Founders of Lindley,New York #2 Dr.Ezekiel Mulford

Copied from Colonial Ancestors and Descendants
by Uri Mulford Corning,. 1920      ( Gt.Grandson of Dr and Mrs. Mulford).

                                   Dr. Ezekiel Mulford

Ezekiel Mulford, ( 5th generation) (Ezekiel -Jeremiah -Thomas - William) was born at East Hampton in 1764, married Nancy Lindsley, daughter of Eleazer Lindsley and his wife Mary(Miller); died in Town of Lindley,N.Y. of Pneumonia Typus January 13, 1813; she died the preceding day and they are  both buried in one grave. The disease started in New England in the spring of 1811 and spread from community to community -causing many deaths.
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 military hospital at Morristown, N. J.  He married Nancy Lindsley and they migrated to Wyoming ,Pa. on the Susquehanna and were among the first settlers of Lindley, in June 1790. Dr. Mulford brought surgical instruments and medical supplies. These together with the household furnishings and eatables, were lost in a fire that destroyed the log cabin home on Christmas Day, 1793.  The cabin stood on Meeting House Hill,  near Watson Creek. -about a half mile from the Pennsylvania line; nearby, on the creek, were the saw mill and grist mill each run by an over-shot waterwheel. The mills were built by Col. Lindsley.
      Dr. Mulford  was the first member of his profession to locate in the Painted Post section of the Genesee Country. He cultivated the friendship of the Indians by ministering to their needs without price. He owned a large tract of land in the township of Lindley .When his estate was settled most of the land was sold for the benefit of his "land poor" heirs.  Later all his children shared in the estate of their grandfather ,Capt. Mulford of Sag Harbor, Long Island.  
       Nancy Lindsley ,wife of Dr. Mulford  was held in tender remembrance by her children . she was their companion ,in turn their first school teacher, early instructed her daughters how to knit, sew, darn, patch and cook; in her home the Bible was the "Book of Books" and children a precious heritage.

  Children of Dr. Ezekiel Mulford  and his wife Nancy ( Lindsley )

 1. Lindsley  Born 1784  Died 1871            M. Huldy Salisbury

 2. Jeremiah  Born 1784  Died April 1860.  M. Anna Van Wye

3. Eleazer      Born 1787   Died 1871     M. Elizabeth  Lillibridge  

4. Nancy       Born    Died 1852     M. 1. Cornelius Williams ,
                                                                     2- John Gray

5. Eliza         Born 1792   Died 1852   First white child born in Lindley
                                                             M. Dulcena Backus

6. Savalon     Born 1794   Died                                         M.  ____  Condit

7. Mahlon      Born  1794  Died  1867  (Twin of Savalon)  M. Sophia Condit

8. Castilla      Born 1796    Died 1878  Commonly called Major
                                                                M. Sebrina Sheppard

9. Almira       Born 1798    Died 1871     M. David Halsey

10. Mariel      Born  1800   Died 1882     M. Samuel Campbell

11. James       Born  1801   Died  age 15  

12. Phebe       Born 1803     Died 1857     M. Joshua Russell 

13. Minerva    Born 1805     Died              M. John Adamson

14. Jane          Born  1807     Died 1873     M. Radolphus Cleveland

15. Eleanor     Born 1810      Died 1890     M. Orlando Gregory

Lindsley Burying Ground


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