Col. Stephen Heard, Gov. of Georgia

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Stephen Heard, Gov. of Georgia

Birthplace: PA
Death: Died in Elbert Co., Georgia
Place of Burial: Heardmont Cemetery, Elberton (Near), Elbert Co., GA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Heard, Jr. and Bridgett Heard
Husband of Elizabeth Heard and Jane Heard
Father of Barnard Carroll Heard; George Washington Heard; Jane Lanier Allen; Thomas Jefferson Heard; Bridget Carroll Henderson and 5 others
Brother of Barnard Heard; Elizabeth Gilmore; Bridget Staton and Ann Austin

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About Col. Stephen Heard, Gov. of Georgia

Heard was born in Hanover County, Virginia, in November 1740 to Bridgett Carroll and John Heard Jr. (Heard's paternal grandfather, John Sr., had arrived in America from Ireland about 1720.) The family prospered as tobacco farmers in Virginia, where Heard attained a good elementary education. With the outbreak of the French and Indian War (1754-63), however, Heard forfeited his schooling for a chance at adventure. Consequently, he and several of his brothers joined George Washington's Virginia regiment, an experience that had a direct bearing on Heard's future.

One of Heard's slaves, Mammy Kate, saved him from the Tories.

He owned other slaves, including Mammy Kate's husband, Daddy Jack

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Col. Stephen Heard, Gov. of Georgia's Timeline

- 1815
November 13, 1741
- 1781
Age 38
GA; Occupation: Governor
July 27, 1790
Age 48
Wilkes Co., GA
August 29, 1792
Age 50
Wilkes Co., GA
- 1795
Age 52
GA; Occupation: Representative Georgia State Legislature
March 12, 1797
Age 55
November 13, 1815
Age 74
Elbert Co., Georgia
November 1815
Age 73
Heardmont Cemetery, Elberton (Near), Elbert Co., GA