Hezekiah Lindsey, b. 1747, was the ancestor of
L0038 in Lindsay
Surname DNA Project Group 2.
Lindsey moved from Frederick Co., VA to the Fort Pitt area as
a young man sometime before the Revolutionary War. He lived
in the area that is now Westmoreland Co., PA where he owned
land by 1770, and where he enlisted in the army. Hezekiah
served in both Virginia and Pennsylvania regiments in the
area. After the war, Hezekiah Lindsey lived in Campbell Co.,
Kentucky for a time before moving to Clermont Co., Ohio.
Hezekiah died there ca. 1826.
Click here for a
Timeline of all the documents for Hezekiah Lindsey in the
Fort Pitt area. Below are downloadable images of
documents concerning Hezekiah Lindsey in the Fort Pitt area:
|The three images above are for
a 1770 Deed of Release between Edmund Lindsey, Sr. and his
son Jacob Lindsey for land in Frederick Co., VA. Hezekiah Lindsey, underlined in red on the second page, is
shown as an adjoining owner of land. The Deed of
Lease, which was recorded a day earlier, listed Edmund
Lindsey, Jr. as the adjoining owner. The deeds
suggest that Hezekiah Lindsey was closely related to the
other Lindsey's involved in the transaction.
Hezekiah was likely a brother to Edmund Lindsey, Jr.
Source: Frederick Co., VA Deed Book
||This muster roll for Capt. George
McCormick's Co. of the 13th VA Regiment dated Oct. 3, 1777
shows that Hezekiah Lindsey was on active duty, and that
he had enlisted for a three year term. Source: NARA
Folder 313, Pg. 5.
pension application, Hezekiah stated that he had not received
any land for his service. Hezekiah had been issued a
certificate (#1028) which entitled him to 100 acres of land for his service. The certificate was
issued in 1783, and in 1784 Hezekiah assigned the warrant to
George Rice, who was a neighbor of the Lindsey family in
Frederick Co., Virginia. Captain Sigismund Stribling, also a
resident of Frederick Co., witnessed Hezekiah's signature
(mark). Because Rice and Stribling both resided in
Frederick Co., it seems that Hezekiah must have traveled there
to sign his certificate over to George Rice. Perhaps
it was on this trip that Hezekiah picked up Alice Beasley and
took her to live with his family in Westmoreland Co.
Alice met her husband Andrew Chalmers there on a neighboring
farm, and married him in 1785. See
below, for more on this.
The images above are of the front and back of the bounty land
warrant that was issued to Hezekiah Lindsey for his
Revolutionary War service. The back of the certificate
shows that Hezekiah assigned his certificate to George Rice in
1784. Source: Kentucky Secretary of State
Rice had the bounty land surveyed in 1798. Micajah Roach
was a chain carrier. Micajah was the brother of Richard
Roach, who had married Sarah Lindsey, daughter of Edmund
Lindsey, Jr. in 1773 in Frederick Co. Micajah was also
George Rice's son-in-law. Source: Kentucky Secretary of
Hezekiah Lindsey lived in present day Westmoreland Co., PA
during the Revolutionary War. Records there show that he
moved several times while he lived in the area. In 1783,
Hezekiah sold land in present day Bullskin, Fayette Co (which
was Tyrone, Westmoreland Co. when Hezekiah lived there in
1770) to Isaac Meason. Click
here for information about Hezekiah's land in Bullskin.
Hezekiah later lived in present day East Huntingdon Township,
in Westmoreland County. When Hezekiah lived there, the
township had not yet been divided, and it was simply
Hezekiah's son, John Lindsey, deposed for Alice Beasley
Chalmers in 1839 in Brown Co., Ohio, so Alice could receive a
widow's Revolutionary War pension for the service of her
deceased husband, Andrew Chalmers. In his deposition,
John Lindsey stated that Andrew Chalmers had lived on an
adjoining property in Westmoreland County after the war.
John said that the property was owned by Andrew's step-father,
John Callahan. Records at the Pennsylvania Archives show
that John Callahan and Hezekiah Lindsey owned adjoining
properties in today's East Huntingdon Township.
pages 65-68 of Andrew Chalmer's Rev. War pension
application (NARA Publication M804: W4512), in which
John Lindsey of Brown Co., Ohio deposed that Andrew had
lived on his step-father John Callahan's farm in
Westmoreland Co., PA. John Lindsey stated that
Callahan's farm adjoined that of his own father's farm.
above is a portion of a warrant map of East Hungtingdon
Township, showing the adjoining lands of John Callahan
Hezekiah Lindsey (yellow), and George Shilling (pink).
Source: Early Landowners of Pennsylvania:
Westmoreland Co. Patent Maps, CD by
USGS map of East Huntingdon, Westmoreland Co., PA above
shows the approximate location of the properties
Source of map
information about Hezekiah Lindsey can be found on the
Literature page of
the Group 2 website.
This page in PDF format.