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Col. John Lindsey of Newberry County, South Carolina
(b. ca. 1735-1740, d. 1795)
 
   
 
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John Lindsey, Jr. was born ca. 1735-1740 in Frederick Co., VA, the son of John Lindsey, Sr. and his wife, Alce.  John moved from Virginia with his parents and brothers, James, Thomas, and Samuel to Newberry Co., SC ca. 1770.

John Lindsey, Jr. served in the Revolutionary War as a captain and colonel.  The pension records of many veterans name Col. John Lindsey as their commanding officer.  Among the battles John fought in was the Battle of Stono Ferry in June of 1779.  John's brothers James, Thomas, and Samuel were also present at the battle, and afterwards the four Lindsey brothers carried off an American field piece that had been left on the battlefield. See below for more about the military career of Col. John Lindsey.

Col. John Lindsey served as a Newberry Co. court justice from 1786 - 1790.  He also served as a South Carolina legislator.  John Lindsey lived in the Long Lane area near Kings and Indian Creeks in northern Newberry County.  Col. Lindsey first received a grant for 200 acres of land in Newberry Co. in 1774.  He amassed a large quantity of land, and he owned several slaves.  One of Col. John Lindsey's tracts of land on the Saluda River became a source of controversy among his heirs.  The litigation over the parcel has provided some valuable information about the family of John Lindsey.

According to family records, John Lindsey Jr. married Elizabeth Humphrey, and they had seven children: Alce, Caleb, Joshua, Humphrey, James, John, and Elizabeth.  Of these children, Elizabeth and Joshua died in childhood.  Col. John Lindsey's wife Elizabeth, may have married a second time. An 1817 deed that mentioned the dower of the widow of Col. John Lindsey indicates that Elizabeth Lindsey may have married a second time.

Col. John Lindsey died in Newberry County in 1795. (Find A Grave memorial  # 154232444)
 

 

John Lindsey received a grant for 200 acres of land on Kings Creek in present day Newberry Co. in 1774. A copy of the survey is shown on the left.  Neighbors included Charles King, Joseph Davis, Joseph Thomas, William Hamilton, and  William Waddle. Other plats surveyed for John Lindsey in Newberry Co. included 500 acres on Indian Creek in 1786, 1470 acres on Headley's and Patterson's Creeks in 1786, and 427 acres on Kings Creek, also in 1786. Note: Some of these surveys may have been for John Lindsey Sr., who died in 1787, and who willed his real property to his wife, Alce, and after her death, to his son, Samuel.

 


Image reproduced with permission from the South Carolina Archives:
http://167.7.33.100/onlinearchives/search.aspx
 

 

Map above modified from
David Rumsey Collection:
1845 map of SC by Sidney Morse

 

Deeds

Note: All of the following deeds were abstracted from microfilm obtained from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book A, pg. 119.  4 July 1773:  Captain Charles King and Charity his wife to John Lindsey, 300 acres, tract granted 8 Aug 1751 to George Wildlifes (Wiles) and Elizabeth his wife, conveyed to Isaac Pennington and bequeathed to his oldest daughter Charity, wife of Captain Charles King, in the fork between Broad and Saluda River on Pennington Creek, now called Kings Creek, adj. Joseph Hampton, John Lindsey Jr.  Signed Charles King, Charity King.  Witnesses: Abel Pennington, James Lindsey, John Lindsey Sr.

(George Whiles had conveyed this parcel to Isaac Pennington in 1751: Deed Book L-3, p. 466,  Lease and Release, 11and 12 July, 1751. "George (his mark) Whiles, labourer, of Craven Co., & Elizabeth (her mark) his wife, to Isaac Penington, 350 a. in the fork between Broad & Saluda Rivers, on a branch of Broad River called Pennington's Creek; bounding on all sides on vacant land.  Witnesses: William Hay, James Lesly, John Pearson.  Before James McGirt, J. P., on 20 Apr. 1752.  Recorded 28 Oct. 1768 by Fenwicke Bull, Register."  Source: South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1719-1772, Vol. IV, abstracted by Clara A. Langley.  Southern Historical Press, Inc., Greenville, SC.  Reprinted 2001.  Pages 48-49.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book A, pg. 613. Lease and release. 22 & 23 March 1776: John Lindsey Junior of Berkley County, Ninety Six District, SC, and Elizabeth to Joseph Hampton of Kings Creek, same district and county, 41 acres, part of 200 acres on the SE side Enoree River on a branch called Kings Creek, adj. Joseph Davis' old tract now the property of Ann Ross widow, Joseph Hampton. Signed John Lindsey Jr., Elizabeth Lindsey. Witnesses: Joseph Brown, Thos Lindsey, Samuel Lindsey, Lewis Hogg. Proved in Newberry Co. 29 Dec 1788 by the oath of Lewis Hogg before W. Wadlington, J.P. Recorded 12 Feb 1789

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book A, pg. 402. Lease and release. 15 & 16 July 1783: John Lindsey Jr. of Ninety Six District to John Lindsey Sr. of same, 193 acres on Pennington's Creek, a branch of Collins or Enoree River, part of 350 acres granted to George Wiles and conveyed to Isaac Pennington and said Isaac Pennington did bequeath the said land to his eldest daughter Charity King, wife of Charles King, and said Charles King & Charity his wife conveyed to John Lindsey Jr. Signed John Lindsey Jr.  Witnesses: Jno Blalock Jr., John Speak, Benj'n Taylor (R). Acknowledged in open court 6 Sept 1787.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book A, pg. 121.  4 July 1785: John Lindsey and Elizabeth his wife of Newberry County, to Edward Finch of same, 157 acres in the fork between Broad & Saludy Rivers on a branch of Enoree River called Kings Creek, part of tract granted 27 Aug 1751 to George Wiles and conveyed by him to Isaac Pennington and willed to his daughter Charity, wife of Captain Charles King, and conveyed to John Lindsey Jun'r. Signed John Lindsey, Elizabeth Lindsey. Witnesses: Blalock, John Anderson, John Speake.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book A, pg. 402.  4 July 1785: John Lindsey of Newberry Co. to Edward Finch, 49 acres on Kings Creek, part of tract granted to John Lindsey 30 Sep. 1774, adj. Joseph Davies, Wiles's old corner, William Hamilton. Signed John Lindsey.  Witnesses: Jno Blalock Jr., Jno Anderson, John Speake. Proved in open court 6 Sept 1786

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book A, pg. 1132.  22 Nov 1787: John Lindsey of Newberry County to Charles Crenshaw of same, tract on waters of Kings Creek, 271 ½  acres, part of tract of 209 acres granted to said Lindsey whereon he now lives on north side Kings Creek adj. Charles Crenshaw, William Hamilton, Chandler. Signed John Lindsey. Witnesses: Edward Finch, Jesse Brown.  Recorded 1 July 1791.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book A, pg. 381.  31 Aug 1787: John Lindsey of Newberry County to Edward Finch, 110 acres in Newberry County on waters of Kings Creek, part of tract granted to said John Lindsey in 1774, recorded in Book TTT, page 233, at Davises old mark, Hamilton's corner, Joseph Hampton's line. Signed John Lindsey. Witnesses: Charles King, Thos. Stark, Sam'l Lindsey. Acknowledged in open court 4 Sept 1787..

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book A, pg. 688. (Lease and release) 21 & 22 Sept 1787: Col. John Lindsey of Newberry County to Mark Love of the settlement of Indian Creek, same county, tract granted 5 Oct 1784 to John Lindsey, 271 acres on the old fort branch of Indian Creek adj. Thodorous Feltman now held by James Sproul, Abraham Gray, John Pennington now held by George Akins, recorded in Book AAAA, page 67. Signed John Lindsey, Elizabeth Lindsey. Witnesses: Richard Speake, Samuel Spray, James Lindsey. Proved 1 March 1789 by the oath of Richard Speake and Samuel Spray before W. Wadlington, J.P. Recorded 8 July 1789.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book C, pg. 812.  15 Dec. 1789:  John Lindsey, Esq., of Newberry County, bound to Jacob Frost of Frederick County, Virginia, in the sum of £1000 VA money, 15 Dec 1789, to make title to tract adj. Saml Lindsey, William Wilson, Duckett, and said John Lindsey.  It being a tract laid out to Clowney. Signed John Lindsey. Witnesses: James Lindsey, Thos Williams. Proved in Newberry County by the oath of James Lindsey Sr. 19 Aug 1796 before Elisha Ford, J.P. Recorded 20 Aug 1796.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book B, pg. 128. (Lease and release) 28 & 29 Jan 1792: John Lindsey, Esquire, of Newberry County, to Caleb Lindsey of same, 500 acres on waters of Indian Creek on Georges branch adj. said John Lindsey, Daniel Blackburn, Evan & Clement Davis. Signed John Lindsey. Witnesses: Joseph Towles, Edward. Williams, Thos Williams. Proved by the oath of Thomas Williams 26 July 1792 before Elisha Ford, J.P. Recorded 23 Aug 1792.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book B, pg. 114.  (Lease and release) 26 & 27 Jan 1792: John Lindsey Esq'r. of Newberry County, Ninety Six District, to Samuel Lindsey of same, for £150 sterling, 150 acres, part of 209 acres granted to said John Lindsey 2 Oct 1786 near Long Lane adj. Samuel Lindsey, William Wilson, Gabriel Anderson & William Hamilton, grant recorded in Book MMM, page 625. Signed John Lindsey. Witnesses: William Irby, James Lindsey, Ab'm Lindsey. Proved by the oath of James Lindsey 23 June1792 before Edw'd Finch, J.P.  Recorded 17 July 1792.


Court Records

The following information is from Newberry County, South Carolina Minutes of the Country Court, 1785-1798, abstracted by Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr.  Southern Historical Press, Inc., Greenville, SC: 1977.  Reprinted 1999.  There are many references to John Lindsey as a court justice between 1786-1790.  I have not abstracted these references.

Pg. 2.  Sept. Court 1785: John Lindsey served on the Grand Jury.

Pg. 8. June Court 1786: A probate of William Sparks and also of James Blair was taken by John Lindsey at the request of Rosanah Glyn, widow of David Glyn.

Pg. 9. June Court 1786: John Lindsey and Charles King were appointed arbitrators to decide the case of Jacob Chandler vs. Isaac Morgan.

Pg. 15. June Court 1786: John Lindsey, Charles King, and Robert Rutherford, arbitrators, decided the case of Jacob Chandler vs. Isaac Morgan, with the plaintiff winning a judgment.  The defendant was ordered to pay all the court costs.

