Looking for Heard ancestors
I am trying to get information on families with the surname Heard which is sometime spelled Herd or Hurd. My grandfather was Will Heard. According to stories I've heard no one really knew exactly where Will came from, it is said he just showed up in Shepherd,TX one day. He later married my grandmother Lena Elizabeth Robinson. In the census records of 1920 he was living in San Jacinto County with his wife Lena and their 2/12 year old son Sylvester Heard who was my father. I have been unable to find any other information on him either before or after 1920. According to the information provided in the census Will was born 1873 in Missouri. His father is listed as having been born in Missouri and his mother in Australia. I have no idea what their names might have been or if he had siblings
I have reason to believe he may have died in San Jacinto County. This is not a lot to go on but maybe someone out there has some information on a family member that disappeared during the early 1900s as my father was born in 1918. I would like to speak with anyone having any information or ideas that might help in my research and will be happy to share the information I have collected with you.
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