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Ellis Gleason Lindley
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Birth: Dec. 31, 1891
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1963
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA

August 1, 2012

The Lindley's ancestors are English, migrated to Ireland, and then moved on to the USA, probably Pennsylvania, and a Quaker clan.

The page of the 1860 Yadkin Co. NC mortality schedule (2nd from the bottom) clearly shows Thomas A. Lindley. The 1850-60-70 census schedules can be a little tricky, as they started asking for information about deaths in the previous 6 to 12 months. You would think they wouldn't have listed a person who wasn't actually alive as of June 1, 1860, which was the date the 1860 census started. The census takers instructions were to list all household members alive within the last 12 months or they thought they understood they were to count every household that way. Thomas apparently died Dec. 1859, so he had technically been alive within the last 12 months. But, since he was deceased that may be why he is the last name listed in the family enumeration and Rosanna Harp, his wife, is listed as the head.
The 1860 Yadkin census, Thomas Arthur Lindley and Rosannah Harp had a son, William C. Lindley, born 1836 and married Melissa F. Johnson on June 29, 1859. Both of them would have been 25 years of age at that time. Their ages of 25 years old each as shown on the 1860 Yadkin census would prove correct that William C. Lindley and Melissa F. Johnson were living with Fanny Lindsy, as shown on the census. I do know that Minnie Ball's mother, Elizabeth Ball, is buried beside of John Alvin Lindley in the Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery/graveyard in Hamptonville, Yadkin County, NC. Elizabeth Ball was born March 1850, died April 1936.
William C. Lindley is the son of Thomas and Rosanna Harp Lindley's. He married Malissa Johnson 29 Jun 1859 in Iredell Co. NC. They eventually moved to Hancock Co. IN and are there in the 1880 census. Malissa died there in 1914. William was still alive in 1910. The 1910 Hancock, Indiana census shows the household William C Lindley at age 72 and Melisa L. Lindley at age 70 living and still married.
My notes for Malissa Lindley:
Lindley Melisa F. Female, White, age 76 died 19 Mar 1914 Greenfield Ward 2-H-20 50
Hancock Co. IN death index. WPA Index to death records. 1938. (1882-1920)
Hancock Co. IN Genweb site.
The 1860 Yadkin County Census shows the family of Fanny Lindsy age 60 (head of household-domestic), living with Fanny is William C. Lindly age 25 born 1836 (wagon maker), Malissa Lindly age 25 (domestic). William C. Lindly was a "wagonmaker" or spelled sometimes as "waggonmaker" in Yadkin County as well Thomas A. and John F. who at age 17 was a farmer and at age 25 is shown to be a wagon maker and James who was 34 years of age in 1860 and a wagon maker... It appears that the Lindsy (Lindsey) family is somehow related to Malissa Lindley, whose maiden name was Johnson.
The 1860 Yadkin County census records of one family, Thomas Lindley (60 the father) wagon maker (who died in 1859 according to the 1860 NC mortality records Yadkin County), Joshua Augustus Lindley (20) farmer, Queen Carolina Lindley (17) serving, William C. Lindley born 1836 wagon maker and Anna A. Lindley (13). Rosin (Rosannah Harp wife) Lindley 55 domestic (the mother and head of house hold).
The next 1860 Yadkin County census family listed is John F. Lindley (25), the son of Thomas and Rosannah, the ones in that Civil War articles (John and Joshua) shown below, Letty (Cetha) Beggarly Lindley (23) wife, Anna Lindley (4), Marcus Lindley (2).The civil war stories about John F. and Joshua Augustus (articles shown below) are true and accurate about the both of them. This John is Thomas & Rosanna Lindley's son. The wife is Cetha Beggarly. Letty is the same person. Look at Her cemetery marker says "Etta" A. Lindley at Tabor Presbyterian Cemetery in Iredell Co. NC. She definitely had too many names! I would bet John is also buried there. Either no marker or someone just hasn't found it and added to Find A Grave.
The 1850 Yadkin County census records shows the family of James Lindley (24) wagon maker, (the son of Thomas and Rosannah) Sarah (23) wife, and child, Emily H. (10 months old).

Thomas Author Lindley:

Has a daughter Queen Caroline Lindley born in 1842 in Surry County. They also spelled Lindley back in those days as Linley. Birth certificates and death notices or obituary, Birth/Death Certificates were not required by law in North Carolina until 1913 to present. Yadkin County was not organized until 1850 and was formed with part of Surry County. Surry County was not organized until 1770 and was formed from part of Rowan County. Thomas was born about 1800's and is probably the son of Joshua and Rita Marshborn (Mashborn or Ritta Marshbourn) who married in Orange County, NC in August 19, 1797. They could also have been part of the Quaker Lindley's of Orange County, NC... I do know that Thomas was the very first postmaster in Surry County in the 1800's, probably before 1824 and it was called Lindley's post office. The Surry US Census #171 taken in 1850, South Division, shows Thomas was 50 years of age and was a "wagon maker". Hamptonville, NC was established in 1806. The Surry County Constable's Receipt Book shows accounts for Thomas Lindley "wagon maker" (box PC.1785.6) Volumes 1834-1840 and 1844-1859, which represent account books, dry goods and notions. Account Book, Dry Goods and Notions, 1869 – 1870.


In 1830 Surry County North Carolina a Joshua Augustus Lindley is living close to his son, Thomas Lindley. The age for Thomas matches subsequent census records for Surry years 1850, 1860, and Yadkin Counties.

More research is needed, but I believe that this Joshua married a Rita Marshborn, August 19, 1797 in Orange County North Carolina.
THOMAS2 Arthur LINDLEY (JOSHUA1)1 was born Abt. 1800 in North Carolina, and died in North Carolina 1859, even though he is shown last in the 1860 Surry County Census with wife Rosin being head of household. He married ROSANNAH HARP1 (Rosin) August 06, 1824 in Surry County, North Carolina2. She was born Abt. 1804 in North Carolina, and died in North Carolina.

Surry County 1840 Census records are severely damaged; this is why I believe the family cannot be found on this census.
Subj: Lindley 1850 Surry County, NC Census
1850 Surry County, NC - Index to Online Census Images; South Division,

they are listed in the 1850 census:

Anna A Lindley, South Division, Surry, NC, abt 1847, NC
Emily H Lindley, South Division, Surry, NC, abt 1850, NC
James Lindley, South Division, Surry, NC, abt 1826, NC
John F Lindley, South Division, Surry, NC, abt 1833, NC
Joshua A Lindley, South Division, Surry, NC, abt 1839, NC
Queen C Lindley, South Division, Surry, NC, abt 1842, NC
Rosannah Lindley, South Division, Surry, NC, abt 1804, NC
Sarah Lindley, South Division, Surry, NC, abt 1830, NC
Sarah E Lindley, South Division, Surry, NC, abt 1849, NC
Thomas Lindley, South Division, Surry, NC, abt 1800, NC
William C Lindley, South Division, Surry, NC, abt 1836, NC

Thomas is in Yadkin County NC in 1860 Hamptonville, page 664
Thomas 60
Rosin 55
Joshua G 20
Queen C 17
Anna A 13

Previous household is Thomas' son:
John F. Lindley 25
Cetha 23 (the wife that also goes by Letta Etta)
Ann 4
Marcus 1

Burial: North Carolina

Burial: North Carolina

I. JAMES M3 LINDLEY, b. June 1826, North Carolina; d. Bef. 1910, Probably Izard County Arkansas.
ii. FEMALE LINDLEY3, b. Abt. 1828.

iii. FEMALE LINDLEY, b. Abt. 18293.

iv. JOHN F LINDLEY4, b. 1833.

v. WILLIAM C LINDLEY4, b. 1836.

vi. JOSHUA A LINDLEY4, b. 1839.

vii. QUEEN C LINDLEY4, b. 1842.

viii. ANNA A LINDLEY4, b. 1847.

SARAH P LINDLEY4, b. 1849.

Thomas Arthur Lindley:

Thomas Lindley might be buried in Surry Co. In 1859 it would seem most likely a church yard cemetery, but there were also many small family plots where family, friends & neighbors were buried. Those are hard to locate and often there are no markers, just what remains of maybe a field stone with some carved lettering. The 1850 Surry co. Census shows Thomas born 1800 and head of household. The 1860 Yadkin County census shows Thomas Arthur Lindley and wife Rosannah Lindley had a daughter Queen Carolina or Caroline Lindley, born May 1842 (burial unknown), a son John F. Lindley or Linley born 1833 and married Suthey Ann Bagley, (marriage license Yadkin County, NC dated February 14, 1855 shows Cetha Baggarly or Beggarly), Yadkin County February 15, 1855, their children a son Joshua Augustus Lindley, born 1830 in Surry County, a son William C. Lindley, born February 1836 in Surry County and married Melissa F. Johnson, June 29, 1859 in Iredell County, a daughter, Harriet Elizabeth Harpe (Lindley) born August 23, 1860, died January 17, 1943, was married to William Charles Harpe (born 1851- died 1918) both buried at Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery, Hamptonville, NC, Anna A. Lindley, born 1847 in Surry County, a daughter Sarah E. Lindley, born 1849 in Surry County.

Thomas & Rosanna's eldest son. James Milton Lindley was born 13 Jun 1826 in Surry Co. NC and died 10 Mar 1903 in Izard County Arkansas. James married Sarah Felts 11 October 1848 in Surry Co. NC. She was the daughter of Willie & Matilda Felts of Surry & Yadkin Co. NC. James & Sarah Felts Lindley were living in Surry Co. NC in 1850 and moved on to Izard Co. AR by 1860. James Milton & Sarah M. eldest son was named Thomas Augustus, which could be for his father & his brother, Thomas Lindley and Joshua Augustus Lindley. In the 1900 ED 162 LaCrosse & Sage Townships, Izard, Arkansas, James Milton Lindley is shown head of household at age 74, his wife Sarah M. Lindley age 70 and living with them, granddaughter Lilla M Lindley age 19. Thomas & Rosanna's and daughter, Mary Ann Lindley in 1830 were living in Surry Co. NC and had a daughter under 5 years old. In 1840 they are still in Surry Co. NC and that daughter is age 10-15. Thomas Lindley is enumerated as Lindsey in 1840 p.173. Mary Ann Lindley Johnson married Jas F.Joseph (James?) Johnson 10 Jun 1846, so she wasn't in Thomas & Rosanna's household in 1850. The bondsman for Mary Ann's marriage license was her brother James Milton Lindley. Reference is The LINDLEY, LINDSLEY, LINSLEY FAMILIES IN AMERICA 1639-1930 BY JOHN Milton Lindley, Winfield, Iowa. 1924-1930.

I don't think Mary Ann would have been born in Yadkin Co. Surry Co. is more logical, but whoever provided the info for her death certificate may have only been able to remember hearing of Yadkin Co. Some of the info on Family Search you have to be leery of because it may not come from actual records. It says the sources of information for the Virginia Deaths & Burials could be submitted by researchers or abstracted from records. I am usually suspicious of what is submitted by researchers, as I know much of it was never documented. But, I tend to think this death record for Mary Ann Lindley Johnson is abstracted from an official death record as it gives her occupation and parent's names, much like a death record would provide. According the death record, Mary A. (Lindley) Johnson was born in 1829 and died May 6, 1885 in Wise, VA. She was married to Jas. F Johnson and was a housekeeper with father and mother shown as Thomas and Rosanna Lindley. Thomas and Rosanna had 1 additional daughter whose name is unknown to me at this time. She would be the eldest child and born about 1825. She is counted in their 1830 & 1840 Surry County census enumerations.

John F Lindley had a son Warren Dexter Lindley, married, born 1877, Iredell County, died November 13, 1923 at age 56 in Statesville, Iredell County, buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Warren Dexter's mother was "Miss Baggeley" and the Informant on the death certificate was Wessley Winfield Lindley. Warren Dexter Lindley had a son, Albert Leroy Lindley born June 24, 1907 in Iredell County died July 8, 1985 in Iredell County, a daughter Edna Campbell (Lindley) and Albert's wife was Edna Evelyn Sherrill Lindley was born November 17, 1910, died August 10, 1982 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery Statesville, NC. Edna Sherrill Lindley's father was Robert C. Sherrill and her mother was Era Mills. Their daughter, Edna Campbell (Lindley), born 1898 and at age 29, died July 12, 1927. Edna Lindley Campbell's husband was Stimson Campbell. Edna Lindley Campbell is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, NC. Albert and Edna's father was Warren Dexter Lindley and their mother's maiden name is Miss Mary Elizabeth Knight (Lindley) as shown on Edna Lindley Campbell's death certificate and the informant was Stimson Campbell, the husband.

Albert Leroy and Edna Evelyn Sherrill Lindley had a son, Robert "Bob" Warren Lindley, 73, of Statesville,
who passed Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Iredell Memorial Hospital. He was born December 19, 1938 in Statesville, NC. and was the son to the late Albert Leroy Lindley and Edna Evelyn Sherrill Lindley. Mr. Lindley was a graduate of Statesville High School and was a veteran of the US Navy. He married Phoebe Privette Lindley on December 23, 1960 who survives. He was a member of Diamond Hill Baptist Church and was formerly a Statesville fireman, Statesville policeman, an Iredell County sheriff deputy and was a retired truck driver. In addition to his wife Phoebe Lindley he is also survived by a daughter, Deborah Sherrill (Ted), of Troutman, a son Dale Lindley (Terri), of Statesville, six grandchildren, Brandon Sherrill (Jessie), Bryan Sherrill (Andrea), Chris Sherrill, Lauren Sherrill, Justin Lindley and Gabrielle Lindley. He is further survived by two great-grandchildren, Cohen Sherrill and Kingston Sherrill and one brother, Barry Lindley (Sue), of Maiden, NC. Robert Warren Lindley is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, Iredell County, NC.

