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Lindsay Surname DNA Project Group 2
The Lindsey's of Laurens County, South Carolina ca. 1774 - 1800
(Later in Georgia and then Tennessee)
 

 

Ezekiel Lindsey
(b. ca. 1745, d. 1784)

 

John Lindsey
(b. ca. 1749, d. 1810)

 

 

The Group 2 Lindsey's of Laurens County, South Carolina consisted of the families of Ezekiel Lindsey (ca. 1745 - 1784, likely ancestor of L0223) and John Lindsey (ca. 1749 - 1810, proved ancestor of L0138), who were probable brothers and sons of Abraham Lindsey (ca. 1723 - ca.1823), who had sold his land in Loudoun County, Virginia in 1763, and who had moved to Newberry County, South Carolina at that time.  At this time, John Lindsey has been proved a son of Abraham Lindsey, but Ezekiel has not yet been proved as Abraham's son. Ezekiel and John Lindsey settled on land on the Enoree River in Laurens County, which adjoins Newberry County.

For additional information about these Lindsey's, refer to "The Lindsey's of Maury County, Tennessee," by William Thorndale.  Thorndale's manuscript is available on the Literature page of this web site.
 

 

           

The map images to the left show the approximate location of the Lindsey's in Laurens County.  Deed and grant information places them on the south side of the Enoree River, near the Sandy Ford.  
Above are maps of Laurens County that I modified to show the Lindsey land location.  Source: David Rumsey Map Collection. http://www.davidrumsey.com


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Ezekiel Lindsey, b. ca. 1745, d. 1784
     Elizabeth Lindsey     Edward Lindsey     Ezekiel Lindsey Jr.     Isaac Lindsey     Sarah Lindsey

Little is known about Ezekiel Lindsey, who died in Laurens County, South Carolina in 1784.  Ezekiel left a widow, Elizabeth, an unnamed daughter (possibly Sarah), and three sons who were living in the household of the widow Elizabeth Lindsey on the 1790 census.  By 1800, Ezekiel's three sons were grown, and they headed their own households in Laurens County. The census records show that the three grown sons were Edward, Isaac, and Ezekiel Lindsey Jr.

Ezekiel Lindsey's probate records shows that his widow, Betty Lindsey, administered his estate.  John Lindsey of Laurens County was one of the appraisers of Ezekiel's estate.  No children were mentioned in the record, of which only a few pages have survived.  Click on the image to the left to download a copy of Ezekiel Lindsey's probate record. (PDF file, 4 pages, about 300Kb)  Source: FamilySearch.org, South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732 - 1964, Abbeville County, Probate Court, Probate Records, 1782 - 1958, Box 054, Packages 1267- 1290 (Package 1276), images 65 - 68.  Though Ezekiel Lindsey's probate record did not name his children, this researcher has presumed (following the lead of William Thorndale) that Edward, Isaac, and Ezekiel Lindsey of the 1800 census were the sons of Ezekiel Lindsey.

 
No deeds or grants have been found for Ezekiel Lindsey in Laurens County.  But there are some indications that Ezekiel Lindsey owned land in Laurens County. Ezekiel Lindsey was named as an adjoining owner on a survey done for Hugh McWilliams in Laurens County in 1784.  Source: Location Book B, page 26.  The image on the  right was downloaded on 12 Feb. 2012 from Greenville County, South Carolina Register of Deeds Digital Archives: http://www.greenvillecounty.org/apps/DirectoryListings/ROD_DirectoryListing/ (Land Grants)

 

Additionally, Ezekiel Lindsey was listed on a jury list (see below) in 1778-1779, which also suggests that he was a landowner.  And John Lindsey sold land to the three presumed sons of Ezekiel for a nominal price after he left Laurens County to move to Georgia, so it seems that Ezekiel and John Lindsey might have been co-owners of the land that lay on the south side of Enoree River.  Source: "The Lindsey's of Maury County, Tennessee," page 15 (Laurens Co., SC Deed Book G, Page 127).  See the deed abstract, below, for more information about the land.

As stated above, Ezekiel Lindsey was on a list of voters for the upper part of the middle division between the Broad and Saluda rivers in the 96 District of South Carolina in 1778-1779.  Source: The Jury Lists of South Carolina, 1778-1779, compiled by Ge Lee Corley Hendrix. Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1980. Pg. 92.  Also on the voter list were John Lindsey (p. 92), and Newton and James Higgins (p. 93).  See the following web page for an alphabetized list of the same information: http://files.usgwarchives.org/sc/districts/census/1779_96d.txt (accessed on 9-05-2011)

The only other record I have of Ezekiel Lindsey in Laurens County is his 1784 probate:

02/21/1784: Estate of Ezekiel Lindsay. Betty Lindsay and Henry Hamilton bond for $2,000 to administer estate.  Inventory by John Lindsay, Patrick Laffaty (Lafferty), and Isaiah Vines. Source: Abstracts of Old 96 and Abbeville District Wills and Bonds, compiled by Willie Pauline Young.  Greenville Printing Co., Greenville, SC, 1950: Page 177.  Author Young cites Box 54, Pack 1276, on file in the Abbeville Co., SC courthouse. See the PDF file of the probate record of Ezekiel Lindsey, above, for more information.


Elizabeth Lindsey

Elizabeth Lindsey was referred to as Betty in Ezekiel Lindsey's probate record.  She was listed as Elizabeth Lindsey on the 1790 census for Laurens County.  In 1790, Elizabeth Lindsey lived next to Capt. John Lindsey.  She had three sons (two under 16 and one over 16) and a daughter.  Elizabeth Lindsey was not listed as head of household in 1800, but she may have lived with one of her grown sons.  Edward Lindsey (spelled Linsey) had an older female living with him on the 1800 census for Laurens County who might have been his mother, Elizabeth Lindsey.  After 1800, I have found no record of Elizabeth Lindsey. 


