The LINDSEY Legacy

William Dother/David Lindsey
Information and Photo from Bill Cunningham

William David and Syntha Ann (Blankenship) Lindsey with children Troy, Chester A. and Josie Lindsey
(children not in photo are Lessie, Effie, Nevia)
Photo taken on Lindsey Cemetery Road

Nevia Lindsey married J. Edwin Laster Feb 4, 1914; no children

Lessie Lindsey (born Dec 31, 1894, died Dec 15, 1918 accidental death) married Henry D. Little; left behind four year old boy Llawwellyn (called Law William)

Chester Lindsey (born Jan 31, 1900, died Nov 27, 1920) never married, no children.

Troy Lindsey married Tressie ?, Three children William, Raymond, and Shirley

Josie Lindsey married Joe Milt Phillips; Four children, Mary Dee, George William (Bill), Pauline, and Madeline

Effie Lindsey married Alf Phillips (Joe Milt's brother?)(child Gertrue?)

Anna Belle (AB on grave marker) Lindsey, died at 1 month.

William Dother Lindsey, died a few days over one year.

One-room school not far from Lindsey Home
Josie Lindsey (back row, 4th from left) --- Effie Lindsey (back row on 1st on right);
Lessie Lindsey (3rd row from front, 1st on right) --- Nevia Lindsey (front row kneeling, 6th from left)

Lineage of this Lindsey Family

William Lindsey b 1777 Queen Anne County Maryland - died in Henderson Co TN
Jeremiah Lindsey b 1807 married Rachel (Hancock)
Jeremiah Lindsey b 6 Apr 1831 m Mary Elender (Lingo)
William David/Dother Lindsey b 1857 m Syntha Ann (Blankenship)
Josie Lindsey b 1886 married Joe Milt Phillips
Mary Dee Phillips m Joseph Cunningham
Bill Cunningham Website

Lineage of this Lindsey Family

EDWARD LINDSEY married to Nancy

JOHN LINDSEY son of Edward & Nancy was married to Amanda J. (two children listed on the 1900 census - William W. Lindsey 4 May 1875 and Martha A. Lindsey Jan 1884

WILLIAM W. "Bill" LINDSEY 4 May 1875 married to Nora Lee (Woods) b 18 May 1886
Children: Willie Warner, Eliza Ann, Marshall Dock, Mary Elizabeth. Florence May, Jesse William, Ada Pearl

When Mr. William "Bill" Lindsey passed away in 1921, it left his wife, Nora (Wood) Lindsey, alone to take care of seven children. This picture of the family was taken in 1923-1924. Pictured here is Willie Warner, Eliza Ann, Marshal Dock, Mary Elizabeth, Florence May, Jessie William, Ada Pearl and Nora Lee. Mrs. Nora had a hard way to go, trying to take care of all us kids but the good people of Lexington and Henderson County were so good and helpful, said daughter Mary Elizabeth Butts. She remembers Mr. Will, Mrs. Myrtle and Pinkie Parker, who would bring loads of material from their dry goods store so the children could have clothes made. Neighbors helped get the crops planted in the spring without charge. Mary Elizabeth and Willie are the only surviving children.

This article and photo from the Lexington Progress date unknown.
Nora Lee (Wood) Lindsey remarried to George Stephens. Bill Lindsey is buried at Lindsey Cemetery with a homemade headstone which lists his name as well as Nora's. (B.W. Lindsey 4 May 1875 - 9 May 1921 / Nora Lee Woods Lindsey 18 May 1886) At one time there was a temporary marker indicating she had died October 11 age 78 years 6 months. Bill W. Lindsey is listed on the 1900 Census as William W. Lindsey the son of John H. & Amanda J. Lindsey.