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John Harper
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Birth: 1783
Sussex County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 1868
Pike County
Georgia, USA

John Harper is buried in an unmarked grave in the Yarbrough (or Harper cemetery) cemetery.

John Harper was a member (joined in 1828 ~ Rev. Illman Douglas) of Red Oak (now Williamson First U.M.C.) Methodist Church, Williamson (Pike Co.), GA.

John Harper will dtd.: 1866, Pike County, GA. Wife, Elizabeth. Children, Benjamin Franklin Harper, Exec.

son of William Turner (RWS) and Sarah "Sallie" Jane (Bonner) Harper, Sr.

Married 1st., ...

Husband of Leah (Maddox) Harper ~ married November 30, 1809, Putnam Co., GA

Their children were ...

1. Elizabeth C. Harper (m. John Rivers)
2. Sarah C. "Sallie" Harper (m. Henry S. Yarbrough)
3. Jane Caroline Harper (m. Robert Augustus Rivers, Sr.)
4. Benjamin Franklin Harper, C.S.A. (m. 1st., Mary Ann Elizabeth Patton and 2nd., Mrs. Mary Jane "Janie" (Starr) Hunt)
5. Amanda Frances Harper (m. William Thompson)
6. Rebecca Bonner Harper (m. Joel Rivers)
7. James J. Harper (m. 1st., Mrs. Emma A. Grimes and 2nd., Nancy E. Sullivan)
8. Wyatt Appleton Harper, C.S.A. (m. Louisa M. Gilmore)
9. Martha Ann E. Harper (m. Absalom Ogletree)
10. Emeline D. Harper (m. Hullum Hodge Carroll)
11. Tabitha M. Harper (m. 1st., Matthew M. Scott and 2nd., Alfred Wiggins)
12. John M. Harper (m. Sarah "Sallie" J. Harris)
13. Harriet A. Harper (m. Joseph Denson)

Married 2nd., ...

Husband of Elizabeth (Jordan) Harper ~ married February 15, 1855, Pike Co., GA

After the death of Elizabeth (Jordan) Harper's 1st., husband, John Harper, she married 2nd., Robert Harper ~ married 1870, Pike Co., GA (p. 390).

Obituary ...

July 17, 1868 - Southern Christian Advocate (p. 115).

John Harper died in Pike County, on 20th. June 1868, in the 85 year of his age. He was one of the first settlers of this county. In early life he joined the Methodist Church and from that time of his death he lived the life of a pious and orderly Christian. He was a kind neighbor, a worthy citizen, an affectionate husband and a doating and indulgent parent. He lived to see all his children grown and settled off in a life and to witness the fruits of his efforts to train them while young in the way they should go. The mother of his children died many years since. He married a second, wife with whom he lived until separated from her and his children and grand children and many relatives and friends by death, all of whom mourn the irreparable loss. His short illness and sudden death prevented him leaving any dying testimony behind in regard to his future welfare, but the exemplary Christian life he led so long lived surely in sufficient to satify the most credulous and cause all to exclaim that another father in Israel has gone home to heaven.


There is "no" record showing John Harper had a "middle name" as Putnam.

Family links: 
  William Turner Harper (1763 - 1851)
  Sarah Jane Bonner Harper (1762 - ____)
  Elizabeth Jordan (1821 - 1902)
  Leah Maddox Harper (1790 - 1853)*
  Elizabeth C. Harper Rivers (1810 - ____)*
  Sarah C. Harper Yarbrough (1812 - 1892)*
  Jane Caroline Harper Rivers (1814 - 1896)*
  Benjamin Franklin Harper (1817 - 1897)*
  Rebecca Bonner Harper Rivers (1820 - ____)*
  Wyatt Appleton Harper (1822 - 1864)*
  Martha Ann E Harper Ogletree (1823 - 1899)*
  Emeline D. Harper Carroll (1825 - 1871)*
  Frances Amanda Harper Thompson (1827 - 1900)*
  Harriet A. Harper Deason (1831 - ____)*
  John M. Harper (1834 - ____)*
  James J. Harper (1835 - 1880)*
  Wilkins Harper*
  Martha Harper Bustin*
  Sarah Jane Harper Horton*
  Ann Turner Harper Simmons (1783 - 1846)*
  John Harper (1783 - 1868)
  Benjamin Franklin Harper (1785 - ____)*
  Edward Alexander Harper (1787 - 1860)*
  William Turner Harper (1792 - 1861)*
  Mary B Harper Horton (1794 - ____)*
  Wyatt Harper (1799 - 1864)*
*Calculated relationship
Yarbrough Cemetery
Pike County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Georgia Girl
Record added: Sep 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41994752
John Harper
Added by: Georgia Girl
John Harper
Added by: Georgia Girl
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- Georgia Girl
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Rest in Peace.
- Mary
 Added: Dec. 19, 2011
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