John Heath

8 April 1728–1784 (Age 55)
Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Heath was born on 8 April 1728, in Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia, United States, his father, John H Heath Sr, was 35 and his mother, Mary Frances Lambert, was 24. He married Sarah Elizabeth about 1747, in Craven, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1784, in Craven, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

John Heath
Sarah Elizabeth
Marriage: about 1747
John Heath Jr.
James Heath
Hannah Heath
Ferebe Heath
Stephen Heath

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Elizabeth


about 1747
Craven, North Carolina, United States



    James Heath


    Ferebe Heath



    Hannah Heath


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 30

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 48

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

Age 48

North Carolina is the 12th state.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a heath (Middle English hethe, Old English hǣð) or a habitational name from any of the numerous places, for example in Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and West Yorkshire, named with this word. The same word also denoted heather, the characteristic plant of heathland areas. This surname has also been established in Dublin since the late 16th century.

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

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Sources (2)

  • John Heath in entry for John Heath, "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917"
  • John Heath, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"

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