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LINDLEY, Thomas*
(1706-1781)
HADLEY, Ruth*
(1712-1785)
EVANS, Owen*
(Abt 1714-1747)
HARLAN, Mary*
(1717-After 1747)
LINDLEY, Thomas*
(1740-1833)
EVANS, Sarah*
(1743-1796)

LINDLEY, Aaron*
(1768-1853)

 

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Spouses/Children:
McPHERSON, Phebe*

LINDLEY, Aaron* 391,1023,1284,1324,2237,2238,2239

  • Born: 30 Jan 1768, Orange County, North Carolina Colony 1023,1284,2237,2239,2240
  • Marriage: McPHERSON, Phebe* before Feb 1789 in Cane Creek Mtg, Orange County, North Carolina, United States 391,2236
  • Died: 22 Apr 1853, Morgan County, Indiana, United States 2237,2239
  • Buried: West Union Cemetery, Monrovia, Morgan County, Indiana, United States 1218,2237,2241
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bullet  Burial Notes:

Tombstone for Aaron Lindley is in West Union Cemetery, Monrovia, Indiana. Cemetery is located on Rd 42 or 267 E of Monrovia and the road that goes to Mooresville.
Tombstone inscription is "Aaron Lindley, Died 4-22-1853 Age 85 yrs. 2 mo. 23 da." He owned a "vast territory" of land from Chestnut Hill north.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census, 1790, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Aron Linley, age 16 or over, with 3 females [wife Phebe, dau Sarah, dau Phebe] (Chatham Co)

2. Property, 7 May 1792, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. William McPherson of Orange Co, planter, sold to Aaron Lindley of Chatham Co, planter, for 100, 180 acres in Chatham Co on waters of Cane Creek, bordering John Pyle. (Chatham Co Deed book G, p269)

3. Property, 23 Nov 1792, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Thomas Lindley, Joshua Hadley, executors of the estate of Aaron Jones, deceased, of Chatham Co, sold to Aaron Lindley, for 15, 135 acres in Chatham Co on a branch of the South Fork of Cane Creek, bordering William McPherson, Josiah Rodgers. This was a NC grant to Jones. (Chatham Co Deed book G, p271)

4. Property, 30 Jan 1793, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Edward Stuart of Chatham Co sold to Aaron Lindley of Chatham Co, for 30, 40 acres in Chatham Co on waters of Cane Creek, bordering William McPherson and Braxton. Land was an NC grant to Stuart on 9 Jul 1788. (Chatham Co Deed book G, p262)

5. Property, 7 May 1798, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 2055 Aaron Lindley granted 25 acres on waters of Cain Creek, adjoining Buckner line. Also 34 acres on waters of Cain Creek, adjoining Gees line. Might not be this Aaron Lindley. (Book 108, p121).

6. Property, 7 May 1798, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Aaron Lindley received grant #1562 for 25 acres in Chatham Co on waters of Cain Creek bordering his own line and Buckner's line (Chatham Co Deed book L, p155)

7. Property, 7 May 1798, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Aaron Lindley received grant #1565 for 34 acres in Chatham Co on waters of Cain Creek, bordering his own corner and Gee's line (Chatham Co Deed book L, p156)

8. Property, 23 Aug 1804, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. James Lindley of Chatham Co sold to Aaron Lindley, for $120, 160 acres in Chatham Co on waters of Little Cane Creek and Turel Creek, bordering James Lindley. (Chatham Co Deed book M, p544)

9. Property, 26 Aug 1805, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. George Gee of Chatham Co sold to Aaron Lindley, for 100, 150 acres in Chatham Co on waters of Cane Creek bordering James Davis, J Crutchfield, and Aaron Lindley. (Chatham Co Deed book O, p64)

10. Property, 28 Jul 1806, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Joseph Meacham of Chatham Co sold to Aaron Lindley, for $515, 150 acres in Chatham Co on Terrells Creek, bordering Coplin, said creek, Rives, and Crutchfield. (Chatham Co Deed book P, p153)