Pg. 15. June Court 1786:  An indenture of  Lease and Release from Charles King to John Lindsey, Esq. was admitted on a former proof and ordered to be recorded. (See Deed Book A, pg. 119, above)

Pg. 15. June Court 1786: An indenture of Lease and Release from John Lindsey to Edward Finch, Esq. was acknowledged to be his act and deed and was ordered to be recorded. (See Deed Book A, pg. 121, above)

Pg. 48. Sept. Court 1787:  An indenture of deed from John Lindsey, Esq. to Edward Finch was acknowledged to be his act and deed and was ordered to be recorded. (See Deed Book A, pg. 121, above)

Pg. 50. Sept. Court 1787: An indenture of lease and release from John Lindsey Jr. to John  Lindsey Sr. was acknowledged in open court and ordered to be recorded. (See Deed Book A, pg 402. , above).

Pg. 55. Sept. Court 1787: All matters regarding the case of Levi Anderson vs. Robert Johnson, in slander, were referred to John Lindsey, Esq. and Benjamin Hampton, who were granted the right to choose an umpire.

Pg. 59.  June Court 1788: John Lindsey was one of a group of men who decided the case of Robert Johnson vs. James Townsend, in slander.  The panel found for the plaintiff.

Pg. 66.  June Court 1788: Letters of administration were granted to Esther Smith for the probate of her husband, Gerrard Smith.  John Lindsey was assigned by the court to qualify the appraisers, along with Robert Rutherford.  The appraisers included James Lindsey, Charles Crenshaw, Thomas McCrackin, and William Wison.

Pg. 74.  Sept. Court 1788: John Lindsey was assigned to examine Sarah Elton, who was a witness for the plaintiff in the case of William Hamilton vs. John Dalrymple, in trover.

Pg. 77.  Sept. Court 1788: John Lindsey was assigned to qualify the appraisers of the estate of Jacob Anderson.  The appraisers included Levi Anderson Jr.

Pg. 80.  Sept. Court 1788: John Lindsey, Philemon Waters, and Robert Rutherford were assigned to negotiate with Samuel Teague to purchase two acres of land for a courthouse and other public buildings.  Samuel Teague lived near Tea Table Rock. 

Pg. 91.  March Court 1789: Thomas and John Lindsey were sued by Rosanah Glynn for a debt they owed.  The case was continued.

Pg. 95.  June Court 1789: Thomas and John Lindsey lost the lawsuit brought by Rosannah Glynn.  They were ordered to pay costs with interest from Feb., 1787.

Pgs. 106-107.  Sept. Court 1789:  John Lindsey signed as a security, along with Thomas Dugan, on the bond of Richard Speake, who had been commissioned Sheriff of Newberry County.

Pg. 130.  March Court 1790:  John Lindsey sued John Ragan over a debt.  Lindsey's attorney was James Doherty.  The defendant failed to appear, so the court entered a default.

Pg. 143.  Sept. Court 1790:  John Lindsey sued John Ragan for damage.  The suit was continued.

Pg. 146.  May Court 1791: A deed of conveyance from John Lindsey to Charles Crenshaw was presented to be recorded. (See Deed Book A, pg. 1132, above.)

Pg. 166.  Feb. Court 1792:  Samuel Clowney sued John Lindsey, Esq. over a debt.  The case was continued to the next court.

Pg. 172.  July Court 1792: John Lindsey served on the Grand Jury.

Pg. 178. July Court 1792: John Lindsey vs. John Reagan in damage.  The suit was dismissed by the plaintiff at his own  cost.

Pg. 182.  July Court 1792: Samuel Clowney vs. John Lindsey, in debt.  The case was continued to the next court.

Pg. 193.  Feb. Court 1793: Samuel Clowney vs. John Lindsey, in debt.  The suit was dismissed with the defendant paying all costs.

Pg. 203.  July Court 1793:  Brasilman & Co. vs. John Lindsey, Richard Speake, and Thomas Dugan, in debt.  The suit was dismissed with the plaintiff paying all costs.

Pg. 208.  Oct. Court 1793:  John Lindsey was among a group of men who were appointed commissioners to determine if a bridge should be built  over the Little River near Tolles Mill, and to hire the lowest bidder to build the bridge if it was determined that a bridge was necessary.

Pg. 217.  Feb. Court 1794: William Webster sued John Lindsey over a debt.  The suit was continued.

Pg. 231.  July Court 1794: William Webster vs. John Lindsey, in debt.  The suit was dismissed with the plaintiff paying all costs.

Pg. 241.  Feb. Court 1795.  Wadsworth & Turpin vs. John Lindsey, in debt.  The plaintiffs won.  A judgment was entered, with a stay of execution was ordered until July term next.

Pg. 252.  July Court 1795: Wadsworth & Turpin vs. John Lindsey, in debt.  John Lindsey appeared in court and confessed Judgment, according to the note.

Pg. 254.  July Court 1795: James Hamilton vs. Robert Tate and John Lindsey (debt).  Continued to the following court.

Pg. 262. Feb. Court 1796: James Hamilton vs. Robert Tate and John Lindsey.  The suit was ordered abated because of the death of one of the defendants.

Pg. 263. Feb Court  1796: Jacob King vs. John Lindsey, Esq., in debt.  The suit was ordered abated due to the death of the defendant.  On the same date the case of John Lindsey, In'see of Caleb Lindsey, vs. Jacob King was ordered abated.

 

 


Military Records

The Account Audited file for John Lindsey at the South Carolina Archives contains the records for several men by the same name. 
Click here to download the entire Account Audited file (#4595) for John Lindsey.
(PDF document, 33 pgs., about 6.5 Mb.)
Click here for a PDF file of my analysis of the records.  Colonel John Lindsey is the man in the file whose records are identified as belonging to Newberry County.

 

 

Census Records

1790 Census for Newberry Co., SC

Page

 Name

 Males 16+  Males <16  Females  Other  Slaves
52  Jessey Lensey 1 3 4    
52  Moses Lensey 1 2 1    
53  Edm'd Lindery 5 2 3    
53  W'm Linsey 1 2 1    
68  Sam'l Linsey 1 3 4   5
68  Ja's Linsey 2 3 1    
68  Abr'm Linsey 1 2 3    
68  Col. Jn'o Linsey 3 2 1   5
68  Tho's Linsey 2 3 5   13

The 1790 census shows Col. John and four sons (Caleb, Humphrey, John, and James) at home.  Only one female was in the home; this was John's widow, Elizabeth. Colonel John Lindsey did not appear on any census after 1790, because he had died during 1795.  The death date of 1795 is corroborated by court records (see above).

 

Col. John Lindsey's family

Elizabeth Lindsey
(b. ca. 1742, d. ca. 1828)
Caleb
(b. ca. 1770, d. 1816)
John
(b. ca. 1776, d. ca. 1864 )
James
(b. ca. 1779, d. ca. 1841)
Humphrey
(b. ca. 1773, d. unknown)
Joshua
(b. ca. 1775, d. 1775)
Alce
(b. ca. 1769, d. unknown)
Elizabeth
(b. ca.1785, d. ca. 1786

Most of the information concerning the family of Col. John Lindsey came from a family bible record that was cited in the DAR applications of several descendants of Col. John Lindsey.  I have not seen the bible as of this date.  It is not know if the bible still exists, or which descendant owned the bible.  It is also not known who wrote the information in the bible.  So the data about the family of Col. John Lindsey presented here should be treated cautiously.

Other information about Col. John Lindsey's family appeared in a historical piece, which I have copied, below.  The source of the family information in the article was given as professional genealogist Leonardo Andrea.  Leonardo Andrea's file on the Lindsay/Lindsey surname of South Carolina (FHL microfilm #954550) contains information about the Lindsey's of Newberry Co. on page 47,  including a chart, which lists the wife and children of Col. John Lindsey.  The information on the chart matches the bible information quite well.  Page 47 does not include a source for the information, but on page 80, there is a 1961 note from Rev. Smythe Lindsay to Andrea that refers to the chart, and to some information that follows the chart.  It appears that Rev. Lindsay had sent Andrea the information that appeared on page 47.  It is not known if Smythe Lindsay prepared the chart himself, or if someone else sent it to him.

Though much of the information about John Lindsey's family is from DAR applications and Smythe Lindsay, other sources have corroborated the data.  Court records show that John Lindsey died in 1795.  Deeds prove he had a wife named Elizabeth. Litigation over his land shows that he had sons named John, James, and Caleb.  I think that the family bible information can be accepted with some caution as to its accuracy.

The information from the DAR applications and Smythe H. Lindsay gave a birth year of 1740 for Col. John Lindsey.  William Thorndale had given an earlier birth year of 1732 for John Lindsey Jr. in Thorndale Letter 1.  On page 9 of that letter, Thorndale wrote that John Lindsey Jr. had first appeared in Frederick Co. records as a deputy sheriff in 1753.  But this could not have been John Lindsey, the son of John Sr. (if the family bible information is correct).  Perhaps the 1753 deputy sheriff was John Lindsey, b. 1731, the son of Edmund Lindsey Sr.  Thorndale also wrote on page 9 that a 1759 record specifically named John Lindsey Jr. as a son of John.  This may have been because there were two John Lindsey Jr.'s living in Frederick Co., creating a need to delineate one from the other.  Or it could be that the 1740 date in the bible information was an estimate written by a family descendant, and the earlier date of birth of 1732 given by Thorndale is correct.

Smythe Lindsay's information (page 47) in the Leonardo Andrea file gives a date of death for Col. John Lindsey of 1795.  This date agrees with Newberry Co. court records. As of this writing, I do not know of a probate record for Col. John.

