Obituaries - Individual

Josiah Lindsey

Submitted Aug 2002
by Cynthia E Chandler


Died at his home near Elmo, Texas on August 18th 1880, Deacon Josiah Lindsey in the eighty-fifth year of his age. Brother Lindsey was born near Raleigh, N. C. When quite young his parents moved to Lauderdale Co., Ala., where he experienced a hope in Christ in early life, and in August 1823 he joined the Old School Baptists at Mill Creek Church. On the 26th of November following, he was married to Miss Ritty Harder, who was at that time a member of the same church with him, and the fruit of this union were eleven children, all lived to be men and women, ten of whom are still living, seven daughters and three sons, nine were with him in his last hours. Brother Lindsey moved to Itawamba Co., Miss., 1837, he went into the constitution of a church there and was ordained deacon. In the year 1869, he with his entire family of children and grandchildren moved to Kaufman Co., Texas and he settled on the place where he died. During his life of 66 years as a Baptist, he has ever stood firm in the doctrine of salvation by grace. During his fifty-two years service as deacon he was always faithful to his duties. He leaves his aged companion, ten children and a host of grand-children and great-grandchildren, together with the church to mourn his loss. His funeral took place at College Mound Church house Aug. 19th, Elder K. F. Polk spoke on the occasion to a large congregation of friends and relatives, after which his remains were placed in the cemetery at that place.

Irvin Hand
Elmo, Texas, Sept. 20, 1889

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