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1919 Biography of Rueben T. Lindsay

--- Reuben T. Lindsay, one of Henry County's successful farmers and stock raisers, is a native son of this county.
He was born in a pioneer log cabin in Fields Creek township, November 2, 1861. He is a son of Reuben T. Lindsay and Margaret (Stone) Lindsay. They were the parents of the following children: James D., Sarah J., Reuben T. and John S. W.
Margaret (Stone) Lindsay was a daughter of Solothiel and Jane (Close) Stone, natives of North Carolina, who with their family came to Henry County in 1847. Her father was born in 1786 and died in 1862, and her mother was born in 1796 and died in 1872. They were the parents of the following children: Rebecca, Margaret, Eliza C., D. C., C. L., Minerva, Flavety, John C., Susan S., S. A. and Nancy C. Margaret Stone Lindsay died March 2, 1881, and Reuben T. Lindsay afterwards married her sister, who was the widow of Rev. James Cummings.
Reuben T. Lindsay, Sr., was born April 3, 1827, in Rockingham County, North Carolina, the son of Reuben and Sarah (Walls) Lindsay. His father, Reuben Lindsay, was born in 1778, in Maryland, and with his parents went to Rockingham County, North Carolina, in 1790, where he received his education and became a very influential and prosperous tobacco planter and slave owner. In the War of 1812 he was United States quartermaster, located at Norfolk, Virginia. In 1815 he married Sarah Walls, who was born in Culpeper County, Virginia, in 1790, and shortly after her birth her parents moved to Rockingham County, North Carolina. Reuben Lindsay, Sr., died in 1827, and left his widow with five children, as follow: Joshua, James, Morrison A., Robert and Reuben T.
With her son, Reuben T., the mother came to Tebo township, Henry County, in 1839, and one year later settled in section 10, Fields Creek township. They were the second family to settle in Fields Creek township, Joseph Fields being there only a short time previous to their coming. Mrs. Sarah Lindsay later married William Fewell, and they returned to North Carolina, where she died, in 1865.
R. T. Lindsay, Sr., served in the Civil War and was a member of the 16th Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry. After the war he continued farming and stock raising, and was very successful. He was a Royal Arch Mason, and with his family was a member of the Methodist Church. He was laid to rest in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, and his second wife died at Adair, Oklahoma, in 1903.
Reuben T. Lindsay, whose name introduces this review, was educated in the Fields Creek school, and his education supplemented by attendance at the Clinton Academy and the Fayette, Missouri, College. He has followed farming and stock raising all of his life, spending his early days with his father, and later tilling the same acres as his own. He owns 2,100 acres of land, the most of which is in pasture land for his large herds of cattle and hogs. About 700 acres are farmed, raising the usual crops of wheat, corn and oats. His home is modern and well kept, where all of his friends are welcome to enjoy his hospitality.
In 1887 Mr. Lindsay was united in marriage to Sallie F. Roysten, a daughter of Dr. E. C. and Eliza Drake Roysten. The father is deceased, and the mother lives at Huntingdale, Missouri, at the advanced age of ninety-one years. One daughter, Mrs. J. S. Spangler, has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay. She resides with her parents. Mr. Lindsay is one of Henry County's most progressive citizens, and ranks among the leading citizens of the county. The Lindsay family is truly one of Henry County's pioneer families.

Owner/Source1919 History of Henry Co MO, Uel W. Lamkin, Historical Publishing Co, pg: 878
Linked toReuben Taylor LINDSAY, Sr.; Judge Reuben Taylor LINDSAY, Jr.; Rueben LINDSAY; Salathiel STONE, Jr.

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