Silas Headlee, son of Charles and Mary Headlee, was born in Green County,
Pennsylvania, March 2, 1832. On September 7, 1854, he married Margaret
Emmons, who died on March 17, 1857. On December 20, 1857, he married
Angeline W. Crowder, who died August 2, 1908. To his first marriage was
born one son, Charles J., who survived the father, and to the second
marriage was born one son and five daughters. He was a devoted husband, a
kind and loving father. In the great civil conflict he gave four years of
his life in support of his country - for three years in Company G,
Sixty-third Indiana Volunteers, and one year in Company A, One Hundred
and Twenty-eighth Indiana Volunteers, in which he served until the close
of the war. In early life he joined the Methodist Episcopal Church and
lived an unselfish, devoted Christian life. He died February 18, 1909.
A Standard History of White County Indiana, W. H. Hamelle (Chicago and NY: The Lewis Publishing Co, 1915) Page 462
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