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1883 Biography of Reuben T. Lindsay



--- R. T. Lindsay, farmer and feeder of cattle, section 10, is one of the pioneers of this county, and was born in Rockingham County, North Carolina, April 3, 1827.
His father, Reuben Lindsay, a native of Maryland, born in 1787, moved with his parents to Rockingham County, North Carolina, when three years old, and was there reared and educated, later in life becoming an extensive planter and speculator in tobacco. He married Miss Sarah Walls in 1815, she being a native of Culpeper County, Virginia, born in 1790. After this event they settled in North Carolina. To them were born five children: Joshua, James, Morrison A., Robert and R. T The senior Lindsay, who had served as quartermaster at Norfolk, Virginia, during the war of 1812, died in 1827, and his widow, with the family, came to Henry County, Missouri, settling where R. T. now resides. She was married a second time in 1844 to William Fewell and subsequently returned to North Carolina where she died in April, 1865.
The subject of this sketch is the only child of the family, now living. He took up his permanent location in this county in 1839, and until the spring of 1840 lived in Tebo Township, at that time moving to his present residence. He was the second settler in Fields Creek Township, Joseph Fields having preceded him only a short time.
He was married April 28, 1856, to Miss Margaret C. Stone, a native of Stokes County, North Carolina, born January 16, 1825, and a daughter of Salathiel and Jane (Close) Stone. Her father was born in Davidson County, North Carolina, in 1786, and died in 1862, while her mother, originally of Stokes County, was born in 1796, and died in 1872. They were married in 1811 and in 1847 came to Henry County, Missouri. They had a family of twelve children: Rebecca, Margaret, Eliza, C. D. C., C. L., Minerva, Flavety, John C., Susan, S. A., Nancy C. and Jesse T.
After his marriage Mr. Lindsay and his wife settled in this township where Mrs. L. died March 2, 1881, leaving four children: James D., born November 7, 1857; Sarah J., born June 5, 1859; Reuben T., born November 2, 1861; and John S. was born October 25, 1866.
Mr. Lindsay's second marriage occurred July 28, 1881, to Mrs. C. A. Cummings, whose maiden name was Stone and a sister of his former wife. Her first husband, Rev. James Cummings, a native of North Carolina, who was born in 1826, died in this state, leaving two sons living: David S. and James F.; one, Jesse, was deceased. Mrs. Lindsay was born in North Carolina January 3, 1831, and accompanied her parents on their move to Missouri.
During the late war Mr. L. served in the Sixteenth Regiment Missouri Volunteer Infantry. He is a Royal Arch Mason and the family are members of the M. E. Church, South.

Owner/Source1883 History of Henry and St. Clair Counties Missouri , National Historical Co., pg: 682
Linked toReuben Taylor LINDSAY, Sr.; Rueben LINDSAY; Salathiel STONE, Jr.

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