Christiana Headley

Female18 January 1799–18 September 1883

Brief Life History of Christiana

When Christiana Headley was born on 18 January 1799, in Falls Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Ebenezer Headley, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Swain, was 28. She married Nathan Bailey in 1817, in Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Lower Delaware Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Burlington, New Jersey, United States in 1860. She died on 18 September 1883, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Bailey
Christiana Headley
Marriage: 1817
John Bailey
James Bailey
William Bailey
Ebenezer Headley Bailey
Emma Bailey
Anna Elizabeth Bailey
Edward N. Bailey
Margaret Bailey

Sources (9)

  • Christiana Bailey in household of Nathan Bailey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Christiania Headley, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Christina in entry for Annie Elizabeth Trimble, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1817Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 1

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 5

    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.

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 22

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    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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