Capt Henry Clay Lindsey

Capt Henry Clay Lindsey

South Carolina, USA
Death 27 Jan 1925 (aged 82)
Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Burial Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Plot Block 3, Lot 84
Memorial ID 61744356 · View Source
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The following information graciously provided by Susan Grabek, a Lindsey family researcher:

Caleb and Eliza Lindsey married about 1839 in either Newberry or Edgefield County. Caleb grew up in the part of Newberry County on the Saluda River just across from Edgefield County. Caleb was enumerated on the 1840 census in Edgefield County. He and his wife had just one son on that census. Caleb appeared in various records in Edgefield County in the 1840's. He was the postmaster of Hamburg in Edgefield County in 1846.

By 1850, Caleb had moved his family to Floyd County, Georgia. They appeared on the 1850 census there. Among the children of Caleb and Eliza (listed as Louisa) was Henry Clay, b. ca 1842.

Caleb died, and Eliza remarried, in 1852, to James Uldrick/Ulrick in Chambers County, Alabama. They had a daughter, Sallie, shortly after marrying. Eliza Ulrick was listed as widowed on the 1860 census for Chambers County. Her sons, Henry, Robert, and Caleb lived with her, along with a daughter, Sallie Ulrick.

By 1870, Eliza had moved to Opelika, Lee County, Alabama. She had changed her name back to Lindsey. She was listed as E. Lindsey on the census, with a daughter named S (Sallie) Lindsey, and a son named C (Caleb) Lindsey. H C Lindsey was listed in a separate household in Opelika.

Eliza died in Lee County in 1895. Before her death, Eliza wrote a will in with she left everything to her daughter, Sallie A. Mutch. There was some litigation over the will by the children of her deceased son, Caleb H. Lindsey. Also listed as a sons of Eliza in her probate record were R H (Robert Harvey) Lindsey of Lee County, and H C (Henry Clay) Lindsey of Waco, Texas. H C wrote several letters to attorneys as part of the probate. One of the letters was on his business letterhead, and it showed he was an attorney in Waco. Caleb Howell Lindsey, b. ca. 1814, was the son of Caleb and Tabitha Goodman Lindsey of Newberry County. Caleb Sr. was born ca. 1770 and he died in 1816, his wife, Tabitha, died in 1818. A William Harmon bought various items at Tabitha's estate sale, so I think that he could have been Eliza's father, but I have not yet found enough information to prove it. There was a Rev. William Harmon who lived in Newberry County, who named a daughter Delilah Lindsey in his will in 1843. Later, when Delilah Harmon Lindsey's brother died in 1876, a newspaper carried an announcement about his probate and Delilah Lindsey was listed as a creditor

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  • Created by: Mary Jo Fellers Fraley
  • Added: 16 Nov 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 61744356
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Henry Clay Lindsey (8 Apr 1842–27 Jan 1925), Find a Grave Memorial no. 61744356, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Mary Jo Fellers Fraley (contributor 47353083) .