Bea Wilkinson used her descent from Hugh Healey as the lineage
which gained her membership in the DAR.  As a result of her efforts
there is quite a bit of documentation for the history of the Healey
branch of our family and related lines.  I have included a selection of
the most important documents in this section.

Hugh Healey was born at sea in 1754 while his parents and a brother
sailed to the new world.   Oral tradition says the family came from
Ireland (and probably the Protestant region of Ulster, now called
Norther Ireland) and were contracted to come to the colonies to work
as teachers.  The family eventually settled in Guilford County, North
Carolina where they were prominent land owners.  Hugh's brother
John built a fine large family home and distinguished himself in the
community, serving as a local sheriff for some time.  The home that
John Healey (Haley) built is now a part of the High Point Historical
Society Museum in Greensboro, North Carlina and has been restored
to its appearance as it would have been in the late 18th century when
the family was living there.  In the records which have been collected
by the Museum there is mention of Patrick and Mary Healey living
with John, Hugh and their families.  I am assuming for the moment that
they would be the parents and would have persued the teaching
vocation in Guilford County.  Hugh volunteered with the continental
Army during the Revolutionary war and served two terms, the first in
the navy on board the brigate Hornet and the second on land in New
Jersey.  One of the unaswered questions I will continue to research is
why he volunteered in the colony of New Jersey.  One thought I have
relates to the Quaker faith of the Healey family.  The Quakers were
oppossed to military service and at this period disfellowshipped any
of their breathern who joined in the Revolutionary War hostilities.   
Hugh Healey eventually returned to Guilford County and married a
woman named Sophia Hargrave, whose family owned land adjacent
to the Healey land.  The Hargrave family has its origins in Sowersby,
Yorkshire, England.  The line has been traced back to Richard
Hargrave, born in 1520 in that location.  Another branch of this family
has been traced back to a  man named Nicholas Sebrell who was born
in 1628 on the Isle of Guernsey, an english possession off the coast of
France in the English Channel.  Both the Hargrave and Sebrell
families immigrated to the American colonies very early, probably in
the 1640's and settled first in the Williamsburg, Virginia region before
migrating south to Guilford County in North Carolina.

Hugh and Sophia had several chidren including a son named Jesse
(1794 – 1857).  After the death of Hugh's brother John the family
migrated to Indiana.  This is said to have happened in 1818 and is
said to have been motivated by a desire by the family to escape from a
region where slavery was practiced.  This is understandable in a
family where many were of the Quaker faith.  It did not stop the
family, however, from owning slaves themselves at an earlier date.  
John's last will and testiment includes two slaves who were passed on
to the ownership of other members of the family.  No information
remains about these slaves save their names.  It is possible that
somewhere out there in America today there are African American
families who could trace their family lines back to those slaves.  An
interesting and sobering thought.  The family stopped off in Wayne
County, Indiana for a season but then moved on to the newly opened
land which became Henry County.  Here Jesse became the first Sheriff
of the county and in later years served as a Judge and State Senator
when not persuing his vocations of teaching and farming.  He was a
member of the Whig party, a now defunct polical party that was once
quite powerful in the frontier areas.  I have included several
documents discussing the Healey family in North Carolina and Jesse's
career in early Henry County for you to read.

Jesse married a woman named Sarah Bundy whose father, Christopher
was a volunteer in the Revolutionary War.  The Bundy family has
been traced back to a man named James Bundy, born in 1587 in
Roxton, Bedfordshire, England.  The Bundy family was in the new
world and living in Pasquatank County, North Carolina by the time of
the birth of William Bundy in 1643.  Other branches of the Bundy
family related to us hailed from Scotland, the Isle of Wight and
France.  In 19th century Henry county, Indiana, one of our ancestors, a
man named Martin L. Bundy, was a prominent citizen.  He held a
judgeship and served in the legislature and was among those old time
Whigs who went on to organize the Republican Party in the 1850's. He
was appointed by President Lincoln to be Paymaster to the Union
army and resigned his commision after the Civil war, in 1866, with
the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  He went on to organize two Henry
County banks.  

