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Posted by: June Epperly Date: December 13, 2001 at 21:21:05
In Reply to: Re: ISAAC S. LINGO by Laurana Holman Schamma of 685

Hi Laurana,
I read your information and there seems to be some confusion about who Sarah Smith was married to. My information states that she was married to Samuel S. Lingo. For clarification I am posting the following information from the book, "History of the Gateway to the Green Hills, 1976" which was published by the Pioneer Heritage Association in Bucklin, Missouri.(My home town) Hopefully, this information is correct.

From the book, Gateway to the History of the Green Hills, 1976: Lingo Family History
The 1800 Census in Delaware shows a Samuel Lingo, with a son age 18-26 years of age. Then the 1810 Census shows a Jas. Lingo about 25 years of age whom we would assume to be the son of Samuel. The 1820 Census does not show any Lingos, but the Tennessee Census of 1820 shows a Jas. Lingo age 35, with a wife and 2 sons, 1 under 10 and the other 10-16. In 1830 the Tennessee Census finds Jas. Lingo and Samuel S. Lingo.

This same official document states that Samuel S. Lingo with wife, Sarah Smith, and two sons, came from Tennessee to Missouri in 1835. There were among the early settlers of Randolph county, establishing themselves in the frontier settlement of Chariton Township on Darks Prairie, east of Chariton River.

For ten years Samuel and Sarah Lingo farmed and raised cattle (and Children) in this outpost of civilization. Samuel taught school in combination with his farm work. Sarah was kept busy with house work and helping raise their children - ten before their removal to Macon County. The youngest of these, Lee, was born December 16, 1843.

Macon County was eight years old when the Lingos arrived. Bloomington was its first county seat - later moved to macon City. The corner where the Lingos settled was then part of Russell township, but a new township was formed, the largest in the county - named Lingo township for Samuel and his family.

A year after their arrival in the new location, an eleventh child, Andrew J. was born to the Lingos. Two more children - daughters - came before the death of Sarah, in January, 1850. A second marriage by Samuel Lingo in June 1858, brought seven more children - fours sons and three daughters. These, added to the thirteen by his first wife, made a total of twenty children for Samuel S. Lingo.

Farming and cattle raising on his extensive holdings in Section 33 of Lingo township occupied most of his efforts, but Judge Lingo - he served sixteen years on the County Court bench - found time to teach school and aid in other public activities. His fruitful and checkered career, beginning in the rugged hills of Lincoln County, Tennessee, ended in the prairie country of Lingo township, full of honor and esteem, on the 25th of June, 1877, interment was in Lingo Cemetery. (From Lingo Family Record, as compiled by David Lingo)


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