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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