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Rebecca Heady (Stillwell)

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Shrewsbury Twp, Monmouth Co, New Jersey
Death: 1803 (71)
Bloomfield, Nelson Co, Kentucky
Immediate Family:

Wife of Thomas Heady, Sr.
Mother of Thomas Heady, Jr.; Martha "Marthy" Goodwin; Elizabeth Heady Collings (Traux); Pvt James Heady; Rebecca Drake and 3 others

Managed by: Justin Swanstrom (taking a break)
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About Rebecca Heady

Her parentage is unknown and appears to be unprovable.

Sources call her either (1) a daughter of Nicholas Stillwell and Mary Throckmorton, or (2) a daughter of John Ashton and Catherine Taylor. Both solutions appear to be impossible.

She was probably not the daughter of Nicholas Stillwell and Mary Throckmorton, although she might have been their daughter-in-law. Her marriage bond to Thomas Heady calls her Rebecca Stillwell, a widow. To underscore the point, the word spinster is crossed out. Stillwell was probably her married name. She named her youngest son Stillwell Heady, but many instances are known where a son is named for his mother's previous husband.

She was probably not the daughter of John Ashton and Catherine Taylor. Their daughter Rebecca married Jeremiah Stillwell, but he did not die until 1750/8, so his wife Rebecca could not have married Thomas Heady on 24 June 1749.

Marriage Bond

"Know all Men by these Presents, That we Thomas Heady of Monnahok in the Province of New Jersey and Joseph Sheldin of the County of Burlington -- are holden and do stand justly indebted unto his Excellency Jonathan Boliho (?) Esqr. Governor of New Jersey -- in the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds current of Lawful Money of New Jersey, -- to be paid to his said Excellency the Governor -- his Successors or Assigns, for the which Payment wel and truly to be made and done, we do bind ourselves our Heirs, Executors, and Adminxistrators, and every of them jointly and serverally firmly by these Presents, Sealed with our Seal and Dated this twenty fourth day of June -- Anno Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Nine. The Condition of this Obligation is such, That whereas the above bounden Thomas Heady -- hath obtained Licence of Marriage for himself -- of the one Party, and for Rebecca Stillwell of Egg Harbour Widdow [the word Spinster was scratched out] of the other Party: Now if it shall not hereafter appear, that they the said Thomas Heady and Rebecca Stillwell -- have any Lawful Let or Impediment, or Precontract, Affinity or Confanguinity to hinder their being joined in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony, and afterwards their living together as Man and Wife, then this Obligation to be void or else to stand and remain in full Force and Virtue. Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of Joseph Sheldon Thomas Hedden

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Rebecca Heady's Timeline

March 10, 1731
Shrewsbury Twp, Monmouth Co, New Jersey
October 12, 1735
Age 4
Crosswick Christ's Church, Shrewsbury Twp, Monmouth Co, New Jersey
June 24, 1749
Age 18
New Jersey, United States
Age 18
New Jersey
Age 22
Nelson, Kentucky, USA
Age 26
Pennsylvania, United States
Age 28
Nelson, Kentucky, USA
Age 31
Nelson, Kentucky, USA
Age 33
New Jersey, United States