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John Harper

Sussex County, Virginia, USA
Death 20 Jun 1868 (aged 84-85)
Pike County, Georgia, USA
Burial Williamson, Pike County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 41994752 · View Source
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John Harper is buried in an unmarked grave in the Yarbrough (or Harper cemetery) Cemetery, Yarbrough Mill Road.

He served as a Pvt. in the Company commanded by Capt. Samuel Lane in a Regiment of Volunteers commanded by Col. Jones in the War of 1812. He served six months and was honorably discharged at Ft. Hawkins about the 1st. of May 1813 or 1814.

He made an application for the purpose of obtaining 80 acres of bounty land when the Act was passed in 1850.

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 August 18, 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 doting 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 satisfy the most credulous and cause all to exclaim that another father in Israel has gone home to heaven.


To my knowledge there is "no" record showing John Harper having a "middle name" as Putnam.

Their daughter, Tabitha M. (Maddox?) Harper (#55564954) b. 29 Dec 1830 GA, d. 17 Nov. 1893 (buried in Yarbrough Cemetery). She m. 1st., Matthew M. Scott and their "two daughters" were: #1. Sarah E. J. Scott, b. 1854 (m. Edmund Cobb Crawford and #2. Frances E. Scott, b. 1856. She m. 2nd., Alfred Wiggins, October 6, 1863, Pike Co., GA





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 41994752
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Harper (1783–20 Jun 1868), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41994752, citing Yarbrough Cemetery, Williamson, Pike County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Georgia Girl (contributor 46981215) .