Captain James Heard

Male1762–26 March 1831

Brief Life History of Captain James

Captain James Heard was born in 1762, in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States. He married Elizabeth Morgan on 17 October 1785, in Frederick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1779. He died on 26 March 1831, in Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 69.

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Captain James Heard
Elizabeth Morgan
Marriage: 17 October 1785
Matilda Morgan Heard
Maj Morgan Augusta Heard
Daniel M. Heard

Sources (4)

  • James Heard in entry for Anna Maria Heard, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • James Heard, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements & Rosters

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 October 1785Frederick, Virginia, United States
  • Children (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 13

    "During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."


    Age 14

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 19

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English herd(e), hird(e), hord(e), Older Scots herd, hird ‘herdsman’, i.e. one who looked after cattle, sheep, or goats (Old English heorde, hierde). Compare Hardman .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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