New Hampshire Period: 1781-1791
By the time that the United States Census of 1790 was taken, the Lindsays had moved from Middlesex county, Massachusetts. Stanley Lindsay, Sparks, Nevada searched other counties and states of this same census in order to locate where the family was living. He found them living in Thornton, Frafton, New Hampshire, which town was incorporated in 1781.
United States Census—1790—New Hampshire (RB A 39)
The following Lindsay and allied families are recorded in Thornton, Grafton, New Hampshire:
Ephraim Lindsay, father of William Buckminster Lindsay, Sr., married Mercy Willey in Thornton in August, 1783 (F NH 5, pt 386, page 100)
Record of the Town Proceedings of Thornton (F NH 5, Part 386.) The following typical entries show participation of Ephraim in the town activities:
Ephraim and Mary (1) Lindsay sell land to John Robertson in Thornton on 17 April 1793 (after which they moved to Peacham, Caledonia, Vermont.)
(1) The names Mary and Mercy are believed to have been used interchangeably in those days.