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Thomas Lindsey of Newberry Co., South Carolina
(b. ca. 1740, d. 1815)
   
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Thomas Lindsey is represented in Lindsay Surname DNA Project Group 2 by his descendant, L0029. This lineage has been proved.

Thomas Lindsey was born in Frederick Co., VA ca. 1740, the son (unproved) of John Lindsey Sr. and his wife, Alce.  Thomas probably moved to South Carolina with his father and brothers, John Jr., James, and Samuel ca. 1770.  Thomas received a grant for 200 acres on Kings Creek in 1774.  Living nearby on Kings Creek were Captain Charles King and his wife, Charity Pennington King.  Thomas Lindsey married their daughter, Lydia King, ca. 1772.

Thomas Lindsey was a planter, and his probate records reveal that he became quite wealthy growing cotton.  At the time of his death, Thomas owned a considerable amount of land and personal property.  He also owned numerous slaves.

Thomas Lindsey was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.  He served as a Captain of Horse in the South Carolina militia.  He was also a Lieutenant of Foot in his brother Capt. John Lindsey's company.  Among the battles Thomas fought in was the Battle of Stono Ferry in June of 1779. 

Thomas Lindsey died in Newberry Co., SC ca. 1815.  His probate records showed that his wife was named Lydia, and that he had six sons and four daughters.  Thomas's sons were named Charles, Jacob, John, Isaac, Jared, and Samuel.  His daughters were Polly, Charity, Keziah, and Alce.  Two of Thomas Lindsey's children married their first cousins.  Isaac Lindsey married Esther Lindsey, the daughter of Samuel Lindsey.  Polly Lindsey married George Wells, the son of Abigail Lindsey Wells.  Samuel Lindsey and Abigail Lindsey Wells were both siblings of Thomas Lindsey.  Click here for more about Thomas Lindsey's family.

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Thomas Lindsey received a grant for 200 acres of land on Kings Creek in present day Newberry Co. in 1774.  Thomas had the land surveyed in 1771.  His plat shows that his land was adjacent to land owned by his father-in-law, Charles King.

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

The map above shows the landowners in Thomas Lindsey's neighborhood on King's Creek.  Click on the map to learn more.

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

 


Deeds

14 and 15 Jan. 1773: Jacob Pennington Jr. and his younger brother, Isaac Pennington, planter, of Craven Co., SC to Charles King for £300 SC money, 50 acres between Broad and Saluday Rivers on a small river of Broad River called Collinses River (note by Susan: now Enoree River), tract granted to Isaac Pennington for 50 acres on north side thereof, and said Isaac Pennington bequeathed to his two sons Isaac and Jacob. Signed Jacob Pennington and Isaac Pennington.  Witnesses: James Lindsey, William Woodall, Thomas Lindsey. Proved 3 July 1773 before Mich'l Dickert, JP by the oath of James Lindsey. Recorded 19 Aug. 1774.  Source: Holcomb. Brent H. South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1773-1778, Books F-4 Through X-4. Columbia, SC: 1993.  Pg. 72 (Deed Book L-4, pgs. 114 -120, Lease & Release).

18 and 19 Jan. 1773: Jacob Pennington and Isaac Pennington, planters of Barkley Co., to Captain Charles King, for £250 SC, 150 acres on south side of Collins's River adj. land laid out by a north warrant to Bartholomew Wood for which John Pearson paid £150 to John McDugall 16 & 17 Feb. 1756, said land granted to John McDugall who conveyed to Isaac Pennington 24 & 25 Oct. 1757, which said Isaac Pennington did bequeath unto his two sons namely Jacob Pennington & Isaac Pennington by his last will and testament. Signed Jacob Pennington Junr., Isaac Pennington.  Witnesses: James Lindsey, William Woodall, Thomas Lindsey. Proved 3 July 1773 before Mich'l Dickert, JP by the oath of James Lindsey. Recorded 18 Aug. 1774.  Source: Holcomb. Brent H. South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1773-1778, Books F-4 Through X-4. Columbia, SC: 1993.  Pg. 84 (Deed Book M-4, pgs. 107 -112, Lease & Release).

27 and 28 Jan. 1774: Charles King of Craven County, District of Ninety Six, and Charity his wife, to William Hamilton of same, for £200 SC money, 100 acres in the fork between Broad & Saludy rivers granted to David Williams 5 Dec. 1761, on a fork of Kings Creek adj. Wm. Hamilton, Mathew Hall... conveyed by William Williams heir to David Williams dec'd, 2 Nov. last 1774. Signed Charles King, Charity King.  Witnesses: Thomas Lindsay, Jeremiah Stark, Abel Anderson. Proved 3 Jan. 1775 before John Johnston, J.P. in Ninety Six District, by the oath of Abel Anderson. Recorded 13 March 1775. Source: Holcomb. Brent H. South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1773-1778, Books F-4 Through X-4. Columbia, SC: 1993. Pg. 144 (Deed Book Q-4, pgs. 130 -134, Lease & Release).

28 and 29 Sept. 1785: Isaac Palmore and Sarah, his wife, of County of Newberry, SC, to Capt. Charles King of settlement of Kings Creek of said county, for £200 sterling, 200 acres granted to said Isaac Palmore 3 Apr. 1772 on Kings Creek adj. land of Thomas Lindsay, James Crawles, Thomas Morgan, now the property of Charles King.  Signed Isaac (X) Palmore, Sarah (X) Palmore.  Witnesses: John Woodall, Jeremiah Stark, Jas. Lindsey, Mary (X) Palmore.  Proved by the oath of James Lindsey 19 May 1786 before John Lindsey, J.P.  Recorded 25 May 1786.  Source: Holcomb. Brent H. South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1783-1788, Books I-5 Through Z-5. Columbia, SC: 1996. Pg. 281 (Deed Book V-5, pgs. 6-8, Lease & Release).

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 D-2, pg. 210.  15 Dec 1794:  Thomas Lindsey & Lydda his wife of Newberry County to Stephen Johnson of same, 200 acres on waters of Enoree River, No. Kings Creek, adj. land surveyed for John Woodall, Simon Reader, Capt. Charles King, William Malone Sr., surveyed for Thomas Lindsay 17 Dec 1771 by Enoch Pearson, Deputy Surveyor, in Berkley County. Signed Thomas Lindsey, Lyda Lindsey.  Witnesses: W Malone Sr., Jacob Lindsey, Kizia King (X). Proved 4 Jan 1798 by the oath of Jacob Lindsey before Fred Nance, J.P.  Recorded 5 Jan 1798.

Newberry Co., SD Deed Book F, pg. 287.  27 July 1803: Jacob King of Newberry District to Thomas Lindsey, James Lindsey, George Wells, and Abigail Wells, all of same district, one negro man slave named Peter about 25 years of age, and one negro woman slave and her children, the woman named Jane about 28 years of age, one negro female child named Mima about 9 years of age, and negro male child named Sam about 7 years of age, one negro man child about five years of age, and the following tracts of land (viz) one tract of land containing 200 acres on Pattersons Creek, a branch of Indian Creek granted to Charles King 23 June 1774, also two tracts on Kings Creek a branch of Enoree River, one of them 200 acres granted to Thomas Morgan, and the other of 200 acres granted to Isaac Palmer, and Jacob King son of said Charles King, has sold the tracts, this mortgage is for payment of money due the Loan office of this State on or before 1 January 1805. Signed Jacob King. Wit: John Lindsey, Humphrey Wells. Recorded 10 March 1804.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book J, pg. 193. 11 Feb 1805: Robert McClease to Thomas Lindsey. 130 (?) acres on Kings Creek. Originally granted 18 Oct. 1779.  (The microfilm image was extremely poor and difficult to read.)

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book H, pg. 248.  8 Feb 1806: Edward Benbow to Thomas Lindsey Senior, tract on a small branch of Scotch Creek, waters of Bush River, 206 acres, part of two separate surveys the one granted to Stephen Elmore 18 May 1771, the other part of a survey granted to John Wilkerson adj. James Dougherty, David Jenkins, Wilks B. Waters, Ann Lewis, and James Spearman.  Signed Edward Benbow.  Witnesses: David Jinkins, Fred Nance. Recorded 17 May 1806.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book I, pg. 132.  22 Jun.1807: Thomas Lindsey Sr. of Newberry District to William Chalmers of same, tract of land on Kings Creek containing 51 acres originally granted to John Johnston.  Adj. to William Brown, William Alexander, Decocy Tucker, John Yeargan and said William Chalmers. Signed Thos. Lindsey.  Witnesses: Chas. Alexander, Fred. Nance. Lydia Lindsey, wife of Thomas Lindsey, relinquished her dower 22 June 1807.  Recorded 22 June 1807.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book I, pg. 133.  22 Jun. 1807: Thomas Lindsey Sr. to Richard Alexander, 35 acres, part of a tract originally granted to John Johnston. Adj. William Brown, William Chalmers, Decocy Tucker, William Alexander.  Signed. Thos. Lindsey.  Witnesses: Chas. Alexander, Fred. Nance.  Lydia Lindsey, wife of Thomas Lindsey, relinquished her dower 22 June 1807.  Recorded 22 June 1807.  (Land was on Kings Creek)

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book I, pg. 260.  8 ___1808: James Barnett to Thomas Lindsey Sr., 40 acres on Bush River originally granted to Stephen Elmore.  Bounded South by John Rammage, North by Thomas Lindsey, on waters of Bush River. Signed James Barnett.  Witnesses: Y. J. Harrington, William Shaw. Proved by the oath of Y. L. Harrington.  Recorded January 18, 1808.  Plat is shown on page 262. Martha Coppock, Joseph Thompson, James Ballinger, adj. owners.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book K, pg. 12.  12 Feb. 1811: Thomas Lindsey Sr. of Newberry District to John Caldwell of same, 317 acres in Newberry District, bounded by John Rammage, Wilks B. Waters, John Shweatt, James Daugherty, Nicholl’s, Robert Boyd.  Signed Thomas Lindsey.  Witnesses: John Gould, Benj.(?) Harrington.   Lydia (X) Lindsey relinquished her dower 12 Feb.1811. Recorded 9 June 1812.  (On the top of the page a plat of 317 acres is shown and neighbors listed: John Rammage, Wilks B. Waters, John Shweatt, James Daugherty, Nicholl’s, Robert Boyd.  Below the plat it says that John Caldwell resurveyed the plat at the request of Thomas Lindsey Sr. Date of survey was 1 May 1810.)

