LINDLEY, William Foushee*
Other names for William were LENLEY, Will F.,5173 LINDLEY, W. F.,2404,2425,2427,2474,4261,5174,5175,5176,5177,5178,5179,5180,5181,5182,5183,5184 LINDLEY, William,2414,2422,5185,5186,5187,5188 LINDLEY, William F.,2390,2415,2416,2421,2423,2424,2426,2428,2827,4262,5189,5190,5191,5192,5193,5194 LINDLEY, Wm 2688 and LINDLEY, Wm F. 2692.,5195
Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 5 Jun 1860, Eastern District, Chatham Co, NC. 2692
• Census, 25 Aug 1870, North Side Pittsboro Road, Chatham Co, NC. 2688
• Census, 8 Jun 1880, Boone Station Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5185
• Residence, 1890, Alamance Co, NC. William and Jeanette's first home was on a knoll on the E side of Rt 87, a bit further South from where their second home would be. Charles Lindley was born in 1890 in that first home. The home was rented. There is no house there now. (knowledge of Robert H Lindley) [Perhaps W F Lindley moved there in order to work at the mill at Saxapahaw, which would explain why he left the Cane Creek area where the Lindleys traditionally lived.]
• Story: First home. 5196 The first house where William and Jeanette lived was gone before Bob can remember. Aunt Alta made a painting of it, but no one knows what happened to the painting. Clint has tried to find it; he was able to find some of her other paintings, but not that one.
• Story, 1890, Saxapahaw, Alamance Co, NC. 2438 Prominent members of the founding group of the Saxapahaw Union Church, which later became Saxapahaw Methodist Church, were William F Lindley, Joseph D Bacon, and Nancy Teague. Saxapahaw Union Church was founded in 1890.
• Property: Bought 9 acres, 28 Apr 1898, Alamance Co, NC. 5180 This deed made 28 Apr 1898 by David M. Moore and wife Olivia of Alamance County to W. F. Lindley of Alamance County, for $45, land in Alamance County adjoining lands of White, Williamson and others, beginning at a black jack, ... Cedar on the road, ... containing 9 acres. Registered 21 Oct 1898.
• Appearance in Document: Mortgage on 9 acres, 20 Oct 1898, Alamance Co, NC. 5194 This indenture made 20 Oct 1898 by William F. Lindley and Lucinda Jenet his wife of Alamance County, parties of the first part, and Samuel E. Woody trustee in ?? of Rebecca Hinshaw Funds belonging to ?? Meeting of Friends of Alamance County, party of the second part. Party of the first part has borrowed $75, at 6% interest, due 1 Jan 1900, and put up the following land as collateral: land in Alamance County, beginning at a black jack, ... Cedar on the road, ... containing 9 acres. Witnessed by W. A. Lindley. Registered 14 Nov 1898.
• Census, 16 Jun 1900, Newlin Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 2421
• Appearance in Document: Mortgage on 9 acres, 7 Feb 1907, Alamance Co, NC. 5188 This indenture made 7 Feb 1907 by William Lindley and Jennettt Lindley his wife of Alamance County, parties of the first part, and George W. Stockard of Alamance County, party of the second part. Borrowed $100 at 6% interest, due 7 Feb 1908. Land mortgaged is In Newlin Township, Alamance County, beginning at a black oak, ... containing 9 acres. Registered 13 Feb 1907.
• Census, 2 May 1910, Newlin Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 2423
• Property: Bought 11 acres along road, 1 Nov 1913, Alamance Co, NC. 5181 This deed made 1 Nov 1913 by D. M. Moore and his wife of Alamance County to W. F. Lindley of Alamance County, for $83, land in Newlin Township, Alamance County, adjoining lands of Luther Holt, Ed Mann, D. M. Moore and others, beginning at a stone W. F. Lindley corner, thence West with Road to Ed Mann's corner, thence south with Ed Mann line to a stone, thence east to a stone W. F. Lindley corner, thence North to the beginning, containing eleven acres more or less. Registered 8 Sept 1915.