11. Census, 1810, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Aaron Lindley, age 26-45, living with 2 males under 10 [not sure who, candidates are John (4), Owen (4), Joshua (5), James(9)], 4 males 10-16 [Aaron (11), David (11), Edward (13), Thomas (16)], 2 males 16-26 [William (18)], 2 females under 10 [Ruth (5), Mary (7)], 1 female 45 and over [Phebe (45)], and 2 slaves. (Chatham Co, p194)

12. Property, 14 Jan 1811, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Wm Lindley of Chatham Co sold to Aron Lindley, for $50, 212 acres in Chatham Co on waters of Terrels Creek bordering Dixon, Buckner, Crutchfield, and Aron Lindley. (Chatham Co Deed book S, p111)

13. Property, 22 Jan 1814, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Jehu Pyle of Chatham Co sold to Aaron Lindley 280 acres in Chatham Co on waters of Cain Creek South Fork, bordering Jehu Pyle and little Cain Creek. (Chatham Co Deed book U, p326)

14. Property, 10 Aug 1815, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. William Hadley of Chatham Co sold to Aaron Lindley, for $450, 120 acres in Chatham Co on East side of St Laurence road, bordering Jehu Pyle, Thomas Lindley, William Braxton, and William Lindley. (Chatham Co Deed book U, p323)

15. Appearance in Document: Quaker Minutes, 31 Oct 1818, Spring Mtg, Orange County, North Carolina, United States. 2242 31st of 10th month 1818. Spring preparative informs this that Aron Lindley request to come under the care of friends Isaac Shugart & William Morroson Jacob & [unreadable] appointed to have him under care and report when satisfied.

16. Appearance in Document: Quaker Minutes, 28 Nov 1818, Spring Mtg, Orange County, North Carolina, United States. 1129,2243 Aaron Lindly received on request.

"28th of 11th month 1818. The friends appointed to have Aaron Lindly under their care report that they are satisfied to receive him a member of our society with which th emeeting unites and receives him accordingly."

17. Census, 1820, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Aron Lindly, age 45 or over, living with 2 males 10-15 [John (14), Owen (14)], 2 males 16-25 [not sure who, candidates are Joshua (16), James (19), Aaron (21), Edward (23)], 1 female 10-15 [Ruth (16)], 1 female 16-24 [Mary (18)], and 1 female 45 or over [Phebe (55)]. (Chatham Co, p189)

18. Property, Aug 1821, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Jonathan Lindley sold land to Aaron Lindley. (Chatham Co Deed book W, p232)

19. Property, 2 Apr 1823, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Aron Lindley Sr sold to William Lindley, for $600, 126 acres on waters of little Cane Creek, bordering St Laurence road, Braxton, Aron Lindley, and John Jane. (Chatham Co Deed book Z, p411)

20. Property, 6 Sep 1824, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Elisha Buckner sold to Aaron Lindley, for $103, 51 acres and 69 rods on waters of Cane Creek, bordering James Lindley. (Chatham Co Deed book AA, p79)

21. Census, 1830, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Aron Lindley, age 60-70, living with 1 female 60-70 [Phebe (65)], 1 female 15-20 [Ruth], 1 female 10-15 [unknown], and 1 male under 5 [unknown]. (Chatham Co, p457)

22. Property, 24 Jul 1832, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Aron Lindley sold to William Lindley, for $1001, 800 acres on waters of Little Cain Creek. (Chatham Co Deed book AE, p16)

23. Appearance in Document: Quaker Minutes, 28 Jul 1832, Spring Mtg, Orange County, North Carolina, United States. 2244 28th of the 7th mo 1832. Aron Lindley requests his right of membership conveyed to White Lick Monthly Meeting, Morgan County Indiana. Jacob Newlin & Joshua Hadley are appointed to make the needful enquiry if they find nothing to hinder produce a certificate to next meeting.

24. Appearance in Document: Quaker Minutes, 25 Aug 1832, Spring Mtg, Orange County, North Carolina, United States. 2244 25th of the 8th mo 1832. The friends appointed to prepare a certificate for Aron Lindley have produced one which is approved and signed.

25. Residence, After 25 Aug 1832, White Lick Mtg, Morgan County, Indiana, United States. 1129,2238 Aron Lindley moved from Spring Mtg, NC, to White Lick Mtg, Indiana. He left Spring around 25 Aug 1832.

