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(17) A letter written by John D. Hamilton, Director of the High Point Historical Society,
dated 15 April 1974. The letter confirms that the Haley (Healey) family which the society
was then researching was the same family from which we are descended. The Historical
Society has preserved the family home built by John Haley in the 1770's in which Hugh
Healey and his family also lived and done considerable research into the family background.
(13) A letter from the National Archives, Washington, D.C., dated 4 January 1949, giving
documentation on the service record of Hugh Healey during the Revolutionary War. This
would have been a 'key' document used by Bea Miller Wilkinson in her application to join the
DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution).
(14) A hand written note by Bea Miller Wilkinson, undated, with additional information
related to the service of Hugh Healey in the Revolutionary War. I am interested in the
differing information contained in this document Vs. the National Archives document. The
National Archives document lists service on land, 1776 – 1783 in the New Jersey line. The
hand written note, copied from an unnamed document, lists service in 1776, 1777 and 1778 on
board the Continental Navy ships 'Hornet' and 'Lion'. I want to understand this better.
(15) A hand written copy of 'Applicants Working Sheet' for the DAR application. This
document is undated but shows updated birth information in different pen types, suggesting it
was updated at different times. Perhaps this was Bea's archive copy of her documentation
which she kept with her DAR records.
(16) Reduced size copy of pamplet sent with the 1974 letter from the High Point Historical
Society to Bea Miller Wilkinson. This document contains all of the collected information
compiled by the Historical Society to that date.