Keeper Bio: Heard, Henry


Date of Service: 1840 – 1844

1840: In the U.S. Census, Henry I. Heard is listed as residing in the 3rd District, Saint Marys, Maryland. There was a total of 6 Free White persons residing with him and 1 slave. Three of these individuals are employed in agriculture.

1840-1844: Henry J. Heard is listed as Principal Lighthouse Keeper for Piney Point Lighthouse, with an annual salary of $350.00.

Sources –April Havens, Piney Point Museum, Official Register of the U.S., Register of Officers and Agents in the Service of the United States on 13 September 1841, (Source:, 1840 Census; district 3, Saint Marys, Maryland; Roll:170; Page:148; Family History Library Film: 0013186





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