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LINDLEY, William Wesley*
(1831-1908)
FOUSHEE, Frances*
(cir 1835-1872)
TEAGUE, Isiah*
(1815-1888)
YORK, Nancy J.*
(1825-1908)
LINDLEY, William Foushee*
(1856-1940)
TEAGUE, Lucinda Jeanette*
(1855-1920)

LINDLEY, Charles Clinton*
(1890-1973)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. HAYWOOD, Virginia Gladys*

LINDLEY, Charles Clinton* 2477,2479,2480,5176,5186,5187,5189,5191,5541

  • Born: 29 Sep 1890, Alamance Co, NC 2480
  • Marriage (1): HAYWOOD, Virginia Gladys* on 30 Aug 1927 in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC 1357,2480,5187
  • Died: 19 Aug 1973, Chapel Hill, Orange Co, NC 5189
  • Buried: 20 Aug 1973, Saxapahaw, Alamance Co, NC 5039,5189

   Other names for Charles were LINDLEY, C. C.,2404,2427,5032,5037,5176,5542,5543,5544,5545,5546 LINDLEY, Charles C.,5036,5039,5041,5189,5547,5548,5549 LINDLEY, Charles Clinton Sr.,5541 LINDLEY, Charley C.,2421 LINDLEY, Charlie,2423 LINDLEY, Chas C.,1351,2392,5037,5550,5551,5552,5553,5554,5555,5556 LINDLEY, Chas Clinton 1357 and LINDLY, Charles C..2476

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  Death Notes:

Died at Chapel Hill Nursing & Convalescent Center.

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  Noted events in his life were:

Story: Birthplace, 29 Sep 1890, Newlin Twp, Alamance Co, NC. Charles was born at his parents' home. Today this is on the east side of Rt 87, on a knoll south of the road to Saxapahaw. There is no home there now. [knowledge of Bob Lindley]

Appearance in Document: NC Birth Index, 1890, Alamance Co, NC. 5191 1890, Lindley, Charles Clinton, son of William F. Lindley, recorded Vol 20, page 318.



Census, 16 Jun 1900, Newlin Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 2421
1) Lindley, William F, head of household, born May 1856, age 44, married 23 years, born NC, parents born NC, farmer, can read but not write, owns his mortgaged farm
2) Lindley, Jenett, wife, born Jan 1855, age 45, married 23 years, 8 children, 8 living, born NC, parents born NC, can read and write
3) Lindley, Arthur, son, born Aug 1878, age 21, single, born NC, parents born NC, spinner at cotton mill, can read and write
4) Lindley, Eva, daughter, born Feb 1881, age 19, single, born NC, parents born NC, spinner at cotton mill, can read and write
5) Lindley, John G., son, born Apr 1883, age 17, single, born NC, parents born NC, spinner at cotton mill, can read and write
6) Lindley, Lilly, daughter, born Mar 1885, age 15, single, born NC, parents born NC, attends school 4 months, can read and write
7) Lindley, Myrtle, daughter, born Mar 1887, age 13, born NC, parents born NC, attends school 4 months, can read and write
8) Lindley, Charley C., son, born Sept 1890, age 10, born NC, parents born NC, farm laborer, attends school 4 months, can read but not write
9) Lindley, Henry H., son, born Jan 1893, age 7, born NC, parents born NC
10) Lindley, Percy E., son, born May 1895, age 5, born NC, parents born NC.



Census, 2 May 1910, Newlin Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 2423
1) Lindley, William F., head of household, age 54, married for 1st time for 33 years, born NC, parents born NC, speaks English, farmer at general farm, employer, can read and write, owns farm free
2) Lindley, Genett, wife, age 55, married for 1st time for 23 years, born NC, parents born NC, speaks English, no occupation, can read and write
3) Lindley, Lillian, daughter, age 25, single, born NC, parents born NC, speaks English, school teacher, can read and write
4) Lindley, Mertle, daughter, age 23, single, born NC, parents born NC, speaks English, no occupation, can read and write
5) Lindley, Charlie, son, age 19, single, born NC, parents born NC, speaks English, farm laborer at home farm, can read and write, attends school
6) Lindley, Hoover, son, age 17, single, born NC, parents born NC, speaks English, farm laborer at home farm, can read and write, attends school
7) Lindley, Percy, son, age 15, single, born NC, parents born NC, speaks English, farm laborer at home farm, can read and write, attends school.

Story, 1911, Hawfields, Alamance Co, NC. 5557 A 1911 photo of everyone at Hawfields School shows "Charlie Linley". [this photo appeared in a book, I do not have the actual photo, only a photocopy which is not very legible. But the listing of the names below the photo is readable].

Story, 1912, Hawfields, Alamance Co, NC. Les Lindley has copy of handwritten paper by Charles titled "Cromwell's Soloquy", dated 1912, Hawfields High School, Mebane, NC. Mebane is between Burlington and Hillsborough, and Hawfields is a town SW of Mebane towards Swepsonville.

Story: Elon College Yearbook, 1917, Elon, Alamance Co, NC. In the 1917 Elon College Yearbook "Phipsicli", C. C. Lindley is a junior [so he ought to graduate in 1918]. He is a member of the Philologian Literary Society, and is one of the debators at their annual program, and appears in the Alamance County Club.



Appearance in Document: WW1 Draft Registration, 5 Jun 1917, Alamance Co, NC. 5176 Name: Charles Clinton Lindley; City: Saxapahaw; County: Alamance; State: North Carolina; Birthplace: Saxapahaw, NC; Birth Date: 29 Sep 1890; Student and farming for W. F. Lindley in Saxapahaw; single, medium height, slender build, blue eyes, light hair, bald. Signature C. C. Lindley.

Story: First Job, cir 1917, Chatham Co, NC. 98,5196 His first job was teacher at one-room, one-teacher schoolhouse while he was still a junior at Elon College. The school, which has since burned down, was located in Chatham County near Hamlet Chapel.

Graduation: Elon College, 1918, Elon, Alamance Co, NC. 98,5196 Earned BA degree at Elon College. Elon is associated with the Congregational Christian Church, but Charles was Methodist -- he attended because it was close. While there, he worked on the grounds to pay his way. He lived with Professor Alonzo Hook, an assistant professor of Physics. Charles originally studied to be a minister, and was assigned to a church in South Carolina for a while, but quit due to illness. He then switched to Education.

Story, cir 1919, Saxapahaw, Alamance Co, NC. 98,5196 After teaching in the one-teacher schoolhouse, his next assignment was at Saxapahaw.

Story, 20 Mar 1922, Eli Whitney, Alamance Co, NC. 98,5196 He was principal or teacher at Eli Whitney School, named because it was an old cotton gin. He and a Mr. Dixon started the school. The name later changed to The Whitney Consolidated High School. He was there on 20 March 1922, according to a dated poem he wrote on school stationary called "Hedged In".

Property: Buys Lot 11 on Tarleton Ave in Central Heights, 15 Jun 1926, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5553,5554 Charles purchased Lot 11 on Tarleton Avenue from Mebane Real Estate & Trust Company. This is part of the Central Heights subdivision, as shown on Plat Book 2, page 47. He mortgages this property via a mortgage with Central Loan and Trust Company for $1500, payable over 5 years at 6% interest. Covenants on this property include that for 25 years it can only be used for residential purposes and must be connected to sewer and water, for 99 years it cannot be leased or sold "to any person of persons of African descent", that no cows or hogs are allowed, and that nothing shall be kept on the property which may constitute a nuisance to neighboring property owners. Registered 17 June 1926.

[The plat shows that the lot is across Tarleton Avenue from a "temporary golf course" used by Burlington County Club. Today (2021) that area is the football and baseball fields for Williams High School. This is a residential area southwest of downtown Burlington.]

[Charles sells this lot in Dec 1927]

Story, 22 Jan 1927. Charles wrote several articles for magazines. One in the 22 Jan 1927 issue of Progressive Farmer was called "An Efficient Lighting Plant for $175" about an electric generator that he, Perce, and Hoover built to operate lights at the house powered by a nearby stream. Les Lindley has a copy of the article.

