Edited by William Henry Perrin, History Of Crawford And Clark Counties, Illinois 1883, (O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, Lakeside Building, Chicago 1883), Part III Biographical section p.177-178.
S.W. LINDLEY, farmer, P.O. West Union. This gentleman represents another of our pioneer families who came here when the dark forest was filled with wild beasts and wilder men; he was born August 2, 1837, in Crawford County. He is the grandson of Henry Harrison, who came to this county in 1816. Our subject's father, Samuel Lindley, was born in North Carolina; he died 1838, in Crawford County. He was married to a Miss Conrad, who died in Crawford County; she was the mother of four children. Mr. S. Lindley was married a second time to Mary Harrison, who is the mother of four children; Rebecca, Elizabeth, deceased, Mary Jane and Samuel W., who was educated in this county where he was also married, January 22, 1860, to Miss Hetty Ann Pyle, born December 24, 1840 Licking County, Ohio; she is the daughter of William and Sarah (Brown) Pyle, and is the mother of six children, viz.: Henrietta, deceased; William, born July 22, 1862; Sarah E., born December 12, 1864; Astoria, born July 26, 1866; Frank, born February 25, 1871. Mr. and Mrs. Lindley are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, York Lodge, No. 313. Mr. Lindley has 435 acres of land. On the place where he is now living, is a block-house, built by his grandfather, Henry Harrison, in 1816. Mr. Lindley has filled school offices, he has also been a member of the County Board. He is identified with the Republican party.
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