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Lindsay Surname DNA Project Group 2 Lineages

Our DNA group is composed of twenty-three individuals. (Note: The spreadsheets contain marker information for the first 21 participants.)  Of the twenty-one original participants, three have identical DNA on the 43 marker test that constitutes our group's modal haplotype.  These three are denoted by asterisks on the table above.  Four others match the modal haplotype, except that they all have a null reading on marker DYS441.  These four are denoted by a # in front of their identifying numbers, above.  Of  the remaining participants with a 43 marker test, all have a one marker mismatch each with the modal haplotype, with the exceptions of L0170 and L0183 with a two marker mismatch each; and L0047, with a four marker mismatch.  Examine the DNA spreadsheet to see how the Group 2 markers line up.  You can also examine the spreadsheet on the Clan Lindsay site.

I originally created this web page by copying information verbatim from the Group 2 DNA Page. I added information about each early ancestor and his descendants to help establish familial connections between the Group 2 lineages, and to spark discussion among Group 2 researchers. Over time, research has allowed us to identify earlier known progenitors, and has changed some of our ideas about the Group 2 ancestors, so this web page now reflects the current thinking about our lineages.

If you have information to contribute to this page, please contact Susan Grabek.
 

Lindsay Code No.: L0018

Surname of Participant: Lindsey

Earliest Known Progenitor: Jacob Lindsey b. April 8, 1812 Spartanburg Co., SC, d. aft. 1860 Athens, Clarke Co., Georgia. It is believed, but not proved, that Jacob Lindsey was the son of Elisha Lindsey, b. ca. 1772 SC, d. 1819 Spartanburg Co., SC. Elisha Lindsey's probate record listed a wife, Susannah, and children named Isaac, John, Jacob, Elisha, Elizabeth, Susannah, Sally, and El. Jacob Lindsey married Nancy Hart. Jacob and Nancy Hart Lindsey had children named Susan, Elisha, Joseph S., Martha Ann, James K., William, Commodore R., John, Benjamin, Mary, George Wilson, Morgan M., and Elvira. L0018 descends from Commodore Lindsey.

Elisha Lindsey, who died in Spartanburg County in 1819, was likely a son of Isaac Lindsey of York County, SC.  Isaac Lindsey is a proved ancestor of L0045. Isaac Lindsey's son, John, died in York County in 1817, leaving a will in which he named his father, Isaac, and a brother named Elisha, among others.  Elisha Lindsey was one of the executors of John Lindsey's will, and he performed administrative duties on John Lindsey's estate until 1819, which coincides with the death date of Elisha Lindsey in nearby Spartanburg County. That information, coupled with the names of Elisha's children, which match those of the family of Isaac Lindsey of York County, make Elisha seem to be a probable son of Isaac Lindsey.  See the web page about the York County Lindsey's for more information.

The 1860 census for Spartanburg Co., SC listed Jacob Lindsey as J. L. Lindsey, age 47.  Living with Jacob were his wife, Nancy (b. ca. 1819), and children named Susan (b. ca. 1836), Martha (b. ca. 1841 ), James (b. ca. 1843 ), William (b. ca. 1845), Commander (b. ca. 1847), John (b. ca. 1849), Benjamin (b. ca. 1852 ), Wilson (b. ca. 1853), and Mary (b. ca. 1855).  Additional children of Jacob Lindsey from family tree information at Rootsweb (database penny0608) are sons named Elisha b. ca. 1838, Joseph S. b. ca. 1839, George W. b. 1860, and Morgan M. b. 1862.  An additional daughter from family tree information is Elvira b. ca. 1857.)
 
(In 1965, Martin Van Buren Lindsey (b. 1879, a grandson of Jacob Lindsey) made a complete listing of Jacob Lindsey's family record.  Martin listed Jacob Lindsey, borned April 8th, 1812,  and wife Nancy Hart, borned Nov. 6th, 1819.  Martin gave their marriage date as about 1834.  Then he listed their children and their birthdates: Susan Lindsey - 12 Mar 1836, Elisha Lindsey - 7 Apr 1838, Joseph S. Lindsey - 7 Mar 1839, Martha Lindsey - 8 Jun 1841, James K Lindsey - 8 Apr 1843, Wm. K. Lindsey - 1 Dec 1844, C. R. Lindsey - 8 Sep 1846, Jno. H. Lindsey - 15 Jan 1848, Ben. J. P. Lindsey - 8 Feb 1850, A. W. Lindsey - 12 Mar 1852, Mary Lindsey - 22 Jan 1854, Elvira Lindsey - 21 Feb 1857, G. W. Lindsey - 20 Jul 1860, M. M. Lindsey - 22 Jun 1862.
 
