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Date: 7 Oct 1860 to 21 Aug 1953
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June 13, 2021. Created by Ade Akili (team member, US Black Heritage Project)

Contents

Purpose

This page is a collection of the sources used to create preliminary profiles for Lindsey Brodie, his wife Jennie (Donovan) Brodie, his daughters Evaline Brodie, Mary (Brodie) Smith and Sarah (Brodie) Scott, his son John W Brodie, his daughter-in-law Florence Alberta "Birdie" (Dupree) Brodie, later Nelson, mother of his grandchildren Lindsie C, Floyd A, and Lillian B Brodie by his son John W and his grandchildren Jennie and Robert Smith by his daughter Mary. It is by no means a comprehensive catalog of Brodie family members by blood or by law from 1860 to 1953.

What Is Known

Lindsey was a man of African ancestry born in Virginia around 1830 enslaved by George Peyton Eggleston. In his October 1860 will, George bequeathed Lindsey, aged about 27, to his daughter Adelaide Eliza Eggleston.[1] George died in 1860. The April 1861 inventory of George's estate also names Lindsey and indicates he was a blacksmith. The inventory advances Lindsey's age by 5 years.[2]

Space:Will_and_Inventory_of_George_Peyton_Eggleston, transcription.

Adelaide Eggleston married an L L Brodie on July 9, 1863.[3]

The 1870 Census enumerates a Linsy Brodie, 40, Male, Black, Occupation: Blacksmith, Birthplace: Virginia.[4] Household members are:

  • Gussie, 23, F (See Research Note 1)
  • Bettie, 12, F
  • Florance, 3, F
  • John, 12, M
  • Richardson, John, 49, M

The 1870 Census did not include a person's relationship to the head of household.

The 1880 Census enumerates a Linsey Brodie, Black, Male, 55, Occupation: Blacksmith, Birthplace: Virginia. It advances his age 5 years.[5] Household members are:

  • Jennie, F, 48
  • John W, M, 11
  • Sarah, F, 8
  • Mary, F, 4
  • Eveline, F, 1

The 1880 Census included a person's relationship to the head of household but none were recorded for the Brodie household.

John W Brodie married a Birdie Dupree in 1890.[6]

A Florence Duprie married Lewis Nelson in 1898.[7]

The 1900 Census, Nelson Household enumerates Florence, Lindsay C Brodie, Floyd E Brodie, and Lillian B Brodie in the household of Louis Nelson where she is his wife and they are his stepchildren.[8]

The 1900 Census, Scott Household enumerates Sarah (29), Bettie (9) and Evaline Brody[sic] (21).[9] Sarah Scott was the informant on the the 1915 death certificate for Evaline Brodie naming Evaline's parents as Lindsey and Jinnie Brodie.[10] This appears to be Eveline from the 1880 Census.

The 1900 Census, Smith Household enumerates a Mary Smith, her daughter Jennie (4), her son Robert (5 mos.) and her mother Jennie Brodie.[11] This appears to be Mary from the 1880 Census.

The 1930 death certificate for Lindsie Calvin Brodie gives his father's name as John W Brodie and mother's maiden name as Florence Dupree. The informant was Florence Nelson.[12]

The 1942 death certificate for John W Brodie names his parents as Lindsey Brodie and Jenny (Donovan) Brodie (See Note 2).[13] This appears to be John W from the 1880 Census.

The 1952 death certificate for Floyd Augustus Brodie names his father as John Brodie and his mother as Florence Dupree. The informant was Gertrude Brodie.[14]

The 1953 death certificate for Florence Alberta Nelson[15] naming her father as Caloin Dupree provides supporting evidence for the following conclusion:

Birdie (Dupree) Brodie and Florence (Duprie) Nelson are the same person, Florence Alberta 'Birdie' (Dupree) Brodie, later Nelson.[6][7][12][14][15] John W Brodie is the father of Lindsie C and Floyd A Brodie and the likely father of Lillian B Brodie.[8][12][14]

Hypotheses

  • John Richardson was the head of household and Lindsey Brodie was his partner in trade.

Reasoning: The 1870 Census indicates John Richardson was a blacksmith and landowner with personal property valued greater than that of Lindsey Brodie who owned no land.

  • Gussie (23) is the daughter of John Richardson (49).

Reasoning: Their ages support a parent-child relationship. It was not uncommon for parents to share a household with their adult children.

  • Bettie (12) and John (12) on the 1870 Census are Gussie's siblings or share some other non parent-child relationship with her

Reasoning: Their ages as given do not suggest or support a parent-child relationship.

What Is Not Known

  1. Whether Lindsey had any siblings.
  2. Whether Lindsey had any children aside from the above named.
  3. Whether Lindsey Brodie married Gussie Richardson (presumed maiden name).
  4. Whether Lindsey Brodie fathered Florence, age 3 from the 1870 Census.

Research Notes

  1. Indexed as Louisa, however, a comparison of the capital G, lowercase S and lowercase IE combination elsewhere in the document suggests the name is Gussie.
  2. Jenny's maiden name may be Dunavant.

Sources

  1. "Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:37SQ-293N-XN9?cc=1909088&wc=M6Q7-N68%3A179635601%2C179971501 : 22 May 2014), Lauderdale > Wills, 1860-1868, Vol. D > image 40-41 of 245; county courthouses, Tennessee.
  2. "Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:37SQ-293N-7V9?cc=1909088&wc=M6Q7-N68%3A179635601%2C179971501 : 22 May 2014), Lauderdale > Wills, 1860-1868, Vol. D > image 52 of 245; county courthouses, Tennessee.
  3. "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93F-5S5Z?cc=1619127&wc=Q63S-1D4%3A1589264503%2C1589374448 : 22 December 2016), Lauderdale > Marriage registers, 1838-1865 > image 171 of 198; citing Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties.
  4. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6PM9-BR?cc=1438024&wc=KLDN-RM9%3A518655501%2C519042801%2C518759701 : 14 June 2019), Tennessee > Lauderdale > Ripley > image 3 of 14; citing NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD7L-HBT : 20 February 2021), Linsey Brodee, Ripley, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 79, sheet 75C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,255,266.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKHQ-H98D : 10 March 2021), John Brodie and Birdie Dupree, 27 Dec 1890; citing Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 1,008,553.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKHQ-H7MG : 10 March 2021), Lewis Nelson and Florence Duprie, 12 Apr 1898; citing Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 1,008,553.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSDW-TKM : accessed 12 June 2021), Lindsay C Brodie in household of Louis Nelson, Civil District 2 (north part) Ripley town, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 83, sheet 6B, family 110, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,583.
  9. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSZW-M1L : accessed 13 June 2021), Evaline Brody in household of George Scott, Civil District 5 Memphis city Ward 1, Shelby, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 62, sheet 6A, family 139, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,597.
  10. "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSW6-SBN : 1 March 2021), Evaline Brodie, 11 Feb 1915; Death, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville.
  11. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSDW-TV7 : accessed 15 June 2021), Mary Smith, Civil District 2 (north part) Ripley town, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 83, sheet 6B, family 106, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,583.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSPW-KVD : 1 March 2021), Lindsie Calvin Brodie, 24 Jul 1930; Death, Ripley, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville.
  13. "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MD-YTPT : 18 March 2018), John W Brodie, 23 Apr 1942; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference , record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm .
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSZQ-31S : 13 June 2021), Floyd Augustus Bradie, 29 Oct 1952; Death, Ripley, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSZW-3W5 : 1 March 2021), Florence Alberta Nelson, 21 Aug 1953; Death, Ripley, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville.




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