Leon Golder -Painted Post Historical Society
All three of these men demonstrate their Blacksmith skills at the Blacksmith Shop at Heritage Village (former Patterson Inn -Corning N.Y.)
In days gone by- Blacksmiths were an important part of a community but with modern technology ,their occupation has all but become obsolete .
Fortunately, these three men share their interest and love of this occupation at local community celebrations.
Below is the list that I compiled a few years ago of former blacksmiths in Lindley with notes of sources. Are there others that I may have missed ?
Lindley Blacksmiths 1790- 2011
Sources Blacksmith Location
1860 Census Elam Watson Lindley
Moses Smith Presho
1868 Directory George Lovell Presho
1870 Census Samuel Colegrove Lindley
1891 Directory William Hutchinson No location
1920’s-30’s ( Durland Weale/Dick Riffle ) Mose Wood Morgan Creek Road
Oscar Dolley Farm
(Riffle/Weale) George Morris Lindley
1940’s ( Ellis Grist) George Morris Lindley
Present John Fee Presho
Retired ( Stocum /Overdurf) William Trufferelli Ryers Creek Rd
425c Dennis Gilbert 39 Blacksmith Tannery / Church Creek area
427D George Lovel 36 Blacksmith Presho
425D J. K. McIntye 34 Blacksmith Lindley hamlet
425D George Mc Intye 14 Blacksmith (apprentice ) Lindley
429D M.N. Smith 50 Blacksmith Clendenning Road ?
431 Walter Gernell 47 Blacksmith Stowell Hill/Ryers Creek
Catherine M. Pierce Lindley Historian11/17/2011