Residence, 29 Aug 1927, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 1357,5187

Residence, cir 1927, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 98,5196 In Burlington, family lived first at Barnharts, where they rented a bedroom and kitchen in a house [Bob says he never lived there, so either this is incorrect or he had not been born yet]. Next they lived at Carrington's, which was next to the hospital, where they rented an apartment in a house. Bob was born at the hospital (Alamance General Hospital), where Dr. Carrington had his practice.

Property: Bought lot 5 in Beverly Hills, 22 Nov 1927, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5558 D. R. Fonville and wife Anne W. Fonville and C. C. Fonville, all of Alamance Co, sold to C. C. Lindley, Lot 5, Block J, Section 1 of Beverly Hills, Burlington Twp. One of the covenants of the deed says "... the premises shall not be occupied by negroes or persons of negro blood." Later in the deed there are other covenants, such as no pigs, no commercial buildings, and those covenants all have an expiration date of 1 Jan 1953, but the covenant about negroes is specifically excluded from expiring.

[The plat shows this lot on the northeastern corner of Rolling Road and St. Johns Street. This is a residential area just east of downtown Burlington.]

[On 22 May 1928, Charles and Gladys sell this back to the Fonvilles and purchase a different lot in Beverly Hills. In the meantime, they also buy land on Beaumont Ave, and live there, so what is this land in Beverly Hills for? They are probably living in a rented home while they are building their house at Beaumont Ave.]

Property: Bought lots 30-35 on Beaumont Ave in Piedmont Estates, 1 Dec 1927, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5196,5556,5559 Mebane Real Estate and Trust Co of Burlington sold to Chas. C. Lindley, lots 30-35 in Block B of Piedmont Estates, Burlington Twp. This is 6 lots forming an area the shape of a quarter of a pie, with the curved edge on Beaumont Avenue. The land is 150 ft deep, with 210 feet on the street. The back corner of the wedge is on an alley. Registered 9 Dec 1927.

Chas C. Lindley and wife Gladys Lindley obtain a mortgage for $1200 on Lots 32-35 from Central Loan and Trust Company, with final payment due 1 Dec 1931.

Piedmont Estates is shown in Alamance Co plat book 2, p43. The plat, dated Nov 1924, shows Beaumont Avenue running north from Piedmont Way, crossing Glen Alpine Road, then curving northwest to cross Pine Avenue. It also shows Piedmont Park on the east side of Beaumont Avenue across from where the Lindley property is located. A closeup view of the area is shown in Plat book 2, page 23.

[Robert H. Lindley, who lived in the home there as a child, says that the plat does not reflect the way the land was actually developed. Beaumont Avenue did not curve, but instead went straight. He does not remember a park across the street. This is confirmed by a modern map of the area. This area is today (2021) at the corner of S. Beaumont Ave and Rainey Street, which is to the east of downtown Burlington, just south of Church Street. There is no remnant of the curve or the park.]

[This is the first purchase of land on Beaumont Ave that the Lindleys make. They later purchase additional bordering lots, and they are living there in 1930 census.]

Property: Sold lot 11 on Tarleton Ave in Central Heights, 1 Dec 1927, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5555 Charles and Gladys sold Lot 11 on Tarleton Avenue back to Mebane Real Estate & Trust Company. This undeveloped property had been purchased by Charles on 15 June 1926 from the same company.

[This sale is shortly after Charles and Gladys are married, and they have just purchased other property in Burlington, so this is probably Charles selling the place where he lived or planned to live before they got married. With the short time period that they owned the property, it is likely that they never lived there.]

Property: Bought lots 27-29 on Beaumont Ave in Piedmont Estates, 16 Feb 1928, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5560 C. C. Lindley bought Lots 27, 28, and 29 from National Real Estate Company for $675. These lots were located immediately south of the lots already owned by Lindley, along Beaumont Avenue. Registered 2 Apr 1928.

These lots can be seen on Plat book 2, page 23.

Property: Sold lot 5 in Beverly Hills, 22 May 1928, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5546 C. C. Lindley and wife Gladys H. Lindley convey Lot 5 in Block J, Section 1 of Beverly Hills to D. R. Fonville and C. C. Fonville. Registered 11 June 1928.

[On 22 Nov 1927, Charles and Gladys had purchased this from the Fonvilles. Note that also on 22 May, C. C. and Gladys purchase a different lot in Beverly Hills, so they might just be doing some kind of swap of one lot for another.]

Property: Bought lot 34 in Beverly Hills, 22 May 1928, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5561,5562 C. C. Lindley and wife Gladys H. Lindley buy Lot 34, Block F, Section 1 of Beverly Hills from D. R. Fonville and wife Anne W. Fonville and C. C. Fonville. One of the covenants of the deed says "... the premises shall not be occupied by negroes or persons of negro blood." Later in the deed there are other covenants, such as no pigs, no commercial buildings, and those covenants all have an expiration date of 1 Jan 1953, but the covenant about negroes is specifically excluded from expiring.

They obtain a mortgage on this property for $666.66, with repayment due by Nov 22 1930.

[According to the plat this lot is on the north side of Highland Street, just north of the intersection with Sellars Street. This is a residential area just east of downtown Burlington.

Note that on this same date C.C. and Gladys convey to the Fonvilles a different lot in Beverly Hills, so this looks like a land swap.

The Lindleys already own a block of land on Beaumont Ave, and continue to live there, so it is not clear why they are also purchasing land in the Beverly Hills development.

Charles and Gladys default on the mortgage for this property in 1931, and the property is put up for sale at auction.]

Residence: 903 Beaumont Avenue, cir 1928, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 98,5196 When Charles was principal at Glen Hope, they were living at 903 Beaumont Avenue in a house they had built. The house had 2 bedrooms, a dining room, a living room, and a kitchen. There was a fireplace in the living room, and an oil heater, but no other heat. This was the first house that they owned. They had a maid there who called Charles "Mr Darling" because Gladys always called him "darling".

Story: House on Beaumont Ave, cir 1928, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5196 The house on Beaumont Ave had two concrete pools. One had water running through a concrete ditch to it. The family would catch fish from the creek behind William F Lindley's house and put them into the pools. There was a rock near the creek that had a natural depression in it, and they would put water into the depression and use that depression to hold the fish. One of the two pools was in a low sunken area that used to have trolley car tracks running through it, which cut one corner off the property. They built a bridge over the low area to connect to the corner of the property.

Appearance in Document: Newspaper ariticle, 13 Sep 1928, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 5563 "Glenhope School Opens Monday"
The Glenhope School will open next Monday, Sept 17 at 8:45 for classificaiton and assignments. All children of school age should enter the first day so as to be property classified as early as possible. Parents too are urged to be present to meet the new teachers and hear the speeches by visitors. The teachers for the year are as follows: Charles C. Lindley, principal; ... Mrs. Virginia Haywood Lindley ...

Occupation: Principal of Glen Hope Elementary, cir 1928, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 5563 Charles was principal of Glen Hope Elementary school in Burlington.

Occupation: Teacher, Glen Hope School, 1929. 5550

Residence: Beaumont Avenue, Piedmont Estates, 1929, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 5550

Appearance in Document: Church Sunday School teacher, 1930, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. When living in Burlington, listed in First Methodist Protestant Church 1930 directory as "Prof. C. C. Lindley," Teacher of Baraca Sunday School class.

Note that First Methodist Protestant Church was renamed to Davis Street Church in 1939.

Education, cir 1930. 98,5196 Charles earned MA at University of North Carolina after Jeanette was born [she was born 1929, so I have shown this event at about 1930, but another note says Charles got his MA around 1944]. Also attended Trinity College in Durham (now Duke).

Census, 3 Apr 1930, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 1351
1) Lindley, Chas C, head of household, owns home valued $2000, has radio, age 39, first married at age 36, not attending school, can read and write, born NC, parents born NC, teacher at high school.
2) Lindley, Gladys, wife, age 27, first married at 25, not attending school, can read and write, born NC, parents born NC, no occupation.
3) Lindley, Jennette, daughter, age 6/12, single, not attending school, born NC, parents born NC.
4) Haywood, Alline, sister-in-law, age 24, single, not attending school, can read and write, born NC, parents born NC, bookkeeper at furniture company.

Household is in Piedmont Heights.

