Rebecca Headley

1792–Female
Morris, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Rebecca

Rebecca Headley was born in 1792, in Morris, New Jersey, United States. She married Ephraim Headlee in 1812, in Morris, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Family Time Line

Ephraim Headlee
1788–1854
Rebecca Headley
1792–
Marriage: 1812
Thomas Headley
1813–1860

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1812
Morris, New Jersey, United States
children

(1)

    Thomas Headley

    Male1813–1860Male

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1804

Age 12

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.
1823

Age 31

"Corfield vs Coryell was a significant federal court case that upheld New Jersey's existing regulation, which prohibited any non-residents from gathering clams and oysters. The case was decided by Justice Bushrod Washington of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Justice Washington primarily referenced the first section of the Fourteenth Amendment, regarding ""privileges and immunities"" to arrive at his decision."

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of various places, for example in Hampshire, Surrey, Worcestershire, and West Yorkshire, so called from Old English hǣð ‘heathland’, ‘heather’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. 2. variant spelling of Hedley .

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

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