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Re: Peter Marcy family


Posted By: Stephanie Johnson (email)
Date: 7/10/2006 at 17:07:05

In Response To: Re: Peter Marcy family (PETER MARCY)

To Mary:

I have a great deal of info. about the Marcy's, but here's just a summary of the Marcy's in my family...

Peter Marcy was born around 1852. At 14 he escaped slavery and came north with the Minnesota Cavalry. On their way north, during a stop in Burr Oak, Iowa, they learned that the war had ended and proceeded to get quite drunk. The following morning Peter awoke to discover the Cavalry had ditched him in Burr Oak, IA. So he decided to make his home there, but later moved a short distance away to Blufton, Iowa. He later married Sarah Stockdale and together they had many children, one of which was my great, great grandfather, Harrison Marcy. Harrison also stayed in the area, living most his life in Blufton and Decorah, Iowa. He married a woman whose last name was Clara Kinney and together they too had several children, one of which was my great-grandmother, Jean (Marcy) (Johnson) Dietz. Jean first married Sam Johnson. They had 3 children together (my grandfather Clifford Johnson was one of them). They divorced and she later married Dale Dietz, they had one adopted child, Mike Dietz. My grandfather, Clifford Johnson, had 1 child, my dad, Clifford Johnson Jr. I am the youngest of Clifford Jrs. 4 children.

If Peter or Harrison Marcy sound as though they may be of the same Marcy's that you are seeking info. about, email me directly at snjohnson73@hotmail.com (and put Marcy family as the subject) and I can give you more info. about them and their children. However, I have absolutely no info about the Marcy family prior to Peter, who wasn't born until the mid-1800's, so I doubt they are the same family or that I can be of much help. I've tried to go back further, but nobody seems to have much info. about a 14-year-old escaped slave boy.

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