Talitha Alice Heard

25 March 1843–29 December 1918 (Age 75)
Perry, Alabama, United States

The Life of Talitha Alice

When Talitha Alice Heard was born on 25 March 1843, in Perry, Alabama, United States, her father, Ephraim Quarles Heard, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Kilgore, was 25. She married William Ledgerwood on 14 November 1873, in Perry, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Election Precinct 10 Heards, Perry, Alabama, United States in 1870 and Myrtle Creek, Douglas, Oregon, United States for about 30 years. She died on 29 December 1918, in Bandon, Coos, Oregon, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Myrtle Creek, Douglas, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Ledgerwood
Talitha Alice Heard
Marriage: 14 November 1873
George Thomas Ledgerwood
William H Ledgerwood
Eliza Ida Ledgerwood
Joseph Mercer Ledgerwood

Spouse and Children

14 November 1873
Perry, Alabama, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 8

Historical Boundaries - 1851: Benton, Oregon Territory, United States; 1851: Oregon Territory, United States; 1852: Douglas, Oregon Territory, United States; 1859: Douglas, Oregon, United States

Age 20

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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Sources (3)

  • Tobitha Heard in household of Ephram Heard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Telitha Heard in household of Ephraim Heard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Telitha A Ledgerwood in household of William Ledgerwood, "United States Census, 1900"

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