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First Lieutenant John Heard


Original Member, admitted 1783

First Lieutenant John Heard

Began his service in the Revolutionary War as 2nd Lieutenant in Captain Frederick Frelinghuysen’s Eastern Company New Jersey Artillery on 1 Mar 1776. 1st Lieutenant in the 4th Continental Dragoons 20 Jan 1777. Captain 8 Feb 1778. Served to the close of war. Born in Woodbridge, NJ in Dec 1752 and died in New Brunswick, NJ on 16 Feb 1826. Brigadier General in the New Jersey Militia Cavalry. Surrogate of Middlesex County, NJ. United States Marshall for New Jersey. Married Mary Sargent. [Sources: M; H; (66); (98); (C); Rootsweb’s World Connect project. Pic: (J); Society of the Cincinnati Museum, gift of Edwin LeRoy Heard, Sr.]


John Heard is currently unrepresented in the Society of the Cincinnati. Eligible descendants are encouraged to make inquiry regarding membership.

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