Susan, here is the information for Edward Thomas Healis andEliza Jane Matthews Healis. We know that Edward Thomas's second wife was Lizzie F. His gravestone includes the name Lizzie F. but there is no date of death for Lizzie F. on the stone. He is buried in Oak Bluffs, MA. (Island of Martha's Vineyard)
ELIZA JANE MATTHEWS, daughter of Love Madison Prince and Lawrence Prince, was born July 21, 1860 in Edgartown, Massachusetts, and died October 05, 1895 in Cottage City, Massachusetts.She married EDWARD THOMAS HEALIS May 16, 1875 in Edgartown, Massachusetts, son of NELSON HEALIS and SARAH HOLLINGSWORTH.He was born December 06, 1853 in Barbadoes, West Indies, and died February 14, 1908 in ?.
Notes for ELIZA JANE MATTHEWS:
Birth record: MA. Archives Vol. 132 Page 175 shows Female Matthews.
Death record: MA archives Vol. 454 page 357 Age 34 years old.
More About ELIZA JANE MATTHEWS:
Cause of Death: Consumption
More About EDWARD THOMAS HEALIS:
Burial: Oak Bluffs, MA
I just looked at the actual page from the 1880 census and the age for Herbert (E?), in my opinion, is not clearly an eleven. Herbert B. would have been age 1 year and 9 months at the time of the census. It looks like they marked down age 1. They started to write something else first then marked a hard one. I bet the census taker just misunderstood the "E" since it obviously sounds like a "B".
Children of ELIZA MATTHEWS and EDWARD HEALIS are:
HURTENA HEALIS, b. September 11, 1875, ?; d. March 26, 1876,
More About HURTENA HEALIS:
Burial: Unknown, ?
JAMES THOMAS HEALIS, b. September 12, 1876, ?; d. Unknown, .
More About JAMES THOMAS HEALIS:
Burial: Unknown, ?
HERBERT BENJAMIN HEALIS, b. September 28, 1878, Edgartown, Massachusetts; d. September 05, 1955, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts.
NELSON EDWARD HEALIS, b. December 08, 1881, ?; d. Unknown,
ISADORA E HEALIS, b. August 12, 1883, Cottage City, Massachusetts; d. February 18, 1902, Cottage City, Massachusetts; m. HARRY WALTER ROCKER, October 11, 1898, Cottage City, Masachusetts; b. May 09, 1878, Edgartown, Massachusetts; d. Unknown
Notes for ISADORA E HEALIS:
Birth record: MA. Archives vol. 340 Page 192
Death record: MA. Archives Vol. 528 Page 411 Age 19 years
Notes for HARRY WALTER ROCKER:
Birth Record: MA. Archives Vol. 295 Page 162
Marriage Notes for ISADORA HEALIS and HARRY ROCKER:
Marriage record: MA. Archives Vol. 478 Page 281
MARY E HEALIS, b. June 08, 1887, Cottage City, Massachusetts; d. August 07, 1887, Cottage City, Massachusetts.
Notes for MARY E HEALIS:
Birth record: MA. Archives Vol. 376 Page 210
Death record: MA. archives Vol. 382 Page 177 Age 2 months.
More About MARY E HEALIS:
Cause of Death: Marasmus
CHARLES A HEALIS, b. July 24, 1888, Cottage City, Massachusetts; d. May 08, 1893, Cottage City, Massachusetts.
Notes for CHARLES A HEALIS:
Birth record: MA. Archives Vol. 385 Page 213
Death record: MA. Archives Vol. 436 Page 353
More About CHARLES A HEALIS:
Cause of Death: Croupe
GEORGE W HEALIS, b. August 18, 1890, Cottage City, Massachusetts; d. January 1973, Pawtucket, Rhode Island; m. LILLIAN, CHASE b. May 06, 1891, ?; d. March 1982, Center Falls, Rhode Island.
Notes for GEORGE W HEALIS:
Birth record: MA. Archives Vol. 403 Page 221
RICHARD O HEALIS, b. December 31, 1893, Cottage City, Massachusetts; d. Unknown
Notes for RICHARD O HEALIS:
Birth record: MA. Archives Vol. 430 Page 307
I am interested in more detailed information with respect to Horatio Nelson Healis and Sarah Hollingsworth and their children. Do you know anything about their lives? Who were they and what brought the Healis family to Barbados?
As I mentioned, Eliza Jane Matthews was a Chappaquiddick Wampanoag (she was born on the reservation of our ancestral homelands). Edward Thomas Healis was a gardner and became a member of the Wampanoag community.