The plat shown at the left is for the deed described above.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book K, pg. 406.  28 March 1812: Isaac Lindsey, Thomas Lindsey Sr., and John Gould are bound in the penal sum of 468 dollars to James Fernandis.  Whereas the said Fernandis bought a tract of land on Bush River from Isaac and Esther Lindsey containing 117 acres (See Book K, Pg. 64).  The condition is that if any person who is the lawful heir of Simon T. Sherman claims any part of the aforesaid land, then the aforesaid Isaac Lindsey, Thomas Lindsey Sr., and John Gould are held and firmly bound in the sum aforesaid, but if no person or persons who is the lawful heir of Simon T. Sherman claims any part of the tract of land then the bond to be void, on the Contrary to remain in full force and virtue as above written.  Signed Isaac Lindsey, Thomas Lindsey, John Gould.  Witnesses: D. T. Milling.  Recorded 18 Apr. 1814.

Below are miscellaneous deeds concerning slaves:

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book C, pg. 635.  14 Oct 1794: Thomas Lindsey of Newberry County to Samuel Lindsey of same, for £425 SC money, Nerow, Toney, Lambrit, Sambow, Andrew, all men slaves; Debro and Dinah, negro women; George a male child about 9 years old and Pat a girl child about 5 years old, Molly a girl child about 10 years old. Thomas Lindsey (Seal), Wit: J. R. Brown, J.N.C. Recorded 6 Feb 1796.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book C. pg. 235.  30 Nov 1794: Thomas Lindsey & Lidda his wife to daughter Polley Wells and her husband George Wells, for love and affection, one negro girl named Betty. Signed Thomas Lindsey, Lyda (X) Lindsey, Witnesses: Michael Gore, Isaac Guilder. Recorded 12 May 1795.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book D-2, pg. 384. 14 May 1798:  Samuel Lindsey of Newberry County, captain, for £470, to Thomas Lindsey of same, Nerow, Toney, Lambert, Sambo, Andrew, all men slaves, Debro and Diner, wenches, George a boy about 13 years old, Pat a girl about 9 years old, Molly a girl child about 6 years old, and a girl child about one year and a half old.  Signed Saml Lindsey.  Witnesses: Thomas Stark, John McMorries. Proved by the oath of Capt. Thos. Stark 14 May 1798 before John Speak, J.P. Recorded 16 May 1798.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book F, pg. 105.  14 Aug 1800: Samuel Lindsey, for $5,589 to Thomas Lindsey, negroes Nero, Toney, Lambert, Sambow, Andrew, all men slaves, Deborah and Dinah women, George a male children about 9 years old, Pat a girl child above 5 years old, Molly a girl child about 3 years old. Signed Saml Lindsey.  Witness: Fred Nance. Recorded 7 June 1803.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book Q-2, pg. 184.  28 March 1817: Whereas in the lifetime of Thomas Lindsey dec’d a certain instrument of writing executed by George Wells to said deceased purporting to be a bill of sale for three negroes…Charlotte a negro woman, Elenor a negro girl, and a negro boy named Drayton…now know ye that we the legatees and heirs of Thomas Lindsey do this day acknowledge to have received full satisfaction the amount mentioned in the said bill of sale and hereby…quit claim the said negroes…In witness where of we have hereunto set our hands and seals.  Signed Jarrard Lindsey, Isaac Lindsey, John Lindsey, Jacob Lindsey, Lydia (X) Lindsey, Alce (X) Lindsey, Charles Lindsey, John Gould.  Witness: James Farnandis. Recorded 28 Mar. 1817.

Additionally, Thomas Lindsey and his brothers Samuel and James Lindsey appraised land in 1786 that was mortgaged by Capt. Charles King, who was Thomas Lindsey's father-in-law and neighbor.  Original signatures of Thomas, Samuel, and James Lindsey can be found on the document, along with original signatures for John Lindsey, Justice of the Peace, who witnessed the signatures of his brothers on the document. Source: South Carolina Archives, Mortgages (Commissioner of the Paper Medium Loan) S218157, pg. 375.

    

Court Records

Newberry Co., SC Will Book A (FHL microfilm #24263 ).  Pgs. 10-12: Thomas Lindsey was appointed to appraise the estate of James Ford, along with Charles Crenshaw and Gabriel Anderson.  Samuel Lindsey was appointed executor of Ford's will (Samuel was married to Ford's daughter, Elizabeth).

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.

Page 13.  June Court 1786: William Riddell sued Thomas Lindsey for trespass, and assault and battery.  The suit was dismissed with Thomas Lindsey paying all the court costs.

Page 26.  September Court 1786: Thomas and James Lindsey were each awarded costs of attending the trial of Arthur McCrackin, who was being sued by James Rogers.  Both Thomas and James were witnesses for the defense.

Page 43.  June Court 1787: Thomas Lindsey was sued by Kirkland & Co. The case was dismissed with the plaintiff paying the costs.

Pg. 55.  September Court 1787: Thomas and James Lindsey were each awarded costs of attending the trial of William Woodall, who was being sued by Paul Caldwell.  Both Thomas and James were witnesses for the defense.

Pg. 72.  June Court 1788: Thomas Lindsey was a juryman.

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.

Pg. 111.  September Court 1789:  Thomas Lindsey posted security for Mary and William Turner, who were being sued by Daniel McCleduff.  (Note by Susan Grabek: Could this be Mary Turner, the daughter of Thomas Lindsey Sr. of Frederick Co., VA, mentioned in his 1769 will as living in Carolina?)

Pg. 130.  March Court 1790: Thomas Lindsey was sued by Brasilman & Co.  Thomas pled not guilty through his attorney, John Dohertie.  Gabriel Anderson was also sued by Brasilman & Co. at the same time.

Pg. 144.  September Court 1790:  Thomas Lindsey was awarded costs for attending court as a witness for Elisha Brooks, who was being sued by James Jones.

Pg. 145. September Court 1790: The case of Brasilman & Co. against Thomas Lindsey was dismissed with Thomas Lindsey paying all the costs.

Pg. 151. July Court 1791: Thomas Lindsey was on a Petit Jury.

Pg. 162:  February Court 1792: Thomas Lindsey was a member of the Grand Jury.  James Shearer was also on the panel.  The same term, Thomas Lindsey and Edward Yeargan were sued by Pennington King, an assignee of Jacob King. "Came the Defendants into Court and confessed the Judgement according to Specialty."

Pg. 167.  Same term: Thomas Lindsey was called to prove the charge against Nancy (no last name given), for having a child out of wedlock.

Pg. 211.  February Court 1794: Robert Powel sued Thomas Lindsey for slander.  The suit was dismissed with Thomas Lindsey paying all the costs.

Pg. 233.  July Court 1794.  Thomas Butler sued Thomas Lindsey.  The suit was dismissed with the plaintiff paying all the costs.

Pg. 253.  July Court 1795: Thomas Lindsey, Samuel Lindsey, and  Godfrey Adams were sued by William Satterwhite.  The suit was settled with each defendant paying his own costs.  Thomas Lindsey sued Benjamin Long over a debt the same term.  Long was ordered to pay the court costs.

Pg. 259.  February Court 1796:  Thomas Lindsey was on the Grand Jury. 

Pg. 266.  Same term: Thomas Lindsey sued Philemon Waters over a debt.  The case was continued.

Pg. 279.  July Court 1796: Thomas Lindsey's suit against Philemon Waters was dismissed because Waters had died.

 

 

Census Data

1790 census - Newberry Co., SC.  Thomas Lindsey had a wife, 6 sons, and 2 daughters.  Two daughters had not yet been born.

Page Name Males 16+  Males under 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 2 5 3   13

 

This is my guess at who Thomas' family members were in 1790:

Page Name Males 16+  Males under 16  Females  Other Slaves
    Born before 1774 Born after 1774      
68 Tho's Linsey 2 5 3   13
  My guesses: Thomas, Samuel Charles, John, Jacob, Jared, Isaac Wife Lydia; Daus: Polly, Charity, (Alce, Keziah, not yet born)    

Of these, it is known that Samuel was born in 1773 (bible record in father-in-law James Shearer's pension record), Charles was born ca. 1778 (age 57 on 1835 Tenehaw Co., TX census), and Isaac was born 1786-1787 (1787 according to 1850 and 1860 censuses for San Augustine Co., TX, 1786 according to 1835 Sabine Co., TX census)  So I have placed Samuel as the oldest.  Of the daughters, I show Polly and Charity as the older daughters.  Polly had married George Wells by 1800, and Charity had married John Gould by 1810, so they seem to have been older than Alce and Keziah.

 

 

1800 census - Newberry Co., SC   Thomas had two grown sons who lived on their own, Charles and Jacob.  One daughter was married.

