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 Bridget Heard
Husband of Elizabeth T. Heard and Jane Heard
Father of George Washington Heard; Jane Lanier Allen; 3 Heard; 4 Heard; 5 Heard and 2 others
Brother of Barnard Heard, Major
Half brother of Stephen Heard; Elizabeth Gilmore; Ann Austin; Bridget Staton and John Germany Heard

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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. Mammy Kate, slave of Stephen Heard

He owned other slaves, including Mammy Kate's husband, Daddy Jack Daddy Jack, slave of Stephen Heard

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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
June 14, 1791
Age 49
Georgia, United States
August 29, 1792
Age 50
Wilkes Co., GA
- 1795
Age 52
GA; Occupation: Representative Georgia State Legislature
March 23, 1797
Age 55
Elbert County, Georgia, United States
November 13, 1815
Age 74
Elbert Co., Georgia
November 1815
Age 73
Heardmont Cemetery, Elberton (Near), Elbert Co., GA