Samuel Washington Lindley
b. circa 1788, d. circa 1859
- Father: John Lindley b. 13 September 1747, d. 5 July 1790
- Mother: Sarah Pyle b. 10 November 1750, d. circa 1829
- Samuel Washington Lindley was born circa 1788 in South Carolina.
- He married Mary Hall, daughter of John Hall and Mary Pyle, on 5 June 1809 in Christian County, Kentucky, first cousins; their mothers were sisters.
- Samuel Washington Lindley became a widower at the circa 1810 death of his wife Mary Hall.
- A bond for the marriage of Samuel Washington Lindley and Elizabeth Whitley was secured in June 1810 in Christian County, Kentucky.
- He became a member of the Illinois Militia and fought in the only battle of the War of 1812 that occurred on Illinois soil during the Fort Wisconsin Campaign. He became friends with other militiamen during his service, many of whom became political figures during and after the Illinois attempt to gain statehood. One of these friends was Governor John Reynolds who wrote Lindley's letter of recommendation to the Republic of Mexico for his becoming a settler in Texas.
- In 1833 he came to Texas with his wife and at least ten of their children born in Illinois. He was granted a league and labor of land on the present boundary of Montgomery and Walker Counties, where he . . . acquired additional land and became a well known planter and cattlemean.
- Samuel Washington Lindley became a widower at the circa 1838 death of his wife Elizabeth Whitley.
- He married Margaret Elizabeth Collard, daughter of Elijah Collard and Mary Stark, on 4 September 1839.
- Samuel Washington Lindley became a widower at the circa 1840 death of his wife Margaret Elizabeth Collard.
- He married Martha Taylor circa November 1845, and Sam's granddaughter Mary Steele later married Martha's son William Shelton Allphin. Also, Margaret Fowler Park Lindley, widow of Sam's son Sam Jr., married Martha's son Reuben Reed Allphin.
- Samuel Lindley Sr. purchased from Joseph Lindley 218 acres in the Joseph Lindley Survey for $218, general warranty deed dated December 1845, recorded in Montgomery County, Texas, on 12 February 1851.
- John Sadler sold to Samuel Washington Lindley 420.25 acres of his headright league in Walker County, sometime prior to 1848. This parcel subsequently was conveyed to William Nathan Lindley.
- By deed dated 12 August 1848 in Walker County, Texas, Samuel Washington Lindley of Montgomery County, in consideration of natural love and affection, conveyed to his son William Nathan Lindley 420.25 acres within the John Sadler headright league in Walker County. Witnessed by Lemuel M. Collard and Jonathan S.Collard, recorded 24 January 1849, notary public John S. Besser.
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- On Monday, 15 April 1850, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Hiered Granville to Mr. Sam Lindley at $10 per month."
- On Friday, 10 May 1850, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Sent Mr Lindley 11 midlings 295 lb & 16 lb pork - 311 lb."
- On Thursday, 30 May 1850, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Killed a beef this morning bought of Lindley, 508 lbs meat." And on Sunday, 2 June, "Mr Lindleys two waggon got up from Houston with 5458 lb freight & Mr H. Spillers waggon with 4 sacks salt & a Barrel of whiskey. Mr Langhams Waggon brought up 1844 lb freight."
- Samuel Washington Lindley and Martha Taylor appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Montgomery County, Texas. Other members of the household included John Lindley, James Lindley, Mahala Lindley, Elijah Lindley and Amanda Marie Lindley.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1850 census.
- Green Wood purchased from Sam'l Lindley 218 acres in the Joseph Lindley Survey for $600, general warranty deed dated 12 December 1850, recorded in Montgomery County, Texas, on 12 February 1851.
- On Monday, 6 January 1851, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Rented from Mr Lindley the 12 Acres South side @ $2. per Acre, & the North corner 15 Acres at $3 per Acre."
- On Monday, 11 August 1851, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Yoaked & brought home an Ox from Mr Lindley,s and one from Kelton,s, unbroke, two that I bought last year of Mr S Linley and Wm Lindley."
- On Saturday, 29 May 1852, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Gave Mr Lindley my Note due $650 & one for $142 one day after date, May 29th 1852, the above [$142] note for money to pay Mrs Shepard by her Son Augustine."
- Samuel Washington Lindley died circa 1859 in Walker County, Texas.
- He died intestate, and the probate and settlement of his estate evolved into a legal dispute between his children and his fourth wife, wherein the children prevailed with their petition. Sarah (wife of Thomas Steel of McLennan County, Texas), daughter of Samuel and Polly, was included as one of his heirs, together with his children by Elizabeth. His last child, Amanda Marie, did not participate in the estate distribution.
- He was interred at the old Danville cemetery, Montgomery County, Texas, in an unmarked grave.
- On Monday, 28 November 1859, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Picked out cotton for Estate of S. Lindley," repeated on the following day, and on Wednesday, the 30th, "Picked out cotton for Lindley's Estate & some for E. L." On Thursday, 1 December, "Picked out E. Lindley's cotton, finished."
- Last Edited: 23 May 2014
Family 2: Elizabeth Whitley b. December 1795, d. 1838
- Barsheba Lindley+ b. 5 March 1811, d. 17 October 1885
- Mary Lindley+ b. circa 1812, d. 28 January 1893
- Jonathan Lindley b. circa 1814, d. 6 March 1836
- Sarah Elizabeth Lindley+ b. 24 March 1815, d. between 1854 and 1860
- William Nathan Lindley+ b. 29 September 1817, d. 7 December 1870
- Martha Lindley+ b. 30 July 1821, d. 28 December 1882
- Samuel Washington Lindley Jr.+ b. 30 July 1823, d. circa 1848
- Rachel Morris Lindley+ b. 7 July 1827, d. 1 November 1916
- John Lindley+ b. 8 June 1829, d. 20 February 1911
- James Lindley+ b. 13 March 1831, d. 18 October 1895
- Mahala Lindley+ b. circa 1833
- Elijah Lindley+ b. 20 March 1835, d. 28 July 1880
Family 3: Margaret Elizabeth Collard b. 1 April 1802, d. circa 1840
- Amanda Marie Lindley b. 4 July 1840, d. 23 September 1911