Biography of William P. Lindsay
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Lindsay, William P., Colton, was born in West Poultney, Vt., September 21, 1840, a son of Rufus H. Lindsay, a native of Vermont, born in 1797, who married Julia Potter of the same State, and had three sons and three daughters. He was a blacksmith, and died in Colton in 1866. He served in the War of 1812 and his widow drew a pension for his services. William P. was reared in West Poultney, and educated in the common schools and the West Poultney Seminary. He also learned the blacksmith's trade, at which he worked for many years. September 22, 1862, he enlisted in Company K, Ninety second N. Y. Infantry, serving till the close or the war. He was transferred to the Ninety sixth Regiment later, and from which he was mustered out. He was a participant in the following battles: Kingston, Fort Anderson, and also many skirmishes. He was taken prisoner at Fort Anderson, July 12, 1803, and held until November, 1864. He was present at the taking of Richmond and was held prisoner at Gouldsboro as hostage; then at Richmond on Belle Island, and at Andersonville; then at Savannah and Milan, where he was released. At the close of the war he returned to Colton, then went to Rockford. Ill., and spent three years hunting on the plains and acting as guide. His health failing he returned to New York and settled in Potsdam. After residing there two years he came to Colton, where he has worked at his trade and also as guide. In 1879 Mr. Lindsay erected the Lindsay House at South Coiton, of which he has since been proprietor. In 1866 he married Bridget Linney, daughter of Henry Linney. of Potsdam, and they have had five children: Delia, Edwin, Arthur, Sylva, and John (deceased). Mr. Lindsay is a member of High Falls Lodge, F. & A. M., also of Wait Post, G. A. R., and an Odd Fellow of Potsdam.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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