Appearance in Document: Default on mortgage of Lots 32-35 on Beaumont Avenue, 28 Aug 1930, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 5564 "Sale of Real Estate Under Deed of Trust By Trustees In Bankruptcy"
Pursuant to the terms and conditions of that certain deed of trust, Charles C. Lindley and wife, Gladys, to Central Loan and Trust Company, Trustee, dated the 1st day of December, 1927, and recorded in ... Alamance County in Deed of Trust Book No. 110, beginning at Page 112 ... and pursuant to the order ... on the 31st day of January, 1929, which said order is recorded in ... Alamance County in Deed Book No. 94, at Page No 479, the undersigned Trustees in said bankruptcy proceedings will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at the courthouse door in Graham, N.C., on Monday the 6th day of October, 1930, all of the following described real property, to wit: a certain tract or parcel of land in Burlington Township ... adjoining the lands of Beaumont Avenue, Charles C. Lindley, Lot No. 36, 10-foot Alley and described as follows: Beginning at an iron bolt on Beaumont Avenue and corner with Lot No. 36, running thense with line of Lot No. 36 in a Southerly direction 150 feet to an iron bolt in line of 10-foot alley and corner with Charles C. Lindley, running thence with line of Charles C. Lindley in a Northeasterly direction 150 feet to an iron bolt in lineof Beaumont Avenue and corner with Charles C. Lindley, running thense with line of Beaumont Avenue, with a radius of 193.20 curve to the left 140 feet to the beginning and being Lots Nos. 32, 33, 34 and 35 in Block "B" of the property known as Piedmont Estates, as shown by Plat No 358, made by A. C. Lindberg ... recorded in Plat Book No. 2 Page 43.
Default has been made in the payment of the bonds secured by said deed of trust and demand has been made upon said Trustees to foreclose under said deed of trust by the holders of said bonds, and this sale is being made in compliance with the terms of said deed of trust and the order of the said court. ... Trustees in Bankruptcy for Central Loan and Trust Company ...

Property: Bought Lots 32-35 on Beaumont Ave in Piedmont Estates, 18 Nov 1930, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5549 Indenture made 18 Nov 1930 by Charles A. Scott to Charles C. Lindley, conveyed land in Burlington Township, Alamance County, adjoining lands of Beaumont Ave, Chas C. Lindley, Lot No 36, 10 ft. alley, beginning at an iron bolt on Beaumont Ave, ... being Lots Nos. 32, 33, 34, and 35 in Block B of the property known as Piedmont Estates, as shown in plat book 2, page 43. Registered 30 July 1935.

[Charles Lindley is repurchasing property that he previously purchased on 1 Dec 1927, but lost due to defaulting on the mortgage in August 1930.]

Property: Bought .2 acres, 5 Aug 1931, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5565 Deed made 5 Aug 1931 by W. J. Graham and his wife Alice M. Graham to C. C. Lindley and wife Gladys Haywood Lindley, convey land in Burlington Township, adjoining lands of C. E Spoon, W. J. Graham, old street car Electric line, public road, beginning at an iron bolt in said C. E. Spoon's line where car track curves leaves line, running thence northward 2.95 chs. to an iron bolt corner of said Spoon in Graham's line, thence westward 1.80 chs. to an iron bolt former corner of said Spoon, thence southward 57.5 chains to the center of said car track, thence with the center of car track 3 chains to the beginning, containing .2 of an acre more or less. Registered 3 Jan 1947.

[This may be the outside of the original intended curve of Beaumont Ave that no longer curves, so that Charles and Gladys are buying that addiional land that mades their property more rectangular.]

Property: Defaulted on mortgage of Lot 34 in Beverly Hills, 13 Oct 1931, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 5543 By virtue of the power contained in that certain deed of trust executed by C. C. Lindley and wife, Gladys Lindley, dated the 22nd day of May, 1928, and recorded in Book 110, at page 400, of the Mortgage Deeds, in the office of the Register of Deeds for Alamance County, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the debt thereby secured, the undersigned Trustee will on Friday, October 16, 1931, 12 o'clock noon, at the Court House door in Graham, North Carolina, sell for Cash to the highest bidder the following described real estate lying in Burlington Township, Alamance County, North Carolina, ... being Lot No 34, in Block F, Section 1, as per the map of Beverly Hills, as surveyed December 1927.

Story: Sunday School Superintendent, 22 Oct 1932, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 5542 C. C. Lindley was Superintendent of the Sunday School at Methodist Protestant First Church.

Story: Mailing Address, 19 Dec 1933. Found a postcard at Woodlin addressed only to "Mr & Mrs C. C. Linley [sic], Burlington NC". It got delivered to them!

Occupation: Principal, Glen Hope School, 1935 To 1944. 2392,5548,5551,5552,5566

Residence: 903 S. Beaumont Avenue, Piedmont Heights, 1935 To 1943, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 2392,5551,5552

Residence: Beaumont Ave, 1 Apr 1935, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5036

Property: Bought lots 36-38 on Beaumont Avenue in Piedmont Estates, 30 Jul 1935, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5567 Deed made 30 July 1935 by M. C. Terrell and wife Imogen Scott Terrell to C. C. Lindley, land in Burlington Township, Alamance County, being lots Nos. 36, 37, and 38 in Block "B" of Piedmont Estates, recorded in plat book 2 page 23. Registered 30 July 1935.

[This borders the Lots 27-35 that C. C. Lindley previously purchased]

Property: Bought land on Hwy 93, 29 Feb 1936, Alamance Co, NC. 5568,5569 Addie Louise Johnston (single) and Margaret Johnston (single) sold to C. C. Lindley and wife Gladys H. Lindley, land in Alamance Co, Lots 1 and 38 as shown on map of Hico land made 29 Feb 1936 and shown in map book 3, p94. The land is on State Highway 93, with 442 feet of frontage on the highway.

They took out a mortgage on the land on 3 March 1936 for $281.25, due 3 November 1937.

[This is land that was about 4 miles north of the area where Charles' father and siblings lived. Robert H. Lindley says they lost it in the depression.]

Hico Land is shown on Alamance Co Plat book 3, p94. It is a very messy drawing, and the area where Lot 38 is located is very difficult to read. Lot 1 appears with 250 feet of frontage on a road, about 415 deep back to a stream.

Property: Easement deed to Duke Power, 26 May 1936, Alamance Co, NC. 5545 C. C. Lindley and wife Gladys Lindley, for $1, grant to Duke Power Company, easement for land in Alamance County bounded by lands of Milton Brown on the south by those of Mrs. Margaret Terry on the north and on the west by Hwy #93 approximately six miles south of Graham. Signed 26 May 1936. Registered 11 June 1936.

[This is the Hico land that was purchased 26 Feb 1936.]

Property: Buy Lots 30 and 31 on Beaumont Avenue in Piedmont Estates, 21 Apr 1937, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5570 Indenture made 21 April 1937 by Consolidated Realty Corporation to C. C. Lindley and Gladys H. Lindley, land in City of Burlington adjoining the land of Beaumont Avenue National Real Estate Company Lot No. 32, 10 foot alley, beginning at an iron bolt on Beaumont Avenue, ... being lots Nos 30 and 31 in Block "B" of Piedmont Estates, recorded in plat book 2 page 43. Registered 27 Apr 1937.

[This is a re-purchase of property originally purchased by C.C. and Gladys on 1 Dec 1927 but probably lost due to default on mortgage.]



Census, 10 Apr 1940, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5036
1. Lindley, Charles C., head of household, owns his home on Beaumont Ave., age 49, married, completed 5 years of college, born NC, lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935, worked 40 hours during week of March 24-30, occupation principal at public school, wage or salary worker, worked 52 weeks during 1939, earned $1500, received other income
2. Lindley, Gladys H., wife, age 37, married, completed 2 years of college, born NC, engaged in home housework, non-paid family worker, no other income
3. Lindley, Charles C., son, age 7, completed 2nd grade, born NC
4. Lindley, Bobbie, son, age 6, not attending school, born NC.

Appearance in Document: Newspaper article, 18 Aug 1941, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 5571 "Complete Roster Of School Personnel In The Burlington District Released To Press". The complete roster of approximately 150 persons in all departments of the Burlington school system, including the white and colored units, was released today from the office of Superintendent L. E. Spikes. ... Glenhope School, Charles C. Lindley, 7th and principal ...

