Caleb Abner Lindsey

7 July 1852–23 December 1923 (Age 71)
Lewis, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Caleb Abner

When Caleb Abner Lindsey was born on 7 July 1852, in Lewis, Tennessee, United States, his father, David Lindsey, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Ann Gresham (Grissom), was 30. He had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Willie A Lindsey. He lived in Palestine, Lewis, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Civil District 6, Lewis, Tennessee, United States in 1920. He died on 23 December 1923, in Lewis, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Hohenwald, Lewis, Tennessee, United States.

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Caleb Abner Lindsey
Willie A Lindsey
William H Lindsey
Sallie A Lindsay
Carrie Corine Lindsey
Lakin Albert Lindsey
Ova M Lindsey
Joe P Lindsey
Georgia L Lindsey

Spouse and Children



    William H Lindsey


    Sallie A Lindsay




    Ova M Lindsey


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    James Calvin Lindsey


    John Harvey Lindsey



    Wesley Young Lindsey



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 10

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 20

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 Variant spelling of Scottish Lindsay .2 Irish: reduced and Anglicized form of various Gaelic surnames, as for example Ó Loingsigh ( see Lynch 1), Mac Giolla Fhionntóg ( see McClintock ), and Ó Fhloinn ( see Flynn ).3 English: habitational name from Lindsey in Suffolk, named in Old English as ‘island (Old English ēg) of Lelli’, a personal name representing a byform of an unattested name Lealla.

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

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Sources (3)

  • C A Linsey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Caleb A Lindsey in household of David Lindsey, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Caleb A Lindsey, "United States Census, 1900"

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