HENRY J. C. LINDLEY was born in
County, Ky., January 31, 1822, and
is a son of Daniel and Sarah (McGill) Lindley, the former a native of New Jersey, and the latter of Virginia; they were of Scotch-Irish and
Irish descent, respectively. Daniel Lindley received his early education in his
native State. In his eighteenth year, in 1805, he came to Ohio County, Ky.,
then almost an unbroken wilderness. Here he was afterward married, and here he
bought wild land near Conditt's Ferry, now Point Pleasant, and subsequently
improved a farm to which he added from time to time until he was the owner of
some 800 acres. Here he resided and was extensively engaged in agricultural
pursuits until his death which occurred August 10, 1866, in his seventy-ninth
year. He was for many years postmaster at what was known as "Lindley's
Postoffice" since removed to Point Pleasant. He was a remarkable man for
gathering and preserving old relics, having in his possession a pair of tongs,
an adze, and several other articles brought by his great-grandfather from Scotland.
His eyesight was unimpaired to the last, having been preserved, it is said, by
keeping his eyebrows trimmed. His father, Jacob Lindley, was a veteran in the
war of the Revolution. Mrs. Sarah Lindley departed this life September 2, 1825,
in her thirty-seventh year. She was a devoted member of the United Baptist
Church. Henry J. C. Lindley received a limited education in youth at the
primitive schools of Kentucky; he has, however, acquired a fair business
education by his own efforts. He has always resided on the old homestead, which
he now owns, and to which he has added and now owns well-improved farms,
amounting in the aggregate to about 1,000 acres. He is extensively and
successfully engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock-raising, making the
culture of tobacco a specialty, at which he is said to excel. He was married,
September 8, 1846, to Ophelia M. Timmonds, a native of Ohio County. Two sons
and one daughter have been left to them: Warren, Mary M. E., and Cincinnatus.
Mrs. Lindley is a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church youth. Mr.
Lindley belongs to no church, but holds to the doctrines of the Methodist
Episcopal. At one time he was a member of the P. of H. In politics he is
Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895
Note: Mr. Henry John Coffman Lindley died 2 April 1904 in Ohio County and is buried in the Lindley Cemetery which is located about 6 miles west of Centertown on Highway 85.