Appearance in Document: Easement Deed to Duke Power, 29 Aug 1941, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5572 C. C. Lindley and wife Gladys Haywood Lindley, for $1, grant to Duke Power Company, easement for land in Alamance County bounded by lands of Thompson the west, on the south by those of Allen Moore, on the north by Rainey St., and on the east by Beaumont Ave. Signed 29 August 1941. Registered 29 Sept 1941.

[So by this time Beaumont Avenue and Rainey Street form a corner where their property is located, instead of having Beaumont Avenue curve around.]

Story: Member of Voluntary Guard Unit, 7 Mar 1942, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 5544 A newspaper article described the formation of the Piedmont Heights Auxiliary Guard, with C. C. Lindley as a member:

An organization of a voluntary guard outfit, subject to call anywhere in the county by the sheriff, and willing to report anywhere out of the county in case of need has been organized under the name of the Piedmont Heights Auxiliary Guard, it was announced today by E. C. Stout, commander.
...
Commander Stout, a part-time deputy sheriff of the county, and a member of the Burlington Mills constabulary, and an ex-marine, has attended FBI schools. He said that meetings would be held at least once a week for a two-hour training period. ...Training would be given in fire warden, air raid warden, anti parachute duties and in use of firearms.
...
Commissoned officers are ... C. C. Lindley and Bob Holliday, corporals.

Property: Buy Lots 27-29 on Beaumont Ave in Piedmont Estates, 20 Mar 1942, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5573 Deed made 20 Mar 1942 by A. D. Moore and wife Anne M. Moore to C. C. Lindley and wife Gladys H. Lindley, land in Burlington Township, adjoining lands of Beaumont Avenue, Lots 26, 30, 10-foot alley, beginning at an iron bolt in southwest margin of Beaumont Avenue, corner with Lot 30 (now owned by C. C. Lindley), ... being Lots Nos. 27, 28, and 29, Block "B" of Piedmont Estates, as recorded in Plat Book 2, pages 22 and 23. Registered 31 Mar 1942.

[Charles and Gladys are re-purchasing this land, which they had bought originally in 1928. This is probably due to defaulting on a mortgage.]

Appearance in Document: Newspaper article, 5 Jun 1942, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 5574 "Glenhope School Faculty Honored At Luncheon By P. T. A. Members"
The Glenhope Parent-Teacher association entertained at luncheon Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Robert Rudd honoring the faculty of Glenhope school. ... The P. T. A. presented a gift to Principal Charles C. Lindley.

Story, cir 1944, Alamance Co, NC. 98,5196 When he completed his MA, around 1944, Charles expected to be reassigned to Maple Avenue School in Burlington, which was the best school to have, but the assignment was given to someone else instead. Versions of this incident differ. At the time, Gladys had been working at Maple Avenue, but she did not yet have her class A teaching certificate. She had finished up the year for someone else who had a class A teaching certificate, and she was getting paid as if she had the certificate. When the new year started, Gladys was told that she would continue to teach the class, but would not get the higher class A pay. She said that Dr Sikes, the Burlington superintendent, had approved the higher pay. This caused embarassment for Dr Sikes. Robert H Lindley believes that Charles was denied the assignment to Maple Avenue as a result of this issue, but Gladys says the job was just promised to two different people, and the other person, who was already teaching at Maple Avenue, got it. Regardless, Dr Sikes asked Charles to stay at Glen Hope, but Charles did not want to continue working for Dr Sikes. Instead, he contacted Dr Young, who was superintendent of Alamance County schools, who gave him a job at Saxapahaw. Gladys was assigned to teach at Graham. Their son Robert attended school at Graham with Gladys, even though they were living in Burlington.

Story, 1944, Bonlee, Chatham Co, NC. 98,4785,5196 While Charles was at Saxapahaw, he was contacted by the superintendent of Chatham County schools to be principal at Bonlee High School. This would be Charles' first high school, and meant significantly more money. The family moved to Bonlee during Christmas break in 1944. Charles was principal of Bonlee High School from January 1945 to the end of the school year in 1950. In Bonlee the family lived in two different houses. First was former principal's old home, which was much too large, as they had stored most of their furniture at William F. Lindley's house when they left Burlington. After a year they moved to some rooms in Miss Porter's house (she was a music teacher, and widow of a Baptist minister), where Clint and Bob slept in the attic room. The house did not have indoor plumbing when they moved in, but did by the time they left, when a pantry was converted to a bathroom. Charles retired at the end of the school year in 1950.

Story, cir 1944. 5196 When the family sold their house in Burlington, and Charles had started the job in Bonlee, they had significantly more money than they had been used to. It was this money that allowed them to purchase the land that would become Woodlin.

Story: North Carolina Education article, May 1944. Charles wrote several articles for magazines. One in the May 1944 issue of North Carolina Education is called "Development Without Reward", where he presents an argument that rewarding students for performance is undesirable -- much better that the student strive for knowledge itself instead of a prize.

Les Lindley has a letter from P.E.Lindley to Charles congratulating him for getting published.



Story: Development Without Reward article, 20 May 1944. 5548 The full text of the "Development Without Reward" article that Charles had published in North Carolina Education was reprinted in the Burlington newspaper:

The question which this discussion is to raise is a delicate one, for its arguments will run counter to the practices in most of the schools throughout the country. For some time, however, the writer has been convinced that the ancient custom of giving awards should be discontinued in our modern schools. It is such a pronounced conviction that prompts this writing.

Our modern philosophy of education advocates heterogeneous grouping of students and favors beginning with these children where we find them. From these numerous starting points the youngsters are encouraged to proceed -- each according to his particular interests and abilities as we focus on centers of common interest. In such a type of educational program, planned for "all the children of all the folks" who flock into our schools, there seems no place or justification for special awards. So, by a bit of alliteration, the writer wishes to suggest that the practice of giving awards to students in a modern democratic school is (1) unfounded, (2) is unfair and (3) unfavorable.

Giving Awards is Unfounded.

Just because the ancient Greeks gave coveted prizes to winners in athletic contests, as a stimulus toward building up strong physical bodies, is no reason for our following suit. Neither is the false philosophy of our early religious leaders, who looked upon the Church as a sort of prize-gettng, Heaven-reaching, and crown-wearing proposition, sufficient ground for such practice in our educational programs.

The genuinely happy Christian is not the church member who is constantly watching for a chance to slip away to Heaven and get his crown. It is the person who has the deep satisfaction, day by day, of having done his duty toward God and man. So it is with boys and girls in school. Emerson said, "The reward of a thing well done is to have done it." There is where the emphasis should come, rather than cheapening it by adding a material reward. "Joy's soul lies in the doing" was Shakespeare's way of saying it. Let's don't be guilty, any longer, of killing the very soul of the enjoyment that comes to the child through activity by attracting his attention from the real to the "tacked-on" reward.

Giving Awards Is Unfair.

One of the unfair features of prize-giving is that it is usually based on goal-reaching rather than on distance-covered or progress-made. We take the youngsters where we find them. So, when school opens, and the shot is fired, some are almost within reach of the goal while others, out of no fault of their own, are scattered all down the track. That is not fair.

Such practice is unfair, too, because there is no accurate way of determining who the winner is. By cheating or other unfair means, one child may become valedictorian and shine, while another student much more deserving, goes down in defeat. It is bad for both.

The value of the activity for which awards are given makes such practice unfair. A child is sick of a cold, but rather than miss a day comes to school and spreads the disease. We put a premium on this kind of thing by presenting the lad with a perfect attendance certificate. But if he plays the part of a good citizen, as he is taught in the classroom to do, and stays at home, he is ignored. Then, too, we decorate with letters and stars those who can "hold that line" in football and fail to recognize the more deserving group who are coming up from the rear. By determination and effort they finally get to where they can "hold that temper" in the bigger game of life. But what's the use? "All the prizes will be given out before we can catch up with the crowd." "Anyway, they have inherited more than we can ever acquire of the vital things necessary to win awards."

Giving Awards is Unfavorable.

By unfavorable, as used here, is meant the psychological effect of prize-giving as practiced in school. One of the strongest urges of children, as well as adults, is that craving for recognition and approval. This urge is vital to normal development, but it is not peculiar to a select few who win awards. It is present in every normal person and should be satisfied in all. How can schools longer justify the practice of heaping extra awards upon those students already most richly endowed with nature's gifts, while the masses of less fortunate starve for recognition and praise?

