North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 14, 1858|
"Dixon Harp was a rare character. From Baldwin to Upson Counties, he wrung a fortune in money from her soil, for he was a farmer, raised twelve sons and daughters, had two plantations, saved a trunk full of silver and gold, and old and much paper money, notes, and many slaves. In that trunk was all he ever acquired as well as the ten-pens, pennies, and coins ever paid to him and spent only the paper money.
Dixon was a very sociable man but guarded his property and money fiercely with dogs and bowie knife under his pillow at night. He had much company, socially and financially, people paying to and borrowing money from him. Many fierce dogs guarded his yard and house so that no one entered without his permission."
Source: "Upson and the Baptist", by William G. Horsely, from the Thomaston Times, October, 1907.
Dixon Martin and Celia (Edmundson) Harp were laid to rest in the Harp Family Cemetery on lot #316 in the 1st district of Upson County, Georgia. Due to storm damage in 1893, which desecrated the cemetery, William Alfred Harp, their grandson, had their remains removed to Glenwood Cemetery in Thomaston, Georgia. Dixon and Celia's tombstones stand tall and proud today with the original beautiful iron fencing which protects and guards the ancestral Harp Family Cemetery.
Celia Edmonson Harp (1782 - 1851)
Mary Harp Thompson (1799 - 1885)*
John L Harp (1801 - 1850)*
William L. Harp (1802 - 1847)*
Green Pinckney Harp (1807 - 1859)*
Nancy Ann Harp Hunt (1809 - 1887)*
Martin L. Harp (1811 - 1896)*
Alfred Pleasant Harp (1814 - 1880)*
Celia Adaline Harp Howe (1819 - 1892)*
Luannah Emiline Harp (1821 - 1891)*
Created by: Patrick Lombardi
Record added: Mar 20, 2011
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