Below is some transcribed information from the family bible record of Col. John Lindsey.  Note that the death date of Elizabeth Lindsey is shown to have been 1780, which disagrees with the information from the DAR applications and  Smythe Lindsay, who showed 1828 and 1786 as the year Elizabeth died.  1786 seems also to have been an incorrect date, because Elizabeth had signed a deed in 1787.  So it is unclear as to when Elizabeth Lindsey died. Because the bible record probably came from someone from a later generation, the dates for Elizabeth may have been from secondhand information.

http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/LINDSAY/1997-12/0881518992

Bible Record of Col. John Lindsey of SC

Col. John Lindsey of SC  b. 1740 d. Aug 11, 1795
Elizabeth Humphrey (his wife) b. 1742. Oct 18
Alce their daughter  b. 1769, June 30
Caleb their son  b. 1770, March 13
Humphrey their son b. 1773, Jan. 11
Joshua their son b. 1775, Feb. 5
John their son b. 1776, Apr. 16
James their son b. 1779, May 30
Elizabeth their daughter b. 1785, Aug. 17


John Lindsey & Polly Brown were married Jan. 15, 1805.
Births:
John Lindsey was born Apr. 16, 1776
Polly wife of John was born Oct 13, 1784
James Lindsey their first son was b. May 10, 1806
Caleb Lindsey was b. Dec 19, 1809
Samuel Lindsey was b. Mar 9, 1812
Elbert Lindsey was b. Sept 22, 1814
Charna (writing not clear) Caroline Lindsey b. Jan 8. 1821

Deaths:
Caleb Lindsey departed this life Feb 2, 1816
Elbert Lindsey departed this life Oct 9, 1814 son of John Lindsey
Polly Lindsey died March 28, 1848 in the 64th year of her age
Col. John Lindsey departed this life Aug 11, 1795
Joshua Lindsey departed this life in three months of his age
Elizabeth Lindsey departed this life Sept 28, 1780
Samuel Lindsey, son of John & Polly Lindsey departed this life Oct 18,
1876
Caleb Lindsey son of John Lindsey died at Pass Christian, Miss, May 23,
1874
Elizabeth Lindsey Hollingsworth died in Shreveport, LA 1863

Benjamin F. Lindsey, second son of Caleb Lindsey died in Gulf Port, Miss
July 1, 1907.
Sarah Elizabeth Lindsey, third daughter of Dr. Caleb Lindsey, died at
Gulf Port, Miss, July 25, 1917.
Rienza Lindsey Burton died at Marshall, Texas Feb 6, 1913.
John Hancock Lindsey, the first son of Dr. Caleb Lindsey died at
Wichita, Kansas Feb 9, 1922
James Terrell Lindsey, the fourth son of Dr. Lindsey died in Jackson,
Miss. Aug 7, 1924.

Note on the bible record:  A daughter of John Lindsey and Polly Brown named Elizabeth seems to have been left out of the birth record, but her death date is noted (Elizabeth Lindsey Hollingsworth, wife of Samuel Hollingsworth, who died in Shreveport, LA in 1863).  A personal web site shows the additional daughter of John Lindsey and Polly Brown, Elizabeth Lindsey, who was born in 1809.  The 1810 census for Newberry Co. lists a daughter for John Lindsey who was born before 1810. Elizabeth's birth must have been omitted during a transcription of the bible record.

This is the family record for John Lindsey Sr.'s family from page 47 of Leonardo Andrea's research file on the Lindsey/Lindsay surname of South Carolina (FHL microfilm #954550).  The information about Col. John Lindsey's family appears to have been taken from the family bible record procured by Smythe H. Lindsay:


This article about Col. John Lindsey includes family information from Leonardo Andrea's research on the Lindsay/Lindsey surname of South Carolina:
 

 Lindsay Newsletter: Southern Colonial Branches, Vol. 1, Issue 3, Page 59:

Lt. Col. John Lindsey of Newberry County, SC

    The Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives, volume III, 1775-1790, N. Louise Bailey and Elizabeth Ivey Cooper, (Columbia, SC: 1981), pp. 435-436, has a biography of Lt. Col. John Lindsey (1740-1795). This entry is reproduced here verbatim, except that the sources are expanded from abbreviations into full citations. Note that the authors are not certain Lt. Col. John Lindsey is the same John who served in the South Carolina assemblies, but express their opinion that he was. Formerly, many genealogists working on this Newberry line have identified John's father John (d. 1787) as the colonel and legislator, but it is much more likely that the younger John was the colonel--lieutenant colonel, actually--since it known for certain he was a militia company captain during part of the war. The older John was probably too old to have served actively in the Revolutionary War.)

                         (See below for more on John Lindsey in the SC Legislature)

      John Lindsey was the son of John Lindsey (d. 1787) and Alice Crosson. He resided in that area of Ninety Six District which became Newberry County. Between 1774 and 1786, he received through grants at least 1,769 acres near the Enoree River and Indian and King's creeks. The 1790 federal census listed five slaves as part of his Newberry household. During the American Revolution, Lindsey served as a lieutenant colonel in the militia. Beginning his legislative service simultaneously, he represented the Upper District Between Broad and Saluda Rivers (Spartan) in the Second Provincial Congress (1775-1776) and the First General Assembly (1776). Later, Lindsey was elected by the Lower District Between Broad and Saluda Rivers to the Fifth (1783-1784), Seventh (1787-1788), and Eighth (1789-1790) General Assemblies. As a Lower District delegate at the state convention, he voted against ratification of the federal Constitution (1788). Two years later, he served the same district at the state constitutional convention (1790). Locally Lindsey was a justice of the peace for Newberry County (1786).  Married to Elizabeth Humphrey, he was the father of seven children: Alice, Caleb, Humphrey, Joshua, John (1776-1864), James (1779-1841), and Elizabeth.  John Lindsey died sometime in 1795.

[Footnote] Possibly the John Lindsey who served in the House for the Second Provincial Congress and the First and Fifth General Assemblies was John Lindsey (d. 1787), the father of John Lindsey (1740-1795), The elder man, also recorded as a colonel, was a native of Frederick County, Virginia, and the father of five other children, including James (d. 1799), Sarah Speaks, Esther (m. Jared Smith), Abigail Wells, and Thomas. He died testate in Newberry County. Furthermore, the John Lindsey who represented the Upper District Between Broad and Saluda Rivers could have been someone other than either of the foregoing John Lindsey's. Extant records indicated there were several men of that name in Ninety Six District and three alone in Newberry County, but they did not give political and biographical information. Therefore, for the lack of discerning, conclusive data, the sketch of John Lindsey was based on the most logical evidence.

[Expanded source citations to main biographical sketch.]

Leonardo Andrea's Genealogy Files on microfilm at South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, roll 27, #578, pp. 4,5,7,11,47. Audited Accounts of the American Revolution in SC Archives, 4595. Yearbook,  City of Charleston, 1893, 232. Heads of Families 1790: South Carolina, (Washington, DC: 1908), 79. The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Jonathan Elliot, ed., 5 vols., (2nd ed. 1836-1845, reprinted New York, NY: 1974), 4:339. Journal of the Constitutional Convention of South Carolina, May 10, 1790-June 3, 1790, Francis M. Hutson, ed., (Columbia, SC: 1946), 5. Journal of the Convention  of South Carolina which Ratified the Constitution of the United States,  23 May 1788, A.S. Salley, Jr., (Atlanta, GA: 1928), 47. Miscellaneous Records of the Secretary of the Province in SC Archives, WW:71. The History  of Newberry County, 1749-1860, Thomas H. Pope, (Columbia, SC: 1973), pp. 55, 62, 63, 67. Royal Grant Books in SC Archives, 33:531. South Carolina  Historical Magazine,7:108. State Grant Books in SC Archives, 1:67, 8:375, 11:689, 13:625, 15:399.

 

Below is an excerpt from The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 7-8, 1906-1907. Published by the South Carolina
Historical Society.  Page 108:

From the journal of the second session (February 1st.-March 26, 1776), as published by Force, for February 8th, we extract the following:

"Colonel John Lisle, elected one of the Representatives for the District between Broad and Saludy Rivers, not having taken his seat during the late Session, now attended, and declined serving."

"A return was made of the following gentlemen, as duly elected Members of the present Congress, in the upper part of the District between Broad and Saludy Rivers, viz: Captain John Caldwell, James Williams, John Williams, Jonathan Downs, John Rogers, John Lindsey, and John Caldwell, of Enoree, Esqrs. And Messrs. John Williams and James Williams attending to take their seats,

Ordered, That they do take their seats in Congress accordingly."

 

 

Elizabeth Lindsey, wife of Col. John Lindsey

According to family bible information, Col. John Lindsey married Elizabeth Humphrey, who was born ca. 1742, and who died in either 1780, 1786, or 1828. Elizabeth Lindsey signed a deed in 1787 (see below), so she could not have died in 1780 or 1786.  Perhaps the 1828 date is more accurate.

Elizabeth may have married a second time.  She did not appear on the 1800 census as a widow, but she may have been living with one of her grown children.

Records for Elizabeth Lindsey:

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book A, pg. 613. Lease and release. 22 & 23 March 1776: John Lindsey Junior of Berkley County, Ninety Six District, SC, and Elizabeth to Joseph Hampton of Kings Creek, same district and county, 41 acres, part of 200 acres on the SE side Enoree River on a branch called Kings Creek, adj. Joseph Davis' old tract now the property of Ann Ross widow, Joseph Hampton. Signed John Lindsey Jr., Elizabeth Lindsey. Witnesses: Joseph Brown, Thos Lindsey, Samuel Lindsey, Lewis Hogg. Proved in Newberry Co. 29 Dec 1788 by the oath of Lewis Hogg before W. Wadlington, J.P. Recorded 12 Feb 1789.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book A, pg. 121.  4 July 1785: John Lindsey and Elizabeth his wife of Newberry County, to Edward Finch of same, 157 acres in the fork between Broad & Saludy Rivers on a branch of Enoree River called Kings Creek, part of tract granted 27 Aug 1751 to George Wiles and conveyed by him to Isaac Pennington and willed to his daughter Charity, wife of Captain Charles King, and conveyed to John Lindsey Jun'r. Signed John Lindsey, Elizabeth Lindsey. Witnesses: Blalock, John Anderson, John Speake.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book A, pg. 688. (Lease and release) 21 & 22 Sept 1787: Col. John Lindsey of Newberry County to Mark Love of the settlement of Indian Creek, same county, tract granted 5 Oct 1784 to John Lindsey, 271 acres on the old fort branch of Indian Creek adj. Thodorous Feltman now held by James Sproul, Abraham Gray, John Pennington now held by George Akins, recorded in Book AAAA, page 67. Signed John Lindsey, Elizabeth Lindsey. Witnesses: Richard Speake, Samuel Spray, James Lindsey. Proved 1 March 1789 by the oath of Richard Speake and Samuel Spray before W. Wadlington, J.P. Recorded 8 July 1789.

 

 

   

Caleb Lindsey

Caleb Lindsey was born ca. 1770, probably in Newberry Co., SC.  He was the oldest son of John and Elizabeth Lindsey.  Caleb married Tabitha Goodman, the daughter of Joseph Goodman. Caleb died in 1816, and Tabitha died in 1818.  Caleb and Tabitha Lindsey had the following children: John W., Elizabeth, Joseph Goodman, Fama/Famy, James MadisonAlesey, and Caleb H.  Click here for more information about the children and their birth dates.

Records for Caleb Lindsey:

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book B, pg. 128.  28 & 29 Jan 1792 (Lease and Release), John Lindsey, Esquire, to Caleb Lindsey, 500 acres on waters of Indian Creek on Georges branch adj. said John Lindsey, Daniel Blackburn, Evan & Clement Davis. Signed John Lindsey. Witnesses: Joseph Towles, Edward Williams, Thos Williams. Recorded 23 Aug 1792.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book E, pg. 567.  3 Jan. 1803: South Carolina, Newberry District. Caleb and John Lindsey of district aforesaid for $400 to Robert Talbert of same, one negro wench named Sarah about sixteen years of age, yellow of complexion.  Signed Caleb Lindsey, John Lindsey.  Witnesses: Daniel Tolbert, John Anderson. Proved by the oath of Daniel Talbert 3 Jan 1803 before Peter Julien, J.P.  Recorded 4 Jan 1803.

Caleb Lindsey administered the estate of John Towles.  John was an uncle to Caleb's wife, Tabitha Goodman Lindsey.  Source: Leonardo Andrea files for Towles of SC (FHL microfilm #954597, Folder #909, Pg. 7):  http://genforum.genealogy.com/towles/messages/159.html


Caleb Lindsey died in 1816.  His estate was administered by his wife, Tabitha, and Ezekiel Eastland.  Click below to download Caleb's estate records in PDF files. 

Part One (10 pages, about 3.5 Mb) Part Two (18 pages, about 5 Mb)

 


The South Carolina Archives online search engine (http://167.7.33.100/onlinearchives/search.aspx) has the following information about a plat for Caleb Lindsey.  The land was granted to Caleb Lindsey, and after his death it became part of a controversy between Caleb's children and their uncles, John and James Lindsey.  See below for more information.

Series: S213192
Volume: 0040
Page: 00432
Item: 005

Date: 9/25/1805

Description: LINDSY, CALEB, PLAT FOR 50 ACRES ON SALUDA RIVER, NEWBERRY DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY WILLIAM DUNLAP.

Names indexed: DAVINSON, JOHN; DUNLAP, WILLIAM; HILL, JOHN; LINDSY, CALEB; MYRICK, JAMES

Locations: NEWBERRY DISTRICT; SALUDA RIVER

Document type: PLAT



Land Controversy

The following information was transcribed from FHL microfilm #24129.  Summary: A bill was presented to the Equity Court on March 26, 1818 by James Lindsey to partition 410 acres of land that had formerly been owned by Col. John Lindsey on the Saluda River.  James, John, and Caleb Lindsey, brothers, had purchased the land from the estate of Anthony Toomer in 1804.  The three brothers owned the land in undivided interests.  John Lindsey sold his interest to brother James Lindsey and Tabitha Lindsey (the widow of Caleb) in 1817.  Tabitha Lindsey had died by 1818, and James Lindsey wanted to have the land sold in order to partition the interests he shared with the children of Caleb Lindsey.  The children of Caleb, all minors (Abram Anderson was guardian ad litem for Joseph G., James M., Alsea, and Caleb.  Thomas Goodman was guardian ad litem for John, Elizabeth, and Fama), agreed that the land should be sold, but those who were represented by Thomas Goodman believed that part of the land was owned solely by Caleb, and that they should receive the interest in that part of the land (see SC Archives abstract for the grant to Caleb Lindsey, above).  So James Lindsey was petitioning the court to have the larger tract of land (plat is shown to the right) divided between himself and the heirs of Caleb Lindsey, and the smaller tract to be divided between himself, his brother John Lindsey, and the heirs of Caleb Lindsey.  This is not an exact transcription.  I have changed the dates to a shortened, numerical version, and I have added some punctuation to aid readability:

Newberry Co., SC Equity Records
Bills, Box 1, Pkg. 21

James Lindsey vs. John Lindsey, Elizabeth Lindsey, Joseph G. Lindsey, James M. Lindsey, Fama Lindsey, Alsea Lindsey, and Caleb Lindsey.

State of South Carolina } In Equity
Newberry District         }

To the Honorable the Judges of the Court of Equity of the said state Humbly complaining pleas unto your Honors your Orator James Lindsey.  That on or about 6th Dec. 1804 your Orator and his two brothers Caleb Lindsey and John Lindsey purchased of William Dunlap of Laurens Dist., agent for Charles Graves of the city of Charleston, executor of the last will and testament of Anthony Toomer, dec’d, a tract of land containing 397 acres the same being a tract of 250 acres originally granted to John Davisson and a part of a tract originally granted to James Mirick., bounded south by the Saluda River, west by lands of John Atkinson, north by land belonging to Thomas Hill, east by lands of Howell Cobb, now deceased, tract of same was late the property of  Col. John Lindsey, dec’d.  And said Dunlap gave to said Orator and Caleb and John a bond the the execution for the titles on the payment of the purchase money.  And Orator shews that he and his brothers Caleb and John fully satisfied the purchase money, that on or about the first day of February 1816 the said Caleb departed this life, intestate, leaving a widow Tabitha Lindsey and the following children, John, Elizabeth, Joseph G. James M., Fama, Alsea, and Caleb.  Sometime after the death of Caleb, Ann Toomer, the executrix and Charles Graves, the executor, of the will of Anthony Toomer dec’d executed titles to the said tract of land to said Orator and his brother John Lindsey, and the widow and children of Caleb Lindsey, an undivided third to the Orator, same to John Lindsey, same to the widow and children of Caleb Lindsey as will more fully appear in a true copy of the said deed of conveyance filed and marked Exhibit A.  And the Orator further shews that your Orator and the said Tabitha on 12 Feb. 1817 purchased of John Lindsey his interest in the said tract of land being one undivided third part thereof as will more fully appear by a true copy of the deed marked Exhibit B.  And your Orator further shews your Honors that Tabitha Lindsey on or about the first day of February 1818 departed this life intestate leaving the children of Caleb Lindsey aforementioned, heirs at law, whereby the children of Caleb Lindsey became entitled to one moiety of the said tract and your Orator to the other moiety.  And your Orator further shews that your Orator, Caleb Lindsey, and John Lindsey caused to be granted as vacant a tract of land containing 44 acres adjacent north by Thomas Hill, east by Howell Cobb (now deceased) south by the above mentioned tract of land, west the same and land belonging to Thomas Hill, and the same was granted in the name of Caleb Lindsey alone, and that the Orator and John Lindsey paid their proportional part of the fees of offer, and your Orator further shews that Caleb Lindsey never pretended to claim any more than one third of the said tract of land and uniformly acknowledged that your Orator and the said John held with himself an equal interest in the said tract of land.  And the said Caleb in his last illness and on his dying bed called upon his widow now dec’d and a certain Ezekiel Eastland to bear witness that your that your Orator and the said John were equally interested with himself in the said tract of land and each of them entitled to one third part thereof.  And your Orator further shews your Honors that the children of Caleb Lindsey, dec’d, are all infants under the age of twenty one years that your Orator is desirous that partition should be made of the said tract of land containing 410 acres between himself and the children of Caleb Lindsey dec’d and of the tract of land containing 44 acres between himself and the said John Lindsey and the children of Caleb Lindsey (Dec’d)  which can be effected only by the sale of the said tracts of land.  In tender consideration whereof and for as much as  your Orator is  ___deless by the strict rules of law and cannot have adequate relief except in a Court of Equity where matters of this kind are cognizable and relievable.  To this end therefore that the the said John Lindsey, Elizabeth Lindsey, Joseph G. Lindsey, Fama Lindsey, James M. Lindsey,  Alsea Lindsey, and Caleb Lindsey, the Children of the said Caleb Lindsey (Dec’d) may a full true and perfect answer make to all and singular the matters and things herein contained and that as fully as if they were here again repeated and they particularly interogated(?) thereto and that the tract of land containing 410 acres to make partition and division between your Orator and the children of Caleb Lindsey dec’d and the tract of land containing 44 acres to make partition and division between your Orator and the said John Lindsey and the children of Caleb Lindsey dec’d may be decreed to be sold and such others and further relief as the nature of the case may require and to your Honors shall seem ___t.  May it please your Honors to grant unto your Orator the Writ of Subpoena to be ___cated to the said John, Elizabeth, Joseph G.,  James M., Fama, Alsea, and Caleb the children of Caleb Lindsey (Dec'd) requiring and commanding them on a day certain and under a certain pain to be and appear in this Honorable Court to answer the premises and stand to and abide by such order and decree as to your Honors shall seem most agreeable to Equity and good conscience and your Orator will ever pray. 

                                                                                                                              Oneall Complnts Solctr



(Abstracted from the same file)

Exhibit A

Know all men by these presents that I Charles Graves of the city of Charleston… in consideration of a bargain and sale by Maj. William Dunlap…as agent for Charles Graves…executor of the will of Anthony Toomer (Dec'd)…to Caleb Lindsey, John Lindsey, and James Lindsey, all of Newberry Dist. …whereas the said William Dunlap…executed a certain bond…obligatory to the said Caleb, John, and James in the words as follows… (sale of 397 acres of land described above on 6 Dec. 1804 is repeated, stating that Caleb, John, and James would pay $1300 purchase money, and that title would be made when 2/3 of the purchase money had been paid …signed in the presence of Humphrey Lindsey and Abram Anderson) and whereas all and every condition and term of the said bond has been performed by the said Caleb, John, and James, and whereas the said Caleb Lindsey has since died leaving a widow and seven children, to wit, Tabitha Lindsey, John Lindsey, Elizabeth Lindsey, Joseph Goodman Lindsey, James Madison Lindsey, Fama Lindsey, Alsea Lindsey, and Caleb Lindsey.  Now know ye that I Charles Graves, Executor of the last will and testament of Anthony Toomer (Dec'd) have granted, bargained, sold... to the said John Lindsey, James Lindsey, and the widow and children of Caleb Lindsey (Dec'd)...all that tract...(land is described as above)...in manner and form following...to the said John Lindsey...one undivided third...to the said James Lindsey...one undivided third...to the said widow and children of Caleb Lindsey (Dec'd)...one undivided third.  Witness my hand and seal this twentyth day of November...eight hundred and sixteen... signed Ann Toomer, Executriz, Charles Graves, Exor.  Witnesses: Charles Graves Jr., John Wallace.
 

Exhibit B

12 Feb. 1817:  John Lindsey of Newberry District to James Lindsey and Tabitha Lindsey of the same district.  All my interest in 397 acres of land found by a new survey to contain 410 acres, the same being a tract of 250 acres originally granted to John Davison, and one other tract of land containing 160 acres being part of a tract originally granted to James Myrick, bounded by Saluda River, John Adkisson, Thomas Hill, heirs of Howell Cobb, the same being a tract of land belonging lately to Col. John Lindsey (Dec'd), the same being conveyed on the 20th Nov. 1816 by Ann Toomer Ex'r and Charles Graves Ex'r of Anthony Toomer Dec'd to John Lindsey, James Lindsey, and the representatives of Caleb Lindsey Dec'd in undivided thirds to each.  To have and to hold, all and singular, one undivided third part of the said 410 acres to James Lindsey and Tabitha Lindsey, subject nevertheless to the dower of the widow of Col. John Lindsey.  Signed John Lindsey.  Witnessed by William Thomas and James Cobb.  Polly Lindsey, wife of John Lindsey, relinquished her dower on 2 Dec. 1817. Proved by the oath of James Cobb on 2 Dec. 1817.

 

The following records were abstracted from FHL microfilm #24237:

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book N, pg. 211.  5 Aug. 1818: Whereas James Lindsey filed his bills of complaint in the court of equity against John, Elizabeth, Fanna, Joseph G., James M., Alsea, and Caleb Lindsey on the 26 Mar. 1818 for the partition of land containing 410 acres which was seized and possessed as tenants in common and prayed a sale thereof to which the defendants by their answer consented.  And whereas the court of equity in the June term of 1818 decreed that the commissioners sell the tract of land on the first Monday in August after giving the legal and proper notice.  In pursuance of the decree of the court, I, Francis B. Higgins, commissioner of the said court, after legally advertising the same did on the third day of August 1818 at Newberry Court House expose the said tract of land for public sale.  James Lindsey became the purchaser of said tract of land for the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, being the highest bidder.  Now I, Francis B. Higgins, commissioner, by virtue of the decree aforesaid, do grant bargain and sell unto the said James Lindsey all that tract of land containing 410 acres bounded on the South by the Saluda River, on the West by lands belonging to Atkinson, North by Thomas Hill, and East by Howell Cobb, deceased, the land being a tract of 250 acres originally granted to John Davison and part of a tract originally granted to James Myrick and family, the property of Col. John Lindsey, deceased.  With all and singular, the rights…(etc.)  Signed F. B. Higgins.  Witnesses: Abraham Anderson, Anthony Taylor. Recorded 1st ___1820.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book N, pg. 205.  5 Aug.1818: This is the same as the deed recorded in Book N, Page 211, but it is for a tract of 44 acres, which James Lindsey purchased at the public sale for 150 dollars.  Everything else is the same as the previous deed. (This was the tract granted to Caleb Lindsey, above)

Caleb Lindsey's children

Caleb and Tabitha Goodman Lindsey had children named John W., Elizabeth,  Joseph Goodman, Fama/Famy, James MadisonAlesey, and Caleb H.  The 1800 census for Newberry County revealed that Caleb and Tabitha Lindsey had just one child, a young son.  This was John W. Lindsey, their oldest child.  All of the other children were born between 1800 and 1816, when Caleb died.  In 1818, Thomas Goodman petitioned in court to be appointed guardian of the five youngest children, whom were all under 12 years of age.  These were  Joseph Goodman, Fama, Alesey, James Madison, and Caleb H. Lindsey, who were all born after March 3,1806 (per the date of the petition).

John W. Lindsey

John W. Lindsey, son of Caleb and Tabitha Goodman Lindsey, was born ca. 1799-1800 in Newberry Co., SC.  John was the oldest son of Caleb and Tabitha.  In many records, John appeared as John W. Lindsey.  John married Amelia Coate, the daughter of Henry Coate, ca. 1822 in Newberry County.  In 1825, John W. Lindsey became the administrator of his great aunt Lydia Lindsey's estate.

John W. Lindsey later lived in Monroe Co., AL, where he was on the census in 1840 (b. 1790 - 1800).  John and Amelia Lindsey were on the 1850 census for Montgomery Co., AL.  On that census John was listed as being born ca. 1800 in SC.  John Lindsey died sometime after 1850 in Wilcox Co., AL.

Records for John W. Lindsey:

Newberry Co., SC Equity Records 1819, Box 2 Number 20. (FHL microfilm #24199): John Lindsey, son of Caleb, petitioned the Court, stating that both his father and mother were deceased, and that he was entitled to a considerable estate.  He had no guardian, and he requested that John Lindsey, son of Samuel, be appointed his guardian.  The guardianship was approved.

Newberry Co., SC Equity Records 1821, Box 3 Number 48. (FHL microfilm #24199): June, 1821: John Lindsey petitioned the Court to become the legal guardian of his sister, Fama M. Lindsey, who was over age 12, but under 21.  Abraham Anderson, who had been Fama's guardian, was willing to surrender his guardianship.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book O, pg. 89.  1 Aug. 1822: Henry Coate to John Lindsey Jr., 15 acres on Scotch Creek of Bush River, beginning at a stake on Robert Boyce’s line…bounded by land of Thomas Hill…James and Oliver Morris…the said H Coates land…the side of two lotts and a street…the priviledge of streets of 33 feet…the corner of Dr. Thomas Hill…Signed Henry Coate.  Witnesses: Marmaduke Coate, Jno T. Young.  Recorded 9 June 1823.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book O, pg. 87.  4 May 1823: Henry Coate to John Lindsey, 100 acres on Scotch Creek of Bush River, bounded by lands of Henry Coate, Doctor Burr, ?, and Robert Boyce…on the North side of Newberry Village.  Signed Henry Coate.  Witnesses: Robert Boyce, Jno Bauskett.  Polly Coate relinquished her dower. Recorded 9 June 1823.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book T-2, pg. 55.  24 May 1822: John Lindsey to Henry Coate. 122 acres on Little River, originally granted to Joseph Towles and William Yearby (?), adj. Margaret Edward’s land, Henry Coate, Stephens old line, David Stephens, John Edwards,  John Taylor.  Signed John Lindsey.  Witnesses: Robert Boyce, Jno Bauskett.  Amelia L. Lindsey relinquished her dower before Marmaduke Coate on 3 Dec. 1824. Recorded 22 Apr. 1825.

South Carolina Archives, Newberry Co. Estates, Box 65, Pkg. 10, Fr. 761-838.  Lydia Lindsey estate papers pg. 6.  14 Nov. 1825: John W. Lindsey signed an administration bond on the estate of Lydia Lindsey.  His securities were Marmaduke Coate and Robert McCullough.

Newberry Co., SC Equity Records 1826, Box 6 Number 20. (FHL microfilm #24200): Alesey Lindsey, minor daughter of Caleb and Tabitha Lindsey, both deceased, petitioned the Newberry District Court of Equity to have her brother, John W. Lindsey appointed her guardian in place of her current guardian, her uncle James Lindsey.  The court approved the change of guardians.

Below are three signatures for John W. Lindsey.  The signature on the left is from the 1825 administration bond he signed to administer the estate of Lydia Lindsey.  The middle signature  is from the 1826 equity court record he signed to become the guardian over his sister, Alesey Lindsey's,  personal and real property inheritance from her parents, Caleb and Tabitha Lindsey.  The signature on the right is from Lydia Lindsey's probate file, page 18.  The third signature was dated 1826.  The similarity of the three signatures provides proof that the administrator of Lydia Lindsey's estate was John W. Lindsey, the son of Caleb Lindsey.

Newberry Co., SC Equity Records 1826, Box 6 Number 20. (FHL microfilm #24200): Alesey Lindsey, minor daughter of Caleb and Tabitha Lindsey, both deceased, petitioned the Newberry District Court of Equity to have her brother, John W. Lindsey appointed her guardian in place of her current guardian, her uncle James Lindsey.  The court approved the change of guardianship.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book U-2, pg. 127.  13 July 1826: John W. Lindsey to Phillip Schoppert.  One acre in the village of Newberry bounded by John Rowland, F. B. Higgins, and Henry Coates.  Signed John W. Lindsey.  Witnesses: Geo. W. Williams, C. D. Brown.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book U-2, pg. 126.  1 Feb. 1827: John W. Lindsey to John Rowland (Could this be Fama's husband?).  One acre in the village of Newberry bounded by Doc. Thomas S Hills, James and Oliver Moor,  Phillip Schoppert, Abram Gilbert.  Signed John W. Lindsey.   Witnesses: Joel Stevenson, W. Smith.  Amelia Lindsey relinquished her dower 13 Feb. 1827.  Recorded 6 Feb. 1827. 


John and Amelia later lived in Wilcox Co., AL:

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/alwilcox/1999-04/0923973243

From: "B.J. Smothers" < smothers@mindspring.com>
Subject: [ALWILCOX-L] Index to Wilcox County Will Book #3: K - L
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 23:14:03 -0400

[Note: Eight volumes of wills plus loose records covering the years
1820-1934 were filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Each volume is
individually indexed. These are compiled on four microfilm reels and
available for rental through the Family History Library and local Family
History Centers as microfilm #1290225 (1820-1849), #1290226 (1826-1858 and
1856-1899), #1673596 (1898-1931), and #1673597 (1931-1934).]

Index to Wills
Wilcox County Will Book, Vol.3, Jan. 1850 - Sept. 1858

Transcribed by B.J. Smothers, bjsmothers@prairiebluff.com

NAME  DOCUMENT  PG

Lindsey, A.L. Estate Exec Bond 175
Lindesey, Jno. W. Est. of Admin Bond 188
Lindsey, Amelia L. (Will) 265-6

 

Elizabeth Lindsey

Elizabeth Lindsey, daughter of Caleb and Tabitha Goodman Lindsey, was born ca. 1800-1805.  An 1823 record indicates that Elizabeth married her cousin, John Lindsey, the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Lindsey.

Records for Elizabeth Lindsey:

http://genealogytrails.com/scar/newberry/common_pleas.htm

John Lindsey, Faura M. Lindsey, Elizabeth Lindsey, her husband John Lindsey (Bush River) vs. James Lindsey & others.
1823
Caleb Lindsey died intestate and was possessed of a negro woman Ailse and her 3 children: Emily, Oney, and Liley and partition of these negroes have not been made. John Lindsey, Faura M. Lindsey, Elizabeth Lindsey and her husband John Lindsey (Bush River), James Lindsey, Joseph G. Lindsey, James M. Lindsey, Elsey Lindsey, and Caleb H. Lindsey (all minors under 21) all heirs of Caleb Lindsey. It was ordered the negroes be assigned to James Lindsey by consent of John Lindsey (son of Caleb Lindsey) who owned ½ of the negroes and by James paying remaining heirs for their half. (Box 2, Folder A-41)

 


Joseph Goodman Lindsey

Joseph Goodman Lindsey, son of Caleb and Tabitha Goodman Lindsey, was born ca. 1806 -1808 in Newberry County.  He may have later lived in Monroe Co., AL.  A Joseph G. Lindsey was on the 1850 census for Monroe Co., AL, shown to have been born in SC in 1804.

