Genealogy From The Long Ago


 Editor's Note: We have recently come across an interesting collection of old clippings dealing with Kentucky family history. Since these clippings are about 100 years old, your editor feels they will be of interest to many of our readers. We will continue this column each month until the supply is gone.


Four Lindsay brothers, Joseph, James, Henry, and William, came to Kentucky in 1779 and settled in Fayette County, Kentucky. Joseph and James aided in building the log house at Lexington. Elizabeth Lindsay, sister of the four brothers, married Col. Patterson, March 29, 1780. A split-bottom chair and an old table made by the Lindsays were in possession of Mrs. Jefferson Patterson, aged daughter-in-law of Col. P., who was living at Dayton, Ohio in 1880. The lands occupied by the Lindsay brothers were in that part of Fayette County now called the Sandersville precinct, lying between Lexington and the Scott and Woodford County lines. Don't know their descendants. They were kin to the Steeles.



Abraham Tucker, formerly of Virginia, late of Illinois, married a Miss Bowles, of Kentucky. Abraham fought in the War of 1812 under the name of his step-father, Hancock, of Virginia; was very young when his father died, and his mother married a Hancock. His father, Tucker, was a Revolutionary soldier. He was of Scotch-Irish descent.


Henry Lee was born in Loudon County, Virginia, April 2, 1756; came to Kentucky when Mason County was still a part of Bourbon County, about 1778-9. He was sent as a government surveyor with a certificate from William and Mary College. He was appointed a captain of militia of Bourbon County, in 1780, by Patrick Henry, and in 1792, a colonel by Gov. Isaac Shelby; and in 1798, a brigadier general by Gov. Garrard. He was, also, a company lieutenant. His father was Stephen Lee, of English descent. Gen. Lee died at his home in Mason County, October 25, 1845, aged 89. We never knew of a sister who married a Madison.