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Amos Frost LINDSEY, Sr.

Male 1781 - 1875  (93 years)


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  • Name Amos Frost LINDSEY 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 25 Dec 1781  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jun 1875  Hickory County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bowers Chapel Cemetery, Urbana, Dallas County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Brown, Ferrell A., The Lindseys: A Genealogy of Thomas and Mary Lindsey and Their Descendants, Point Lookout, MO: School of Ozarks Press, 1970, pp. 19-22:

      AMOS FROST LINDSEY, (Abraham, Thomas), b. 25 December, 1781 in Frederick Co., Va.; d. 24 June, 1875 in Hickory Co., Mo.; m. 1810 in Ky., to Mary Madison, (dau. of James and Elizabeth (Dulaney) Gray Madison), b. 12 December, 1788 in S.C.; d. 18 September, 1866 in Hickory Co., Mo. Both are buried in Bower's Chapel Cemetery. Children born in Butler Co, Ky.

      Children of Amos Frost and Mary, surname LINDSEY: . . .

      i. Irene, b. 21 October, 1811.

      ii. Anthony Wayne, b. 14 September, 1814; d. 9 June, 1990 in Hickory Co., Mo. He came to Missouri in 1837. Was a merchant of Preston. Unmarried. Buried in Bower's Chapel Cemetery. It has been said of him by the late Francis Marion Wilson, Attorney of Hickory County that "Anthony Wayne Lindsey was a 'self-educated man' and knew more about the people of [illegible] the county at that time." . . .

      iii. James Madison [a twin] b. 21 May, 1817. . . .

      iv. Abraham [a twin] b. 21 May, 1817. . . .

      v. Nancy, b. 20 April, 1820.

      vi. Amos Forst [sic], b. 16 January, 1823; d. 18 September 1851 in Hickory Co., Mo.; m. Jane _____. He was a farmer of Hickory County. Kicked by a horse which led to his death. Buried in Bower's Chapel Cemetery. . . .

      vii. Lycurgus, b. 8 November, 1825. . . .

      viii. Alfred, b. 3 June, 1828. . . .

      ix. Thomas, b. 6 September, 1831 . . .

      x. John Jackson, b. 2 April, 1834.

      "Mary's mother, Elizabeth was the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Butler) Dulaney of Culpepper [sic; should be Culpeper] County, Virginia."

      Amos Frost Lindsey's Land in Butler County, Kentucky was located on Indian Camp Creek, near where is now located the town of Bowling Green, Kentucky. He was engaged in agriculture and was later elected High Scheriff [sic] of Butler County.

      In 1834, he moved to Winchester, Scott County, Illinois and in 1837, (some descendants believe 1836) came to Missouri. He homesteaded on the "Fifteen mile prairie" in Hickory County (then known as Polk County) in Sec. 1, Twp. 36, Range 21 and Sec. 12, Twp. 36, Range 21.

      His home was on the old Urbana and Preston Road two and half miles North and one [and?] two-thirds miles West of Urbana and about six miles Southeast of what is now Preston. Preston was then called Black Oak Point.

      On April 25th 1945, he was appointed County Judge of the first County Court of Hickory County by John C. Edwards, Governor of Missouri and on August 10th 1846, was commissioned its president.

      "Amos Frost Lindsey was six feet four, weighed one hundred ninety pounds and had black hair and dark eyes.

      "His wife, Mary who was called Polly by her husband, was about five feet tall, very fair and blue eyed."

      Now the census confuses us on the age of Amos Frost, his age is given as sixty-one in 1850, seventy-three in 1860 and eighty-three in 1870 which is confusing when we consider what mother told us.

      There is controversy about his age. Mama stated flatly that he was born December 25, 1781. She said she was in her twentieth year when he died at Grandfather's and she certainly ought to remember. Grandfather Amos lived most of the rest of his life with Grandfather Lycurgus Lindsey after Grandmother Mary Madison died in 1866.

      Mary said had her Grandfather Amos lived until the 25th of December 1875 he would have been ninety-four years old. All our lives she told us this. You could not shake her on it. She would say to us, "You know how old your Grandfather [portion of page missing] three when he died.

      She told us there was a mistake made on his headstone when the date was put [illegible] about having it changed to 1781 but nothing was done about it.

      She also told us her Grandfather Amos was born in Virginia, not South Carolina. That her great-grandfather Abraham Lindsey was born in Virginia and she thought his father also was born in Virginia. She said Abraham lived in South Carolina for a time when Amos was a child before they moved to Kentucky.

