Biography of John Headley
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John Headley, lumberman, was born in Sussex Co. N. J., Oct. 6, 1822. His parents, Chalion and Mary (Davenport) Headley were natives of the same county. They removed to Yates Co., N. Y., near the close of 1822, and subsequently to Hornby, Steuben Co.., N. Y., where they resided 35 years and returned to Yates county, where Mr Headley died April 1, 1875, aged 76 years Mrs Headley still lives, on the homestead, aged 82. Mr. Headley, of this sketch, grew to manhood in Steuben county, and in 1862 purchased 157 acres in Cascade, coming to Ada in 1865. He owns 80 acres of land in sec. 34 adjoining the village of Ada, where he has resided since 1869. He owns also 40 acres on sec. 33, and 65 acres in Mecosta county, and a half interest in an nndivided three quarters of 480 acres in the same countyc He pursues farming suipmers and attends to his lumber interests winters. He was married Jan. 17, 1846, to Jane, daughter of Nathaniel Hull, born in Pennsylvania. They have eight children - Hiram (married Amy Parker), George (married Esther Hill), Madora, jFrank (married Lucy Taylor) Mary and Moses (twins), Will and Fred. In the spring of 1881, Mrs. Hill was attacked by some serious disease of the eyes and went to Ann Arbor for treatment, where she became ill and died June 11, 1881. Mr. Headley is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and politically is a Republican.

History of Kent County, Michigan
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Chicago 1881.

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