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William Lindsey
Has 500 acres of land in Cheshire township, which is stocked with thirty head of blooded horses, twenty-one head being of the Clydesdale and Norman breed. He has also 430 head of sheep and twenty head of cattle. About 400 acres of his land contain coal, and is located one mile east of Kyger and four miles west of Middleport. The subject of this sketch was born in Warren county, Pennsylvania, May 22, 1828, and came to this county in 1838. His parents are William and Hannah (Lewis0 Lindsey, who also came here in 1838. His father was born July 19, 1793, and his mother March 6, 1798. Their marriage took place December 29, 1825. He had been previously married to Margaret Wilson, September 8, 1814, and whose death occurred October 12, 1825. Mr. Lindsey had a half-brother who was in the late war, a member of the 116th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and he served until the closing battle of the war, when he was killed by a shell, and buried in the cemetery at Richmond, Virginia. A strange fatality of deaths from accident appears in this family history, who were composed of seven members, four full brothers: William, Lewis, Isaiah and Wilson; and three half-brothers: David, James, and Wesley. David was killed by a tree while cutting logs with an Indian, his death occurring about four hours after the accident; James was killed in the army by a shell; Wesley was killed by a bolt in a lath-mill in Indians, and died twenty-four hours after the accident; Wilson was drowned in the Ohio river at Story's run, the body being recovered in three-quarters of an hour afterwards - he was only eleven years of age. Mr. Lindsey is mainly engaged in raising blooded stock, in which he deals quite extensively. His postoffice address is Middleport, Meigs county, Ohio. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]




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