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Re: Francis Headley, NJ Militia REv WAr
Posted by: Nancy Headley Gorby (ID *****5555) Date: October 12, 2002 at 21:15:24
In Reply to: Re: Francis Headley, NJ Militia REv WAr by Sandra Meinhardt of 1259

Stryker Roster of New Jersey men in the Rev. War.
Francis Headley was born in Northern New Jersey in 1731. He was in Hardiston Township, Sussex County, New Jersey in 1741. He is listed on the Strykers Roster of New Jersey men in the Revolutionary War first Major from Sussex County. He was also listed as a wagoner, he might have served two tours, or there could have been another Francis Headley in the war. It was said Major Francis fought in the Battle Of Bunker Hill. In 1802 Francis and Hulda sold to Cary Headley 200 acres of land in Whitman Run, a branch of Sugar Creek Northwest of Belington Pennsylvania for 5 pounds, the date on the land recorded is April 25, 1802. Francis died there in 1805 and is probably buried on the farm. Hulda Cary was the daughter of John and Mary (Hardin) Cary, who came from Massachusettes to Mendham Morris County, New Jersey. John Cary was the son of John Cary, who was the son of Jonathan Cary, who was the son of John Cary (The

Source: Seth C. Cary. "History of John Cary: A Plymouth Pilgrim". S. C. Cary, Boston, MA, 1911.
John Cary, son of John, Sec. 17, b. Bridgewater, 1719; m. Mary Hardin, 1741; after the birth of the first two children, they removed to Mendham, Morris County, N. J. He was a carpenter and built the first place of worship in the town. He lived at the foot of the hill, east of the church, on a large farm; his wife d. Feb. 6, 1785, and he m. Elizabeth Riggs Feb. 6, 1786, and d. Aug. 20, 1793.
I. Isaac, b. Feb. 1, 1742. Sec. 78.
II. Huldah, b. March, 1744; m. Mr. Headley in Pennsylvania.
III. Susanna, b. May 8, 1746; m. Clement Wood, of New Jersey.
IV. Eunice, b. Feb. 5, 1751; m. N. Wade, Sussex County, N. J.
V. Martha, b. Feb. 26, 1753; d. in childhood.
VI. John, b. July 25, 1757. Sec. 79.
VII. Sarah, b. Mar. 8, 1760; m. Daniel Baxter, of Pennsylvania.

John Cary Headley had a brother named Samuel b.1765 who m. Abigail Trace 1788--don't have childrens names but there were 8, I think.
Their parents were Francis and Hulda (Cary)Headley, they had a sister Susannah b.1767.
Marilyn Roach (e-mail

A History of the Headley & Headlee Families--Author: Ray L. Headlee
Jacob Headley born 1797 to Samuel Cary & Abagail (Trace) Headley died 1877 in Richhill Twp., Green Co., Pa. He was a blacksmith. Before 1826 he resided in both Ruffs Creek Washington Twp., and Bell Dist, Morgan Twp., Green County, Pa. In 1828 he lived in Tonica, Illinois. In 1850-1860-1870 he lived in Green County, Pa.

They also had 3 other sons, (no info on them), George 1879, Joseph 1800 and John 1805.

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