Page

Names of heads of families

Free white males

Free white females

All other

Free Persons

Slaves

under

10

10 thru

IS

16 thru

25

26 thru

44

45 and

over

under

10

I0 thru

15

16 thru

25

26 thru

44

45 and

over

Ancestry.com Page #'s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 36

 Ruth Lindsey

 2

2

 

 

 

2

 

 1

 3

 1

 

 

 36

 Samuel Lindsey

 

 1

 3

 

 1

 2

 1

 2

 1

 

 

 9

 36

 Moses Lindsey

 1

 1

 

 1

 

 1

 1

 

 1

 

 

 1

 36

 Jacob Lindsey

 1

 

 1

 

 

 1

 

 1

 

 

 

 2

 36

 Charles Lindsey

 

 

 1

 

 

 

 

 2

 

 

 

 1

 36

 Thomas Lindsey

 

 2

 1

 1

 2

 1

 

 

 1

 

13

 36  Benjamin Lindsey       1   1   1        

 37

 David Lindsey

 

 

 

 

 1

 

 

 1

 

 1

 

 

 37

 Caleb Lindsey

 1

 

 

 1

 

 

 

 1

 

 

 

 1

 37

 John Lindsey

 

 2

 

 1

 

 1

 

 1

 

 1

 

 5

 38

 Edmund Lindsy

 

 

 1

 

 1

 

 

 

 

 1

 

 

 38

 Edmund Lindsy

 2

 1

 

 1

 

 1

 

 1

 

 

 

 

 38  Mary Lindsy           1   1        
 39  James Lindsey   2   1   3 1   1      
 39  Mary Lindsey                   1    

 

1800 census for Thomas with my guesses at the family:

Page

Names of heads of families

Free white males

Free white females

All other

Free Persons

Slaves

under

10

10 thru

I5

16 thru

25

26 thru

44

45 and

over

under

10

I0 thru

15

16 thru

25

26 thru

44

45 and

over

Ancestry.com Page #'s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 36

 Jacob Lindsey

 1

 

 1

 

 

 1

 

 1

 

 

 

 2

 36

 Charles Lindsey

 

 

 1

 

 

 

 

 2

 

 

 

 1

  66  George Wells 3     1         1     3

 36

 Thomas Lindsey

 

 2

 1

 1

 2

 1

 

 

 1

 

13

  Note: George Wells was the son of Abigail  Lindsey Wells. Abigail was Thomas Lindsey's sister   Isaac John
Jared
Samuel Thomas Alce
Keziah
Charity   Polly Lydia    

 


1810 census for Newberry Co.

Page

Names of heads of families

Free white males

Free white females

All other

Free Persons

Slaves

under

10

10 thru

I5

16 thru

25

26 thru

44

45 and

over

under

10

I0 thru

15

16 thru

25

26 thru

44

45 and

over

Ancestry.com
page #'s
                         

 08

 Dv'd Lindsey

 

 

 

 

 1

 

 1

 

 

 1

 

 

 08  Benj. Lindsey 2     1   1   1       6

 15

 Edward Lindsey

 

 

 

 

 1

 

 

 

 

 1

 

 

 15

 William Lindsey

 2

 

 

 

 1

 1

 1

 2

 

 

 

 

 26

 James Lindsey Saludy

 1

 

 

 

 

 

 1

 

 1

 

 3

 28

 John Linsley

 

 2

 

 

 1

 

 

 1

 

 

 

 

 28

 Thomas Lindvig (Thomas Lindsey Sen)

 

 

 1

 1

 1

 

 1

 1

 

 1

 

 20

 30

 Chas. Lindsey

 3

 

 

 1

 

 1

 

 

 1

 

 

 1

 30

 Caleb Lindsey

 3

 1

 1

 1

 

 3

 

 

 1

 

 

 10

 30

 John Lindsey

 2

 

 

 2

 

 1

 

 1

 

 

 

 6

 31

 Sam'l Lindsey

 

 1

 2

 1

 1

 

 1

 1

 

 1

 

 2

 31

 Wade Lindsey

 

 

 

 

 1

 

 1

 

 

 

 

 32

 Jacob Lindsey

 3

 

 

 1

 

 1

 

 

 1

 

 

 2

30  Simon T. Sherman 1     1       1       6
30  John Gould       1   1   1       1
31  George Wells 2 1 1 1   1     1     4

In 1810, Thomas still had two sons and two daughters at home.  The possible sons at home were Jared, John, and Isaac. I think Isaac was still at home.  His future wife, first cousin Esther Lindsey, was married to Simon T. Sherman.  Sherman, who was living when the census was taken, had died by 1811.  Isaac was married to Esther by 1811.  Thomas' grown sons Charles and Jacob lived in Newberry Co.  Jared Linsey was on the 1810 census in Edgefield Co.  So perhaps John was the other son still living at home.

Son Samuel was married and living in Pendleton Co. near his father-in-law, James Shearer, and Richard Speake (son of Sarah Lindsey Speake, who was the daughter of John Lindsey Sr.).  The family bible record for Samuel shows that he had three children by 1810. This matches the 1810 census information for Samuel Lindsey in Pendleton Co. 

The daughters of Thomas Lindsey still living at home were probably Keziah and Alce.  Daughters Polly and Charity were both married.

 

Military Records

Thomas Lindsey's military record shows that he was a Lieutenant of Foot/Horse in Capt. John Lindsey's Company  in 1780 and a Captain of Horse in Colonel John Lindsey's Company in 1780-1781 (Capt./Col. John Lindsey was the brother of Thomas Lindsey). Thomas served in Col. Philemon Waters' Regiment.  Click here to download a PDF file of Thomas Lindsey's military records from the South Carolina Archives (Account Audited file No. 4599, 8 pages, about 4 Mb).  Additionally, John Belton O'Neall, Newberry County author and historian, wrote that Thomas Lindsey and his brothers John, James, and Samuel were all present at the Battle of Stono Ferry.  O'Neall, who personally knew Thomas Lindsey (per pg. 124 of The Annals of Newberry), stated that the four Lindsey brothers had carried an American field piece off the battlefield that had been left behind.  Click here to read O'Neall's account, from page 83 of the Annals of Newberry: in two parts, by John Belton O'Neall (S.C.: Aull & Houseal, 1892).

Confusion over service: There has been some confusion as to the identity of the man named Thomas Lindsey who served as a Lieutenant of Foot/Horse and Captain of Horse under Colonels John Lindsey and Philemon Waters.  DAR records have incorrectly identified a man named Thomas Lindsay who lived in present day Abbeville County during the Revolutionary War.  Research shows that Thomas Lindsay of Abbeville County was not the man who served under John Lindsey and Philemon Waters, and that, in fact, he served as a loyalist during the war.  Click here to read my research report regarding this issue. (Note: As of 6 April 2011, DAR has amended their records, and Thomas Lindsey of Newberry County is listed as the patriot who served as a Lieutenant and Captain under Lt. Col. John Lindsey and Col. Philemon Waters.)  Report on Thomas Lindsey.

Proof that Thomas Lindsey of Newberry County was the man who served as a Lieutenant of Foot/Horse in Capt. John Lindsey's company in 1780 is found in the Account Audited file (No. 8741-A) of soldier Joseph Woodall.  Joseph Woodall lived on a farm adjoining Thomas Lindsey's land during the Revolutionary War. He later lived in Pendleton County, SC.  In 1812, Woodall petitioned the state legislature to receive compensation for his service. Woodall's petition reveals that he traveled to Newberry County to obtain a corroborating statement from Thomas Lindsey. The petition also shows that Woodall served under Lieutenant Thomas Lindsey in Capt. John Lindsey's company in 1779 and again from August of 1780 until June of 1781.  This is the same period of time shown on the indent for Thomas Lindsey's military service as a Lieutenant of Horse in the SC Archives Account Audited file No. 4599, above.  I have clipped a portion of page 2 of the file and placed it to the left of this paragraph.  Click on the image to enlarge it.

A transcription of Joseph Woodall's petition appears below, including the deposition of Thomas Lindsey, in which he stated the dates that Woodall served under him.

Joseph Woodall petition requesting compensation for Revolutionary War service, submitted to the South Carolina Legislature in 1812.  Transcription of original document in South Carolina Archives, Account Audited File No. 8741-A (Joseph Woodall) by Susan Grabek. 
 

