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Martha Ann Wallace Lindley
Birth: Nov. 3, 1810, Ireland
Death: Sep. 26, 1891
Lauderdale County
Mississippi, USA

♥ Wife of Ammon H Lindley (1803-1861). Probably married ca 1832 or prior in Indiana.

Ref: 1850 Federal Census, Lauderdale Co., MS, Lindley, Ammon
Research: Sherlocks Cousin

FOURTH CHILD, Samira's, headstone has her birth as 1844; however, the 1850 Census lists her birth as being ca 1846 in Mississippi, two years years younger than Peter, born in Alabama.

According to the census cited above, Martha and Ammon were in Indiana by ca 1834, the birth of their first and were still there at the birth of their second daughter. They were in Alabama at the birth of their third child born ca 1843. By ca 1846, birth of their fourth child, Martha and Ammon were in Mississippi.

After Ammon H Lindley's death, the Union confiscated all/most of what little Martha had from the widow's portion of the "estate" and left her destitute.
1888 A claim for recovery of loss was filed by Ammon Francisco Lindley on behalf of his mother
1906 (by which time Martha had passed away) An inquiry by the Committee on War of the US House of Representatives determined that the claim was legitimate.
1908 Then claim was brought to a hearing before the US Court of Claims. It found that 1) the claim had merit and 2) the widow, Martha W. Lindley, had never been paid what was determined to be a reasonable worth: $320 - The findings of the Court of Claims is headed, "Ammon F. Lindley, administrator. Letter from the Assistant Clerk of the Court of Claims transmitting a copy of the findings filed by the court in the case of Ammon F. Lindley, administrator of Martha W. Lindley, deceased, against the United States." The entire passage (3 pages) is stored at the National Archives.
1915 - The 63rd Congress, 3rd Session, awarded "To Ammon F. Lindley, administrator of the estate of Martha W. Lindley, deceased, of Lauderdale County, $320. NOTE: By the time the award was made by Congress, Ammon F. Lindley, son, had passed away, too.
Research: BGLM, g g granddaughter, June, 2013

Martha is found in the 1880 census:
Martha W Linley/widow Self F 70 Ireland
Mattie Bishop Granddaughter F 22 Mississippi, United States
Joseph Loveless Other M 30 Alabama, United States
Jane Loveless Other F 25 Georgia, United States
~ Federal Census Lauderdale Co, MS
Family links: 
  Ammon H. Lindley (1803 - 1864)
  Sarah E Lindley Bishop (1834 - 1868)*
  Martha Mariah Lindley Gillespie (1835 - 1896)*
  Peter Mckinzie Lindley (1843 - ____)*
  Samaria Ann Lindley Sumner (1844 - 1906)*
  Ammon "Francisco" Lindley (1849 - 1911)*
*Calculated relationship
McLemore Cemetery
Lauderdale County
Mississippi, USA
Maintained by: MHS
Originally Created by: DeeDee
Record added: Apr 05, 2008
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Martha Ann <i>Wallace</i> Lindley
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Martha Ann <i>Wallace</i> Lindley
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- Mike & Kay
 Added: Sep. 7, 2015
from g-g-granddaughters of Ammon H. & Martha A. Wallace Lindley via Ammon Francisco & Laura Lindley, via Frank & Cynthia Catherine Lindley, via R V & Bettie Lindley (our parents)
- John Dell, Bettie Gail, & Nancy
 Added: May. 7, 2013
For Billie's 2d G-Grandmother; rest in peace
- Sherlocks Cousin
 Added: Feb. 2, 2013
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