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: Ancestry.com, 1840 Census; district 3, Saint Marys, Maryland; Roll:170; Page:148; Family History Library Film: 0013186