State of South Carolina}  To the Honorable the Speaker & members of the House of Representatives of
Pendleton District         }  the State of South Carolina

     The Humble Petition of Joseph Woodall sheweth that your Petitioner performed a tour of duty in the Florida Expedition in the year 1778 under the command of Capt John Lindsey in Colo Beards Regiment – Also a tour of duty in 1779 as an ensign under the command of Lieutenant Thomas Lindsey Colo Lyles Regiment – Also another tour in 1780&1 under the command of Lieutenant Thomas Lindsey in Colo John Lindsey’s Regiment.  That Your Petitioner has never Received any compensation for the services above mentioned which were rendered in defence of this country in the Revolutionary War – Your Petitioner therefore prays your honorable body to make a provision to compensate him for his Services as above Stated – And as in duty bound he will ever pray

November 1812                                                                                 Joseph Woodall

 

Services Rendered by me to the Unighted States in the Revolutionary Ware One Tour of duty to Florida under the command of Capt John Lindsey decd of three months and four days commencing the 10th day of June in the year 1778 in Colonel Beards Regiment. Another Tour of duty as Ensign Begining the 15th of February 1779 and Ending the 20 of June Following under the Command of Lieut Thomas Lindsey Colonel Liles Regiment. Another Tour of duty under the Command of Lieuftenant Thomas Lindsey Col John Lindseys Regiment Commencing the 1st day of august 1780 and ending June the 18th 1781

                                                                                                             Joseph Woodall

 

South Carolina     }   Before me personally appeared Joseph Woodall who being duly sworn saith that the
Newberry District}   above account against the state of south Carolina as it stands stated is Just and true and That he never Receivd any part thereof neither directly or Indirectly by Discount or otherwise – Sworn to before me this Eleventh day of September 1812

Fredk Gray J.P.                                                                                    Joseph Wooddall

 

South Carolina     }   I do hereby Certify that JoSeph Woodall Served as an Ensign Under my command
Newberry District}   in the Revolutionary War from the fifteenth of February in 1779 to the 20th of June in the same year (to the best of my recollection) in Colonel Liles Regiment and I do Further certify that I have been acquainted with the said JoSep Woodall for a number of years and Believe him to be a Good citizen and a friend to his country certified by me this the 10th sept 1812 

                                                                                                             Thos Lindsey Lieut



South Carolina     }   I do hereby Certify that JoSeph Woodall Served an other Tour of duty as a private
Newberry District}    Soldier under my command in the Revolutionary War Serving of the unighted states beginning about the first of August in the year 1780 and Ending the the Eighteenth day of June in the year 1781 in Colonel Lindseys Regiment, Certified by me the 11th Sept. 1812

                                                                                                               Thos Lindsey Lieut

 

South Carolina     }   I do hereby Certify that JoSeph Woodall in company with myself served about
Newberry District}   Three months as a faithful soldier in the Revolutionary war on an Expedition to florida in the service of the unighted States commencing some time in the month of June 1778 and commanded by Captn John Lindsey Colonel Beards Regiment and I do further certify that I have been acquainted with the sd  JoSeph Woodall for a number of years and Believe him to be a Good citizen and a friend to his country Certified by me this the 10th Sept 1812

                                                                                                                  Fredk Gray 

 


Probate Records

There are two separate files for Thomas Lindsey's estate at the South Carolina Archives.

1. Source: South Carolina Dept. of Archives and History, Newberry Co. Estates, Box 30, Package 29, Fr. 988.  Thomas Lindsey, N. 202.  Copy reproduced from microfilm.

Click here to download the PDF file (42 pages, about 4.5 MB).

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION: 25 Dec 1815: Letters of Admn. granted John Gould and Charles Lindsey.

BOND: John Gould, Charles Lindsey, Joseph Fleming & James McMorris in sum of $20,000.00.

APPRAISERS: Joseph Fleming, John Rammage & Michael Kinard. Value of personal property $7856.21 1/2, dated 30 Dec 1815.

BUYERS AT ESTATE: Lydia Lindsey, widow; John Lindsey, Isaac Lindsey, Jacob Lindsey, Alce Lindsey, Keziah Lindsey, Jared Lindsey, Charles Lindsey, Polly Lindsey Wells, John Gould, among others.

LEGATEES: Lydia (widow), Isaac, heirs of Samuel, John, Jared,  Jacob, Charles, George Wells (husband of Polly Lindsey), John Gould (husband of Charity Lindsey), Alce, and Keziah.


2. Source: South Carolina Dept. of Archives and History, Newberry Co. Estates, Box 31, Package 16, Fr. 877-879.  Thomas Lindsey, N. 203.  Copy reproduced from microfilm. Click here to download the PDF file (5 pages, about 221 K).

Account of the estate of Thomas Lindsey for year 1818:

Amounts paid to: Lydia Lindsey, George Wells, representatives of Samuel Lindsey, Jacob Lindsey, Isaac Lindsey, John Lindsey, Jared Lindsey, John Gould and wife (Charity Lindsey), Charles Lindsey, Elias Hays and wife (Alce Lindsey), Kesiah Lindsey deceased.

 


Thomas Lindsey's family

Lydia King Lindsey
b. by 1755 d. ca. 1824
Samuel
b. 1773 d. 1812
Jacob
b. 1775-1780
John
b. 1775-1784 d. ca. 1859
Isaac
b. ca. 1787 d. bef. 1870
Jared
b. 1775-1784
Charles
b. ca 1778, d. ca. 1849
Polly
b. ca. 1772-1774
Charity
b. ca. 1785-90
Alce
b. ca. 1790-1795
Keziah
b. ca.1795-1800 d. ca. 1818
 

 

Lydia King Lindsey

    

Thomas Lindsey's wife was Lydia King, the daughter of Charles King.  Lydia, who was born by 1755, was named as Lydia Lindsey in Charles King's 1789 will, shown at the left (Newberry Co., SC Will Book A, pg. 51).  After the death of her husband in 1815, Lydia purchased land on Bush River with her son, John Lindsey.  Lydia and John sold the land in 1823, and Lydia, John, and Elias Hayes (married to Lydia's daughter, Alce) rented some land from Samuel Rea.  Lydia died in Newberry County in 1825.  John W. Lindsey, the son of Caleb Lindsey, was the administrator of  Lydia's estate.
 

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

Below are records for Lydia Lindsey in Newberry Co. after the death of Thomas Lindsey:

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book Q-2, pg. 58.  17 Sept. 1816: Frederick Gray to Lydia Lindsey and John Lindsey, for $1200, 306 acre tract where Gray lives on a small branch of Bush River adjoining lands of David Boyd, George Gray Jr., the said Frederick Gray, and Disher.  Signed Frederick Gray.  Witnesses: A. Chambers, Robert R. Nance.  Recorded 12 Nov. 1816.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book Q-2, pg. 59.  17 Sept. 1816: Frederick Gray to Lydia Lindsey and John Lindsey, for $300, 100 acre tract known by the name of the Shaw tract purchased by Frederick Gray and William Calmes at sheriffs sale as the property of William Shaw at the (?) of the exors of Samuel Kelly dec’d, bounded by the balance of the said Shaw tract and land this day conveyed to Lydia Lindsey and John Lindsey by the said Frederick Gray.  Signed Frederick Gray.  Witnesses: A. Chambers, Robert R. Nance.  Recorded 12 Nov. 1816.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book M, pg. 74.  6 June 1818: Lidia Lindsey, for natural love, good will, esteem and affection towards my son in law Elias Hays, at present of Newberry Co., formerly of Georgia, and for consideration of one dollar, a slave about thirteen named Charlotte.  Signed Liday (X) Lindsey.  Witnesses: Allen Richardson, Isaac King.  Recorded 20 Apr. 1818.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book O, pg. 364.  29 Sept. 1823: Lydia and John Lindsey, for 1300 dollars, to William Welch, all that tract of land whereon we now live, containing four hundred acres, on a small branch of Bush River, adjoining lands of James Higgison (?), Isaac King, David Boyd, and ? Martian.  Witnesses: Russel Brown, E. D. Hays. Signed Lydia (X) Lindsey, John Lindsey.  Recorded 27 (?) Dec. 1824.

South Carolina Archives, Newberry Co. Estates, Box 65, Pkg. 10, Fr. 761-838.  Lydia Lindsey estate papers, pg. 41: On or before the twenty day of December one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven We promise to pay Samuel Red one hundred dollars it being for rent.  Signed the 27th of Nov. 1824 by John Lindsey, Lydia (X) Lindsey, and E. D. Hays. (Image is shown to the right)

Lydia King Lindsey was listed on the 1820 census for Newberry Co. as over 45.  She died in 1825.  John W. Lindsey, son of Caleb Lindsey, was the administrator of her estate.  Click here for Lydia Lindsey's estate records (PDF files, about 15 pgs. each, 5 Mb each file):    Part 1     Part 2     Part 3     Part 4
 

Samuel Lindsey

Samuel Lindsey was probably Thomas Lindsey's oldest son.  A family bible record shows that Samuel was born in 1773, and that he died in 1812.  He married Nancy/Ann Sherrer in 1805.  Nancy was the daughter of Revolutionary War soldier James Sherrer and his wife Theodocia.  Nancy and Samuel left Newberry Co. by 1810.  Samuel was listed on the Pendleton Co., SC census that year, where he lived near his first cousin, James Lindsey (son of James Lindsey Sr.), his father-in-law, and Richard Speake, the son of Thomas and Sarah Lindsey Speake (Sarah was the daughter of John Lindsey Sr.).

Samuel and Nancy Lindsey had four children: Thomas b. 1806; James b. 1808; Lydia b. 1810, and Samuel Jr. b. 1812. 

Samuel Lindsey may have died in Pendleton Co.  By 1817, Samuel's widow, Nancy, and her parents had moved to Wilkinson Co., GA, where Nancy and her mother joined the Ramah Primitive Baptist Church. (Source: Davidson, Victor. History of Wilkinson County. unknown publisher: John Ball Chapter, D.A.R., c1930, page 381.)  Samuel Wells, the son of Abigail Lindsey Wells (Abigail was a daughter of John Lindsey Sr.), also joined the Ramah Primitive Baptist Church in Wilkinson Co. that year.

After the death of Thomas Lindsey Sr. of Newberry Co., Nancy Lindsey petitioned the court regarding the January 1816 estate sale of Thomas's personal property.  Nancy believed that a slave named George who had been sold as property belonging to the estate of Thomas Lindsey had actually belonged to her deceased husband, Samuel.  An arbitration committee was assigned to review Nancy's complaint, and the committee decided in Nancy's favor.  Nancy received 1/3 of the proceeds from the sale of George.  The other 2/3 of the proceeds went to John Gould, as guardian of Thomas, James, Lydia, and Samuel Lindsey, the minor children of Samuel Lindsey.  See the probate papers of Thomas Lindsey for more information.

Nancy Lindsey and the Sherrer's moved on to Henry Co., GA by 1830.  Nancy was listed on the census as head of household that year.  Her three sons and her daughter lived with her.  Nancy's parents lived next door.

