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 Emily A. <I>Davis</I> Heard

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Emily A. Davis Heard

  • Birth 28 Dec 1812 Morgan County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 31 Dec 1884 Newton County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Newton County, Georgia, USA
  • Plot next to husband, Fitz Herbert Heard
  • Memorial ID 130988525

Emily A. Davis was the daughter of Grant and Nancy Tate Anthony Davis.

On May 19, 1833, Emily Davis married Fitz Herbert Heard in Morgan County, GA (Morgan County Marriage Book p. 218)
[Note: Name was listed as Emily Davis and Fitzerbert Head in marriage book.] They were married by James Carter, M.G.

On the 31st ult.[ultimo; previous month], Mrs. F. H. Heard departed this life at her residence, 7 miles south of Covington.

Aged 72 years. Death never claimed for its prize a purer, better, nobler woman. She was ever kind and generous to the poor and needy, and always made home a happy place for her family and friends. It is difficult to paint with words the life and character of this gentle Christian lady. Her entire existence was like a tender poem which charms the heart and lives in memory for all time to come.

Her trust being in God, her faith was well founded, and she calmly fell to sleep in the arms of her Redeemer just as the old year was ebbing its tiresome life away. Death had no sting or terror for a lady like Mrs. Heard, for when the Master called her home she was willing and prepared to go.

She was the mother of Messrs. Edward, Augustus, Wilson, Joseph and Grant Heard, besides these she leaves three daughters and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her demise. Our sympathies are with the bereaved in their hour of grief and sorrow.

Jan. 9, 1885
The Georgia Enterprise
Covington, Georgia

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DEC. 28, 1812
DEC. 26, 1884

Gravesite Details Obelisk style headstone; inscription easy to read; lichen & algae on stone but otherwise excellent condition; footstone also remains

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 130988525
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Emily A. Davis Heard (28 Dec 1812–31 Dec 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 130988525, citing Heard Cemetery, Newton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by acpflute (contributor 47147379) .