• Property: Bought 26 acres on Mary's Creek, 5 May 1915, Newlin Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5182 This deed made 5 May 1915 by W. A. Lindley and his wife M. I. Lindley of Alamance County to W. F. Lindley and his wife Jenette Lindley of Alamance County, for $140, land in Newlin Township, Alamance County, adjoining lands of J. A. W. Thompson, Charlie Boggs, and others, beginning at a stone in Charlie Boggs line, ... on the south bank of Marye Creek, ... D. M. Moore's line, ... J. A. W. Thompson's line, ... containing 26 acres more or less. Registered 8 Sept 1915.
• Property: Bought 17 acres on Mary's Creek, 5 May 1915, Alamance Co, NC. 5195 This deed made 5 May 1915 by D. M. Moore of Alamance County to Wm. F. Lindley of Alamance County, "in consideration of Wm. F. Lindley dollars", land in Newlin Township, Alamance County, adjoining lands of Wm Lindley, Hardy Stockard, Ed Thompson, E. W. Mann, and others, beginning at a post oak tree corner with said Lindley, ... S. side of Mary's Creek, up said creek as it meanders, ... corner with Stockard, ... corner with said Mann, ... corner with said Lindley, ... containing 17 acres more or less. Registered 8 Sept 1915.
• Appearance in Document: Mortgage deed on 17 acres on Mary's Creek, 5 May 1915, Alamance Co, NC. 5184 This indenture made 5 May 1915 by W. F. Lindley and Lucinda J. Lindley his wife of Alamance County, parties of the first part, and D. M. Moore of Alamance County, party of the second part. First part has borrowed $229, as evidenced by four bonds, each bearing 6% interest, payable on 5 May 1916 and one year until the four bonds are paid. Land mortgaged is in Newlin Township, adjoining the lands of W. F. Lindley, Hardy Stockard, Ed Thompson, E. W. Mann and others, beginning at a post oak, ... S bank of Mary's Creek, ... containing 17 acres more or less. Registered 13 May 1915.
• Residence, 1920, Saxapahaw, Alamance Co, NC. 4261
• Census, 5 Mar 1920, Newlin Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 2424
• Residence, 1928, Alamance Co, NC. A map I have of Alamance Co, dated 1928, shows home of W F Lindley on SW side of main road. Neighbors are E W Mann to the NW on same side of road, and W L Holt across the road. There is a small road, labeled "Spring Church Road", going south from the main road to Spring Mtg. W F Lindley's home is at the corner of this road and the main road.
• Census, 16 Apr 1930, Newlin Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 2425
• Property: Easement Deed to Duke Power, 3 Jun 1936, Alamance Co, NC. 5183 W. F. Lindley (widower), for $1, grants to Duke Power Company, easement for land in Alamance County bounded by lands of H. H. Lindley on the east, by those of E. W. Mann on the north, and on the west by Hwy #93 approximately 10.5 miles south of Graham. Signed 3 June 1936. Registered 11 June 1936.
• Occupation: Farmer, 1940, Alamance Co, NC. 2428
• Obituary, 7 May 1940. 5193 Burlington, May 7 -- William F. Lindley, 83, died ths morning at 10 o'clock at his home, route 2, Graham, following an illness of six weeks. A well-known farmer of the Moore's Chapel community, he was a native of Chatham county. He was a member of Saxapahaw Methodist church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. N. W. Mann and Miss Lillian Lindley, route 2, Graham; three sons, Charles C. Lindley, Burlington, H. H. Lindley, route 2, Graham, and Dr. P. E. Lindley, High Point; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Bacon, High Point, and Mrs. Sallie Bass, Burlington; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Saxapahaw Methodist church. Burial will be in Moore's Chapel cemetery, Saxapahaw.
• Obituary: Burlington Daily Times News, 7 May 1940, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 2827 William F. Lindley, 83, died this morning at 10 o'clock at his home on Route 2, Graham, following an illness of 6 weeks.
• Residence, 7 May 1940, Graham, Alamance Co, NC. 2426 William F. Lindley was resident of Rt. 2, Graham, Alamance Co, when he died 7 May 1940.