The family bible record for Samuel and Nancy Sherrer Lindsey was included as part of Theodocia Sherrer's widow's pension application.  The image to the left of the bible record was taken from James Sherrer's pension record #W4512, page 6.  The births of Samuel Lindsey, his wife Ann (Nancy), and their four children were recorded.  Samuel's death date of September 25, 1812 was also recorded.

A summary version of James Sherrer's (spelled Sherer) pension application can be downloaded here: http://southerncampaign.org/pen/index.htm
James Sherrer's entire pension file can be downloaded here: http://www.mimpickles.com/pension_files/

It is my guess that Theodocia Sherrer (b. 1756 according to a deposition she made for her widow's pension - pg. 8) may have been Theodocia Speake, a daughter of Sarah Lindsey Speake
[Sarah - dau. of John Lindsey Sr.] and her husband, Thomas Speake.  I have no proof.  Thomas Speake's mother was named Theodocia, and James Sherrer seemed to have been close to Richard Speake, a son of Thomas and Sarah).  James Sherrer and Richard Speake lived near each other in Pendleton Co. in 1810. Later, James Sherrer lived in Henry Co., GA, while Richard Speake lived in neighboring Butts Co. On page 12  (page 3 of summary version) of Sherrer's application, James stated that Richard Speaks, formerly of Newberry Co., but now of Butts Co., GA, was the only living person who was with him in the service.


 

Charles Lindsey

Charles Lindsey, son of Thomas and Lydia Lindsey, was born ca. 1778 in Newberry Co., SC.  He was named for his maternal grandfather, Charles King.  Charles was an administrator of his father Thomas's 1815 estate. He was listed on the 1800 census for Newberry Co. as age 16-25 with a wife the same age.  On the 1810 census for Newberry Co., Charles was listed as age 26-44, with three sons and a daughter born between 1800-1810.  This census data gives a birth year range of 1775-1784.

Charles married Mary Bennett, a daughter of Micajah Bennett.  Mary Lindsey, wife of Charles Lindsey, was named as a daughter of Micajah Bennett in his 1798 Newberry Co., SC probate file (South Carolina Dept. of Archives and History, Newberry Co. Estates, Box 3, Package 7, Estate #61).

Records show that Charles Lindsey had moved to Twiggs County, Georgia by 1818.  That year, Charles Lindsey appeared on a tax list, along with Isaac, Jared, Gold(?), and Thomas Lindsey. Source:Twiggs County, GA 1818 Tax Receiver Tax Digest (LDS film # 159185).  In 1820, Charles Lindsey had half of Lot 24 in the 26th district taken to satisfy a fi fa in favor of John Smith.  Source: Genealogical Abstracts from the Georgia Journal (Milledgeville) Newspaper, 1809-1840, abstracted and compiled by Fred R. Hartz and Emilie K. Hartz. Gwendolyn Press: Vidalia, GA. 1990-1994.  Volume 2, page 349.  FHL call number:  975.8 D2gj v. 2.  Page 349 lists items from the August 1, 1820 issue.  Jared Lindsey, Isaac Lindsey, and John Gould appeared on the same page.
  

Later census data for Charles Lindsey's probable daughter, Sarah Ann Lindsey McKenney, also indicates that Charles lived in Georgia ca. 1820.

Charles later lived in Claiborne Co., Louisiana.  Charles Lindsey was listed on the 1830 census there.  He was age 50-60, with three sons whose ages were: one under 5, one 15-20, and one 20-30.  He also had three daughters age 5-10, one daughter age 10-15, and two daughters age 15-20. His wife was age 40-50.

In addition, Charles had two sons who were grown by 1830, Micajah and Pennington.  Micajah and Pennington Lindsey were listed together on a land patent for Claiborne Co., LA in 1837.  (Source: Ancestry.com. U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 [database on-line].)  The 1850 census for Shelby Co., TX listed Micajah Lindsey, and it showed that he was born in 1805 in SC. Also listed was a son named Charles. The 1870 census for Stephens Co., TX listed Pennington Lindsey as being born in SC in 1811.

In 1835, Charles Lindsey was listed on the Tenehaw Co., TX census.  He was shown as being age 57 (b. 1778), with a wife Polly, age 55.  Charles and Polly had children: Thomas - 28; Elizabeth - 24; Lydia - 22; Samuel - 20; Charity - 18; Sarah Ann - 16, Mandy - 14; May - 12, and Thomas - 6. (This younger Thomas may have been a grandson.) Also enumerated nearby were Micager Lindsey, age 31, who had a wife named Nancy, age 21, and Pennington Lindsey, age 25, with a wife, Sarah, age 16.  Two possible married daughters were Mary Wiggins, age 22, and Keziah Pettit, age 27, who were both listed near Charles Lindsey.  Source: http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Census/1835JKL.htm

Micajah (spelled Macajah) and Pennington Lindsey were both listed on the 1837 tax list for Shelby Co., Texas.  Source:
http://web.archive.org/web/20050826162256/http://www.rootsweb.com/~txshelby/1837.htm

Charles Lindsey patented 2,792 acres of land in Shelby Co., TX in 1848. He was issued Certificate #257, Patent #490. (Source: Ancestry.com. Texas Land Title Abstracts [database on-line].)

Charles probably died sometime before 1850.  Mary Lindsey, born 1782 in NC, was listed on the Shelby Co., TX census that year, but Charles was not.  Mary lived with Sarah Ann McKenney, who was born in Georgia in 1820.  Sarah Ann was probably the daughter listed on the 1835 Tenehaw census as age 16, who had married Daniel McKenney.

Of Charles Lindsey's sons, it appears that Thomas may never have married.  Thomas Lindsey, age 43, was listed as living by himself in Shelby County in 1850. Samuel Lindsey, age 35, was living with the family of William and Amanda Rhoades in Shelby County in 1850.  Amanda, listed as age 30, was probably his sister, shown as Mandy, age 14 on the 1835 Tenehaw Co., TX census.  Samuel Lindsey married Elizabeth Boggs in Cooke County, Texas in 1857.  He later lived in Stephens County, where he died in 1876.
 

An article about Charles Lindsey appeared on page 79 of Daughters of the Republic of Texas, by Herbert C. Banks (Published by Turner Publishing Company, 2001 http://www.turnerpublishing.com/detail.aspx?ID=569). Excerpts: "Charles Lindsey was born in Newberry County, SC in 1778 to Thomas and Lydia King Lindsey.  He was married to Mary "Polly" Bennett, daughter of Micajah Bennett.  They left South Carolina with their nine children, his brother Isaac and his wife Esther for Texas in the 1820's..."Charles, his sons Micajah and Pennington, applied to the Free State of Coahuila and Texas for their land in September 1835"..."Pennington served in the war for Texas Independence"..."15 Regulators arrested Charles and two other men from nearby farms.  He knew full well they intended to hang him"...

Read the entire article on Google Books:
http://books.google.com/books?id=Eb05M6dr2pQC&pg=PA79&lpg=PA79&dq=%22charles+lindsey%22+
daughters+of+the+republic+of+texas&source=bl&ots=-qkKoTdA3o&sig=jRO-xRjolz589tRG--H4qncES_g&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result
 

Other misc. information regarding Charles Lindsey:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~barrettbranches/Rbnsub/newberrydeeds.html

K 432-433 July 18, 1814. Henry O. Barrett to Thomas Waters, both of Newberry District, for $475, 100 acres on Beaverdam Creek, a branch of the Saluda. Land acquired by Henry O. Barrett from Joshua Inman, Jr. January 22, 1813 recorded in Book M, pp. 286-287. Adjacent: Thomas Gilbert, Joshua Inman, widow Longshore, and others. Signed Henry O. Barrett (seal). Right of Dower relinquished July 18, 1814 by Lydia Barrett, wife of Henry O. Barrett. Witness: Charles Lindsey, Wilks B. Waters. Proved July 18, 1814 by the oath of Wilks Berry Waters before Y. J. Harrington, J.Q.

 

 
John Lindsey

John Lindsey, son of Thomas and Lydia Lindsey, was probably born between 1775-1784, according to census data. 

He seems likely to have been the man who died in Newberry Co. in 1859.  His 1855 will mentioned nephews John and Thomas Hays, who may have been sons of John's sister, Alce, who had married Elias D. Hays circa 1817.  In 1859, John Hayes was the administrator of John Lindsey's will. A John Hays was listed on the 1850 census for Newberry Co.  He was shown as being born in 1816, and he had a son named Thomas.  In 1870, John Hays of Newberry Co., b. 1816, also had a son named Elias. John Lindsey's will also mentioned a niece named Amanda Hipp, and her children, Walter and Martha.  An Amanda Hipp was listed on the 1850 census for Newberry Co.  She was shown as being born in 1812, with children named William W., Martha, and Kesiah. Amanda may have been a daughter of John Lindsey's sister, Charity Lindsey, who had married John Gould by 1810.  The Hipp's lived in the Dutch Fork, and John Belton O'Neall wrote that one of Charity Lindsey's daughters had married and lived in the Dutch Fork.

It appears that John died without a wife or children, because only nephews and nieces were named in his will, shown at the right.  I could not locate John Lindsey in the 1840 or 1850 census in Newberry Co.  A John Lindsey, born 1770-1780, was on the 1830 census, with two males age 5-10, who may have been his sons.  It is uncertain if this was the correct John Lindsey.  If it was, perhaps the boys had died by 1859, or they were not sons of John Lindsey.  Perhaps John had raised his nephews after the death of their parents.

