Sampson Harp

1788–1870 (Age 82)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Sampson

When Sampson Harp was born in 1788, in North Carolina, United States, his father, James Sampson Harp, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Tudor, was 33. He had at least 5 sons and 6 daughters with Deborah Grace. He lived in Overton, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1870, in Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Turner, San Joaquin, California, United States.

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Sampson Harp
Deborah Grace
Sampson Robert Harp
Sarah Stanton Harp
James Anderson Harp
Robert Harp
William Bohannan Harp
Mary C Harp
Thomas David Harp
Martha Kirkland Harp
Delia C Harp
Nancy May Harp
Hester Mourning Harp

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World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 0

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 1

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.

Age 24

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a harpist ( see Harper ), or occasionally a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a harp.2 English: habitational name from a minor place such as Harp House in Eastwood, Essex, or South Harp in South Petherton, Somerset, denoting a place where salt was produced, from Old English hearpe ‘harp’, an implement used in the processing of salt. Compare Harpham .3 German: metonymic occupational name for a harpist, from Middle High German harpfe ‘harp’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sampson Harp, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Sampson Harp, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Sampson Harp, "United States Census, 1850"

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