Alanson LINDLEY

Male 1799 - 1881  (82 years)


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  • Name Alanson LINDLEY  [1
    Born 04 Mar 1799  Tinmouth, Rutland, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Living in Meadville, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1860  Living in Meadville, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1870  Living in Meadville, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 21 May 1881  Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • An attachment to an e-mail dated 08-16-2010 by Candace Wicks was a bio of Alanson Lindley. It was given to her by Joyce Tice. It reads as follows:

      ALANSON LINDLEY is a native of Vermont, and was born in Tinmouth, Rutland Co., March 4th 1799. In the way of education he had the advantages afforded by the common schools of his native town. At the age of 20 he left Vermont and came to New York State and taught school one winter, at Fort Ann, New York, and one at Catherine, two more winters at Middletown, Vermont, and two at Washington, N.Y. Tus time passed until he was 27 years old, when he moved to Cooperstown, Venango County, and engaged in the business of wool carding and cloth dressing, with James Kingsley, continueing there for eight years. May 6th, 1835, Mr Lindley came to Meadville and bought the fulling mill built and owned by Lot Lewis, which stands on Mill Run, on what is now Liberty street. Since then Mr. Lindley has made Meadville his home, carring on the fulling mill to the present, though of lae years he has not been its active superintendent. Mr. Lindley has been connected with the affairs of his adopted town; as a borough counclman in 1842, as Poor Master, School Director, in 1862-3 Collector of Taxes. A business man of enterprise, he purchased, in company with John radle, the old Red Mil property at the head of Water Street, from Wn. A.V. Magaw, and ran it for 7 years under the firm name of Radio and Lindley. At the end of that thime they sold out to Wm. Still and Dr. E. Ellis. On November 1859, Osiah Sackett, one of the native young men of Meadville, died suddenly in Columbia Parish, La., and it was necessary to return his body to the stricken parents. Mr. Lindley undertook the sad journey, and on February 6, 1860, disinterred the body, and taking charge of it, brought it home, an arduous undertaking. When the new First Presbyterian Church at Meadville was completed, in the year 1874, Mr. Lindley ordered and bought the bell, 1200 pounds weight, and it now hangs in the tower, with the name of the donor cast in the metal, with the date of its making. He was also largely interested in the furnishing of the pews of the same church.

      Mr. Lindley was married in 1825, to Lucretia Kingsley, of Fort Ann, Washington Co., New York. She died July 14, 1886. January 1837 he was married to Charlotte D. Martin of Erie Co., Pa., who died in 1862.

      Directory of Crawford County, 1879-80, page 243

      Submitted by Teri Brown.

      Note: I believe Lucretia must of died in 1836, not 1886, if he remarried in 1837.
    Person ID I36098  Main Tree

    Father Jeremiah LINDLEY,   b. 31 Jul 1769, Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1861, Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Abigail HALL,   b. 28 Nov 1775, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1861, Rutland, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F17836  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Lucretia KINGSLEY,   d. 15 Jul 1836 
    Married 1825  [1
    Children 
     1. Abigail LINDLEY,   b. Abt 1831, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Helen LINDLEY,   b. Abt 1835, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Laretta LINDLEY,   b. Abt 1836, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F24921  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Charlotte D. MARTIN,   b. Abt 1799, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married Jan 1837  [1
    Family ID F24922  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Headstones
    Alanson Lindley Headstone
    Alanson Lindley Headstone
    This headstone includes not only Alanson, but also both of his wifes - Lucetta Kinsley and Charlotte Martin.
    Alanson Lindley Headstone
    Alanson Lindley Headstone
    This is another view of the Lindley Headstone.

  • Sources 
    1. [S04050] E-mail from Candace Wicks dtd 08-16-2010.

    2. [S04048] 1850 Census Mead, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.

    3. [S04052] 1860 Census Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.

    4. [S04049] 1870 Census Mead, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.