Source: (Newberry Co., SC WILL: BOOK 2, PAGE 338)

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

Records for John Lindsey:

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book Q-2, pg. 58.  17 Sept. 1816: Frederick Gray to Lydia Lindsey and John Lindsey, for $1200, 306 acre tract where Gray lives on a small branch of Bush River adjoining lands of David Boyd, George Gray Jr., the said Frederick Gray, and Disher.  Signed Frederick Gray.  Witnesses: A. Chambers, Robert R. Nance.  Recorded 12 Nov. 1816.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book Q-2, pg. 59.  17 Sept. 1816: Frederick Gray to Lydia Lindsey and John Lindsey, for $300, 100 acre tract known by the name of the Shaw tract purchased by Frederick Gray and William Calmes at sheriffs sale as the property of William Shaw at the (?) of the exors of Samuel Kelly dec’d, bounded by the balance of the said Shaw tract and land this day conveyed to Lydia Lindsey and John Lindsey by the said Frederick Gray.  Signed Frederick Gray.  Witnesses: A. Chambers, Robert R. Nance.  Recorded 12 Nov. 1816.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book O, pg. 364.  29 Sept. 1823: Lydia and John Lindsey, for 1300 dollars, to William Welch, all that tract of land whereon we now live, containing four hundred acres, on a small branch of Bush River, adjoining lands of James Higgison (?), Isaac King, David Boyd, and ? Martian.  Witnesses: Russel Brown (?), E. D. Hays. Signed Lydia (X) Lindsey, John Lindsey.  Recorded 27 (?) Dec. 1824.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book T-2, pg. 162.  17 Dec. 1825: (Mortgage) John Lindsey, for $201.94, to John W. Lindsey, the administrator of the estate of Lydia Lindsey, dec’d, one negro man Lambert about 60 years old, one negro woman Dinah about 50 years old, one negro boy Little Andrew about 10 years old.  (Note: Lydia Lindsey purchased Lambert, Dinah, and Andrew at her husband, Thomas Lindsey's, Jan. 1816 estate sale.  See the probate papers.)

Provided, nevertheless… that if the said John Lindsey…will truly pay…sum of $201.94…to be paid by a single bill given to the said John W. Lindsey…dated 17 December 1825 payable twelve months after on or before  17 Dec. 1826 then the above mortgage… shall cease and be utterly void else remain in full force and virtue.  Signed John Lindsey.  Witnesses: Drayton Nance, A. Chambers.  Recorded 21 Dec. 1825.

 

 

Jacob Lindsey    

Jacob Lindsey, son of Thomas and Lydia Lindsey, was born between 1775 and 1780.  Jacob was married with a young son and daughter by 1800, so he was probably born closer to 1775.   The 1810 census for Newberry Co. showed that Jacob Lindsey had 3 young sons and a young daughter.  Jacob was enumerated on the 1820 census for Newberry Co., SC.  At that time, he was age 26-45, with a wife the same age.  Jacob and his wife had a son age 16-18 and one age 16-26.  From the census data, it appears that Jacob had three sons and a daughter. 

There is some information that states that Jacob Lindsey married Elizabeth Sheppard: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/scnewber/2005-01/1105063121 
"Elizabeth "Betsy" SHEPPARD b. about 1772 married Jacob LINDSEY in about 1790."

There are some source records that support Elizabeth Sheppard as a possible wife of Jacob.  Jennet Sheppard named a daughter Elizabeth Lindsey in her 1820 will, shown at the left.  (Source: MSS WILL: ESTATE RECORD BOOK G, PAGES 439-440Image reproduced with permission from the South Carolina Archives: http://167.7.33.100/onlinearchives/search.aspx

It is known from an 1807 deed that Jacob's wife was named Elizabeth.  Jacob Lindsey sold land to Janett Sheppard in 1811.  Refer to the records listed below for more information.

Jacob Lindsey was in Twiggs Co., GA by 1815.  In May of that year, land owned by John Moreland (Lot 331, District 2 in Wilkinson Co.) was sold to satisfy a judgment that Jacob had won against Moreland.  Source: Genealogical Abstracts from the Georgia Journal (Milledgeville) Newspaper, 1809-1840, abstracted and compiled by Fred R. Hartz and Emilie K. Hartz. Gwendolyn Press: Vidalia, GA. 1990-1994.  Volume 1, page 395.  FHL call number:  975.8 D2gj v. 1.  Page 395 lists items from the May 3, 1815 issue. Other issues reveal that Jacob's brothers Isaac, Jared and Charles Lindsey were also in Twiggs Co., along with brother-in-law, John Gould.

In 1819, Lots 25 and 27 of the 27th District, Twiggs Co., were levied on as the property of Jacob Lindsey.  Source: Genealogical Abstracts from the Georgia Journal (Milledgeville) Newspaper, 1809-1840, abstracted and compiled by Fred R. Hartz and Emilie K. Hartz. Gwendolyn Press: Vidalia, GA. 1990-1994.  Volume 2, page 213.  FHL call number:  975.8 D2gj v. 2.  Page 213 lists items from the Nov. 30, 1819 issue.  George Wells, son of Abigail Lindsey Wells, appeared on the same page, just below Jacob.

In 1837, Jacob Lindsey bought land in Barbour Co., AL.  Jacob Lindsey purchased land on Apr. 1, 1837, along with James S. Lindsey (probable son of Jacob).  The land records show that one of the parcels purchased (11N, 27E) was a joint purchase between Jacob and James S. Lindsey. 

Jacob Lindsey Alabama 1 Apr 1837 St Stephens Barbour 11-N 27-E 23
Jacob Lindsey Alabama 1 Apr 1837 St Stephens Barbour 12-N 28-E 18
James S Lindsey Alabama 1 Apr 1837 St Stephens Barbour 11-N 27-E 23
James S Lindsey Alabama 1 Apr 1837 St Stephens Barbour 12-N 28-E 19

James S. Lindsey was enumerated on the 1840 census for Barbour Co., but Jacob Lindsey was not.  Perhaps Jacob had died by 1840.

James S. Lindsey lived in Clarke Co., AL in 1850.  He was listed as being born in SC ca. 1806.  Enumerated with him was Elizabeth Lindsey, b. ca. 1775 in SC.  Perhaps this was Elizabeth Shepherd Lindsey. Also living with James S. Lindsey was his wife, Julia, and children named Pamelia, James, Jane, William, Mira, Julia, and John.

James S. Lindsey was not on the 1860 census for Clarke Co., AL.  Elizabeth Lindsey, age 82, b. in SC, lived next door to Thomas and Joicy Sheppard.  John V. Lindsey, age 12 (probably John Lindsey, age 2 on the 1850 census) lived with the family of Thomas and Joicy Sheppard.  Thomas Sheppard, b. ca. 1819 in SC. was probably the same man who had purchased land in Barbour Co., AL near Jacob and James Lindsey in 1837:

Thomas Shepherd Alabama 15 May 1837 St Stephens Barbour 10-N 27-E 20
Thomas Shepherd Alabama 15 May 1837 St Stephens Barbour 10-N 27-E 20
Thomas Shepherd Alabama 15 May 1837 St Stephens Barbour 10-N 27-E 20
Thomas Shepherd Alabama 15 Aug 1837 St Stephens Barbour 10-N 27-E 20
Thomas Shepherd Alabama 15 Aug 1837 St Stephens Barbour 8-N 25-E 12

Family tree information at Rootsweb.com (database named firefly) shows that Thomas Sheppard, b. ca. 1819, was the son of Thomas S. Sheppard, a brother to Elizabeth Sheppard who married Jacob Lindsey.

 

Misc. records concerning Jacob Lindsey in Newberry Co., SC

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book D-2, pg. 210.  15 Dec 1794:  Thomas Lindsey & Lydda his wife of Newberry County to Stephen Johnson of same, 200 acres on waters of Enoree River, No. Kings Creek, adj. land surveyed for John Woodall, Simon Reader, Capt. Charles King, William Malone Sr., surveyed for Thomas Lindsay 17 Dec 1771 by Enoch Pearson, Deputy Surveyor, in Berkley County. Signed Thomas Lindsey, Lyda Lindsey.  Witnesses: W Malone Sr., Jacob Lindsey, Kizia King (X). Proved 4 Jan 1798 by the oath of Jacob Lindsey before Fred Nance, J.P.  Recorded 5 Jan 1798.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book E, pg. 182.  23 Jan 1801: James Crell of Jackson County, Georgia, to Samuel and Jacob Lindsey of Newberry County, tract of 100 acres on Kings Creek granted to said James Crell 6 April 1768. Signed James Crell. Witnesses: David Dixon, Thomas Lindsey.  Recorded 24 June 1801.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book I, pg. 449.  2 March 1807: Jacob Lindsey and Samuel Lindsey to William Brown, one hundred acres on Kings Creek originally granted to James Crall. Signed Jacob Lindsey, Samuel Lindsey.  Witnesses: James McMorris and Francis Wilson.  Elizabeth Lindsey, wife of Jacob Lindsey, relinquished her dower 2 Apr. 1808.  Ann Lindsey, wife of Samuel Lindsey, relinquished her dower 10 Mar. 1807.  Recorded 30 July (?) 1808.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book I, pg. 354. 19 Mar. 1808: James Davis to Jacob Lindsey, 100 acres, part of 350 acre tract originally granted to Sarah Duncan, on a small branch of Bush River, waters of the Saluda River, adjacent to Ezra Cate, Elizabeth Coppock, John Ellman, and Benjamin Inman.  Signed James (X) Davis.  Witnesses: William Montgomery, Y. L. Harrington.  Recorded 19 Mar. 1808.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book J, pg. 643.  1 Apr. 1811: Jacob Lindsey to Janett Sheppard, 100 acres, part of 250 acres originally granted to Sarah Duncan on 19 Sept.1770.  On a small branch of Bush River, waters of Saluda River, bounded by Ezra Cates, Elizabeth Coppock, John Ellerman (?), and Benjamin Inman.  Signed Jacob Lindsey.  Witnessed by Honnorous Sheppard.  Proved by Honorous Sheppard.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book Q-2, pg. 184.  28 March 1817: Whereas in the lifetime of Thomas Lindsey dec’d a certain instrument of writing executed by George Wells to said deceased purporting to be a bill of sale for three negroes…Charlotte a negro woman, Elenor a negro girl, and a negro boy named Drayton…now know ye that we the legatees and heirs of Thomas Lindsey do this day acknowledge to have received full satisfaction the amount mentioned in the said bill of sale and hereby…quit claim the said negroes…In witness where of we have hereunto set our hands and seals.  Signed Jarrard Lindsey, Isaac Lindsey, John Lindsey, Jacob Lindsey, Lydia (X) Lindsey, Alce (X) Lindsey, Charles Lindsey, John Gould.  Witness: James Farnandis. Recorded 28 Mar. 1817.

