The Children of Mark Lindsey (1774-1848) and Mary Jane Dinsmore: Dennis Lindsey (1794 – 1836) — Inventory of Notes Held by Estate and Estate Sale Account

 

Dennis Lindsey Estate Inventory of Notes, from Jane Lindsey v. John W. Lindsey and James B. Speake (1)
Dennis Lindsey, inventory of notes owed to estate, from case file, Jane Lindsey v. John W. Lindsey and James B. Speake as administrators, Lawrence County, Alabama, loose court case files 247, box, 171, folder 6 (1)
Dennis Lindsey Estate Inventory of Notes, from Jane Lindsey v. John W. Lindsey and James B. Speake (2)jpg
Dennis Lindsey, inventory of notes owed to estate, from case file, Jane Lindsey v. John W. Lindsey and James B. Speake as administrators, Lawrence County, Alabama, loose court case files 247, box, 171, folder 6 (2)

Here are two more transcripts of documents from the estate records of Dennis Lindsey (1794-1836). The transcripts that follow are 1) the inventory of notes owed to the estate of Dennis Lindsey at the time of his death, which administrators John W. Lindsey and James B. Speake presented to Lawrence County Court on 9 December 1836, and 2) the account of the sale of Dennis’s estate, which seems to have taken place on 25 December 1836. In a previous posting, I shared my transcript of the inventory of Dennis’s estate compiled by commissioners appointed by the county court.

I. Notes Owed to Estate of Dennis Lindsey

The original of this inventory of notes owed to Dennis Lindsey at the time of his death is in Jane Lindsey v. John W. Lindsey and James B. Speake as administrators of Dennis Lindsey (Lawrence County, Alabama, loose court case files, #247, box 171, folder 6). A transcript is in Lawrence County’s Orphans Court Inventory and Will Book 1835-1841, pp. 236-7. This inventory of notes owed to Dennis Lindsey’s estate was compiled by administrators John W. Lindsey and James B. Speake, and evidently presented to Lawrence County court in November 1836, though the original has the date 9 December 1836. The following is a transcript of the original document, except where the document has had figures cut out for the names William Simpson, Smith Howel(l), Phillip Tackett, and Bennett Wood.In the case of those names, I have relied on the transcript in Inventory and Will Book 1835-1841. The original document reads as follows:

A Memorandum of Dennis Lindsey Notes acc

James Grenele                                          30
Jesse G. Thomas                                         3.00
James B. Speak                                         39.00*
Charles Brooks                                         12.63**
Charles Brooks                                         17.50
Thomas Brooks                                        13.88***
Benjamin Watson                                    30.00
William Queen Not Certain                   50.00
                  rent of land
A.M. Brooks                                              60.00****
Joel Griffith                                                 2.69
Smith Howel                                             12.37
Lindsey Moor                                             5.63*****
Henry Basinger 2 notes                            8.84
John Gould                                                  1.37
William C. Terry                                         3.05
Isaac Alley                                                 18.22
John Small                                                  8.50
Jesse G. Thomas                                         4.50
Robert D. Malone                                 1337.00
William Simpson                                      80.00
Smith Howell                                              4.00
Phillip Tackett                                          37.50
Bennett Wood                                          15.00
William Alison                                         12.00
William J. Saffle                                       75.00
William Queen                                         66.00
A.M. Brooks                                            280.00
Richd Puckett                                           75.00
Thomas Clark                                           20.00
Wood & Carothers                                     2.00
John Daniel                                                 6.00
A.M. Brooks                                              44.69
Elza West                                                      .50
Mark Lindsey                                             3.50******
G.W. McWhorter                                        3.82½
John Small                                                   3.48
F.W. Walker                                               18.00
Jesse G. Thomas                                        18.00
William Rodgers                                         2.88
Bartley Milam                                           15.00
Charles Brooks                                         12.63
Meshack Seamons                                      3.53

                                                                 2456.73

State of Alabama, Lawrence County   Personally appeared before me Wiley Galloway Clerk of the County Court of said County John W. Lindsey and James B Speak admrs. of the estate of Dennis Lindsey late of said County dec’d. and made oath that the within exhibit contains an Inventory of all the notes and accounts belonging to the estate of said dec’d. as far as has come to their hands.                                    
                                                                                                             John W. Lindsey
                                                                                                             James B. Speak

Sworn to & subscribed before me this 9th Dec 1836 Willey Galloway Clerk.

