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.
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 .
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