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James Lindsey, Worcester County, appears as a witness for the will of Elisha Johnson in 1770, along with Levi Beachboard and Thomas Sturgis. The names of James and offspring Major, Matthias, and Betty, come together in James' 1798 will in which he leaves to son Matthias land that bounds John Ennis' property, known as "Mill Branch." He directs that the beach land he had bought in 1794 be sold. The land in question was called Partnership Point, which had been patented in 1791 by Thomas Dryden for 153 acres in Snow Hill Dictrict #2, actually on Assateague. James names his daughter Betty as a legatee and leaves to son Major the plantation where James lives. Son Major makes his first appearance in the records of Worcester County in 1798, when he sold to James Bennett, part of "Lock," a tract of 250 acres that had been patented in 1680 by Matthew Scarborough. Fifty-two years earlier (1742), a certain James Lindsey acquired part of the tract--45 acres--from Edmund and Hannah Hough. The time differential would likely make Major a grandson of this James Lindsey. It is much, much earlier, however, when the records show, for the first time, a member of the Lindsey family present in Pitts Creek, namely, in 1663, the date when Nicholas Lindsey buys 300 acres of "Little Town." (One is tempted to speculate that this hamlet, later, after a fire perhaps, led to the name of New Town.) In any event, forty-six years later (1709) part of this tract is conveyed to William Merrill by Ralph and Mary Lindsey of Accomack County. Other records will have to be studied for further clues in organizing these family members and the location of the tracts of land.
The James Lindsey who dies in 1798 is at least a fourth-generation Lindsey. For now, we can trace, with some assurance, the Lindsey family starting with him, his son Matthias, born c 1770, who married NANCY BROWN December 12, 1798, and his grandson, also Matthias, born January 14, 1803, and who appears as Matthias N. on his tombstone in the Lindsey Family Cemetery (Klej Grange), which is on a farm across the road from the Van Redden Farm, in the vicinity of Stockton, MD.
Children of MATTHIAS LINDSEY and NANCY BROWN are:
i. WILLIAM B. LINDSEY, b. 16 Sept 1803; d. 22 Jan 1855.
ii. ELIZABETH LINDSEY.
iv. MATTHIAS N. LINDSEY, b. 14 Jan 1803; d. 20 August 1867.
Generation No. 2
HARRIETT LINDSEY. She married LEVIN H. BRITTINGHAM, son of JOSHUA BRITTINGHAM.
Children of HARRIETT LINDSEY and LEVIN BRITTINGHAM are:
i. JOSHUA M. L. BRITTINGHAM.
ii. WILLIAM L. BRITTINGHAM, b. c 1835.
iii. CHARLOTTE A. BRITTINGHAM, b. c 1836.
iv. SALLY E. BRITTINGHAM.
v. JOHN ROBINS BRITTINGHAM.
MATTHIAS N. LINDSEY was born 14 January 1803 in Maryland, and died 20 August 1867. He married ANNIE M. SLOCUM.
Children of MATTHIAS LINDSEY and ANNIE SLOCUM are:
i. HENRY CLAY LINDSEY, b. c 1833.
ii. THOMAS S. LINDSEY, b. c 1835.
iii.CORA ANN LINDSEY, b. 9 Jan 1840; d. 2 Jan 1862; m. GEORGE W. BISHOP, 15 Feb 1859.
iv. GEORGE WASHINGTON LINDSEY, b. c 1841.
v. JAMES ALFRED LINDSEY, b. c 1848.
Generation No. 3
HENRY CLAY LINDSEY was born c 1833. He married AMANDA TOWNSEND 3 April 1861.
Children of HENRY LINDSEY and AMANDA TOWNSEND are:
i. IRVING LINDSEY, b. c 1862.
ii. MAGGIE LINDSEY, b. c 1866.
iii. FLORENCE LINDSEY, b. c 1868.
iv. BERTIE LINDSEY, b. c 1870.
THOMAS S. LINDSEY was born c 1835. He married MARY T. COLLINS 22 Feb 1859.
Child of THOMAS LINDSEY and MARY COLLINS is:
i. MARY A. LINDSEY, b. c 1860; m. W. D.S. DRUMMOND.