Notes:

* James Beckham Speake, husband of Dennis’s daughter Sarah Brooks Lindsey Speake.
** Charles Madison Brooks, brother-in-law of Dennis, oldest son of Thomas Brooks and Sarah Whitlock.
*** Thomas M. (Madison?) Brooks, Dennis’s father-in-law.
**** Alexander Mackey Brooks, Dennis’s brother-in-law, and business partner of Dennis’s brother William Burke Lindsey. The county clerk (Wiley Galloway, I assume) has misread this name throughout the inventory of notes, transcribing it as Ann Brooks.
***** Lindsey Moore is closely connected to Dennis Lindsey (1793 – 1855/1860), who is likely a half-brother of Dennis’s father Mark Lindsey: on Lindsey Moore and his connection to the Dennis who is likely Mark’s half-brother, see this previous posting.
****** Dennis’s father.

II. Account of Sale of Estate, Dennis Lindsey (Lawrence County, Alabama, Orphans Court Inventory and Wills Book 1835-1841, pp. 304-8):

The State of Alabama, Lawrence County, County Court in Vacation June Term 1837
On the application of James B. Speak one of the administrators of the Estate of Dennis Lindsey deceased. It is ordered by the Court that the additional account of sale of the estate of said decedent as returned and sworn ty by said administrator be received and admitted to record (which said account of sale is in the words and figures following to wit)
A M Brooks          1 Bureau                              15.00
Mrs Lindsey         1 Book case                           8.15
Mrs Lindsey         1 table                                      .25
Mrs Lindsey         1 Chest                                     .50
Mrs Lindsey         1 Bed & Stead                     15.00
Mrs Lindsey         1 Reel                                       .25
Mrs Lindsey       10 Domestick Sheets             5.00
Mrs Lindsey         5 Counterpanes                   4.00
Mrs Lindsey         3 Counterpanes                   3.00
Mrs Lindsey         4 Chairs                                 3.25
Mrs Lindsey         3 Chairs for                             .75
Mrs Lindsey         6 Chairs                                 3.00 57.90
John Lindsey        1 Clock                                   5.00*
Mrs Lindsey         1 looking Gla∫s                      .50
Mrs Lindsey         1 Table                                    .50
Mrs Lindsey         1 Bureau                               6.00
Mrs Lindsey         1 Cupboard                          5.00
Mrs Lindsey         The contents of cupboard 8.00
Mrs Lindsey         1 Trunnel bed                   10.00
Mrs Lindsey         1 lot of ware                          .25
Mrs Lindsey         1 lot of Pot ware                 1.50
Mrs Lindsey         1 Frying pan                          .25 39.65
Mrs Lindsey         1 Coffee Mill etc.                   .25
Mrs Lindsey         1 loom                                 10.00
Mrs Lindsey         1 Pair fire Irons                     .25
Mrs Lindsey         2 flat Irons                              .50
Mrs Lindsey         1 Lot ware                               .25
Mark Lindsey       1 Saddle                              13.00
Mrs Lindsey         1 Side Saddle                      10.00
David Dinsmore  1 fine carriage                 190.00**
P H McDaniel       1 plough Barshear              1.13
L D Mullens          1 Barshear                           1.00
William Aston      7 Harrow teeth                   1.13
Mrs Lindsey          2 Harrows                           2.00
J Hunter                 2 Shovels                              1.32***
T D Harris              2 axes                                   1.56
Mrs Lindsey          1 Cary plough                     1.75 234.14
Amt carried over                                           331.69
T Sparks                 1 Cary plough                    1.06****
John Lindsey         1 pair Gears                       2.75
Mrs Lindsey          2 pair Gears                       2.00
A M Brooks           1 plough gears etc.            4.50
Mrs Lindsey          1 lot of ploughs                 5.00
T T Dobbings        1 Sprouting hoe                   .57
T T Dobbins          1 Do same                             .69
T T Dobbins          1 Do same                             .81
Mrs Lindsey         1 Do same                             .50
Mrs Lindsey         1 Do ”                                     .50
J Lindsey               1 Axe                                   1.00
J Lindsey               1 fifth chain                       2.00 21.88
T Hall                     1 foot Adz                             .63
J W Lindsey          2 Ploughs                            1.50
B Woods                1 Log chain                         3.13
Mrs Lindsey         1 frow                                    .63
J B Speak               1 cutting knife                   4.13
Mrs Lindsey          1 Bell                                    .88
Mrs Lindsey          1 Tar Barrel                       1.50
Charles Gibson     1 Gin & running Gear    92.00
Charles Gibson     1 pair balances               10.00
James Williams    1 Sithe & Cradle                1.00
Mrs Lindsey          1 cow brindle                    9.00
John Rhodes          1 muly cow & calf           18.00
Mrs Lindsey          1 cow & calf 11.00          153.41
Mrs Lindsey          1 cow ”                               10.00
Mrs Lindsey          1 cow ”                               10.50
Mrs Lindsey          1 cow ”                                 9.00
