Lindsey, Daniel Weisiger was born on October 4, 1835 in Frankfort, Kentucky, United States. Son of Thomas Noble Lindsey.
Graduate Kentucky Military Institute, 1854. Bachelor of Laws, Louisville Law School, 1859. (honorary Master of Arts).
Colonel 22d Kentucky Infantry, United States.V., during Civil War. Led it in campaign of General James A. Garfield in Eastern Kentucky, winter of 1861-1862. In campaign of General Morgan in capture of Cumberland Gap.
Then up the Kanawa Valley and commanded a brigade of 9th Division, 13th Army Corps, in Vicksburg campaign. Resigned 1863. Adjunct-general Kentucky, 1863-1867. Has practiced law at Frankfort, since 1867.