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Harper Family

Continued from Harper Family Page

Fourth Generation:

Children of William Harper and Elizabeth Cooper
Zephaniah Harper (1804-1846) (did he marry Elizabeth Croom in 1844?)
John Harper (1806-1874) m. 1) Catherine Boyer (1807-1849); 2) Lydia Lucinda Elrod
William Harper (1808-1841)
Loreta Harper (1813-1845) m. William Boyer (1801-1845)

Forsyth County Court of Pleas and Court Session, September Term, 1856:
Elizabeth Harper vs. the Heirs of Wm. Harper, deceased. Petition for Dower Decree: This cause coming on to be heard upon the petition the exhibits and the arguments of counsel, it is declared by the court that Wm. Harper, late of said County hath recently departed this life intestate leaving petitioner, his widow, and said son and grandchildren his only heirs at law that the said intestate seized and possessed of the lands specified in the petition and that petitioner is entitled to dower therein. It is therefore considered adjudged and decreed by the court that a writ of dower issue to the Sheriff of said County commanding him to summon a jury of 12 freeholders unconnected with petitioner to view said real estate and to lay off and allott to petitioner by mets and bounds one third part thereof in value the same to include the dwelling house in which intestate resided at his death and all the necessary out houses used there with and attached thereto and that they make report under their hands and seals to the next term of this court and that this decree be enrolled.

Fifth Generation

Children of John Harper and 1) Catherine Boyer
Martha Harper (1831-?) m. Calvin W. Blackburn(1828-1893) (moved to Carroll County VA)
John R. Harper (1832-bef. 1874) m. Mary S. Reich
Mary Victoria (Olly) Harper (1835-1909) m. Eliphus Cannon Harper (1822-1899)
Coston E. Harper (1836-1910) m. 1) Martha Sheets (1840-1868),
2) Emma H. Pfaff Flynt (1837-1923), widow of Sanford R. Flynt
Charlotte Elizabeth Harper (1837-1910) m. John W. Sheets (1836 - 1909)
Mariah Harper (1839-1912) m. Leonard Phillips (m. 1858)
Delia Harper (1842-1842)
William Harper (1844-1863)
Margaret C. Harper (1846-?) m. Alpine L. Blackburn (1847-1915) , s/o John and Nancy Blackburn
George W. Harper (1846-1914) m. Sarah J. Vogler (1858-1931) (no children)
(two infants daughters were born March 28, 1849. One died July 3, and the other July 6, 1849. John Harper then married Lydia Elrod)

Children of John Harper and Lydia Lucinda Elrod
Columbus Harper (1853-1854)
Laura Harper (1855-?) m. Samuel Haywood Jones Phillips (1848) (m. 1873)
Cordelia Harper (1859-1892) m. Thomas H. Boyer (1856-1924)

Sixth Generation

John R. Harper and Mary S. Reich
Rhoda Isabel Harper (1862-1953) m. Julius Peter Transou (1855-1880)

Emily E. Harper (1865)
Lewis F. Harper (1868-1916) m. Sarah E. Vogler (m. 1887)


Children of Coston Harper and Martha Sheets
Mary Belle Harper (1862-1948) m. Amos Martin Crater (1859-1880)
Virginia Lenora Harper (1864-1954) m. Lieutene Tennyson Harper (abt. 1857-1925)
Hattie A. Harper (1867-1934) m. Henry C. Transou (1862-1945)


Children of Coston E. Harper and Emma H. Pfaff
(infant twins born and died, 1873)
Henry Benjamin Harper (1874-1936) m. Minnie Emma Cooper (1883-1952)
John W. Harper (1875-1967)
Wade H. Harper (1876-1877)
Sanford (Samuel?) C. Harper (1878-1960) m. 1) Mary/Mamie Mullican (1883-1918),
d/o Lewis C. Mullican and Nancy Vest; 2) Annie Page Key (1893-1973)
Mattie A. Harper (1880-1880)
Lyda Catherine Harper (1882-1971) m. John Franklin Ketner (1872-1959)

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