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  • ID: I4014
  • _UID: 5027FCAD14E04129A6672A75458D39386D10
  • Name: William LINDSEY
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1806 in Ohio
  • Death: 25 MAR 1887 in Clarinda, Page Co, Iowa
  • Note:

    In 1880 his son, Nathan, lists his father as born in Indiana.

    On July 26, 1826 William signed a petition in Adams Co., Ill. (probably at Quincy) along with Solomon Greer, Martin & Henry Willard.
    He married Jan 22, 1829, Cape Girardeau Co, Mo to Christiana Greer, by George Henderson, J.P. (Book A-42).

    1830 he & family were in Cape Girardeau Co, MO (p459) near his father and some siblings:
    William Lindsay (20-29)
    wife (20-29)
    son (5-9 James)
    son (0-4 Nathan) - page 452

    He seems to have lived across the Mississippi River from Cape Girardeau Co, Mo. in Alexander Co, IL. His son Nathan was born in Alexander Co. in 1832, as was Nathan's cousin, Ephriam Greer, also b 1832. So William's sister Ann and her husband Solomon Greer must have moved over to Alexander Co, IL with them.

    Both these couples (William's family and his sister Ann's family) are in Alexander County, IL and then move at the same time to Jo Daviess Co, IL about 1840. Henry Willard Jr. (brother-in-law of William's sister, Mary Lindsey Willard) was in Jo Daviess Co, Il in 1830 (maybe by 1827). William Lindsey, Solomon Greer and Henry Willard were long-time friends and had known each other from at least 1821 when Martin Willard married Mary Lindsey in Cape Girardeau, MO -- maybe even from 1820 Harrison Co, Indiana.

    In 1840 William would have been 32-35 years old. There are 2 Williams in the census, one in Cape Girardeau Co, MO and one in Jo Davis Co, IL. The one in MO seems to be too young and unmarried. William would have had 5-6 children by 1840.

    1840 Cape Girardeau Co, MO, Byrd twp, p 246:
    Linsey, Wm. - 20-30 (living alone)
    (There were no other Lindseys or Greers or Willards in Cape Girardeau in 1840)
    Cape Girardeau Co Deed book, a piece of land was sold Aug 23, 1837 with the note that it is the land where "Linsday lives". He was not the buyer or the seller, so maybe he was a squatter. Or more likely, people often called a place by the former owner?s name.
    William Lindsay witnessed a deed in Cape Girardeau County Jan 3, 1840.

    1840 mining census, JoDavis Co, IL -373 EFork - Linsey, William 3200011-100001
    man (30-40 & 40-50)
    woman (30-40)
    2 boys 5-10 (James 9, Nathan 8)
    3 boys 0-5 (Benjamin 6, boy 4, Jasper 2)
    1 girl 0-5 (Mary 1)

    There is a marriage for John Lindsey to Mary Jane Patterson 9/26/1850 (Jo Daviess Co, IL?) who might be the other son.

    Christiana died in 1841 with the birth of her 7th child, and Wm Lindsey married a widow, Francis Hammond April 23, 1844. This seems to have caused the break-up of his family as his children were all farmed out to relatives. In the 1850 census, his children are listed with different relatives' families, but are also listed with him in Iowa. Perhaps he left his children in Jo Daviess Co, IL until he had settled in Clayton Co, Iowa, and then sent for them.

    William is not in the 1850 Jo Daviess census but most of his children are, living with other families including the family of their uncle Solomon "Grier" (Greer) and of Henry Willard (brother of their Uncle Martin Willard).
    Jasper Lindsay 12 and Mary A Lindsay 12 were living with the family of Francis Tristy.
    Mary A. Lindsey 11 was living with the family of Henry Willard.
    James Lindsey 19 is living with Joseph Forbes.
    Margaret was living with her uncle & her aunt, Solomon & Ann (Lindsey) Greer.
    Benjamin Lindsay 14 living with Adommin (Adroniram?) Gossin?
    Nathan moved to Iowa with his father.

    William was in Volga, Clayton Co, Iowa with his 2nd wife, Frances (Tandy Hammond). Elizabeth, Jo Daviess IL is only about 60 or so miles from Volga, Clayton, IA. 

    1850 Volga, Clayton Co, IA:
    William Lindsey 42 OH
    Fanny Lindsey 42 IA
    James 18 IL
    Nathan 17 IL
    Benjamin 13 IL
    Joseph 11 IL
    Mary A 11 IL (twins)
    Margaret 9 IL
    Mary E Hammond 13 IA (Frances' daugh)

    William and son Nathan moved to Iowa. There is a William Lindsey in Henry Co in 1860 as well as some Greers.
    Son Benjamin is still in Jo Daviess Co, IL in 1860, but there are no other Lindseys there.
    Son Jasper moved to Washington state and died there.

