Owen Lindley: Quaker Records Are the Key (52 Ancestors #46)

Owen Lindley, my sixth great grandfather, is another one of the Quakers who made the journey from Orange County, North Carolina to Orange County, Indiana in 1811.  He was the nephew of Jonathan Lindley and Deborah Dicks.  When I went back through my files to see what I had on him, I realized that was almost all I knew about Owen.

I began searching for him on Ancestry.  With their recently added Quaker records, I felt sure I would find something.  And I did.

Owen Lindley was born on the 9th day of the 6th month, 1763, in Orange County, North Carolina.1,2,3,5,6,7  His parents were Thomas and Sarah (Evans) Lindley.1,2,3,6  He married Sarah Thompson in 1784.3,4,5,7  They had six children:  James, Sarah, Martha, Thomas, Jonathan, and David (1797-1797).3,5,7  Sarah died in 1797, possibly due to complications from child birth, and Owen married Grace Chambers in 1798.3,6,7,8  Their children were Aran, Polly, Queen Amy, Elizabeth, Elenor, Grace, David, Owen, and Chambers.7,8

Owen died sometime between June 2, 1828 and July 21, 1828.7,8  He left a very detailed will, wherein he leaves his mare, Blaze, to his wife.8  I don’t know why, but I always enjoy reading about ancestors’ pets.  I suppose it makes them seem more alive to me.

The Annual Monitor for 1830 had a nice paragraph about him:

In early life he submitted to the baptizing power of Truth; and thereby was qualified to become a useful member of the Church.  In his last illness he forcibly expressed the interest he felt in the dear Redeemer.9

I’m very glad I was able to find this information on Owen Lindley.   I often get frustrated with Ancestry because they update so often and everything changes.  However, the addition of the Quaker records definitely made me very happy.  Without them, I wouldn’t have known much about Owen. Hopefully, I can continue to collect information on him.


Sources

  1. Ancestry.com. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.  Guilford College; Greensboro, North Carolina; Records 1814, Volume 11; Collection: North Carolina.
  2. Ancestry.com.  U.S., Hinshaw Index to Selected Quaker Records, 1680-1940 (database on-line).  Provo, UT, USA:  Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  3. Ancestry.com. U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I–VI, 1607–1943 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
  4. Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
  5. Ancestry.com. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.  Guilford College; Greensboro, North Carolina; Women’s Minutes, 1838-1885; Collection: North Carolina Yearly Meeting Minutes.
  6. Heritage Consulting. Millennium File [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003.
  7. Brown, Roger. “Owen Lindley (1763-1828).” Find A Grave. Findagrave.com, 04 Sept. 2015. Web. 20 Nov. 2015. Find A Grave Memorial# 151843637.
  8. Ancestry.com. Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.  Probate Records, 1816-1943; Author: Indiana. Circuit Court (Orange County); Probate Place: Orange, Indiana.
  9. Ancestry.com. U.S. and UK, Quaker Published Memorials, 1818-1919 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.

 

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