Joseph Looper Sr.

MaleOctober 1807–6 May 1898

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Looper Sr. was born in October 1807, in Pickens, 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 6 daughters. He lived in Township 5 Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1840 and Dacusville, Pickens, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years. 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.
Sarah Hester
Marriage: about 1829
Elvira Looper
William Franklin Looper
Thomas Perry Looper
Sarah Ann Looper
Samuel Marion Looper
Henry Meredith Looper
Mary Jane Looper
Elizabeth Lovina Looper
Jeremiah Parry Looper
Joseph Looper Jr.
James A Looper
George Butler Looper
Martha Ellen Looper
Matilda Adeline Looper
John Lewis Looper

Sources (24)

  • Joseph Looper, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph Looper, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joseph Looper in entry for Matilda Chastain, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1829Pickens, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (15)

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    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    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. Compare Loper .

    History: In New Netherland (now NY) 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 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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