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LINDSEY, WILLIAM MOORE (1821–1894). William Moore Lindsey, Confederate soldier and state representative, was born in Shelby County, Alabama, on February 8, 1821, the son of James and Martha Torrance (Moore) Lindsey. Lindsey was raised in Alabama and in 1842 married Martha Eliza Calfee in Coosa County. This couple had six sons and four daughters. During the Civil War, Lindsey served the Confederacy as a member of Company D, Seventeenth Alabama Infantry Regiment. Lindsey immigrated with his family to Texas in 1867, settling in College Mound near Elmo in Kaufman County. In 1873 Lindsey won election as representative for District Four—comprised of Anderson, Henderson, Van Zandt, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties—to the Fourteenth Texas Legislature. He later established residence in Milam County. William Moore Lindsey died on September 24, 1894, and was buried in Elmo Cemetery in Kaufman County.


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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Aragorn Storm Miller, "LINDSEY, WILLIAM MOORE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on August 24, 2014. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.