• Funeral, 8 May 1940, Saxapahaw, Alamance Co, NC. 1599,2390 Funeral services for William F. Lindley, 83, Route 2, Graham, who died Tuesday, were conducted yesterday afternoon at Saxapahaw Methodist church. Rev. Mc. C. Henderson, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. T. J. Whitehead, the Rev. J. C. Madison, the Rev. T. B. Hough and Dr. F. W. Paschal, officiated.
• Census, 20 May 1940, Newlin Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 2422
• Appearance in Document: Death Certificate, 23 May 1940, Alamance Co, NC. 2426 Full Name William F. Lindley; widowed; husband of Janette Teague Lindley; home of deceased R.F.D. #2, Graham, Alamance County, NC; date of death 7 May 1940; place of death rural area, Rt. 2, Graham, Newlin Township, Alamance County, NC; birth date of deceased May 26 1856; age 83 yrs, 11 months, 11 days; birthplace Chatham County, NC; usual occupation farmer; father Wesley Lindley, birthplace NC; mother Frances Foushee, birthplace NC; informant Miss Lillian Lindley, Rt. 2 Graham NC; buried at Moores Chapel cemetery in Saxapahaw, NC; attended by doctor from 3/26/1940 to 5/7/1940, died of "burns accident on large limbs, clothing caught on fire", duration 6 wks.
• Obituary, May 1940. 2428 William F. Lindley, 83, died Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at his home on Route 2, Graham following an illness of 6 weeks.
• Probate: Record of Administrators, 3 Sep 1949, Alamance Co, NC. 2404 Record of Administrators states W. F. Lindley died May 1940, without a will, and names E. W. Mann as administrator. It estimates value of estate at $4000 realty and $100 personalty. Identifies the heirs as children: C. C. Lindley (of Chapel Hill), Lillian Lindley (of Mebane), Myrtle L Mann (crossed out, and replaced by Horace E. Mann (of 811 Central Av., Burlington), grandson), H. H. Lindley (of Mebane), P. E. Lindley (of High Point); grandchildren: Bill Lindley (of Mebane), Clarabel L. Cates (of Mebane), Swannie T. Foster (of Mebane), Lonnie Thompson (of Altamahaw), Coy Thompson (of Glen Raven), Maggie T. Lowe (of Glen Raven), Edgar Thompson (of Glen Raven), Eliot Lindley (of Charlotte), Jack Lindley (of Charlotte), Malcolm Lindley (of Charlotte), John Lindley (of Charlotte), and Frances Lindley (of Charlotte). [Note that grandson Horace E. Mann was added to the list later, after Myrtle L. Mann died.] E. W. Mann, H. H. Lindley, and Lillian Lindley posted $200 bond. Information was sworn to on 3 Sept 1949.
• Will: Died without will, 3 Sep 1949, Alamance Co, NC. 2404 Record of Administrators states W. F. Lindley died May 1940, without a will.
• Probate: Inventory of Estate, 20 Dec 1949, Alamance Co, NC. 5197 Inventory of estate of W. F. Lindley, submitted 20 Dec 1949 by E. W. Mann, administrator, lists the assets of the estate as:
• Probate: Settlement of Estate, 19 Sep 1950, Alamance Co, NC. 5198 Final Account of estate of W. F. Lindley, submitted 19 Sept 1950 by E. W. Mann, administrator, defines money expended to resolve the estate. E. W. Mann submits his resignation as administrator, and lists expenses still unresolved, including funeral expenses, materials and labor to repair the house, surveying, taxes, and insurance.
• Probate: Administrator Record, 6 Jan 1951, Alamance Co, NC. 2427 A second Record of Administrators states W. F. Lindley died 7 May 1940, without a will, and names C. C. Lindley and H. H. Lindley as administrators. It estimates value of estate at $4000 realty and $200 personalty. C. C. Lindley, H. H. Lindley, P. E. Lindley, and Lillian Lindley posted $8000 bond. Information was sworn to on 6 Jan 1951.
