Stacy, Mathew

Born: 1799-XX-XX Virginia

Died: 1885-XX-XX Jacksonville, Illinois

Stacy, a saddle and harness maker by trade, settled in Morgan County, Illinois in 1827. In 1835, he was an unsuccessful candidate in a special election to the Illinois Senate. In 1840 and 1841, he served as a trustee for the town of Jacksonville, and in 1844, he was the president of the Board of Trustees of the Jacksonville Female Academy. Stacy was a Whig; and he won election as Morgan County Probate Justice in 1847; and in 1853 and again in 1857, he won election as clerk of the Morgan County Circuit Court.

Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 5 September 1844, 3:5; 12 September 1844, 2:7; 12 August 1847, 2:7; Charles M. Eames, comp., Historic Morgan and Classic Jacksonville (Jacksonville, IL: Daily Journal Steam Job Printing, 1885), 62, 108, 119, 130; History of Morgan County, Illinois (Chicago: Donnelley, Loyd, 1878), 328, 358; Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 279; Gravestone, Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL.