My name is Bevan Lindsey, I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I graduated from Kingwood High School in Kingwood, but I lived on the west side of Houston for most of my life. Throughout my life, I have lived in Texas, Colorado, and currently living in Michigan of Detroit, Michigan with my beautiful wife, Jamie, and our brown-eyed boy, Mason.
Family and friends are very important to me. I enjoy quality time and making memories with my family, be it celebrating a milestone or a late night chat. I love hearing friends and family share stories about their lives and experiences. In this digital world, it can be easy to lose the human connection, so I really value time spent with those I love.
I also love to travel and have been blessed by several opportunities to explore the world with my wife. One of our most memorable adventures was visiting family in Brazil and attending the 2014 World Cup. I applied for tickets through the FIFA lottery and won the opportunity to buy tickets to the Sweet 16 match and a quarter final match, then I sold the quarter final tickets and paid for our flights there and the tickets for the 16th match. We stayed with family and spent two weeks exploring the Brazilian coast. We also has the opportunity to backpacking through Europe. This had long been on my bucket list, and thanks to United points and some creative planning, I was able to explore Europe for two months. Thankfully, Jamie was able to come with me (we were dating at the time) because my grandmother generously offered to cover her plane ticket so we could experience Europe together.
During football season, you can find me watching my Texans every Sunday (or Thursday or Monday from time to time). As for baseball, I always try to go to least one Astros game a year. My nephew and I have been traveling to a new baseball stadium each year. This started 4 years ago when he came to visit and we went to the Tigers vs Astros game. Besides Detroit, we have also been to Toronto, L.A., Houston, and Boston, with NY on the docket for 2019. On a whim, with the help of some stockpiled United points, I was lucky enough to travel to LA for the Astros vs Dodgers game 6 of the 2017 World Series. Unfortunately, we could not close out the series in game 6 out, but game 7 was a long time coming for the city of Houston.
I have always loved and enjoyed history, and I graduated with a B.A. in History from Oakland University in 2011. During my time at OU, I joined Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and met my wife, who was also part of the Greek community. Soon after graduation, we decided to move to Houston due to a more advantageous job market. Jamie was quickly hired to teach at a school for students with learning disabilities. Meanwhile, I helped my dad get his company off the ground before moving on to work at Enterprise. I learned a lot and worked hard, moving up the ranks quickly. On January 17, 2015, I married the love of my life and my best friend. Soon after, we moved into our first home. We thought we would be in Houston for several more years, but then all signs started steering us back to Michigan. I was offered a fantastic job opportunity working for the same company as my best friend, a job offer that came within a week of finding out we were expecting our baby boy. Although we may live in Michigan at the moment, Texas will always feel like home.
Many others have played a role in my life: my mom, dad, aunts, uncles, cousins, and my sister and brother in law. I was truly raised by a village, and I would not be where I am without all of them. However, the two people that provided me a foundation through it all were my grandparents, Stella and G.B. Lindsey. They did everything they could to make sure I had a great childhood. From taking me shopping each school year, so I would have the new and “cool” clothes, to allowing me to attend summer camp, basketball camp, and take karate lessons. I will forever remember Christmas with my grandparents, my grandmother's house was always beautifully decorated and it was my favorite time of the year. I learned how to drive on my grandfather’s old Chevy truck. He even bought me a cow when they live on a ranch, we would go out and feed him together. I like to remind my wife of the fact that I owned a cow when she tells me I’m a city boy. My grandfather was not a man of many words, but you knew you were special, he did the little things and tried to give his kids and grandchildren the things they wanted. We had our special Sunday breakfast at McDonalds, where I learned to put strawberry jam on my hashbrowns (don’t knock it till you try it). He had an incredible work ethic and taught me the importance of giving it your all. Most importantly, they guided me and taught me many of the life lessons that have helped me become who I am today. I miss them every day, and I would give anything for another day.
I picked up genealogy just after graduating high school, but it was on and off until about three years ago. Since then, I have spent way too many nights "about to go to bed" and staying up later than I should. You can find my trees on Ancestry and this site. I was fortunate to connect with William Lindsey, who has been working on our tree for over 30 years, so thanks William’s hard work, a good portion of our tree was completed. I have helped to fill it out with pictures, records, and additional people. I plan to work on William's line next, and eventually, my long term goal is to put together a book that includes every descendant of our first American ancestor, Dennis Lindsey, the Irish indentured servant. The completed Dennis Lindsey 1793 tree has over 3700 people and 15000+ sources.
I have taken DNA tests from Ancestry, 23 & Me, My Heritage, Gedmatch, Nat Geo 2.0, and FTDNA. I have also done the YDNA test up to Y111, along with testing about 15 cousins in effort to find all of our missing cousins.