John's F. Lindley's son Wessley Winfield Lindley, born 1871 Iredell County, Statesville, NC (age 68) died October 15, 1939, buried Oakwood Cemetery, married at age 25 to wife Miss Mary Alice Hays (Mae or May) Hays born 1877 married at age 19 on December 10, 1896 in Iredell County. Wessley's mother was Suthey Ann Bagley (Cetha or Letty Lindley); the Informant was Wessley Winfield's son John H. Lindley. Wessley Winfield Lindley's son, John H. Lindley born July 10, 1900, Statesville, Iredell County, NC, married, died August 21, 1962 at age 62. John H Lindley is buried at Oakwood Cemetery, his mother is Mary Alice Hayes and his wife is Lena Beaver Lindley. Wesley Dexter Lindley is the son of Wessley (Wesley) Winfield Lindley. Wesley Dexter Lindley (widowed-wife was Ida Saxton Harris Lindley) was born November 5, 1897 in Statesville, NC, died December 10, 1974 in Iredell County. Wesley Dexter Lindley's mother was Mary Hayes Lindley and the Informant was his son, Clyde Franklin Lindley who was born 1924 (December 23, 1923). Mary (Mae) Alice Hayes (Hays) Lindley, wife of Wessley Winfield Lindley, was born January 17, 1877 and died at age 81 on March 27, 1958 in Statesville, Iredell County, NC, buried in Oakwood Cemetery. Mary Hayes's father was W.C. Hayes and her mother was Martha Parks. The Informant was her son, John H. Lindley. Wesley Dexter Lindley's son, Clyde Franklin Lindley, was born 1924 and in the 1930 census Statesville, Iredell, NC, was shown single at age 6, with a brother Eugene W. Lindley age 8, sister Lillie M. Lindley age 3 and brother Hubert Hoover Lindley age 1, born December 29, 1929.

According to Yadkin/Surry Counties men in the Civil War military 1861-1865, Thomas A. Lindley had two sons that served. John F. Lindley, (1833,) Company 1, 18th Reg Infantry was born Wake County Co. and at age 25 on 9/10/1862 he was present until wounded in the right hand at Chancellorsville, VA on 5/3/1863. Reported absent-wounded on light duty through Feb. 1863 NC Troop VI, the son of Thomas and Rosannah Lindley, who married Cetha (Letty) Beggarly on 2/15/1855 (Yadkin County Military Records MCMR) and in 1855 John F. Lindley was of age 17, was a farmer living in his parents household. The father, Thomas was a wagon maker (1850 Surry).

The other son Joshua Augusta Lindley (1839) Company B., 35 Reg. Infantry was a Yadkin Co. farmer before enlisting at age 22 on 10/16/1861. He was present until he deserted about 9/26/1862 (NCTX 26). Joshua A. Lindley at age 11 was living in the household of his parents, along with his brother in 1859 (1859 Surry).

Wesley Winfield Lindley served in the Civil War in 1864, 27th Infantry, so did Augustus J. Lindley, 38th Infantry.

Thomas Lindley (born 1800) was a home guard. This is probably Thomas Lindley, husband of Rosannah, and father of John F., William C., Joshua A., and three daughters. Thomas A. Lindley was 50 years old in 1850 (1850 Surry), and another US 1860 Yadkin/Surry Censes shows Thomas was 60 years of age, but he actually died in 1859 according to Yadkin County death register records at age 59.

Queen Caroline Lindley:

Queen Caroline Lindley, born May 1842 in Surry County to Thomas Lindley and Rosannah Harp. I've always listed Queen Caroline as born May 1842 figuring her Mama gave the census taker the info on the 1850 Surry Co. census. It matches up well with the 1860 Yadkin Co. census where Caroline is recorded as age 17, probably about to turn 18, and the 1870 Yadkin Co. census where she is recorded as 27, probably about to turn 28. I believe those 3 census' are the most reliable indicators of her age and point to 1842. The 1880 and 1900 census' ages are way off target. She owned a farm and was listed head of household, with daughter Sarah and grandson, Homer Evans. She could write but could not read…Caroline's son, John Alvin Lindley, born August 6, 1861 and died August 5, 1904. The 1900 Yadkin County census shows John Alvin Lindley, head of household at age 36, owned a farm, a house, and was a farmer and photographer by trade. However, John A. Lindley died as a result of contracting typhoid fever on August 5, 1904, in Winston-Salem, NC and is buried at Flat Rock Church Cemetery. John A.'s grave marker shows John A. Lindley born August 6, 1861…

The 1900 Yadkin County census shows Caroline Lindley (she dropped the first name of Queen for some reason) shows she was born in 1842 in the Deep Creek Township, Yadkin County, NC. It appears Caroline always went by her maiden name, at least in census records...Since her son, John Alvin Lindley was born in August 6, 1861 and died August 5, 1904 (according to Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, Hamptonville, Yadkin County, NC) and is buried in flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, Hamptonville, Yadkinville, NC. Caroline's birth year is more likely 1842 like is shown on the 1860 & 1870 Yadkin census' when she is living at home with her mother. I believe that Caroline Lindley is buried in Yadkin County because I find no evidence that she moved elsewhere.

