History

 

Evening Light

Evening Light

Our Lindley family were Quakers. They first came  to America in the 1700’s from England via Ireland and at some point settled in North Carolina .  My Great, Great, Grandfather, Thomas Lindley left North Carolina to come to Texas  sometime in the early 1800’s.  He was a distant cousin to Jonathan Lindley who died in the Alamo.  Thomas or his son, George Washington Lindley acquired land in East Texas in the community of Hainesville.  G. W. was a farmer and owned a sawmill and a general store.  It is said that he and his partner cut down the largest pine ever found in Wood County.  My Grandfather, Dixie Burton Lindley, bought  263 acres of his father’s land. My Father, Jack Lindley, at his father’s direction, went to Louisiana, set up a  wireline company and worked in the oilfields, till he retired at age 44. He then came back to Texas and bought his father’s homeplace in 1968.  John and I bought the farm from my brothers in 2004.  Our oldest son, Chad and his family bought my great uncle’s home, which was part of the original farm. So I guess there have now been 7 generations of Lindley’s that have watched the beautiful sunsets at Lindley Farm.

Proverbs 13:22 “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.”