 

 

Lindsay Code No.: L0028

Participant Surname: Lindsey

Earliest Known Proven Progenitor: David Lindsey b. ca. 1750, d. ca. 1836 in Shelby County, Alabama.  David Lindsey married Mary Casey.  David and Mary Casey Lindsey had the following children: Thomas, Rachel, Huldah, John, Lydia, Elizabeth, Elijah, David, Mary, Joseph, James, and Rebecca.  L0028 descends from David Lindsey's son, John (b. ca. 1777), and from John Lindsey's son, James Spencer Lindsey, b. April 19, 1833 Talladega County, Alabama, d. June 5, 1910 Leton, Louisiana.

More information about David Lindsey and his descendants can be found on the Literature page.  A manuscript written in 1953 by Mrs. A. W. Vaughan can be downloaded for viewing and printing.
 
More information about David Lindsey and his descendants (PDF file, 5 pgs., 25k) contributed by Theresa Lindsey.
 
More information about David Lindsey and his connections to the Long Marsh Lindsey family (Report) contributed by Susan Grabek.
 
 

Lindsay Code No.: L0029

Participant Surname: Lindsey

Earliest Known Proven Progenitor: John Lindsey, b. ca. 1700 in Maryland, d. 1786 in Newberry County, SC.  John Lindsey, a Frederick County, Virginia Lindsey family partriach, and wife Alce moved from Frederick County, Virginia to present day Newberry County, South Carolina about 1768.  John Lindsey wrote his will in Newberry County in 1783, naming his children: James, Sarah Speakes, John, Abigail Wells, Thomas, Samuel, and a daughter (Esther) married to Gerrard Smith.

 

Nearly all of John and Alce's children moved with them to South Carolina, including their son, Thomas Lindsey, b. ca. 1740, the ancestor of L0029.  Thomas married Lydia King, the daughter of Charles King and Charity Pennington King of Newberry County.  Thomas and Lydia had the following children: Isaac (married Esther Lindsey), Charles (married Mary Bennett), Jacob (married Elizabeth Sheppard), Jared, John, Samuel (married Ann/Nancy Sherrer), Charity (married John Gould), Polly (married George Wells), Alce, and Keziah.  L0029 descends from Thomas Lindsey's son, Samuel.  Samuel, b. 1773, d. 1812, had children named Thomas, James, Lydia, and Samuel.

 
See the Newberry County Lindsey web page for more information.

 
Lindsay Code No.: L0030
Surname: Lindsey
Earliest Known Progenitor: Thomas Lindsey b. ca. 1768 Georgia, d. 1816 Georgia, buried Montgomery County, Georgia; married ca. 1794, Hester Ann Clark (April 13, 1774 GA - July 4, 1874 Cook County, GA). Thomas and Hester Lindsey had children: Robert b. ca. 1794, John "Jack" b. ca. 1796, Nancy b. ca. 1799, Sarah "Zaney" b. ca. 1800, Benjamin F. Lindsey b. ca. 1802, Jane "Jincy" b. ca. 1811, Ashley "James" b. ca. 1811, and Winnie b. ca 1813.  L0030 descends from Benjamin F. Lindsey.
 
Thomas Lindsey may have been the son of Thomas Lindsey Senior, who petitioned for land in present day Burke County, Georgia in 1767.  Thomas Lindsey Sr. died by 1784.  His widow, Elizabeth, continued to live in Burke County, and received a grant for land there in 1794.  Other Lindsey's found in Burke County in the 1790's were Thomas, Benjamin, and "Kier".  Thomas and Benjamin Lindsey of Burke County both won land in the the 1807 lottery, along with Martha Lindsey, who may have been the widow of "Kier" Lindsey. 
 
Kier Lindsey might actually have been named Kiah (nickname for Hezekiah). It is possible that Thomas, Benjamin, and Kier Lindsey of Burke County may also have been Thomas, Benjamin and Hezekiah Lindsey, sons of Thomas Lindsey, who owned land in Wilkes County, Georgia in 1777.  Thomas Lindsey died, and his heirs, Thomas, Benjamin, and Hezekiah Lindsey, and Elizabeth Lindsey Jenkins, brought a lawsuit in 1792 to recover the land that their father had owned in Wilkes County.  For more information, see the following links:
 
http://mimpickles.com/lindsey/georgia/wilkes/wilkes.htm#thomas
 
http://mimpickles.com/lindsey/georgia/wilkes/lindsey_burke_co_ga.pdf)
 
 
 
Lindsay Code No.: L0038
Surname: Lindsey
Earliest Known Progenitor: Hezekiah Lindsay b. 1747 Pennsylvania, d. February 16, 1826 Clermont County, New Richmond, Ohio.  Hezekiah Lindsay married Eliza Fisher d. ? Clermont County, New Richmond, Ohio.
 
