Isaac C. Harp

1837–16 October 1861 (Age 24)
Potts Camp, Marshall, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Isaac C.

When Isaac C. Harp was born in 1837, in Potts Camp, Marshall, Mississippi, United States, his father, Thomas Marion Harp, was 39 and his mother, Prudence Masoner, was 35. He died on 16 October 1861, in Camp Walker, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Tangipahoa, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, United States.

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Thomas Marion Harp
Prudence Masoner
Mourning Harp
Mary Ann Harp
Elizabeth Jane Harp
William T Harp
Anderson Wisdom Harp
Adeline Harp
James Nathan Harp
Harriet Prudence Harp
Martha Melissa HARP
Thomas Young Harp
Isaac C. Harp
Leann Tennessee Harp
America Missouri Harp
DeMarquis Ellis Harp
Rufus Kelley Harp

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World Events (3)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 24

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
1861 · Ship Island is Captured by Union Forces

Age 24

Ship Island was an important port for French Louisiana as it helped to establish the growth of the Gulf Coast. It is nicknamed “Plymouth Rock of the Gulf Coast.” Later it helped Union forces capture New Orleans and Mobile. Located there is Fort Massachusetts. In 1861, at the beginning of the Civil War, volunteers from Connecticut were sent there. It was used as a place for the POW Confederate soldiers. This area was important to the Battle of Vicksburg and General Sheridan’s victory at Cedar Creek.

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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