I have been trying to locate this will for quite a while and here is what I found in a book of wills from Wilson County, TN.
"CALEB LINDSEY Non cupative Will.16 January 1815. I will that wages and my mare, bridle and saddle, if circumstances will admit, be sent home. Heirs: brother Sylvanus Lyndsey [Another quotation I have seen from this will had "Sylvearves" which looks more authentic, probably what the witnesses heard, and which I take to possibly be "Sylvester"]; the balance to be divided between my brothers and Sisters.Any cattle at home to remain for use of my Father's family. Witnesses: Levi Howell, Malicha Howell."
"Recorded 18 August 1815 (P.54 [of Will Book])"
This will was a verbal will spoken by the dying Caleb Lindsey to the two witnesses, Levi and Malichi Howell. I looked up Levi and Malicha (Malachai?) Howell in the same books I was examining, and found them to be long-time residents of Wilson County, TN who bought land there with a brohter in June of 1812, and were probably sons of an Edward Howell who died in 1849. They most likely returned from the War of 1812 in mid-1815 and "filed" this verbal will at their own courthouse in Lebanon, TN for probate, wanting to do the right thing for their fallen comrade.
My first thought is that CALEB might be another son of John L. Lindsey of Wayne County, TN who had a son (b. ca. 1792) named Sylvester. This family is DNA Group #8. I cannot prove this, but other John L. Lindsey researchers have assigned this Caleb to that line. Any thoughts, friends?