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LACEY, John, soldier, born in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, 4 February, 1755; died in New Mills, New Jersey, 17 February, 1814. He took command of a volunteer company, and on 6 January, 1776, was made a captain in Anthony Wayne's regiment, and served in the Canadian expedition. In 1777 he was appointed lieutenant-colonel of militia, and had many skirmishes with the enemy around Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania He was made a brigadier-general of militia on 9 January, 1778, and performed arduous services during the British occupation of Philadelphia. Lacey was a member of the Pennsylvania assembly in 1778, and in 1779-'81 of the council. In August, 1780, he took the field with a brigade of militia, and continued in active service till October, 1781. He afterward removed to New Mills, New Jersey, engaged in iron-manufacturing, and was a judge and a member of the legislature.
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