West Virginia Pioneers

Armstead HARPER

Male 1800 - 1867  (67 years)


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  • Name Armstead HARPER 
    Born 19 Aug 1800  Russell County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Nov 1867  Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • Roane Co, WV Death Records:
      Armsted Harper, 67y, 11/25/1867
      parents names & pob not given
      informant, Rachel Harper, wife
    Person ID I65  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2008 

    Father James HARPER,   b. 6 May 1762, Halifax County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1829  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Agnes BIRCHFIELD,   b. 1764, Halifax County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Russell County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1783  [2
    Notes 

    • Virginia Marriages to 1800
      Burchfield, Agness
      Harper, James
      04 Dec 1785
      Virginia Halifax County

      1820 Russell Co, VA
      Harper, James
      2 m 16-18
      2m 16-26
      1m 45+
      1f 16-26
      1f 45+
      3 people in agriculture
      no slaves
    Family ID F862  Group Sheet

    Family 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.
    Children 
    +1. Henderson Harper,   b. 3 Jun 1818, Russell County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1910, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     2. daughter Harper,   b. 1820,   d. Abt 1820  (Age 0 years)
     3. son Harper,   b. Jan 1822, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1822, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Epperson Nelson Harper,   b. Between 12 Dec 1822 and 23 Nov 1823, Russell County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1864, Cedar Creek, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
    +5. Alexander Harper,   b. 29 Dec 1824, Tazewell County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1902, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     6. daughter Harper,   b. 1825,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +7. Nancy Elizabeth Harper,   b. 28 Sep 1826, Russell County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1866, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    +8. Sara Catherine Harper,   b. 7 Jan 1828, Smythe County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1856, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    +9. John Harper,   b. 5 Sep 1829, Russell County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. daughter Harper,   b. 1830,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +11. Margaret C Harper,   b. 5 Apr 1834, Russell County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1921, Romney, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     12. Mary Ann Harper,   b. Abt 1834,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +13. Lillian Lydia Harper,   b. 8 Jun 1836, Russell County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1911, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +14. Jerusha HARPER,   b. 15 Aug 1838, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +15. Elizabeth Almeda Harper,   b. 26 Dec 1840,   d. 18 Aug 1879, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    +16. Malinda A Harper,   b. 28 Sep 1844, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1922, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +17. Sarah Jane Harper,   b. 15 Mar 1847, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1935, Putnam County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Family ID F135  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Death Records, Roane Co, WV.

    2. [S89] Fran Green Daniels.