey, Lionel P. (Lacy)

b. June 19, 1819, in Belleville, Illinois; d. August 20, 1866. Lacey was a lawyer who practiced primarily in Logan County, Illinois. Lacey settled in Mt. Pulaski in the 1840s, but later moved to Lincoln, when the county seat relocated to that town. Lacey was a Democrat and a supporter of Stephen A. Douglas. He introduced Douglas and presided over the Lincoln-Douglas debate held in Lincoln in 1858. He married Ruth Lacey in December 1861, and they had two children. Lacey practiced law until his death.
History of Logan County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co., 1886), 491; Logan County, Illinois, Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; Logan County, Illinois, Eighth Census of the United States, 1860; John Palmer, ed., The Bench and Bar of Illinois: Historical and Reminiscent (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1899), 1006; Lawrence B. Stringer, History of Logan County, Illinois (Chicago: Pioneer Publishing Company, 1911), 323-24. Illustration courtesy of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL.