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Harper Family History & Genealogy

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Early Harpers

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Thomas Harper of Australia was born in 1788, and died at age 74 years old in 1862.
William Harper of Hotham West Australia was born in 1800 to Fanny Harper and William Harper. He had a brother Horace Edward Harper. William Harper died at age 89 years old in 1889 in Hotham West.
Drucilla Harper of Amite County, Mississippi United States was born in 1802 at South Carolina in SC, and died at age 76 years old in 1878 in MS.
John Harper
John Harper was born in 1812 at Wales. He was in a relationship with Maretta O (Richardson) Harper, and had children Charles Harper and Asa John Harper. John Harper died at age 87 years old on October 22, 1900 in Cleveland, OH. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Harper.
Amanda (Permelia)  Harper
Amanda (Permelia) Harper was born in 1814. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Amanda (Permelia) Harper.
Maretta O (Richardson) Harper
Maretta O (Richardson) Harper was born in 1815 at New York. She was in a relationship with John Harper, and had children Charles Harper and Asa John Harper. Maretta Harper died at age 85 years old in 1900 at Midland, Michigan. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Maretta O (Richardson) Harper.
Carl Harper was born on November 12, 1817, and died at age 139 years old in July 1957. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Carl Harper.
Theresa Nell Harper of Terowie, The Regional Council of Goyder County, SA Australia was born circa 1820 in Northern Ireland United Kingdom. Theresa's partner was Andrew William Steele, and they had children William Steele, Theresa Steele, Elizabeth Steele, and Andrew William Steele. Theresa's partner was Andrew William Steele. Theresa Harper died at age 59 years old on August 9, 1880 in Terowie, SA Australia.
Hannah (Harper) Webb was born in 1826. She was in a relationship with George Webb, and had children Mary Hannah (Webb) Read, Sarah (Webb) Sherwin, Jane Webb, Hannah (Webb) Flanagan, Elizabeth Webb, Thomas George Webb, William Webb, and Caroline (Webb) Sherwin. Hannah Webb died at age 88 years old on May 25, 1915 in Hobart, TAS Australia, and was buried at Cornelian Bay in New Town, Hobart City Council County. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Hannah (Harper) Webb.
went to Sydney Australia in 1841 and married William Henry Barnes in 1843 She moved with her husband to Melbourne then Portland, Victoria. Later to Ballarat and finally Armadale Victoria where she died in 1912.
Janet (Harper) Knight of Gymbowen, West Wimmera Shire County, VIC Australia was born in 1845 in Naracoorte, Naracoorte Lucindale Council County, SA. She was married to William Henry Knight, and had children William Thomas Knight and Herbert Charles Knight. Janet Knight died at age 44 years old in 1889 in Gymbowen, West Wimmera Shire County, VIC.
William A Harper was born in February 1846 at Georgia, and died at age 56 years old in 1902 at Norfolk, Virginia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William A Harper.

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Lynn (Harper) Flatt of Tennessee United States was born to Marie Harper and John Harper, and has a sister Judith G Bonamo. Lynn Flatt is the mother of Susanne Schauer. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Lynn Flatt.
Marie (Nuss) Harper of Sarasota, Florida United States was married to John Harper, and they were together until John's death. Marie Harper has children Judith G Bonamo and Lynn Flatt. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Marie Harper.
John Harper of Sarasota, Florida United States was married to Marie Harper, and they were together until John's death. John Harper has children Judith G Bonamo and Lynn Flatt. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Harper.
Myra was born on October 7, 1924 to parents James Vance Harper and Lula Blackmon Harper. She had siblings Donald David Harper, James Threshton Harper, Constance Harper Bethea, James Vance Harper Jr., Hazel Harper Cox, Doris Harper W., Gene Edward Harper, and Sherwood Harper.
Lisa Ann (Cross) Harper was born on January 25, 1960 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana United States, and died at age 34 years old in July 1994 in Carmel, Hamilton County. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Lisa Ann Harper.
Stephanie Maria (Larsin) Harper was born on March 27, 1993. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Stephanie Maria Harper .
Katherine Mabel (Geach) Harper of Bton Australia was born on April 7, 1894 in Brighton, City of Bayside County, VIC to Norah (Wyatt) Geach and Albert Edward Geach. She had siblings Marjorie Eileen Geach, Edwin Albert Geach, and Dorothy Cheverton Geach. Katherine Harper died at age 61 years old on October 15, 1955 in Melbourne.
Jennifer Lynn (Harper) Roberds was born on April 7, 1975 in Seattle, Washington United States to Felix Harper. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Jennifer Lynn (Harper) Roberds.
Felix Lawrence Harper was born on August 22, 1944 in New York, New York United States to Catherine Posser, and was the father of Jennifer Lynn (Harper) Roberds. Felix Harper died at age 70 years old on November 23, 2014. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Felix Harper.
Henry James Harper of Horsham, Horsham Rural City County, VIC Australia was born in 1907 in Rupanyup to James Henry Harper and Hannah Norah (Homfray) Harper. He had siblings Jemima Anne Saunders, William John Harper, Lilly Marguerita Harper, Lawrence Hugh Harper, Arthur Stanley Harper, Cecilia May Harper, James Waters Harper, and Dorothy Jessie Harper. Henry Harper died at age 23 years old on May 18, 1931 in Horsham.
Dorothy Jessie Harper of Rupanyup, VIC Australia was born in 1906 in Rupanyup to James Henry Harper and Hannah Norah (Homfray) Harper. She had siblings Jemima Anne Saunders, William John Harper, Lilly Marguerita Harper, Lawrence Hugh Harper, Arthur Stanley Harper, Cecilia May Harper, James Waters Harper, and Henry James Harper. Dorothy Harper died at age 1 year old in 1907 in Rupanyup.
James Henry Harper of Northern Grampians Shire County, VIC Australia was born on June 29, 1876 at Pleasant Creek to Jemima Mathie Harper and Henry John Harper. He had siblings Cecilia Harriet Harper, Jessie Amalia Boland Harper, Charles Walter Stanley Harper, Marguerita Mary Millicent Harper, David John Harper, and Argent Finlayson Mathie Harper. He married Hannah Norah (Homfray) Harper in 1903, and had children Jemima Anne Saunders, Dorothy Jessie Harper, Henry James Harper, William John Harper, Lilly Marguerita Harper, Lawrence Hugh Harper, Arthur Stanley Harper, Cecilia May Harper, and James Waters Harper. James Harper died at age 40 years old on September 13, 1916 in Amesbury, Wiltshire County, England United Kingdom.
Hannah Norah (Homfray) Harper of Horsham, Horsham Rural City County, VIC Australia was born on July 3, 1879 in Elmhurst. She was married to James Henry Harper in 1903, and had children Jemima Anne Saunders, Dorothy Jessie Harper, Henry James Harper, William John Harper, Lilly Marguerita Harper, Lawrence Hugh Harper, Arthur Stanley Harper, Cecilia May Harper, and James Waters Harper. Hannah Harper died at age 81 years old on October 14, 1960 in Horsham.
William John Harper of Geelong, Greater Geelong City County, VIC Australia was born in 1909 in Rupanyup to James Henry Harper and Hannah Norah (Homfray) Harper. He had siblings Jemima Anne Saunders, Lilly Marguerita Harper, Lawrence Hugh Harper, Arthur Stanley Harper, Cecilia May Harper, James Waters Harper, Dorothy Jessie Harper, and Henry James Harper. William Harper married Ellen Maud Allen in 1934, and died at age 66 years old in 1975 in Geelong.
Jemima Anne (Harper) Saunders of Horsham, Horsham Rural City County, VIC Australia was born on October 25, 1904 in Rupanyup to James Henry Harper and Hannah Norah (Homfray) Harper. She had siblings William John Harper, Lilly Marguerita Harper, Lawrence Hugh Harper, Arthur Stanley Harper, Cecilia May Harper, James Waters Harper, Dorothy Jessie Harper, and Henry James Harper. Jemima Saunders married John Arthur Saunders in 1923, and died at age 60 years old on January 23, 1965 in Horsham.
James Waters Harper of Heidelberg, City of Banyule County, VIC Australia was born on July 5, 1916 in Horsham, Horsham Rural City County, and died at age 54 years old on April 21, 1971 in Heidelberg, City of Banyule County.
Cecilia May Harper of Bendigo, Greater Bendigo City County, VIC Australia was born on May 10, 1915 in Horsham, Horsham Rural City County to James Henry Harper and Hannah Norah (Homfray) Harper. She had siblings Jemima Anne Saunders, William John Harper, Lilly Marguerita Harper, Lawrence Hugh Harper, Arthur Stanley Harper, James Waters Harper, Dorothy Jessie Harper, and Henry James Harper. Cecilia Harper married William James Warren in 1939, and died at age 71 years old on October 6, 1986 in Bendigo, Greater Bendigo City County.
Arthur Stanley Harper of Moe, VIC Australia was born on June 19, 1913 in Horsham, Horsham Rural City County to James Henry Harper and Hannah Norah (Homfray) Harper. He had siblings Jemima Anne Saunders, William John Harper, Lilly Marguerita Harper, Lawrence Hugh Harper, Cecilia May Harper, James Waters Harper, Dorothy Jessie Harper, and Henry James Harper. Arthur Harper died at age 76 years old on July 27, 1989 in Moe.
Lawrence Hugh Harper of Laura, Northern Areas Council County, SA Australia was born on May 25, 1912 in Horsham, Horsham Rural City County, VIC to James Henry Harper and Hannah Norah (Homfray) Harper. He had siblings Jemima Anne Saunders, William John Harper, Lilly Marguerita Harper, Arthur Stanley Harper, Cecilia May Harper, James Waters Harper, Dorothy Jessie Harper, and Henry James Harper. Lawrence Harper died at age 68 years old on March 20, 1981 in Laura, Northern Areas Council County, SA.
Lilly Marguerita (Harper) Cunningham of Geelong, Greater Geelong City County, VIC Australia was born in 1911 in Horsham, Horsham Rural City County to James Henry Harper and Hannah Norah (Homfray) Harper. She had siblings Jemima Anne Saunders, William John Harper, Lawrence Hugh Harper, Arthur Stanley Harper, Cecilia May Harper, James Waters Harper, Dorothy Jessie Harper, and Henry James Harper. Lilly Cunningham died at age 81 years old on January 22, 1993 in Geelong, Greater Geelong City County.