Let's allow Sir Walter Scott to paint this last scene in the following lines:
"Two sisters by the goal are set,
Cold Disappointment and Regret.
One disenchants the winner's eyes,
While one augments its gaudy show
More to enhance the loser's woe."

Education: Masters of Arts in Education from University of North Carolina, 24 Feb 1945, Chapel Hill, Orange Co, NC. (from diploma)

Property: Bought 76.3 acres to become Woodlin, 15 Mar 1946, Chatham Co, NC. 5575 Deed from W. N. Mann and wife Flossie G. Mann to Charles C Lindley Sr and wife Gladys H Lindley. Contains four tracts for a total of 76.3 acres. Deed made 21 Feb 1946, acknowledged 23 Feb 1946, registered 15 Mar 1946.

Charles and Gladys get a deed of trust with L. J. Phipps, Trustee,so they can pay W. N. Mann and Flossie G. Mann $1900, with the property as collateral. The loan is at 6%, with $1000 due at the end of a year, and $900 due at the end of two years. This is recorded in Chatham Co Deed book J-K, p409-410, and is marked as completed.

[Flossie G. Mann is buried at Mann's Chapel Cemetery, wife of Willie N. Mann, also buried there. He died in 1950, she in 1985.]

First Tract: Being Lot No. 1 in the division of the lands of James Ausley. Beginning on the (old) Fearrington Road, W. N. Ellis and A. H. Bennett's corner, thence South with Bennett's line to Cole's corner 118 poles, thence West with Cole's line 38 poles to a Sweet Gum and Pointers, thence North 3 degrees East 118 poles to a stake on Fearrington Road (old road), thence East with said Road 42 poles to the Beginning (station), estimated to contain 29.5 acres, and being the same land conveyed by C. P. Hinshaw and C. N. Bennett, to W. N. Mann and wife, Flossie Mann, by deed dated February 19, 1934, and recorded in Book HH, at Page 429 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Chatham County.

SECOND TRACT: Bounded by the lands of I. N. Ausley, William Ausley, A. H. Bennett and the New Fearrington Road. The same beginning in the center of the Old Fearrington Road in the said Bennett's line, and running thence with said Old Road South 85 degrees West 44.5 poles to an iron, the division corner, which is two and one-half poles from William and I. N. Ausley's corner; thence North 2 degrees 5-4/5 poles to the center of the New Road, thence with the center line of said Road North 89 degrees East 44.5 poles to the said Bennett's line in center of Road, witnessed by an iron on either side; thence South with the Bennett line 4 degrees West 2 poles to the beginning, thus containing 0.55 of an acre, more or less. This being the part of Lot No. 2 between the Old and New Roads of the Ella Bennett part of the W. J. Ausley property, And being the same land conveyed by C. P. Hinshaw and C. N. Bennett to W. N. Mann and wife, Flossie Mann by deed dated February 19 1934, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Chatham County in Book HH, at Page 429.

THIRD TRACT: All of that certain tract ... beginning at a gum stump in the center of the old road, W. H. Mann's Northeast corner; running thence along the center of the old road East 7 chains; South 87 degrees 30 minutes East 7 chains and South 86 degrees 30 minutes East 6 chains to a stake and pointers, Ethel B. Glosson Heirs line; running thence with the said Glosson's line South 3.03 chains; South 27 degrees West 3.54 chains and South 21 degrees West 12.12 chains to a rock and pointers in Sandy Patterson's line; running thence with the said Patterson's line West 5.15 chains to a stake and pointers and South 10.30 chains to a rock pile and pointers in line of the W. M. Ellis Heirs property; running thence with the said Ellis Heirs property North 89 degrees West 10.65 chains to a rock and pointers in W. N. Mann's line; running thence with the said Mann's line North 3 degrees East 28 chains to the Beginning, containing 44 acres, more or less, as surveyed by J. Ralph Weaver, Registered Surveyor, September 10, 1941.

FOURTH TRACT: All of that certain tract ... beginning at a stake in the old road, Ethel Glosson Heirs corner; thence North 1.75 chains to the center of new road; thence with the center of new road North 85 degrees West 6.10 chains; thence South 89 degrees West 15 chains; thence South 3 degrees West 50 links to the center of old road; thence with old road East 7 chains; South 87 degrees 30 minutes East 7 chains and North 86 degrees 30 minutes East 6 chains to the beginning, containing 2.25 acres, more or less, as surveyed by J. Ralph Weaver, Registered Surveyor, December 21, 1942.

Story: Development of Woodlin, 1946. 98,5196 Charles and Gladys bought land from a Mann in 1946. The property was chosen because it was near Chapel Hill, where Gladys wanted to live because of the University community. It was also within Chatham County, where taxes were lower than Orange. Gladys planned to continue to teach, and staying within Chatham County kept them within the school system where they knew the people involved. They named the property Woodlin as a combination of Haywood and Lindley. The family moved from Bonlee to Woodlin in 1950. Between 1946 and 1950, the family would spend weekends and summers working on Woodlin. At first they stayed in a tent, later they put wood sides on the tent, keeping a tarp for the roof. This was gradually transformed into the first of several cabins that were built at Woodlin. What is today the pond and pasture areas were then an overgrown swamp. The pond area was wooded, but the hills on either side formed a natural barrier that allowed a dam at the end to create the pond. It took a long time to create the pond, up to three years, because the heavy equipment used to create the dam and to scrape the land that would become the bottom of the pond kept getting stuck in the wet ground. They eventually only scraped one side of the pond (the side toward the cabin) and so the other side was never really cleaned out (so they limited their swimming to the cleaned out side). The first source of water was a spring located below where the dam is today. There was a trail leading from a nearby hill (the hill on the west side of the pond) to the spring. Mr Charlie Brewer, a neighbor, told the family that there used to be a house on the hill, so presumably this spring was the water source for that house. The house was no longer there when the family purchased the property. When the pond was created by building the dam, it changed the water table so that this original spring was ruined. The spring that is at the cabin today was at first just a damp area. The family dug into the ground in that area until they were able to expose the spring. This became the new water source for the family. The garden area and the area to the east of the present house was an L-shaped open field that extended out to Mann's Chapel Rd. The field contained a lot of rocks, and a bulldozer was used to move the rocks. Many of the rocks were used for the terrace in front of the cabin. The bulldozer was also used to build the dam and pond. The first attempt to make a road back to the cabin followed today's wildflower path, but this proved to be too wet for vehicles. Later, the road was moved to higher ground where the driveway is located today. The house was designed by Gladys and Ed Mann. Gladys took Ed to show him features in other houses that she liked, and they worked together to incorporate those features into the house. Ed had never built a house like this one, so some items did not turn out as planned and had to be redone or the design had to be modified. After the foundation and the first floor were in place, but before the walls were in, Clint and Bob would roller skate on the floor. The ceiling of the den was made of siding that was too knotty to be used on the outside of the house. The siding was turned backwards so a smooth surface was exposed as the ceiling. Later they decided the den ceiling was too high, so the ceiling supports and boards were trimmed back and the ceiling was lowered. For that reason, the den ceiling is not well supported.

Property: Sold all Beaumont Avenue Lots in Piedmont Estates, 18 Jan 1947, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 5576 Deed made 18 Jan 1947 by C. C. Lindley and wife Gladys Haywood Lindley of Alamance County to Cherokee Flooring Corporation, all of the following property: First Tract: Land in City of Burlington, being Lots 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38 of Block "B" of Piedmont Estates, shown in Plat Book 2, page 23 and 43, and being the same properties conveyed to Lindleys by deeds in Deed Book 137, page 52, Deed book 118 page 18, Deed book 110, page 448, Deed book 110, page 449. Second Tract: Land in Burlington Township, adjoining lands of C. E. Spoon, W. J. Graham, old street car electric line, public road and others, ... containing .2 of an acre, being the same land conveyed to Lindleys by deed in Deed Book 156, page 404. Third Tract: All the interest and estate which the said Lindley parties have or can have in all property lying between tracts Nos 1 and 2 above formerly used or proposed to be used for streets, alleys, street car lines or otherwise, including the area formerly referred to as Beaumont Avenue. Registered 29 Jan 1947.

