Can we assume that your Reunion grouping of Lindsays, composed of the following partriarchical families are all related?? If so, how are they related and would you be able to provide the documentation to prove their relationship?
1. Timothy Lindsay, married to Mary Ann Boyd
2. Larkin Lindsay, married to Rachel Stiles
3. David Siler Lindsay, married to Anna Eliza Smiley
4. William Riley Lindsay, married to Rhoda McHarge
There is a belief, among the DNA Group 9 participants, that your Lindsays are related to Jacob Riley Lindsay (b. 1813 Buncombe Co., NC, d. 1897 Cherokee Co., NC, and married to Jane Ridley, b. ca 1815 Burke Co., NC). Jacob Riley Lindsay is represented in DNA Group 9 by participant L0080. See http://clanlindsay.com/dna_group_9.htm
There is a second participant in DNA Group 9, L0058, who is a perfect 43 marker match with L0080. L0058 descends from Timothy Lindsay b. July 8, 1814, d. October 25, 1863 Swain County, North Carolina, married Sept. 10, 1853 Mary Ann Boyd b. Sept. 1830, d. July 1917. Timothy & Mary Ann had a son named William Riley Lindsay (1855 Macon County, NC - 1923 Swain County, NC). After the generation of William Riley Lindsay, the surname changed to Lindsey for this lineage.
DNA Group 9 participants L0058 and L0080, both are convinced that Timothy and Jacob Riley Lindsay were brothers and that their parents (currently unknown)died prematurely and left their sister, Martha, as an orphan in the home of George Caler, believed to be a maternal uncle of Timothy, Jacob and Martha. The belief is that the mother of Timothy, Jacob, Martha, et al was of the Caler surname.
Danny, which of these paternal Reunion lineages do you descent? Would you be interested in participating in the International Lindsay Surname DNA Project and proving without any doubt if you share a common ancestor with the Lindsays/Lindseys of DNA Group 9? If you wish to respond to me off this list, please advise and I will send you additional information on this historic Project.
My best regards.
San Jose, CA