Mrs Lindsey          1 cow ”                                10.00
Mrs Lindsey          1 heifer                                9.00
J B Speak                1 yearling                            2.75
J W Lindsey           1 Clarks Commentary       4.00
J B Speak                1 Josephers Works             3.00*****
Mrs Lindsey          4 vo. M. Magazine              2.00
Mrs Lindsey          1 Wesley Sermons              3.00
Mrs Lindsey          1 life Wesley & notes         2.00
Mrs Lindsey          1 lot of Books                        .50
J W Lindsey           1 com History                       .50
Mrs Lindsey          1 lot of Books .75              70.11
Amt carried up                                               576.97
Mrs Lindsey          2 Ploughs & hoes               2.50
B.M. Hodges          1 Axe                                    1.87
Mrs Lindsey          1 folding Leaf table           5.00
Mrs Lindsey          1 Bed & furniture               5.00
Mrs Lindsey          1 Do                                       5.00
J W Lindsey          1 Lot Jugs & dine                 3.37
Mrs Lindsey         2 Large Pots                          2.00
Mrs Lindsey         1 Grindstone                         1.00
J W Lindsey          1 Sow & pigs                          4.00
Mrs Lindsey         1 Lot of hogs                        75.00
Mrs Lindsey         4 stacks of fodder 16.00   120.74
J B Speak               1 Stack of fodder per hund 1.50
J B Speak               1 Stack of fodder per hund 1.75
Land rent:
Bennet Wood        1 lot 40 acres per A.H.        15.06¼
McWhorter           1 Ten Acres first Qual.        21.25******
McWhorter           1 Ten Acres sec. ”                 20.56
McWhorter           1 Ten Acres third ”               21.37½
McWhorter           1 Ten Acres fourth               23.50
Maj Puckett           1 Lot 40 Acres                       16.50
J W Lindsey          1 Lot 19 Acres                        20.00 141.91¼
John Lindsey        1 Lot 6 Acres #1                   650.00*******
Will Gibson          1 Do 2                                     300.00
Fleman Hodges   1 Do 3                                     551.00*******
William Simpson 1 Lot 10 Acres 1                    13.50
J W Lindsey          1 Lot 10 Acres 2                     13.12
J W Lindsey          1 lot “ “ 3                                 13.50
Fleman Hodges    1 lot “ “ 4                                 13.75
J W Lindsey           1 lot 40 Acres                         18.00
J W Lindsey           5 hogs first choice                30.00
J W Lindsey           6 hogs 2d choice                   26.00
J N Owen               1 Boy Daniel                         902.00
Mark Lindsey       1 Boy Daniel large            1010.00 2530.87½
A D Neill                1 Boy Nelson                      1505.00
Mrs Lindsey          1 ” Luster                            1080.00********
John Hodges         1 ” Armster                         1199.50*********
John W Lindsey   1 Girl Eady                            240.00
Mrs Lindsey         1 Do Betsy                             500.00
J W Lindsey          1 boy Abraham                    465.00
Mrs Lindsey         1 Girl Caty & child               800.00
Mrs Lindsey         1 Waggon & hind Gear       130.00 6928.50
Amt carried over                                            10299.57
J W Lindsey          1 Yoke of Oxen                       63.50
J W Lindsey          1 Do same                               55.00
Mrs Lindsey         1 Horse                                    85.00
Mrs Lindsey         1 Do same                               50.00
J W Lindsey          1 Poney                                   25.00
Mrs Lindsey         1 Gray Mare                           85.00
J W Lindsey       10 Barrels of corn                    29.00
J W Lindsey       10 Do same                               28.00
J B Speak            10 Do ”                                       29.25
Mrs Lindsey      10 Do ”                                       28.50
J W Lindsey       10 Do ”                                       29.50 537.31
J W Lindsey       10 Do ”                                       29.50
J W Lindsey      10 Do ”                                        29.50
J W Lindsey      10 Do ”                                        29.50
J W Lindsey      10 Do ”                                        30.00
J W Lindsey      10 Do ”                                        30.00
J W Lindsey      10 Do ”                                        30.75
W & H Terry       1 lot of 80 Acres                      15.81
Capt James McDaniel 1 lot of 80 Acres             18.12
West W. Lindsey 1 lot of 32 Acres                        7.12**********
J W Lindsey        1 Town lot & house               700.00
J W Lindsey        1 Town lot ” 2                         100.00
J B Speak             1 lot of land in Walker         210.00 1171.31
Amt total                                                        112008.15
The State of Alabama Lawrence County
Personally before me Wiley Galloway Clerk of the County Court of said County came James B. Speake one of the administrators of the estate of Denis Lindsey deceased and made oath in due form of law that the foregoing exhibit contains a true and correct account of the additional sale of the property belonging to the estate of said deceased as far has come to his knowledge.
Sworn to & subscribed before me the 1st day of June 1837 James B. Speak
Wiley Galloway Clerk
 
