He was the son of Thomas Jefferson Heard and Nancy P Middleton. He married Jennie Harper.
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William Henry Heard (1845-1897) — of Elbert County, Ga. Born in 1845. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1890-91. Died in 1897 (age about 52 years). Interment at Bethlehem United Methodist Church.
Relatives: Son of Thomas Jefferson Heard; brother of James Lawrence Heard, Robert Middleton Heard and Sarah Heard (who married Luther H. O. Martin, Sr.); married, October 29, 1873, to Jennie Harper; nephew of George Washington Heard, Barnard Carroll Heard and Janie Lanier Heard (who married Singleton Walthall Allen); uncle of Luther H. O. Martin, Jr. (1855?-?) and Nancy Middleton Heard (who married Phillip Watkins Davis); grandson of Stephen Heard.
Thomas Jefferson Heard (1801 - 1876)
Nancy P. Middleton Heard (1811 - 1863)
James Lawrence Heard (1832 - 1922)*
William Henry Heard (1845 - 1897)
Eugene B Heard (1847 - 1934)*
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Record added: Jul 27, 2008
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