>that sounds very interesting. I bet we can connect
>with some kin folks here some where. I will check
>with my information and get back with you. thanks
>for contacting me. My mother's father was David
>Russell Lindsey. His wife was Frances. Frances Veal.
>I know something very interesting about my grand
>father Lindsey and Breckingridge. A man named
>Breckingridge, that is. It may not be the same one
>you are talking about. I will get into my books about
>the family and let you know what I find out. by by
I saw this post by you (2003) on the LINDSEY Message Board at Rootsweb.
You say your grandfather was David Russell LINDSEY, who married Frances VEAL.
My wife is related to this family:
Katherine Lee YATES (my wife)
William Newton YATES, m. Dessie Elizabeth KING
David YATES, m. Mary Olive Ann GENTRY
Samuel David YATES, Jr., m. Mary Margaret LINDSEY
David M. LINDSEY, Sr., m. Elizabeth LUCAS
This David M. LINDSEY was also the father of Isaac "Big Ike" LINDSEY, who was David Russell LINDSEY"s father.
So, your grandfather, David Russell LINDSEY was my wife's great-grandmother's, Mary Margaret LINDSEY's, nephew. I think, if I have everything in my genealogy program correctly, that you and my wife are 3rd cousins.
We have quite a bit on the LINDSEY family of Monroe Co., TN, but would love to correspond with you and find out more. You say you have information about your great-grandfather LINDSEY and a BRECKINRIDGE. I assume you mean Isaac "Big Ike" LINDSEY? If so, we also have the family story about them and just wonder if it corresponds to yours. According to my wife's family lore, "Big Ike" was the illegitimate son of John Cabell BRECKINRIDGE. Is the story you have? We've never found proof of such a relationship. I have tried to "disprove" it, but using dates and places have never been able to do so. "Big Ike's" supposed father, David M. LINDSEY, Sr., and his wife, Elizabeth LUCAS WERE in KY near the BRECKINRIDGE families in the same time period, so the illegitimate birth of "Big Ike" is possible, especially considering the LINDSEY/BRECKINRIDGE ties farther back in time. "Big Ike's" great-grandfather, Moses LINDSEY, married Letitia (Leticia) BRECKINRIDGE, who was John Cabell BRECKINRIDGE's 1st cousin, twice removed.
Also, the LINDSEY and BRECKINRIDGE families seem to have been associated with each other in VA and KY.
Would love to hear from you,
George W. Durman