Matilda Morgan Heard


Brief Life History of Matilda Morgan

When Matilda Morgan Heard was born in 1778, in Marshall, Fauquier, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, Captain James Heard, was 16 and her mother, Elizabeth Morgan, was 16. She married Presley Neville O'Bannon Sr. in 1801, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in 1850, in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 72.

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Presley Neville O'Bannon Sr.
Matilda Morgan Heard
Marriage: 1801
Presley Neville O'Bannon Jr

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Matilda Heard - death: before 1805; Virginia, United States

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    1801Fauquier, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 3

    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.


    Age 4

    The town of Lexington was chartered on May 6, 1782, by an act of the Virginia General Assembly

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 22

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    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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