According to descendants, Elizabeth had 12 children by Samuel.
From relative, Ken :
"Samuel Lindley had given a Power of Attorney to his representative in the claim of
Elizabeth's heirs' (her children) interests in her father John Saunders Whitley's estate. The Power of Attorney dated in 1848, was filed in the Coles County Circuit Clerk's office. Samuel Lindley stated in the document that he had married Elizabeth Lindley, and that he was the natural guardian and father of her children. Elizabeth had died in the Spring of 1838 in Montgomery Co., Texas. Samuel and Elizabeth had 12 children. After Elizabeth's death, Samuel had another child by his third wife, but none with his fourth wife--fourteen children in all."