The Lindsays of America: A Genealogical Narrative and Family Record


The Lindsays of America: A Genealogical Narrative and Family Record, Beginning with the Family of the Earliest Settler in the Mother State, Virginia, and Including in an Appendix all the Lindsays of America - Margaret Isabella Lindsay. This excellent family history begins with a discussion of the early Lindsay ancestors in Scotland, including a chart going back to the Baron Baldric de Limesay in the year 1086. The Lindsay forefather in Virginia was Reverend David Lindsay of Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, who came to the colony before 1655. The line is traced mostly through his grandson, Opie Lindsay. This book contains some family inventories as well as interesting stories of emigration, Revolutionary War service, character and appearance, and names of children and spouses spanning nearly eight generations. The Appendix actually comprises more than half of the book, providing the reader with a wealth of information on Lindsays in other parts of Virginia, New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas, and Nebraska. It also lists: places in the U.S. called Lindsay; postmasters of the Mane of Lindsay, in 1855; Lindsay grantees in Virginia from 1657 to 1766; Robert Lindsay of James Island, Virginia, 1623; and ninety variations in the spelling of the name. The book includes the Lindsay Coat of Arms and charts of the De Toeny ancestry, the Spottswood family, the Fairfax and Robertson families, and the descendants of Christiana de Lindsay. A great find for early Virginia family researchers! (1889), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, 306 pp.

ISBN: 9780788421983