Biography of Sam H. Headley
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SAM. H. HEADLEY, merchant at Pine Bank is a descendant of the Headleys, who emigrated from the north of England in 1689 and settled in East Jersey. Francis Headley, his greatgrandfather, was born in 1731, and who remained in Essex County, N. J., until after the close of the war of the Revolution, and in 1790 traded his farm in New Jersey for 1,400 acres in Randolph County, Va. (now West Virginia). He had. one brother, Joseph Headley, who settled on North Ten Mile, Washington County, Penn. Francis Headley died in Randolph County, Va., in 1805. He had several children. Samuel Headley, his grandfather, was born in the year 1765, and was married to Abigail Trace in the year 1788; he and his wife moved from Essex County, N. J., in 1790 with, his faiher, Francis. Samuel Headley (his grandfather), had a family of eight children. An older claim or title was established for the land in Randolph County, Va., so all was lost and the family moved to other parts. Samuel Headley moved to Jefferson Township, Greene County, where John Headley, his father, was born in the year 1809. He learned the blacksmith trade with John Young during the years 1828 and 1829, and in 1833 commenced business in Washington Township. He was married to Eliza Hoffman during that year, and in 1843 moved to Tom's Run in Gilmore Township, where he is now living. His first wife died in 1875, and in the same year he was married to the widow Silveous, who died in 1888. He had a family of eight children by his first wife, Sam. H, Headley being the third child. He was born in Washington Township in 1838. In 1856 he left home to attend school, working nights and mornings for his hoard, and for several years he taught school, during the winter and attended school during the summer. In 1868 he commenced the mercantile business with T. J. Hoffman as a partner, and in 1872 set up for himself at Pine Bank. He was married to C. J. Fletcher, of Blacksville, W. Va., in the year 1870. They have one child, Robert B. Headley, who was born in 1871. Sam. H. Headley and son religiously are Friends.


From:
History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
By: Samuel P. Bates
Nelson Rushforth & Company.
Chicago, 1888.


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