Friday, June 26, 2015
The center photo does give the idea of the type of saw that was used. From the demo at the fair- sawing a log was a long,tedious job with this type of saw.
I experimented by " opening in a new window" then clicking on the photo of the saw and the print enlarged to make entire pamphlet more readable. Enjoy -Kitty
Monday, June 22, 2015
The Lindley-Presho Historical Society will meet 7 P.M..Thursday June 25th at the Lindley Town Hall .
Leon Golder of the Patterson Inn in Corning will present a program on Benjamin Patterson –for whom the Inn is named.
The program is of interest to Lindley residents as Benjamin’s younger brother , Robert was an early Lindley resident and land owner.
The 1857 map shows E.Patterson living on present River Road at end of Church Creek. There is no Patterson family genealogy in the files-so I am guessing this is a descendant of Robert Patterson. A Steuben County history states that David Cook and Robert Patterson brought back apple trees from one of their trips. Tannery Creek was formerly known as Cook's Creek - named for the family owning the property there. The map shows both the Cook and Patterson name between Tannery Creek and Church Creek -so I guess we can assume David Cook and Robert Patterson were probably neighbors. A trip to Bath to County Clerk's office to check deeds would probably help solve the puzzle unless a present owner of property in this area has information on their abstract.
Perhaps , Mr Golder's research on Benjamin will tell us more about the 2 families or current Lindley residents will have information about Robert Patterson and his family.
Lindley.NY. 1857 map
See you Thursday P.M.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015
Matthew Huels waiting to play Taps
A belated Thank You to all who participated in Lindley's Armed Forces Day ceremony on May 17th.
It is rewarding to see so many interested in honoring those who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces of our country. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.
The Woodhull Community Band under the direction of Kathy Knowles opened the ceremony with patriotic music. Local Veterans from the 5 branches of the Military were asked to stand as the band played the Official Song from their branch of service.
For the 7th year, members of the Tioga County Pa. Honor Guard conducted a flag raising ceremony honoring the Military Personnel - past and present from the 5 branches of the United States Armed Forces. Pledge to the flag was led by Lindley Veteran Richard Pierce
President Leyfert of the Honor Guard placed a wreath at the Veteran's Monument.
The names of 4 men who died in WWII and their connection to Lindley was announced. They are Robert Blackman, Ivan Jones, Robert Smith, and Donald Walch.
Brenda Criss, local resident and member of DAR reminded the audience that Lindley was settled by Revolutionary War Veterans---Col. Lindsley, Dr. Mulford, Capt. Seelye , David Cook and others who had helped United States become a nation. She,also, stressed how important the Constitution of the United States is to all of us.
The ceremony closed with a Rifle Salute and Taps by the Honor Guard.
The Invocation and Benediction was given by local Veteran Jim Ball.
Following the ceremony, participants in the ceremony and the audience enjoyed a social time and refreshments provided by local residents and Lawrenceville merchants.
At the May meeting of the Lindley-Presho Historical Society, brainstorming began on ideas for the 225th Birthday of Lindsleytown-a celebration of our town's Heritage.. Even tho , Colonel Lindsley and his group of about 40 people arrived in what is now called Lindley from New Jersey on June 7th, 1790, the birthday celebration will be held on Saturday afternoon September 19th, at the Lindley Town Hall. The Lindley Community Church will, also, be hosting some of the program. More details will be announced as the time grows closer.
Brenda Criss - Chairperson (who was Chairman of 1990 Lindley's Bicentennial Heritage Days celebration) is being assisted by volunteers from the community and the Church .While still in the formative state, it has been decided that the emphasis should be on sharing the history of Lindley so that the families and children who live here know more about the development of our town over the years. With this idea in mind, we are encouraging displays of historical items, pictures, stories , etc that will help explain the past history of Lindley. If interested in participating, please contact Brenda at 523- 8083 or Lindley Historian at 523-8851.The goal of the committee is to keep the event simple , but fun and interesting.