Albert Lackey Cemetery

Blanco Co Cemeteries of Tx

Submitted by Joel Honeycutt and Pat Althaus

Prepared for Cemeteries of TX  by Wanda Qualls

Used with  permission of the Blanco County Historical Commission,  101 Pitchfork, Johnson City, TX 78636.

Transcribed by: June Baird (1985)

Location:  On land belonging to W. A. Walker in 1985.  Is at the east corner of the land near the Baptist Church, under a large oak tree.  There is a ring of rocks to mark the gravesite.  Outside Blanco.

Albert Lackey
Born: abt 1848
Died: Aug 26 1885
Parents: Greenbury and Mary Lackey, Sr.
Siblings: James; Martin V.; Nelson G. (killed at Quitman, Miss in the Civil war); Thomas; Aaron N.; Green B., Jr.; John Wesley.
Married: Jane Pruit (she was a widow of Albert's brother James)
Children: John; Martha; Berry; Martin; Harriet; Anna; Albert, Jr.

On Aug 24 1885, Albert Lackey went beserk and shot and killed six persons, members of his family and relatives.  The Lackey killings were followed by a hanging of Albert Lackey by a mob outside the town of Blanco where he was being held in jail.  The Lackey family lived near Hickory Creek in the north end of the county and are buried in the Sandy Cemetery.