David Alexander Lindsay

M, (1754 - 17 October 1837)
Family Lines
Myers Line
Last Edited=14 May 2023
Gravemarker of David and Mary Lindsay
     David Alexander Lindsay was born in 1754 at Tyrone County, Northern Ireland.1,2,3,4 In 1776, he enlisted as a private in Captain Williaim Rippey's company, 6th Pennsylvania battalion, serving for 15 months. He was in the Battle of Three Rivers in Canada. He later enlisted under Col. Davis in Wagon Dept. and served 6 months.2,5

David Alexander Lindsay married Mary Shawgessey on 19 September 1785.1 David, appeared on the US Census of 1790 at Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. The enumeration reads:

1 - Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over
5 - Free White Persons - Males - Under 16
2 - Free White Persons - Females
8 - Number of Household Members.6

David, appeared on the US Census of 1800 at Tyrone Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. The enumeration reads:

1 - Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25
2 - Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44
4 - Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over
1 - Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25
1 - Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over
7 - Number of Household Members Over 25
9 - Number of Household Members.7

He applied for a pension based on his Revolutionary War service, which was granted.2 David wrote his will on 9 January 1836.8 He died on 17 October 1837 at Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3,5 He was buried at Hollidaysburg Presbyterian Cemetery, Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania, in plot A57 in the old churchyard portion.3,5

Compeller's Notes:
Birth: There are several birth dates given according to different records in court, Presbyterian Cem., or the DAR. Dates could be 1748, 1753, or 1754. I have used the date on his gravemarker, but it is a modern replacement, so its validity is quesitonable.3

Children of David Alexander Lindsay and Mary Shawgessey


  1. National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, 2011.
  2. Daughters of the American Revolution. Lineage Book. Washington D.C.: National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
  3. Find-a-Grave. Online https://www.findagrave.com/
  4. Ancestry.com. Ancestry Member Trees - Use with Caution. Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations.
  5. Hoenstine, Floyd G. Soldiers of Blair County, PA. Hallidaysburg, Pennsylvania: by the author, 1940.
  6. Census Bureau. 1790 U.S. Federal Census. Provoi, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, 2010.
  7. Census Bureau. 1800 U.S. Federal Census. Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, 2010.
  8. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993. Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, 2015.