Thomas Heyward, Jr., 1746 – 1809
Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Beaufort District, South Carolina
Planter, Revolutionary War soldier and politician, Heyward signed the Declaration of Independence for South Carolina. He has many descendants, some of whom meet at the Old House cemetery near Ridgeland, Jasper County on July 4th each year.
Web based resources:
Beaufort County Library has posted a web entry about Thomas Heyward, Jr. at http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/htdocs-sirsi/famous.htm#Thomas%20Heyward,%20Jr.
History Reference Center database, (EBSCO password required for access from home)
Biography Resource Centerdatabase (DISCUS password required for access from home)
Come to the Beaufort District Collection to see these items:
- Heyward Family [BDC Vertical File]
- Cited in ?Newspaper Sketches of Noted South Carolinians of the Past.? Ask for assistance.
- SC 929.2 JEN The Heyward family of South Carolina by Christine Talbird Jenkins, 2007
- SC 975.799 SAL Delegates to the Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1774-1789: with sketches of the four who signed the Declaration of Independence by A. S. Salley, 1927
- SC 975.798 CHI Exploring Old House : reconstructing the lifeways of Daniel Heyward form the 1965 Charleston Museum excavations by Chicora Foundation, 1996 (BDC, HHI)
Check out these materials from the Beaufort County Library:
Entry in South Carolina Encyclopedia (ALL)
REF 920 BAR The signers of the Declaration of Independence: a biographical and genealogical reference by Della Gray Barthelmas, 1997 (BEA)
REF 920 WHI Founders of freedom in America; lives of the men who signed the Declaration of independence and so helped to establish the United States of America by David C. Whitney, 1964 (BEA)
JR 973.3 FRA The signers: the fifty-six stories behind the Declaration of Independence by Dennis B. Fradin, 2002 (BEA, BLU, HHI, LOB)
929.2 SPI Thomas Heyward, Jr.: a South Carolina signer of the Declaration of Independence by Gerhard Spieler, 1978 (BDC, BEA)
973.3 HAR Our lives, our fortunes, our sacred honor by Paul Harvey, 1975 (BEA)
973.3 Signers of the Declaration: historic places commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the United States National Park Service, 1975 (BEA)
975.799 ROW V1 The history of Beaufort County, South Carolina, Volume 1, 1514-1861 by Lawrence Sanders Rowland, Alexander Moore, and George C. Rogers, Jr. (ALL)