Welcome to the Lindley Presho Genealogical and Historical Society Blog.
Our mission researching and preserving our history and genealogy.
Retired Lindley Town Historian - Catherine "Kitty" Pierce.
Welcome to out new blog format! Please submit your genealogy and history question or appropriate postings to Kitty or Tracy
Janice Glover and Paul Thomas-descendants of the Thurber family ofCaton
will give a presentation on the Restoration of the Thurber Barn onThurber
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.
For Sale in 2014 The last blog posting shows the postcard of a Northside High School.
A former Lindley resident was curious as to the date. Using the Internet, he found a copy of the postcard dated 1905. After a discussion about the age of the Northside High School that has been in recent Corning Leader news articles, he located a September 14,1927 article on the Fulton Archival Newspaper website that said the new high school had opened . Corresponding with him about the date and other information regarding the school had piqued my curiosity . Knowing that so many Lindley residents had attended a Corning Northside High School or had a connection with it, I decided to research the history of the schools. As Town Lindley Historian , I had provided Ian Mackenzie with information about the Lindley one room schools when he was writing his book -"The Birth of Education In One Room Country Schools. The Story of al…
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.