Records for Joseph Goodman Lindsey:

Newberry Co., SC Equity Records 1818, Box 1 Number 27 (FHL microfilm #24199): In March of 1818, Thomas Goodman petitioned the Equity Court in Newberry County to be appointed the guardian of the five youngest children of Caleb and Tabitha Lindsey.  Goodman stated that they were all under the age of twelve years.  They were (names spelled as in the handwritten document): Joseph G. Lindsay, Famy Lindsay, Else Lindsay, James M. Lindsay, and Caleb H. Lindsay.  Goodman stated that he was a maternal uncle, and one of the nearest of kin to the five minor children (date filed: 3 March 1818).  Later that month, James Lindsey filed a response.  Lindsey, who also desired to be appointed guardian of the five children, stated that Thomas Goodman was a maternal uncle of half blood, while he, James Lindsey, was a paternal uncle of whole blood (date filed: 9 April 1818). The court decided to refer to the Commissioner to ascertain who would be a more suitable guardian for the children. Click here for a copy of the petition (PDF file, about 17 Mb)

 

Fama Lindsey

Fama/Famy Lindsey, daughter of Caleb and Tabitha Goodman Lindsey, was born ca. 1807 in Newberry Co.  She married a Mr. Rowland.  Famy Rowland was on the 1860 and 1880 census in Monroe Co., AL.  In 1860, Famy was listed as being born ca. 1807.  She was a seamstress who owned one slave.  In 1880, Famy Rowland lived with her brother, James M. Lindsey.  Famy was listed that year as being born ca. 1807 in South Carolina.

Records for Fama Lindsey:

Newberry Co., SC Equity Records 1818, Box 1 Number 27 (FHL microfilm #24199): In March of 1818, Thomas Goodman petitioned the Equity Court in Newberry County to be appointed the guardian of the five youngest children of Caleb and Tabitha Lindsey.  Goodman stated that they were all under the age of twelve years.  They were (names spelled as in the handwritten document): Joseph G. Lindsay, Famy Lindsay, Else Lindsay, James M. Lindsay, and Caleb H. Lindsay.  Goodman stated that he was a maternal uncle, and one of the nearest of kin to the five minor children (date filed: 3 March 1818).  Later that month, James Lindsey filed a response.  Lindsey, who also desired to be appointed guardian of the five children, stated that Thomas Goodman was a maternal uncle of half blood, while he, James Lindsey, was a paternal uncle of whole blood (date filed: 9 April 1818). The court decided to refer to the Commissioner to ascertain who would be a more suitable guardian for the children. Click here for a copy of the petition (PDF file, about 17 Mb)

Newberry Co., SC Equity Records 1821, Box 3 Number 48. (FHL microfilm #24199): John Lindsey petitioned the Court to become the legal guardian of his sister, Fama M. Lindsey, who was over age 12, but under 21.  Abraham Anderson, who had been Fama's guardian, was willing to surrender his guardianship.

 


James Madison Lindsey

James Madison Lindsey, son of Caleb and Tabitha Goodman Lindsey, was born in 1810 in Newberry Co., SC.   He was named in the 1841 will of his Uncle James Lindsey of Newberry Co.  He later lived in Monroe Co., Alabama, where he was a physician.  James married Mary Ellen Draughon, and after her death he married her sister Arabella Kenan Draughon.  The 1880 census reveals that James married a third time.  His wife on that census was named Ruth.  James M. Lindsey died in 1883.  James and his first two wives are buried in Claiborne Cemetery in Monroe Co., AL.

Records for James Madison Lindsey:

Newberry Co., SC Equity Records 1818, Box 1 Number 27 (FHL microfilm #24199): In March of 1818, Thomas Goodman petitioned the Equity Court in Newberry County to be appointed the guardian of the five youngest children of Caleb and Tabitha Lindsey.  Goodman stated that they were all under the age of twelve years.  They were (names spelled as in the handwritten document): Joseph G. Lindsay, Famy Lindsay, Else Lindsay, James M. Lindsay, and Caleb H. Lindsay.  Goodman stated that he was a maternal uncle, and one of the nearest of kin to the five minor children (date filed: 3 March 1818).  Later that month, James Lindsey filed a response.  Lindsey, who also desired to be appointed guardian of the five children, stated that Thomas Goodman was a maternal uncle of half blood, while he, James Lindsey, was a paternal uncle of whole blood (date filed: 9 April 1818). The court decided to refer to the Commissioner to ascertain who would be a more suitable guardian for the children. Click here for a copy of the petition (PDF file, about 17 Mb)

 

http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/monroe/cemeteries/claiborne3.txt

Claiborne Cemetery - Monroe County, Alabama

LINDSEY, James Madison Born A.D.1810    Died Apr.15.A.D.1883
(Engraved at the top of his stone is) Sacred to the memory of
(Engraved between his name and dates is)    Born in South Carolina
(Engraved below his dates is)   Our feet shall stand within thy
    gates, O Jerusalem*  PS.122.2

May Heaven's hopeful smiles,
     Fall sweetly here.
Where rests the sacred dust,
      To memory dear.


LINDSEY, Mary Ann Eliza Draughon   Born June 21, 1818   Died Oct. 12, 1845
(Engraved above her name is) In Memory Of
(Engraved under her name is) Wife of
Doct. James M. Lindsey
Daughter of
James H. & Jane S. Draughon
(Engraved below her dates is) "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall
     not want"

    Yea though I walk through the valley
    of the shadow of death I will fear no
   evil for thou art with me, thy rod and
          thy staff they comfort me.
   ------
   Erected by her bereaved
   HUSBAND
 

LINDSEY, Arabella Kenan Draughon   Born Feb.10.A.D.1822   Died Mar.12.A.D.1865
(Engraved at the top of her stone is) Sacred to the memory of
(Engraved between her name and dates is) Wife of
   James M. Lindsey
      Daughter of
   James H. & Jane S.
Draughon
(Engraved below her dates is)  In Thee O Lord, do I put my trust.
               PS.****

       May heaven's dews be gently shed
    Where rest the blest, the peaceful dead.

Photos of the headstones:
http://www.usgwarchives.org/al/monroe/photos/tombstones/claiborne/

 

Alesey Lindsey

Alesey Lindsey (also spelled Alsea), daughter of Caleb and Tabitha Goodman Lindsey, was born ca. 1808 - 1812. 

In March of 1818, Thomas Goodman petitioned the Equity Court in Newberry County to be appointed the guardian of the five youngest children of Caleb and Tabitha Lindsey.  Goodman stated that they were all under the age of twelve years.  They were (names spelled as in the handwritten document): Joseph G. Lindsay, Famy Lindsay, Else Lindsay, James M. Lindsay, and Caleb H. Lindsay.  Goodman stated that he was a maternal uncle, and one of the nearest of kin to the five minor children (date filed: 3 March 1818).  Later that month, James Lindsey filed a response.  Lindsey, who also desired to be appointed guardian of the five children, stated that Thomas Goodman was a maternal uncle of half blood, while he, James Lindsey, was a paternal uncle of whole blood (date filed: 9 April 1818). The court decided to refer to the Commissioner to ascertain who would be a more suitable guardian for the children. Click here for a copy of the petition (PDF file, about 17 Mb) Source: Newberry Co., SC Equity Records 1818, Box 1 Number 27 (FHL microfilm #24199):

In 1826, Alesey Lindsey, minor daughter of Caleb and Tabitha Lindsey, both deceased, petitioned the Newberry District Court of Equity to have her brother, John W. Lindsey appointed her guardian in place of her current guardian, her uncle James Lindsey.  The court approved the change of guardianship on 26 June 1826.. Source: Newberry Co., SC Equity Records 1826, Box 6 Number 20. (FHL microfilm #24200) Click on the image to the left to access the equity court record. (PDF file, 4 pgs. about 1.8 Mb)

Alesey Lindsey married John Rutledge Abney.  They lived in Edgefield Co., SC, where John died in 1829. John and Alesey Lindsey Abney had a son named James Madison Abney, who was born in 1827.  James Madison Abney studied medicine with his uncle, James Madison Lindsey, in Claiborne, Monroe Co., Alabama.  Preferring the life of a planter, James M. Abney returned to his plantation in Edgefield Co., SC., where he died in 1889.  Source: Colonial Families of the United States of America Volume II, edited by George Norbury Mackenzie. Originally published in 1912.  Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD: 1995. Pages 6-7.

In 1827, John R. Abney was a witness in the Newberry County Equity Court case involving James Lindsey (uncle of Alesey Lindsey).  James was seeking to have his mentally ill son, John Lindsey, declared incapable of making financial decisions.  John R. Abney stated that he knew John Lindsey, and he affirmed the statements made in court about John's mental condition. Source: Newberry District Equity Records, 1828: Box 8, No. 6.  FHL microfilm #24201

John Rutledge Abney's probate record shows that John and Alesey Abney had two children. Alesey Abney relinquished all claim as administrator of the estate of her husband in 1829.  Alesey's brother, James Madison Lindsey, was a witness to her signature. Another brother of Alesey, John W. Lindsey, helped with the estate by selling property.  Both brothers bought items at the estate sale. Source: Ancestry.com. South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.  Miscellaneous Probate Records, 1785-1868; Indexes to Records, 1785-1957; Author: South Carolina. Probate Court (Edgefield County); Probate Place: Edgefield, South Carolina. Probate Records, Boxes 1-2, Packages 1-64. John R.  Abney, case number 24, probate date 6 July 1829.  Images 317-332 of 818.  Accessed 10-19-2015.

Another source states that Alesey Lindsey Abney died in Edgefield Co., SC in 1833.  Source: The Prominent Families of the United States of America, edited by Arthur Meredyth Burke. Originally published in 1908.  Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD: 1991. Page 279.

 

Caleb H. Lindsey

Caleb H. Lindsey, youngest son of Caleb and Tabitha Goodman Lindsey, was b. ca. 1810-1815 in Newberry County, SC. 

