HARVEY A. HEADLEY, farmer, section 35, Ashland Township, was born Oct.6, 1840, in De Kalb Co., INd., and is a son of John and Celia (Coburn) Headley, both of whom were natives of New England. When the son was 16 years of age they removed from De Kalb County to Michigan and settled on 60 acres of land in Ashland Township, where they have since resided.
Mr. Headley was the assistant of his father upon the farm until his marrriage. He was married in Casanovia Township, Muskegon Co., Mich., Dec. 23, 1863, to Elnora, daughter of Dayton and Sophronia (Loomis) Moore. The parents were natives respectively of Massachusetts and New York, removing after their marriage to Ohio and finally settling in Medina County, where the daughter was born Sept. 11, 1846. When she was six months old they went to De Kalb Co., Ind., and in 1854 made another remove to Muskegon Co., Mich.
After his marriage Mr. Headley purchased the family homestead, and continued the improvements begun by his father, adding considerably to the cleared acreage, and has erected good buildings. He is a Republican in political principle and himself and wife are members of the Christian Church. The family includes an adopted daughter, Mary E. Childs, born March 25, 1875. The brother of the last mentioned, Julius A. Childs, was born Sept. 8, 1868, and has lived with the family since he was seven years of age.