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Edmond Lindsey Land Research in Fayette County, Pennsylvania

To date, no deeds, warrants, or surveys for land have been found for Edmond Lindsey in the Fort Pitt area.  But it is known from a 1778 deposition that Edmond Lindsey lived on Mounts Creek, about 4 miles above the Youghiogheny River on land that he had purchased from the Pennsylvania government.  Additionally, Edmond Lindsey paid taxes on land in Tyrone Township in 1783 (see timeline for source).

The description of Edmond Lindsey's land in the deposition places him in on the border of Bullskin Township and Upper Tyrone Township of present day Fayette County.  This would have been Tyrone Township in Westmoreland County in 1778.  I have used a township warrantee map of Upper Tyrone for this study, but the township warrantee map of Bullskin also shows the same landowners.

In a 1778 deposition, Edmond Lindsey stated that he lived on Mounts Creek about 4 miles above the Youghiogheny River, when he was forcefully taken to Col. John Stephenson's house, where he was placed as a prisoner in Col. Stephenson's meat house.  Edmond stated that he was next taken to Stewart's Crossing, about 3 miles away.

The township warrantee map, below, shows the location of Col. John Stephenson's land in Upper Tyrone Township in present day Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Edmond Lindsey is not listed on the map as a landowner, but he paid taxes on land in Westmoreland County (Fayette formed from Westmoreland in 1784) in 1783. Col. John Stephenson's land was about 3 miles above Stewart's Crossing (Stewart's Crossing was on the Youghiogheny River). 

The warrantee map shows that Samuel Wells and Edward Doyl (Doyle) were nearby landowners.  Samuel Wells and Edward Doyle interacted with Edmond Lindsey in a number of records (see timeline), so it seems that Edmond Lindsey might have lived near these two men.  Samuel Wells also made a deposition in 1778 that he was forcefully taken to Col. John Stephenson's house.  Edmond Rice, who is not shown on the landowner's map, was also an associate of Edmond Lindsey (see timeline), and Edmond Rice also made a 1778 deposition about being taken to Col. Stephenson's house.  Edmond Rice had purchased the Jacob Stewart tract on Jacob's Creek from John Stephenson in 1773 (Westmoreland Co., PA Deed Book A, Page 292), so it is likely that Edmond Rice also lived in the neighborhood shown below on the warrantee map.

It is my guess that Edmond Lindsey lived on the William McMacken tract, below. The warrant application for Thomas Meason Jr.'s survey listed Edward Lindsey as an adjoining neighbor, along with Edward Doyle, John Stephenson, Valentine Crawford, deceased, and Samuel Irvine.  Other than Edward Doyle's tract and the McMacken tract, all the properties that border Meason's land were on Jacob's Creek.  Because Edmond Lindsey stated that he had purchased property on the waters of Mounts' Creek, and not Jacob's Creek, it seems he most likely lived on the McMacken property.  Map source: Early Landowners of Pennsylvania: Fayette Co. Patent Maps, CD by Ancestor Tracks.



 This page was updated on 1-2-2015

Susan Grabek