Popular Harper Biographies

Valerie Kathryn Harper
Valerie Kathryn Harper was born on August 22, 1939 in Suffern, Rockland County, New York United States, and died at age 80 years old on August 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Valerie Kathryn Harper.
Earon M Harper
Earon Michelle Harper was born to Judith A Hizer and Harold Harper (1937-2020), and she had a brother Anthony Lee Harper (1957-1978). Public records show that she may have lived in Louisville Kentucky her entire life. Earon had children Eric, Ebony, Erica and Ebreona and one grandson, Eysayiah. After Earon's death, her parents, Harold and Judith Harper, raised her children Erica and Ebreona. Her grandson, Eysayiah, also spent a lot of time at their home. On May 18, 2006, Earon and her 2 year old daughter were shot multiple times when someone broke into their home. Earon died from her wounds but 2 yr old Erica survived, but lost vision in her right eye. See A grown-up Erica Hughes talks with WDRB 10 years after she was shot in the head at 2-years-old to read a 2016 interview with daughter Erica. Two men were arrested for the shootings and each blamed the other. See Arrests made in murder of Earon Harper and shooting of her young daughter to read a 2007 article about the arrests. In 2009, James Quisenberry was convicted and will be eligible for parole after 20 years. He was found guilty of 2nd degree manslaughter and facilitation to attempted murder. Kenneth Williams was convicted of murder and attempted murder and the jury recommended life without parole. Earon's mother has compassion for the murders. See Mother of murdered woman has compassion for men who killed her daughter.
Solomon Harper was born on December 6, 1937, and died at age 39 years old in November 1977. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Solomon Harper.
Kenneth Warren Harper ws born on March 29, 1923 to parents Warren Varnell Harper (1898-1970) and Emily Ann Sutton (1898-1972). He had siblings Franky Elwood (1926-1991), John Earl (1932-1981), and Hugh Edward Harper (1935-2008). They lived in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA. He married Gladys Louise Marsh (1926-1987) in Kerr, Texas, USA and the couple lived in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, USA. Together they had children Regina, Larry, Deanna, James, and Judy Harper. Harper was a Staff Sergeant in the Air Corps.
Wilkie LaTrobe Harper
Wilkie was born 1887. His mother died when he was 8 years old and as his father was a traveling salesman, he then lived with his Aunt Mary or Uncle Charles. While in Michigan, he went to school with & sat behind the daughter of Mr Post who founded the Post cereal company. His father's travels took him 'out west' where he met some of the legendary men of the old west era. Once when Buffalo Bill Cody was traveling through their town with his Wild West Show, his father told him to go down to the side track where Buffalo Bill had his privte railroad car & introduce himself to "Col. Cody" as Asa Harpe's son. Wilkie did this & Buffalo Bill treated him to a free pass to his show. He was very militarily minded as evidenced by his long association with the Army.' 1908-1911 served as Private in Co C, 4th Illinois Infantry, ING, Newton, Il 1912-1918 - 1st Sgt. - Iowa Field Hospital #1, Iowa National Guard 1914-1918 - Instructor of Military Science/Tactics Iowa State College, Ames Iowa 1916 - his unit saw duty on the Mexican border in the hunt for Pancho Villa. 1918-1919 - World War I - Field Hospital 1, AEF Contagious Hospital, Justice Group, Toul, France & Base Hospital, Justice Group Toul, France. 1919 - Discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa as Hospital Sgt, Medical Dept 1942 - World War II - - Commissioned Captain, 2nd Regiment, Iowa State Guard. Assigned to Regimental HDQS as Regimental Adjutant. 1943 - Promoted Major - Assistant Plans & Training Officer 1945 - Lt Colonel - Plans & Training Officer 1947 - Transferred to inactive duty 950 - Korean War - received appointment in Reserve Officers Corps. Wilkie Harper ... He passed away about 1968. He is buried with his wife, Clarice, in the National Cemetery in Springfield, MO. [1]
Annette Harper
Annette Harper of Newark, Essex County, NJ was born on June 13, 1975, and died at age 22 years old on September 17, 1997.
James Harper was in a relationship with Idella Novella (Evans) Harper, and has a child David George McFadden (Lawrence). Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember James Harper.
Benjamin Harper was born on October 28, 1969 in Pomona, California United States. Benjamin Harper was in a relationship with Laura Elizabeth Dern, and has children Ellery Walker Harper and Jaya Harper. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Benjamin Charles Harper.
Beuna (Harper) Ogles of Marmaduke, Greene County, Arkansas was born on February 10, 1892, and was the mother of Hubert G Ogles. Beuna Ogles died at age 83 years old in December 1975.
Chester Harper
Chester Harper was born on April 15, 1864, and died at age 75 years old on March 29, 1940. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Chester Harper.
Theresa Nell Harper of Terowie, The Regional Council of Goyder County, SA Australia was born circa 1820 in Northern Ireland United Kingdom. Theresa's partner was Andrew William Steele, and they had children William Steele, Theresa Steele, Elizabeth Steele, and Andrew William Steele. Theresa's partner was Andrew William Steele. Theresa Harper died at age 59 years old on August 9, 1880 in Terowie, SA Australia.
Suzanne Mercedes (Harper) Pinkley
Suzanne Mercedes (Harper) Pinkley of Montgomery County, Texas United States was born on September 12, 1929 in Ames, Story County, IA, and died at age 81 years old on October 26, 2010 in Conroe, Montgomery County, TX.
Hope Love (Harper) Harris of Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States was born in June 1950 in McGehee, AR. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Hope Love Harris.
Sarah Jane "Sallie" Briscoe Harper
Sarah Jane Briscoe Harper was born on November 3, 1870. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Sarah Jane "Sallie" Briscoe Harper.
Beula Harper
Beula Harper was born on November 14, 1899 in Missouri United States, and died at age 81 years old on May 19, 1981 in Sacramento, CA. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Beula Harper.
Ewing Richard Harper
Ewing Richard Harper was born on September 11, 1859 in Missouri United States, and died at age 66 years old on December 5, 1925 in St. Louis. Ewing Harper was buried in December 1925. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ewing Richard Harper.
Caroline May (Harper) Butler
Caroline May (Harper) Butler was born on August 21, 1909 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa United States to Charles Harper and Pearl J Dixon, and had a brother Asa John D. Harper. Caroline Butler died at age 22 years old on June 27, 1932 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Caroline May (Harper) Butler.
Kathleen (Harper) Walden
Kathleen (Harper) Walden of Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon United States was born in 1917 in Adin, Modoc County, CA, and died at age 84 years old on July 4, 2002 at Grants Pass Oregon in Grants Pass, Josephine County, OR. Kathleen Walden was buried on July 4, 2002 at Wilderville Cemetery in Wilderville.
Joyce Ann Harper of Rocky Mount, Nash County, NC was born on September 9, 1946 to Effie (Joyner) and Robert Harper. She had siblings James R Harper, Robert L Harper, Carolyn J Harper, and Jerry L Harper. She was the mother of Cynthia D. Harper and Loretta J Harper. Joyce Harper died at age 53 years old on July 18, 2000.
Carroll Dee Harper
Carroll Harper died in 1996. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Carroll Dee Harper.

