Saturday, September 20, 2014

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


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

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.
Kitty
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.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

1857 Map of Lindley,N.Y.

                       Courtesy of Steuben County Historian  -Eleanor Silliman
                                         67 years after 1st settlement.
Note:
  •     The number of  Sawmills        
  •     The  number of Harrower, Mersereau, Mulford Families
  •                ( Harrowers married into Mersereau Family)
  •                 (Mulfords descended from Lindsley Family)  
  •  Where most of the population  resided..
  •   Erwin Centre  became Presho
  •   The  1839  RR -still in existence -but transporting a different product.
  •   The Post Office
Where was the Tioga  River  Crossed ? 
 (In old deeds there is mention of a Ford in the River-- about where the Wetlands are now located)

Enjoy and compare to today's maps  
 Kitty 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

From Steuben County Historian Files



                                      Presho Store and RR Depot

Eleanor Silliman newly appointed County Historian has generously scanned and forwarded this photo showing the location of the two buildings in relation to each other. Thanks, Eleanor -
This is new to the Lindley files. These buildings were located near the Presho Bridge -lost in the 1946 flood.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Who was Dr. Ezekiel Mulford

Excerpt from Town of Lindley--Roberts Historical Gazetteer of Steuben County -1891  ( There is more information about dates of birth,etc in the history-   I believe a copy of the history is available on the Internet.    Kitty
        (*  My additions--Kitty)


     " Dr. Ezekiel Mulford , the physician of the colony (*Lindsley Colony ), was the direct descendant of John Mulford, of Maidstone, Sussex, England who was one of the first thirty-five settlers in the state of New York, he settling on Long Island in 1639.  Dr. Mulford married Anna, daughter of Colonel Eleazer Lindsley.( *Founder of Lindley ,NY) Their children were Lindsley; Jeremiah;  Eleazer; Nancy-married first Cornelius Williams, and second John Gray; Eliza-the first white child born in Steuben County-married Delusena Bachus; Savalon and Mahlon(twins); Castilla; Almira married David Halsey Meriel; James-killed by a horse; Phoebe married Joshua Russell; Minerva H. married Orlando Gregory of Caton.

         Dr. Mulford died January 12,1813,and his wife the previous day .
(* They succumbed to an epidemic (*pneumonia typhus--per Uri Mulford) that caused many of the colony to die.) They are buried in the same grave in the Lindsley Burying Ground.-Kitty )

      Children
  E. Lindsley Mulford ,became known throughout the country as a woodsman and hunter-living the life of adventure with a young Indian for some years.
           Jeremiah and Eleazer were intimately connected with the early development of the village of Lindley which was built upon their farms.
           Eleazer, the last survivor of the Lindsley colony who came in 1790 ,died in 1871.  He married  Betsy Lillibridge who came to the colony to teach school.
          Castilla was the father of General John E. Mulford who acquired a national reputation by his connection with the exchange of prisoners during the war of the rebellion.
          Eliza was the mother of Rodney Bachus, the inventor."

From Colonial Ancestors and Descendants  Uri Mulford-Corning, NY  1920

        "Dr. Mulford studied medicine and surgery first as an apprentice and doctor's assistant-as was then the practice at Sag Harbor and later served in a military hospital in Morristown, New Jersey.(*during the Revolutionary War)   In June 1790, he brought surgical instruments and medical supplies (*to the Lindsley colony.) Much of this was lost in a house fire on
Christmas Day- 1793.  Dr. Mulford was the first member of his profession to locate in the Painted Post section of the Genesee Country)."

*Three Revolutionary War Veterans are buried in the Lindsley Burying Ground on the new County  Rt. 115 . Colonel Eleazer Lindsley, Dr. Ezekiel Mulford and Captain John Seelye.

  * (Uri and Ami Mulford were two of the sons of Eleazer Perry and  Sarah Jane Davis Mulford  and the  grandsons of Eleazer and Elizabeth (*Betsy) Lillibridge Mulford. Since they are interesting descendants of the Lindsley / Mulford family, I plan to write about them later.  Kitty)