South Carolina Archives, Newberry Co. Estates, Box 65, Package 10 (Fr. 761-838), Lydia Lindsey.  Page 69, 14 Oct. 1825: For one brown mare, saddle, blanket, and five dollars, Jacob Lindsey sold his distributive share of his mother, Lydia Lindsey's personal estate to William Welch.

 

Isaac Lindsey

Isaac Lindsey, son of Thomas and Lydia Lindsey, was born about 1787 according to census data.  He married Esther Lindsey, his first cousin. Esther was the daughter of Samuel Lindsey.  She first married Simon T. Sherman in 1802, according to a wedding announcement that appeared in the Charleston Times that year. Simon Sherman died by 1811.  Esther was married to Isaac Lindsey by March of 1811 when they sold some land together.  The buyer was concerned that heirs of Simon T. Sherman might claim the land, so Isaac Lindsey, his father Thomas, and John Gould signed a bond protecting the buyer's rights:

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book K, pg. 64.  12 March 1811: Isaac and Esther Lindsey to James Fernandis, 117 acres on Bush River. Adj. John Kelly, Estate of George Latham, George Gray, Widdow Pearson. Signed by Isaac and Esther Lindsey. Witnesses: Thomas Lindsey Jr., D. T. Milling. Esther Lindsey, wife of Isaac Lindsey, released her dower rights 18 Apr. 1812.  Recorded 21 Mar. 1812.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book K, pg. 406.  28 March 1812: Isaac Lindsey, Thomas Lindsey Sr., and John Gould are bound in the penal sum of 468 dollars to James Fernandis.  Whereas the said Fernandis bought a tract of land on Bush River from Isaac and Esther Lindsey containing 117 acres.  The condition is that if any person who is the lawful heir of Simon T. Sherman claims any part of the aforesaid land, then the aforesaid Isaac Lindsey, Thomas Lindsey Sr., and John Gould are held and firmly bound in the sum aforesaid, but if no person or persons who is the lawful heir of Simon T. Sherman claims any part of the tract of land then the bond to be void, on the Contrary to remain in full force and virtue as above written.  Signed Isaac Lindsey, Thomas Lindsey, John Gould.  Witnesses: D. T. Milling.  Recorded 18 Apr. 1814.

Later in 1811, Isaac and Esther sold some land that had belonged to Esther and her former husband, Simon T. Sherman.  Again, Isaac had to sign a bond protecting the buyer's rights concerning the claims that heirs of Sherman might have over the land.  Though the 1810 census shows that Simon and Esther had a young child, the child must have died, because the bond makes it clear that Esther had not had any surviving children with Sherman:

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book K, pg. 297.  21 Nov. 1811: Isaac Lindsey to George McCreless, one moiety of half of of a tract of 150 acres on the fork of Pattersons Creek, a branch of Indian Creek, waters of Enoree River.  29 acres originally granted to Richard Bennett, and by him conveyed to Lewis Blalock, the balance conveyed by Jacob King and John B. Bennett to Lewis Blalock, and whole conveyed by Lewis Blalock to William McGraw, and by William McGraw to Simon T. Sherman.  Signed Isaac Lindsey.  Witnesses: John Gould and James McKibbin.  Esther Lindsey, wife of Isaac Lindsey, released her dower rights 21 Nov. 1811.  Recorded 13 Sept. 1813.  

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book K, pg. 298.  21 Nov. 1811: Isaac Lindsey is bound to George McCreless in the penal sum of 100 dollars. The conditions of the above obligation are such that  Simon T. Sherman died without issue and by that means his widow, now intermarried with the subscriber came possessed of one half of the aforesaid tract of land and of the whole if the relations of the said Simon T. Sherman does not within the legal time claim the other half.  And whereas I have sold this day to the above named George McCreless all my interest in the whole tract of land, the obligation is intended to bind myself and make good and suffer(?) a title to the other half which for the above reasons I cannot lawfully make at this time,  that being done the above obligation herein is void otherwise will remain in full force and virtue done the day and year above written, but it is hereby understood that if ever the heirs of Sherman obtain the half of the lands described above I am not to be accountable for the loss to the said McCreless.  Signed Isaac Lindsey.  Witnesses: John Gould, J. S. McKibbin. Recorded 13 Sept. 1813.

In 1815, Isaac and Esther Lindsey Sherman were sued by Hugh Patterson (representing G. Shaw and Co.), over debts that Simon T. Sherman had accrued.  Source: Some South Carolina Genealogical Records, compiled by Janie Revill. Southern Historical Press: Easley, SC. 1986.  Revill lists Laurens Co., SC Equity Court 1815, #13 as her source.

It appears that Isaac and Esther had moved to Twiggs Co., GA by 1816.  In April of that year, some land belonging to Isaac Lindsey was sold to pay off a debt:

"On the first Tuesday in May next, will be sold at Marion in the county of Twiggs...the following property, to wit: 101 1/4 acres of land...the northeast half of lot no. 52, in the 26th district, being the half where Isaac and Jared Lindsey live--taken as the property of Isaac Lindsey to satisfy John Malone"...

Source: Genealogical Abstracts from the Georgia Journal (Milledgeville) Newspaper, 1809-1840, abstracted and compiled by Fred R. Hartz and Emilie K. Hartz. Gwendolyn Press: Vidalia, GA. 1990-1994.  Volume 1, page 538.  FHL call number:  975.8 D2gj v. 1.  Page 538 lists items from the April 17, 1816 issue.

Other issues of the same publication reveal that Isaac's brothers Charles and Jacob Lindsey were also in Twiggs Co. at this time.  See the information about them on this page for more details.

In 1818, Isaac Lindsey appeared on a tax list in Twiggs County, along with Charles, Jared, Gold(?), and Thomas Lindsey. Source:Twiggs County, GA 1818 Tax Receiver Tax Digest (LDS film # 159185).  The same year, Isaac Lindsey served as a Justice of the Peace in Twiggs County, in Captain Jefferson's District #356. Source:Twiggs County, Georgia GenWeb site (accessed on 3-24-2012).

Isaac was still in Twiggs Co. in 1820, when he won land in the Georgia land lottery (Clickhere for the source). Also in 1820, Isaac Lindsey had two slaves taken to satisfy a debt he owed. A slave was taken from Jarrard Lindsey the same day.  Source: Genealogical Abstracts from the Georgia Journal (Milledgeville) Newspaper, 1809-1840, abstracted and compiled by Fred R. Hartz and Emilie K. Hartz. Gwendolyn Press: Vidalia, GA. 1990-1994.  Volume 2, page 439.  FHL call number:  975.8 D2gj v. 2.  Page 439 lists items from the August 1, 1820 issue.

It is uncertain how long Isaac Lindsey remained in Georgia.  By 1835, he was in Texas.  Isaac and Esther were enumerated on the 1835 census for Sabine Co., TX.  Isaac was shown as being age 49, and Esther (spelled Easter) was listed as age 51.  They had a daughter named Rosalie, age 15.  Some other information indicates that Isaac and Esther were in San Augustine Co. in the mid 1820's.

Isaac and Esther Lindsey were enumerated on the 1850 and 1860 censuses for San Augustine Co., TX.  In 1850, they had a ten-year-old named Jesse Davis living with them, who was probably a grandson.  Living next door was Rosale Quinn, age 30, who was married to Green B. Quinn.  Rosale and Green had children named Esther, Isaac, and Thomas. Rosale Quinn was likely the daughter of Isaac and Esther Lindsey, listed as Rosalie on the 1835 Sabine Co. census.  The 1850 census listed Rosale Quinn as being born in Georgia ca. 1820. 

In 1860, Isaac and Esther had Jesse Davis, age 20, living with them.  They also had Easter and Isaac Quinn in their household, so it seems that Rosalie must have died by this time.

Isaac had died by 1870, when Esther appeared as head of household on the San Augustine Co. census.  Her grandchildren, Esther and Isaac Quinn still lived with her, and there was a Jesse Quinn, age 2, in the household.  Living next door was Green B. Quinn, who had remarried and who had several children with his new wife.

It is likely that Isaac and Esther Lindsey had other children in addition to Rosalie. The children may have been grown by the time of the 1835 Sabine Co., TX census.  By then, Isaac and Esther had been married at least twenty years.

