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Henry Harper (son of John Harper and Lydia) was born Abt. 1700 in Essex County, Virginia, and died 1767 in Halifax Co, VA. He married Rachel.

 Includes NotesNotes for Henry Harper:
SOURCE "The East Kentuckian", Dec 1988, Vol XXIV, No.III,
pp34-36, Pedigree Chart submitted by Ella Rae Wilson Coleman
(Mrs. Victor H.), Tarpon Bay Yacht Club, 3100 Pruitt Rd.,
B201, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

(20) Henry4 HARPER, (John3 HARPER, Thomas2, Raph1) was born about 1700 at Essex Co., Va, and about 1760 at Halifax Co., Va, married (22) Rachel. Henry died in 1767 in Halifax Co., NC.
Notes for Henry HARPER:
Subj: Henry Harper
Date: 98-03-27 01:01:08 EST
From: (LiAnn Lee)
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I am a direct descendant of Henry Harper of Essex Co., VA. b. abt 1700 and his wife Rachel. We believe he had a brother Edward who died in Amelia Co., VA. Henry removed to Halifax Co., NC where he died in 1766. Among his children was Reuben Harper whom I descend from.
I descend as follows:
1. Henry Harper and Rachel
2. Reuben Harper and Elizabeth
3. Richard Harper and Nancy Ann Forrest
4. John C. Harper and Sarah Hurst
5. Thomas Jefferson Harper and Elizabeth Ann Nordyke
6. John Calloway Harper and Susan Flaville Whitney
7. Edward Hiram Harper and Anna Lee Kimbrough
8. Robert Howard Harper and Martha Thelma Hobbs
9. Li Ann Harper and Robert Alvin Lee
I am Li Ann Harper Lee. I am looking for any information about the above lines. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Li Ann Lee

WKS Bk 7 p 82 Abstract of Wills 1758-1824 Halifax Co., NC Will Bk #1 p 200 Dated 15 Sep 1765 of Henry Harper names a son as Samuel. WKS Bk 10 p 55 Halifax Co. Deed book 8, p 78 refers to transaction by Jacob Harper to Isaac Harper in presence of Samuel Harper dated 16 Feb 1762 suggesting Samuel 21 by then. WKS Bk 10 p 56 Deed Bk 7 p 174 lists sale of property 100 ac. by Sherwood Grimsley to Samuel Harper dated 17 Sep 1760 suggesting Samuel 21 by then. WKS Bk 10 p 108 NC Marriages lists Samuel as father of John in marriage to Lucy Morris dated 13 Jun 1783. If father and son both 21 at time of marriage this would make Samuel born at least 1740 or 1739.
PFS Bk 4 p 45 Abstracts of Granville Grantees Halifax Co, NC Deed Bk 8 p. 24, James Harper of Halifax Co 10 Dec 1760, 139 ac. This implies James Harper at least 21 years old at this time. James Harper is deceased at time of father, Henry Harper, will dated Sep 1765 listing James with three children. This suggests James may have been born approx. 1738. WKS Bk 11 p 69; Essex Co., VA Records 1717-1722 p 286-7 lists Henry Harper and Edward Harper as witnesses to Deed of sale 20 Mar 1721, thus linking them together for first time found. Also indicates Henry Harper at least 21 by date listed, suggesting his birth before Mar. 1700. "Benjamin Mathews of Essex Co., to Richard Tyler of same, for 2400 pounds of tobacco, 20 ac., part of the dividend of land wh ereon the said Benjamin Mathews now dwells...line of Samuel Perry...down the said branch to the main the land of James Turner...s./ Benjamin Mathews. Wit: Henry Harper, Edward Harper. 20 Mar 1720/21 delivered unto Richard Tyler 22 Mar 1720/21 Acknowledged by Benj. Mathews." WKS Bk 11 p 83 Valentine Papers Vol II p. 682 Prince George Co. Records cites Minute Book 1730-1740 p. 383 William Jordan deed of lease and release from Henry Harper, 12 Feb 1739. Don't know if this is "our" Henry Harper.
WKS Bk 12 p 51 Henry Harper patents 400 ac New Land Henrico Co. 9 Feb 1727. See Patent Book 13. WKS Bk 12 p 22 Halifax Co. Deed Bk 2 p 197 records purchase of 300 ac land in then Edgecombe Co. by Henry Harper of Essex Co., VA from Richard Curenton, 10 Nov 1754. for 45 L see also PFS Bk 6 p 96.
