Sunday, December 1, 2013
December Family Calendar - Marth Burch Heard Tucker - December 7, 1824
Martha Burch Heard Tucker, my third great-grandmother, daughter of early Georgia governor and Revolutionary War hero Stephen Heard, died on December 7, 1824 in a scarlet fever epidemic that swept through the Savannah River Valley, also taking the lives of four of her eight children.
Martha and her children George, Richard, John and Biddie are all buried alongside each other at the site of the Heard family home, Heardmont, in Elbert County, Georgia. Martha was 36 at the time of her death. The inscription on her tombstone reads: "She lived a Christian's life and died a Christian's death, precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints."