Thomas Heyward - (1746-1809)

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Thomas Heyward Biography

Thomas Heyward was born in St. Luke's parish, in the province of South Carolina, in the year 1746. His father, Colonel Daniel Heyward, was a planter of great wealth, which he had chiefly acquired by his industry.

Unlike many gentlemen of fortune, Mr. Heyward did not appear to idolize his possessions; at least, convinced of the importance of intellectual cultivation, he determined to bestow upon his son all the advantages which a thorough education might impart. Accordingly, the best school in the province was selected for young Heyward, who, by his diligence, became well acquainted with the Latin language, and with such other branches as were at that time taught in the most respectable provincial seminaries.

Having finished his scholastic studies, be entered the law office of a Mr. Parsons, a gentleman who at that time was distinguished for his professional learning and practical skill. On accomplishing the usual term of study, young Mr. Heyward, according to the fashion adopted
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Thomas Heyward Genealogy

Daniel Heyward (1720 - 1777)
Maria Miles Heyward (1727 - 1761)

Elizabeth Mathewes Heyward (1748 - 1782)

William Heyward (1753 - 1786)
Nathaniel Heyward (1766 - 1851)
Maria Heyward Brailsford (1767 - 1837)

Thomas Heyward Tivia

Thomas Heyward fell overboard en route to Philadelphia and saved himself by clinging to the rudder until rescued
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Events in the life of Thomas Heyward


1746 07/28   Birth of Thomas Heyward
1809 03/06   Death of Thomas Heyward
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The Articles of Confederation 03-01-1781
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