Elizabeth may have been the Elizabeth Lindsey who married Rev. War veteran John Henderson ca. 1793 in Jackson County, Georgia as her second husband (John Lindsey and his family moved to Jackson County circa 1791).  Click on the images above to view pages from John Henderson's Rev. War pension application, which names Elizabeth Lindsey as his wife.  The image on the left (p. 33) shows that the marriage took place in Jackson County, Georgia (though no record could be found by the Jackson County clerk).  Source: NARA Publication 804, Revolutionary War pension application of John Henderson, #R4869, pp. 13, 33. (Downloaded from http://www.fold3.com on 9-3-2011) If this was the same Elizabeth Lindsey, then she later lived in McNairy County, Tennessee.  An Elizabeth Henderson, age 70-80 (b. 1760-1770) was listed on the 1840 census for McNairy County.  Also listed was John L. Henderson, who was John Lindsey Henderson, according to family tree information.  Additional family tree information states that John Henderson and Elizabeth Lindsey had a daughter named Ruth.  Ruth was a traditional given name in the Group 2 Lindsey's.

Information from a family tree at Ancestry.com is pasted below:

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/16275474/person/361221638?ssrc=

John Henderson - Rev War pension app # 4869
wife: Elizabeth Lindsey

Application made in open court Jan 28, 1833 in Lawrence Co., AL. John Henderson was at that time a resident of McNairy Co., TN, but being a relative newcomer there he returned to Lawrence Co., AL to make his claim.

Born Nov 30, 1756 Rowan Co., NC. Volunteered Feb or Mar 1780 York Co., SC where he then resided. In Oct. he was commissioned as Capt. by Gen. Sumpter on the battlefield. In Dec., he 1781 received commission as Capt. signed by John Rutledge, Gov. of SC. After the war he removed from York Co., SC to Wilkes Co., GA, then to Franklin Co., GA, then to Lincoln Co., TN and in 1821 or 1822 to Lawrence Co., AL and in Feb 1832 to McNairy Co., TN.

Brought in as witnesses: John McWhorter, Crockett McDonald a clergyman, Argyle Campbell and Samuel Goode. He also refers to the depositions of Hugh B. and Hugh W. Stevenson as further testimony. Paid: $230.33 annually with arrears of $790.00

According to a book INFORMATION ON SOME GEORGIA 1805 PIONEERS by Joseph T. Maddox
published 1982 page 87: HENDERSON, John of Franklin County, lst, wife Rebecca McWhorter. 2nd wife. Betsy Lindsey. Moved to Tenn.

 

  

Edward Lindsey

Edward Lindsey was born ca. 1775, probably in Laurens Co., SC.  It is believed that Edward was the son of Ezekiel (d. 1784) and Elizabeth Lindsey.  Edward was enumerated on the 1800 census for Laurens County.  The census record showed that Edward had a wife and a young daughter.  An older woman lived with Edward.  She may have been his mother, Elizabeth Lindsey.

In 1800, Edward Lindsey purchased land on the Enoree River in Laurens County, along with Isaac and Ezekiel Lindsey, who are believed to have been Edward's brothers.  The seller was John Lindsey (likely Edward's uncle), who had moved to Jackson County, Georgia circa 1791:

12/18/1800:  John Lindsey to Edward, Isaac, and Ezekiel Lindsey - 150 acres for 20 pounds.  This was half of the land that John Lindsey purchased on 12/06/1774. Source: Thorndale, page 15 (Laurens Co., SC Deed Book G, Page 127).

Edward Lindsey and his wife, Catherine (Catey), sold their interest in the land in 1802.  They may have moved to Georgia at that time.
11/29/1802: Edward and Catey Lindsey sell to Ezekiel Lindsey 46 acres on Enoree River for $150.  Source: Thorndale, pg. 15 (Laurens Co., SC Deed Book G, p. 515.

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/MOORE/2001-06/0992457755
Laurens Co., SC Deed Book G, . 575 - 18 Dec 1800 - 29 Nov 1802
Edward Lindsay and wife Cathey to Ezekiel Lindsay for $140, 46 acres part
of a 150 a conveyed by John Lindsay to Edward, Isaac, Ezekiel Lindsay on
S sd of Enoree River by Thompson Farley, EPHRAIM MOORE, Fred Burdet.
wit: EPHRAIM MOORE, Isaac Lindsay, ELIZABETH MOORE. Wm. Roundtree J.P

Edward Lindsey was in present day Maury County, Tennessee by 1807.  He was among those who signed a petition to form Maury County. Source: "The Formation of Maury County, Tennessee," Ansearchin News, Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer 1966, pg. 81.

http://tngenweb.org/maury/history/signers.htm

Signers of Petition to Form Maury County, Presented to the General Assembly of Tennessee, August 1807

LINDSEY, Edward
LINDSEY, Jacob
LINDSEY, John
LINDSEY, John Jr.
LINDSEY, William

Also in 1807, Edward Lindsey was among the buyers at the estate sale of Ezekiel Lindsey (Edward's probable brother):

Maury County, Tennessee Will Book 1, Page 9 (transcription from WorldVitalRecords.com, accessed on 10-08-2010)

Sale of the Estate of EZEKIEL LINDSEY, deceased Buyers were: Hannah Lindsey – cow and calf $9.00; hog $3.50; bed and furniture $8.00; other bed and furniture $6.12 ½; wheel and cards $5.00; 100 gallons of whisky $50.25; 11 basins, six plates, fifteen spoons, one dish, two knives, three forks, 12 large tumblers, one half pint cup and sugar canister $6.25; three books $1.12 ½; oven $3.18 ¾; pails and tubs $1.30 ¼; falling axe $2.18 ¾; hoe $1.18 ¾; plough and chains $6.75; sifter and loom $.50; two barrels, two baskets, keg $1.06 ¼; horse $76.00; mare $18.31 ½ three books $1.12 ½; saddle and bottle $6.00

Edward Lindsey – saddle $2.62 ¼; beef hide $1.50; hide $1.62 ½; two barrels of corn $6.00 ½

In 1811, Edward Lindsey paid a poll tax in Maury County.  Source: Ansearchin' News, Vol. X, No. 4 (October, 1963), p. 170.
http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/pdf/1963-4.pdf

In 1813, Edward Lindsey signed another petition in Maury County.  This petition was to change the names of Anderson and Giles counties to Pike and Lawrence.  Source: Ansearchin' News, Vol. 36, No. 2 (Summer 1989), p. 63. http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/pdf/1989-2.pdf   (Note: The signature of Edward Lindsey, above, was taken from a handwritten copy of the 1813 petition.)

Edward Lindsey was accused of inciting a mutiny at Fort Jackson in Florida while serving under Andrew Jackson in 1814.  Evidently, the men in Edward's company had been told that they were signing up for a three month enlistment, but at the end of the three months, they were told that it was a six month enlistment and that they would have to stay.  Of course, many of the men were upset and angry upon learning of the extended tour of duty. Edward Lindsey was accused of going to the flour storage house, breaking it open, and taking out the flour, which he distributed to the men.  Then Edward left camp with others the next morning, firing shots into the air on his way out. Though he later returned to Fort Jackson, Edward Lindsey was tried by a court martial, and was found guilty.  Edward was put to death by a firing squad on February 21, 1815, the order having been given by General Andrew Jackson.

To the left is an image from a "Coffin Handbill" that circulated in 1828 as part of an anti Andrew Jackson campaign.  The image describes the execution of Edward Linsey.  Source: The William C. Cook War of 1812 in the South Collection MSS 557.  (http://www.hnoc.org/BNO/william_cook.html - accessed on 9-05-2011)  ..."Folder 210. Binns, John (1772-1860). Monumental Inscriptions. 1828. Philadelphia?: 1828. Original wraps plus 8 leaves. Wrapper titled "Monumental Inscriptions" surrounded by a border of skulls and crossbones. Each of the eight leaves contains text set in an etching of a tombstone; the text is about the six militia men executed under Jackson's command, 1815 Feb. 21, and another man executed under his command at a different time. [Their deaths became a campaign condition in the 1828 Presidential election, with Jackson's opponents essentially accusing him of murdering the militia men by allowing them to be executed for desertion when they had thought their tours of duty ended.] The text takes the form of that of a tombstone (i.e., "Here lies..."); those about the militia men emphasize the injustice of their convictions and executions, based on the fact that they thought their tour of duty up and voluntarily returned to camp when informed otherwise; several mention the men as veterans of the Creek War. Page [1] is "Sacred to the Memory of John Harris", a preacher with nine children, who spent his last days writing his wife. Page [2] is dedicated to "the Mouldering Remains of David Hunt", son of a Revolutionary soldier, who was urged to return to camp by his father. Page [3] is dedicated to Edward Linsey, who returned to camp when others in his party did not..."

For more information about the court martial of Edward Lindsey, see the following references:

1. "On the Limits of Liberty – Edward Lindsey & The Man" by Gale Morgan Kane.  This manuscript is available at the Lawrence County, Tennessee Archives: http://home.lorettotel.net/~lcarchives/tablec52.htm and also at the Bartlesville Public Library: http://www.bartlesville.lib.ok.us/ Gale's excellent article also has information about the Lindsey family.  Below is the description of Gale's article from the Bartlesville Public Library catalog:

 
On the limits of liberty : Edward Lindsey & The Man / by Gale Morgan Kane.
by Kane, Gale Morgan
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Call Number:   LFH 929.2 LINDSEY
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Summary: A detailed history of the Lindsey family with emphasis on Edward Lindsey, born about 1777 in Laurens County, South Carolina and his descendants. Names included: Edmond Lindsey, Edward Lindsey, Abraham Lindsey, Ezekiel Lindsey, Isaac Lindsey, Elizabeth Lindsey, John Lindsey, James Kelly, Rebecca Elizabeth Lindsey, Alonzo Lindsey, Edward Newton Lindsey, Solinah Bailey, Daniel A. Lindsey, William Thorndale, Irene Donohoe, Hannah Lindsey, William Elliott Linsy, Alexander Lindsey, Mary Kelly, Starling Lindsey, Mary Asbell, Starling Lindsey/Linsey, Keziah Lindsey, Matilda Lindsey, Daniel Bentley, Daniel Lindsey, Green Lindsey, Isaac Lindsey, Capt. John Lindsey.
Location Collection Call No. Status Due Date
Bartlesville Public Library Local And Family History Area LFH 929.2 LINDSEY


Gale's article is also available as a "working copy" to download on her family tree at Ancestry.com:
http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/12670977/person/-206786465/media/2?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid|pgNum (accessed on 6-12-2013)

Click here to access a PDF file of the working copy of the article (downloaded from Ancestry.com as a Word doc and converted to pdf).

 

2. The 1814 Court Martial of Tennessee Militiamen, Signal Mountain, TN: Institute of Historic Research, 1993.

3. American state papers: Documents, legislative and executive, of the Congress of the United States, Part 5, Volume 3,By United States Congress, pg. 712: http://books.google.com/books?id=PJcbAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA694&lpg=PA694&dq=%22edward+linsey%22+1814+court+martial&source=bl&ots=j9OmYxucr1&sig=PY8fa9D9ygmjbVSVeVBQFxBRRU&hl=en&ei=Uf1kTsfVK8vbiAKa0Jmq
Cg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CEkQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=linsey&f=false

4. http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/lindsay/2010-04/1271099901  This is a post I made to the Lindsay mail list on 12 Apr. 2010 with information about the court martial.


Ezekiel Lindsey Jr.

Ezekiel Lindsey Jr. was born ca. 1775, probably in Laurens County, South Carolina. It is believed, but not proved, that Ezekiel was a son of Ezekiel Lindsey (d. 1784) and Elizabeth Lindsey of Laurens County.  Ezekiel Lindsey married Hannah.  Ezekiel and Hannah Lindsey later lived in Maury County, Tennessee, where Ezekiel died in 1807.  The 1800 census for Laurens County showed that Ezekiel Lindsey had two young sons.  These sons were probably Starling Lindsey and Alexander (Elliot) Lindsey, who would later live in Lawrence County, Tennessee.

In 1800, Ezekiel Lindsey purchased land on the Enoree River in Laurens County, along with Isaac and Edward Lindsey, who are believed to have been Ezekiel's brothers.  The seller was John Lindsey (likely Ezekiel's uncle), who had moved to Jackson County, Georgia circa 1791:

12/18/1800:  John Lindsey to Edward, Isaac, and Ezekiel Lindsey - 150 acres for 20 pounds.  This was half of the land that John Lindsey purchased on 12/06/1774. Source: Thorndale, page 15 (Laurens Co., SC Deed Book G, Page 127).

12/15/1802: Ezekiel Lindsey of Laurens Co., SC made a deed of gift to Matilda Lindsey, daughter of his brother Edward Lindsey.  The gift was a brindle cow.  Source: Laurens Co., SC Deed Book G, page 649-B.  Copy reproduced from microfilm at the South Carolina Archives.
 

On Oct. 28, 1807, Ezekiel Lindsey wrote a note asking to borrow $25.00.  In the note, Ezekiel stated that the loaner would be obliging a sick friend if the money was loaned.  So it is clear that Ezekiel was ill at that time, and that he needed money.  It could be that Ezekiel needed money to pay a doctor, or that he was too ill to work to provide for his family.  Ezekiel Lindsey's handwritten signature, above, was taken from this document.  Source: FHL Microfilm #2247485, Estate records, Maury County, Tennessee, 1808-1950, Ezekiel Lindsey estate.  My transcription of the record:
 

Dear Sir)

Please to lend me twenty five dollars and you shall have it again in a short time with interest.
your compliance sir will much oblige a sick friend

October 28th 1807                                    Ezekel Lindsey


Mr. Rutledge

this paper to be filed with the other papers and estate in the office
 

 

Isaac Lindsey

Isaac Lindsey was born ca. 1775, probably in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Sarah Lindsey

Sarah Lindsey (a guess on my part) was born ca. 1775, probably in Laurens County, South Carolina.  I think that Sarah may have been the daughter of Ezekiel (d. 1784) and Elizabeth Lindsey, and that she may have been the female listed on the 1790 census in the household of the widowed Elizabeth Lindsey in Laurens County.  Further, I believe that Sarah married John Lafferty.  In 1792, John Lindsey sold land to John Lafferty in Jackson County, Georgia.  John Lafferty had married  Sarah Lindsey.  Sarah was not a daughter of John Lindsey, whose 1810 will named all his children.  Sarah may have been John Lindsey's niece.

11/05/1792:  John Lindsey and wife Mary to John Lafferty, for 50 pounds, 143 ¾ acres (half of the land John purchased on 10/31/1791) on North Fork of the Oconee River, adj. Isaac Fuller.  Witnesses: Arthur Patton, Jacob Lindsey, Thomas Espy, JP.  Source: Acker, page 33 (Franklin Co., GA Deed Book H, Page 152).  Note: John Lafferty was a probable son or nephew of Patrick Lafferty, who sold land in Loudoun County, Virginia in 1763, on the same day that Abraham Lindsey sold his land in Loudoun County.  See the web page about Abraham Lindsey for more information.


 

 



Captain John Lindsey, b. ca. 1749, d. 1810      Laurens Co., SC       Jackson Co., GA       Maury Co., TN      Caldwell Co., KY
 

John Lindsey was born ca. 1749 in present day Loudoun Co., Virginia.  He was a son of Abraham Lindsey, who was born ca. 1723.  John Lindsey traveled with his father, Abraham Lindsey, to Newberry Co., South Carolina about 1762.  As a young man, John Lindsey settled in Laurens Co., where he lived until about 1791, when he moved to Jackson Co., Georgia.  John Lindsey had a wife named Mary, and children named Jacob, Abraham, Ezekiel, Josiah, John, Isaac, Ruthy, and Mary.

The first record of John Lindsey was his 1774 purchase of land in Laurens Co., SC.  In the deed, it was stated that John Lindsey was the son of Abraham Lindsey of the Enoree Settlement.  The Enoree Settlement was in neighboring Newberry Co., SC, where Abraham Lindsey resided near other members of the extended Lindsey family from Frederick Co., VA.  While living in Laurens Co., John became a captain in the South Carolina militia.  He also added to his land holdings by purchasing additional tracts of land along the south side of the Enoree River.

John Lindsey was an appraiser for Elizabeth "Betty" Lindsey when she administered the estate of her deceased husband, Ezekiel Lindsey in Laurens Co. in 1784.  (John Lindsey's handwritten signature, above, is from page 4 of the PDF file.) It is believed that Ezekiel Lindsey was John Lindsey's brother, and that John and Ezekiel had shared some land in Laurens Co. in partnership.  When John Lindsey left Laurens Co. to move to Georgia in 1791, he sold most of his land, but he set aside half of a three hundred acre tract of land on the Enoree River.  John later sold the parcel of land for a nominal fee to Edward, Isaac, and Ezekiel Lindsey, who are believed to have been his nephews, sons of Ezekiel and Elizabeth Lindsey. 

John Lindsey and his family moved to present day Jackson Co., GA in 1791.  There John purchased land on the north fork of the Oconee River.  Several of John's sons had come of age, and they began to appear in records with him.  Jacob, Ezekiel, Abraham, Josiah, and John Lindsey Junior all appeared in Jackson Co. records at this time, both in court and land records.  John had a fifth son, Isaac, who was born about 1788, so he did not appear in any records until after the family moved to Maury Co., TN.

About 1807, John Lindsey and his family moved once again.  This time they moved to Maury Co., TN, where John Lindsey leased a 500 acre tract of land on the Little Bigby River from the heirs of Nicholas Long.  John Lindsey died in Maury Co. in 1810.  His will mentioned sons named Jacob, Ezekiel, Abraham, Josiah, John, and Isaac.  Daughters named in the will were Ruthy Barnett (husband Claiborn Barnett) and Mary Cunningham.  John's will did not state the name of his widow, but her given name is known to have been Mary from various deed records.  John Lindsey's will revealed that John had become a man of modest wealth, and that he owned several slaves.

A good source of information about John Lindsey is "The Lindsey's of Maury County, Tennessee", by William Thorndale.   A copy of Thorndale's manuscript is available for download on the Literature page of this website.  I have also created a file of the records I've collected concerning John Lindsey.  Click on the image below to download it.                                                 

 

Timeline of records for John Lindsey

(5 pages, pdf format, about 42k)

 

 

Records for John Lindsey in Laurens Co., SC:

12/06/1774: James and Elener Steen of Berkeley Co., SC to John Lindsey, son of Abraham Lindsey of the Enoree Settlement in Berkeley Co. - 300 acres on the south bank of the Enoree River for 300 pounds, 5 shillings.  Witnesses: Peter Brooks, Wm. Moore, John Steen. Source: The Lindsey’s of Maury Co., Tennessee, manuscript by William Thorndale, 1974. (FHL microfilm #928098) Page 14: (Laurens Co., SC Deed Book A, Page 294).

02/21/1784: Estate of Ezekiel Lindsay. Betty Lindsay and Henry Hamilton bond for $2,000 to administer estate.  Inventory by John Lindsay, Patrick Laffaty (Lafferty), and Isaiah Vines. Source: Abstracts of Old 96 and Abbeville District Wills and Bonds, compiled by Willie Pauline Young.  Greenville Printing Co., Greenville, SC, 1950: Page 177.  Author Young cites Box 54, Pack 1276, on file in the Abbeville Co., SC. See the PDF file of the probate record of Ezekiel Lindsey, above, for more information.

08/05/1785: John Lindsey of Enoree in Laurens County to Edward, Isaac, and Ezekiel Lindsey of the same county.  For $20, 150 acres of land on the river bank near the Sandy Ford where widow Elizabeth Lindsey now lives.  Elizabeth Lindsey is to keep the tract of land until her natural life or widowhood ends. The tract is part of a larger tract of 300 acres granted to James Steen (see 12/06/1774, above), and conveyed to John Lindsey.  Signed John Lindsey.  Witnesses: Henry Hamilton, Abraham Gray, Jas. Lindsey.  Jan. 18, 1793: James Lindsey made oath that he saw John Lindsey sign the deed, and that he saw Henry Hamilton and Abraham Gray sign as witnesses.  Deed recorded Jan. 18, 1800. (see the entry, below) Source: Laurens Co., SC Deed Book G, Pages 127 - 128. Copy reproduced from microfilm at the South Carolina Archives.

10/14/1785:  Benjamin Brown, heir of Bartlett Brown, dec’d, of Berkeley Co, GA to John Lindsey of Laurens Co., SC.  For 20 pounds sterling - 40 acres on south side of Enoree River and 15 acres adjoining.  Witnesses: Andrew Cunningham, Abraham Gray, and Henry Hamilton. Each parcel was part of  a larger tract.  Source: Thorndale, Page 14: (Laurens Co., SC Deed Book A, Page 300).  Note: Abraham Gray, whose land adjoined John Lindsey’s, married Mary Cannon Pennington, the widow of Jacob, who died ca. 1774. 

10/21/1785: Land plat and later grant. John Lindsay survey was for 162 acres.  Adjacent to Abraham Gray, James Olephant, and James Higgins.  The grant was dated 06/05/1786, and it was referred to in the deed for the later sale of the tract (see 05/12/1791, below). Source: South Carolina Archives, Online Search Engine: Series: S213190, Volume: 0019, Page: 00307, Item: 002.  http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/search.aspx  The image to the right is of the survey of this tract of land, dated 21 Oct. 1785.  Source: Location Book B, page 293.  Downloaded on 12 Feb. 2012 from Greenville Co., SC Register of Deeds Digital Archives: http://www.greenvillecounty.org/apps/DirectoryListings/ROD_DirectoryListing/ (Land Grants)

1790: U.S. census, Laurens Co., SC, pg. 75: Capt. John Lindsey: 2 males 16+, 5 males under 16, 3 females.  These are John, Mary and children: Jacob, Abraham, Josiah, John Jr,. Ezekiel, Isaac, Ruthy, and Mary.  Living next door: Elizabeth Lindsey, a daughter, and three sons: one is 16+, and two are under 15.  These are believed to be Elizabeth, widow of Ezekiel (d. 1784 in Laurens Co., see 02/21/1784, above), a daughter (Sarah?), and sons Edward, Isaac, and Ezekiel. The three sons were grown and each listed on the 1800 Laurens Co. census. Ezekiel, d. 1784, is believed to have been a brother of John.  Source: Ancestry.com

05/12/1791:  John Lindsey and wife Mary sold to Thomas Holden of Laurens Co. land adjoining “Widow Lindsey” (see 1790 census):
1. ½ of the 300 acres purchased 12/07/1774
2. 162 acres granted 10/05/1786
3. Two lots totaling 155 acres purchased 01/16/1779
4. A lot of 40 acres purchased 10/14/1785
Witnesses: Edward Lindsey, John Newberry, and John Pearson.  See 12/18/1800 for the sale of the other half of the 300 acre parcel. Source: Thorndale, Pages 14-15 (Laurens Co., SC Deed Book E, Page 16).

 

Records for John Lindsey and family in Jackson Co., GA:

10/31/1791:  William Queen Sr. to John Lindsey, for 100 pounds, 287 ½ acres in Franklin Co. (Jackson formed from Franklin in 1796) on North Fork of the Oconee River.  Land granted to said Queen, adj. to land of Fuller. Witnesses: J. Barnett, Henry Hamilton, John Lafferty, ____ Espy, JP.  Source:  Deeds of Franklin Co., Georgia 1784 – 1826, compiled by Martha Walters Acker, self-published in Birmingham, AL, 1976.  Page 37 (Franklin Co., GA Deed Book K, Pages 11b, 12).

To the right is an image of an undated petition (1787-1796) signed in Franklin County, Georgia by Clabourn Barnett, son-in-law of John Lindsey.  Other Barnett's who signed the petition were John, Mial, William, and Benjamin.  Henry Hamilton and John Lafferty also signed the petition.  Since no Lindsey's signed, it seems that the petition was probably signed before the Lindsey's moved to Georgia, so sometime between 1787 and 1791.