26. Appearance in Document: Quaker Minutes, 20 Oct 1832, White Lick Mtg, Morgan County, Indiana, United States. 1234,2238 Aaron Lindley received on certificate from Spring MM, NC

"20th of the 10th mo 1832. The following certificates were received. One from Aaron Lindley from Spring monthly meeting Orange County North Carolina dated the 23rd of the 8th Month 1832."

27. Property, 1832, Morgan County, Indiana, United States. The list of Government land sales at the Morgan Co Indiana Library Genealogy Assistant site (www.scican.net/~morglib/genasist/landsal1.html) shows the following Aaron Lindley-ish entries:
Name, Date, Township, Range, Section, Description, Acres
LINDLEY, Aaron, 24 Oct 1832, 13, 1W, 2, E half of NW qtr, 77.71
LINDLEY, Aaron, 24 Oct 1832, 13, 1W, 3, W half of SW qtr, 80.
LINDSEY, Aaron, 16 Jul 1833, 13, 1W, 5, W half of NE qtr, 75.04
LINDSEY, Aaron, 16 Jul 1833, 13, 1W, 5, E half of NW qtr, 75.41
LINDLEY, Aaron, 17 Apr 1837, 13, 1E, 28, SE qtr of SE qtr, 40
There are also entries for David Lindley, Edward Lindley, James Lindley, Joshua Lindley, Owen Lindley, Ruth Lindley. This website also lists property by location, so it is easy to draw a map of which property was owned by who, and to tell who is a neighbor of someone else.

28. Property, 1834, Morgan County, Indiana, United States. Morgan Co Deed Grantor Index, Vol 1, 1822-1852:
each entry is where Aaron Lindley is Grantor. Shows Grantee, Deed Date, sale price, property description, section, twp, range, deed book and page:
John Hubbard, 14 Aug 1834, $100, W 1/2 SW 1/4, 3, 13, 1W, D-288
Samuel Hockett, 4 Apr 1835, $600, E 1/2 NW 1/4, 14, 13, 1W, E-242
John B Duncan, 20 May 1839, $606, four properties: E 1/2 NW 1/4, 5, 13, 1W; W 1/2 NE 1/4, 5, 13, 1W; SW 1/4 SE 1/4, 32, 14, 1W; SE 1/4 SW 1/4, 32, 14, 1W, H-253
Laben Wood, 16 May 1842, $117.50, SE 1/4 SE 1/4, 28, 13, 1E, I-295
Polly Brewer, 31 May 1849, $62.50, N 1/2 NE 1/4 SE 1/4, 3, 13, 2W, L-462
Jeptha Lindley, 7 Apr 1848, $1 (gift), SW 1/4 SE 1/4, 10, 18, 1W, M-516
Riley Brewer, 16 Feb 1849, $62.50, S 1/2 NE 1/4 SE 1/4, 3, 13, 2W, N-130

29. Property, 1838, Morgan County, Indiana, United States. Morgan Co Deed Grantee Index, Vol 1, 1822-1852:
each entry is where Aaron Lindley is Grantee. Shows Grantor, Deed Date, sale price, property description, section, twp, range, deed book and page:
Simon Moon etux, 20 Nov 1838, $110, two properties: SW 1/4 SE 1/4, 32, 14, 1W; SE 1/4 SW 1/4, 32, 14, 1W, F-478
Robert McCracken etux, 1 Mar 1841, $750, two properties: SW 1/4 NE 1/4, 10, 13, 1W; W 1/2 SE 1/4, 10, 13, 1W, I-297
William A Woodward etux, 10 Mar 1843, $100, NE 1/4 SE 1/4, 3, 13, 2W, J-204

30. Appearance in Document, 1840, Morgan County, Indiana, United States. In 1840 Tax Records of Morgan Co, Aaron Lindley is listed with 80 acres, Twp 13 North of Range 1 West, W 1/2 of NW 1/4 of sec 2. [this tract was originally purchased by Joshua Hadley, while Aaron purchased the E 1/2 of NW 1/4. Maybe there is an error here.] The same township includes Edward Lindley, David Lindley, Owen Lindley, Robert McCracken, and Joshua Hadley. James Lindley is in Twp 14. [I have not been able to figure out which Owen Lindley this is -- all the ones I know about seem to be accounted for already. Owen has 80 acres in W 1/2 of NE 1/4 of sec 3, 80 acres in E 1/2 of NW 1/4 of sec 3, 80 acres in W 1/2 of SW 1/4 of sec 28, and 40 acres in SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of sec 30. Maybe some of this in incorrect. The two Owen Lindley parcels identified here in section 3 are shown as originally purchased by Joshua Lindley.]