PFS Bk 6 p 98 Virginia Land Patents 1666-1679 of the Counties of Norfolk, Princess Anne and Warwick from Patent Book O & 6 lists following: Henry Harper hr 120 p 3-4, Rich. hr 599 p.92 Robert Harper hr 582 p 37-38 Robert hr 420 pg. 17 hr = headright. transcribed and edited by Alice Granberg Walter. PFS Bk 6 p 99 Virginia Land Patents 1666-1679 p 3 lists land patented by Peter Smith 9 Dec 1665 for transportation of 4 persons, including Henry Harper. Lower Norfolk Co.
WKS Bk 12 p. 96 Essex Co. Deed Bk #22, Sparacio p. 78,81 lists Henry Harper as an elector for William Beverly and James Garnett, Burgess, 20 Nov 1741. WKS Bk 12 p 198 Essex Co.,VA Deed Book 20 p 256 18 Mar 1734 Henry Harper purchased 80 ac from Charles Burnett and Ann, his wife; Parish of So. Farnham, Co. of Essex. Deed Bk 27 p 56 Henry Harper and Rachel, his wife, sold same property to William Smith 19 Nov 1754. #1 Parent of Husband: WKS Bk 11 p 67 Will of Mary Lake identifies Ledey as daughter-in-law. WKS Bk 11 p 66 Lidia, wife of John Harper, relinquishes her right of dower, 10 July 1709. Living in S. Farnham Parish, Essex Co., VA William, Mary, and John Harper identified as children of John Harper in will of Solomon Harper, Essex Co. Deeds & Wills 1699-1701, p. 20-21. William Harper and Edward Harper listed as Garnishees in attachment of estate of John Harper obtained by Richard Tyler, 18 August 1719. Essex Co. Order Book 1716-1723, part II, p. 360. WKS Bk 12 P 197 Thomas Hoskins Warner, "History of Old Rappahannock Co., VA 1656-1692" p. 161 The souteast branch of Piscataway is called King's Swamp. John Harper is listed as a landowner in or near this swamp. #1 Child: WKS Bk 12 p 19 Halifax Co. NC Deed Bk 17 p 849 states Henry Harper and wife Nancy sold 100 ac to Benjamin Williams 27 Aug 1795. #2 Child:
PFS Bk 6 p 5 NC Taxpayers 1679-1790 lists Jacob Harper 1783. #3 Child: Named in Henry Harper will, Halifax Co., NC Will Book 1 p. 200-201, as son. #4 Child: WKS Bk 10 p 55 Halifax Co., NC Deed Book 21 p 102 identifies Brittain as son of Isaac. WKS Bk 12 p 19 Halifax Co., NC Deed Bk 18 p 822 above children identified as children of Isaac Harper. August 1801 by their guardian implying death of both parents prior to this date. WKS Bk 12 p 19 Halifax Co., NC Deed Bk 17 p 855 Hannah Harper sells land to James Gabb 10 Jan 1796 implying death of husband Isaac prior to this time. #5 Child: WKS Bk 6 p 109 IGI P 0607 NC #6 Child: PFS Bk 4 p 45 James Harper listed in Abstracts of Granville Grantees, Halifax Co., NC 10 Dec 1760. received 139 ac on Racoon branch, adjoining Lttle Quankey Creek, John Moreland, John Eelbeck, John Wyatt. Witness Wm. Lucas, J. Montfort. Reg. Halifax Co. Dec. Inf. Ct. 1761, Joseph Montfort, C. Ct. #7 Child: WKS BK 7 P 82 Abstract of Wills 1758-1824 Halifax Co., NC Will Bk #1 p 200 dated 15 Sep 1765 for Henry Harper lists wife Rachel, sons Jacob, Samuel, Isaac, Reubin, Joseph, dau. Fanny, sons Ambrose, Henry. James (deceased) WKS Bk 7 p 95 Warren Co., reference of gift from Samuel Harper to son William Harper, May 1799. WKS Bk 7 p 95 Samuel Harper Sr. listed in Taxables of Fishing Creek, Warren Co., NC #18, p 223 as of August 1814 Taxables of Fishing Creek, Warren Co., NC Aug 1814 also list Joseph Harper, Higdon Harper, Samuel Harper,Jr., and Joshua Harper. WKS Bk 10 p 57 Samuel Harper listed in NC Wills Index Warren Co. Will Book 21, p 167. dated 