Property: Quit claim, 21 Jan 1947, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC.

Residence, 3 Sep 1949, Chapel Hill, Orange Co, NC. 2404

Property: Conveyed Lot 1 of W. F. Lindley homepace to H. H. Lindley, 12 Sep 1950, Newlin Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 2417 The heirs of W. F. Lindley conveyed Lot 1 of the division of the W. F. Lindley home place to H. H. Lindley. Land is in Newlin Township, Alamance County, adjoining H. H. Lindley's existing property, about 1.5 acres along the old Saxapahaw Road and crossing the intersection of Hwy 97 and the new Saxapahaw Road. Registered 20 Oct 1950.

Property: Conveyed Lot 2 of W. F. Lindley homepace to Lillian Lindley, 12 Sep 1950, Newlin Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 2418 The heirs of W. F. Lindley conveyed Lot 2 of the division of the W. F. Lindley home place to Ethel Lillian Lindley. Land is in Newlin Township, Alamance County, adjoining H. H. Lindley's existing property, about 2.6 acres along the old Saxapahaw Road. Registered 26 Oct 1950.

Appearance in Document, 1950, Bonlee, Chatham Co, NC. The 1950 Bonlee High School yearbook "Treasured Leaves" is dedicated to Charles C Lindley as principal and teacher, "in sincere appreciation for his loyal friendship, his constant interest, and his kindness to [the class of '50]".

Residence: "Woodlin," 1950, Chatham Co, NC.

Story, 1950, Chatham Co, NC. 5196 Manns Chapel Road was paved by governor Kerr Scott, as part of his campaign to "get the farmer out of the mud."

The phone service in the area was owned by University of North Carolina. Service was not available in the Woodlin area until about 1950.

Occupation: High School Teacher, 1950. 5041



Census, 7 Apr 1950, Baldwin Twp, Chatham Co, NC. 5041
1) Lindley, Charles C., head, 59, married, b NC, living on farm on Manns Chapel Road, agriculture questionnaire number 117, was living here a year ago, worked 72 hrs as high school teacher at public school, completed 4 years of college, worked 52 weeks last year, income $4000, relatives in household earned $1900, never served in U.S. armed forces
2) Lindley, Gladys H., wife, 47, married, b NC, worked 72 hrs as 2nd grade teacher at public school
3) Lindley, Charles C. Jr., son, 17, b NC, other work, not seeking work
4) Lindley, Robert H., son, 16, b NC, other work, not seeking work.

Note this family was not at home when initially visited by census taker, as shown in household 19 on sheet 3. Sheet 3 shows their neighbors (approaching from US 501) were Sandy and Lula Patterson (negro), Exel and Lillian Yates (negro), Lindleys, Callie Thrift (age 70, widow), Clark and Fannie Palmer (negro), Charlie and Deborah Brewer (age 61 and 60), Charlie and Coleen Brewer (age 26).

Appearance in Document: Purchased Lots 3 and 4 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.

Property: Mortgage on Woodlin, 15 May 1953. 5577 [Note the property is only 66.8 acres now, and the description of the property mentions some portion of the original property is now owned by T. A. Thompson. This would appear to be the 9.5 acres that is deeded to Sommer on 6 Jul 1954. The names and dates don't quite match, but the acreage does and there are no other deeds in the records.]

Charles and Gladys get a mortgage on their property for $2,000.

Deed of Trust in Chatham County, NC, 15 May 1953, between Charles C. Lindley, Sr., and wife, Gladys H. Lindley, parties of the first part, L. J. Phipps, trustee, party of the second part, and Orange County Building and Loan Association, Chapel Hill, party of the third part. Loan of $2,000, repaid at $22/month. Description of the property as collateral is: All that certain lot or parcel of land together with all improvements thereon, .. on the South side of the Mann's Chapel Road in Baldwin Townshp, Chatham County, ... beginning at a point in the center of the new road, the Northwest corner of the property conveyed by the parties of the first part to T. A. Thompson; running thence with the said Thompson's line South 25 degrees West 1278 feet to a stake, Sandy Patterson's corner; running thence with said Patterson's line South 10.30 chains to a rock pile in Ellis' line; running thence with the Ellis' line North 89 degrees West 10.65 chains to a rock and pointers; running thence South 1.5 chains; running thence West with Cole's line 9.50 chains to a sweet gum and pointers; running thence North 3 degrees East 30.95 chains to the center of the new road; running thence along the center of the new road North 89 degrees 30 minutes East 11.1 chains; North 89 degrees East 15 chains and South 85 degrees East 2.4 chains to the beginning, containing 66.8 acres, and being a part of the same land conveyed to the parties of the first part by deed of W. N. Mann and wife, dated February 21, 1946, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Chatham County in Book J-L at Page 421.

Acknowledged by Charles and Gladys on 16 May 1953. Recorded 4 June 1953.

Property: Sold 9.5 acres of Woodlin, 6 Jul 1954, Chatham Co, NC. 5578 Charles and Gladys sold some land on the east end of their property.

Deed on 6 July 1954 between C. C. Lindley and wife Gladys H. Lindley, parties of the first part, and Clemens Sommer and wife Elizabeth Sommer parties of the second part. Said parties of the first part sell and convey to said parties of the second part a tract of land in Baldwin Township as follows: lying on the South side of Mann's Chapel Road and about 3/4 of a mile West of U.S. Highway No. 15 and 501, beginning at a stake in the South property line of the said road, the Northwest corner of property of Ethel B. Glosson Heirs; running thence with the said Heirs line South 2 degrees West 200 feet to rocks in the edge of a road; running thence South 27 degreees West 250 feet and South 21 degrees West 800 feet to rocks and pine pointers in Sandy Patterson's line; running thence with the said Patterson line North 89 degrees West 340 feet to an iron stake and pointers; running thence a new line North 25 degrees East 1278 feet to a stake in the South property line of Mann's Chapel Road; running thence along the south line of the said Road South 82 degrees 10 minutes East 244 feet to the beginning, containing 9.5 acres, more or less, as surveyed by J. Ralph Weaver, Registered Surveyor, on June 4 1951.
Acknowledged by C. C. Lindley and Gladys H. Lindley on 7 July 1954. Registered 10 June 1954.

Property: Mortgage on Woodlin, 20 Jan 1955, Chatham Co, NC. 5579 Charles and Gladys get a mortgage on their property for $4,500.

Deed of Trust on 20 Jan 1955 between Charles C. Lindley Sr and wife Gladys H. Lindley, parties of the first part, L. J. Phipps, Trustee, party of the second part, and Orange County Building and Loan Association, Chapel Hill, party of the third part. Principle value $4,500, monthly payments of $85. Property description: All that certain lot or parcel of land together with all improvements thereon, .. on the South side of the Mann's Chapel Road in Baldwin Townshp, Chatham County, ... beginning at a point in the center of the new road, the Northwest corner of the property conveyed by the parties of the first part to T. A. Thompson; running thence with the said Thompson's line South 25 degrees West 1278 feet to a stake, Sandy Patterson's corner; running thence with said Patterson's line South 10.30 chains to a rock pile in Ellis' line; running thence with the Ellis' line North 89 degrees West 10.65 chains to a rock and pointers; running thence South 1.5 chains; running thence West with Cole's line 9.50 chains to a sweet gum and pointers; running thence North 3 degrees East 30.95 chains to the center of the new road; running thence along the center of the new road North 89 degrees 30 minutes East 11.1 chains; North 89 degrees East 15 chains and South 85 degrees East 2.4 chains to the beginning, containing 66.8 acres, and being a part of the same land conveyed to the parties of the first part by deed of W. N. Mann and wife, dated February 21, 1946, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Chatham County in Book J-L at Page 421.

Acknowledged by Charles and Gladys on 22 Jan 1955. Recorded 22 Jan 1955.

Marked completed.

Property: Mortgage on Woodlin, 5 Jun 1957, Chatham Co, NC. 5580 Charles and Gladys get a mortgage on their property for $4,000.

