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Henry D. Harper Lineage

Submitted by Linda Carpenter

© 2002

Henry D. HARPER was born on 23 Mar 1815 in Warren Co., NC. He died on 20 Dec 1896 in Gibson Co., Tennessee. (See Will of Henry Harper.) He was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Trenton, Gibson Co., TN. He was the son of Samuel and Prescilla DAVIS SANDIFER HARPER. (See Will of Samuel Harper and Bill of Sale from Prescilla Harper to Henry D. Harper.)

He was married to Eliza J. UNDERWOOD on 28 Nov 1842 in Trenton, Gibson Co., Tennessee, Bondsman L. B. Gilchrist.

Henry D. HARPER and Eliza J. UNDERWOOD had one daughter:

Elizabeth Priscilla HARPER was born on 21 May 1844 in Gibson Co., Tennessee. She died on 21 Aug 1883 in Gibson Co., Tennessee. She was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Trenton, Gibson Co., TN. *Catharine Edwards' notes.

She was married to George W., Jr. WADE (son of George WADE and Frances BASEY) on 7 Mar 1867 in Gibson Co., Tennessee. George W., Jr. WADE was born on 9 Nov 1838 in Gibson Co., Tennessee. He died on 17 Dec 1899 in Gibson Co., Tennessee. He was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Trenton, Gibson Co., TN. *Catherine Edwards' notes.

Elizabeth Priscilla HARPER and George W., Jr. WADE had the following children:

1. Harper WADE was born on 9 Mar 1869 in Gibson Co., Tennessee. He died on 19 Dec 1891 in Gibson Co., Tennessee. He was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Trenton, Gibson Co., TN.

2.  Lyda Ora "Lady" WADE was born on 27 Mar 1871 in Gibson Co., Tennessee. She died on 4 Nov 1919 in Gibson Co., Tennessee. She was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Trenton, Gibson Co., TN.

She was married first to (Second marriage to a Haussman.) Thomas Howell CRAIG on 20 Oct 1897 in Gibson Co., Tennessee.

Lyda Ora "Lady" WADE and Thomas Howell CRAIG had the following children:

1. Mary Elizabeth CRAIG was born on 25 Sep 1898. She died on 12 Dec 1987 in Gibson Co., Tennessee. Dates from tombstone. (Thanks to Catharine Edwards.) She was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Trenton, Gibson Co., TN.

2. George Lewis CRAIG was born in Apr 1901. He died in 1905.

3. Dorothy CRAIG was born in 1905. She died in 1905. Died in infancy.

Henry D. Harper's second marriage was to Ruth JONES IRWIN, daughter of Thomas H. JONES and Catharine McKelroy "Katy" SHAW, on 22 Jan 1851 in Gibson Co., Tennessee, Bondsman T. J. Carthel.  (See Marriage Contract.) Ruth JONES was born on 1 Feb 1819 in Maury Co., TN. She died on 16 Jun 1899 in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. She was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Trenton, Gibson Co., TN. *Catherine Edwards' Notes

Notes:

I couldn't find Prescilla and Henry D. Harper on the Gibson County, TN 1840 Census.

Gibson County marriage record of F. E. Becton to Pressilla Harper - Feb 18, 1838, N. D. Sandeford Bondsman. Not proven yet, but this could have been Henry Harper's mother.

1850 Gibson County Census - District 6:
Harper, H. D. 35, Elizabeth 6, NC - TN - G-1213-422
* Eliza J. Underwood Harper, his wife & mother to Elizabeth, wasn't listed in household. Henry's mother Priscilla Harper wasn't listed in his household.

1850 Gibson County Census - District 2:
284 Nathan D. Sandeford 42 M Farmer 5000 NC
Frances Sandeford 44 F NC
Benjamin Sandeford 20 M TN
Martha Sandeford 15 F TN
Mary Sandeford 4 F TN
Priscilla BEETON 68 F NC (Surname may be BECTON.)

1860 Census - Henry D. Harper living in Gibson County, TN.
H. D. Harper 43, Ruth 41, Wm. 21, Leonora 18, Lizabeth 16, Colista 15, Precella 80, G-128-261.
Precella was his Mother. All the children listed, except one, was by Ruth's first marriage. Lizabeth/Elizabeth was Henry's daughter by 1st wife.

1870 Gibson County TN Federal Census, Civil District No. 7-enumerated 13 August 1870 by James M Mitchell-pg. 338 b -P.O., Trenton
359 Harper, Henry D 55 M W farmer 10000 3000 NC
Harper, Ruth Jones 50 F W keeps house 1000 2000 TN
Irwin, Colista 20 F W at home TN
McDowell, Easter 20 F M cook TN
McDowell, Cora 2 F M at home TN

1880 Gibson Census-Shows Henry Harper 65, Ruth wife 61, Wilson Webb age 18 , a nephew and Annie Sandeford 19, a niece.

Henry D. Harper was a half brother to my William Harper, who died in Sumner County, Tennessee, 1836. (See Will of William Harper.)


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