Currituck Co., N.C. Houses

 

Lindsey Home

Located off N.C. Highway 170 near Shawboro.  Present owner, V.S. Cowell.  Although extensive repairs have been made to the outside, original lines remain and the original paneling is intact.

UPDATE 2/18/2006 from Anne Jennings:  This photo is the ruins of the Lindsey home. It is located behind Central Fertilizer at the end of Central Lane in Shawboro. The location is west of the railroad tracks beyond a curve in the field path extending from the end of Central Lane. Laura Mae Sanderlin told me that she had lived there with her husband Sam Sanderlin at one time. She said that as the house began to deteriorate that people would ask to salvage wood, especially the trim under the eaves of the front porch. The owners would never permit salvage.  According to a letter written to Alma O. Roberts in 1956 by U. S. Army Colonel Gordon C. Jones from Fort Bragg, N. C., the Lindsey family came to Currituck County as early as 1690-1700.  According to Currituck Will Book 2; page 148, John Lindsey's will was recorded and examined 8 Mar. 1799.

 

This photo and information are from the project "Old Homes in Currituck County to 1860" originally compiled June 1960 by Alma O. Roberts and Alice Flora of the Currituck County Historical Society.   We are indebted to Barbara B. Snowden, president of the Currituck County Historical Society for permission to reproduce this collection on the internet, and also to Gerri Andrews and Diane Ferebee of the Currituck County Public Library who provided digital copies of the photos.  No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes; however, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research.  Images are for personal use only, not for redistribution.

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