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Mrs Prudence <I>Masoner</I> Harp

Mrs Prudence Masoner Harp

Greene County, Tennessee, USA
Death 11 Jul 1877 (aged 75)
Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Mer Rouge, Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 67999111 · View Source
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75 years old
Daughter of Massie Runyon (1768-1870) who was born in Fredrick Maryland and John Masoner (1764-1830) who was born Montgomery (Colony of Virginia) British America. Both Massie & John died in Miegs County, Tennessee

Massie Runyon's parents are:
Issac Runyon (1738-1821)
Charity Hageman (1740-1819)

Prudence born presumably in Green Co, TN
Trevnor Masoner (1799-1864)
Issac Masoner (1797-1882)

Prudence married Thomas Marion Harp b. 15 Aug 1789. They married in Overton County, TN in 1820. Prudence and Thomas eventually settled in Marshall County, Mississippi, where Thomas died 1 May 1850.

Prudence and several of her children then moved to Morehouse Parish and lived "out on the Bonne Idee"

"Grandma Prudence Harp probably gave more Buck Privates to the Confederate Army and fewer Generals than any mother between the Potomac River and the Rio Grande. A lot never came back." Pg 80 "My Kinfolk" by grandson, Thomas Young "T.Y." Harp

Harp Family Matriarch
1. Mary Ann Harp (b 3 Sept 1821 TN; d 3 Dec 1863; m Jonathan D. Cain - Vernon Parish)

2. Elizabeth Jane Harp (b 21 June 1823 TN; m Thomas Gilbreath)

3. William T. Harp (b 1824 TN; m Ann Ester Morris)

4. Adeline (b 2 Feb 1827 TN; m Eli Merritt; d 6 May 1898 MS)

5. James Nathan Harp ( b.1830 Rhea Co, TN; m Elizabeth Humphrey 16 Sept 1854; d. July 10, 1885)

6. Harriet Prudence (b. Rhea County TN; m Henry Washington Scoggins; d. 1861 MS)

7. Martha Harp (b Rhea County TN; m Joseph S. McKay; d 1861 MS)

8. Thomas Young Harp (b Rhea County TN; m Sarah Angeline Stevenson, 1 Dec 1865, Hamburg,AR; buried Stevenson Cemetery in 2nd Ward, no marker)

9. Isaac C. "Doc" Harp (b 1837, Meigs County, TN; d 1861 in Confederate Army, Camp Moore, Tangipahoa Parish)

10. Lee Ann Harp (b 1839 MS; d 1840 Marshall County, MS)

11. Anderson Wisdom Harp (1840 Marshall County, MS; d 7 Dec 1862, battle of Prarie Grove, AR)

12. America Missouri Harp (b 1840; m Warren Alexander Montgomery; & Charles Weiss; d 1918 Bonita) unmarked grave

13. Rufus Kelley Harp (b 24 Sept 1847; m Eliza Ann Green, 16 Nov 1876 on Bonne Idee; d on Bonne Idee 2 May 1913)

Prudence and six of her children settled in Louisiana before the Civil War.

Children born to Sarah Angeline (Stevenson) and Thomas M. "Young Harp" were Tina (d infant) and Oliver Young "Ollie" Harp. (b c 1868; m Cornelia Burns) Young Harp and Angeline Harp died before 1873. Their son, Ollie, was cared for by Prudence until her death in 1877. At that time Rufus Kelley Harp took care of Ollie.

1870 Census - Ward 6 - same page as James Nathan
Prudence Harp age 68 F born TN
Demarcus Harp age 24 M farmer born MS
Rufus K age 22 M farmer born MS
Rachael Harp age 30 F Mulatto - domestic servant born VA
Jolly Harp age 12 M Mulatto domestic servant born LA
Emma Harp age 8 F Mulatto domestic servant born LA
Della Harp age 7 F Mulatto domestic servant born LA
America Harp age 4 F Mulatto domestic servant born LA
Henry Harp age 1 M Mulatto domestic servant born LA
What happened to Rachael and her children after Prudence died?

1860 Census - nothing yet

1850 Census - Marshall County - Mississippi
Harp, Prudence age 48 F born 1802 TN value of estate $1200
Harp, Martha age 16 F born NTN
Harp, Thomas Y. age 15 M born TN occupation "DO"
Harp, Issac C. age 13 M born TN
Harp, Maria M. age 8 F born MS
Harp, Anderson age 6 M born MS
Harp, Marcus A. age 3 M born MS
Harp, Rufus K. age 2 M born MS

1850 Census - Harp, James Nathan age 25 is already in Morehouse Parish

Info from Helen and Roger on, "My Kinfolk" by T.Y. Harp, "Bartholomew's Song" by Rebecca DeArmond-Huskey and Known Burials of Morehouse Parish

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  • Created by: Bonnie Sisson Manning
  • Added: 6 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67999111
  • Bonnie Sisson Manning
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mrs Prudence Masoner Harp (29 Apr 1802–11 Jul 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67999111, citing Bonne Idee Cemetery, Mer Rouge, Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Bonnie Sisson Manning (contributor 47311181) .