Source: Petition of the frontier stations in Franklin County, [Georgia] to Geo[rge] Mathews, Governor of Georgia, Telamon Cuyler, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.  http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/zlna/id:tcc818 (accessed on 1-6-2013)

11/05/1792:  John Lindsey and wife Mary to John Lafferty, for 50 pounds, 143 ¾ acres (half of the land John purchased on 10/31/1791) on North Fork of the Oconee River, adj. Isaac Fuller.  Witnesses: Arthur Patton, Jacob Lindsey, Thomas Espy, JP.  Source: Acker, page 33 (Franklin Co., GA Deed Book H, Page 152).  Note: John Lafferty, probable son/nephew of Patrick (see 07/25/1763 on timeline), married Sarah Lindsey.  I think Sarah may have been John Lindsey’s niece, the daughter of Elizabeth Lindsey on the 1790 census.

12/22/1792:  John Ward to John Barnett.  Witnesses included John Lindsey and H. (Henry?) Hamilton.  Source: Acker, page 53 (Franklin Co., GA Deed Book K, Page 176).

02/02/1793:  John Lafferty to James Goodlet, both of Wilkes Co, GA.  For 46L, 143 ¾ acres in Franklin Co., being one-half of one bounty granted to William Queen 26 Feb 1785 on the north side of Oconee River, adj. Isaac Fuller. Witnesses: John Embry, Nancy Embry, Benjamin Parr, Jno. Barnett.  Sworn to by Barnett before Jno. Smith, J. P.  Source: Acker, page 34 (Franklin Co., GA Deed Book H, Pages 152-153).

12/22/1794:  James Goodlet to John Lindsey of Green Co. For 21 pounds, 143 ¾ acres, same description as above. Witnesses: Jno. Barnett, JP, John Lindsey, Arch’s Bryant. Recorded 08/09/1798.  Source: Jackson County, Georgia Deed Abstracts, Books A-D 1796 – 1808, abstracted by Faye Stone Poss, self-published in Snellville, GA, 1998: page 37 (Jackson Co., GA Deed Book A, pages 251-252)Note: Because he lived in Greene Co., this might have been a different John Lindsey.

1796: Jackson County formed from Franklin County.

10/20/1796:  John King to Ruth Adair, both of Franklin Co., land on N. Fork of Oconee River. Test: Jacob Lindsey; Jacob Adair.    Source: “Jackson County, Georgia - Early Court Records,” Georgia Pioneers, Vol. 5, No. 3, Nov., 1968: page 141(Jackson Co., GA Deed Book A-B, Page 44).  Edited by M. H. Carter.  Privately Published: Albany, GA.   Note: Ruth Adair witnessed John Lindsey’s will in Maury Co, TN in 1810 (see below).

10/10/1796:  Thomas Holden of Laurens Co., SC to John Lindsey of Jackson Co., GA, for 20 pounds, 690 acres sold to Holden by Zachariah Cox.  Land adj. to Zach. Cox and John Stroder. Witnesses: John Cox, John Pearson, Ezekiel Griffeth. Sworn by John Cox in “Larrence” Co. before Roger Brown, JP.  Recorded 08/12/1798.  Source: Poss, Deed Abstracts A-D, page 36 (Jackson Co., GA Deed Book A, Pages 250-251).

07/20/1797: Clayburn Barnett and Jacob Lindsey were named in the estate records of Augustine Blackburn as having been summoned in regard to a judgment against them in a lawsuit.  Source: Jackson County, Georgia Early Court Records 1796 – 1831, by Faye Stone Poss, self-published in 1994 in Atlanta, GA: Page 15. Poss cites pages 15-17 of the first minute book of Jackson Co. as her source.

11/05/1797:  Cordy Pate to Jacob Lindsey of Jackson Co., GA - 100 acres on Walnut Fork of North Fork of the Oconee River, for $70.  Granted to George McFalls and adj. to David McCord. Witnesses: John, Abram, and Josiah Lindsey.  Source: Poss, Deed Abstracts A-D, page 87 (Jackson Co., GA Deed Book B, pages 239-241).

01/01/1798:  Estate sale of Augustine Blackburn.  John Lindsey purchased “Geers and Clevis, & ½ Barrals of Corn”.  He also purchased a slave named “Fillis” and her child, Jesse.  Source: Jackson County, Georgia Early Court Records 1796 – 1831, by Faye Stone Poss, self-published in 1994 in Atlanta, GA: Pages 12-13. Poss cites pages 15-17 of the first minute book of Jackson Co. as her source.  Note: The slave Phillis was named in John Lindsey’s 1810 will in Maury Co., TN. 

12/27/1798:  William Watkins to Jacob Lindsey, both of Jackson Co., GA -  $250 for 287 ½ acres on No. Fork of Oconee River adj. land of Wm. Queen.  Granted originally to Isaac Fuller.  Witnesses: Abram Lindsey, Abram Chappell, Sally Upton. Source: Poss, Deed Abstracts A-D, page 87 (Jackson Co., GA Deed Book B, Pages 238-239).

1799: John, Jacob, Abraham, and Josiah Lindsey were all taxed for land on the North Fork and Walnut Fork of the Oconee River in Capt. Jacob Adair's district.  John Lindsey owned 2 slaves. 
Source:  Jackson Co., GA 1799 Tax Book, Page 32 (image on right).
Georgia Archives Online Vault: County Records from microfilm.
http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/countyfilm.php

03/16/1799:  Estate sale of Isham Strong.  John, Jacob, and Abraham Lindsey purchased saddles, axes, and pistol barrels.  Source:  Jackson County, Georgia Early Court Records 1796 – 1831, by Faye Stone Poss, self-published in 1994 in Atlanta, GA: page 20.  Poss cites page 32 of the first minute book of Jackson Co. as the source.

01/03/1799:  Thomas Reynolds, John Lindsey, and George Wilson Jr. were appointed to lay out a road from the new courthouse to the head branches of Blacks Creek.  Source: Jackson County, Georgia Early Court Records 1796 – 1831, by Faye Stone Poss, self-published in 1994 in Atlanta, GA: page 98.

