According to www.familytreedna.com our Harper family belongs to Haplogroup I1a. Our family came from Ireland to the Norfolk, VA area and then to eastern NC. The two Harper brothers who came on a cattle boat settled around the Killquick-Speed area. Many of our Harper relatives have lived in Nash County. My grandmother was a Fountain and inherited a farm in Edgecombe County so that is the explanation of why we live in Tarboro and Edgecombe County. There are many sets of Harpers in Nash County and one of them is ours. If you are a Nash County Harper, it would delight other Harpers if you would get the 67 marker Harper DNA test on familytreedna.com It helps to eliminate ones we are not related to. Please respond if you would like to discuss this and especially if you already know you are a Harper in the Haplogroup I1a DNA group. Like many families our people did not express themselves a great deal about their ancestors and family trees and it has been difficult to research them. They are not in many of the records where a genealogy researcher would look. There is a HARPER family DNA group on www.familytreedna.com . Thank you, Josephine Ardelia HARPER Long
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