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Revolutionary War Soldier and early Lindley Settler Honored Sept 8th ,2018

Many thanks to all the about 60 Lindsley family descendants, friends, families,neighbors  and participants who visited the Lindsley Burying  Ground-  Lindley ,NY on September 8th, 2018 to pay tribute to Samuel Lindsley  Revolutionary War Patriot and a member of the Lindsley family that settled in  Lindley in 1790. A special thanks to the NSDAR ladies from the Kanestio Valley Chapter , The Baron Steuben Chapter and NSSAR groups who conducted an impressive ceremony honoring Samuel. The DAR Chapters led the ceremony with the Welcome, Invocation and Singing of the National Anthem, and Dedication of the DAR plaque. Also, included in the program was the history of Samuel and the results of  research  presented by his descendant, history of Revolutionary War flags by the SAR, proclamations from NYS and the Pomeroy Foundation (roadside marker donation), a history of the Burying Ground  and the posting and retiring of the colors by the SAR Chapters. The Benediction was given by a descendant f…

Honoring Colonel Lindsley's son Samuel Lindsley

Please join the Lindsley Family Descendants and their families as they honor their ancestor. Samuel Lindsley -the youngest son of Colonel Eleazer Lindsley who served in the Revolutionary War along with his father and 2 brothers-in law. .  Colonel Lindsley, his two sons -in-law -Mulford and Seelye have been honored  previously for their contributions in 1914, 2003 with plaques in the Lindsley Burying Ground and in 2016 with the Cemetery Roadside Marker from the Pomeroy Foundation . However, it wasn't until about 3 years ago that the 4th Gt.Grandson of Samuel, Phillip Cirulli undertook the task of researching the record of this ancestor that proved Samuel had served.

 With help from former County Historian Eleanor Silliman and a member of the Kanestio DAR Chapter, the National DAR approved a plaque honoring Samuel.  On September 8th, 2018,  at 1 P.M. this plaque will finally be added to those of his Father and two brothers-in-law in the Lindley Burying Ground on County Rt 115 (old U.…

County Names # 3


Lindley's Joshua Mersereau

One of the most crucial battles of the Revolutionary War was at Washington Crossing  between Pennsylvania and New Jersey . Joshua Mersereau who is buried in our  Presho Cemetery participated in this event with his father and brother-John. Joshua is a member of the Steuben County Hall of Fame in honor of his contribution as a spy during the war.
This page describes one of his contributions  as a teenager.

County Names #2

Chautauqua- a contraction ofa Seneca Indian word meaning "wherefish was taken out"
Chemung - derived from the name of the Delaware Indian village signifying "big horn" (Chemung Co. Historical Society Museum has a display about this horn)
Chenango -  from the Onondaga Indian word meaning "large bull thistle"
Clinton-  in honor of George Clinton -first governor of the state. 
Columbia -the Latin feminine form of Columbus, the name was popular at the time as a proposed name for the United States of America.
Cortland-in honor of Pierre Van Cortlandt who was the first lieutenant governor of the state (in 1777- he was the president of the convention at Kingston, NY  that framed the state's first constitution ).
Delaware -in honor of Lord Delaware who was appointed governor of Virginia in 1609 ,and in recognition of his services to early colonists.
Dutchess- in honor of the Dutchess of York, wife of James II
Erie-derived from the tribe of Indians living in Western …

Another old Postcard Erwinna


Looking at Old Postcard Albums