|Compiled by: Rex "B." Lindsay
Edited and Expanded By: David J. Wardell (1990)
Copyright © 1990 By: David J.
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Page Revised: October 24, 2000.
Histories of Individual Family Members
Testimony of Jane Parish Lindsay
Ancestry and Genealogical Summary
Massachusetts Period 1734 - 1780
New Hampshire Period 1781 - 1791
HISTORY OF WILLIAM BUCKMINSTER LINDSAY, SR.
His Ancestors and His Descendants
Two purposes have motivated the preparation and reproduction of the
history of William Buckminster Lindsay and his family. The first purpose is to bring
together the facts and information about the family as a whole to help promote family
unity. The example of faith, courage, and character inherent in the hardships and
struggles of our pioneer forefathers in settling new frontier after new frontier should
help to cement the bonds of kinship among the numerous and scattered segments of the
The second purpose is to summarize the status of genealogical research and
to disseminate the basic reference points for the benefit of family members who wish to
study the family pedigree and pursue further research. The information that we know about
our early ancestors relating to their personal life and traits is that which we find in
the same records which provide the genealogical data. Those who wish to learn of the
particular social and economic patterns of living of our early ancestors are referred to
the local town histories and the county and general histories of the locali-ties and time
periods in which they lived. This type of history is deeply interesting but is readily
available in genealogical libraries and need not be repeated here.
The information and references included in Part III are very brief and
include only that which is essential for guiding family members who are unacquainted with
the pedigree line to the basic reference points which support and establish this pedigree
as far back as it has been established conclusively. It is impossible to list all of the
references which have been searched or those which should still be searched. The
information given should help those who are new to the work to arrive more rapidly and
with less duplication of effort to the point where study and analysis will point the way
toward that which remains to be done.
The various branch histories that have been written by interested members
of the family have been reproduced in general in the form in which they were written,
except for some editing to eliminate excessive duplication of information that was common
to more than one history. The histories in Part II have been limited to the first two
descendant generations in order to keep this year's project in manageable limits. Those
who submitted histories of contemporary members of the family have not wasted their
efforts, for this material will be preserved and used in subsequent phases of our work.
The material is printed in loose leaf form so that it can be inserted in
the standard family history binders. This procedure will allow us to change and add to the
information as it becomes desirable. it also allows us to go ahead and reproduce and print
what we have available without waiting until the record is complete sufficiently for
It is hoped that members of those branches whose histories have not been
written and included will be stimulated to fill in these missing chapters (histories). the
longer this is delayed, the more the loss from the storehouse of memory.
Contemporary members of the family are urged to write their own life story
and to forward a copy for the files of the family association. If a member does not care
to make some of the more intimate details of their thoughts and experiences known beyond
their immediate family circle, he or she should write two documents. The minimum which we
should have in the family association file is an "Introductory Sketch", which
describes those experiences, achievements, work, and principal interests which would at
least introduce that person to the rest of the family members.