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Abigail LINDSEY

Female 1740 - Aft 1813  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name Abigail LINDSEY 
    Born Between 1735 and 1740  Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Name Abegail LINDSEY 
    Reference Number LJKH-M2V 
    Will 24 Dec 1813  Newberry County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Aft 24 Dec 1813  Newberry County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Susan Grabek <http://mimpickles.com/lindsey/south_carolina/newberry/john_sr.htm#abigail>:

      Abigail Lindsey, daughter of John and Alce Lindsey, was born ca. 1735-1740. She married Dr. Humphrey Wells. Humphrey and Abigail Wells migrated to Georgia, where Humphrey died in Richmond County ca. 1781. Humphrey's will mentioned sons named Humphrey, George, Samuel, and Jesse, and a daughter named Sibella. In 1781, all of Humphrey and Abigail Lindsey Well's children were listed as minors. . . .

      The birthdates of two of Humphrey and Abigail Lindsey Wells's children are known from St. Luke's Parish records in Maryland. Humphrey Wells Jr. was born in 1758, and John Wells was born in 1760. . . . John Wells was not mentioned in his father's will, so he may have died young.

      Family information states that Humphrey and Abigail moved to Virginia about 1762, and that Humphrey Wells purchased land from John Lindsey. . . .

      Abigail Lindsey Wells moved to Newberry County sometime after the death of her husband. She appeared on the 1800 and 1810 censuses in Newberry County. Abigail Wells wrote her will in Newberry County in 1813. Abigail's will mentioned her sons Samuel and George, and the children of a deceased daughter named Sibella, who had married Moses Lindsey (Moses was the son of James Lindsey). Sons Humphrey and Jesse Wells were not mentioned in Abigail's will, so they had probably predeceased their mother. Abigail Wells also mentioned a great-granddaughter, Rebecca Carter Wells, in her will. Abigail appointed her sister, Esther Smith, as an executor for her estate. . . .

      (2) Will of Abegail (Lindsey) Wells:

      South Carolina
      Newberry District

      In the name of God Amen I Abegail Wells of the state and District afore said being sick of body but in sound and Perfect Memory and knowing that it is appointed for all men Once to die and after death to come to Judgment and as to temporal Estate which it hath pleased God to bestow On Me I Give and Dispose of as followath - - -

      1st. . My Will is that all my Just debts and funeral Expences be paid out of my estate

      2nd. . My Will is that Jack Hannah & Hager should be sold and the Money arising from the sales of them shall be approprated to the payments of my Just debts that shall not be herafter otherwise provided for and that the Remainder of the Money be equally devided between My Son George Wells & my son Samuel Wells, But should my said sons George & Samuel pay my Just debts that may not be hereafter provided for my will is that they Equally divide the said Negro amongs them selves as they can agree to them and their heirs forever

      4thly. . I give and bequeath to my Grand son Humphrey Wells Daughter Rebeckah Carter Wells One bed to her heirs for ever

      5thly. . I give and bequeath to Ruth Lindsey daughter of Moses Lindsey one feather bed to her & her heirs for ever

      6thly. . I give and bequeath to Polly Lindsey daughter of Moses Lindsey 1 Cow that I purchased of Mathias Elmore to her and her heirs for ever.

      7thly. . My will is that my executors pay unto my Grand son Humphrey Wells the Sum of ten Shillings out of my estate if demanded

      8thly. . My will is that my executors pay unto the Children of Sibbella Lindsey wife of Moses ten Shillings out of my estate if demanded.

      9thly. . and lastly it is my will that the Remainder of my property that I have not willed or Disposed of otherwise be sold and the Money arising there from go to the payment of my just debts I do also hereby Nominate constitute and appoint my sister Esther Smith my Executrix and my son Samuel Wells my Executor this being my last will and testament Revoking all other former wills confirming this to be my last and no other In witnefs I have here unto set my hand & seal this 24th day of December 1813.

      Abegail X Wells [her mark] (L S)

      In presence of

      Jared Smith
      William Smith

      No Record Date
      No Proven Date
      Box. 60 Pkg.148 Est.No.1533

      (3) A household headed by Abigail WELLS is listed in the 1810 census of Newberry County, SC, next to a household headed by her son, Sam WELLS.

      Listed in Abigail's household are 1 free white female under 10 years of age; 1 free white female between 10 and 16 years of age; and 1 free white female over 45 years of age.

      Assuming that Abigail is the free white female listed in the 1810 census as then being over 45 years of age, she would have been born before 1765, according to the 1765 census.

      (4) www.findagrave.com:

      Abigail Lindsey Wells
      Birth: 1736, Frederick County, Virginia, USA
      Death: 24 Dec 1813 (aged 76-77), Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA
      Burial: Unknown

      Children of John Lindsey & Ailsey or Elce Crosson who were Abigails parents:

      1. Ester Lindsey died 1818 married Jarred or Garrard Smith who died 6/3/1788.
      2. Thomas Lindsey married Lydia King D/O Charles King & Charity Pennington.
      3. Samuel Lindsey married Elizabeth Ford.
      4. Mary Margaret Lindsey born 1725 died 8/21/1751 married #1 Lewis Hogg & #2 John Lindsey.
      5. James Lindsey 1728/31 . . . will read 1799.
      6. Abigail Lindsey born 1730-36 died 1813.
      7. John Lindsey Jr. born 1740 died 1795 married Elizabeth Humphrey born 10/18/1742 died 1785. John was elected to the South Carolina Provincial Congress 11/1/1775 to 3/26/1776.
      Sarah Wells Speake spouse Thomas Speake.

      Family Members: Spouse: Humphrey Wells (1733-1787, m. 1757); Children: Humphrey Wells (1758-1785), George Wells (1777-1853)

      Created by: Memory Maker
      Added: 25 May 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial: 70354611
    Person ID I14678  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 

    Father Col. John LINDSEY, Sr.,   b. Abt 1700, Probably MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Sep 1787, Newberry County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elce (LINDSEY),   d. Aft 1789 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1730 
    Family ID F4432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dr. Humphrey WELLS,   b. 28 Mar 1736, Queen Anne County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 18 Jun 1782, Richmond County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 46 years) 
    Children 
     1. Sibella WELLS,   b. 1764,   d. Bef 27 Apr 1808, Newberry County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 44 years)  [natural]
     2. Samuel WELLS  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F6631  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart