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Dennis Linchey/Lindsey (abt. 1710-1762): Tracking a Freed Servant in Spotsylvania (Later Orange) Co., VA, Post Indenture

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Dennis Linchey/Lindsey (abt. 1710-1762): Tracking a Freed Servant in Spotsylvania (Later Orange) Co., VA, Post Indenture

Posted: 1574369043000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lindsey, Martin, Strother, Thornton
I'd like to share with members of this list a posting I have published on my genealogy blog, tracking the history of Dennis Linchey/Lindsey, an Irish servant indentured to Francis Suttle in Richmond County, Virginia, in June 1718. After his indenture ended, Dennis Lindsey begins to appear in Spotsylvania County records in 1728, when he tried to patent land in the first fork of the Rapidan that later fell into Orange County. He seems to have lived in the section of Spotsylvania that became Orange.

The post documents Dennis' life in Spotsylvania until he moved to Edgecombe (later Granville) County, North Carolina, in 1744. The second posting linked below follows Dennis to North Carolina and discusses other families with Orange County roots who followed him to the Sandy Creek area of Granville County, including Strothers (who were connected to his indenture), Thorntons (his daughter Catherine married Roger Thornton), and Martins.

https://begatsandbequeathalsasouthernusfamilydocumented.com/...

https://begatsandbequeathalsasouthernusfamilydocumented.com/...

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