Ben, I believe you've got things turned around in this msg.Caleb Lindsey was prob. BORN in Brunswick Co. Va., (where his father William d 1768, leaving a will) and DIED in Chatham Co. NC; wrote his will in Oct 1784 in Chatham Co. NC, which was probated Feb. 1785 Chatham Co. NC Will Book B, p 21-23. Caleb had married Rose or Rosanna Martin.
Caleb's bro. James Wm. Lindsey Sr. married Mary Carlton, a dau of Blake Carlton.This couple moved to Surry Co. NC along with many Carltons, including children of Agatha Lindsey (another child of William d 1768)& John Blake Carlton (children: Mary Carlton md John Durham; John Carlton Jr; Elijah Carlton; Lindsey Carlton; George Carlton and Rebecca Carlton). James Wm. Lindsey Sr. & wife Mary (Carlton) Lindsey then moved to Spartanburg Co. SC/Rutherford Co. NC, where they lived til about 1800.Their sons went on to Christian Co.(became Trigg Co. late 1820) Ky., living on waters of Donelson Creek (proper spelling of "Donaldson" used by some).I've been there and seen their ancient smokehouse shown to me by locals.
Caleb d 1785 had son John b ca 1748 Brunswick Co. Va., d ca 1794 Orange Co. NC, will dated 20 Oct 1793, prob. Feb 1794 Orange Co. NC, Will Bk B, p 275.Md ca 1763 to Mary Robertson (sometimes spelled Robison or Roberson), dau of Athanatious & Cordelia (Phenix) Robertson.John & Mary had children: Cordilla "Dillie" Lindsey b 14 Oct 1764, d 1850 Orange Co. NC, md Henry Edwards; Athanatious Lindsey b 3 Apr 1772 Orange Co. NC, d May 1844 Orange Co. NC, md Sarah Lloyd, dau of Stephen Sr. & Martha (Morris) Lloyd; John Lindsey Jr. who was in Orange Co. NC Oct 1793; Caleb Lindsey b 17 May 1786 Orange Co. NC, d ca 1863 Drew Co. Ark., having md 17 Dec 1807 to Martha Ruth "Patsy" Brewer, dau of Thomas Brewer, whose 1844 will mentions his dau Martha Lindsey. (Caleb b 1786 is on 1850 census Drew Co. Ark.; I believe the E.B. Lindsey b 1811 NC,living nearby is his son, who md Elizabeth Jane Odom, per her obit in New Orleans Advocate 25 Nov 1854, but can't be sure. Does anyone know?)
Caleb Lindsey d 1785 Chatham Co. NC also had, at time his will was written, minor grandchildren by his deceased sons Caleb and William.Another son James was alive when will written.I believe that Caleb Lindsey b 1778 NC, d > 1850 Jackson Co. Ill. and James Lindsey b 1770 NC, d 1842 Edmonson Co. Ky., are grandsons of Caleb Lindsey d 1785.
Caleb b 1778 d 1850 had many children b Ky (including Caleb b 1817), of whom I have record; most went to Ill. also.
James b 1770 d 1842 had children: Wm. M. Lindsey b 1794, d 1877; Hayton b 1795 d 1869; Eliz. b 1799, Richard b 1801; Rev. James W. b 1804, d 1821 Barren Co. Ky [who had 13 children]; John Wm. b 1808 Rutherford Co. NC; Caleb b 1810 Surry Co. NC, d 1829 Edmonson Co. Ky; Robertson Lindsey b 1811 Yadkin Co. NC; MARTIN b 1813 Yadkin Co NC d 1865 Marshall Co. Ky; Thomas b 1815 Edmonson co. Ky; Abednego Lindsey b 1816 Edmonson co. Ky; Reubin b 1818; ROSANNAH b 1819; Frances b 1821; Margaret b 1823, Sarah b 1831, Mary b 1831 (twin?), David b 1834.[Note given names of Martin & Rosannah passed on -- grandmother was Rosannah (Martin) Lindsey, as well as given name "Robertson."]
Also believe Caleb d 1785 was born far sooner than 1732, for it appears to me in 1738 he is doing road work in Spots. Co. Va. (order books) with his father William Lindsey.(Per extensive records also found by Wm. Lindsey formerly of Little Rock, now of Port Orange, FL.; he has done acutely analytical research of this group/area, and we agree...)
I would caution those reading will of Caleb d 1785 Chatham Co. NC to read carefully; it is NOT stated that "Mary" mentioned as living on 138 acres is in fact the wife of James, only that she is a "daughter-in-law" and that son James is to have this 138 acres and is to pay 40 lbs., which is to be divided equally among surviving children of Caleb's deceased son William.Seems to imply, rather, that Mary is widow of deceased son William. (?)
Also appears that son James mentioned in will of Caleb d 1785 was Rev. James A. (Adam, Alford, Alfred?) Lindsey b ca 1754 who had 450 acres surveyed for him in 1779 in Chatham Co. NC; he md Delilah (Hodgson) Brewer, a widow; they moved to Christian Co. Ky in 1806 and he md 2) before 1825 to Eleanor Lindsey (although one genealogist names 2nd wife as Sarah Rea, I don't think this is accurate..).His will proven Feb 1838 Trigg Co. Ky., Will Bk B, p 143 and will mentions wife Eleanor.
This Rev. James A. Lindsey had sons: Judge John William Lindsey b 1788 Chatham Co. NC, d 1840 Benton Co. Mo; James Alfred Lindsey b 1793 Chatham Co. NC, d age 80 in 1873, md 1814 Christian Co. Ky. to Jean Scott and is on 1870 census of Tazewell Co. Ill. in household of widowed dau. Eliz. Neville; Sackfield Stanford Lindsey b 1797 md Mary Northington 4 Feb 1825 Trigg Co. Ky.(I've mentioned only the sons here.)
Note:Back to Thomas Brewer, who was son of Sackfield Brewer, whose 1810 will (prob. 1813) in Orange Co. NC mentions granddau Patsey Lindsey and son Thomas Brewer; an "A. Stanford" witnesses the will.Surely the "Sackfield" and "Stanford" names originate hereby.
There are in Ky. actually two men named Sackfield Stanford Lindsey -- the one mentioned above and one b 19 Feb 1824 Callaway Co. Ky., son of Judge John William Lindsey.
Incidentally, this Sackfield Stanford Lindsey b 1797 apparently had granddau "Quintella" Lindsey b 1862 Ky, appearing on 1880 Trigg Co. Ky. census."Quintella" is a very unusual name, but one that appears in my Lindsey family also; my great Aunt Quintella Lindsey b 1885 Indian Terr. to Selden T. Lindsey, my great grandfather. My Lindseys left Trigg Co. area about 1820.Does anyone know etiology of this name?
Perhaps these clues will help place some of the Lindseys apparently being sought...., although I've mentioned only males for the most part ...unfortunately I know nothing more about the John Lindsey who was in Orange Co. NC 1793, mentioned in will of his father John d 1794 Orange Co. NC. Wish someone could i.d. him further.
Gloria Reck, Diamond Bar, CA7/21/07