27 June 1817 names wife as Priscilla, son Henry, sons John, Joseph, Samuel, Higdon, Pink. Will states "I give and bequeath unto each of my children not herein named five dollars to be levied out of that part of my estate bequeathed to my wife." WKS Bk 10 p 56 Samuel Harper listed in Warren Co. Capt. Jordan Harris' district Feb 1786 with 11 in family, 1m 21-60, 5m <21&>60, 5f all ages, 10 blacks. Since John was already married this accounts for males. Three females not accounted for. WKS Bk 10 p 56 Deeds of Halifax Co #193 lists sale of 100 ac to Samuel Harper, 17 Sep 1760. This implies birth of Samuel Harper prior to date of 1750 listed above. P. 55 Halifax Co., Deed Book 13, p 56 lists date of 10 Dec 1773 for property bought by Samuel Harper and Elizabeth his wife from Sherwood Grimsley. This implies Samuel Harper lived in Halifax Co., NC at least through 10 Dec 1773 and therefore children born before this date most probably born in Halifax Co., NC. WKS Bk 10 p 108 List of North Carolina Marriages lists Wohn Harper as son of Samuel Harper in marriage to Lucy Morris 13 Jun 1783, Warren Co., NC WKS B 7 p 95 Warren Co. Taxable Property for 1811 lists a George Harper. WKS Bk 11 p 51 Bute Co. Record Bk A lists a George Harper, planter in May 1774. Bute Co. was abolished in 1779 becoming Warren and Franklin Co. WKS Bk 7 95 Warren Co. Will Book #7 p 185 lists a Polly Harper as 3 yr old base born child of Betsey Harper, 27 Nov 1794. WKS Bk 11 p 53 IGI 538160, 6390462, 28 re marriage to Priscilla Sandifer. WKS Bk 12 p 24 Warren Co. Will Bk 10 p 98 dated 6 Apr 1799 Samuel Harper sells 2 slaves to Samuel Aycock, formerly given to his son William who authorizes this sale. This implies that William may have already moved to Tennessee where he died before May 1836. WKS Bk 12 p 17 Halifax Co. Deed Bk 7 p.174 lists sale of 100 ac. by Sherwood Grimsley to Samuel Harper 17 Sep 1760 for 12L 10 s. WKS Bk 12 p 21 Halifax Co. Deed Bk 13 p. 56 lists sale by Samuel Harper and wife Elizabeth of 100 ac to Wm. Powell, the land that Samuel Harper bought from Sherwood Grimsley; includes sale of dower rights, 10 Dec 1773. Since this includes sale of dower rights it implies that this land could have been in family of Elizabeth Harper and that she may have been Elizabeth Grimsley. Halifax Co. Deed Bk 13 p. 91 notes that Sherwood and William Grimsley are sons of John Grimsley 6 Dec 1773. Halifax Co. Deed Bk 7 p 304/5 notes that Sherwood Grimsley received land Edgecombe Co 28 Oct 1754 and 12 Nov 1754 from Earl of Granville. Halifax Co., NC created 1758 from Edgecombe Co., NC. #8 Child: Halifax County Courthouse Henry Harper Will Book 1 p 200 states son-in-law, Robert Green, is an executor. Fanny is only daughter listed therefore her husband must be Robert Green. #9 Child: PFS Bk 6 p 5 NC taxpayers 1679-1790 lists Ambrose Harper 1783.
23 + Henry5 HARPER b. Oct 17 1729 d.aAug 27 1795
24 + Jacob HARPER b.c 1731 d.a 1783
25 + Joseph HARPER b.c 1733
26 + Isaac HARPER b.c 1735 d.bJan 10 1796
27 + Reuben HARPER b.c 1737
28 + James HARPER b.c 1738 d.b 1765
29 + Samuel Jefferson HARPER, Sr. b.c 1739 d.c 1818
30 + Fannie HARPER b.c 1740
31 + Ambrose HARPER b.c 1743 d.a 1783

Children of Henry Harper and Rachel are:
  1. +James Harper, b. Abt. 1738, Essex County, Virginia, d. Bef. 1776, Halifax County, N. C..
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