Thomas Jefferson Headley

5 March 1816–1908 (Age 91)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson Headley was born on 5 March 1816, in New York, United States, his father, Thomas Headley, was 26 and his mother, Anna Kimble, was 26. He married Sarah Ann Burr on 21 July 1836, in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pierce, Washington, United States in 1880 and St. Helens, Columbia, Oregon, United States in 1900. He died in 1908, in California, United States, at the age of 92.

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Thomas Jefferson Headley
Sarah Ann Burr
Marriage: 21 July 1836
Sarah Ursula Headley
Purmelia Sophia Headley
George Lambird Headley
Thomas Manuel Headley
Samuel Mark Newton Headley
Laura Eugenia Headley
Charlotte Amanda Headley
Mary Anna Headley

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  • Marriage
    21 July 1836Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 11
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 29
    Historical Boundaries - 1845: Tuality, Oregon Country, United States; 1849: Washington, Oregon Territory, United States; 1854: Columbia, Oregon Territory, United States; 1859: Columbia, Oregon, United States

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Hedley (Durham), Hedley on the Hill (Northumberland), Headley (Yorkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Worcestershire), or Headley Hall in Bramham (Yorkshire). The placenames derive from Old English hǣth ‘heath, heather’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (10)

    • Thomas Headly, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Thomas Hadley, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Thomas J. Headly in entry for Mary Anna Rambo, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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