This is a collection of informative dates residences of the area are present and some of their activities. Also include are friends and neighbors in the area, some families of which are later found in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania and later in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
From the History and Topography of Cumberland, Franklin, Bedford Counties, etc by Daniel Rupp:
Benjamin Chambers (abt. 21 yrs old; first white settler in Franklin County) received license for Falling Spring land ca 1734; James, Robert, Joseph, and Benjamin (the youngest brother) settled area; from County Antrim Ireland;
John Lindsey, tax collector; E. Penn; 1747
1750 July Quarter Session at Shippensburg: Grand Jury = James Lindsay
Cumberland County tax list:
David Linds*y 1772 to 1811
David Lindsay on 1790 & 1800 census, Cumberland County.
David, 1772 to 1774, West Pennsboro TWP, renter
David, Carlisle, 1774 to 1787 (Probably Lot 4 purchased by David Sr. at sheriff sale instigated by William McCune Jan. 1774)
David Sr. & Jr., Tyrone TWP, 1774 to 1787 (154 ac) (This suggests a single family)
David, Tyrone TWP, 1788 to 1811 (300 ac)` (Jr. of above?)
David, Carlisle, tavern keeper; one house on one lot, 1779. (Probably Lot 4)
David, freeman, Armagh TWP, 1784 to 1787
David Lindsay Jr. Warrant, 300 ac (327 ac returned), Tyrone TWP, Jan. 1786 (grandson David, son of Jacob, b. ca 1763?)
David Lindsay Warrant, 268 ac (returned), Tyrone TWP, March 1795
( All above from Jim Richey document)
David Lindsay Sr. d. 1781-1782:
David, grandson, receives Carlisle Lot Oct. 1784; apparently sold to John Spotswood and recorded April 1809.
David, grandson, June 1784, is co-heir of David Sr. estate, (not described). Other heirs (including David Jr.) agree to appraise estate and sell same at public or private auction; grandson David purchases property. (Heirs Agreement)
David, grandson, sells 105+ ac to James Blair Dec. 1802. Land was sold to David Sr. by William Holt who warranted same June 1762. Property adjoins land warranted to David Lindsay March 1795.
David Sr. (son of former David Sr., deceased) gives POA to son William Lindsay Jan. 1809; revokes same Jan. 1810. Apparently concerns Carlisle property “now in the hands of David Jr.”.
David Lindsay, grandson, & wife Mary record deed to John Spotswood (husband of Catherine Lindsay) April 1809. Land acquired by David, grandson, at Orphans Court Oct. 1784. Concerns house & lot 4 in Carlisle purchased by David Sr. in Jan. 1772 at sheriffs sale instigated by William McCune. (This William McCune is found with David Lindsay in Westmoreland County, PA and later Harrison County, KY.)
David Lindsey of Carlisle, Cumberland co, PA
is well documented by Tim Forsythe (The
Forsythe Saga) to have
migrated from Chester co, PA ca September 1771. Copied this 11th day
of October, Tim may add additional information as his research progresses.
His Website is found at: http://www.AncestorsNOW.com
David Linds*y’s only:
David Linsy, Tyrone TWP, 5 2 3 1790 -16=1774 or before
David Lindsey, Tyrone TWP, 1 5 2 -15=1775 or after
Tot = 6
David Lindsay, Tyrone TWP, 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 ? ? (Now Perry County)
David Lindsay, Tyrone TWP, 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Tot = 7 2
David Lindsay, Toboyne TWP, 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ? ? (IN PERRY County; Adjacent to CUMBERLAND County)
45 or over = b. 1755 or before
26 to 44 = b. 1756 to 1774
16 to 25 = b. 1775 to 1784
10 to 15 = b. 1790 to 1795
0 to 9 = b. 1791 to 1800
Note: In 1800, there are 3 men and 3 women 45 yrs or older and yet have 6 young children 0-9 yrs old!
This is the 1790 Federal Census for Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
LAST NAME FIRST NAME PAGE FILE NAME DIVISION
Lindsay Walter 38-1 pg34-1.txt Eastern Part of Cumberland ???
Lindsey Samuel 6 pg01.txt Hopewell, Newton, Toboyne (now Perry County), West Pennsboro Townships
Lindsey Wm 6 pg01.txt Hopewell, Newton, Toboyne, West Pennsboro Townships
Lindsy David 40-1 pg38-2.txt Eastern Part of Cumberland
Lindsy David 42-1 pg38-2.txt Eastern Part of Cumberland ???? (Could this be Carlisle?)
