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David Lindsay, A Revolutionary War Soldier

David Lindsay Historical Cemetery Site

By Bobby Joe Seales

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[usflag-betsyclr] David Lindsay, often spelled Lindsey, served as a Private with the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th Regiments, Virginia Continental Lines. On April 2, 1784 he received 100 acres in a Land Bounty Warrant granted by Virginia for military services in the "War for Independence."  He and his family were in Shelby County Alabama as early as the 1820 census. David Lindsay, 1750-1835, and his wife, Mary Casey Lindsay, 1750-1847, are buried in the David Lindsay Historical Cemetery Site, along Shelby County Highway 17, south of Helena, Shelby County, Alabama. On June 19, 2017 "David Lindsay Historical Cemetery Site" was favorably reviewed and listed on the "Alabama Historic Cemetery Register" with The Alabama Historical Commission. They are my great-great-great-great-grandparents.

[usflag-betsyclr] For the past several years the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Society Sons of the American Revolution did not accept David Lindsay's Revolutionary War service. However, in a letter dated April 25, 2007 from the Office of the National Society D.A.R. Historian General, addressed to the David Lindsay Chapter D.A.R., "After years of research, and with great assistance from your chapter, the Genealogy Department within the Office of the Registrar General has been able to approve and verify David Lindsay's Revolutionary War service."   Click here for digitalized copies of the Shelby County Alabama David Lindsey Estate Papers.

[usflag-betsyclr] Their daughter, Rebecca Lindsay, my great-great-great-grandmother, born November 17, 1794 in Tennessee, died July 12, 1871 in Shelby County Alabama, married in Madison County Alabama on July 30, 1816 to David Fulton, born August 20, 1795 in North Carolina, died 1875 in Shelby County Alabama. They are buried in Elliottsville Cemetery in Shelby County Alabama. Other children of David and Mary Lindsay were (1) Thomas Lindsay, (2) Rachel Lindsay, married William Lovelady, (3) Hulda Lindsay, married Richard Crowson, (4) John "Jack" Lindsay, (5) Lydia Lindsay, first married Isaac Skillman, second marriage to John Canterbury, (6) Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" Lindsay, married Joseph Hail, also spelled "Hale" and "Hayle", (7) Elijah Lindsay, (8) David Lindsay, (9) Mary Lindsay, married Patrick Smith, (10) Joseph Lindsay, and (11) James Lindsay.

[usflag-betsyclr] As noted in "The David Lindsay Family of Alabama - The First Three Generations", written by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Montevallo, Shelby County, Alabama, December 14, 1953, one of the daughters of David and Rebecca Fulton was Martha J. Fulton, my great-great-grandmother, born 1826 in Alabama, married in Shelby County Alabama on October 31, 1844 to Thomas Essman, born about 1820 in Tennessee. They are buried in Elliottsville Cemetery in Shelby County Alabama.

[usflag-betsyclr] The first born of Thomas and Martha J. Essman was Rebecca Essman, my great-grandmother, born 1846 in Shelby County Alabama, died 1888 in Shelby County Alabama, married in Shelby County Alabama, as recorded in Shelby County Alabama and indicated in The Montevallo Star, Volume 1, Number 27, dated Tuesday, December 4, 1866,  "Married. On Cahaba River by M.S. Wilson, Esq., on Thursday, 28th of November, Mr. F.M. Stamps to Miss Rebecca Esman, all of this county."  Francis Marion Stamps, born February 27, 1843 in Alabama, died July 12, 1878 in Shelby County Alabama. His parents were Miles Stamps and Amanda Jane Horton, the daughter of Jonathan J. Horton and granddaughter of Revolutionary War Soldier from South Carolina, John Horton. Francis Marion Stamps and Rebecca Stamps are buried in Elliottsville Cemetery in Shelby County Alabama.