Hezekiah Lindsey's name appeared on a 1770 deed in Frederick Co., VA.  He was named as a co-owner of a tract of land along with Edmund Lindsey, Jr.  Hezekiah lived in the Fort Pitt area during the Revolutionary War, where he served as a soldier in both the Virginia and Pennsylvania regiments.  Hezekiah's marriage to Eliza Fisher is a speculation that has never been proved.
 
Research web page about Hezekiah Lindsey.

Web page about John and Philip Lindsey, sons of Hezekiah Lindsey.

More information about Hezekiah Lindsey and his descendants can be found on the Literature page.

 
 
Lindsay Code No.: L0044
Surname: Lindsey
Earliest Known Progenitor: John Lindsey b.1847 Texas, d. ca 1906 Lincoln Parish, Vienna, Louisiana.
 
John Lindsey may have been a son of Pennington Lindsey, b. ca. 1810, and his first wife, Sarah.  The 1860 census for Jackson Parish, Louisiana listed a 40 year old Sarah Lindsey living with the family of Samuel Skinner.  Living nearby in the household of Samuel C. Skinner was John Lindsey, age 10, born in Texas.  Pennington Lindsey had lived in Louisiana before moving to Texas, and had probably married his first wife there. The 1835 census for Tenehaw County, TX listed Pennington Lindsey, age 25 with a wife, Sarah, age 16.
 
 
 
Lindsay Code No.: L0045
Participant Surname: Lindsey
Earliest Known Progenitor: Isaac Lindsey, b. ca. 1745 in Frederick County, Virginia.  Isaac Lindsey lived in York County, South Carolina, having moved there from Newberry County.  It is believed, but not proved, that the father of Isaac Lindsey was Abraham Lindsey, who lived next to Isaac in Newberry County until about 1785.  Isaac Lindsey, who died sometime after 1832 in Georgia, had children named John, Elisha, Jacob, David, Edy (married William Parker), Druscilla (married Thomas Wilson), and Fanna (married Thomas Putman).
 
L0045 descends from Isaac Lindsey's son, Jacob Lindsey, b. ca. 1780-1790 in South Carolina, d.1838 in Cobb Co., Georgia.  Jacob married Elizabeth Allen, b. ca. 1798 in SC.  Children of Jacob and Elizabeth Lindsey included David, b. 1815 SC; Lawson H., b. ca. 1820 SC; Jackson J., b. ca. 1831 GA; Green Augustus, b. ca. 1838 GA; and a daughter Lucinda, b. ca. 1827, who married Lawson Kiser.  L0045 descends from David Lindsey, b. 1815, who married Sarah and had children named Jacob Parks, David, Francis Marion, George Luther, Martha, and James J. "JJ" Lindsey.  David Lindsey died October 26, 1862 in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.
 
See the following web page for more information: http://mimpickles.com/lindsey/south_carolina/york.htm
 
 
 
Lindsay Code No.: L0046
Surname: Lindsey
Earliest Known Proven Progenitor: James Lindsey b. ca. 1795 in Georgia, d. 1881 Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama.  James Lindsey married Sebro/Sebrew (maiden name unknown) ca. 1829 in Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama.  James and Sebro had nine known children, including John Monroe Lindsey, the ancestor of DNA participant L0046.  John M. (Monroe) Lindsey was born May 30, 1830 and he died April 26, 1919 in Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama.  John Monroe Lindsey married Catherine Daniel.  
 
Other children of James and Sebro Lindsey included: Elizabeth, married Wilson Hood; Mary Ann, married Thomas A. Patterson; Sarah Ann, married William R. Brown; Lucinda, married Jesse Harrison Pate; Sebrew, married Jefferson Pate; James M., married Emeline Elizabeth Hych; Malissa M., married John Skelton; and Major, who married Sarah Doughty.
 
It is believed, but not yet proven, that the father of James Lindsey (ca 1795 GA - 1881 AL) was Elijah Lindsey, who died in Wilkes Co., GA ca. 1815.
 