• Probate: Conveyed Lots 1, 3, 4, and 7 of W. F. Lindley estate at auction, 4 Aug 1951, Newlin Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5199 On 9 June 1951 an auction was held of some of the W. F. Lindley estate lots. Hoover and Esta paid $600 for Lot 1 and $425 for Lot 2. Charles C. Lindley paid $135 for Lot 3 and $125 for Lot 4, then directed that the lots be conveyed to Hoover and Esta instead of him. All lots shown on plat book 6 page 36. The deeds were made on 4 Aug 1951, and registered on 10 Nov 1952.
• Probate: Lot 8 of W. F. Lindley sold at auction, 4 Aug 1951, Newlin Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5200 This deed made 4 Aug 1951 by J. S. Cook, Commissioner, under authority of a judgement of the Superior Court of Alamance County, in special proceeding numbered 2947, entitled Charles C. Lindley and Hoover H. Lindley Administrators of the estate of W. F. Lindley and others ex parte, of the first part, to Percy E. Lindley and wife Alta M. Lindley of Guilford County, party of the second part. Whereas J. S. Cook did on 8 May 1951 expose the land hereinafter described to public sale, and said Percy E. Lindley was last and best bidder at the price of $950, and upon direction by said purchaser, deed of conveyance was amended to convey said land to Percy E. Lindley and his wife Alta M. Lindley, said commissioner doth convey to them land in Newlin Township adjoining the lands of L. B. Aldridge, George Allen, W. A. Lindley Estate, Marys Creek, J. M. Johnson and others, beginning at an iron stake, the southwest corner of this lot, corner with L. B. Aldridge, in George Allen's line, running thence with said Allen northward 1491.5 feet crossing Mary's Creek twice to the center of said creek, ... down said Creek, ... corner with W. A. Lindley, ... corner with Lindley and J. M. Johnson in the middle of the creek, ... Johnson's line, ... corner with Robert Collins and L. B. Aldridge, ... being in all respects Lot No 8 of the property of the late W. F. Lindley as shown by plat made by J. Mark McAdams December 12 1949 and found in plat book 6 page 36, containing 24 acres more or less. Recorded 19 Nov 1952.
• Probate: Inventory of Estate, 28 Feb 1951, Alamance Co, NC. 5201 Inventory of Estate for W. F. Lindley, submitted Feb 28 1951 by C. C. Lindley and H. H. Lindley, administrators, reports the accounts provided by E. W. Mann, former administrator of the estate. This inventory defines money expended to resolve the estate, including funeral expenses, materials and labor to repair the house, surveying, taxes, and insurance.
• Story: Where did everyone live?. 5196 Ed Mann lived at the south corner of what is now Rt 87 and the road to Moore's Chapel Cemetery. His store was on the east corner. There were homemade tennis courts located in between Ed Mann's house and William F Lindley's house. Continuing SE along Rt 87, we reach a crossroads with another road to Saxapahaw. If we turn right onto that road, we reach Hoover Lindley's house on the right. Continuing along that road, we cross a creek (this is the creek that was dammed to create the waterworks), then reach a site on the left that was purchased by Perce Lindley, but he never moved there. Backtracking to Rt 87, if we continue SE along Rt 87, we reach the home of William Amick Lindley on the right, now the home of Billy Lee Lindley. Across Rt 87 from Billy Lee's house is the home of William Arthur Lindley. Further down Rt 87, on the NE side of the road, is the site of William F Lindley's first home. Bob believes Perce bought this also, but is unsure what happened to it. Retracing steps back to Ed Mann's store, there is a road along Rt 87 SE of the store that goes towards Saxapahaw. Ed Thompson and wife Eva (Lindley) lived along that road, and perhaps Cora Lindley, widow of James Monroe Lindley, also lived along that road. Perhaps Cora lived in a home that was purchased for her by Lillian.