1900 Yadkin County census shows Caroline Linley age (45), widowed, Eastern District 135 Deep Creek Township, and daughter Sarah Linley Evans age (26), married (husband not shown), and her son Homer Evans age (7) living with her and Sarah's mother Caroline. Sarah Linley married John D. Evans in Deep Creek Township, Yadkin County on 12-25-1889. In the Yadkin County 1900 Census it shows John and Sarah had been married 9 years with one child Homer Evans when John D. Evans was age 23 born in 1866 and Sarah Linley was age 19 born in 1870. Their marriage application dated December 23, 1889; Yadkin County, NC supports the dates. They were actually married on December 25, 1889 at the farm of a friend, Alfonso Dickerson in Yadkin County, NC. Alfonso Dickerson also signed off on the marriage certificate as a witness. John is the son of Thomas & Lora Evans. Sarah Lindley's mother is shown on the Yadkin County marriage application as Caroline Linley and Sarah's father is listed as unknown and whether her father was living just had a line through it. The Census of the US 1920 population shows Homer Evans, 27 years of age, married to Alice Charles Evans, age 28, living in West Winston Township (Winston-Salem), Forsyth County, NC. They had two daughters, Opal 8 years old and Lelia 12 years of age in 1920. Lelia Evans Huffman died October 10, 1958 at age 39, while living at 2239 Glenn Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC. She is buried at Woodland Cemetery, WSNC. Her then husband of record was George Huffman. Homer L. Evans died in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC on August 2, 1938. Homer is buried at Salem Cemetery (Old Salem), Winston-Salem, NC. He was a private in the Army April 26, 1918 to May 13, 1919. His wife, Alice Evans, witnessed by her mother Jos V. Gallen, 117 W. Devonshire St, Winston-Salem, NC, completed an application for a headstone for US Military Veterans thru the Army on August 25, 1938. It was approved and shipped to Alice at her then home 410 N. Woodland Avenue, WSNC on October 27, 1938. Alice Rebecca Evans (widowed) born June 27, 1887 in Davidson County, NC died at age 55 on August 31, 1942, living at 318 W. 13th Street, WSNC. She was buried September 2, 1942 in Woodland Cemetery. Her father is Newton Charles

Caroline Lindley had a son, John Alvin Lindley and is listed in the marriage records in Yadkin as a son of Caroline Lindley (father not listed and she dropped the name of Queen C.). John Alvin Lindley married Minnie A. BALL on 9-23-1886, and she being a daughter of Mary Julia Lisenbee Ball (mother) and father being Thomas Morris Ball or Elizabeth Ball mother and her mother Louisa (Lousiana) 38 age with husband John Ball 40 age 1850 Surry census Mary Eliza 3 age or Sarah Ball according to the 1920 Yadkin census. Then you have the 1850 South Division of the Surry County Census image 0183b showing John Ball age 40, Lousiana age 38, Shadrach 15, John W age 10, and Calvin B 10 months old. John is shown to be a laborer. Also living with them is this Druscilla Ball age 48 domestic, Columbus age 19 farm labor and Elizabeth Ball age 50 domestic? Could John Ball be the brother in law of Sarah Ball? Maybe Elizabeth Ball is his unmarried sister? Maybe Druscilla is a widowed sister in law & her son is Columbus?
Just when you have thought you have seen it all, then comes in the 1880 Yadkin County NC census. Up pops Alfonso Dickerson the farmer at age 52, Sarah Ball age 60 home maker, Elizabeth 29 servant, and Minnie E. at age 9. I don't know yet but think Sarah is the mother of Elizabeth, and Elizabeth is the mother of Minnie. Elizabeth may be his niece? Alfonso He may have given them a temporary place to live if they were in the process of moving elsewhere. Sallie is a nickname for Sarah, so if Sarah Ball is Elizabeth's mother they may have actually called her Sallie.
The 1880 Union Grove, Iredell County, NC census shows that Mary J. Ball was 34 years of age, born 1843 and died 1928. It also shows Thomas Morris Ball, 47 years of age, born 1834 and died 1894. The same same1880 census shows Minnie A. Ball was nine years of age. Minnie A. Ball was born 1/18/1871 and died 10/7/1947 in Hamptonville, NC and is buried at Hanes Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, Hamptonville, NC. The 1900 Yadkin County census shows that John Alvin Lindley was 36 years of age and Minnie A. Ball (wife) was of age 29 and they have been married for 14 years at that time. John Alvin Lindley died on August 5, 1904, some 40 years before his wife, Minnie A. Ball died.
John Alvin Lindley and Minnie A. Ball's marriage application dated September 22, 1886, Yadkin County, NC supports the date they were actually married on September 23, 1886 at the farm of a friend and farmer, Alfonso Dickerson in Yadkin County, NC. On the actual marriage application, John A. Lindley age 23, his mother is listed as Caroline Lindley, living and father is unknown and a line through if he were living. Minnie A. Ball's age 15, her mother is shown on the Yadkin County, NC marriage application as Elizabeth Ball, living and Minnie's father is listed as unknown and whether her father was living just had a line through it. This tells the story and I think it is safe to say that Elizabeth Ball and Queen Caroline Lindley never married and as of yet, unable to find the burial place for Queen Caroline Lindley and her daughter, Sarah Lindley in Yadkin County.
After the death of John Alvin Lindley, his widowed wife, Minnie A. Ball Lindley, remarried then age 29, on June 20, 1908 to Thomas C. Martin then age 31, (Minnie's 2nd husband) who was born 10/1/1875 and died 3/2/1966. He is also buried at Hanes Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, in Hamptonville, Yadkin County, NC. Thomas's father was Lee Martin and his mother was Lucinda Martin.
Minnie Ball Lindley Martin had a sisters and brothers. Elizabeth Ball was Minnie's mother. Elizabeth Ball, the mother of Minnie, was born March 13, 1850 and died April 28, 1935 (North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994 and Flat Rock Church Burial Records). Elizabeth Ball is buried at Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, Hamptonville, NC, along side of John Alvin Lindley Sr. and other Lindley family members...
The children living with Thomas and Minnie Ball Lindley Martin according to the 1910 Yadkin Co. NC census, ED 7, sheet 10A - Dwg. #185 - Deep Creek Township were:
Thomas C. Martin - age 34 - born NC - house painter
Minnie A. - age 39 - married 10 years - 10 children - 7 living - b. NC
Webb Linley - age 12 - step son - b. NC
Grace Linley - age 10 - step daughter - b. NC
Daisy B. Linley - age 8 - step daughter - born NC
Robert Martin - age 11 - son - born NC
Elizabeth Ball - age 59 - mother in law - born NC
The 1880 Yadkin Co. NC census shows Minnie, age 9 is living with Elizabeth Ball, age 29 a servant and Sarah Ball age 60 a domestic server/home maker. They are all living within the household of a man named Alfonso Dickerson, farmer, age 52 in Deep Creek, Yadkin County, NC.

