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Unknown Ancestors
This old photo was in a trunk donated by a family member.

       Not sure who or where , but it depicts a scene typical of our area's early history when lumbering was a big business in the early to mid 1800's.                       Fox-Weston-Bronson and the Harrower-Mersereau families owned considerable property in the Lindley area where they carried                      out the lumbering business.   Colonel Lindsley had the 1st local sawmill.                                                                                                                                            .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Numerous sawmills were located along the Tioga River and…

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

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Below is a copy of another twist to the Pilgrim History of 1620 taken from the Dick Eastman Genealogy website . This was easier than copying all the article BUT  be sure you click on the address given in the article. As the radio commentator PAUL Harvey used to say "The rest of the story" .
I forwarded this  as an e-mail to some .The replies were interesting.


Hope you enjoy the story and Happy Thanksgiving


The Truth You’ve Never Heard About Plimoth Colony and the First Thanksgiving
· November 16, 2017 · History · 6 Comments

The Thanksgiving story you know probably goes a bit like this: English Pilgrims, seeking religious freedom, landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts, where they found a rich land full of animals and were greeted by a friendly Indian named Squanto, who taught them how to plant corn.
The true story is more complicated. Once you learn about the real Squanto — also known as Tisquantum — you’ll have a great yarn to te…

Town of Lindley,NY Remembers Hometown WWII Heroes

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Lindsley Descendants Visit Lindsley Burying Ground Historical Marker

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On Monday July 24th , three ( 3 ) of Colonel Eleazer Lindsley's  5th Gt. Grandsons  visited the Town of Lindley's first Historic Marker placed at the Lindsley Burying Ground by the  William G. Pomeroy  Foundation of Syracuse, N.Y.


Rick -Phil and Chuck
As Lindsley descendants, they are interested not only in the Lindsley/ Mulford/ Seelye Genealogies , but the history of the Town of Lindley. It was great having them take time to visit  and to share their families and Lindley history.
"The  Foundation  established the Historic Roadside Marker Grant Program because the trustees Bill ands Sandra Pomeroy feel that the history of our towns and villages are important to preserve.  They, also,  believe it serves to educate the public. " 
 There are several other historic markers in our  area placed by the Foundation , but this was the first in the Town of  Lindley.
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Lindley,NY World War II Heroes

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Happy 95th Birthday May 9,2017

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Tioga RR

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 Apologies to publisher of this article .I neglected to make a note of date and origin.