Joel Headley Worden

16 September 1820–
Forked River, Ocean, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Joel Headley

When Joel Headley Worden was born on 16 September 1820, in Forked River, Ocean, New Jersey, United States, his father, Albert Worden, was 25 and his mother, Lavina Headley, was 25. He married Mary Ann Lampson on 18 September 1842, in Forked River, Ocean, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Barnegat Township, Ocean, New Jersey, United States in 1870.

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Joel Headley Worden
Mary Ann Lampson
Marriage: 18 September 1842
Emaline Worden
Lydia Worden
Lavinia Worden
Redding McCoy Worden
Ann E Worden
William L. Worden
Albert A. Worden
Joel Hadley Worden

Spouse and Children

18 September 1842
Forked River, Ocean, New Jersey, United States


    Emaline Worden


    Lavinia Worden


    Lydia Worden


    Redding McCoy Worden


    Ann E Worden


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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

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.

Age 3

"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."

Age 41

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): habitational name from a place near Chorley. Early forms consistently show the first syllable as Wer-, and the name is probably derived from Old English wer ‘weir’ + denu ‘valley’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Joel H Worden, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joel H Worden, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joel Headley Worden, "Find A Grave Index"

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