Thomas Lindsey Sen, one of the first trustees of Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky, was born in Ireland, of Scotch descent. In Ireland he married Rebecca Harris (widow) and lived there until August, 1789, when they with their family of eight children, came to America.
The children of Thomas Lindsey and Rebecca, his wife, were Thomas, Jun., Rebecca D., Richard, Sarah, John Brown, Emelia, Mary, Markus, James Gardiner, Elizabeth, Keturah Taylor.
(I) Thomas Lindsey, Jun., was born in Ireland and died in Northfield, Boone County, Indiana, December 14, 1843. He was licensed to marry Lucinda Corbin, of Virginia and Kentucky, August 13, 1798. Lucinda died in Clermont County, Ohio, 1832. In 1837 Thomas Jun., and family moved from Clermont County, Ohio to Boone County, Indiana. Their children were Rebecca Harris, Thomas J., George G., Benjamin B., Janet H., Mary G. 1st, Lavinia, Marion Braidfotte, Mary G. 2nd, Sarah, Charlotte Louise, Margaret.
(II) Rebecca D. Lindsey was born in Ireland, married 1808- 1809 Archibald M. Smith, a farmer of Campbell County, and later a druggist in Cincinnati, Ohio. About 1826 they moved to Shelbyville, Indiana, where Archibald Smith and his son- in-law, Edwin Beall, practiced medicine for a number of years before moving to Missouri. The children were Rebecca, Lydia, Ebenezer, Nancy, James, Margaret, Mary Helen.
(III) Richard Lindsey was born in Ireland and married March 28, 1809, Nancy McPike, a daughter of Captain James McPike and Martha Mountain, his wife. They lived for a while in Newport, Kentucky, before moving to a farm near Rushville, Rush County, Indiana. Children: Thomas, Harriet, Frances, Richard, Marcus, William, James,John, Aurelia, Eliza.
(IV) Sarah Lindsey, born in Ireland, married Joseph McPike, of Newport, Ky., about 1808 or 1809, the eldest child of James McPike and Martha Mountain. Joseph and Sarah McPike resided on Front Street, Newport, until 1827 when they removed to Rushville, Indiana, where they both died and are buried on the farm which they had owned. They had numerous issue but only one daughter, Charlotte, survived.
(V) John Brown Lindsey, the third son of Thomas and Rebecca Lindsey was born in Ireland, April 21, 1775, and died at his home on Front Street, Newport, Ky., October 21, 1849. On January 4, 1806, he was married to Mariah Noble, a daughter of Thomas Noble and Elizabeth Clare Sedwick, born in Clarke County, Virginia, October 26, 1786. John and Mariah reared not only twelve of their fifteen children, but also three orphaned boys, one a grandson, John Lindsey Seogin, for whom he was guardian, and Simeon and Scipio Sedwick, relatives of Mrs. Lindsey. With such a large household help was necessary and slaves were the order of the day. John B. Lindsey and his wife, Mariah Noble who died August 9, 1850, together with several of their children who predeceased them, are buried in Evergreen Cemetery.
(VI) Emelia (Emily) Lindsey was born in Ireland, November 25, 1782, and died in Marion County, Ky., July 28, 1864. She married about 1820-1822, Owen Davies Thomas, born May 3, 1787, died July 27, 1851. He was a son of Owen Thomas, a Captain in the Revolutionary Army. Owen Thomas and Emily Lindsey had four sons: Lewis, Marcus, John Richard, and Owen.
(VII) Mary Lindsey was born in Ireland August 24, 1783, and died in Columbus, Indiana, September 29, 1836. April 7, 1803, Mary Lindsey and James Noble, a young law student, eloped to Cincinnati, Ohio, and were married there. James Noble was born in Battletown, Clarke County, Virginia, December 26, 1785, and died February 26, 1831, in Washington, D.C. For some years James was a member of the Indiana Legislature, and at the early age of 30 was elected U.S. Senator and served, as such, for sixteen years, until his death. The children of Mary Lindsey and James Noble were: Elizabeth, Benjamin Sedwick, James, Katherine Leitch, Rebecca Maria, and Richard Southgate. James Noble was a son of Doctor Thomas Noble and Elizabeth ("Betty") Clare Sedwick.
(VIII) Marcus Lindsey was born Dec. 16, 1787, in Ireland, and died July 27, 1833, at his home in Washington County, Ky. He married Jane Thomas Hardin (widow) in 1818. Among the names of prominent men in the Methodist Ministry, in the early days of Kentucky, that of Marcus Lindsey ranks high. Marcus had two sons and four daughters; both sons died in infancy; two daughters died young, and Catherine, the eldest child, and Sarah, both married Mr. Fletcher Wilson. His second wife was Catherine Lindsey, who died October 15, 1902. She was the last of her father's line.
(IX) James Gardiner Lindsey, the youngest son of Thomas Lindsey Sen., and his wife, Rebecca Harris, was born 1790; died August 1833. He married, May 6, 1815, Nancy Beall, daughter of Benjamin Beall, and granddaughter of William Kennedy, one of the largest land owners in the northern part of Kentucky. James Lindsey was the Sheriff of Campbell County 1826-1827, and again 1828-1829. James G. Lindsey and Nancy Beall, his wife were the parents of Thomas, Jeanette H., Mary, Ann Eliza, Rebecca, Ellen, and James Gardiner.
(X) Ann Eliza "(Elizabeth)" Lindsey was born in Campbell County, Kentucky, in 1798. A daguerrotype picture of her, in the possession of a relative shows her to be a young woman of great charm. Like her brothers she was six feet in height. She died in 1863 either at the home of her sister Mrs. Joseph McPike in Rushvlle, Indiana or at the home of her younger sister, Mrs. Charles Ward, Columbus, Georgia.
(XI) Keturah Taylor ("Catherine") Lindsey, youngest child of Thomas and Rebecca, was born at Cold Springs, Campbell County, Ky., 1800; died October, 1872; buried at Talbotton, Ga. She was married, June 4, 1819, to Captain Charles Ward of the U.S. Army. Captain Ward retired from the Army at Kichafoona, Marion County, Georgia, where he resided for several years. He was born 1795, died 1850 in Washington, D.C., and buried in the Congressional Cemetery. He was the eldest of fifteen children born to Daniel Ward and his wife, Bridget French. Children of Charles Ward and Keturah Taylor (Catherine) Lindsey, his wife: Rebecca, Catherine Lindsey, James Noble, Charles Artemus, Marcus, Laura Amelia, Frederick Arthur, and Ralph Shorter Ward.
Excerpted from "Early settlers in Campbell County, Ky. Lindsey--McPike--Noble"; by Helen Bradley Lindsey; Newport, Ky.: unknown, 1991.