 

 
Jared Lindsey

I have not been able to find many records for Jared Lindsey, who was named as an heir in Thomas Lindsey's 1815 estate.  Jared (also spelled Jarrard) Linsey appeared on the 1810 census in Edgefield Co., SC (as did Edward Lindsey).  Jared moved from South Carolina to Twiggs Co., GA.  He appeared in records there as early as 1816, living with his brother, Isaac Lindsey:

"On the first Tuesday in May next, will be sold at Marion in the county of Twiggs...the following property, to wit: 101 1/4 acres of land...the northeast half of lot no. 52, in the 26th district, being the half where Isaac and Jared Lindsey live--taken as the property of Isaac Lindsey to satisfy John Malone"...

Source: Genealogical Abstracts from the Georgia Journal (Milledgeville) Newspaper, 1809-1840, abstracted and compiled by Fred R. Hartz and Emilie K. Hartz. Gwendolyn Press: Vidalia, GA. 1990-1994.  Volume 1, page 538.  FHL call number:  975.8 D2gj v. 1.  Page 538 lists items from the April 17, 1816 issue.

In 1820, a slave belonging to Jarrard Lindsey named Toney was taken to satisfy a judgment against Jarrard in favor of Francis H. Welman.  Welman had brought a suit against Jarrard Lindsey and Thomas Lindsey (Susan Grabek note - who is this Thomas?).

Source: Genealogical Abstracts from the Georgia Journal (Milledgeville) Newspaper, 1809-1840, abstracted and compiled by Fred R. Hartz and Emilie K. Hartz. Gwendolyn Press: Vidalia, GA. 1990-1994.  Volume 2, page 439.  FHL call number:  975.8 D2gj v. 2.  Page 439 lists items from the August 1, 1820 issue.


Jared had purchased the slave, Toney, at the January, 1816 estate sale of his father, Thomas Lindsey.

The image to the left is a portion of the sale bill from the estate sale of the personal property of Thomas Lindsey, Sr.

At this time, it is not known what happened to Jared Lindsey after 1820.  The names of his wife and children, if any, are not known.  An undated note in the probate file of Lydia Lindsey stated that the heirs of Jared Lindsey were living in Alabama. (last page of this PDF file) The same note stated that Charles Lindsey was in Texas, so the note seems to have been from sometime in the early 1830's.

 

Polly Lindsey

Polly Lindsey, born ca. 1772-1774, may have been the oldest child of Thomas and Lydia Lindsey. Polly married her first cousin, George Wells.  George was the son of Abigail Lindsey and Dr. Humphrey Wells.  George and Polly were married by 1794 (see the 1794 deed, below).  A circa 1830 note in Lydia Lindsey's estate file stated that Polly Lindsey Wells was living in Alabama.  Polly later moved to Lauderdale County, Mississippi, where she died on 31 May 1853.  Family information states that George and Polly Lindsey Wells had children named Humphrey (ca. 1796-184?), Thomas (ca. 1799-1862), Samuel (ca. 1799-?), Jack, Jacob (ca. 1800-1850), Sibella, and Keziah (1814-1890).

Records for Polly Lindsey:

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book C. pg. 235.  30 Nov 1794: Thomas Lindsey & Lidda his wife to daughter Polley Wells and her husband George Wells, for love and affection, one negro girl named Betty. Signed Thomas Lindsey, Lyda (X) Lindsey, Witnesses: Michael Gore, Isaac Guilder. Recorded 12 May 1795. (Note by Susan: Betty was listed as 63 years old on the 1850 U. S. slave schedule for Lauderdale County, Mississippi.  Mary Wells was listed as the owner of Betty, and also the owner of a 30 year old female slave. The probate records, below, state the names of the slaves as Betty and Larey/Laurey. Betty would have been 7 years old when she was gifted to Polly and George.)

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book F, pg. 287.  27 July 1803: Jacob King of Newberry District to Thomas Lindsey, James Lindsey, George Wells, and Abigail Wells, all of same district, one negro man slave named Peter about 25 years of age, and one negro woman slave and her children, the woman named Jane about 28 years of age, one negro female child named Mima about 9 years of age, and negro male child named Sam about 7 years of age, one negro man child about five years of age, and the following tracts of land (viz) one tract of land containing 200 acres on Pattersons Creek, a branch of Indian Creek granted to Charles King 23 June 1774, also two tracts on Kings Creek a branch of Enoree River, one of them 200 acres granted to Thomas Morgan, and the other of 200 acres granted to Isaac Palmer, and Jacob King son of said Charles King, has sold the tracts, this mortgage is for payment of money due the Loan office of this State on or before 1 January 1805. Signed Jacob King. Wit: John Lindsey, Humphrey Wells. Recorded 10 March 1804.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book Q-2, pg. 184.  28 March 1817: Whereas in the lifetime of Thomas Lindsey dec’d a certain instrument of writing executed by George Wells to said deceased purporting to be a bill of sale for three negroes…Charlotte a negro woman, Elenor a negro girl, and a negro boy named Drayton…now know ye that we the legatees and heirs of Thomas Lindsey do this day acknowledge to have received full satisfaction the amount mentioned in the said bill of sale and hereby…quit claim the said negroes…In witness where of we have hereunto set our hands and seals.  Signed Jarrard Lindsey, Isaac Lindsey, John Lindsey, Jacob Lindsey, Lydia (X) Lindsey, Alce (X) Lindsey, Charles Lindsey, John Gould.  Witness: James Farnandis.  Recorded 28 Mar. 1817.

Lauderdale County Archives, Meridian, Mississippi, Records of the Probate Court, Document Number 296, Box: 37. 13 June 1853: Thomas Wells seeks to be appointed the administrator of the estate of Mary Wells. The petitioner states that his mother died "leaving a small personal estate consisting of one old negro woman, 1 negro girl some few cattle & hogs, one horse & some little household furniture supposed to be worth about twelve hundred dollars." Wells reports that his mother died in late May 1853. (http://library.uncg.edu/slavery/details.aspx?pid=9299)

Lauderdale County Archives, Meridian, Mississippi, Records of the Probate Court, Document Number 296, Box: 37. 4 Feb. 1855: Samuel Wells states that Mary Wells died on 31 May 1853 leaving to her heirs a personal estate which included two slaves, Betty and Larey, appraised at $60 and $700, respectively. As a legal heir, the petitioner asserts that he is "entitled to distribution thereof of her estate; and he avers that he is ready, and he hereby tenders a refunding bond" to the estate administrator. Wells therefore prays "the court to grant a rule against the said administrator requiring him to distribute the said estate among said heirs." (http://library.uncg.edu/slavery/details.aspx?pid=9379)

Lauderdale County Archives, Meridian, Mississippi, Records of the Probate Court, Document Number 296, Box: 37. 15 Jan. 1855: John G. Gallaspy states "that he has perchased the interest of Samuel Wells and Humphrey Wells in the two following named Negrows (viz) Laurey & Betsy of the estate of Mary Wells." Noting that no distribution has been made "amongst the heirs of said Mary Wells of the above Named negrowes," the petitioner prays "Your Honour to grant an order to Sell Said Negrows by the administrator in order to make an equal distribution amongst the legatees of the Said mary Wells deceased." (http://library.uncg.edu/slavery/details.aspx?pid=9382)
 

Lauderdale County Archives, Meridian, Mississippi, Records of the Probate Court, Document Number 95, Box: 37. 19 May 1856: Thomas Wells seeks appointment as guardian of the children of his brother, the late Jacob Wells. The petitioner states that the children are also entitled to land and money from the estate of Mary Wells. (http://library.uncg.edu/slavery/details.aspx?pid=9429)

For more information about the family of Mary/Polly Lindsey Wells, refer to the following documents:

The author of the hyperlinked article, below, is not stated. It is posted on the Lauderdale County, Mississippi  Department of Archives and History web site.  Click on the Wells file.  http://www.kithandkinofthesouth.org/w.html

The author of the hyperlinked article, below, is Thomas Richard "Dick" Allen (b. 1852).  Dick Allen was a son of John Allen and Keziah Wells (b. 1814). Keziah was the youngest child of George and Polly Lindsey Wells.  Dick Allen included information about the family of George and Polly in the article.  http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/41957695/person/28040179313/mediax/1?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid%7CpgNum

Also, FamilySearch.org has a book titled Spry Genealogy, by Elsie Spry Davis.  Page 280 contains information about Polly Lindsey Wells and her family.  The book can be read online.

 

 

Charity Lindsey

Charity Lindsey, daughter of Thomas and Lydia Lindsey, was born ca. 1785-1790.  She married John Gould, according to John Belton O'Neall, the author of the Annals of Newberry: in two parts (S.C.: Aull & Houseal, 1892).  An excerpt from page 94: "He (John Gould) married Charity Lindsay, the daughter of Thomas Lindsay; he had three children by her, one of whom, the youngest daughter, is, I think, married and living in the Dutch Fork.  His wife died, and is buried in the village graveyard.  After her death, he removed to Georgia, and thence to Louisiana"...
 

Alce Lindsey

Alce Lindsey, daughter of Thomas and Lydia Lindsey, was born ca. 1790-1795.  She was named for her paternal grandmother, Alce Lindsey, wife of John Lindsey, Sr. Alce married Elias Hays ca. 1817.

Newberry Co., SC Deed Book M, pg. 74.  5 Jan. 1818: Lidia Lindsey, for natural love, good will, esteem and affection towards my son in law Elias Hays, at present of Newberry Co., formerly of Georgia,  and for consideration of one dollar, a slave about thirteen named Charlotte.  Signed Liday (X) Lindsey.  Witnesses: Allen Richardson, Isaac King.  Recorded 20 Apr. 1818.

 

Keziah Lindsey

Keziah Lindsey, daughter of Thomas and Lydia Lindsey, was born ca. 1795-1800.  She was a minor when her father died in 1815.  Keziah, who never married, was deceased by 1818.  See Thomas Lindsey's probate record for more information.

 

 

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