06/12/1799:  Joel Bowen to Robert Wilson - land is adjacent to John Lindsey.  Witnesses include Abram Lindsey and Clabourn Barnett.  Source: Poss, Deed Abstracts A-D, pages 83-84 (Jackson Co., GA Deed Book B, Pages 207-209).  Note: Clabourn Barnett was mentioned in John Lindsey’s 1810 will, and was probably married to his daughter, Ruth, called Ruthy Barnett in the will.

03/09/1800: Jacob Lindsay to Sarah Higgins, both of Jackson County, $50 for tract of land in Jackson County on the waters of the north fork of the Oconee River, bounded NE by Lindsey, containing 43 acres, as represented in plat and grant made to Isaac Fuller, assigned by James Jackson, Governor, on Jan. 31, 1798, it being part of said survey. Signed: Jac Lindsay.  Witnesses: John (X) Higgins, Ezekiel Lindsay, Isaac Price, Joseph East JP.  Recorded June 24, 1801. Source: Poss, Deed Abstracts A-D, page 116 (Jackson Co., GA Deed Book C, Page 67).

03/09/1800: Jacob Lindsay to John Higgins, both of Jackson County, $75 for tract of land in Jackson County on the waters of the north fork of the Oconee River bounded by Sarah Higgins, containing 100 acres, having such shapes and forms as are represented in a plat and grant made to Isaac Fuller, signed by his honor James Jackson on Jan. 31, 1798, being part of said survey. Signed: Jac. Lindsey. Witnesses: Sarah ("O" her mark) Higgins, Ezekiel Lindsey, Isaac Price, Johnson Strong, J.P. Recorded June 24, 1801

12/18/1800:  John Lindsey to Edward, Isaac, and Ezekiel Lindsey - 150 acres for 20 pounds (in Laurens Co., SC).  This was half of the land that John Lindsey purchased on  12/06/1774. Source: Thorndale, page 15 (Laurens Co., SC Deed Book G, Page 127).  My guess is that these three men were nephews of John, sons of the widow Elizabeth who lived next to John in 1790.  Their father was probably Ezekiel, who died in 1784. By 1800, the boys were of age to own land.  John Lindsey had actually conveyed this land in 1785 (see the entry, above), but the deed was not recorded until 1800, when Isaac and Ezekiel Lindsey sold the land.

10/31/1804: John Lindsey witnessed sale of land from Sanford Berry to Henry Anglin. The land was on the No. Fork of the Oconee River.  Source: Poss, Deed Abstracts A-D, page 250 (Jackson Co., GA Deed Book D, Page 413).

1805: Georgia Land Lottery - Records for Jackson Co., GA
John Lindsey Sr. received 2 draws – blanks.
Jacob Lindsey received 2 draws – blanks.
Josiah Lindsey received 1 draw – a prize. (land was in Baldwin Co.)
John Lindsey Jr. received 1 draw – a blank
Abraham Lindsey received 2 draws - blanks. (Abraham was listed as 2 separate men, probably an error)
Source: 1805 Georgia Land Lottery, transcribed and indexed by Virginia S. Wood and Ralph V. Wood. The Greenwood Press, Cambridge, MA, 1964, page 207.

03/13//1805: Jacob Lindsay of Jackson County to John Hancock of Clark County, GA, consideration of $862.50 for 287-1/2 acres
lying on the north fork of the Oconee river, it being half of two surveys originally granted William Queen on Feb. 26, 1785, and one to Isaac Fuller on Jan. 31, 1798. Signed: JAC Lindsay. Witnesses: Joseph McCutchen, Humphrey-(X) Scoggin. Acknowledged before John King. Recorded May 18, 1807.

11/2/1805: Josiah Linsey of Camden Co., GA nominates Abraham Lindsey of Jackson Co., GA as his attorney to settle debts and also to obtain the 202 1/2 acres Josiah drew in the lottery in "Balding" (Baldwin) Co. District 5, No. 66, and sell it.  Signed Josiah Lindsey.  Witnesses: Symon Pukard, Jas. Hartly.  Source: Lindsay Newsletter: Southern Colonial Branches, Vol. 2, No. 3, August 1982, pg. 54 (Clarke Co., GA Deed Book C, p. 32).

02/24/1806:  John Lindsey to Alexander Harper, both of Jackson Co., GA -  $935 for 190 acres on Walnut Fork of the Oconee River.  Originally granted to Zachariah Cox, conveyed to Thomas Holden, and from Holden to John Lindsey.  Witnesses: David Dickson, Abram Lindsey, Stephen Bryant.  Source: Poss, Deed Abstracts A-D, page 270 (Jackson Co., GA Deed Book D, Page 504)

09/24/1807: Jacob Lindsay of Wm'son Co., TN (Maury Co. formed from Williamson Co. in 1807), to Wm. Hancock of Jackson Co., $45 for 80 acres, part of a survey originally granted to George McFalis, lying on the waters of the No. fork of the Oconee, containing 560 acres. Signed: Jac. Lindsay. Witnesses: Thos. G. Black, John Hancock. Sworn by Thomas G. Black on Mar. 23, 1813, before David Witt, J.I.C. Recorded Mar. 24, 1813. Source: Poss, Deed Abstracts E-G, page 145 (Jackson Co., GA Deed Book F, Page 13).

 

Records for John Lindsey in Maury Co., TN:

For more information, read "The Lindsey's of Maury County, Tennessee," by William Thorndale, available on the Literature Page.

1807:  John Lindsey was among those who signed a petition to form Maury County.  Source: "The Formation of Maury County, Tennessee," Ansearchin News, Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer 1966, pg. 81.

