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Obed Macy

Obed Macy
b. 14 December 1801, Guilford County, North Carolina, to William and Mary (Barnard) Macy
d. 9 July 1857, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

m. 17 October 1824, near Bruceville, Knox County, Indiana
Lucinda Polk
b. 6 January 1808, Knox County, Indiana, to Charles and Margaret (McQuade) Polk III
d. 3 August 1872, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

Children with Lucinda Polk:
• Amanda (1824-1826)
• Urania (1828-1916) married David Williams Cheesman
• Oscar (1829-1910) married Margaret Elizabeth Bell
• Nancy (1832-1916) married Aphek Lorenzo Woodruff
• Lousia (1834-1896) married John Moran Foy
• Charles P. (1837-1850)
• Margaret (b. 1839)
• William (1841-1923)
• Obed (1843-1922) married Mary Teresa Sullivan
• Lucinda (1844-1926) married Samuel Calvert Foy
• Mary Jane (1849-1917) married Taliesin Evans
• Alice (1852-1854)
• Christina (1855-1856)

Obed came to Liberty, Union County, Indiana, in August 1818. He also lived in Bruceville and Oaktown, Knox County, Indiana, before emigrating in 1850. His son Charles died of cholera near the South Platte River on the California Trail. Obed was a medical doctor in Bruceville, and the first medical doctor in Los Angeles.

The family crossed the plains in 1850, arriving at San Gabriel Mission on 1 January 1851. They camped two months at San Gabriel, and then moved to El Monte. In 1852, the family moved to Los Angeles, where Dr. Macy bought the Bella Union Hotel. They lived on the northwest corner of Los Angeles and Commercial Streets. Dr. Macy then procured a site on the Zanja Madre at what is now the corner of North Main and Macy Streets, where he built a low spreading building.

Submitted by:
Christie Hill Russell
Paris IL
E-mail: christie@cartar.com

Lucinda “Pet” Macy

Lucinda “Pet” Macy
b. 21 December 1844, near Mariah Creek, Knox County, Indiana, to Obed and Lucinda (Polk) Macy
d. 2 November 1926, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California

m. 7 October 1860, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
Samuel Calvert Foy
b. 23 September 1830, Washington, D.C.
d. 20 April 1901, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

Children with Samuel Calvert Foy:
• Samuel Calvert (1860-1860)
• Mary Emily (1862-1962)
• James Calvert (1865-1922) married Adell O’Melveny
• Oscar (1867-1867)
• Cora Calvert (1870-1920)
• Samuel Calvert (1873-1874)
• Edna Calvert (1875-1909) married Otto Henrich Neher
• Irma Calvert (1878-1896)
• Alma Calvert (1880-1900) married Thomas Lee Woolwine
• Florence Calvert (1883-1910) married Remington Olmsted

Lucinda’s family left Knox County, Indiana, in 1850 and settled in California in 1852. Lucinda enrolled in the city school of Los Angeles the very first day there was a public school there, after learning her A-B-C’s from the family Bible on the overland journey to California. Mr. Foy was in the cattle business and for five years they lived near Stockton. They moved to Los Angeles in 1865. Lucinda moved to Pasadena, California, in 1904.

Submitted by:
Christie Hill Russell
Paris IL
E-mail: christie@cartar.com