NASH COUNTY: HARPERS, BATCHELORS, PRIDGENS RELATED
1774 - HARPERs who were related to Batchelors & Pridgens----Batchelors & HARPERS were in early Norfolk County, VA.: William Batchelor (son of Stephen) was born c1774, Norfolk County, VA, died Nash County, 1805; left land to his grandson, WILLIAM JOHN BATCHELOR HARPER. He had two daughters: Mary Batchelor, b. c1764 and Nancy Batchelor, b. c1766, m. (ABNER?) HARPER.
NASH COUNTY: HARPER MARRIED PRIDGEN
1784-1863 - WILLIAM JOHN BATCHELOR HARPER (W. J. B. HARPER), b. c. 1784 Nash County, d. there in Nov. 1822; Married (1802) Atesihia (Atsey, Acksey, Achse) Pridgen, dau. Of David Pridgen and Mary Manning; she was b. in Nash County, 1786, d. 1863 at age 77 (ATESHIA HARPER was mentioned in father, David Pridgen’s will, Nash County WB 1;275, DATED 26 May 1814.) Their children were: SARAH, MARY WILLIAM, GEORGE H. B., HENRY C. B., BENNETT, JOHN H.,
Does anyone know anything about David Harper in Norfolk County, VA? I live in Edgecombe County, NC where he had property and is selling it.
JAMES D., SUSAN FRANCES, BUCHANAN W., ELIJAH, SYDNEY B. Source: The Pridgen Family of St. Mary’s Parish, Old Edgecombe, N. C. 1998. (pp. 23) (This book is in the Nashville County library.)
DAVID HARPER IN NORFOLK COUNTY, VA
1790: Edgecombe County, North Carolina Deeds, Vol. IV, 1786- , Deed Book 5, page 47: “552-(378) DAVID HARPER of Norfolk Co VA to Bythal Bell of Edgecombe Co. 11 Feb 1790. 100L. 2 “country born negroes Slaves To Wit: “Negro woman Moll, girl Jeanney. Wit: Whitmell Bell, Wilie Dorman. Aug Ct 1790. Edward Hall CC
Note: A Dorman is a witness. This is the same last name as Mary Dorman's second husband.
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