Margaret Durham Lacey

14 December 1818–13 February 1881 (Age 62)
Jasper, Georgia, United States

The Life of Margaret Durham

When Margaret Durham Lacey was born on 14 December 1818, in Jasper, Georgia, United States, her father, Philemon Lacy Jr., was 46 and her mother, Ann Franky Durham, was 30. She married Moses Louis Chafin on 14 January 1841, in Pike, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Georgia, United States in 1870. She died on 13 February 1881, in Austell, Cobb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Irwin, Georgia, United States.

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Moses Louis Chafin
Margaret Durham Lacey
Marriage: 14 January 1841
John Chafin
Nathan Chafin
Sarah Fannie Chafin
Jane D Chafin
William Franklin Chafin
Rev Charlie Anquis Chafin
Mark A Chafin
Martha S Chafin

Spouse and Children

14 January 1841
Pike, Georgia, United States


    John Chafin


    Nathan Chafin


    Sarah Fannie Chafin


    William Franklin Chafin



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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 14

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.
1835 · Treaty of New Echota

Age 17

A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Lacy .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret D Chapin in household of Moss Chapin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margaret Chafin in household of Moses Chafin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret Chafin in household of Moses Chafin, "United States Census, 1870"

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