|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1845|
|Death: ||Nov. 1, 1924|
13th child of Prudence (Masoner) and Thomas Marion Harp.
"Mark" entered the mercantile business and owned several thousand acres of farmland.
Married Willie Ann (Green) Harp on 15 Feb 1872 on the bank of the Beouf River under a huge bitter pecan tree. The reason for that selection deals with, to an extent, pioneer conditions of the country in northeast Louisiana - from TY Harp's My Kinfolk.
"DeMarquis Ellis Harp moved his family three miles southeast of Lind Grove (just north of the Highway 165 overpass) in 1880 on land purchased from Mr. Hersey. Lumber for their 2nd house, built in 1882, arrived at Lind Grove on a steamboat." Bartholomew's Song - page 126
Military: Harp, E.D., Pvt. Co. C 5th Louisiana Cavalry, appears on Roll of Prisoners of War. Paroled June 15, 1865. (From Shreveport Memorial Library) - father of author of "My Kinfolk" - The above soldier was the late Demarquis Ellis "Mark" Harp, father of the writer. The reversal of his initials is probably the reason his application for a pension was not honored. His (E.D. Harp) place of residence was given as Morehouse.
The only reference the writer (T.Y. Harp) ever heard the above soldier to make about his Army experience was as he called it, "Home Guard" when he and a man named Mason were sent to guard a ford on Bayou Macon. They met a squad of Yankee riders and turned to flee back to camp. He threw his Muskat in the fence corner and laid down on the mule's back and escaped, but Mason was killed. He (D.E. Harp) said as an after thought: "That mule sure could run". As a boy it struck me as being a lucky thing that Paw was riding a mule that out ran the Yankees.
1. Rufus Green Harp (b. 17 May 1873; d 2 Jul 1876)
2. James Franklin Harp (b. 2 Feb 1875; d. 10 Dec 1950)
3. Tina Ann Harp (b. 26 Feb 1877; d. 26 Apr 1886)
4. Daniel Robert Harp (b. 25 Dec 1878; d. 2 May 1953)
5. Demarquis Kelly Harp (b. 17 Dec 1878; d. 18 Jan 1890)
6. Thomas Young "T.Y." Harp (b. 10 Feb 1880; d. 13 Feb 1977) Author of "My Kinfolk"
7. Grover Harp (b. 31 Dec 1884; d. )
8. Charles Weiss Harp (b. 18 Apr 1887; d. 25 Dec 1916)
9. Ora Ethel Harp (b. 8 Jan 1889; d. 5 Oct 1898)
10. William E. Harp (b. 18 July 1890; d. 17 Aug 1890)
11. Foster Harp (b. 1 Dec 1892; d. 29 Aug 1897)
1880 Census Ward 6 Morehouse Parish - no image
Harp, D.E. age 34 M born MS- father born TN, mother born KY
Harp, W.A. age 24 F born LA - father/mother born GA
Harp, James age 5 M born LA
Harp, Tina age 3 F born LA
Harp, Robert age 1 born LA
Info from T.Y. Harp's "My Kinfolk", Rebecca DeArmond-Huskey's "Bartholomew's Song" and Known Burials of Morehouse Parish
Thomas Marion Harp (1798 - 1850)
Prudence Masoner Harp (1802 - 1877)
Willie Ann Green Harp (1855 - 1920)*
Tena Harp (1872 - 1898)*
Rufus Harp (1873 - 1876)*
James Franklin Harp (1875 - 1950)*
Daniel Robert Harp (1878 - 1953)*
Demarcus Kelly Harp (1880 - 1890)*
Thomas Young Harp (1882 - 1977)*
Grover Harp (1884 - 1965)*
Charles Weiss Harp (1887 - 1916)*
Ora Ethel Harp (1889 - 1898)*
William Harp (1890 - 1890)*
Foster Harp (1892 - 1897)*
Note: Really hard to read this headstone. Have to enlarge greatly.
Bonne Idee Cemetery
Created by: Bonnie Sisson Manning
Record added: Apr 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68007194