David Lindsay of Fayette County, Pennsylvania is last found in 1787 where he is recorded as serving as juror on three March Term court sessions and settling with Zachariah Connell for £156.00 for his sale of property called "mud Island". To my knowledge, he is never found in the Pennsylvania area again.
That same year, November 1787 David purchases land in Bourbon County, KY (Now Harrison County.) from Thomas and Polly Moore; recorded in October 1811. Too late for any tax assessments for 1787, he begins to be listed as a taxpayer in 1788.
This is the recorded Kentucky tax information for David Lindsay:
1787 BOURBON COUNTY No Lindsay's
1788 BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY TAX LIST: Lindsey, David
1788: 10/27/1788 Petition by David et al to build tobacco warehouse on Isaac Ruddle's land on South Licking Creek, Bourbon County, Kentucky. Note: David's signature is Lindsay. See Document Here
1789 BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY TAX ROLL: Linsey, David & Lindsey, David
1790 BOURBON COUNTY No Lindsay
1791 (June) BOURBON COUNTY 1790 FEDERAL CENSUS: Lyncy, David
1792 BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY TAX ROLL: Lindsey, David
1793 BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY TAX ROLL: Lindsey, David & Lindsey, George
In 1793 Harrison County, Kentucky was proposed, becoming permanent in 1794. David is no longer recorded paying Bourbon Countytaxes.
1794 HARRISON COUNTY, KENTUCKY : No record?
1795 BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY TAX ROLL: Lynsey, Oliver
1796 BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY TAX ROLL: None
1797 BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY TAX ROLL: Lindsey, George & Lindsey, Oliver
1799 BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY TAX ROLL: Lindsey, John
In 1799 David Lindsey, Harrison Co., Ky., paid taxes on 350 acres along Mill Creek, about three miles northwest of Cynthiana, said taxes entered for heirs of William Trabue. (Brother of Daniel and/or James Trabue? Mentioned in Draper's paper's and published in a book called "Westward to Kentucky")
1802 Harrison County Taxes David Lindsey paid taxes on 300 acres surveyed and patented for Thomas Moore.
1810 Harrison and Fleming Counties FEDERAL CENSUS:
First known census of Harrison County is the 1810 Federal Census. David Lindsay is listed as David Linsey.
gggGrandfather David Linsey, 1810 US Census, Harrison County, KY :
Male= 1 (10-15) 1 (45 or over)
Female= 1 (16-25) 1 (26-44)
Note: A review of the 1810 census reveals no other David Lindsay (however spelled) in Kentucky. This would tend to support the Tipton Lindsey's Tradition that he was indeed the brother?? who moved to Kentucky!
Note: There is a 1790 Federal Census for the state of Kentucky reconstructed from tax records. David Lindsay is not on it.
1800: The official enumeration day of the 1800 census was 4 August 1800. All questions asked were supposed to refer to that date. The enumeration was to be completed within nine months. Schedules survive for 13 states. Lost schedules include those for Georgia, Indiana Territory, Kentucky, Mississippi Territory, New Jersey, Northwest Territory, Virginia, Tennessee, and Alexandria County, District of Columbia. Some of the schedules for these states have been re-created using tax lists and other records.