Harper Family History & Genealogy

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Harper Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Oct 17, 2019

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Early Harpers

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1741 - Jan 9, 1789
1780 - Oct 8, 1842
1788 - 1862
1794 - 1863
1795 - 1866
1800 - 1880
1800 - 1889
1807 - 1886
1807 - 1891

Harper Family Photos

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Sample of 20 Harper Biographies

Unknown - Unknown
Jan 11, 1892 - April 1982
Jun 3, 1921 - Aug 1, 1988
Mar 21, 1895 - March 1977
Sep 11, 1917 - Jul 6, 1990
May 21, 1931 - July 1979
Mar 8, 1900 - May 1986
Jan 14, 1925 - Apr 10, 2009
Dec 27, 1912 - November 1972
Oct 24, 1912 - May 15, 1988
Sep 16, 1917 - February 1979
Oct 14, 1926 - Feb 28, 1996
Nov 14, 1928 - Jun 7, 2009
Jul 11, 1915 - Mar 14, 2010
around 1974 - Unknown
around 1904 - Unknown
around 1966 - Unknown
Feb 7, 1953 - Aug 17, 1982
around 1914 - Unknown

Harper Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Harper family member is 69.7 years old according to our database of 48,196 people with the last name Harper that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

69.7 years

Oldest Harpers

These are the longest-lived members of the Harper family on AncientFaces.

Nov 24, 1886 - Apr 5, 1996
109 years
Sep 13, 1883 - Jun 11, 1992
108 years
Jun 21, 1889 - Apr 22, 1996
106 years
Jan 12, 1883 - Jan 4, 1990
106 years
May 21, 1895 - Sep 3, 2001
106 years
Jul 25, 1904 - Nov 6, 2010
106 years
Mar 4, 1901 - Apr 3, 2007
106 years
Aug 22, 1890 - Dec 29, 1996
106 years
Apr 14, 1872 - November 1977
105 years
Jan 26, 1873 - December 1978
105 years

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Gayle Neuhaus
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Oliver was born March 8, 1784 to Judge George and Ruth Woolcott Harper at Oakham, Worcester, MA. The family lived in Broome County, NY.

He married Tryphena Stone (born Sept. 15, 1787 Stockbridge, Berkshire, MA). They lived in Broome County, NY. Their children were Alexander Hamilton, George, Ruth (Hopkins), Charles, daughter-unknown, Harriet Jane (Severson), John M. and Betsey E.

Oliver was murdered May 11, 1824, probably by Jason Treadwell. Go to Find A Grave #8187500 for more on Oliver.

The only information I have was found online, plus what a researcher sent me.

My line is Ruth, who marred William Clark Reynolds Hopkins in Broome County, NY. They later moved to Kendall County, IL. No one in my line has any information on Oliver.

We would like to find descendants of Oliver's, in case they can add information...any letters, documents, etc the family may have handed down.

Betsey E. owned the family Bible in 1909. She was unmarried. What happened to that Bible?

Oliver was my great, great, great, great grandfather. Really want to connect with others in his family.
Dec 21, 2011 · Reply
For 15 years now I I have ran into a brick wall in the early-mid 1800's with my dad's side of the family (Harper). I want to ask all you Harpers to please accept my apology if this is a true story that I am about to tell ya'll or just gossip/rumors. I was told by a very old Harper relative that she heard as a child that my great great grandfather William Bradley Harper (a schoolteacher somewhere) had his surname changed from Hopier (spelling?) to Harper (somewhere), because a child fell into his wagon wheel and died. She didn't know whether he was running from the law and that's why he changed his name or he just wanted to hide that skeleton in his closet. Recently I did a word search on the net "killed by a wagon wheel" and only one name of a child showed up named "Isaac Clark b: June 16, 1838. He fell from a wagon, Sept. 27, 1845, and the wheel passed over his head, almost instantly killing him. page 153" from a "Records of the descendants of Hugh Clark of Watertown MA , Author John Clark, A.B. Call # CS71.C6. Any help/suggestions from anyone would be appreciated very much!

I have also been told by an old relative that she thinks that William Bradley Harper had married a Rose Ann Stovall. Another old relative says he thinks his wife was Zelpha A. Sides. Another old relative said she thinks William's mother's name was Lizy Wiginton (spelling?). Any help/suggestions from anyone would be appreciated very much!
Sep 06, 2004 · Reply

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