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Merry Christmas 2014

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From a "Penny" Post Card

                                                            Merry Christmas
                                                                      and
                                                   a Prosperous, Happy New Year

                                                                Dick &  Kitty

Changes in Lindley

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1989
Built 1898
Trivia--A FEW CHANGES IN LINDLEY 1790-2004

Land – Farms-- Homes

1790Wilderness –Firstsettlers arrive- Build first log cabins, plant small fields of grain
Oxen are used to plow fields

1855Fields are larger –small dairy farms grow apples, grain --- Horses are replacing the oxen for preparing fields--Homes are changing from log to frame ( boards for homes are being sawed in the many sawmills)

1875178 farms - add tobacco to the crops – Larger frames houses built.

1972Less than 12 large dairy farms most of which are located on Rt.15 or on River Road
Many owners of small farms now work in factories, or the railroad
Since 1945 – many people use mobile homes for their houses

20041 large dairy farm remains.Other farmers raise hay, corn and beef cattle to sell .

People

179040 members of the Lindsley family and their slaves
1855704 people
187514812x’s as many people in 20 yearsWhy??? Tannery Industry started after Civil War (1865) and new families arrived
1960

Follow-up of German Builders of the Williamson Road (1792)

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The question has been asked--- What happened to the German families who participated in building the Williamson Road-in 1792? Although not directly connected to Lindley history , it is to Steuben County history. As Commentator - Paul Harvey-used to say "The rest of the story"    This information was discovered when someone in Markham  researched the family history . You never know what interesting stories you will find as you tract down ancestors.              A Little  History of The Town of Markham, Ontario, Canada  Copy and Paste the following URL to add to bookmark.

William Moll Berczy, Founder of Markham The modern history of the Town of Markham began in 1791 when John Graves Simcoe (British Revolutionary General) was appointed the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. During his term as Lieutenant Governor, Simcoe's actions impacted directly on Markham. His concern for improving the military security of the new territory led to the clearing of Yonge Street and…

Susquehanna Trail (From Ancestry .com)

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CHAPTER XLVIII.THE WILLIAMSON ROAD--THE SUSQUEHANNA TRAIL BUILDING OF THE WILLIAMSON ROAD--A PIONEER PROJECT--OPERATIONS
BEGUN IN 1792--EXTENDED TO WHAT IS NOW BATH, N. Y.--STAGE ROUTE FOR
SEVERAL YEARS--NOW A PART OF THE SUSQUEHANNA TRAIL--GREAT
SCENIC HIGHWAY--WASHINGTON TO BUFFALO--THROUGH HISTORIC AND
PICTURESQUE COUNTRY. One of the most remarkable pieces of road construction ever attempted in this country and that, too, at a time when facilities for doing this kind of work were of the crudest character and most of it had to be done by hand, was the building of what was known as the "Williamson Road."
In the year 1778 a large body of land was granted by the state of Massachusetts to certain individuals on the Genesee river in western New York state. Among these grantees was Robert Morris of Philadelphia and he subsequently sold 1,200,000 acres of this land to Charles Williamson, who was in reality acting for Sir William Poultney of Bath, England.
At that time the limits o…