Margaret HUTCHCRAFT TRENTON LINDSAY BRANHAM born about 1760. Another researcher did some searching in Culpeper, VA where the Lindsay family lived before the father, Thomas LINDSAY, a merchant, was "lost" in the Carolinas sometime before 1806.

Margaret, a daughter of James HUTCHRAFT and unknown, was married twice in Frederick County, MD. (1) First briefly to Thomas TRENTON on 3 Apr 1781; then she married (2) Thomas LINDSAY 8 Sept 1782. After her husband died, she married (3) James BRANHAM in Culpeper Co, VA 9 Feb 1806. No children were born of this marriage.

Her children with Thomas LINDSAY (from a letter written by a granddaughter) are named in an abstract of Kentucky wills by Jane Clay Kenney as:
Thomas (married Elizabeth ELKIN);
Nimrod Long (married 1817 Lavinia Garrard GRIMES and died Sept 2 1840- his wife died Sept 14, 1840);
Margaret A.;
Charles (b 27 Nov 1795 VA);
Nancy married Mr. TODD* [sic];

*Could easily be a misreading of old script for LADD.
**According to Rogers Barde, Elizabeth was the child of Margaret with her first husband, Thomas TRENTON, and not Thomas LINDSAY. (I think Rogers is descended from this line.) She also has James LINDSAY, born 1790, as a child of Margaret and Thomas LINDSAY, married Malinda ELKIN 26 Jan 1826 Clark Co., KY. [Malinda is a sister to Elizabeth ELKIN who married James' brother Thomas LINDSAY 2 Feb 1817, Clark Co.]

One of the reasons I was following up the LADD line is that Jacob LADD committed suicide in 1833 (Clark Co., KY) and that made me suspicious of his line. He was probably born about 1784 in VA, maybe Mecklenberg). Most likely he is the brother of James LADD who was in Bourbon Co. KY censuses in 1810 and 1820 and is better documented, but their parentage is not certain.


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