Also on this web page: http://tngenweb.org/maury/history/signers.htm
 
Signers of Petition to Form Maury County, Presented to the General Assembly of Tennessee, August 1807
 
LINDSEY, Edward
LINDSEY, Jacob
LINDSEY, John
LINDSEY, John Jr.
LINDSEY, William

1807: Maury County formed from Williamson County

09/24/1807: Jacob Lindsay of Wm'son Co., TN, to Wm. Hancock of Jackson Co., $45 for 80 acres, part of a survey originally granted to George McFalis, lying on the waters of the No. fork of the Oconee, containing 560 acres. Signed: Jac. Lindsay. Witnesses: Thos. G. Black, John Hancock. Sworn by Thomas G. Black on Mar. 23, 1813, before David Witt, J.I.C. Recorded Mar. 24, 1813. Source: Poss, Deed Abstracts E-G, page 145 (Jackson Co., GA Deed Book F, Page 13).

 03/23/1809: Jacob Lindsey recorded a lease for 500 acres in the name of John Lindsey Sr.  Source: Thorndale, Pg. 4 (Maury Co., TN Deed Book 1: Page 100).
 

02/22/1810: Will of John Lindsey, probated 03/19/1810.  Wife: (Mary). Children: Abraham, Ezekiel, Isaac, Jacob, John, Josiah, Ruthy Barnett, Mary Cunningham.  Source:  Maury Co., TN Will Book B, page 1.
 




Click on the picture above to download a copy of the handwritten will of John Lindsey.
(PDF format, about 6 Mb)

In the name of God, Amen.  I, John Lindsay of the county of Maury and state of Tennessee, planter, being sick but of perfect mind, sense and memory, thanks be given to God for it, calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say.
 
Principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it me; and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection day I shall receive the same again by the power of Almighty God. As touching such worldly estate whereunto it has pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following form and manner, to wit.
 
First, I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife, one negro man named Jim, and a woman named Phillis, during her life or widowhood, one gray horse, two cows and three calves, and whatever necessary of the household furniture, for her property is to remain under the care of my Executors.
 
Secondly, I give and bequeath to my son Abram, one negro girl named Morning, at the discretion of my Executors.
 
Thirdly, I give and bequeath to my son John, one negro girl named Mince, a bay horse, and what plantation tools during the time he inclines to live with his mother, one cow and calf, all at the discretion of my Executors.
 
Fourthly, I give and bequeath to my son Isaac, one negro boy named Harry, at the discretion of my Executors.
 
Fifthly, I give and bequeath to my daughter Ruthy Barnett, one cow and calf.
 
Sixthly, I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Cunningham, one horse to be worth forty dollars.
 
Seventhly, I give and bequeath unto my son Josiah, one dollar.
 
Eighthly, I give and bequeath to my son Jacob, one hundred and twenty dollars, which is my half of a negro girl named Nance, that we had in partnership.
 
Ninthly, I give and bequeath to my son Ezekiel, one negro boy named Jim.
 
The old stock of negroes that I leave with my wife, not to be parted, but to have choice which they will go to, namely my Executors, he paying the others. And I further give Claborn Barnett, my wagon in compensation for going security for Josiah. The property to be divided at the death of my wife.
 
And I do appoint Jacob Lindsay and Ezekiel Lindsay, my sons, my Executors of this my last will and testament, and I utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments, wills, legacies, bequeaths and executors by me in any wise named, willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
 
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 22nd day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten.
                                                                                    John Lindsey

Test: Thomas Bartlett
 
Rutha (X) Adair

Caldwell County, Kentucky

John Lindsey never lived in Caldwell County, but his widow and some of their children moved there after John's death.  They were found in the following records there:

In 1810, Abraham Lindsey, Claiborne Barnett, and James Cunningham were ordered to work on a road with others...

"…Ord that James Cunningham be app Overseer of the road from the Ridge between James ___? and HUBBS, to the Ridge between sd Cunningham’s house and John Philips Senr & that he with Claibourne Barnett  Tho Anderson John Wa__?  Gilford Burns  Aaron Greer  Reuben Snethen  James Stewart  Wm. B Barnett  Wm Bond  Richd Bond  David Jones  Banister Wade  Tho Holcomb Wm Duncan  Asel Duncan  Andrew Duncan  Isaac Greer & Abraham Lindsey do open & keep the same in repair agreeable to law…"

Source: "Kentucky Probate Records, 1792-1977," database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: 10 June 2012), Abraham Lindsey, Claibourne Barnett, and James Cunningham, Sept. 1810; from Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977, Caldwell County, Kentucky Order books 1809-1815, Vol. B1, image no. 80, Kentucky, County Court (Caldwell County), FHL microfilm 468,439 Item 2.

The following table is abstracted information from tax records for Caldwell County from 1812 to 1814.  The Lindsey's listed include Mary, widow of John Lindsey, and children John Jr., Abraham and Isaac.  Also included was Claborn Barnett, who married Ruth Lindsey, a daughter of John Lindsey.  James Cunningham may have been the husband of Mary Barnett, another daughter of John and Mary Lindsey.

Year

Name

Males  above  21

Number of slaves

Horses

Number of acres

Location

1812

Claibourne Barnett

1

6

5

350

Long Creek

1812

James Cunningham

1

2

3

293

Long Creek

1812

John Lindsey

1

 

3

200

Long Creek

1812

Mary Lindsey

0

7

2

 

 

1812

Abraham Lindsey

1

 

1

 

 

1812

Isaac Lindsey

1

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1813

Clayborn Barnett

1

5

5

350

Long Creek

1813

James Cunningham

1

2

4

293

Long Creek

1813

John Lindsey

1

1

2

200

Long Creek

1813

Mary Lindsey widow

0

4

1

 

 

1813

Abraham Lindsey

1

 

1

 

 

1813

Isaac Lindsey

1

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1814

Claybourne Barnett

1

11

5

350

Long Creek

1814

James Cunningham

1

2

5

293

E. F. Long Creek

1814

John Lindsey

1

1

2

 

 

1814

Mary Lindsey

0

5

1

 

 

1814

Abraham Lindsey

1

 

2

 

 

1814

Isaac Lindsey

1

1

2

 

 

Source:

  • Title: Caldwell County, Ky., tax lists : 1812-1813-1814, no. 331
  • Author: Simmons, Don, 1934-
  • Description: Arranged by year and then alphabetically.
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