James Lindsay

 

   

 

James Lindsay

 


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JAMES LINDSAY, farmer, post- office Utica, Venango Co., Penn., is a son of Robert and Adeline (McDonald) Lindsay. His father was born in Venango County, near Utica, and settled in Mill Creek Township, this county, about 1829 or 1830. He was a member of the Democratic party. He died in 1844, and his widow in 1854. Their family consisted of six children: Finley, was a member of Company B, Eighty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was killed at the battle of Fredericksburg; the living are Samuel M., was wounded at the Second Bull Run; John M., of Franklin, Venango County; Walter B. (with Samuel), dealer in hardware, etc., in Riceville, Crawford County; Ellen, wife of Frank Stranahan, of Kansas, and our subject, who was next to the oldest, and was born on the homestead he now owns, October 24, 1832. His education was gained at the schools of the township and his principal occupation has been farming, although for the past twenty years he has acted as agent for all kinds of agricultural implements, and owing to his enterprise and energy he is counted one of the leading farmers and business men of his section of the county. He is now serving his second term as justice of the peace, and has also acted as school director of the township for a number of years. He is a member of the Sandy Lake Lodge No. 434, of the Masonic fraternity, and of the Stoneboro Agricultural Society. Politically he is a Republican. In 1872 he married Miss Sarah, daughter of Robert Reed, of Mill Creek Township. By this union they have three children: Phemie, T. W. and C. D. His wife and daughter are members of the United Presbyterian Church of North Sandy.

History of Mercer County, 1888, pages 1087-1088
 

                                                         

                      

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