• Residence: Alamance Co, NC. The location of William's second home is now on the W side of Rt 87 near the road to Saxapahaw. It is now (2001) falling down. It now is very near the road, but when he lived there it was further back from the road (the road has moved). This is the house in family photos, with the golf course, etc. (knowledge of Robert H Lindley)
• Story. 98,5196 He was a farmer. Had a moustache, smoked a pipe. Made footballs out of pig bladders. Was a stern disiplinarian. Did not allow speaking at the dinner table. Was hard of hearing, so when sons Charles and P.E. built a crystal radio and picked up a Philadelphia station, he did not believe them.
• Story. 98 Had a half acre pond on the property with a dam that was used to generate electricity. Once electricity was run to the property by the utility company, the pond was allowed to drain dry. [Robert H Lindley believes the electricity was at Hoover Lindley's, not W F Lindley's, and was built by Charles, Perce, and Hoover. The dam was made of wood.] He felt that the dinner table was a place for eating, not for conversation. When he was ready to eat, he would go to the table, say the blessing, and begin, whether or not anyone else was there.
• Story. 5202 The dam was broken through and the pond drained after complaints from a neighbor (Moore) that the water was backing up onto his farmland.
• Story. 98 He used to sit close to the fire to keep warm, and one time his blanket caught fire, burning his legs. Gladys Haywood Lindley sat with him until he recovered.
• Story. 5196 His yard was kept clear of vegetation ("skint"). This reduced yard maintenance, and also kept it clear of snakes. He had his own forge and bellows, so he probably shoed his own horses (Hoover had his shoed by a travelling blacksmith). Robert H Lindley has a few items that were made in the forge.
• Story. 5196 William's second house had a parlor, but also a main room with a fireplace which is where the family would sit when visiting, and where William slept. It had a dining room, kitchen, another room (where furniture was stored later), and two bedrooms upstairs. His daughter Lillian slept there at first while William was alive. At some point, they added a chemical toilet to the house, but maybe nobody used it but William so he would not have to go outside. Otherwise, people used the outhouse. There was a long porch that went the length of the day room and kitchen. There was a bucket of water from the well there, and a basin for washing. There was a cream separator there, probably used by his son Hoover since Hoover kept his milk in the "spring house" (really the well house) to keep it cool, so it would have been a convenient place to use it. The porch was screened. There was a gutter on the edge of the porch roof that caught rain water and fed it into a barrel for use with washing and bathing. Wells were hand-dug, so they were not very satisfactory. It took two people to dig the well; one to dig, one to draw the dirt out. The well was located next to the spring house. When you drew water at the well, any extra water went into a trough that flowed into the spring house and kept the water available for use.
• Story. I have photo of William by himself, standing by a river. Another photo shows people playing golf on his land. Another photo shows William, wife Jenette, Hoover, Perce, and three younger women, probably Eva, Lillian, and Myrtle. I have a portrait photo of William and Jennette.
• Story. Not sure about middle name. Could be Forshee or Foushee.
William married Lucinda Jeanette* TEAGUE, daughter of Isiah* TEAGUE and Nancy J.* YORK, on 27 Jun 1877 in Mebanesville Twp, Alamance Co, NC.4262 (Lucinda Jeanette* TEAGUE was born on 14 Jan 1855 in Alamance Co, NC,4261,5203 died on 17 Feb 1920 in Newlin Twp, Alamance Co, NC 4261,5204 and was buried on 18 Feb 1920 in Saxapahaw, Alamance Co, NC 4261,5204.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Marriage, 27 Jun 1877, Mebanesville Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 4262 William F. Lindley, age 21, born 1856, son of William W. Lindley and Frances B. Lindley, married Jannett Teague, age 22, born 1855, daughter of Isaiah Teague and Nancy Teague.
• Story. 98,5196 William and Jeanette did not follow correct procedures in Quaker church to announce their intentions to marry, and so they were expelled from the church. While this happened quite often, and most couples were accepted back when they apologized, William and Jeanette never went back. [I believe it is possible that William left the Quaker church because he wished to marry Jeanette, who was not a Quaker, rather than because they did not follow Quaker procedures in announcing their intentions to marry.]