Posted By:Josephine Long
Subject:David Harper m. Mary Butts descendants
Post Date:February 26, 2008 at 08:30:11
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Forum:Nash County, NC Genealogy Forum
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I posted this information because there was a David Harper who m. Mary Manning. They settled on a farm between Killquick and Speed in Edgecombe County. David Harper, Sr. died so Mary married a Dorman. Their daughter married a Batchelor. Some sons remained in VA but Reuben, David, James and Robert came to eastern NC. David Harper returned to VA. William Harper was one son who remained in VA. These Harpers are of Irish descendants. All this was in Edgecombe County but they came from the Norfolk County, VA area. We believe we might be descendants of these Harpers. One genealogist thinks we are descendants of the Reuben Harper. They may be related to those below, too.

DAVID HARPER m. MARY Butt who had a son named DAVID HARPER who m. Ann______________?. Their children were MARTHA M. HARPER who m. Lewis Clark Mcintire (depending on her mother's name) (McIntyre is a family name in Edgecombe County) and DELILA HARPER.

Thomas N. Butts m. Catherine G. Broadus. One of their children, Juliet Harper m. JOHN HARPER IN 1842. Another of their children was Sarah Catherine Butts who married CHARLES HARPER. Their daughter was IDA FRANCES HARPER who m. George Stone WILSON who had a son named Otto Job WILSON.

There was an Ida Harper in Old Sparta. There was a Wilson Harper in the Edgecombe County census, too.

POSTED BY: Josephine Ardelia HARPER Long, descendant of Stephen H. and Nancy Hainey HARPER (great grandparents) and Frank and Ardelia Fountain HARPER (grandparents) and Joe John and Christine Lyde Smith HARPER, Sr. (parents). Frank Harper died in Nash County. He had one brother named Charles Harper.