Thursday, July 28, 2016

Math Test from a Primary School Math Book1863

Copy of 1863 and 1891 School Book

Some questions for your children   No calculators allowed!!!!!!

How did they do??/

How good was your math??/

Friday, July 15, 2016

Copied from a Genealogy website. Dick Eastman

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter -

(+) Calculating Birth Dates from Death Date Information

The following is a Plus Edition article, written by and copyright by Dick Eastman. 
What day was that ancestor born? It seems like such a simple question, and yet finding the answer can be surprisingly complex, even when you have the numbers in front of you. Exact dates are often found in death certificates and frequently on tombstones. The problem is that these are often written as death dates followed by the person’s age at death.

With so many broken or damaged stones in our old cemeteries, I was interested in the repair job on this stone.  Repairing them is a challenge -so hats off to anyone who preserves the old grave stones.


Monday, July 4, 2016

Honoring Lindley's 1st Veterans Revolutionary War Veterans The Earliest Founders of Lindley

Lt.Colonel Eleazer  Lindsley -
Lt. Colonel in Colonel Spencer's Regiment -Rev.War
Buried in Lindsley Burying Ground

Samuel Lindsley -son of Col.Eleazer and Mary Lindsley
(recently discovered documentation - )
4th N.J Regt. Wounded Battle of Brandywine at 17 years of age.-Rev.War
(A Lindsley Descendant and a  DAR Representative are sorting out documentation since there were 2 Samuel Lindsleys from N.J.who served in the Revolution)
Was Major in first Steuben County Militia.
Buried in Lindley Burying Ground 

Dr.Ezekiel Mulford
Surgeon 1st N.Y. Regiment -Rev.War
Buried in Lindsley Burying Ground

Captain John Seelye
Orderly Sergeant
Col. Bradley's Connecticut Regiment  Rev.War
Spy for General Washington
Buried Lindsley Burying Ground

David Cook
Ensign  -New Jersey
Buried Five Corners Cemetery 
Jasper, New York
 Several Descendants buried in Lindley cemeteries

Joshua Mersereau
Mersereau-Latoruette Spy Ring for General Washington Rev. War
2 Teenage Brothers with their Father aided Washington  at Crossing of the Delaware
Buried Presho, N.Y. Cemetery

On July 4th ,1776, the Continental Congress declared this country's independence from British rule .
The men above were involved in some way with the founding of this new nation.

In 1790, 14 years later, the first five (5) of these men would move their families to establish a settlement in the then  NYS wilderness to a place now known as Lindley,New York. Joshua Mersereau as an elderly man would come in early 1800's to live with sons who had established an extensive lumber business here.

Why would these men and families leave their established homes to move to the wilderness? We know from diaries and other documents left by soldiers in the Clinton- Sullivan Campaign 1779 that destroyed the Native American's Food Bank for the British that these soldiers  envisioned this region  as a land of opportunities after seeing the richness of the area.  Many would return.
Without  a copy of Col.Lindsley's Military Record, we don't know if he participated in this campaign, but he had served in Col.Sterling's Regiment which did. So we can assume that he either saw this part of the country or heard stories from those who did. From records we know that he  surveyed land on Seneca Lake and that when his plans for that area did not materialize, he purchased the land that is now Lindley . And the rest is Lindley's history.

 I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
-Thomas Jefferson

And so we celebrate the 4th of July to honor  all who participated in the War of Independence -
                               The American Revolution 1776- 1783
  Some of  Col. Lindsley's   Land   2015

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Our Town Lindley,N.Y.

 Lt.Col. Eleazer Lindsley  and Lindsley Coat of Arms

(Composite photo made for the Steuben County Hall of Fame)

Lindley no longer has a school in the town and this is my way of letting the residents learn about the town where they live

The following will be excerpts from various histories about the history  of the Town of Lindley. Each historian or person writing the following information has made his own  interpretation of the facts.  Kitty

Lt. Colonel Eleazer Lindsley was born December 7th, 1737 in Morristown, New Jersey -the son of Jonathon Lindsley. He died in Lindley, N.Y. June 1,1794. He served as a Lt .Colonel. in Colonel Oliver Spencer's Regiment of New Jersey Continental Troops. He was ,also, a Second Major in the Morris County ,Militia . He married Mary Miller of Morristown N.J. He served in the New Jersey Assembly in 1780; was a Justice of Peace in 1783 and moved to Steuben County, New York in 1790.
From Men of Morris County, New Jersey  Who Served in the American Revolution.
 Barbara J. Hoskins   1979   Contribution to the Bicentennial of the American Revolution

Colonel Lindsley was associated with "The New York Genessee Land Company " and surveyed lands on the east side of Seneca Lake. The land was to be divided into large farms with lake frontage. Lindsley laid out a town 10 miles square for himself and named the place "Appletown".  "State" interference with the lease plans caused Lindsley to look elsewhere for land. He disposed of this land .(Much has been written elsewhere about the Genessee Company-Kitty)

In 1789, at the conclusion of the Indian Treaty in Canandaigua , New York in which Lindsley had been invited to participate, he purchased Township 1,Range 2 in the County of Ontario. In the spring of 1790, Colonel Lindsley with party of 37 relatives and friends, left New Jersey for a new settlement in the area that he had purchased. This settlement was known as Lindleytown or Lindsley.  In later years, the "s"  was dropped and the town today is known as Lindley.
Colonel Lindsley was elected to serve as the first representative in the New York Legislature from Ontario County.
He died in 1794.
Colonial Ancestors and Descendants by Uri Mulford  1920  Corning, N.Y.
Uri Mulford  was a direct descendant of Col. Lindsley  and Dr.Ezekiel Mulford . (This is a brief summary of what he wrote about why Lindsley left the Seneca Lake purchase and purchased the land that became Lindley.  Kitty)  

to be continued 


Saturday, June 25, 2016

A response to the hearing notice June 22, 2016

I have attempted  to not get involved in local politics on this blog .

I  posted the notice of  Monday night's hearing on the proposed changes in Lindley's Comprehensive Lindley residents would know about the Hearing . The Planning Board and Town Board members have been working for a long time to up date the present Comprehensive Plan that affects all Lindley residents. I know many people no longer read the newspapers -much less the Legals, but I know many folks do follow this  blog. So my intent was just to inform those who might not otherwise be aware of the hearing.

 Apparently -the notice below (sent to me by e-mail ) is a response to the public hearing notice that I posted on 6/22/2016. This notice  is being circulated in an area of town where there are concerns about some of the proposed changes. 

 I will post this response to inform  blog readers, but no further comments.  Any other comments can be presented at Monday night's hearing .
 Kitty Pierce

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Notice of Lindley Town Board Public Hearing from Town of Lindley Blog Mon. 6/27/2016

From lindleytownblogspot

Proposed Local Law Public Hearings June 27th at 7:00pm

NOTICE: Legal Notice is Hereby Given that pursuant to Section 20 of the Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York, and pursuant to resolutions of the Lindley Town Board adopted June 8th, 2016, the said Town Board will hold a Public Hearing at the Lindley Town Hall, 637 County Rte 115, Lindley NY 14858 at 7:00 pm on Monday, June 27th, 2016 to hear all interested parties regarding the adoption of proposed Local Laws #1 2016, titled "Right to Farm” and Local Law #2 titled “Amendments to Local Law #2, 2014: Amendments to Town of Lindley Zoning Ordinance Local Law #1, 2005."  Said hearing may be adjourned from time to time as necessary.  A vote on the proposed laws/amendments may occur at the end of the public hearing after all interested parties have been heard. Further information, including access to copies of said proposed Local Laws, may be obtained at or at the Lindley Town Clerk's Office at the above address.
Lindley Town Board
Megan Thistle, Town Clerk

One of the proposed  local law changes as  listed  on refers to Section D  Mixed -Use Zoning

Former Lndley-Presho
Elementary School

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Congratulations Corning Incorporated Longtime Employees

Loren (Mike) Morse
75 years
Lindley resident with wife Theresa

George Bronson
75 years
Lindley Native now residing in Pennsylvania

Dick Pierce 50 years
Lindley Resident

Larry Gorges   50 years  No photo available
Lindley Native  resides in Caton

Congratulations to all 75 and 50 year   Longtime Employees honored by Corning Incorporated  June 15,2016

I may have missed others because I did not connect their name to Lindley .
The Corning Leader  published a complete list of names  in today's edition   6/16/2016 publication