West Virginia Pioneers

Alexander Harper

Male 1824 - 1902  (77 years)


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  • Name Alexander Harper 
    Born 29 Dec 1824  Tazewell County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Sep 1902  Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Harper-Hunt aka Hunt #2 Cemetery, Flat Fork Road, near Harmony, Roane County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • RCDR
      Alex Harper 78y 9/19/1902 [i] B A Smith [b] VA

      Roane Co Deeds: Armstead Harper to Alex Harper, B1 P 552, 1860, 60a Poca
    Person ID I4567  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2006 

    Father Armstead HARPER,   b. 19 Aug 1800, Russell County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1867, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Rachel BISHOP,   b. 23 Jun 1801, Pike County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1883, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1817  Russell County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Lived at Flat Fork PO, Roane Co WV

      Buried Hunt/Harper Cem, Ryan, Roane Co, WV

      Harper, Arenstead VA RUSSELL CO. 154 1830
      Harper, Asey VA RUSSELL CO. 154 1830
      Harper, Enoch VA RUSSELL CO. 154 1830
      Harper, Henson VA WOOD CO. 386 1830

      1830 Russell Co, VA
      2m 0-5
      2m 5-10
      1m 20-30
      1f 0-5
      1f 20-30

      1840 Kanawha Co


      1850 Kanawha Co VA Dist 29 # 1277-1295
      Armistead Harper 50 VA
      Rachel 48 KY
      Margaret 16 VA
      Lidia 14 VA
      Jarusha 11 VA
      Almeda 8 VA
      Malinda 6 VA
      Sarah J 3 VA

      1860 Roane Co, WV
      854 Flat Fork
      Armistead Harper, 60 farmer 1200/1300 Va
      Rachel, 56 KY
      Malinda, 15 VA
      Sarah J, 13 VA
      Druzilla, 11 VA d/o Henderson
      Sarah, 3 VA d/o Henderson
      James Bishop, 45 VA

      1870 Harper, Roane, WV # 37-42
      Harper, Rachel 66 KY June
      Lowe, Sarah C, 13 WV Nov
      Anderson, MA 7 f WV Sept

      1880 Harper, Roane, West Virginia Page 40A
      Rachel HARPER Self F W W 78 VA
      Catharine HARPER GDau F S W 23 WV

      Roane Co Deeds: Armstead Harper
      to Spencer D Green, 1859, Bk 1, Pg 347, D 116a
      to Oliver Hunt, Bk 1, Pg 551, 1860, D 50a [Elizabeth Almeda]
      to Almeda Hunt, Bk 1 P 551,1860, 50a
      to Alex Harper, B1 P 552, 1860, 60a Poca
      to Joseph Raines, B1 P 553, 1860, 103a
      to Wm H Lowe, B1 P 560, 1860, 50a Flat Fork
      to Elizabeth Anderson, B2 P 373, 1866, 100a Flat Fork of Poca
      to S B Steers, B2 P 92, lease (no year listed but preceeding entry was 1866, lease grantors included Asa, Geo W & John Harper

      ~~~
      'History of the Harper District' by MAC Hopkins
      Armstead Harper was the son of John and Rachel (Taylor) Harper. He came here with his family, who were the first ot settle in the wilderness, now Harper District, about 1835.

      Armstead Harper settled near of the mouth of Flat Fork where he had bought several hundred acres of land . . . .

      The home of Armstead Harper was a great community center for miles around. Mr Harper was an upright and honorable Christian man. It was here that the first church of Harper District was founded. This was the Mount Moriah Baptist Church. Armstead Harper and his family were its first members. Here at the home of Mr Harper the first sermon in the district was preached. Asa Harper taught the first school in the district in a cabin on Mr Harper's farm in 1839. On this Armstead Harper farm is the first cemetery of the district. Mrs John Harper being among the first to be buried there.

      Harper District received its name from Armstead, Asa and Thomas Harper, who made the first permanent settlement there about 1835.