Harper Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Harper family member is 72.0 years old according to our database of 44,216 people with the last name Harper that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

72.0 years

Oldest Harpers

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

Margaret Harper of San Bruno, San Mateo County, CA was born on November 24, 1886, and died at age 109 years old on April 5, 1996.
109 years
Elle L Harper of Houston, Harris County, TX was born on September 13, 1883, and died at age 108 years old on June 11, 1992.
108 years
Mary Harper of New York, New York County, NY was born on August 21, 1866, and died at age 108 years old in December 1974.
108 years
Oma Harper of Louisville, Jefferson County, KY was born on January 12, 1883, and died at age 106 years old on January 4, 1990.
106 years
Walter Harper Sr of Florence, Rankin County, MS was born on January 13, 1887, and died at age 107 years old on January 16, 1994.
107 years
Leanna Harper of Chicago, Cook County, IL was born on December 25, 1887, and died at age 106 years old on July 30, 1994.
106 years
Clemmie Harper of Detroit, Wayne County, MI was born on June 21, 1889, and died at age 106 years old on April 22, 1996.
106 years
Edna A Harper of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, CA was born on August 22, 1890, and died at age 106 years old on December 29, 1996.
106 years
Helena D Harper of Evanston, Cook County, IL was born on May 13, 1866, and died at age 106 years old on June 15, 1972.
106 years
Ivan W Harper of Yuma, Yuma County, AZ was born on December 25, 1894, and died at age 105 years old on March 15, 2000.
105 years
Celia Harper of Helena, Phillips County, AR was born on July 25, 1904, and died at age 106 years old on November 6, 2010.
106 years
Adele G Harper of Selma, Dallas County, AL was born on May 21, 1895, and died at age 106 years old on September 3, 2001.
106 years
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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.
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!

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