James William Lindsay, farmer, P. O. Flat Rock, was born March 7, 1835, in this county. He is a grandson of John T. Lindsay, born in Baltimore County, Md., where he married Susan Dowden; they raised twelve children of extraordinary size.

They went to Kentucky just after the Revolutionary war, and there participated in the hardships and struggles of the frontiers. Hazael Lindsay was one of the twelve children; he was married in Kentucky, to Sarah Ford, who was the mother of seven boys and four girls.He came to this county in 1830; he was census taker once, and was a County Assessor, receiving as his salary $65; he died in 1874.

His son, James W., was joined in matrimony to Rhoda A. Richards, born in Bradley County, Tenn., and died here 1864; she was the mother of three children -- Lavina A., wife of Joseph Phillippe, and mother of three children -- Nathaniel L. Lindsay, born July 10, 1862; William S., born November 27, 1864.

Mr. Lindsay was married a second time, December 22, 1873, to Hannah E. Richards, born in Bradley County, Tenn.; she is a daughter of William and Matilda (Morrison) Richards, Children were Rhoda Rosalie, born January 3, 1875; John T. born November 20, 1876, who married Edith Holmes, John now decreased; Sarah, born December 22, 1878, married Andrew Caverly, both deceased; Matilda, who married Austin Richey; Forest O., born April 20, 1880 died 1890; James Roscoe, who married Rilla Victoria Miller. To this union were born Frances, who married William F. Brush. Mary, who married Richard E. Kerr, who have one daughter, Patricia, aged 11. James Wendall, who married Iris Wood, who have one daughter, Vickie Ann, aged 14.

Mrs. Lindsay is a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Lindsay is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Russellville Lodge, No. 348. He is the owner of over 300 acres of land, to the cultivation of which he gives considerable attention. He is identified with the Republican party.