John Alvin Lindley, born August 06, 1861, died August 5, 1904 Yadkin County, NC. Children of John and Minnie A. Ball Lindley are: Bertha Lindley born March 1,1896, died January 23, 1975, buried in Salem Cemetery, Winston-Salem, married George Petticord; Daisy Bell Lindley Reavis (widowed) born March 14, 1902, widowed, died June 3, 1978 at age 76 in Mocksville, Davie County, NC, buried at Needmore Baptist Cemetery in Rowan County, NC. She was living at Route 1, Woodleaf, Rowan County, NC. Daisy married David Reavis who was a 30 year old farmer according to the 1920 Yadkin census, with wife Daisy age 18, son James age 4 months old, living with them Louisiana Ball, (38 years old in the 1850 Surry census),

1920 Yadkin Co. NC census, ED 184, sheet 10? – Illegible living with the David and Daisy Reavis family:

David Reavis - age 30 - born NC - farmer
Daisy - age 18 - wife - born NC
James - age 4 months - son - born NC
Louisa (Louisiana) Ball - can't read the age – grandmother in law. – 68 born NC was listed as age 38 in the 1850 Yadkin County census
Venetta (Grace) Linley - age 20 – sister in law - born NC
Stella Lindley - age 6 months - niece - born NC

Venetta (Grace) Linley age 20 sister-in-law, Stella Lindley age 6 months (Grace Linley's daughter), next child is Carrie Ellen Lindley, born August 14, 1886, died August 7, 1900, buried Flat Rock Baptist Church, Hamptonville, Yadkin County, NC; Marvin Alfonso Lindley (Reverend), born September 07, 1887 (which is the date shown on the Certificate of Death), died July 8, 1932, buried at Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery, Winston-Salem, NC, married Carrie Victoria Hemrick, born August 20, 1879, died January 12, 1937, buried at Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery, Winston-Salem, NC, Marvin was Pastor of Flat Rock Baptist Church in Hamptonville, NC from 1925-1927 and was the Pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church, Yadkin County, NC; the 1930 census Forsyth County, Winston-Salem, census shows Marvin A. Lindley age 42 head of household, wife Victoria C. Lindley age 49, and daughter Sallie M. Lindley age 15 (Sallie Mae Lindley from Winston-Salem was the informant on the death certificate for Carrie Victoria Lindley, who died January 12, 1937 in Winston-Salem, NC, wife of Reverend Marvin Alfonso Lindley. Miss Sallie Ball from Winston-Salem, NC was the informant on the death certificate for Marvin Alfonso Lindley, who died on July 8, 1932, in Winston-Salem, NC).