[usflag-betsyclr] Martha Jane Stamps, the first born of Francis Marion and Rebecca Stamps, was my grandmother, born March 18, 1869 in Shelby County Alabama, died July 17, 1936 in Shelby County Alabama, married in Shelby County Alabama on December 7, 1882 to James Massey, born December 8, 1859 in Tennessee, died February 8, 1937 in Shelby County Alabama. They are buried in Elliottsville Cemetery in Shelby County Alabama. Their children, all born in Shelby County Alabama, were (1) Francis M. "Frank" Massey, born July 15, 1884, died March 19, 1952 in Shelby County Alabama. (2) Hugh Washington Massey, born February 19, 1888, died September 12, 1967 in Shelby County Alabama. (3) Azalee "Lee" Massey, born about May 1887, died about 1913 in Marshall County Alabama. Her last marriage was in Shelby County Alabama on July 18, 1911 to John W. Williams. Her first marriage on April 7, 1904 in Shelby County Alabama was to Rufus Franklin Hale, born July 24, 1862 in Alabama, died February 19, 1910 in Shelby County Alabama. He and his mother, Polly Ann Hale, are buried in Elliottsville Cemetery in Shelby County Alabama. His great-grandmother was Elizabeth Lindsay that married Joseph Hale, and was also a daughter of David Lindsay and Mary Casey. (4) Robert Lee Edward "Bob" Massey, a Baptist Minister, born July 3, 1891, died October 30, 1959 in Jefferson County Alabama. (5) Ida Alice Massey, born May 20, 1893, died March 11, 1960 in Shelby County Alabama, married on April 12, 1914 in Shelby County Alabama to Charles Albert Emery. (6) Ada Grace Massey, born August 20, 1894, died March 6, 1917 in Shelby County Alabama, married in Shelby County Alabama on April 30, 1916 to James Andrew Jackson "Jim" Barnett. Ada Grace Massey is buried in Elliottsville Cemetery in Shelby County Alabama. (7) Eugene "Boss" Massey, born June 2, 1895, died March 15, 1949 in Shelby County Alabama, married on February 7, 1939 in Shelby County Alabama to Lula Belle (Seale) Carden, a sister to my father. (8) Myrtle Mamie Massey, born May 20, 1898, died November 10, 1946 in Jefferson County Alabama, married on April 13, 1919 in Shelby County Alabama to Lucius Grover Brantley. His parents were Levi Gaines "Lee" Brantley and Ann Elizabeth Rutherford. They are buried in Elliottsville Cemetery in Shelby County Alabama. (9) James Smith "Jim" Massey, born March 15, 1903, died April 5, 1977 in Shelby County Alabama. (10) Mattie Martha Jane Massey, born May 25, 1907, died December 2, 1993 in Shelby County Alabama, married George Washington Stagner in Shelby County Alabama on March 19, 1927. (11) Naomi Massey, my mother, born October 27, 1908, died March 8, 1985 in Shelby County Alabama, married in Shelby County Alabama on May 14, 1927 to Charles Audry "Charlie" Seales. They are buried in Elliottsville Cemetery in Shelby County Alabama. (12) Charles "Charley" Massey, born and died in infancy between 1900 and 1910, as indicated in the April 23, 1910 Shelby County Alabama census records. He is buried in Elliottsville Cemetery in Shelby County Alabama next to his father, James Massey, however, there is no grave marker.

[usflag-betsyclr] Naomi Massey, my mother, married in Shelby County Alabama on May 14, 1927 to Charles Audry "Charlie" Seales, born March 11, 1899 in Shelby County Alabama, died February 17, 1986 in Shelby County Alabama. His parents were John Ford Seale and Mary Ann Cabaniss. Herod Seale, grandfather to John Ford Seale, second marriage in 1835, which later resulted in a divorce in 1840 in Shelby County Alabama, was to Sarah (Hale) Elliott, the widow of Amos Elliott, Jr.. After the divorce she resumed the name "Elliott". She was the sister to William B. Hale, who was the grandfather to Rufus Franklin Hale that married Azalee "Lee" Massey. Sarah Hale was the daughter of Joseph Hale and Mary Elizabeth Lindsay, daughter of David Lindsay and Mary Casey.

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