Joseph J. Headlee Biography

JOSEPH HEADLEE, farmer and stock grower, is descended from the early settlers of Greene County. He was born September 9, 1834, and is a son of Jesse and Maria (Cox) Headlee. His mother was a native of New York. His father who was born in this county, was eminently successful as a farmer and owned 400 acres at the time of his death, March 15, 1876. Of his ten children, Joseph is the fourth and was reared on the farm in Perry Township. Mr. Headlee is an energetic, industrious farmer and owns ninety-three acres of well-improved land where he resides, near Mount Morris, Penn. He was united in marriage in Greene County, in 1869, with Catherine, the daughter of Alexander Henderson. Her mother's maiden name was Catherine Lemley. To Mr. and Mrs. Headlee were born four children, viz: Earnest, Clyde, Mark, and M. D. Mr. Headlee has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church since 1852. He is a member of the board of trustees, and takes great interest in the welfare of his chosen denomination. He was drafted in 1863 and served his regular term in the army. Mr. Headlee is a member of the G. A. R., belonging to the Jesse Taylor Post, No. 450, of Mount Morris, Penn.

Bates History of Greene County, 1888, Page 818-819

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