Alfred Ralph Head

14 September 1781–25 December 1843 (Age 62)
Washington, Virginia, United States

The Life of Alfred Ralph

When Alfred Ralph Head was born on 14 September 1781, in Washington, Virginia, United States, his father, Captain William Head, was 29 and his mother, Susannah Livingston, was 26. He married Margaret Heard on 9 April 1820, in Howard, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Perche, Boone, Missouri, United States in 1830. He died on 25 December 1843, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Ralph Head
Margaret Heard
Marriage: 9 April 1820
Lafayette (Rafael) Head (Cabeza)
Eliza Jane Head
Barthena Melissa Head

Spouse and Children

9 April 1820
Howard, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 2

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 5

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 19

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 Kent): from Middle English heved ‘head’, applied as a nickname for someone with some peculiarity or disproportion of the head, or a topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or at the head of a stream or valley. This surname has long been established in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alfred Head, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Alpherd Head, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Missouri Probate Records, 1750-1998;

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