31. Census, 1840, Morgan County, Indiana, United States. In 1840 Census of Indiana, Aaron should be about 72. There are two Aaron Lindleys listed. One is in Hamilton Co, one in Orange Co. The Hamilton County Aaron is age 40-50, so he is too young [this is probably Aaron's son, who leaves a will in Hamilton Co in 1855] (Hamilton Co, Washington Twp, p152). Hamilton Co is NE of Indianapolis. The Orange County Aaron is age 30-40, also too young (Orange Co, Paoli Twp, p8). However, several of Aaron's siblings are located in Orange Co. But many of his children [Sarah, David, James, Edward] are in Morgan Co, so I imagine Aaron is really in Morgan Co, but not listed on the Census for some reason. I have read the entire Morgan Co Census and could not find any matches for Aaron or any other 70-80 year old.

32. Story, 16 Apr 1849, West Union Mtg, Morgan County, Indiana, United States. 2245 West Union Monthly Meeting, Morgan Co, Indiana, was set off from White Lick MM and first held on 16-4m-1849. It is located one mile northeast of Monrovia. Aaron Lindley was among the original members. In the spring of 1831 a request was made to White Lick MM by Friends of Sycamore Creek to establish a meeting.



33. Census, 16 Sep 1850, Brown Twp, Morgan County, Indiana, United States. 1324
1) James Lindley, age 49, farmer, $4830 real estate, born NC
2) Ruth Lindley, age 45, born NC
3) Jonathan Lindley, age 23, farmer, born NC, attends school
4) Calvin Lindley, age 21, sadler, born NC, attends school
5) Osborn Lindley, age 19, farming, born NC, attends school
6) Franklin Lindley, age 16, farming, born IN, attends school
7) Mary Lindley, age 13, born IN, attends school
8) Owen Lindley, age 11, born IN, attends school
9) John Lindley, age 8, born IN, attends school
10) Martha Lindley, age 6, born IN
11) Thomas Lindley, age 2, born IN
12) Aaron Lindley, age 83, sadler, born NC.

34. Religion: Quaker.

35. Story: White Lick Mtg, Morgan County, Indiana, United States. 2246 White Lick Monthly Meeting in Morgan Co, Indiana, was set off from Lick Creek MM and first held 9-8m-1823. The meetinghouse was located in Brown Township about 1 mile northwest of Mooresville. Three monthly meetings have been set off from White Lick: Fairfield (1826) in Hendricks County, Sugar River (1830) in Montgomery County, and West Union (1849) in Morgan County.

36. Story. White Lick meeting was established in 1823, 1.5 miles N of Mooresville on old State Road 267. In 1831 a new meeting house was built at junction of McCracken's Creek and White Lick Creek. In 1832, West Union Preparative Mtg was established, which became a monthly meeting in 1849.

37. Story. Brown Township is centered on Mooresville in Morgan Co. To the north is Hendricks Co and Marion Co, to the east is Madison Twp, to the south is Clay Twp, and to the west is Monroe Twp. Brown Twp includes White Lick Mtg. Monroe Twp is centered on Monrovia, with Hendricks Co to the north, Brown Twp to the east, Clay and Gregg Twp to the south, and Adams Twp to the west. Monroe Twp includes West Grove Mtg, West Union Mtg, and Highland Mtg.

