On 5/20/2014 11:20 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The good news is that I do have information on this Harp family.
Basically I believe Walter Harp is descended from Thomas Sr. & Abigail
Harp. Thomas was b. ca 1787 NC (1850 census), d. bet 1850 & 1860 census
prob. in Madison Co, AR. He made the same moves as the other Harps and I
believe he was possibly a brother or cousin of John Harp. He was listed
on the 1812 Warren Co, TN Tax List, and is mentioned in plat records there
in 1825 & 1826. He is on the 1830 Warren Co, Tn census and the 1832
Warren Co, TN Tax List. He went to Washington Co, AR by the 1836 Tax List and possibly was there earlier as his youngest daughter lists her birth as
ca 1833 in AR. Madison Co, AR was created out of Washington Co, AR in 1836 and so he is listed in Madison Co, AR thereafter - 1837 & 1838 Madison Co,
AR Tax Lists; in 1839 purchased land in NE, SW, Sec 3, Twp 18, Rng 26 of
Madison Co. He is on the 1840 & 1850 Madison Co, AR census record and is on Madison Co. Tax lists up through 1856.
From census records, I have the following children:
1. Sarah Harp b. ca 1815 m. Abner Bohannon (The death certificate of
their son, John Bohannon, listed his parents as Abner Bohannon & Harp)
2. unknown female Harp b. ca 1815-1820
3. unknown female Harp b. ca 1815-1820
4. Henry Harp b. ca 1822 TN
5. Agnes Harp b. ca 1824 TN
6. Thomas Harp Jr. b. ca 1825, m. ca 1844 to Martha J. McGinnis b. ca
7. Jane Harp b. ca 1827 TN
8. Hardy Harp b. ca 1830 TN d. 13 Sep 1870 (Pension records) m. Juda
McCarver b. 9 Mar 1832 TN, d. 11 Jun 1914 Madison Co, AR
9. Ruth O Harp b. 1833 AR m. N. M. Wahlquist
One of the unknown daughters above could be Phebe Harp ? who is mentioned in Union United Baptist Church records with Thomas & Abigail in 1841.
6. Thomas Harp Jr. b. ca 1825 is listed as Thomas Harper on the 1850
Madison Co, AR census. He is on various Tax lists and land records in
Madison County. In 1860 he is on the Washington Co, AR census. Children
of Thomas Harp Jr. & Martha McGinnis:
1. William Alexander Harp b. 23 Jun 1845 (pension record) or 23 Jun 1840
(death certificate) or 1841 (Cemetery marker in Madison Co), d. 13 May
1935 Marble, Madison Co, AR (death cert), bur. Rockhouse Cem, Madison Co,
AR, m. 1st on 29 Jul 1863 (pension) Madison Co, AR to Louisa Jane Evan b. 21 Jan 1841, d. 7 Mar 1885 (pension); m. 2nd on 18 Dec 1887 (pension) in Madison Co. to Matilda Jane (Holman) McClain, d/o William & Sarah Holman, b. ca 1862 (marker) d. Aug 1928 (marker), bur. Rockhouse Cem
2. Abraham Nelson Harp b. ca 1848 (census) Madison Co, AR, d. ca 1934, m. ca 1868 to Sarah Pryor, d/o Seth & Dorcas Pryor, b. ca 1846 MO
3. Mary Harp b. ca 1850 (census) Madison Co, AR - no other data
4. James Marion Harp b. 8 Sep 1852 AR, d. 17 May 1929 Winfield, Cowley
Co, KS, bur. Maple City Cem, m. 21 Oct 1877 McDonald Co, MO to Nancy
Tucker b. ca 1857 MO
5. Sarah J. Harp b. 19 Jul 1854, d. 30 Jul 1932 Cleveland, Pawnee Co, OK,
bur. Pawnee Cem, m. 4 May 1877 McDonald Co, MO to William J. James b. Jun1857 MO, d. ca 1918 Shell Knob, Barry Co, MO
6. Isaac Denton Harp b ca 1856 AR (census) or 23 May 1861 (family, d.
fall of 1928 or spring 1929, m. ca 1878 to Nancy Matilda Pilkington b. ca
William Alexander Harp is listed on census: 1880 McDonald Co, MO, 1900
Carroll Co, AR, 1910 Carroll Co, AR, 1920 Madison Co, AR, and 1930 Madison Co, AR (listed as Alexandris Harp). With both wives he had a total of 13 children Madison County Record (newspaper), 16 May 1935
William A. Harp, a Union veteran of the Civil War, died Monday, 13 May
1935 at the home of his son, D. N. Harp, at Marble. He lacked little more
than a month being 95 years of age. His remains were interred in
Rockhouse Cemetery near where he had resided most of his life. The
funeral was held under direction of the Masonic Fraternity and was
directed by Bruce Brashears, undertaker of Huntsville. Mr. Harp was the
father of thirteen children, nine of whom survive him.
Walter Edward Harp was b. 28 Apr 1895 (father's pension), or 28 Apr 1894
(SSDI), d. 23 Dec 1988 when living at Springdale, AR (SSDI), m. 8 Sep 1915 Madison Co AR to Mrs. Mable Hughs. Walter & Mable are on the 1930 Madison Co, AR census with the following children: Eugene b. ca 1916, Ruth b. ca 1918, Evrette b. ca 1921, Norma b. ca 1924 and Zola b. ca 1936.
I hope this helps your friend. I have much more I could send, but this is
Walter E. Harp b. 5 Aug 1896 in Arkansas, married Mable Hughes, 8 Sept 1915, in Chaplin, Madison, Arkansas. He died Oct 1976 in Stephens
Walter is found with his parents in the 1910 census in Clifty,
Carroll, Arkansas. Parents are W. A. Harp (64 b. Arkansas) and Matilda
(45 b. Missouri): children are Nelson 18, Walter 16, Silas 11 and
Flora 8. Family in 1900 census in Omega, Carrol, Arkansas.
Any more information would be appreciated. Thank you.
Connie Ohlman Bradish e-mail is email@example.com
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