    1860 Volga, Clayton, IA:
    Wm Lindsey 54 OH
    Frances 49 KY
    John 26 IN (This should prob be Hammond, son of Frances, see 1880 census below)
    John W Hammond 5? IA (these must have been grandchildren of Frances')
    Mary Hammond 4? IA
    Frances Hammond 10/12 IA

    1870 Jo Davies Co, IL census index:
    LINDSAY, Thomas - page 331 [probably not related]

    1870 Volga, Clayton, IA:
    Wm Lindsy 63 OH
    Francis 62 KY
    John W Hammon 15 IA
    Mary Hammon 14 IA
    Francis Hammon 10 IA

    1880 Volga, Clayton Co, Iowa
    Wm Lindsey 73 OH (lists mother's place of birth as Ireland)
    Francis 71 KY
    John Lindsey 24, boarder IA (father's birthplace IN)

    There are no Lindsey deaths in Clayton Co, Iowa records 1880-1913
    No Lindsey marriages 1852-1880

    Because William died in Clarinda, Page CO, having not lived there, it is possible that he died at the State Hospital in Clarinda and possibly buried there. Originally called, ?Clarinda Asylum for the Insane? (orginally only for men), the hospital was started in 1885, but opened in 1888, maybe too late to have had William as an inmate.

    Iowa deaths:
    William Lindsey, male, married, white, age 80
    born 1807 Ohio
    died Mar 25, 1887, Independence, Iowa
    buried Mar 26, Independence, IA

    not sure how any of these connect to William Lindsey?s family, if they do.

    Clarinda Cemetery, Page Co, Iowa -
    W.A. Lindsey, age 51, d 1934
    infant dau of W.A. & E.E., d 1900

    Memory Cemetery, Page Co, Iowa -
    John R. Lindsey, 1859-1931 [John Randolph Lindsey]
    Isadora M. Lindsey, 1867-1956 (same stone as John)
    Willard O. Lindsey, son of J. & M., d1869 (1 year old)
    Elvin Lindsey, son of J. & M., b/d 1871 (age 4)
    Homer X. Lindsey, 1886-1887
    W. Velorious Lindsey (infant) b/d 1892

    obit of Isadora --
    Lindsey, Isadora May Hanshaw - Isadora May Hanshaw, daughter of John W. and Elizabeth Hanshaw, was born in Ashland, Jefferson County, Iowa, May 24, 1867, and died at the home of her son, Forest at Greeley, Colo Feb 29, 1956, at the age of 88 years, nine months and five days.
    She was united in marriage to John Randolph Lindsey Sept 13, 1883. Five children came to gladden their home, two of whom died in infancy. She was also preceded in death by her husband Sept 1, 1931, and a son, John Ambrose, on Nov 15, 1951. Those surviving are one daughter, Fern Ray of Clarinda, Ia, and one son, Forest of Greeley, Colo; two sisters, Mrs H.B. Rowe of St Joseph, Mo, and Mrs C.M. Riley of Green City, Mo; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
    Mrs Lindsey united with the Methodist Church in early youth under the ministry of her father. In September of 1903 she united with the Church of Christ at New Market and remained a devoted member of the church until death. For years she taught a Bible school class and was a faithful worker in the women's organization.
    When money was received from her farm, one tenth was set aside for the Lord's work and was devoted to both Home and Foreign missions. Mrs Lindsey loved the church and was always found in the services until failing health made it impossible for her to be present.
    Services were held March 5 at the Church of Christ in New Market. Rev I.E. Stickelman officiating. Donald Godfrey sang with Opal Brown pianist. By request of the deceased the congregation sang "Sweet Hour of Prayer." Casket bearers were Carl Hughes, R.R. Anderson, Thomas Harris, Everett Godfrey, Merle Harland and Robert Malcom. Interment was in the family lot in Old Memory Cemetery.
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  • Change Date: 13 APR 2017

    Father: Nathan LINDSEY b: ABT 1780
    Mother: ? b: in Ireland

    Marriage 1 Christiana GREER b: 1810 in NC
    • Married: 22 JAN 1829 in Cape Girardeau Co, MO
    1. Has No Children James LINDSEY b: 1831 in Alexander Co, IL
    2. Has Children Nathan LINDSEY b: 28 OCT 1832 in Alexander Co, IL
    3. Has Children Benjamin J. LINDSEY b: 1834 in Jo Daviess Co, IL
    4. Has No Children son (John?) LINDSEY b: ABT 1836
    5. Has Children Jasper Newton LINDSEY b: 4 APR 1838 in Alexander Co, IL
    6. Has Children Mary Ann LINDSEY b: 4 APR 1838 in Alexander Co, IL
    7. Has Children Margaret Zada ?Maggie? LINDSEY b: 18 JUL 1841 in Jo Daviess Co, Illinois

    Marriage 2 Frances TANDY b: 1809 in Kentucky
    • Married: 23 APR 1844 in Jo Daviess Co, IL
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