Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Restoration of Thurber Barn in Caton,N.Y.

Janice Glover and Paul Thomas-descendants of the Thurber family of  Caton will give a presentation on the Restoration of the Thurber Barn on Thurber Road-Caton,N.Y. for The Lindley-Presho Historical Society .

The meeting will be October 23rd at 7 P.M. at the Lindley Town Hall-  (next to the Lindley Post Office. )

The meetings are free and open to the public.
Abner Thurber-- Revolutionary War Veteran ---was an early settler in Lindley. Without a doubt some of his descendants migrated to Caton.  We will learn more at the program on October 23rd.
Thurber House -River Road -Lindley,N.Y.
Lindley's Thurber House is one of the town's oldest homes. According to  the Lindley History written in 1990 ,the home  was built in the 1820'-30's.
A member of the family is buried in the Cook Cemetery. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Photos of Youth Groups

June 1977
From Larry Gorges
     I'm pretty sure I have the names correct, so I'll go ahead and list them below.  Not that it's necessary, but I'll append an (L) or (C) after each name to indicate in which town the player lived.  Include these or not, as you choose.

Front Row, Left-to-Right:  Darrin Horton (C), Davey Scouten (C), Terry Cleveland (C), Andy Gorges (C), Tim Scouten (C), Tim Peck (L), Alan Brant (L).

Back Row, Left-to-Right: Larry Gorges (Coach), Rich Cleveland (C), Ethan Thistle (L), Scott Van Etten (C), Jamie Brant (L), Bobby Clarkson (L), Bob Clarkson (Manager).

Hope this helps,
Larry Gorges

Thanks, Larry for tracking down all these names.

                               Lindley Little League Teams

Friday, September 26, 2014

Mersereau Sawmill-Portville,ny


John Mersereau -  moved from Lindley to Portsville ,NY where he established this saw mill. John was the son of Joshua Mersereau( -a Revolutionary War soldier and who served as a spy under Gen.George Washington. )

     The Mersereau/Harrower families were early settlers in Lindley with large property holdings and several sawmills.
      John became associated with the Fox -Weston Lumber Company and became an officer in the company.
   Joshua had relocated from Guilford,NY to Lindley-Presho to be near his children in his later years. He is buried in the Presho,N.Y. cemetery.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lindley News ---Corning Leader 9-20-2014

 I think print will enlarge using zoom on your computer screen.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

1932 Lindley Map

Hopefully this will enlarge when you click on it.     If it doesn't - I was able to enlarge by changing the zoom level on my laptop screen.
(On file in County Clerk's Office)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Floating Bridge.

   I forgot to mention an interesting structure on the 1873 map- a floating bridge across the Tioga River from Stowell Hill (West side) to Tannery Creek-(East side).  The tanneries were on East side and the Harrowers had a large sawmill on West side.
     Glenn Bronson and the Stowell family indicate that the house at end of Stowell Road was once a store located across the highway; then moved to present location. The millrace of the sawmill is still visible from the highway ( Rt.15 to become Co. Rt.115).    
        ( I can only speculate as to the purpose of the floating bridge and someday- I would like to look for traces of it.   (sigh!!)
         There is very little information about the Lindley Tanneries in  the Historian's file. I always appreciate any input-photos, etc. from readers about this type of subject.
Tioga River

Thursday, September 4, 2014

1873 Lindley Map

Note the changes in 16 years.
Several families had arrived following the Civil War.  The lumber industry was a big business for another 10 years and 2 tanneries had started business here.