Where was James Lindsey, father of Judge John William Lindsey, born, really?

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Judge John William Lindsey (Lindsey-1465) has a father listed as James Lindsey (Lindsey-1761) born in Virginia. But the James Lindsey who was married to Delilah Brewer was born in Scotland and came to Virginia just before the Revolutionary War started. Are there two James Lindseys here? Why do all the family trees show James Lindsey who married Delilah Brewer as being born in Virginia but claim that he is the guy who the DAR & SAR say was born in Scotland?
WikiTree profile: John Lindsey
in Genealogy Help by Angelique Chamberlain G2G6 (9.8k points)

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(Historical Sketch of John W. Lindsey and family, by Horace B. (for Boyd) Lindsey who was the fourth child of the family.)
 
"John W. Lindsey was of Scotch decent, born in the state of North Carolina, Chatham Co., in 1788. His father James A. Lindsey was a native of Virginia; immigrated to North Carolina and was a Rebel soldier in the war with Great Britain for the independence of the Thirteen Colonies and was wounded at the battle of the "Cowpens". John W. Lindsey immigrated with his father to Christian Co., Kentucky in1806 and was married to Peggy Linn and settled in Trigg Co., Kentucky and there established a tan yard and saddle shop, having learned the saddle trade in Fayettsville N. Carolina. His tannery and shop was one and a half miles from the town of Canton on the Cumberland River. He immigrated to Calloway Co., Ky. He left Calloway Co., Ky. on the third of March 1833, and immigrated to LaFayette Co., Missouri; landed there the ninth of March; rented a farm one mile from Lexington on the Independence Road. It was a great thoroughfare to Santa Fe, New Mexico and in1834 he moved to what is now Benton Co., Mo. It was at that time Pettis Co. Benton was organized in1835. Taken from Pettis on the north side and Green Co. on the south side of the Osage River. Warsaw now Co. Seat of Benton was located in the fall of 1837 lot sales in Jan. 1838 the Co. having bought 160 acres of U.S. land and laid off in town lots. John W. Lindsey was elected Co. judge in 1835 which office he held until his death, Jan. 27, 1840; was buried South of Warsaw 3 miles. He was loved and respected by all who knew him."
 
(Source: Bible Records belonging to Mary Atlanta Lindsey now owned by Susan Luan Rutherford Healy.)
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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If this is true about John W Lindsey’s father, then why is he assumed to be the same James A Lindsey who was born in Scotland and was married to Delilah Brewer?

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