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Ancestors of Christopher Glen Colson

      86. <Unnamed>, born in VA. He married 87. <Unnamed>.

      87. <Unnamed>, born in VA.
Child of is:
  43 i.   Susanah Tuttle, born Abt. 1828 in KY; died Aft. 1880; married Andrew M. Thompson.

      88. Simon Lindley, born 20 January 1769 in Spring Mn, Orange Co., NC622,623; died 30 August 1827 in Chatham Twsp, Sangamon Co., IL624. He was the son of 176. John Lindley and 177. Sarah Pyle. He married 89. Anna Standley 14 July 1789 in Pendleton Dist, , SC625.

      89. Anna Standley, born 03 February 1766 in Kent Co., DE625; died 23 January 1849 in Chatham Twsp, Sangamon Co., IL626.

Notes for Simon Lindley:
In the genealogical papers of Lilly (Goodman) Lindly, she has a family Group Sheet of John and Sarah (Pyle) Lindley listing their children and dates of birth. She references an old family record book in the possession of a descendant of John Lindley in Loami, Sangamon Co., IL. A photo copy in possession of Faye (Van Hoosen) Hughes a 4th g. granddaughter of John Lindley.

June, 11, 2000 [Pat Oates e/mail:].


The proof of Simon as son of John & Sarah Pyle Lindley is some old ledger someone had yrs ago & I have never seen this ledger nor copies. Samuel Washington & Jonathan Lindley sons of John & Sarah Pyle Lindley were not listed in this ledger. The Rev War really had this family in a mess because of Col./ Dr. John Pyle Sarah's father. I have email somewhere that tells about this ledger but I take with a grain of salt because no one has seen it for yrs. & I wonder about a ledger book that existed in the 1700s staying with a family for that long. What I think is someone wrote the birth dates in this ledger at some point & it became proof of family.

Pat Oates in TX.

LINDLEY, SIMON, was born Jan. 20, 1769, in Orange county, N. C. Anna Standley was born Feb. 3, 1766, in Kent county, Del. Her parents moved to Pendleton District, S. C. Simon Lindley and Anna Standley were there married, July 14, 1789. Their home was in Orange county, N. C., until four children were born, and they moved to Christian county, Ky., where they had three children. In the fall of 1807 they moved to Madison county, Ill., and the next spring to what is now Bond county. All was quiet there for about three years, but in the latter part of 1811 the Indians became hostile, and began to murder the settlers and steal property. Mr. Lindley was warned by a very old, whitehaired Indian, of the threatened danger. Then the settlers united in building a fort or stockade, about two and a half miles from where Greenville now stands. They lived in that fortification during the whole time the war with Great Britain was raging. They could not have held their ground and provided for their families, but the soldiers who were stationed there guarded the men while they worked in the fields. They lived that way four years, many of their members being murdered. The Indians continued to swarm about them in greater numbers, and they abandoned the fort, and all went back to Bond County in the vicinity of Edwardsville, in September, 1814, and the next spring, 1815, a treaty was made, in consequence of which, hostilities ceased. Simon Lindley remained near Edwardsville four or five years, and moved to what became Sangamon county, arriving April 14, 1820, in what is now Chatham township. Of his seven children--

JOHN, born Jan. 23, 1791, in North Carolia, married twice, and died in Madison county, Illinois. [June 06, 2000 Patricia Oates, e/mail: "Phil Submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener". my line, m. No. 1. 7 February 12 1814, Sarah Anderson. (She died October 1814 without issue.) m. No. 2. 14 May 1818, Sarah P. Gonterman in Madison County; d. 3 October 1863, Madison County, Illinois.]

JOSEPH, born Jan. 7, 1793, in North Carolina, married in Bond county to Nancy Hicks, moved to Sangamon county, then to Tennessee, and from there to Freestone county, Texas.

MARY, born May 11, 1795, married George Bridges, raised a family, and died in St. Clair county.

SARAH, born Dec. 4, 1797, married Allen Bridges. They raised a family and live in Polk county, Mo.

SIMON, Jun., born August 16, 1799, in Christian county, Ky., came to Sangamon county with his parents, went to South America when a young man, married there, and has not been heard of for several years.

ELIZABETH, born Sept. 3, 1803, in Christian county, Ky., married July 30, 1826, in Sangamon county, to Samuel Harbour. [See his name. d. 25 September 1890, Sangamon County, Illinois].

ANNA, born May 9, 1806, married April 13, 1826, to Thomas Greenwood [in Sangamon County, Illinois (See his name). ; d. 11 October 1848, Sangamon County, Illinois].

Simon Lindley died August 30, 1827, and his widow died Jan. 23, 1849, both near where they settled in 1820.

Simon Lindley was a minister of the Regular, or Predestinarian Baptist church. It was reported that Simon was a very eccentric man, and many anecdotes are related of him, both in connection with his preaching and in private life. Mr. Lindley was also a man of liberal education. He was educated at some college in Philadelphia, but whether he was a graduate or not, is not known. After the town of Springfield was laid out, there was a discrepancy between the surveyors of that and the former town of Calhoun, and Simon was called on to re-survey it and harmonize the differences, which he did, to the satisfaction of all parties. [Power, John Carroll, HISTORY OF THE EARLY SETTLERS OF SANGAMON CO., IL. pg 458.]

