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Re: Harpers - Samuel W, Telotha AJ, Sarah E, William R, Joseph A, Josephus
Posted by: Terry Cannan (ID *****4642) Date: October 23, 2004 at 09:41:49
In Reply to: Re: Harpers - Samuel W, Telotha AJ, Sarah E, William R, Joseph A, Josephus by Ben Bennett of 214

Thank you for sharing your info. Riley Alexander Harper was married to Mary Ann Willis; she died w/in a few years of their marriage, so I wonder if she died in childbirth? He married second Tempe Green; she was the mother of his children: Samuel W, Telotha Ann Jane, Sarah E, William Riley, Joseph Alexander, & a Josephus. Joseph Alexander, known as "Elick" was my great-grandfather.

I do remember Mrs. Thelma very a youth leader & Sunday School teacher at Bethany when I was growing up. I graduated in 1975 w/ your brother, Ricky.

I'm new at the geneology hobby, but am having so much fun learning about my ancestory and have been quite surprised to know that I'm kin to just about everyone in the Arapahoe area. I will greatly appreciate any info you can share. I've tracked some of my ancestory back to the earliest Bennetts, both on my dad's side (George R. Harper Jr.) and on my mom's side (Mildred A. Slade) So now I know I'm kin to all the Bennetts I grew up w/ and never had any idea there was any connections. I think it's a middle-age thing that I have decided to learn about my earliest roots. I've traced the earliest Harper as Nicholas - he was granted land in the Arapahoe/Baird's Creek area from the King in either 1735 or 1738 - I've just not figured out how I trace back to him yet, but I'm working on it!

I appreciate your reply
Terry Harper Cannan (Mayor of the Town of Arapahoe!)

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