Son of James Lackey and Mary Woods, of E. TN. Brother of James W., Archibald, and William Lackey, and Hannah Chamberlain. Married Esther Johnston in Blount Co., TN, on 10 Dec. 1800. Children: Adeline; John J.; Emily Summers; Evelina; and Ann Star. The family eventually moved to LA, MS, and other points south.