From all I can gather, William Lindsay was the straightest of arrows, a saint. In an attempt to keep his experiences accessible, I'm dedicating a few years of research into William Lindsay and putting it on this blog. Please sign the guestbook. I'd love for this to be a gathering place for discussion on the man and his family.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Early life: Right eye accident

Slightly noticeable in photographs but never mentioned in his own writing, William Lindsay suffered an accident in 1848 that left him partially handicapped his whole life.
"When he was about fifteen months old he lost the sight of his right eye by being struck with a sharp piece of a broken dish. His parents were members of the LDS Church at this time. He screamed and cried with the severe pain of his injured eye, so they had the elders lay their hands on his head and give him a blessing. He stopped crying and the pain left him. This special blessing strengthened the Lindsay's faith in the gospel they had recently embraced a month or so before."

Source: James and Mary Murray Murdoch Family History

Monday, February 14, 2011

Marks and brands. William Lindsay the romantic?

Below we have a record of the symbol used to brand cattle belonging to William Lindsay. I'm not sure if there would have been a different mark for the sheep or not. Anyway, how did he get lucky enough to secure the upright heart brand and on the right cheek? Happy Valentines day!

from: Record of marks and brands from the state of Utah. Embracing all marks and brands recorded to June 1st, 1901. By C.S. Tingey. 1901.