Elijah Lindsey, the proved ancestor of L0136, died in Wilkes Co., GA ca. 1815, leaving a widow, Dicey, and sons named John, James, Jacob, and Archibald.  John Lindsey later lived in Jasper Co., GA.  Archibald, Jacob, and James Lindsey all purchased land near each other in Tuscaloosa Co., AL.  In 1823, the Tuscaloosa Co. Overseer of the Poor of Beat 7 of the 17th Regiment was ordered to bind out Archibald Lindsey, a minor, to Benjamin Williams to learn the trade of blacksmithing.  On the same day in the same Beat, support was ordered for Dicey Lindsey, a pauper.  James Lindsey was ordered to return stock and property to Dicey Lindsey.
 
 
 
Lindsay Code No.: L0047
Surname: Lindsey
Earliest Known Progenitor: James Lindsey b. by 1775, migrated from SC to Wilkinson Co., GA abt. 1814.  James married Sarah (maiden name may have been Frost), and they had two sons; Isaac b. abt. 1807, who married Martha Moore; and John b. abt. 1820, who married Susan Matilda Moore ca. 1845 in Wilkinson Co., GA.
 
Isaac Lindsey and his wife, Martha, had children: Green, John, Sarah F., Mary, Iverson M., Martha, Samuel, and Eli.  John Lindsey and his wife, Susan Matilda, had children: James F., Joel, Isaac, John G., and Jesse M.  Susan Matilda Moore was the daughter of Jesse Moore, who was b. ca. 1798 in SC.

It is thought that the father of James Lindsey may have been James Lindsey, Sr., who died in Newberry Co., SC in 1799.  James Lindsey Sr., b. ca. 1731, was the son of John Lindsey Sr. and his wife, Alce.  James Lindsey married Ruth, and they had a son, Moses, b. 1761, who was a soldier in the Revolutionary War in South Carolina.  James Lindsey Sr.'s 1799 will named Moses as his older son, and James as his younger son. The will named daughters: Alce, Lewica, Sarah, Abagail, and Ruth.
 
More about James Lindsey: Research Report web page by Susan Grabek.
 
 
 
Lindsay Code No.: L0059
Surname: Lindsey
Earliest Known Progenitor: Joshua Lindsey b. 1799 Kentucky, d. bef. 1855 White County, Indiana, married Sarah (Sally) Johnson, March 8, 1823 in Lawrence Illinois.  The children of Joshua Lindsey & Sarah Johnson were Sally, Martha, Mary, John, Elizabeth, Louisa, Joshua, George M., Samuel and William Tipton Lindsey.
 
Note: Susan Grabek ( sgrabek@shastalink.k12.ca.us ) is also a Lindsey researcher and descends from Findley Lindsey, a brother of Joshua Lindsey (1799 KY - bef.1855 Indiana).  Susan, employing some of the previous work done by her cousin Carol Huber (they both descend from Joshua's proven brother Findley Lindsey), has developed a strong circumstantial position that would establish this Joshua Lindsey as a grandson of one William Lindsey.  This William Lindsey is believed to be a brother of the Hezekiah Lindsey found in the write-up of Lindsay participant L0038 above.  DNA Group 2 participants may want to contact Susan directly to gain more depth regarding her thoughts on this Lindsey lineage and its connecting links.
 
The parents of Joshua Lindsey are believed to have been Joshua Lindsey Sr. (b. about 1770) and Elizabeth Findley (b. 1773).  Elizabeth's father was John Findley, a Revolutionary War soldier who lived in the Fort Pitt area of present day Pittsburgh.  It is thought that Joshua Sr. must have met and married Elizabeth in the Fort Pitt area before migrating to Kentucky about 1791.  The family moved to Indiana about 1800, where Joshua died in Jackson County ca. 1818.
 
More about Joshua Lindsey Sr. and his descendants: (PDF file, 6 pages, 39K) contributed by Susan Grabek.
 
 
 
Lindsay Code No.: L0083
Surname: Lindsey
Earliest Known Progenitor: Stephen Lindsey b. ca 1775 Virginia, d. Sept. 7, 1864 Fulton County, Illinois, married Rachel Reynolds Dec. 1798 in Campbell County, Kentucky.  The children of Stephen Lindsey & Rachel Reynolds were, Nathan (b. circa 1802 KY), James (died circa age 18), Jonah (b. Ohio), Jacob, Phoebe (m. Mr. Lovell), Reuben, Stephen, Hannah (m. Mr. Stoops) & Hezekiah.  The migration path for Stephen Lindsey (1775 VA - 1864 IL) was his marriage and time in Campbell County, Kentucky to Clermont County, Ohio to Fulton County, Illinois.  In an October 17, 1843 deposition by Stephen Lindsey (1775 VA - 1864 IL), he states, in 1782, he went to live, at age 7 or 8, with his maternal aunt, Ruth Beasley Dollar & her husband William Dollar, in Berkeley County, Virginia.  Inferring the maiden name of Beasley, for the mother of Stephen Lindsey, provides a possibly connection to Edmond Lindsey (Long Marsh-now Clarke County, Virginia Lindseys), b. 1697 who married Elizabeth Beasley in Baltimore Co. MD in 1724.  This could imply that Edmond Lindsey & Elizabeth Beasley were the grandparents or great-uncle/aunt of Stephen Lindsey.  DNA participant L0083 descends from the lineage of Nathan Lindsey, eldest son of Stephen Lindsey (1775 VA - 1864 IL).
 
