Lindsay Historical Site: David Lindsay, A Revolutionary War Soldier

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Lindsay Historical Site: David Lindsay, A Revolutionary War Soldier


Shelby; American Revolution; Cemetery; DAR


David Lindsay was born 1750 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and died 1835 in Shelby County, Alabama.  He was a private in the American Revolutionary War and a pioneer settler of Shelby County.  He married Mary Casey and they had twelve children.

On April 2, 1784, in reward for his service to the Commonwealth of Virginia, Lindsay was granted 100 acres of land in Green County, North Carolina.  They settled in Shelby County before the 1820 census. He died about 1835 and Mary died about 1847. Both are buried with other family members on a son's former homestead in the Maylene community. The family graveyard has been preserved as the Lindsay Historical Site near Shelby County Highway 17.

The David Lindsay Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was first chartered in Montevallo in 1927 with some members having descended from Lindsay through his daughters.

In 2006 the group erected a memorial plaque on a native rock at American Village. In April 2008 they won official recognition of Lindsay's service and genealogy from the National Society of the DAR.

David Lindsay Chapter, Alabama Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

Lindsay Historical Site

David Lindsay by Bobbie Joe Seales 

David Lindsay B'ham Wiki

Clan Lindsay Site

David Lindsay on


Liz Clayton, Shelby County Historical Society


Alabama Cultural Resource Survey


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