      She is backed up on Amos' birth date by Minta Romans Green, daughter of Irene Lindsey Romans, the oldest of Amos and Mary Madison's children, who wrote in a letter dated June 27th 1915, that "Amos Lindsey was fifty-five years old when he came to Missouri"?which was 1837.

      The story of James Madison's capture by the Indians I shall be glad to tell you, as Mama used to tell us.

      It was Mary's father, James Madison who was taken by the Indians. His father who was also James Madison had ridden to the far end of his Virginia plantation on the day the Indians came, burned his home, took his wife and son captive. When the father returned he found his house in ruins, his wife and child gone. He looked near and far trying to locate them but never could find a trace of them.

      Later he married again and some members of the family thought his next son was the James who became president of the United States. Be that as it may, we know our James Madison was returned to his father when he was about twelve years of age.

      The story goes that an old squaw who was very fond of him brought him back to his father's plantation. His rnother had died in captivity.

      Knowing the Indian language he was interpreter for various treaties with the Indians. One treaty in particular was with the Cherokees on November 28th 1785. He was interpreter and witness to this treaty, so we assume the Cherokee Indians may have taken him.

      This interpreter and witness could not have been the president James Madison. We have a letter from the Congressional Library of Washington, D.C., that states their opinion that James Madison the President knew no Indian language.

      Mama said her great-grandfather James Madison died in Kentucky. She had heard the folks talk about him. He was a small man with light hair and blue eyes. He was a silent person who moved about so quietly you could scarcely hear him come and go. Mama told us he was not a young man when he was married to Betty (Dulaney) Gray, who was a widow with two small children, Isaac Gray and a daughter. She said she knew he was older, perhaps considerably older than her great-grandfather, Abraham Lindsey who we know was born a. 1750.

      We have done quite a bit of research on the Madisons and have decided the story about James Madison being half-brother to President James Madison is almost certainly not true.

      There is a James Madison in King and Queen County, Virginia, who had a thousand acre grant of land [illegible] at the same time Capt. John Madison and Henry Madison also had one thousand acre grants. James Madison's land adjoined John Madison's and Henry Madison's grants. John and Henry deeded their land to their nieces, daughters of their brother Ambrose (also spelled Ambroise) Madison.

      Ambrose Madison married Frances Taylor August 24th 1721. Their son, James was born in 1723. He married Eleanor Rose Conway and their son, James, born March 5th 1751, became President of the United States.

      There is no doubt we are descended from the same Madison family as President James Madison, but I do not believe he and our James had the same father.

      I believe this James Madison who had the thousand acre grant in 1728 may be the father of our James. If we can find what disposition he made of this grant therein may be our key. We are working on this now and if anything comes to light will let you know.

      Contrary to what we had always thought Abraham Lindsey's mother was Mary Frost, not his wife. His wife was Elizabeth Frost. She was the daughter of William and Hannah Frost of Frederick County, Virginia, and granddaughter of John and Sarah Frost of Frederick County, Virginia.

      We do not know who was the father of Mary Frost. Neither do we know what relationship if any she was to other Frederick County, Virginia, Frosts.

      Up to now I have found no titles in any Frost geneology [sic] and I have seen I believe all of them at the Congressional Library, so I believe the idea we had that Mary Frost's father was a Lord may not be so unless it was one of those titles conferred on him individually.

      On the Lindsey side I expect we do descend from titled people. There were plenty of titles among the Lindseys. Even Lindsey Kings if you go far enough back.

      Mama told us Uncle Anthony Lindsey said out Lindseys were from England. So the chances are they lived both in England and Scotland. Of course they were all of England before they were of Scotland. The English Lindsey is a much older way of spelling the name than the Scottish Lindsay.

      (2) Brown, Stuart E., Annals of Clarke County, Virginia, Berryville, VA: Virginia Book Co., 1983, vol. I, pp. 375-376:

      Amos Frost Lindsey, b. 12/25/1781, in Va., d. 1875, m. (1810 in Ky.) Mary Madison (1788-1868), dau. of James Madison. All of Amos' and Mary's children b. in Butler County, Ky. . . .

      [Children:]

      [i] Irene Lindsey (10/21/1811-8/7/1889), m. Jacob A. Ramons. . . .

      [ii] Anthony Wayne Lindsey (9/14/1814-6/9/1896). Unm. . . .

      [iii] James Madison Lindsey (5/21/1817-10/l/1903). m. (5/18/1846) Cynthia Jones. . . .

      [iv] Abraham Lindsey (5/21/1817-1/28/1894), m. (1st.) Cynthia Hunt; (2nd.) (5/4/1847) Dorcas Wisdom. . . .

      [v] Nancy Lindsey (4/20/1820-2/4/1893), m. George W. Hayes. . . .

      [vi] Amos Frost Lindsey, b. 1/16/1832, d. age 28. . . .

      [vii] Lycurgus Lindsey, b. 11/8/1825, d. 6/14/1909 in Mo., m. (1851) Lucy Marie Tobey. . . .

      [viii] Alfred Lindsey, b. 6/23/1828, m. (1866) Ruth Humphrey. . . .

      [ix] Thomas Lindsey (9/6/1831-4/23/1903), m. Mary Simmons. . . .

      [x] John Lindsey, b. 4/2/1834, m. (1869) Mary ("Polly") Wright.

      (3) www.findagrave.com:

      Amos Frost Lindsey
      Birth: Dec. 25, 1786, Frederick County, Virginia, USA
      Death: Jun. 24, 1875, Hickory County, Missouri, USA

      History of Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade and Barton Counties, Missouri, 1889. Published by Goodspeed. Pages 598, 599, 600:

      Lycurgus Lindsey, an old and prominent citizen of Hickory County, Mo., was born in Butler County, Ky., November 8, 1825, and is a son of Amos and Mary (Madison) Lindsey, natives, respectively, of South Carolina and Kentucky. The former died in Hickory County, at the residence of his son, Lycurgus, in 1875, at the age of eighty-eight years, his wife having died in 1868, when in the seventies. He came with his parents to Virginia from South Carolina, thence to Kentucky, where he married and resided until 1833, and from that time until 1836 was a resident of Scott County, Ill. At the later date they located in Hickory County (then called Polk County), where their declining years were spent. They were church members of many years' standing, and, while residing in Kentucky, the father served as justice of the peace for many years, and was also sheriff for some time. After coming to Missouri, he served as county judge for a number of years, and was a successful farmer throughout life. His father, Abraham, was born in the "Palmetto State," and was of English descent, as was also the Madison family. Mrs. Lindsey's father, James Madison, was an active participant in the War of 1812, and acted as interpreter at different treaties that were made with the Indians, he being familiar with the Indian language. There were born to the marriage of Amos and Mary Lindsey, ten children, nine of whom are living at the present time: Irena Romans, Anthony W., James and Abraham (twins), Nancy (Hayes), Amos F., Lycurgus, Alfred, Thomas and John J. Amos Frost is deceased.

      Son of Abraham Lindsey and Elisabeth Frost, husband of Mary Polly Madison, Father of Alfred Frost Lindsey also Irene, Anthony Wayne, James Madison, Abraham, Nancy, Amos Frost, Lycurgus, Thomas, and John Jackson Lindsey

      Family links: Spouse: Mary Polly Madison Lindsey (1788 - 1866); Children: James Madison Lindsey (1817 - 1903), Nancy Lindsey Hayes (1820 - 1893), Lycurgus Lindsey (1825 - 1909), Thomas E. Lindsey (1831 - 1903)

      Burial: Bowers Chapel Cemetery, Urbana, Dallas County, Missouri, USA

      Created by: Vivian Pattee
      Record added: Dec 10, 2005
      Find A Grave Memorial# 12649121
    Person ID I318  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 

    Father Abraham LINDSEY,   b. 25 May 1750, Frederick [now Clarke] County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1837, Butler County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth FROST,   b. Abt 1755, Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1822, Butler County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 20 Jun 1783  Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F835  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary MADISON,   b. 12 Dec 1788, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1866, Hickory County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1810  KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lycurgus LINDSEY,   b. 8 Nov 1825, Butler County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1909, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     2. Amos Frost LINDSEY, Jr.,   b. 16 Jan 1823, Butler County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1851, Hickory County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)  [natural]
     3. Alfred LINDSEY,   b. 23 Jun 1828, Butler County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]  [unknown]
     4. John Jackson LINDSEY,   b. 2 Apr 1834, Butler County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1915, Hickory County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     5. Thomas LINDSEY,   b. 6 Sep 1831, Butler County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1903, Dallas County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     6. Anthony Wayne LINDSEY,   b. 14 Sep 1814, Butler County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1890, Hickory County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     7. Irene LINDSEY,   b. 21 Oct 1811, Butler County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1889, Hickory County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     8. James Madison LINDSEY,   b. 21 May 1817, Butler County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1903, Hickory County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
     9. Nancy LINDSEY,   b. 20 Apr 1820, Butler County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1893, Hickory County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     10. Abraham LINDSEY,   b. 21 May 1817, Butler County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1894, Hickory County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 10:37:02 
    Family ID F864  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart