I am trying to connect my Harper ancestors that were in Lincoln County, Georgia, to the Harpers that were in Somerset, Maryland, in the 1700s.
While researching the elusive Bannister Harper, Sr. and Jr., the Land Records show that Bannister Harper, Jr. of Georgia, who had the children mentioned below, John, William (my line), Robert, and Averilla, was the grandson or son of a John Harper (unproved) in Somerset.
Does anyone have any information on this property in Somerset, or records that will tie this line together?
Maryland Census, 1772-1890 Record
Name: JOHN HARPER
County: Somerset County
Township: Pocomoke Hundred
Database: MD Early Census Index
Note concerning the children of Bannister Haper:
Land Records of Somerset Co. MD", on page 332, regarding the land lot known as Pimore, the following entry is found: "23-Nov-1805, John HARPER, William HARPER, Robert HARPER, Averilla HARPER, all of Lincoln Co. GA sold to Isaac Riggen ..." This could be a clue to where the Harpers of Lincoln Co. came from.
The Headrights Land Grants brought people into GA from all over the eastern seaboard, from as far north as PA and probably even further.
Any leads, suggestions, or corrections will be gratefully received.
Dorothy O'Neill in Mississippi
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