Records for Caleb H. Lindsey:

In March of 1818, Thomas Goodman petitioned the Equity Court in Newberry County to be appointed the guardian of the five youngest children of Caleb and Tabitha Lindsey.  Goodman stated that they were all under the age of twelve years.  They were (names spelled as in the handwritten document): Joseph G. Lindsay, Famy Lindsay, Else Lindsay, James M. Lindsay, and Caleb H. Lindsay.  Goodman stated that he was a maternal uncle, and one of the nearest of kin to the five minor children (date filed: 3 March 1818).  Later that month, James Lindsey filed a response.  Lindsey, who also desired to be appointed guardian of the five children, stated that Thomas Goodman was a maternal uncle of half blood, while he, James Lindsey, was a paternal uncle of whole blood (date filed: 9 April 1818). The court decided to refer to the Commissioner to ascertain who would be a more suitable guardian for the children. Click here for a copy of the petition (PDF file, about 17 Mb) Source: Newberry Co., SC Equity Records 1818, Box 1 Number 27 (FHL microfilm #24199)

Caleb was still a minor in 1823, when he was named in a Newberry County lawsuit:

http://genealogytrails.com/scar/newberry/common_pleas.htm

John Lindsey, Faura M. Lindsey, Elizabeth Lindsey, her husband John Lindsey (Bush River) vs. James Lindsey & others.
1823
Caleb Lindsey died intestate and was possessed of a negro woman Ailse and her 3 children: Emily, Oney, and Liley and partition of these negroes have not been made. John Lindsey, Faura M. Lindsey, Elizabeth Lindsey and her husband John Lindsey (Bush River), James Lindsey, Joseph G. Lindsey, James M. Lindsey, Elsey Lindsey, and Caleb H. Lindsey (all minors under 21) all heirs of Caleb Lindsey. It was ordered the negroes be assigned to James Lindsey by consent of John Lindsey (son of Caleb Lindsey) who owned ½ of the negroes and by James paying remaining heirs for their half. (Box 2, Folder A-41)
 
In 1834, Caleb H. Lindsey purchased four slaves from Isaac Lassiter in Edgefield County. Source: Ancestry.com. Edgefield, South Carolina, Slave Records, 1774-1866 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: Lucas, Gloria Ramsey. Slave Records of Edgefield County, South Carolina. Digitized book and electronic index. Edgefield, South Carolina: Edgefield County Historical Society, 2010.  Accessed 10-19-2105.

In 1838, Caleb H. Lindsey was an appraiser of the estate of Masten Abney (Masten Abney was the brother of John R. Abney, husband of Caleb's sister, Alsea) in Edgefield Co., SC. Source: A Collection of Upper South Carolina Genealogical and Family Records Vol. I, by Willie Pauline Young.  Published by Southern Historical Press, 1979 in Easley, SC: Pg. 4.  Source of estate of John R. Abney is the same title, Vol. II, pg. 1.  

Caleb was likely the C. H. Lindsey on the 1840 census for Edgefield Co.  On that census, he was shown to have been born between 1810-1820, with a wife the same age, and a young son under the age of five.

On April 9, 1840 the Edgefield Advertiser ran the following article:  $10 Reward. RUN AWAY from me a negro man, forty five years of .age, about five feet eight inches high, has a scar on his left breast by a cancer, also a large scar on his foot between his heel and little toe by a mattock. It is believed he will try to get to Newberry District, as he was bought of Caleb Lindsay. A. W. SATCHER.  March 26,1840. Source: http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/72086828  Accessed on 10-19-2015.

In 1845, Caleb H. Lindsey purchased 21 slaves from A. J. Lawrence of Edgefield County. Source: Ancestry.com. Edgefield, South Carolina, Slave Records, 1774-1866 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: Lucas, Gloria Ramsey. Slave Records of Edgefield County, South Carolina. Digitized book and electronic index. Edgefield, South Carolina: Edgefield County Historical Society, 2010.  Accessed 10-19-2105.

Caleb H. Lindsey was listed as the postmaster of Hamburgh, Edgefield County, in 1846. Source: Table of post offices in the United States on the First day of October, 1846: arranged in alphabetical order, exhibiting the states, territories, and counties in which they are situated, and the names of the post masters; with tables exhibiting the distances from the capital of the United States to the capital of the several states and territories; also an appendix; containing a list of the post offices, arranged by states and counties, by United States Post Office Dept. Published in Washington , D.C. by John T. Towers, Printer, 1846. Page. 90. Googlebooks URL: http://tinyurl.com/ndclpte

Caleb Lindsey was on the 1850 census in Floyd County, Georgia.  Caleb was listed as being born circa 1814 in South Carolina.  Caleb had a wife named Louisa (sic, Eliza), and sons named John W., Henry Clay, William, Robert Y. (sic, Robert H.), and Caleb.  Source: Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 30, Floyd, Georgia; Roll: M432_69; Page: 99B; Image: 206 Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.org.  Accessed on 10-19-2015.

Caleb must have died shortly after the census was taken because Eliza married James Uldrick (or Ulrick) in Chambers Co., Alabama in 1852. The 1860 census for Chambers County listed Eliza Ulrick as widowed. Sons Henry, Robert, and Caleb Lindsay all lived with her, along with a daughter named Sallie Ulrick. Sources: (Marriage) Dodd, Jordan R., comp.. Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920 (Selected Counties) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Original data: Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800 to 1920.  (Census) Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. Both sources accessed on 10-19-2015.

Caleb H. Lindsey's Find A Grave memorial (# 154220288) states that he died in Floyd County in 1851.  I have not been able to locate a will or probate record for him in Floyd County, so it may be that Caleb made the move to Chambers County, and he died there.

By 1870, Eliza had changed her name back to Lindsey, and she was listed on the Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama census as E. Lindsey. Also listed with her was a daughter named S. (Sallie) Lindsey and a son named C. Lindsey, who must have been Caleb Lindsey.  C. Lindsey was listed as being born ca. 1850.  H. C. (Henry Clay) Lindsey, b. ca. 1840, also lived in Opelika, but in a different household, as did R. (Robert H.) Lindsey, b. ca. 1848, who had a wife and two children.

Eliza Lindsey died in Lee County in 1895.  She wrote a will in which she left everything to her daughter, Sallie A. Mutch (married George Mutch). Eliza's probate record revealed that she had children named R. H. (Robert Harvey) Lindsey - lived in Lee County, AL, H. C. (Henry Clay) Lindsey - lived in Waco, TX, and grandchildren (children of her deceased son, Caleb H. Lindsey) named Henry M. Lindsey, Percie P. Holifield, Pauline D. Pigford, Caleb H. Lindsey, Goronwy O. Lindsey, Minna L. Kennedy, and Lyman H. F. Lindsey.  The grandchildren's mother was listed as Minna U. Lindsey.  Source: Ancestry.com. Alabama, Wills and Probate Records, 1753-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Alabama County, District and Probate Courts. Lee County, Estate Case Files, Box 8, Folders 23-72, Jones, Thomas A - Matthews, Elizabeth M, 1840-1947. Eliza Lindsey, Folders 49 and 50, Box 8. Images 707 - 749. Accessed on 10-19-2015.

Caleb H. Lindsey's children:

Captain Henry Clay Lindsey's Find-A-Grave memorial (#61744356) states that he was born in 1842 and died in 1925.  A photo of Henry's gravestone on the site states that he was the son of Caleb Howell Lindsey and Eliza Harmon Lindsey of Newberry County, South Carolina. It states that Henry was born in South Carolina on April 8, 1842, and that he died in Waco, Texas on Jan. 27, 1925. Henry Clay Lindsey's death certificate has the same dates, but lists his mother as Elizal Howell. My guess is that her maiden name was Harmon, as listed on Henry's gravestone.

Captain Henry Clay Lindsey's Civil War pension application stated that his great grandfather was Col. John Lindsey.  The descent would be Col. John Lindsey of Newberry County, SC (b ca. 1740) > Caleb Lindsey (b. ca. 1770) md. Tabitha Goodman > Caleb H. Lindsey (b. ca. 1814) md. Eliza Harmon > Henry Clay Lindsey (b. 1842).  Col. John Lindsey would have been the great grandfather of Henry Clay Lindsey, as stated in his pension application.  Source: Ancestry.com. Alabama, Texas and Virginia, Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Texas, Confederate Pension Applications, 1899-1975. Vol. 1–646 & 1–283. Austin, Texas: Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Accessed on 10-19-2015.

Robert H. Lindsey was listed on the 1907 Lee County, Alabama census of Confederate Soldiers Residing in Alabama.  His entry states that Robert was born in Hamburg (Edgefield County), South Carolina on August 3, 1847. The 1921 census of Confederate Soldiers Residing in Alabama listed Robert H. Lindsey of Opelika, Lee County, as being born in Newberry County on August 3, 1846. Source of 1921 census: Ancestry.com. Alabama, Census of Confederate Soldiers, 1907, 1921 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Census or Enumeration of Confederate Soldiers Residing in Alabama, 1921. Alabama Department of Archives & History, Montgomery, Alabama. Accessed on 10-19-2015.

Caleb Howell Lindsey's Find-A-Grave memorial (#116956964) states that he was born in Floyd County, Georgia on April 14, 1850, and that he died in Mobile County, Alabama on August 7, 1895.  It also lists his wife as Minnie Utopia Priester. Caleb was an attorney who attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute in Lee County, Alabama. Source: The Kappa Alpha Journal, Volume 11, page 203. http://tinyurl.com/nhe6z3o
 

 


John Lindsey

John Lindsey, son of Col. John and Elizabeth Lindsey, was born ca. 1776.  Family bible information states that John married Polly Brown in 1805.  Other family information says that John moved to Alabama in the early part of 1818 (John was on the 1830 census for Monroe Co., AL), where he lived for 32 years.  He then moved to Jasper Co., MS ca. 1850 (John Lindsey, b. ca, 1776, was on the Jasper Co., MS census in 1850.  A son, James Lindsey, b. ca. 1806 lived with him.  Caleb Lindsey, b. ca. 1808, lived next door).  According to the same family information, John Lindsey died in 1864: http://www.samlindsey.com/famhist/genealogy/John_Lindsey_1776.asp 

Records for John Lindsey:

Newberry Co., SC Equity Records
Bills, Box 1, Pkg. 21

James Lindsey vs. John Lindsey, Elizabeth Lindsey, Joseph G. Lindsey, James M. Lindsey, Fama Lindsey, Alsea Lindsey, and Caleb Lindsey.

