Born: 1771 Virginia

Flourished: Morgan County, Illinois

In 1830, Lindsey married Jane Johnson in Morgan County, Illinois. Two years later, during the Black Hawk War, Lindsey served as captain of a company of mounted volunteer militia from June to August of 1832. He was appointed postmaster for Workman in 1835 until the office was discontinued in 1838; he was then appointed postmaster for the new office, in Everly, from 1838 to 1839. Lindsey was a farmer. In 1850, he was retired and owned nearly $3,000 worth of real estate.

U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Morgan County, IL, 216; RG 28, Records of the Post Office Department, Entry 69: Records of the Bureau of the First Assistant Postmaster General, Records of the Division of Postmasters, Records of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1930, 12B:554, 556, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; Ellen M. Whitney, comp., The Black Hawk War, 1831-1832: Illinois Volunteers, 2 vols., vol. 35 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1970), 1:423; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Morgan County, 15 June 1830, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.