Bessie L. Lindley born August 27, 1889, died August 13, 1893 at Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, Hamptonville, Yadkin County, NC, Ellis Gleason Lindley born December 31, 1891, died June 2, 1963 buried Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery, married to Alma Elizabeth Bodford Lindley, born July 6, 1896, died June 30, 1970, buried Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery, Winston-Salem, NC; *Henry C. Lindley Sr. (owned Lindley Photo across from Post Office in Winston-Salem, NC) born March 13, 1894, died 1979 Winston-Salem, Forsyth County. NC, married Mary Annetta Thomas, Winston-Salem NC; Louie Webb Lindley, born December 14, 1897, died July 13, 1970, buried Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery, Winston-Salem, NC, married to Lucy F. Cline Lindley, Bessie L. Lindley, born August 27, 1889, died August 13, 1893, buried at Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery, Hamptonville, NC, Grace Bernita (Veretie or Vernetia) Lindley Miller (widowed), born November 13, 1899, Yadkin County, died February 13, 1984 at age 84 in Greensboro, (burial likely Greensboro, NC, married Henry A. Miller, step daughter of Thomas C. and Minnie Lindley Martin; John Alvin Lindley, Jr. (infant son), born September 30, 1904, died November 01, 1904, buried Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, Hamptonville, NC. All of John Alvin Lindley and Minnie A. Ball Lindley's children lived in and died in Yadkin and Forsyth Counties, except for Grace Bernita (Veretie) Lindley who died in Greensboro, Guilford County, NC. The parents of Queen Caroline were Thomas Lindley and Rosannah Harp Surry Co. NC. Thomas's parents were Joshua Lindley and Henrietta (Rita) Marshburn, Orange Co. NC.

John Alvin Lindley Sr.:

John Alvin Lindley was a photographer by trade and farmer in Deep Creek, Yadkin County. I wonder if he did not move to Winston-Salem to obtain more work in 1902, since by trade he was a photographer. I do know that Yadkin County had horrible storms and dry spells in 1902 that wiped out their crops, like water melons, cantaloupe, wheat, and many farm animals and people died because they had nothing to eat. Yadkin County history states that hail balls punched holes in everything destroying and devastating the area. He must have worked some time for the The Landmark, a Statesville, NC newspaper in the 1800's and 1900's. The Landmark has written about John Alvin Lindley in their newspaper on three different occasions. John A. Lindley died of typhoid fever August 5, 1904 in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC.
The Landmark December 22, 1892: Yadkin County Magistrates, The following is a list of magistrates elected by the last Legislature for Yadkin County, J.A. Lindley, Deep Creek, NC.
The Landmark November 14, 1902: Mr. J.A. Lindley has moved to Winston.
The Landmark August 9, 1904: John A. Lindley died Friday (August 5, 1904) of typhoid fever in West Salem (Winston-Salem, NC) at age 39. A wife and seven children survive. The remains were taken to Hamptonville, Yadkin County, and Mr. Lindley's former home for burial.
The 1900 US Yadkin County census shows that John A. and Minnie Ball Lindley had a total of 8 children, 7 of which was shown on the census as living. The one's who died before 1900, where not required to be listed and were John Alvin Lindley, Jr., died November, 1, 1904, after the census was taken and Bessie Lindley died August 13, 1893, before the census was taken, and Carrie E. Lindley died August 7, 1900, before the census was taken.

Minnie A. Ball Lindley:

Minnie A. Ball Lindley (John's Alvin Lindley's wife, married on 9/23/1866, Yadkin County) she was born 1/18/1871 died 10/7/1947, Deep Creek, Yadkin County, NC, and lived 43 years more than her husband, John Alvin Lindley. Their children, Ellis Gleason Lindley, born 12/31/1891 died 6/2/1963 Forsyth County, son of John A. and Minnie A. Ball Lindley. Ellis Gleason Lindley's wife Alma Bodford Lindley, born 7/6/1896 died 6/30/1970, Forsyth County, NC) and is the daughter of John and Albertino (Sappenfield) Bodford.
John Alvin Lindley (father of Marvin Alfonso Lindley) :

I think they were buried at Flat Rock Baptist Church or Shady Grove Baptist Church. One of John and Minnie son's was Rev. Marvin A. (Alfonso) Lindley, born 12/7/1887 and died 7/8/1932 is buried at Forsyth Memorial, Winston-Salem, NC, who was married to Carrie Victoria Lindley born 8/20/1879 died 1/12/1937. Marvin Alfonso Lindley was the Pastor of Flat Rock Baptist Church and Shady Grove Baptist Church, Yadkin County.

Any information on Thomas Arthur Lindley (father of Queen Caroline Lindley), Caroline (Queen) Lindley (the mother of John Alvin Lindley) or John Alvin Lindley and their families would be great. . They were living in Yadkin County, Hamptonville, NC. I do know she was widowed and her parents were Thomas Lindley and wife Rosannah Harp of Surry County.