The 1810 census lists only William Lindsay in Tyrone TWP; David Linsy in Tioga County; William Lindsey in Frankfort TWP;
Reward for Run-away
FOUR DOLLARS REWARD
RAN-AWAY from the subscriber living in the borough of Carlisle, on
the night of the 23d inst., an Irish servant man, named Felix
M'Fadding, about 18 or 19 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, well set,
has black hair tied behind, fresh complexion, broad smooth face, large
black eye brows, speaks much with the Irish brogue, and can work at the
taylor's trade, had on when he went off a gray cloth coat patched, new
nankeen jacket and breeches a coarse linen shirt, a good felt hat, blue
ribbed stockings, middling good shoes, block tin buckles, plated knee
buckles. Whoever takes up said servant to theat his master may get him
again shall have the above reward and reasonable charges paid by
April 24, 1786 David LINDSEY
INDEX TO SURNAMES:
Parish Registers of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carlisle,
Written: December 4, 1773
Registers office, Carlisle, Pa.
Will of HENRY Thompson will book D p 96 He is of Guilford Tp.
2d to my son Samuel Thompson 7 shillings sixpence
3 To my son in law Wm Lindsay, husband to Margaret, my daughter 7 shillings
4th to my son in law John Fulton, husband of Jenny, my daughter 7 shillings
5th to my son John Thompson to keep his mother & subject to charge on his land
that he sufficiently cares for her leaves him all of his real estate.
Appoints Wm Lindsey & John Thompson Exrs. Dated Dec 4, 1773. Henry (his mark)
Thomson (seal) Attest Jas Lindsay, Samuel Rea Proven May 22d 1782 as will of
Henry Thompson & letters to above Exrs.
ARMSTRONG, JOHN, Carlisle.
-- February 1795. July 25, 1797.
Sons James and John.
Rebeccah Turner of Chester Co.
Bro. Andrew of the Kingdom of Ireland.
Plantation in Middleton Twp.
Exs: Wife Rebeccah and sons James and John Armstrong.
Wit: George Patterson, David Lindsay, Willm. Lyon. F. 76-77.
John Mountier, William Richards, William
Walker, Charles Gressman.
--The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 155, December
25, 1769-January 1, 1770.
To be SOLD,
A Valuable plantation, containing upwards of 200 acres, situate in the county of Sussex, and province of New-Jersey, two miles and an half from Andover furnace, and the like distance from the court-house, at either of which places is a ready market for all kinds of produce. There is on said plantation a frame dwelling-house and kitchen, almost new, and well finish'd, with cellars under the whole; also good stables, shed, cow-house, spring house, a commodious log dwelling-house, and a convenient paled garden; one orchard of 160 bearing apple trees, and another of the same number lately planted; about 70 acres of plow land, and 20 of meadow cleared; the latter in good English grass, and the whole under good fence. Thirty acres (at least) or more meadow may be made at a small expence, and can be easily watered by a brook running through the tract. The situation of this place is very advantageous for a tavern, (as four roads meet there) where a noted one has been kept for some years past, formerly by the widow Kennedy, but now by David Lindsey. Any person inclining to purchase the said plantation, may know the terms by applying (at the furnace aforesaid) to
Documents Relating to the Colonial History of New Jersey Vol XXVI Page 591
Oath of allegiance for Cumberland County: (There must be three David Lindsey's!)
1778 David Lindsey Sr. Oath of Allegiance 6/12/1778
1778 David Lindsey Jr. Oath of Allegiance 6/12/1778
1778 David Lindsey Oath of Allegiance 7/11/1778
1778 Lindsay David Cumberland Pvt. 7BN 7CO 6Class Capt. Edward Grimes Fine Book of John Carothers dated Jan 1778 ( "dqt" listed as reason!) (Delinquent?)
1780 Lindsay David Cumberland Pvt. 8BN 4CO 2,3,4Class Tax Rate of 8 BN
1781 Lindsay David Jun? Cumberland Pvt. 2BN 6CO 3Class Class Roll 9/8/1781
1782 Lindsay David Cumberland 8BN 4CO 3Class Ordered to duty March 12, 1782 Pa Archives
1782 Lindsay David Cumberland Pvt. 8BN 3CO 4Class Ordered to duty March 12, 1782 Pa Archives
(Indicates at least two David Lindsay’s present in Cumberland County)
1783 Lindsay David Cumberland Pvt. 9BN 4CO 5Class Ordered to duty March 12, 1783
1785 Lindsay David Cumberland Militia Certificate 7129 24 Sept 1785
1785 Linds*y David Cumberland Militia Certificate 4207 $9.16.0 Issued 5/11/1785
The oath of allegiance (loyalty oath) was required of all white males in Pennsylvania over the age of 18 years by an Act of Assembly passed June 13, 1777 (see: http://www.palrb.us/statutesatlarge/17001799/1777/0/act/0756.pdf). One was required to take this oath to demonstrate his loyalty to the new Pennsylvania government and to hold a civil office in the state. Pennsylvania’s Constitution of 1776 made every resident of the state at that time a citizen, so taking this oath did not indicate that one had been born in Europe.
III. Test Oaths/Loyalty Oaths/Oaths of Allegiance
A. Oaths of Allegiance (RG-27), 1777-1790
1. Act of June 13, 1777
a. Loyalty oath required of all white, male inhabitants over the
age of 18 years
b. Opposed by Historic Peace Churches
2. Published in Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Volume 3, pp. 3-86
B. Lists of Persons Who Took the Oath of Allegiance (RG-26), 1789-1794
C. Commission Book 1 (RG-17), pp. 35-83, 99-109, 340 (1777-1790)
1. Copies of oath lists found in RG-27 and RG-26
2. Published in Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Volume 3, pp. 3-86
D. Other Sources (arranged by county)
1. BEDFORD COUNTY
“Oaths of Allegiance, Bedford County,” by James B. Whisker, in Bedford
County in the American Revolution (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1985), pp.
167-69 (1778-1786) – “Original documents in Prothonotary’s Office,
Bedford County Court House”
2. BERKS COUNTY
Oaths and Index to Berks County, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia:
Philadelphia Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1949)
a. Oaths dated 1777-1787
b. “Copied by B. F. Owen, Reading”
c. Originally titled “The Names of Persons Who Took the Oath of
Allegiance in Berks County, Pennsylvania”
d. Volume 268 of the Collections of the Genealogical Society of
3. CUMBERLAND COUNTY
Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Volume 14, pp. 471-85 (1777-1778)
4. LANCASTER COUNTY
a. Lancaster County, PA Deed Book L, pp. 375-406 (1777-1789)
b. Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Volume 13, pp. 293-472 – lists
similar to those found in Deed Book L
Cumberland County Names:
SELLERS, JOHN (c.1750-1812) Son of Samuel and - (Finley) Sellers was born about 1750 at Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., PA. He married Mary Woods about 1774 in Cumberland Co., PA and soon after moved his family to Westmoreland Co., PA near the Hinksons and McCunes.
Major John MILLER
Birth: 21 Sep 1752 Sherman Valley, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Major John Miller, founder of Millersburg, Bourbon Co., Ky, and his brother William were the leaders of the "Miller, Company," several years younger than William was born Sept. 21, 1752 in Sherman Valley near Carlisle, Cumberland Co., Pa., to which place at least one of the parents had emigrated from Northern Ireland, probably during the 1740 decade.
Sometime after 1770, arrived in Cumberland County and took up lands via Tomahawk Rights,
1778-1783 Private in Lt. David Lindsey’s Company of Rangers
Born bet. 1738-40 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Jeremiah died in Bourbon County, Kentucky in March 1796; he was 58.
(Jeremiah’s name is just above David Lindsay’s signature on the Ruddle’s Mill petition of 1788.)
The Nesbitt’s came to America around 1700 and settled in Lancaster Co., PA, now known as Cumberland Valley.
HINKSON, JOHN (c.1729-1789) A native of Ireland, he was born about 1729, the son of John and Agnes Hinkson.
The Hinksons settled in Cumberland Co., PA at an early day.
b. 1751 (Hopewell TWP?) along with David Lindsay in late 1772 signed the McClure Petition whereby locals of then Bedford County, PA committed to pay David McClure a fee to preach to them.
Land warrants, Cumberland County:
Nesbitt, Thomas 279 1/2 Nov. 1, 1768. (Jeremiah’s brother; Thomas.Born circa 1742 in Cumberland County, PA)
Nesbitt, John & W. 50 March 17, 1787. (Father of Jeremiah? Wm. brother?)
McCune, John 70 Oct. 20, 1766. (Father of William McCune)
McCune, John 200 Nov. 9, 1785.
Miller, Robert (Carlisle) Lot. June 12, 1759. (One or all these Robert’s are father of Maj. John Miller)
Miller, Robert 100 March 18, 1763.
Miller, Robert (Carlisle) Water lot. Oct. 13, 1774.
Miller, Robert, Esq. (Carlisle) Lot No. 99. April 8, 1775.
Miller, Robert, Esq. 164.7 April 12, 1775.
Miller, Robert 360 Sept. 14, 1789.
June 16, 1786 Old newspaper article reports David Lindsey has taken a pew in the gallery of the
Presbyterian Church, Carlisle.