      Kanawha Co marriages:
      Lowe, Levi, and Mary Harper, Mar. 18, 1856.
      Munday, Garrett, and Mary Ann Harper, Sep. 16, 1869.
    Family ID F135  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary Ann Rhodes,   b. 14 May 1832, Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1893, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1848  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • 1850 Kanawha Co VA Dist 29
      Alexander Harper 25
      Mary A 18
      Mahala 7/12
      Barbara Rhodes 12

      1860 Roane Co WV # 83
      Alexander Harper 34 VA
      Mary A 30
      Mahala 10
      John 9
      Cynthia 7
      Emily 5
      Elkana 2
      Alexander Anderson 16

      1870 Roane Co WV Harper Dist # 39-44
      Harper, Alex 44
      Mary A 38
      John A 19
      Emily 14
      Elkana 12
      Rachel A 9
      Luverna E 7
      Margaret C 5
      George W 3
      Alex.d M 3/12

      1880 Harper, Roane, West Virginia Page 31C
      Alexander HARPER Self M M W 55 VA
      Mary A. HARPER Wife F M W 48 VA
      Ellhanah HARPER Son M S W 21 VA
      Margaret HARPER Dau F S W 15 WV
      Charles W. HARPER Son M S W 13 WV
      Alexander M. HARPER Son M S W 10 WV
      William C. HARPER GSon M S W 3 WV
    Children 
    +1. Mahala C Harper,   b. 28 Nov 1849, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1929, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +2. John Allen Harper,   b. 1 Apr 1851, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1932, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +3. Cynthia Catherine Harper,   b. 20 Dec 1852, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1941, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +4. Emily Jane Harper,   b. 19 Dec 1854, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Elkana 'Kane' Harper,   b. 19 Jun 1858, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Sep 1894  (Age < 36 years)
    +6. Rachel Anice Harper,   b. Abt 20 Oct 1860, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1937  (Age ~ 76 years)
    +7. Louverna Elizabeth Harper,   b. 6 Feb 1863, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1890, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    +8. Margaret C Harper,   b. 1 Jan 1865, Harper District, Roane Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +9. Charles Wilber 'Bud' Harper,   b. 11 Apr 1867, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953  (Age 85 years)
    +10. Alexander Milton Harper,   b. 8 Sep 1869, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1952, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Family ID F2093  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Malinda Jane Litton,   b. 19 Oct 1853, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1897  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 7 Aug 1894  [4, 5
    Divorced Abt 1896  [1
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 4 Aug 1894 at Richard Hunt's
      Place: Roane, West Virginia, United States
      Alexander Harper, 66, wid, Viginia; Roane Co, WV
      Mrs Malinda J. Tolly, 41, wid, Jackson Co, WV; Roane Co, WV
      Informant - Wm H Hunt
    Children 
    +1. Okey Johnson 'Oak' Harper,   b. 8 Jul 1895, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1980, Dunbar, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Family ID F2094  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Sarah [Berry][Harper],   b. Abt 1854, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 29 Aug 1897  Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 8/29/1897
      Place: Roane, West Virginia, United States
      Alexander Harper, 70, wid, res Ryan WV
      Mrs Sarah Berry, 43, wid, res Cicerone, WV
      Informant - John A Harper
    Family ID F10054  Group Sheet

    Family 4 Margaret A [Sarver],   b. 1836, Giles County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 17 Aug 1898  Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 8/17/1898
      Place: Roane, West Virginia, United States
      Alexander Harper, 70, Roane Co, WV; Roane Co, WV
      Mrs Margaret Sarver, 62, Jiles (Giles) Co, VA, Roane Co, WV

      1900 Roane Co WV Harper Dist
      Alexander Harper 12/1824 75 m1y VA VA VA
      Margaret A wife unk/1836 m1y 6-5 VA VA VA
      Okey J son 7/1895 WV VA VA
    Family ID F10056  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Aug 1897 - Roane County, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Aug 1898 - Roane County, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Sep 1902 - Roane County, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Harper-Hunt aka Hunt #2 Cemetery, Flat Fork Road, near Harmony, Roane County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S89] Fran Green Daniels.

    2. [S64] Death Records, Roane Co, WV.

    3. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    4. [S45] James and Janet Lockhart.

    5. [S15] Marriage Records, Roane Co, WV.

    6. [S518] Cen.