Death: 1829 in Bone Gap, Edwards County, Illinois
Married: Margaret Brown.
Robert is believed to be the son of a Robert Harper, Sr. He is also believed to have been born in Virginia in an area that became Jefferson County, West Virginia, at around the time of the Civil War.
The majority of the inhabitants of West Virginia didn't believe in slavery, so they split apart from Virginia and joined the Union army during the Civil war. Thus, West Virginia was created out of the western part of Virginia.
Berkeley County, Virginia was formed out of Frederick County, Virginia, in 1792.
Jefferson County, Virginia, was formed out of Berkeley County, Virgina, in 1801.
Son: Adam Brown Harper born 1776 in South Carolina
Son: Thomas Harper born 1783 born in South Carolina
Son: William Harper born 1786
Note: Although this Robert Harper's age might indicate he would have been of an age to have fought in the Rev. War, I checked DAR records, and there was no indication that anyone has filed to become a member of DAR on this Robert Harper.
Margaret Brown Harper (1755 - 1841)*
Adam B. Harper (1776 - 1855)*
Thomas Harper (1783 - 1829)*
William Harper (1786 - 1851)*
Harper's Farm Cemetery
Created by: Zoe Tom
Record added: Nov 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44504540
Blessings to my five great grandfather|
Added: Aug. 18, 2012