May 31, 2000 [Pat Oates, e/mail:]


____ . Simon Lindley was a preacher in the Two Seed Predestinarian Baptist Church. This church plays a big part in the group of people who came from Shelby/Coles Co. IL . in 1833 to TX & this is the group that Samuel Washington Lindley & family were with. This was also the Parker group that the Indians attacked in Limestone Co. & took Cynthia Ann Parker & she ended up with Pete Nacona the Indian chief as her husband. _____ .

Pat Oates in TX.

Here is some info from "1835 Tax List Sangamon County Illinois" by Thomas, Marilyn Wright and Temple, Hazelmae Taylor.

Simon Lindley (pg 56) bought 80 acres (W 1/2, SE 18, T14 R6) on 18 November 1823 and the land belonged to Allen Bridges by 1835.

On 24 June 1826 Simon purchased and additional 80 acres (W 1/2, NE 19, T14 R6) which also belonged to Allen Bridges by 1835.

In Simon's 1827 will he "Second I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Bridges the two half quarter sections ... " W 1/2, NE 19, T14 R6 & W 1/2, SE 18, T14 R6. The second parcel was to be Sarah's upon the death of Simon's wife Ann.

The author's on page 121 point out that Simon purchased land on the second day the Springfield Land Office was open (Friday, November 7, 1823) and purchased land. [June 06, 2000 Patricia Oates, e/mail:]

Grantee: Lindley, Simon
Acres: 286
Book: 13, Page: 25
Date Survey: 8- 8-1807, County: Christian, Watercourse: Casleberry Fk
Children of Simon Lindley and Anna Standley are:
  i.   John Lindley, born 23 January 1791 in Orange Co., NC626
  44 ii.   Joseph Lindley, born 07 January 1793 in Orange Co., NC; died 26 January 1874 in Limestone CO., TX near Mexca; married Nancy Ann Hicks 19 June 1817 in Bond Co., IL.
  iii.   Mary Lindley, born 11 May 1795 in Orange Co., NC626
  iv.   Sarah Lindley, born 04 December 1797 in Orange Co., NC626
  v.   Simon Lindley, born 16 August 1799 in Christian Co., KY627; married <Unnamed> in South America628.
  Notes for Simon Lindley:
SIMON, Jun., born August 16, 1799, in Christian county, Ky., came to Sangamon county with his parents, went to South America when a young man, married there, and has not been heard of for several years. [Power, John Carroll, HISTORY OF THE EARLY SETTLERS OF SANGAMON CO., IL. pg 458.]

  vi.   Elizabeth Lindley, born 03 September 1803 in Christian Co., KY629; married Samuel Harbour 28 July 1826630; born 24 September 1799 in Garrard Co., KY630.
  vii.   Anna Lindley, born 09 May 1806 in Christian Co., KY631

      90. Job Hicks, born Abt. 1755 in North Carolina632,633. He married 91. Thamer Bacchus Abt. 01 August 1788 in Chowan Co., NC634.

      91. Thamer Bacchus, born 635.

Notes for Job Hicks:
1810 Illinois Census Index

Hicks, Jacob BOND CO. pg. 60, year 1818, 01-05-00-00
Hicks, Job BOND CO. pg. 60, year 1818, 01-01-00-00

  Notes for Thamer Bacchus:
HICKS, Thamer (Bacchus); North Carolina hist. And gen. Reg. Jan.1900-July 1903. Edenten, NC, 1900-03. (V.1-2, v.3, no.1-3):1: 248[American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)]

Child of Job Hicks and Thamer Bacchus is:
  45 i.   Nancy Ann Hicks, born 11 May 1801 in Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN; died 28 August 1876 in Limestone Co., TX near Mexca; married Joseph Lindley 19 June 1817 in Bond Co., IL.

      92. Alexander Dunbar, born Abt. 1787 in Monroe Co., VA636; died 28 August 1820 in Prestonburg, Floyd Co., KY636. He married 93. Mary Polly Cooper 07 November 1805 in Monroe Co., VA636.

      93. Mary Polly Cooper, born 12 July 1789 in Prob. Monroe Co., VA636; died 05 August 1841 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI636.

Notes for Alexander Dunbar:
"His father, Alexander Dunbar, was a soldier in the war of 1812 and participated in the battles of the River Raisen and the Thames, and was present at the famous Perry's victory on Lake Erie." [Charleston Twp., Coles Co., IL; biographical sketches, pg. 518, Col. A. P. Dunbar.]

From THE BATTLE OF THE THAMES; by Col. Bennett H. Young, Filsom Club Publications, No. 18, pg 219


Captain George W. Botts' Company, Privates, Dunbar, Alexander.