More about Stephen Lindsey and his descendants: PDF file, (13 pages, 72K) contributed by James Lindsey.
 

Lindsay Code No.: L0102
Surname: Lindsey
Earliest Known Progenitor: Jacob Abrell Lindsey b. October 15, 1806 Bibb County, Georgia, d. December 26, 1876 Mississippi, m. Emmaline C. J. Hamilton January 1, 1860.
 
Jacob Abrell Lindsey is believed to have descended from Jacob Lindsey Sr. and his wife, Elizabeth Abrell Lindsey.  He may have been a grandson of Jacob Lindsey, Sr.  It is thought that Jacob Abrell's father may have been Abraham Lindsey.  Abraham lived in the same tax district in Wilkes Co. as Jacob Lindsey, Sr.  Abraham first paid a poll tax there in 1804, indicating that he was born ca. 1783.  Abraham later lived near Jacob Lindsey, Jr. in Jones Co., GA, where Jacob Jr. paid Abraham's property taxes in 1811.  Abraham Lindsey and Jacob A. Lindsey were listed together on the 1828 tax list of Monroe Co., GA.  Abraham was last on the census in Monroe Co. in 1830.  On that census he was listed as between the age of 50-60.
 
More about Jacob Abrell Lindsey  and his descendants: (PDF file, 11 pages, 39K) contributed by Carmen Davis.
 
See the Wilkes Co., GA webpage for more information.  The timeline there has data about Abraham Lindsey (listed as Abraham 2), who is believed to have been the father of Jacob Abrell Lindsey.
 
 
 
Lindsay Code No.: L0115
Surname: Lindsey
Earliest Known Progenitor: Thomas Lindsey b. Jan. 21, 1791 Wilkes County, Georgia, d. Oct. 2, 1861 Brownsboro, Texas, m. Bathsheba Sudduth. 
 
Thomas Lindsey moved from Wilkes Co., GA to Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama in the early 1820's, before moving on to Mississippi and later to Texas, where he died.
 
It is possible that Thomas Lindsey was the son of Thomas Lindsey Sr., born circa 1766, a Revolutionary War soldier from South Carolina who died in Wilkes Co., GA before 1820, leaving a widow Mary, and children named Thomas, Abraham, William, Phoebe, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Rhoda, and Mary.  Several of the children of Thomas Lindsey Sr. moved to Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama, including Abraham, Phoebe, Rhoda, and Mary, who all married in Tuscaloosa Co.  Abraham Lindsey married Mary Traweek in 1829, Phoebe Lindsey married James Suddeth in 1847, Rhoda Lindsey married Cornelius Roberts in 1828, and Mary Lindsey married Richard Files in Tuscaloosa Co. in 1828.  In 1830, the heirs of Thomas Lindsey Sr., asked Thomas Lindsey of Tuscaloosa Co. to act as their agent to sell lottery land in Troup Co., GA for them.  Thomas might have been one of the heirs, himself.  More information about these Lindsey's is included in the Wilkes Co., GA timeline.

 
 
Lindsay Code No.: L0136
Participant Surname: Lindsey
Earliest Known Proven Progenitor: Elijah Lindsey, b. by 1766, probably in Frederick Co., VA.  Elijah first appeared in Wilkes Co., GA records in 1787.  Elijah died ca. 1815 in Wilkes Co., leaving a widow, Dicey, and sons named John, Jacob, James, and Archibald.  Elijah also had a daughter who married William Andres.  DNA participant L0136 descends from Elijah's son, John Lindsey, b. ca. 1792, who married Catherine Flemister in Wilkes Co., GA in 1813.  John Lindsey later lived in Jasper Co., GA, where he died after 1860.  Archibald Lindsey moved from Wilkes Co., GA to Tuscaloosa Co., AL, where he married Mary Brown in 1829.  Archibald and Mary later lived in Attala Co., MS.  It is possible that Elijah's son, James Lindsey, was the man who later lived in Tuscaloosa Co., AL near Archibald Lindsey.  James Lindsey, of Tuscaloosa County, AL, is the ancestor of DNA Group 2 participant, L0046. 

