Most of this early information was harvested from various internet sources, such as Genealogy.com, Familysearch.com, Rootsweb.com and Ancestry.com.
Much of it is from private sources that i have not personally verified.
So please use this as a guideline and a starting point, not as confirmed, documented information, unless source is noted otherwise.
members of this branch of the Lack family can be traced to the 1700s in
Virginia and Tennessee, but there are many Lacks in all parts of the
world, including Finland, Scotland, England, and even Russia.
It has been
speculated that the name began as Lax but was changed during the Civil
War to Lacks and later to Lack. One Lack member from several generations
ago said her family was of
Scottish descent and that the surname was originally Lach or Lachney.
The Lacks were
said to have originally settled in the United States in Pennsylvania and
were called Pennsylvania Dutch or Black Dutch. It is said the first
William Lax was a sailor, the master of the Ann and Mary in 1705. A
“Dutch” Lack was born in Tennessee.
was said to be born in 1749 in Ireland and married Molly, born about 1750 in England.
They had at least one son, Moses of Virginia, from whom this tree is descended.
Descendants of Moses Lack
MOSES3 LACK (JAMES LACK2 Was born 1770 in Prince (George?) Edward County, Virginia, and died 1825 in Smith County, Tennessee. He married LISA COFFEY 1783 in Halifax County, Va. (?). She was born Bef. 1774.
Children of MOSES LACK and LISA COFFEY are:
ABNER JAMES4 LACK, b. Bet. 1789 - 1791, Prince (George?) Edward County, Va.; d. June 01, 1869, Scott Co. Miss. or Smith County, Tennessee.
WILLIAM ALLEN LACK, b. 1790, Virginia; d. Bet. 1834 - 1839, Smith County, Tennessee (?); Stepchild.
OBEDIAH LACK, b. Bet. 1796 - 1799, Virginia; d. Butler County, Ky.; Stepchild.
JOHN LACK, b. 1798.
JAMES COFFEY LACK, b. 1800; Stepchild; m. NANCY RUCKER, 1857, Macoupin county Illinois.
DAVID LACK, b. Bet. 1802 - 1810.
PETER LACK, b. Bet. 1802 - 1810.
CAMPBELL, HENRY, HORTON, KELLEY, LANCASTER, VANCE, ROBINSON, SUTTERFIELD,