Alexander Dunbar enlisted 27 August 1813 at Newport, Campbell Co., Kentucky in Capt. George Bott's Company assigned to the 2nd Regiment of Col. John Donaldson’s Mounted Kentucky Volunteers. [ data base, service record, War of 1812]

From this data, it is unlikely that Alexander Dunbar participated in the Battle of River Raisen as it was fought 22 January 1813.

More About Mary Polly Cooper:
Burial: August 1841, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI636
Children of Alexander Dunbar and Mary Cooper are:
  i.   John Dunbar636
  ii.   Sylvester W. Dunbar, born 12 December 1805 in Monroe Co., VA636; died 18 January 1848 in Maquoketa, Jackson Co., IA636; married Rachel Walker 16 February 1842 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI636.
  More About Sylvester W. Dunbar:
Burial: January 1848, Maquoketa, Jackson Co., IA636

  iii.   Col. Alexander P. Dunbar, born 04 July 1810 in Flemingsburg, Fleming Co., KY636; died 25 April 1883 in Charleston, Coles Co., IL636; married Eleanore Monroe 27 September 1836 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IL636.
  Notes for Col. Alexander P. Dunbar:
[1879 ILLINOIS COUNTY HISTORY, COLES COUNTY: Biographical Sketches, Charleston Township, pg. 518]

"COL. A. P. DUNBAR, retired, Charleston, with one exception, the oldest living inhabitant of the city; was born in Fleming Co., Ky. July 4,1810; his father, Alexander Dunbar, was a soldier in the war of 1812 and participated in the battles of the River Raisin and the Thames, and was present at the famous Parry's victory on Lake Erie. The subject of this sketch, after receiving an English education and reading law to some extent, came to Clay Co., Ill., in 1828, at the age of 18 years, and engaged in teaching; after two years, he returned to Kentucky, where he completed his law studies, and was admitted to the bar in the spring of 1831; he at once came to Coles Co., located at Charleston, and began the practice of his profession, which he continued for forty?six years; he was the first lawyer in the counties of Coles, Cumberland and Douglas; he assisted in carrying the chain at the second survey of lots in Charleston in 1831. On the breaking, out of the Black Hawk war in 1832, .he received a commission as Colonel and rendered valuable service in recruiting and forwarding the troops from this vicinity. In 1832, he was appointed Circuit Clerk and Recorder to fill out an unexpired term; in 1834, he was elected Justice of the Peace, and held that office eight years; in 1836 and 1837, he represented Coles Co.--- then including Cumberland and Douglas Cos.?-- in the State Legislature, and occupied the same seat with the lamented President Lincoln, Hon. Stephen A. Douglas being also a member of the same House; he was again elected to the Legislature in 1844, serving two years; he was appointed, in 1870, Prosecuting Attorney, to fill out the unexpired term of Gen. John Boyle, and has held other offices of trust, among which may be mentioned that of Police Magistrate from 1868 to 1874. Col. Dunbar was first married in 1834 to Miss Ellen Monroe, a native of Glasgow, Ky; she died in 1835; and on Sept. 27, 1836, he married Mrs. Susan F. Harrison, the widow or Matthew T. Harrison, of Kentucky; they have had eight children?Alexander Mason Dunbar (of Charleston), Mary Ellen (now Mrs. I. N. Cutler, residing in Missouri), Imogene Carolina (afterward wife of Bruce Anderson, and who died in 1870), Lucian Sylvester (of Charleston), Albert Perry who died in 1876), Lucy Arabella Wm. 0. Peake, of Charleston), Susan Virginia (who died when less than 2 years of age) and Charles Ulysses, of Charleston. Col. Dunbar's law library, together with many valuable papers, was destroyed by fire in 1877, upon which he retired from practice. Col. Dunbar was an Old Line Whig, and joined the Republican party on its organization in 1856 he stumped the county and vicinity for the Republican candidates at every Presidential election since that time; lie is a fluent, effective public speaker and an able lawyer."

  More About Col. Alexander P. Dunbar:
Burial: 1883, Mound Cemetery, Coles Co., IL636

  46 iv.   Henry Clay Dunbar, born 14 September 1815 in Flemingsburg, Fleming Co., KY; died 10 May 1897 in Worthan, Freestone Co., TX; married (1) Ruth Long; married (2) Mary Amanda Brewster 18 February 1845 in Charleston, Coles Co., IL; married (3) Laura Andrews 22 June 1870 in Woodland, Freestone Co., TX.
  v.   Elizabeth A. Dunbar, born Abt. 1819 in Prob. Flemingsburg, Fleming Co., KY636; died 30 August 1867 in Maquoketa, Jackson Co., IA636; married (1) John Corbin 18 December 1838 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI636; died 01 October 1846 in Minnesota Territory636; married (2) Frederick Scarborough 04 August 1847 in Maquoketa, Jackson Co., IA636; born 05 April 1805 in Brooklyn, Windham Co., CT636; died 02 March 1876 in Monticello, Jones Co., IA636.
  More About Elizabeth A. Dunbar:
Burial: August 1867, Maquoketa, Jackson Co., IA636

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