Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Query: HEADY/BLAIR of Vigo County

I'm trying to research my husband's grandfather, William A. Heady (born 1876 in Indiana; died April 1917 in Oklahoma). He was the son of John F. Heady (born about 1845 in Kentucky; died 1880-1900) and Amanda M. Blair (born February 1846 in Kentucky; died 11 January 1913 in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana), who were married 8 October 1865 in Vigo County.

John F. and Amanda Heady were in the 1880 census in Linton Township, Vigo County. Amanda is a widow in the 1900 census, living in Terre Haute in the household of a son-in-law.

William A. had siblings:
--Robert T. (born about 1866 in Indiana)
--Mary E. (born about 1868 in Indiana)
--Ida M. (born about 1870 in Indiana)
--Sarah E. (born about 1874 in Indiana)--married Daniel C. Coleman (born about 1871) on 9 November 1893 in Vigo County
--Rosetta M. (born November 1878 in Indiana)--married Bert L. Kendall (born April 1874) on 27 October 1895 in Vigo County

William A. Heady married Mary B. Leach on 26 February 1898 in Vigo County. Family history says they had a son (name unknown). He was working in Oklahoma by 1903, and he was married in 1905 near Elk City, Oklahoma to Georgia Hanger and they had a daughter, Bernice (born 1915). William was killed in a fire in 1917, but his wife and daughter survived. We know little of the Indiana part of our family history. Thank you for any information you can give us.

Kellie Sensintaffar

1 comment:

  1. Kellie -
    The information you need is located in the Heady Family Newsletters put out in the 1970s. I have the records which look like they place your Grandfather as a fifth generation HEADY to (1)Thomas Heady Sr (1725-1799) who was married to Rebecca Stilwell (24 June 1749) - then his son (2) Thomas Heady, Jr (1759-1811) who was married to Elizabeth Lloyd- (3) Elisha Heady (1793-1870) who was married to Elizabeth Bridges (1792-1868)- (4) Thomas (1820-1894?)who was married first to Elenora Drake, then Mary Wellman - then (I think) your (5) John F

    Myrl Jeffcoat has been putting the HEADY newsletters on the internet check her website under the SPECIAL LINKS to find the files.

    The "Heady Family Newsletter index can be found at:

    Hope this helps to put you on the right track. Google HEADY GENEALOGY to find a large listing of HEADY resources.

    Diana in Indiana