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Simon Lindley
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Birth: Jan. 20, 1769
Orange County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 30, 1827
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA

Son of John Lindley and Sarah Pyle. H/O Anna Stanley. F/o John, Joseph, Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth, Anna and Simon Jr.

Provided by Eric Wood

History of the early settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois: "centennial record"
By John Carroll Power, Sarah A. Power, Old Settlers' Society of Sangam
E. L. Murritt & Bro., Printers, of Springfield, Ill., 1876

LINDLEY, SIMON, was born Jan. 20, 1769, in Orange county, N. C. Anna Standley
was born Feb. 3, 1766, in Kent county, Del. Her parents moved to Pendleton
District, S. C. Simon Lindley and Anna Standley were there married, July 14,
1789. Their home was in Orange county, N. C., until four children were born,
and they moved to Christian county, Ky., where they had three children. In the
fall of 18o7 they moved to Madison county, Ill., and the next spring to what
is now Bond county. All was quiet there for about three years, but in the
latter part of 1811 the Indians became hostile, and began to murder the
settlers and steal property. Mr. Lindley was warned by a very old, whitehaired
Indian, of the threatened danger. Then the settlers united in building a fort
or stockade, about two and a half miles from where Greenville now stands. They
lived in that fortification during the whole time the war with Great Britain
was raging. They could not have held their ground and provided for their
families, but the soldiers who were stationed there guarded the men while they
worked in the fields. They lived that way four years, many of their members
being murdered. The Indians continued to swarm about them in greater numbers,
and they abandoned the fort, and all went back to the vicinity of Edwardsville,
in September, 1814, and the next spring, 1815, a treaty was made, in
consequence of which, hostilities ceased. Mr. Lindley remained near
Edwardsville four or five years, and moved to what became Sangamon county,
arriving April 14, 1820, in what is now Chatham township. The farm is now
owned by the heirs of Benjamin F. Darnielle. Of his seven children -

JOHN, born Jan. 23, 1791, in North Carolina, married twice, and died in
Madison county, Illinois.

JOSEPH, born Jan. 7, 1793, in North Carolina, married in Bond county to Nancy
Hicks, moved to Sangamon county, then to Tennessee, and from there to Freestone
county, Texas.

MARY, born May 11, 1795, married George Bridges, raised a family, and died in
St. Clair county.

SARAH, born Dec. 4, 1797, married Allen Bridges. They raised a family and live
in Polk county, Mo.

SIMON, Jun., born August 16, 1799, in Christian county, Ky., came to Sangamon
county with his parents, went to South America when a young man, married there,
and has not been heard of for several years.

ELIZABETH, born Sept. 3, 1803, in Christian county, Ky., married July 30, 1826,
in Sangamon county, to Samuel Harbour. See his name.

ANNA, born May 9, 1806, married April 13, 1826, to Thomas Greenwood. See his

Simon Lindley died August 30, 1827, and his widow died Jan. 23, 1849, both near
where they settled in 1820.

Simon Lindiey was a minister of the Regular, or Predestinarian Baptist church.
In July, 1821, himself and wife, John Bridges and wife, united with others for
the purpose of keeping up worship, and on the second Saturday in June, 1826,
the Liberty Baptist church, on Lick creek, was organized by Elders William Crow,
Thomas Ray and Micajah Rowland, and brethren Austin Sims and Peter Robeson.
There were thirteen members:


Ruth Greenwood,
Elizabeth Hilyard,
Clarissa Huffmaster,
Polly Harbour,
Polly Hilyard,
Clarinda Morris.


John Morris,
John Hilyard,
Wm. D. Morris,
Levi Harbour,
Simon Lindley,
Joseph Hilyard,
Morris Hilyard.

The church worships now in a school house in Curran township, and is under the
pastoral care of Elder C. C. Purvines.

Mr. Lindley was a very eccentric man, and many anecdotes are related of him,
both in connection with his preaching and in private life. Mr. Lindley was also
a man of liberal education. He was educated at some college in Philadelphia,
but whether he was a graduate or not, I cannot say. After the town of
Springfield was laid out, there was a discrepancy between the surveyors of that
and the former town of Calhoun, and Mr. Lindley was called on to re-survey it
and harmonize the differences, which he did, to the satisfaction of all parties.

Family links: 
  John Lindley (1747 - 1790)
  Sarah Pyle Lindley (1750 - ____)
  Anna Stanley Lindley (1766 - 1849)
  John Lindley (1791 - 1863)*
  Joseph Lindly (1793 - 1874)*
  Sarah Lindley Bridges (1798 - 1875)*
  Elizabeth Lindley Harbour (1803 - 1890)*
  Anna Lindley Greenwood (1806 - 1848)*
  Simon Lindley (1769 - 1827)
  Mary Lindley Halbert (1772 - 1839)*
  John Lindly (1774 - 1856)*
  Jacob Marion Lindley (1781 - 1850)*
  Samuel Washington Lindley (1788 - 1859)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Grove Cemetery
Sangamon County
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Record added: Mar 15, 2012
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Simon Lindley
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Simon Lindley
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R.I.P. My 1st cousin 7x removed.
- MsLisa
 Added: Oct. 4, 2015
Thanks to the contributors who made this possiable to find a 5th generation grandfather. What a beautiful memorial has been made for him. Sarah Lindley my 4th generation. R.I.P.
- Helen Nichols
 Added: Jul. 23, 2014
Simon Lindley is the Father of My 3rd G Grandmother Elizabeth Lindley Harbour .
- John Ushman
 Added: Oct. 8, 2013
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