Elijah Lindsey's father is believed to have been Jacob Lindsey Sr. of Frederick Co., VA and Wilkes Co., GA.  Jacob Lindsey Sr. is the proved ancestor of DNA Group 2 participant L0156.  However, this relationship between Elijah Lindsey and Jacob Lindsey Sr. has not been proved.
 
More about Elijah Lindsey and his descendants: PDF file (one page, 12K) contributed by Carl L. Lindsey.

 
 
Lindsay Code No.: L0138
Surname: Lindsey
Earliest Known Proven Progenitor: Abraham Lindsey, b. by 1723 likely in Maryland, d. after 1790 SC or GA, married unknown.  Abraham had a son John Lindsey (ca 1749 VA - 1810 Maury County, Tennessee) who is the ancestor of L0138.
 
Abraham Lindsey owned land on Goose Creek in present day Loudoun Co., VA for which he received a grant in 1745.   He was a member of the Frederick Co. militia during the French and Indian War.  Abraham left the Long Marsh area for South Carolina about 1763. John Lindsey, son of Abraham, settled in Laurens Co., SC ca. 1774.  He later lived in Jackson Co., GA, and then in Maury Co., TN, where he died in 1810.  For more information about John Lindsey, see this web page. Ezekiel Lindsey, who died in Laurens Co., SC ca. 1784 is also believed to have been a son of Abraham Lindsey.
 
Abraham Lindsey may have been the son of Edmund Lindsey, a Long Marsh pioneer, b. in 1697.   Because Abraham was born before the 1725 marriage of Edmund and his wife, Elizabeth Beasley Lindsey, he would have to have been from a prior marriage of Edmund's.  It is thought that Abraham was the aged man named Abraham Lindsey who died in Wilkes Co., GA about 1824.
 
More about Abraham Lindsey and his descendants: PDF file (27 pages, 211 K) contributed by Betty Collier.
 
More about Abraham Lindsey can be found on this web page by Susan Grabek.
 
 
 
Lindsay Code No.: L0156
Surname: Lindsey
Earliest Known Proven Progenitor: Edmund Lindsey, Sr. b. ca. 1697, probably in Maryland, d. after 1782 in Frederick Co., VA.  Edmund Lindsey married Elizabeth Beasley in St. Georgeís Parish, Baltimore Co., MD on Feb. 20, 1725.  Documented children of Edmund and Elizabeth are John, b. 1731 and Jacob Lindsey Sr., b. by 1746.  #L0156 descends from Jacob Lindsey Jr., b. 1778 in VA, d. 1857 in Jones Co., GA.  It is believed that Edmund Lindsey Sr.ís father may have been Edmund Lindsey, b. ca. 1665 in Charles Co., MD, d. 1709 in Cecil Co., MD.
 
Though only two sons of Edmund Lindsey have been documented, it is believed that he had other sons, including Edmund Lindsey Jr., b. abt. 1730.  Edmund Lindsey Jr. died in Newberry Co., SC abt. 1818.  Edmund Lindsey Jr.'s 1816 will named his wife, Mary, and children Nancy Hughes, Ruthe Pearson, William, Edmund, and Phoebe Ogilvie.
 
Little is known about Edmund's son, John Lindsey, b. 1731 in St. George's Parish, MD.  John may have moved to South Carolina.
 
Jacob Lindsey Sr., the only proved son of Edmund Lindsey, married Elizabeth Abrell.  Jacob and Elizabeth left Frederick Co., VA about 1785 to settle in Wilkes Co., GA., where Jacob died ca. 1823. 
 
More about Jacob Lindsey Sr. can be found on the Wilkes County, GA page and on the Literature page.
 
The only proved son of Jacob Lindsey Sr. is Jacob Lindsey Jr., b. 1778.  Jacob Lindsey Jr. married Phoebe (b. 1781), who may have been a first cousin.  Jacob and Phoebe settled in Jones Co., GA, where Jacob died in 1857.  Jacob and Phoebe Lindsey had fourteen children, all documented in their family bible.  Birth years are in parentheses: Joseph (1807), James (1808), Whitfield (1809), Elias (1810), Jacob (1812), Benjamin (1813), Thomas (1814), John (1816), Elijah (1817), Jesse (1818), Caroline (1819), Elizabeth (1821), Rebekah (1823), and Hiram (1826).  After the death of her husband, Phoebe Lindsey lived with her oldest son, Joseph, in Tallapoosa Co., AL  where she died in 1867.
 
