Joseph Looper Sr

October 1807–6 May 1898 (Age 90)
Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Looper Sr was born in October 1807, in Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, United States, his father, Jeremiah Looper, was 32 and his mother, Mary Jane Forest, was 30. He married Sarah Hester about 1829, in Pickens, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1860 and Dacusville, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1870. He died on 6 May 1898, at the age of 90, and was buried in Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery, Easley, Pickens, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Looper Sr
1807–1898
Sarah Hester
1811–1894
Marriage: about 1829
Elvira Looper
1830–1914
Lizzie Looper
1862–
William Franklin Looper
1832–1864
Thomas Perry Looper
1834–1892
Sarah Ann Looper
1836–1921
Samuel Marion Looper
1837–1923
Henry Meredith Looper
1839–1917
Mary Jane Looper
1840–1926
Elizabeth Lovina Looper
1841–1868
Jeremiah Parry Looper
1842–1885
Joseph Looper Jr.
1845–1924
James A Looper
1847–1930
George Butler Looper
1848–1928
Martha Ellen Looper
1850–1892
Matilda Adeline Looper
1851–1924
John Lewis Looper
1852–1931

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1829
Pickens, South Carolina, United States
children

(16)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 15

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 25

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Dutch: literally ‘runner’, an occupational name for a messenger or for someone who made excursions into the woods. In New Netherland the term Boschlooper was used to denote traders who went out (sometimes literally by running) into the woods to intercept Indians bringing furs to Fort Orange (now part of Albany, NY). The practice was forbidden because of the use of coercion to secure a deal, as happened especially when the trader was on horseback.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Looper, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph Looper, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph Looper, "United States Census, 1850"

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