Edwin Reuben Lindsay

25 September 1828–6 December 1893 (Age 65)
Johnstown, Edwardsburgh Cardinal, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Edwin Reuben

When Edwin Reuben Lindsay was born on 25 September 1828, in Johnstown, Edwardsburgh Cardinal, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, his father, William Buckminster Lindsay Sr, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Hancock Myers, was 28. He married Tabitha Cragun on 23 December 1850, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1860. In 1870, at the age of 42, his occupation is listed as blacksmith in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States. He died on 6 December 1893, in Bennington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Bennington Cemetery, Bennington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Reuben Lindsay
Tabitha Cragun
Marriage: 23 December 1850
Sarah Adeline Lindsay
Mary Jane Lindsay
George Edwin Lindsay
William Nelson Lindsay
James Samuel Lindsay
Thomas Hyrum Lindsay
Ephraim Cragun Lindsay
Trisha Ella Lindsay
David Elisha Lindsay
John Cragun Lindsay
Tabitha Ann Lindsay

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  • Marriage
    23 December 1850Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 11
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    Age 18
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Lindsey in Lincolnshire, England. This is first found in the form Lindissi, apparently a derivative of the British name of Lincoln . To this was later added the Old English element ēg ‘island’, since the place was virtually cut off by the surrounding fenland. The surname was taken to Scotland at an early date and is the name of an important and powerful Scottish family.Irish: adopted as an equivalent ofvarious Gaelic names (see Lindsey ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    William Buckminster Lindsay Sr.

    William Buckminster Lindsay Sr. Contributed By Kristine Bowman · 13 July 2013 · 0 Comments William Buckminster Lindsay, Sr. was born 30 March 1797 in Peacham, Vermont. He was the son of Ephraim and Me …

    Sources (68)

    • Ed R Linsy, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Ediven R. Lindsay in entry for Joseph A. Lindsay and Minnie Marchant, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Edwin Lindsay in entry for Sarah A Burbanks, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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