Name: John LINDESMITH
Birth: AUG 1781 in Berlin, Somerset Co, PA
Death: 24 JUN 1830 in Dungannon, Columbiana Co, OH
Burial: Trinity Reformed Church Cem, Lisbon, Columbiana Co, OH
Change Date: 4 DEC 2015
John is my gggg-grandfather.
Maybe John C. Lindesmith
The area where he was born was Bedford County until 1795 when it became Somerset County, Pa.
They moved to Ohio in 1807, probably soon after their marriage. All their children were born in Ohio.
He and his brothers, Peter & Daniel served in the War of 1812 and were all musicians and soldiers, carrying their own rifles. John was in Capt. Zimmerman's company, August-October, 1812. John & Peter belonged to the infantry from Columbiana County, Ohio. They were under Gen. Hull's command and were in the campaign through Ohio, Indiana & Michigan, but "for patriotic reasons, were not included in Hull's treacherous surrender. The circumstance was this: several of the bravest officers became aware of Hull's traitorous design, and to escape being surrendered, they reported that Indians were scalping citizens of a certain place, and volunteered with a number of picked men to go to their rescue, and thus escaped falling into the hand of Gen. Brock, the British commander." [from: History of the Upper Ohio Valley, Columbiana Co, pub 1891]
He & brother Peter were on a list of voters in an election April 1, 1816, Hanover twp.
He was on the 1820 census in Hanover Twp, Columbiana Co, OH (p 078)
John Lindesmith and Samuel Crissinger built the first houses in the village of Dungannon, which "were nothing but shanties" [from History of Columbiana co, OH, 1879, p162]
John's occupation was farming and shoemaking. He and Anna lived on the south side of Dungannon (where their grandson, Thomas C. Lindesmith, later lived).
Anna died Feb. 14, 1824 at the age of 40, leaving 8 children from infancy to age 16. John died 6 years later, June 24, 1830, aged 48, on his farm near Dungannon, Ohio; buried in the Trinity churchyard cemetery.
*Find A Grave Memorial# 23405073
Father: Johan? Joseph LINDESMITH b: 19 MAR 1751 in Hassloch, Rheinland-Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany
Mother: Anna "Nancy" BAUMAN? b: 21 FEB 1752 in Philadelphia, PA
Anna Mary BOYER b: 27 MAY 1783
in PA, Prob Berlin, Somerset Co.
- Salome J. "Sally" LINDESMITH b: 20 DEC 1807 in Columbiana Co, Oh
- Susanna S. LINDESMITH b: 19 MAY 1810 in Columbiana Co, Oh
- Joseph LINDESMITH b: 26 FEB 1812 in Dungannon, Columbiana Co, Oh
- Mary J. "Polly" LINDESMITH b: 2 JUL 1814 in Columbiana Co, Oh
- Francis John LINDESMITH b: 3 JUN 1816 in Columbiana Co, OH
- Delila J. LINDESMITH b: 26 SEP 1818 in Columbiana Co, Oh
- Anna "Nancy" LINDESMITH b: 2 APR 1821 in Chambersburg, Columbiana Co, Oh
- Catherine LINDESMITH b: 13 DEC 1822 in Columbiana Co, Oh
- Infant LINDESMITH