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 John Heard, Sr

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John Heard, Sr

  • Birth 1745 Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 1797 Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Greene County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 64146087



John Heard was the fifth child of Stephen Heard (born about 1715 in Tyrone, Ireland) and Mary Faulkner (born about 1717 in Pennsylvania).

He married Mary Meador (born about 1751 in Virginia) in the year 1768 in Virginia.

He and Mary had 9 children:
1. Susannah Heard, born 15 Mar 1770 in Virginia
2. Elizabeth Heard, born 10 Mar 1772 in Pittsylvania, Virginia
3. Jesse Heard, born 16 Mar 1774 in Virginia
4. James Heard, born 19 May 1776 in Amelia Co., VA
5. Sarah Heard, born 15 Jun 1778 in Amelia Co., VA
6. Mary Heard, born 2 Oct 1780 in Amelia Co., VA
7. Anne Heard, born 19 Mar 1783 in Washington, GA
8. John Heard, born 2 Nov 1786 in Washington Co., GA
9. Joel Heard, born 19 Dec 1788 in Greene, GA


It is believed that John's wife Mary died between late 1788 and 1790, and that John married a second wife named Eleanor.


It is now believed that John was not a soldier in the Revolutionary War, but he is known to have signed the Oath of Allegiance in Henry County, VA.

He is buried on private land in the woods behind Gus Channel's house outside of Greeneville, Greene Co., GA



MANY THANKS to Samuel Taylor Geer, who recorded John's burial in the John Heard Family Cemetery in Greene County, Georgia.



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  • Created by: Saralyn McAfee Smith
  • Added: 13 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64146087
  • Saralyn McAfee Smith
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Heard, Sr (1745–1797), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64146087, citing John Heard Family Cemetery, Greene County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Saralyn McAfee Smith (contributor 46538086) .