Jesse and Sarah Healey had a large family among whom was a son,
Welborn Healey, born in 1824 in Henry county.  He married a woman
named Hulday Julian (1828 – 1906).  The Julian family has a well
documented lineage back to a man named Rene Julian who was born
in 1669 in Brittany, France.  He seems to have been a Hugonaut
(French protestant) who immigrated first to Ireland where he was a
soldier in the famous Battle of the Boyne in 1690 and then set sail for
the new world.  While stopped on the voyage at the island of
Bermuda, then a major port of call for ships to the new world, Rene
met and married a woman named Margarate Bullock, daughter of a
sea captain resident there.  The new couple moved on to the colonies
and eventually settled in Maryland where they had a large family and
built an estate in Bohemia Manor sometime after 1712.  I have
included a portion of a much larger detailed genealogy of the
descendants of Rene Julian in this section which includes our direct
ancestors.  In 1755 Isaac I. Julian lead a group of the Julian family
south from Virginia during a period when the Virginia colonists were
under attack by local Indian tribes.  They eventually settled in
Randolph County, North Carolina.  His son, also named Isaac, was
born in Randolph County in 1751.  This Isaac served in the
Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.  He eventually
migrated to Henry County, Indiana where he died in 1831.  Isaac had a
son named Bohan who was born in 1777.  This Isaac lived his entire
life in Randolph County.  His son was also named Isaac , born in
1804.  Isaac married a woman named Elizabeth Welborn, whose
family was related to the Healeys through the marriage of Hugh's
daughter Phoebe. Issac and Elizabeth Julian moved a large family
group to Henry County in the 1820's, following several of Isaac's
brothers to the newly opened frontier in search of inexpensive land.  
Isaac and Elizabeth had a large family, the first child a daughter
named Huldah who was born in 1828 in Henry County.  Interestingly,
Huldah's husband, Welborn Healey is named after the Welborn family
to honor the family connection back to North Carolina.

Welborn became a prominent citizen of Henry County, a successful
farmer who was active in local politics.  He died tragically in an
accident in 1874 at the age of 50.  Several accounts of this accident
have come down in the family which I have included in this chapter.  
They shed interesting light on day to day affairs in 19th century Henry
County.  I will never look at an umbrella in quite the same way after
reading accounts of his accident.  Intrigued?  Read the account.  At the
time of his tragic accident Welborn and his wife had a family of six
children, one of whom was Ema Ora Healey, born in 1862.  She
married a farmer named John Harrold, born in 1863 in Henry County.  
The Harrold family settled in Virginia and then migrated to Indiana by
way of what is now West Virginia.  John's mother was a woman
named Lucinda Hayes.  The Hayes family has been traced back to a
man named Aldovane Hayes, a man of considerable wealth who for a
time served in the English army garrison of Calais, in France.  After
Queen Mary relinquished that garrison to the French, in 1556,  
Aldovane returned to family lands in Oxfordshire, England.  I have
found data which says he died in a duel with the Duke of Cumberland
in 1589.  Descendants of Aldovane immigrated to the colonies
sometime around 1670 and settled in the Chester, Pennsylvania region
where they remained until the 1750's when they migrated to North
Carolina.  There are gaps in the information and I do not know when
the Hayes family migrated on to Henry County but they are there by the
1840's.

John and Ema Ora Harrold had two children one of whom was a
daughter named Lillian Harrold, born in 1892 in Henry County.  She
married a man named Marion Miller whose family came from the
Cromwell, Indiana area where they were potato farmers.  Marion's
father, Charles, died when he was quite young and his mother raised
an older brother Clarence, he and a twin brother alone.  In his youth
he worked at various jobs connected with digging canals and
irrigation trenches.  We have photographs of him on various rigs, one
of which I have included in this chapter.  For a time after he married
he and his wife and their two children,  Bea and Harrold, lived in the
Los Angeles, California region while he worked on a major project
establishing the metropolitan water system for that city.  After this job
the family returned to Henry County and in later years Marion worked
at the Chrysler Motors plant in New Castle.  Of interest to me are
family stories of Marion sometimes dowsing for water in the Henry
County area,  as well as being a man who could remove warts by
doing something under the full moon.  Come on old timers,  is this a
true story?  If so I wish he had passed on the practice.  I have
memories of Marian and Lillian in their later years, both in New
Castle and at Lake Wawasee.  I value those early memories as it ties
me back to family history in the 19th century.

There is little known about the ancestors of the Miller family from
Cromwell, Indiana.  I am hoping that more information can be found,
however.  As a young child I can remember being taken to several
older relatives in the vicinity of Lake Wawasee to visit on our way to
the lake cottage.  There is an oral tradtion that says the Millers
immigrated from Holland sometime in the mid 19th century but as of
yet I have no documentation of this.

Bea Miller was born in Dunrieth, Indiana in 1910 and married
Herman T. Wilkinson.  Their story continues in the Wilkinson
chapter.   
Hugh Healey and the DAR
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