Matilda Morgan Heard

1778–1850 (Age 72)
Salem, Fauquier, Virginia, USA

The Life of Matilda Morgan

When Matilda Morgan Heard was born in 1778, her father, Captain James Heard, was 16 and her mother, Elizabeth Betsy Morgan, was 16. She married Presley Neville O'Bannon 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
Matilda Morgan Heard
Marriage: 1801
Presley Neville O'Bannon Jr

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Fauquier, Virginia, United States


    Presley Neville O'Bannon Jr


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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 (chiefly southwest): occupational name for a tender of animals, normally a cowherd or shepherd, from Middle English herde (Old English hi(e)rde).

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

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

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