Ellis Gleason Lindley and wife Alma Elizabeth Bodford Lindley (maiden name Sappenfield):

Ellis Gleason Lindley was born December 31, 1891 and died June 2, 1963. Alma E. Bodford Lindley was born July 6, 1896 and died June 30, 1970. Both were born in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC and are buried in Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery, Winston-Salem, NC.

Children of Ellis and Alma Lindley: Shirley Lindley (never married had daughter Cathy) burial place unknown, Nancy Lindley (living age 82 in 2012) married to the late Olen Elwood Hawks, Francis Jewel Lindley (never married) US Air Force veteran was drafted July 23, 1941, entered service July 23, 1941, was still serving in the military in September 17, 1963 until retirement from the US Air force (T-SGT retired), served in Italy, Northern and Southern France, North Apennines, Rhineland, Air Combat Balkans, European African, and Korea with 460th bomb group WW11, born August 5, 1919, died April 8, 1975. He also served in the Civilian Conservation Corps, Company 3422, Danbury, NC from July 9, 1938 thru June 30, 1940. They built roads on the Blue Ridge Mountains Parkway and Hanging Rock State Park, NC. Francis is buried in Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery, Herbert Eugene Lindley Sr. born August 21, 1923 and died December 10, 1994. His wife, Colleen Leslie (Caudle) Lindley, born October 24, 1928 (to the late Lester Harrison Caudle and wife Elsie May (Teague) Caudle, died December 5, 1993, married January 29, 1947. Herbert and Colleen are both are buried at Centenary United Methodist Church beside of each other, Davidson County, NC. Herbert E. Lindley Sr. was a Navy veteran and served on the USS New Jersey during WW11, received a Purple Heart for being wounded in combat in the Pacific, and was married to Verdi Mae Shouse of Winston-Salem, while serving in the Navy (divorced Verdi while on active duty in the Navy) was drafted August 19, 1943, entered the Navy August 26, 1943 and was discharged March 16, 1946, William Douglas Lindley Sr. born May 22, 1916, died March 11, 1991, married to the late Ruth Pettyjohn, both are buried at Fraternity Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, an infant first born daughter, Gladys Louise Lindley, born August 22, 1914, died October 19, 1914, at age 1 month 27 days, buried at Pleasant Fork Cemetery, Winston-Salem, NC. All of the children were born in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC.

Herbert Eugene Lindley Sr. and wife Colleen Leslie Caudle Lindley:

Herbert Eugene Lindley Sr. born August 21, 1923 and died December 10, 1994. He was married to Verdie Mae Shouse of Winston-Salem, NC divorced and married, Colleen Leslie Caudle Lindley, born October 24, 1928, died December 5, 1993, married on January 29, 1947 in Forsyth County, Winston-Salem, NC. The children are Herbert Eugene Lindley Jr. age 64, born September 14, 1947, US Army veteran (SGT), served 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One) in Vietnam War, November 1965 - July 1967, received 3 Purple Hearts for being wounded in combat, married twice to same wife Betty J. Bowman, divorced again and married Sylvia J. (S) Proveaux, Lexington, NC, Ricky Ellis Lindley, born March 7, 1952, died July 3, 2011 at age 59, never married, US Army veteran, Infantry, October 5, 1970 – April, 28, 1972, (SP4 ) Vietnam area, served in Germany, buried Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, NC, Connie Ann Johnson age 61, divorced from Donald Moser, husband Jerry Ronald Johnson, WSNC, Robin Lynn Vanhoy, age 54 (married 3 previous times 1st Mike, 2nd Skip, 3rd Jeffery (Jamie) Scott Vanhoy), divorced, married husband Darrell Vanhoy, Hamptonville, NC, Tammy Sue Shore age 49, husband Mikeael Wayne Shore, Hamptonville, NC, Kitty Reed age 44 of Stanleyville, NC, married John Chester Reed, Ronnie Dale Lindley age 53 (married once divorced), Pataskala, Ohio, Michael Leslie Lindley (aka goes by Michael J. Lindley for some reason) age 52, divorced from Deborah (Jones) Sweat Lindley, wife Deana Cash Lindley, Lewisville, NC, Jerry Lee Lindley, US Army veteran (SP4) Vietnam area January 30, 1973 – January 30, 1976, Ft. Bragg, NC, 82 Airborne Division Paratrooper (awarded silver paratrooper jump wings and expert M-16 rifleman badge) and wife Sandra Lee (Wagoner) Lindley, son Ryan Lee Lindley 20, Pfafftown, NC. All of the children were born in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC.

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  Alma Elizabeth Bodford Lindley (1896 - 1970)*
  Francis Jewell Lindley (1919 - 1975)*
  Nancy Lou Lindley Hawks (1930 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Forsyth Memorial Park
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA
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Ellis Gleason Lindley
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Ellis Gleason Lindley
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