Deed of Trust on 5 June 1957 between Charles C. Lindley and wife Gladys H. Lindley, parties of the first part, L. J. Phipps, Trustee, party of the second part, and Orange County Building and Loan Association, Chapel Hill, party of the third part. Principle value $4,000, monthly payments of $76.41. Property description: All that certain lot or parcel of land together with all improvements thereon, .. on the South side of the Mann's Chapel Road in Baldwin Townshp, Chatham County, ... beginning at a point in the center of the new road, the Northwest corner of the property conveyed by the parties of the first part to T. A. Thompson; running thence with the said Thompson's line South 25 degrees West 1278 feet to a stake, Sandy Patterson's corner; running thence with said Patterson's line South 10.30 chains to a rock pile in Ellis' line; running thence with the Ellis' line North 89 degrees West 10.65 chains to a rock and pointers; running thence South 1.5 chains; running thence West with Cole's line 9.50 chains to a sweet gum and pointers; running thence North 3 degrees East 30.95 chains to the center of the new road; running thence along the center of the new road North 89 degrees 30 minutes East 11.1 chains; North 89 degrees East 15 chains and South 85 degrees East 2.4 chains to the beginning, containing 66.8 acres, and being a part of the same land conveyed to the parties of the first part by deed of W. N. Mann and wife, dated February 21, 1946, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Chatham County in Book J-L at Page 421.

Acknowledged by Charles and Gladys on 5 June 1957. Recorded 11 June 1957.

Marked completed.

Property: Mortgage on Woodlin, 25 Aug 1959, Chatham Co, NC. 5581 Charles and Gladys get a mortgage on their property for $3,500.

Deed of Trust on 25 August 1959 between C. C. Lindley and wife Gladys H. Lindley, parties of the first part, L. J. Phipps, Trustee, party of the second part, and Orange County Building and Loan Association, Chapel Hill, party of the third part. Principle value $3,500, monthly payments of $68. Property description: All that certain lot or parcel of land together with all improvements thereon, .. on the South side of the Mann's Chapel Road in Baldwin Townshp, Chatham County, ... beginning at a point in the center of the new road, the Northwest corner of the property conveyed by the parties of the first part to T. A. Thompson; running thence with the said Thompson's line South 25 degrees West 1278 feet to a stake, Sandy Patterson's corner; running thence with said Patterson's line South 10.30 chains to a rock pile in Ellis' line; running thence with the Ellis' line North 89 degrees West 10.65 chains to a rock and pointers; running thence South 1.5 chains; running thence West with Cole's line 9.50 chains to a sweet gum and pointers; running thence North 3 degrees East 30.95 chains to the center of the new road; running thence along the center of the new road North 89 degrees 30 minutes East 11.1 chains; North 89 degrees East 15 chains and South 85 degrees East 2.4 chains to the beginning, containing 66.8 acres, and being a part of the same land conveyed to the parties of the first part by deed of W. N. Mann and wife, dated February 21, 1946, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Chatham County in Book J-L at Page 421.

Acknowledged by Charles and Gladys on 27 August 1959. Recorded 28 August 1959.

Marked completed.

Story, 28 May 1961. C. C. Lindley was President of the Moore's Chapel and Saxapahaw Methodist Memorial Association, as listed in their Annual Program.

Appearance in Document: Rented a Cemetery Lot to D. B. Paris, 1 Aug 1961, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 5582 Lease made 1 Aug 1961 by C. C. Lindley and wife Gladys Lindley, lessors, and D. B. Paris and wife Nita T. Paris, lessees. Lessors rent to the lessees, for 99 years ending on 31 July 2060, a lot in Pine Hill Cemetery, Burlington, being all of Lot 54, section "J", Pine Hill Cemetery, as shown on map in the office of the Clerk of the City of Burlington. The rent during the period is $75 for the full term of the lease, payable in advance. Lessees or their children may use said property for the interment of any member of their family during the term of this lease. Lease may be extended for another period of 99 years upon payment of another $75 by the lessees or their heirs. Filed on 21 Aug 1961.

[Duke B. Paris and Nita Thomas Paris are now (2021) buried at Pine Hill Cemetery]

Property: Transfer of 20 acres to Clint Lindley, 29 Jun 1965, Chatham Co, NC. 5044 Charles and Gladys give Clint the 20 eastern-most acres of the Woodlin property.

Deed made 29 June 1965 between Charles C. Lindley and wife Gladys H. Lindley, parties of the first part, and Charles Clinton Lindley Jr. party of the second part, all of Chatham County, NC. Parties of the first part, for $10 and other good and valuable considerations, sell and convey to said parties of the second part and their heirs and assigns EXCEPTING AND RESERVING UNTO THE PARTIES OF THE FIRST PART ALL MERCHANTABLE TIMBER ON THE PROPERTY HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED FOR AND DURING THE TERMS OF THE NATURAL LIVES OF THE PARTIES OF THE FIRST PART, that certain tract of land in Baldwin Township described as follows: Beginning at a stake in the center of Mann's Chapel Road (N.C. Secondary Road No. 1532) Sommer's northwestern corner in said Road, and running thence with Sommer's line South 26 deg. 54 min. West 1303.57 feet to a stake, the northwestern corner of Sandy Patterson's Heirs, thence along said Patterson line South 04 deg. 25 min. West 680 feet to a stake, thencer North 86 deg. 32 min. West 298.80 feet to a stake, a new corner, thence North 04 deg. 26 min. East 1897.27 feet to a stake in the center of Mann's Chapel Road, thence along the center line of said Mann's Chapel Road South 86 deg. 06 min. East 511.80 feet to a stake and South 83 deg. 11 min. East 265.20 feet to the point of Beginning, containing 20 acres more or less, and being designated as Lot No. 3 on map entitled "Property of Charles C. Lindley and wife, Gladys H. Lindley" by William G. Joyner, Registered Surveyor, dated April 15, 1965.
Acknowledged on 30 June 1965. Registered 11 Dec 1965.

Property: Transfer of 20 acres to Robert H. Lindley, 29 Jun 1965, Chatham Co, NC. 5583 Charles and Gladys give Bob and Shirley the 20 western-most acres of the Woodlin property.

Deed made 29 June 1965 between Charles C. Lindley and wife Gladys H. Lindley, parties of the first part, and Robert Haywood Lindley and wife, Shirley C. Lindley, parties of the second part, all of Chatham County, NC. Parties of the first part, for $10 and other good and valuable considerations, sell and convey to said parties of the second part and their heirs and assigns EXCEPTING AND RESERVING UNTO THE PARTIES OF THE FIRST PART ALL MERCHANTABLE TIMBER ON THE PROPERTY HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED FOR AND DURING THE TERMS OF THE NATURAL LIVES OF THE PARTIES OF THE FIRST PART, that certain tract of land in Baldwin Township described as follows: Beginning at a stake in the center of Mann's Chapel Road (N.C. Secondary Road No. 1532) Horner's northeastern corner, and running thence along the center line of said road South 86 deg. 06 min. East 427 feet to a stake, a new corner, thence South 04 deg. 08 min. West 2035.29 feet to a stake in Snipes' northern line, thence along Snipes' line North 87 deg. 32 min. West 427 feet to a stake in Horner's line, thence along Horner's line North 04 deg. 08 min. East 2,045.96 feet to the point of Beginning, containing 20 acres, more or less, and being designated as Lot No. 1 on map entitled "Property of Charles C. Lindley and wife, Gladys H. Lindley" by William G. Joyner, Registered Surveyor, dated April 15, 1965.
Acknowledged on 30 June 1965. Registered 11 Dec 1965.

Appearance in Document: Renounced Timber Rights, 18 Oct 1968, Chatham Co, NC. 5033 When son Charles Clinton Lindley Jr. sold 3.44 acres of his property, Charles and Gladys renounced their timber rights on that land.

Story, Dec 1970. 5584 Charles had a stroke in Dec 1970. From then on he walked with a cane. Following his stroke, Charles continued to live at Woodlin with Gladys. Eventually, when he needed additional care, he moved to a nursing home in Chapel Hill. He died shortly after moving there in 1973.

