This website introduces a public record of the Lingo Families in Georgia. The main focus here is on the ancestors and descendants of Daniel Neil Lingo born 1822 in Stewart County Georgia.
For best use if this site, please visit the “How to use this site” page, and especially note the “Limitations and considerations” section on why this site seems very patriarchal, even beyond the limited focus of following the paternal “Lingo” name. See the “Research yet to be done” page for more on this topic.
The early days of Lingos in Georgia are not well documented (yet), however we have documentation that Daniel’s parents were Mary Ann Smith 1800-? and Pinkston Lingo 1795-1865. Pinkston was the son of Sarah Pinkston of Georgia and Patrick Lingo 1750-1801 who was born in Delaware, probably to another Patrick Lingo 1722-?. The younger Patrick fought in the Revolutionary War, which gave him the right to claim land given in return for his military service. He was able to receive land in at least four claims in Washington County, Georgia between 1786 and 1791.
For clarity, the descendants as we can best determine for now:
- John Lingo 1700-1757 and Elizabeth Lay 1698-1756
Daniel Neil Lingo married Harriet J Brown 1825-1885 in 1846 in Stewart County, Georgia. They had seven children, 4 girls, 3 boys. John Asbury Lingo 1865-1938 (more below) was their sixth child. For simplicity on this website, family connections will often be expressed in relation to John Asbury. More info about Daniel and Harriet’s children can be found on Daniel and Harriet’s page.
John Asbury Lingo Family
The middle boy and second youngest was John Asbury Lingo (1865-1938), shown below with wife Lela Alice Lasseter (1872-1948) and their 12 children. John and his siblings were all born in Georgia, most in Morgan, Calhoun County, Georgia. There are more details about J.A. Lingo on a separate page.
Early Lingo Georgians
Two Lingo cousins, Elijah and Patrick (1750-1801?), moved to Georgia in the late 1700s. Patrick is almost certainly the great-grandfather of John Asbury, though Pinkston, Asbury Pinkston and Daniel Neil Lingo. Patrick claimed land in Washington County that was granted to veterans of the Revolutionary War and Elijah became a valued and trusted member of the prominent Taliaferro (“Toliver”) family.
While there is some uncertainty around the lineage of both Elijah and Patrick, they both are almost certainly descendants of John Richard Lingo (~1700 – 1757) who immigrated to the Delmarva Peninsula of Virginia. Maryland and Delaware some time before 1734. Both of these branches of the family had members who moved up the coast to Sussex County, Delaware.
This site is intended to be a place to wander around to discover more about the Lingo Families in Georgia, so is not highly structured. You can use the Search function or the lists of all posts on the site to get to everything. People who are connected have their page linked together. A few pages of particular interest are also listed below.
- Lingos on the Move
- Religion and Mission – those who served
- Tragedies and sad stories – the beginnings of collected stories…
- Errors in Records
- List of people/biographies
- List of info pages