L0156 descends from Jacob Lindsey Jr. through his oldest son, Joseph Lindsey, b. 1807 in Georgia.  Joseph married Nancy Branham in Butts Co., GA in 1830.  After living in Troup Co., GA for a time, Joseph and Nancy settled in Tallapoosa Co., AL, where Joseph died in 1883.  Joseph and Nancy had children: John G., Caroline, Rebecca, Dolphine, Benjamin F., William, Joseph, Josephine "Mitt", Mary Ann, and Nancy Bob.
 
More about Joseph Lindsey and his descendants: Documents contributed by Bernie Lindsey.
 
 
 

Lindsay Code No.: L0164

Participant Surname: Lindsey

Earliest Known Proven Progenitor: David Lindsey b. ca. 1750, d. ca. 1836 in Shelby County, Alabama.  David Lindsey married Mary Casey.  David and Mary Casey Lindsey had the following children: Thomas, Rachel, Huldah, John, Lydia, Elizabeth, Elijah, David, Mary, Joseph, James, and Rebecca.  L0164 descends from David Lindsey's son, John (b. ca. 1777), and from John Lindsey's son, James Spencer Lindsey, b. April 19, 1833 Talladega County, Alabama, d. June 5, 1910 Leton, Louisiana.

More information about David Lindsey and his descendants can be found on the Literature page.  A manuscript written in 1953 by Mrs. A. W. Vaughan can be downloaded for viewing and printing.
 
More information about David Lindsey and his descendants (PDF file, 5 pgs., 25k) contributed by Theresa Lindsey.
 
More information about David Lindsey and his connections to the Long Marsh Lindsey family (Report) contributed by Susan Grabek.
 
 
 
Lindsay Code No.: L0170
Participant Surname: Lindsey
Earliest Known Progenitor: Stephen Lindsey b. ca 1775 Virginia, d. Sept. 7, 1864 Fulton County, Illinois, married Rachel Reynolds Dec. 1798 in Campbell County, Kentucky.  The children of Stephen Lindsey & Rachel Reynolds were, Nathan (b. circa 1802 KY), James (died circa age 18), Jonah (b. Ohio), Jacob, Phoebe (m. Mr. Lovell), Reuben, Stephen, Hannah (m. Mr. Stoops) & Hezekiah.  The migration path for Stephen Lindsey (1775 Virginia - 1864 Illinois) was his marriage and time in Campbell County, Kentucky to Clermont County, Ohio to Fulton County, Illinois.  In an October 17, 1843 deposition by Stephen Lindsey (1775 VA - 1864 IL), he states, in 1782, he went to live, at age 7 or 8, with his maternal aunt, Ruth Beasley Dollar & her husband William Dollar, in Berkeley County, Virginia.  Inferring the maiden name of Beasley, for the mother of Stephen Lindsey, provides a possibly connection to Edmond Lindsey (Long Marsh-now Clarke County, Virginia Lindseys), b. 1697 who married Elizabeth Beasley in Baltimore Co. MD in 1724.  This could imply that Edmond Lindsey & Elizabeth Beasley were the grandparents or great-uncle/aunt of Stephen Lindsey.  DNA participant L0170 descends from the lineage of Hezekiah Lindsey, b. ca. 1823, youngest son of Stephen Lindsey (1775 VA - 1864 IL).
 
 
Lindsay Code No.: L0173
Participant Surname: Lindsay
Earliest Known Progenitor: Benjamin F. Lindsey, Jr., b.1824 Monroe County, Georgia, d. December 8, 1856 Dale County, Clopton, Alabama, m. Mary E Jordan, May 11, 1851, Crawford County, Georgia.
 
Benjamin may have been a brother to Jacob Abrell Lindsey, ancestor of L0102, whose father is believed to have been Abraham Lindsey of Wilkes Co., GA, b. ca. 1783.  Abraham died sometime after 1830, probably in Monroe Co., GA.
 

Lindsay Code No.: L0183

Surname of Participant: Lindsey

Earliest Known Progenitor: James Suddeth Lindsey, b. 1812 Wilkes County, Georgia, d. February 4, 1852 Cherokee County, Texas, m. Mariah Files.

James Suddeth Lindsey is believed to have been a son of Thomas Lindsey (ancestor of L0115) and Bathsheba Suddeth.


 

Lindsay Code No.: L0203

Surname of Participant: Lindsey

Earliest Known Progenitor: James Robert Lindsey, b. June 6, 1849 Lauderdale County, Mississippi, d. August 18, 1934, m. Roxey Ann Braswell.