Exhibit B (an abstraction from FHL microfilm #24129):

12 Feb. 1817:  John Lindsey of Newberry District to James Lindsey and Tabitha Lindsey of the same district.  All my interest in 397 acres of land found by a new survey to contain 410 acres, the same being a tract of 250 acres originally granted to John Davison, and one other tract of land containing 160 acres being part of a tract originally granted to James Myrick, bounded by Saluda River, John Adkisson, Thomas Hill, heirs of Howell Cobb, the same being a tract of land belonging lately to Col. John Lindsey (Dec'd), the same being conveyed on the 20th Nov. 1816 by Ann Toomer Ex'r and Charles Graves Ex'r of Anthony Toomer Dec'd to John Lindsey, James Lindsey, and the representatives of Caleb Lindsey Dec'd in undivided thirds to each.  To have and to hold, all and singular, one undivided third part of the said 410 acres to James Lindsey and Tabitha Lindsey, subject nevertheless to the dower of the widow of Col. John Lindsey.  Signed John Lindsey.  Witnessed by William Thomas and James Cobb.  Polly Lindsey, wife of John Lindsey, relinquished her dower on 2 Dec. 1817. Proved by the oath of James Cobb on 2 Dec. 1817.  See the equity record, above, for more about this land, and the controversy surrounding its ownership.

Abstracted from FHL microfilm #24237:

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book O, pg. 107.  28 Jan. 1823: David Peterson conveyed his half interest in a 136 acre tract of land (that John Lindsey the Younger had sold to Peterson and Levi Sheppard) to the widow and children of Levi Sheppard.  John Lindsey (the younger) had sold the tract of land to Peterson and Sheppard on 12 Feb. 1820 (recorded in Deed Book Q?, pg. 360).  The land was on the north side of the Saluda River, and it was part of a tract where John Lindsey (the elder), deceased, had lived.  The land was adjacent to land owned by David Werts(?), David Thomas, and Levi Sheppard.

 

 

James Lindsey

James Lindsey, son of Col. John and Elizabeth Lindsey, was born ca. 1779.  He died in Newberry County in 1841.

Records for James Lindsey:

In March of 1818, Thomas Goodman petitioned the Equity Court in Newberry County to be appointed the guardian of the five youngest children of Caleb and Tabitha Lindsey.  Goodman stated that they were all under the age of twelve years.  They were (names spelled as in the handwritten document): Joseph G. Lindsay, Famy Lindsay, Else Lindsay, James M. Lindsay, and Caleb H. Lindsay.  Goodman stated that he was a maternal uncle, and one of the nearest of kin to the five minor children (date filed: 3 March 1818).  Later that month, James Lindsey filed a response.  Lindsey, who also desired to be appointed guardian of the five children, stated that Thomas Goodman was a maternal uncle of half blood, while he, James Lindsey, was a paternal uncle of whole blood (date filed: 9 April 1818). The court decided to refer to the Commissioner to ascertain who would be a more suitable guardian for the children. Click here for a copy of the petition (PDF file, about 17 Mb) Source: Newberry Co., SC Equity Records 1818, Box 1 Number 27 (FHL microfilm #24199).  Note: It appears that James Lindsey was not approved by the court, because the guardians of Caleb and Tabitha Lindsey's listed in the lawsuit brought by James Lindsey less than a month later were Abraham Anderson and Thomas Goodman.  See the lawsuit, above, for more information.

In 1823, James Lindsey was involved in a lawsuit with the children of Caleb and Tabitha Lindsey over some slaves who had been the property of Caleb.  The outcome of the lawsuit was that James Lindsey paid the heirs for the slaves, Ailsey, and her children, Emily, Oney, and Liley.  Ailsey and her children were named in James Lindsey's 1838 will.  James requested that the elderly Ailsey be set free, and he stated that the executors of his will should use funds from his estate to support Ailsey when she could no longer take care of herself.  See his will, below, for more information.

http://genealogytrails.com/scar/newberry/common_pleas.htm

John Lindsey, Faura M. Lindsey, Elizabeth Lindsey, her husband John Lindsey (Bush River) vs. James Lindsey & others.
1823
Caleb Lindsey died intestate and was possessed of a negro woman Ailse and her 3 children: Emily, Oney, and Liley and partition of these negroes have not been made. John Lindsey, Faura M. Lindsey, Elizabeth Lindsey and her husband John Lindsey (Bush River), James Lindsey, Joseph G. Lindsey, James M. Lindsey, Elsey Lindsey, and Caleb H. Lindsey (all minors under 21) all heirs of Caleb Lindsey. It was ordered the negroes be assigned to James Lindsey by consent of John Lindsey (son of Caleb Lindsey) who owned ½ of the negroes and by James paying remaining heirs for their half. (Box 2, Folder A-41)

In 1828, James petitioned the Newberry District Court of Equity to have his son, John Lindsey, declared mentally incompetent.  John, a minor over age 14 who had never learned to speak, was entitled to a portion of the estate of Hugh Wallace.  The Equity Court papers stated that James Lindsey was the only heir of his son, John Lindsey. (Source: Newberry District Equity Records, 1828: Box 8, No. 6.  FHL microfilm #24201)  Family tree information about Hugh Wallace shows that he died unmarried and intestate in Newberry District in 1825.  His estate was divided among his brothers and sisters and their children.  One of Wallace's legatees was his sister Margaret, who had a son named John Lindsey.  Margaret Wallace Lindsey must have been deceased in 1828, when James Lindsey filed his petition in the Newberry court.  The 1830 census for Newberry County showed that James Lindsey did not have a wife.

The 1840 census for Newberry County listed a James Lindsey. b. between 1770-1780. (Bible record says 1779).  There was another male of the same age living with him.  This could have been Humphrey, who was perhaps incapacitated in some manner. There was a 15-20 year old male (Caleb Williams Lindsey), and a 60-70 year old female in the household.  This fits James, above.  I'm not sure who the woman in James' household was, as his 1838 will did not mention a wife.

James Lindsey owned sixteen slaves.  Fourteen are shown in the will information, below.  It seems that James perhaps married a second time late in life because the only child mentioned in the will was Caleb Williams Lindsey, who was a minor in 1841 (b. after 1821).  James's son Caleb may have been the C. W. Lindsey on the 1850 census for Newberry Co., born ca. 1822, married to Amelia, b. 1832.  There was no mention in James' will of the son named John Lindsey who had been declared mentally incompetent in 1828, so it seems that John had passed away before his father.

James Lindsey died in Newberry Co. ca. 1841.  He wrote a will in 1838 in which he named a son, Caleb Williams Lindsey.  No wife was named.  James left legacies to the children of his siblings, none of whom were named specifically, except James Madison Lindsey (son of Caleb), to whom he left an additional $500.  James also wrote in his will that his brother, Humphrey Lindsey, was to be supported for the rest of his life.

1838 Will of James Lindsey.  The will was proved May 21, 1841.

Reproduced with permission from  the South Carolina Archives:
http://167.7.33.100/onlinearchives/search.aspx

    
 

 

Humphrey Lindsey

Humphrey Lindsey, son of Col. John and Elizabeth Lindsey, was born in 1773, according to family bible information.  Little is known about Humphrey.  In 1804, Humphrey witnessed a deed in which his brothers James, John, and Caleb purchased land on the Saluda River. Humphrey may have suffered from a debilitating disease or mental illness.  The 1838 will of his brother, James Lindsey, mentioned that he wanted to provide support for Humphrey for the remainder of his life.  The 1840 census for Newberry Co. shows that James Lindsey had a man the right age to have been Humphrey Lindsey living with him (see above).

 

Joshua Lindsey

Joshua Lindsey, son of Col. John and Elizabeth Lindsey, was born in 1775, and died the same year, according to family bible information.

 

Alce Lindsey

Alce Lindsey, daughter of Col. John and Elizabeth Lindsey, was born ca. 1769, according to family bible information.  Alce may have married John Anderson:

http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?lindsey::anderson::19535.html

Hi Cheryl,
In answer to your question I do believe the John Anderson you mention is the father of my Abraham Anderson.
I believe the Alce Anderson you mention as one of the admistrators was John Andersons' wife and Caleb Lindsey was Alce Andersons' brother. I have some doubts that she was Abrahams mother since I do not see the Alce name show up later in his family line. He did name one of his sons Caleb L. Anderson. I believe the L. stands for Lindsey.  He also named a son Abraham Dyson Anderson. The Dyson is for his wifes father Daniel Dyson...

 

Elizabeth Lindsey

Elizabeth Lindsey, daughter of Col. John and Elizabeth Lindsey, was born in 1785 according to family bible information.  Nothing further is known about Elizabeth at this time.

 

 

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Misc. Information


Series: S213192
Volume: 0040
Page: 00063
Item: 001

Date: 5/19/1803

Description: HILL, JOHN, PLAT FOR 86 ACRES ON BRANCH OF SALUDA RIVER, NEWBERRY DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOHN ABNEY.

Names indexed: ABNEY, JOHN; ADKERSON, JOHN; HILL, JOHN; HILL, THOMAS; LINDSAY, CALEB

Locations: NEWBERRY DISTRICT; SALUDA RIVER

Document type: PLAT

 

Series: S213192
Volume: 0044
Page: 00529
Item: 001

Date: 3/24/1818

Description: HILL, THOMAS, PLAT FOR 472 ACRES ON BIG SALUDA RIVER, NEWBERRY DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY MARMADUKE COATE.

Names indexed: ADKINSON, THOMAS; COATE, MARMADUKE; GOODMAN, HULDA; HILL, THOMAS; LINDSEY, CABB; LINDSEY, JAMES; MOON, M.; THOMAS, WILLIAM; WADKINS, RICHARD

Locations: NEWBERRY DISTRICT; SALUDA RIVER

Document type: PLAT

 

 

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/cobb/2000-09/0968085639
Subject: Benjamin Cobb, Newberry SC
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 10:40:39 -0600


I found this deed of gift from Benjamin to his stepdaughter Mary Lindsey.
So which of his wive's was a Lindsey? or was she married at this time?

State of SC, to all to whom these presents shall come, I Benjamin Cobb
does send greetings. Know that I the said Benjamin Cobb of Newberry
district in the state aforesaid for and in consideration of the love,
goodwill and affection which I have and do have concerning my step
daughter Mary Lindsey have given and bestowed and by these presents doth
freely and voluntarily give and deliver unto the said Mary Lindsey one
Negro boy slave about 12 years of age named Sam to have and to hold the
said named slave before mentioned unto the said Mary Lindsey her heirs
and assigns forever henceforth as her and their own proper right free
from any income and without any manner of consideration to the contrary
thereof . In witness where of I have hereto set my hand and seal this 8th
day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven.
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of John Wallace and Abraham
Anderson.
 

 

 

 

Susan Grabek


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