SEPTEMBER 3, 1736 TO OCTOBER 5, 1817
HEALY (JOSHUA3, NATHANIEL2, WILLIAM1)27 was born September 03, 1736
in Dudley, Worcester Co., Massachusetts28, and died October 05, 1817 in Dudley,
Worcester Co., Massachusetts - age 81 y 1 m 2 d29. He married (1) ABIGAIL
CARTUR30 September 09, 1756 in Dudley, Worcester Co., Massachusetts31, daughter
of WILLIAM CARTUR and MARY. He married (2) ABIGAIL
PEPPER February 11, 1788 in Dudley, Worcester Co., Massachusetts32.
West Roxbury Massachusetts. Nathaniel Healy Farm.
The old gateway leading up from the road through
the stone fence. The old house stood near where
the new house now stands.
Nathaniel Healy owned a farm on the Healy Road in Dudley, built for him by his
brother Josiah Healy in 1760. An old map shows that nearly all the farms along
this road at that time were owned by Healys. The homestead was purchased by a
descendant, Samuel Morris Conant and restored to its original Colonial splendor,
thereby perpetuating the name of Major Nathaniel Healy who did his part for the
cause of America in the Revolutionary War. Nathaniel Healy served in Dudley as
road surveyor, constable, selectman, and on the school, and other committees,
Plaque in front of the First Congregational Church
Original Meeting House Healy
Road, Dudley, MA
of Dudley, MA listing those who served in the
of the First Congregational
Church in Dudley.
Photograph of a photograph of Healy Road, Dudley, MA.
Original in genealogical file cabinet in the Dudley Public
Library; date of photo unknown.
1775; Captain Revolutionary War - answered call to Lexington with his minutemen
April 19, 1775, regiment commanded by Ebenezer Learned. Immediately after
the battle they reported to Cambridge, and with Colonels Prescott and Warren
were ordered to join General Thomas at Roxbury. (History of Dudley,
Worcester Co., Massachusetts)
January 13, 1778 ; finds him in command of the 2nd company of Dudley.
Continental army 2nd company. (History of Worcester Co.)
1790 Census of Dudley, MA listing Nathaniel Healy.
Major Nathaniel Healy's sword, carried by him in the Revolutionary War, was in
the possession of his son, Deacon William Healy, who gave it to Daniel Lyon
Healy, who took it to Iowa when he moved there in 1838. In turn it
descended to Abiel L. Healy, then to Mary Ellen Healy who married Mr. Samuel
Wise of Wilton, Iowa. In 1923 her son, George Chester Wise, owned the
of NATHANIEL HEALY and ABIGAIL CARTUR are:
i. REBECKAH5 HEALY, b. March 13, 1758, Dudley, Worcester Co.,
Massachusetts37; m. REUBEN
CHAMBERLAIN, April 25, 1776, Dudley, Worcester Co., Massachusetts37. Their
children; ABIGAIL CHAMBERLAIN, b. March 11, 1777. ALVAN CHAMBERLAIN, b. October
22, 1778. PHEBE CHAMBERLAIN, b. September 18, 1780. REBECCA CHAMBERLAIN, b.
September 01, 1782.
12. ii. NATHANIEL HEALY, b. February 19, 1760, Dudley, Worcester Co.,
Massachusetts; d. June 12, 1812, Dudley, Worcester Co., Massachusetts - age 52.
13. iii. STEPHEN HEALY, b. August 23, 1762, Dudley, Worcester Co.,
Massachusetts; d. March 24, 1838, Dudley, Worcester Co., Massachusetts - 75 y 7
m 1 d.
14. iv. WILLIAM HEALY, b.
August 09, 1764, Dudley, Worcester Co., Massachusetts; d. October 01, 1850.
v. SARAH HEALY, b. August 16, 1766, Dudley, Worcester Co.,
Massachusetts37; d. April 06, 1842; m. JOHN LAWTON, December 27, 1787, Dudley,
Worcester Co., Massachusetts37.
vi. EZRA HEALY, b. April 26, 1769, Dudley, Worcester Co.,
Massachusetts37; d. Vermont at an early age; m. BETSY
HOLBROOK, January 18, 1791, Dudley, Worcester Co., Massachusetts37.
Ezra Healy was an inveterate practical joker and was known throuthout the Dudley
section for his many pranks. About the last prank he played was leaving home and
having information sent back to his father that he had died. When he
returned and rapped on the door his father opened it and said: "Ezra
you are dead" and shut the door in his face. He married at the age of
22 and settled in Vermont near Lake Champlain; died at an early age.
vii. JOSHUA HEALY, b. May 16, 1771, Dudley, Worcester Co.,
The graves of many of the Healy Family are located in the Corbin Cemetery in
Dudley, MA. On the right are two photos of the headstone of Major
West Roxbury, Mass.
1912 Old church on Dudley
Hill. See old Methodist church to
right where the
early Healys attended