Notes
* I think that this John Lindsey (also the J. Lindsey listed with no middle initial) is John Lindsey (1788 – 1850/6) who is likely a brother of Dennis’s father Mark, discussed here.
** David Lewis Dinsmore (1803 – 1888), son of John Dinsmore, uncle of Dennis.
*** John Hunter (1805 -1868), whose son William married Dennis’s daughter Margaret Tranquilla Lindsey.
**** Thomas Sparks (abt. 1795 – 1840), likely a relative of Riley Sparks, a nephew of Mark Lindsey’s probable half-brother Dennis Lindseyof Franklin County, Alabama). See Paul E. Sparks, “Thomas Sparks of Early Lawrence and Walker Counties, Alabama,” at the website of the Sparks Family Association, who links this Sparks family to the Kitchens family much intermarried with the Lindseys of Lawrence County.
***** I.e., Josephus.
****** The McWhorter who appears in a number of entries in the sale bill is George Washington McWhorter.
******* I do think this is Dennis’s son John Wesley Lindsey. It seems to me the land listed here for him, and the two entries following him, was land being sold and not rented. Fleman Hodges is Fleming Hodges.
******** His name is Lester in the estate inventory.
********* I.e., Armistead, spelled Armsted in the estate inventory.
********** I think this is likely Dennis’s brother Fielding Wesley Lindsey, though why he would not have been isted as West F. Lindsey is unclear to me.
Note that Walker in the final entry for land purchased by James Beckham Speake is Walker County.

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