38. Story. Indiana was part of the Northwest Territory ceded to the United States by Great Britain at the end of the Revolution. As such, the national government originally held title to all land in the state and regulated its sale and settlement. The Land Ordinance of 1785 and the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 were passed, establishing the conditions under which westward expansion took place. These statutes established a system of surveying and settlement based roughly on the New England model and generally known as the rectangular system. Its advantages were that it was simple, comprehensive and systematic; all land was included and described, in a manner which facilitated its orderly sale. In particular, it offered a great clarity in establishing title. From an arbitrarily fixed meridian running north and south, and a base line bisecting it east and west, a given territory was ruled off in townships along the meridian and ranges along the base. Each of the consequent rectangles in the grid formed a township of six miles square; these were further divided into 36 sections of 640 acres each. As a result, the location of an individual tract of land can be described in a form that is both unique and easily related to the whole. For example, the original grant of land that formed Indianapolis consists of the whole of Sections 1 and 12, Township 15 North, Range 3 East, along with fractions of Sections 2, 3 and 11. Finding this on a map is a simple matter of counting first to 15, north along the meridian, and then to 3, east along the axis of the base line. Within this framework, a would-be purchaser examined a plat book to determine the location of a tract, and then entered his name with the Register, indicating his choice in a tract book. The tract or entry book was arranged by township; every entry, accordingly, was listed by its location. Beyond that information, the Register noted only the name of the purchaser and the date of the transaction. Once the land had been registered, the purchaser had to make a payment. The Receiver entered such transactions in a chronological order, recording the date, the receipt number, the name and, most often, the residence of the purchaser. Depending on the laws then in effect, the purchaser had either to make full payment at this point or to arrange a payment schedule. (from Indiana Land Records web site)

39. Story. Of Aaron's 9 sons, it is believed 7 went to Indiana and their descendants spread out all over the midwest and the rest of the country. One returned to Greensboro and Owen and William stayed and farmed much of Aaron's land in North Carolina. (from e-mail from Les Lindley of Fresno on 9/5/2000) [this sort of implies that Owen did not leave NC, but I find records of Owen possibly being in IN and returning to NC later]

40. Story. (from e-mail from Les Lindley of Fresno dated 29 Aug 2000) I became good friends with Mary Frances Lindley who was kind of the resident 'Lindley Historian" in "Lindley Country" in 1981. She told me that back in the 1930's, Jesse Meacham Lindley's wife (he was a son of Owen) who was then in her 90's had told her that Aaron had a spring on his property and that he had lined the spring with white flintrock which is abundant in the area. Because of an old foundation that was uncovered years ago in a field across from the Owen Lindley house they had a pretty good idea where his house was. Mary Frances told the son of the owner of the property about this and a few days later, the boy who was a teenager, told her to come over, he wanted to show her something. He said there was a grove of trees which was about 250 feet down the hill from where the house supposedly sat. He had always noticed the cattle kind of hung around down there and it was always damp there. He took a shovel down there and started digging and low and behold...there was a spring lined with white flintrock! "Aaron's Spring" dating from about 1790.

This same spring is mentioned at www.rootsweb.com/~ncccmm/tour.htm. To get there, drive north on Lindley Mill Rd from the Chatham Co line. Turn right on Rd. 2345 or Greenhill Rd. The Owen Lindley house is the first house on the left. Across the street and in the row of trees on the other side of the field is a spring that was lined with white flint rock in 1789 by Owen's father, Aaron Lindley. This spring serviced Aaron's home which stood on the top of the rise beyond the trees. This is private land.


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Aaron* married Phebe* McPHERSON, daughter of William* McPHERSON and Phoebe* PASSMORE, before Feb 1789 in Cane Creek Mtg, Orange County, North Carolina, United States 391.,2236 (Phebe* McPHERSON was born about 1765 in Orange County, North Carolina Colony,432 died on 31 May 1849 2247 and was buried in West Union Cemetery, Monrovia, Morgan County, Indiana, United States 2247.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage, Cir 1786. 432 Phoebe McPherson m ca 1786 Aaron Lindley, s/o Thomas and Sarah. Children are Phoebe, Sarah, William, Thomas, David, Aaron, James, Joshua, Ruth, Owen, John, Mary, and Edward.

2. Appearance in Document: Quaker Minutes, 9 Feb 1789, Cane Creek Mtg, Orange County, North Carolina, United States. 391,2236 Aaron Lindly disowned for marriage out of unity.

"7th of 2nd mo 1789. This meeting disowns Aaron Lindly after the usual labor extended for accomplishing marriage out of unity."




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