Property: Easement to Carolina Power & Light, 5 Jul 1972, Chatham Co, NC. 5585 Deed made 5 July 1972 between C. C. Lindley and wife Gladys H. Lindley, in consideration of one dollar paid by Carolina Power & Light Company, grants an easement to go in and upon the tract of land situation in Baldwin Township, containing 67 acres, more or less, bounded by Manns Chapel Road on the North, Allen King on the East, Mrs. Archie Wilson on the South, and Audrey P. Horner on the West. Recorded 4 August 1972.

Residence, 1973, Chatham Co, NC. 5189 Route 3 Box 78, Chapel Hill, Chatham Co, NC.

Obituary: Burlington Daily Times News, 20 Aug 1973, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 5039 Final rites for Charles C. Lindley, 82, of Rt. 3, Chapel Hill, were held today at 3 p.m. at Saxapahaw Methodist Church. He died Sunday morning in a Chapel Hill convalescent center. He was a founder of Eli Whitney School and served 18 years in the Burlington City school system and Chatham County schools prior to his retirement. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Gladys H. Lindley; sons, Maj. Robert H. Lindley, Kansas City, Mo., C. Clinton Lindley, Piermount, N. Y.; and brother, Hoover Lindley, Saxapahaw. The Rev. Vance Barron officiated. Burial was in Moore's Chapel cemetery.



Appearance in Document: Death Certificate, 7 Sep 1973, Orange Co, NC. 5189 Charles C. Lindley; date of death Aug 19 1973; state of birth N.C.; date of birth 9-29-90; age 82; place of death Chapel Hill Nursing & Convalescent Center, Chapel Hill, Orange County; married; surviving spouse Gladys Haywood; usual residence Route 3 Box 78, Chapel Hill, Chatham Co, N.C.; citizen of U.S.; Social Security Number 239-52-9733-A; usual occupation High School Principal; father's name William F. Lindley; mother's maiden name Jeanette Teague; informant's name Mrs. Jean Pleasant, Chapel Hill Nursing & Convalencent Center, Chapel Hill, N.C.; immediate cause of death Cardiac Arrest for 2 minutes due to Arterioscleratic Heart Disease & Arrhythmia (auricular fibrilation) for 2 years; other significant conditions Cerebromanlar Arteriosclerosis with old CVA; no autopsy; physician certification by William S Joyner MD, of Chapel Hill, who attended the deceased from July 1 1971 to August 19 1973 and last saw the deceased alive on August 16 1973; burial on 8-20-73 at Moore's Chapel, Saxapahaw, N.C.; Walker's funeral home of Chapel Hill, N.C.

Occupation. 5189 High School Principal

Religion: Methodist, then Presbyterian.

Story. 5196 Virginia Carolyn Ham, who lives between the Norwoods, told Bob Lindley that a film of Bonlee school was being made into a videotape. The film was made by C. C. Lindley when he was principal. He is in it, and maybe Clint, too (late 40s). Gladys Haywod Lindley has a copy.

Story. 5196 Robert H. Lindley believes that Ross and Jim Norwood's father attended the one room schoolhouse where C. C. Lindley taught.

Story. 98 Was a member of Saxapahaw community band, played baritone and trombone (I have a photo of the band, showing Charles, Perce, and Hoover, and another photo showing just Charles with other members). Also played clarinet, which he played the most, but probably not in the band. Built tennis court between his father's house and Ed Mann's house, along with Horace Mann.

Story: Eli Whitney, Alamance Co, NC. 5586 The Eli Whitney District was originally created as a high school in 1922, and the school was taught for the first two years in a renovated cotton gin which gave it its name. Concord, Green Hill, Center, Mandale, Spring, and part of Bethel elementary schools were brought there in 1931.

Story. 98,5196 Charles was mason at same masonic lodge as Ed Mann, and became Master of the lodge. The map of the world upstairs at Woodlin came from the lodge.

Story. 5196 Charles had a trailer that was pulled by the car. This was used to haul manure from his brother Hoover's farm to the home at Burlington for the garden. The same trailer was used to move items to his sister Lillian's house and to Bonlee, including moving the piano. Charles's family had a room at Lillian's house that they used to store items while they were renting at Bonlee.

Story. 5196 Charles and Gladys had other sources of income besides teaching. Gladys sold aluminum cookware. She would demonstrate it by going to people's homes and preparing a meal using the cookware. Bob feels that this is when Gladys learned to prepare fried chicken so well. The family also had a mail-order hosiery business. They would go to the local mills and purchase the factory seconds, then sell those seconds through ads in magazines such as Progressive Farmer.

Story. 5196 The greenhouse at Woodlin actually belonged to Clint. He bought it (used) from Powell Bell, Clete Downing's husband, who was living in Randleman. They dismantled the greenhouse and moved it to Woodlin where they reassembled it. [Powell died in 1951, so Clint might have bought it when he died]



Story. 5196 This is a photo of Charles with his first Ford automobile, a roadster, looking very dapper in a three-piece suit and a cap, leaning on the car. He later got another Ford, which is the first car Gladys remembers riding in with him. The roadster was kept until the 1940s in Charles' father's barn, where a belt was connected to one of the wheels to power other equipment, such as a wood saw or corn sheller.

Story. 98,5196 Was ill a lot when young, including Appendicitis.

Social Security Number. 5189 239-52-9733-A

Appearance in Document: Closing of Glenhope Elementary, 6 May 1976, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 5587 "'Economics' Force Glenhope Closing". Editor's Note: Both the Glenhope and Fisher Street elementary schools will be closing this year...
The Glenhope School was built back during 1924, when a 10-year old in the first grade wasn't an oddity, and about as many students stayed behind in the first grade as were passed.
The principals file report even had a space allotted for the 18- to 21-year-olds attending grades one through six.
There were seven female teachers and one male teacher back in 1928, when the late Charles C. Lindley was principal. The school later expanded, with an addition of about three classrooms, but it remains today the smallest single school building in the Burlington City School system.
The school belonged to the county system until 1934, when the city schools purchased it. ... [Current principal Greta] Johnson is eighth in a succession of principals, beginning with Lindley in 1928. ... Glenhope, surrounded by huge oak trees, is also bordered by streets, which isolate it from other property. North Mebane Street runs across the front, while Dover and Colombia run parallel down the sides. Oklahoma Avenue stretches across the back section of the school grounds. ...


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Charles married Virginia Gladys* HAYWOOD, daughter of William Oscar* HAYWOOD and Lella* DOWNING, on 30 Aug 1927 in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC 1357,2480.,5187 (Virginia Gladys* HAYWOOD was born on 22 Aug 1902 in Cumberland Co, NC,5032,5588 died on 24 Dec 2003 in Cary, Wake Co, NC 5032 and was buried on 22 May 2004 in Saxapahaw, Alamance Co, NC 5584.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:



Marriage, 30 Aug 1927, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC. 5187 Marriage License dated Aug 29 1927 in Cumberland County, NC. Charles Clinton Lindley of Burlington NC, age 36, son of William Lindley (living) and Jenette Lindley (deceased) of Saxapahaw NC, and Virginia Gladys Haywood of Fayetteville NC, age 25, daughter of Oscar Haywood and Lella Haywood, both lliving, of Fayetteville. Marriage performed 30 Aug 1927 in Fayetteville. WItnessed by Aline Haywood, Marion Downing, and W. O. Haywood, all of Fayetteville.

Marriage, 30 Aug 1927, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC. 1357 Chas Clinton Lindley of Burlington, age 36, married Virginia Gladys Haywood of Fayetteville, age 25. Person performing marriage: Isaac N. Kimbough, Minister of Gospel. Witnesses: Aline Haywood, Marion Downing, W. O. Haywood.

Marriage, 30 Aug 1927, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC. 5186 Charles Clinton Lindley (born 1891, son of William and Jenette Lindley) married Virginia Gladys Haywood (born 1902, daughter of Oscar and Lella Haywood) on 30 Aug 1927 in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC.

Story, 30 Aug 1927, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC. 98 Charles was engaged to a woman, but called it off after he met Gladys. He used his Elon class ring as a signet ring to seal early letters to Gladys. They were married at sunrise at Lella Downing Haywood's house on 30 Aug 1927.

Story. 5202 Charles had been engaged to a local girl prevously and the family already knew the other girl, so Gladys was not accepted right away. Margaret Lindley (wife of William Arthur Lindley) had also been excluded somewhat when she joined the family, so she made Gladys welcome.




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