James Robert Lindsey is believed to have been the son of Delphin "Dock" Lindsey, b. ca. 1826 in Tuscaloosa Co., AL.  Delphin Lindsey married Ann Whitehead Battle. It is further believed that Delphin Lindsey was the son of Morris Lindsey, b. 1788 in Newberry Co., SC. The date and location of Morris Lindsey's birth are known from his 1869 baptism (in Alameda Co., CA) records.

It is believed that Morris Lindsey was the son of either William or Edmund Lindsey of Newberry Co., SC. Both William and Edmund, sons of Edmund (ca. 1730-1818) and Mary Lindsey of Frederick Co., VA and Newberry Co., SC, were born ca. 1765-1770. William Lindsey died sometime after 1830, probably in Newberry Co. Edmund Lindsey, who is believed to have married Nancy Norred, later lived in Edgefield Co., SC and Wilcox Co., AL, where he died before 1850.

Morris Lindsey married Nancy Miller in Tuscaloosa Co., AL in 1824. Nancy was the widow of John Miller, and she had children by her first marriage, including a son named James Miller. The 1830 census shows that James Miller lived next to Joseph Lindsey and Phoebe Lindsey Oglesby in Tuscaloosa Co., AL. Phoebe Lindsey Oglesby (ca. 1774-1866) was the daughter of Edmund Lindsey (ca. 1730-1818) of Newberry Co. She actually lived just over the Tuscaloosa Co. line in Bibb Co., but her land was adjacent to that owned by Joseph Lindsey (his land straddled the Tuscaloosa/Bibb line), who seems likely to have been related to Phoebe.

Because of the proximity of Morris Lindsey to Phoebe Lindsey Oglesby in Tuscaloosa Co., I have tentatively placed him as most likely to have been a descendant of Edmund Lindsey (ca. 1730 - 1818) through either of Edmund's sons, William and Edmund Jr. Little is known about William Lindsey, who left no known will or probate records. Family information about Edmund Lindsey (ca. 1770-1850), written by a great-grandchild, lists five children: William, Larkin, Samuel, Polly, and Emily. Though Morris was not listed, it is thought that he might have been a son of Edmund, who, because he did not travel to Wilcox Co. with other members of the family, was not known to later descendants.
 
 

Lindsay Code No.: L0220

Surname of Participant: Lindsey

Earliest Known Progenitor:  Jacob Abrell Lindsey b. October 15, 1806 Bibb County, Georgia, d. December 26, 1876 Mississippi, m. Emmaline C. J. Hamilton January 1, 1860.

Jacob Abrell Lindsey is believed to have descended from Jacob Lindsey Sr. and his wife, Elizabeth Abrell Lindsey.  He may have been a grandson of Jacob Lindsey, Sr.  It is thought that Jacob Abrell's father may have been Abraham Lindsey.  Abraham lived in the same tax district in Wilkes Co. as Jacob Lindsey, Sr.  Abraham first paid a poll tax there in 1804, indicating that he was born ca. 1783.  Abraham later lived near Jacob Lindsey, Jr. in Jones Co., GA, where Jacob Jr. paid Abraham's property taxes in 1811.  Abraham Lindsey and Jacob A. Lindsey were listed together on the 1828 tax list of Monroe Co., GA.  Abraham was last on the census in Monroe Co. in 1830.  On that census he was listed as between the age of 50-60.
 
More about Jacob Abrell Lindsey  and his descendants: (PDF file, 11 pages, 39K) contributed by Carmen Davis.
 
See the Wilkes Co., GA webpage for more information.  The timeline there has data about Abraham Lindsey (listed as Abraham 2), who is believed to have been the father of Jacob Abrell Lindsey.)

 

Lindsay Code No.: L0223

Surname of Participant: Lindsey

Earliest Known Progenitor: Starling M. Lindsey b. ca 1827.

Starling may have been a son of Daniel Lindsey, b. ca. 1800, of Lawrence County, Tennessee.  The 1850 census for Lawrence County listed Sterling M. Lindsey, age 22.  Sterling's wife was Martha A., age 21.  They had a daughter, Sarah E., age 2.  Starling lived near Sarah Kelly, age 64.  Sarah Kelly was the mother of Martha Ann Kelly.

In 1860, Starling lived next to Daniel Lindsey in Independence County, Arkansas.  Both Daniel and Starling M. Lindsey had children, age 6 and under, who were born in Arkansas, and both had children age 9 and over, who were born in Tennessee. Starling M. Lindsey married Martha Ann Kelly in Lawrence County in 1847.  Family information states that Martha was the daughter of Samuel Kelly and Sarah Johnston.

See the web page about the Lawrence County, Tennessee Lindsey's for more information.

 

 

 

 

This page was updated on 01/17/2017

Susan Grabek