John Harper

1821–
Church Hill, Hawkins, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John

John Harper was born in 1821, in Church Hill, Hawkins, Tennessee, United States. He married Sarah Mallonee on 3 August 1843, in Washington, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Blount, Tennessee, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

John Harper
1821–
Sarah Mallonee
1821–
Marriage: 3 August 1843
Mary Elizabeth Harper
1847–1896
John M Harper
1851–1920
Thos Harper
1856–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 August 1843
Washington, Tennessee, United States
children

(3)

    Mary Elizabeth Harper

    Female1847–1896Female

    John M Harper

    Male1851–1920Male

    Thos Harper

    Male1856–Male

World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 14

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 41

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a player on the harp, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle Dutch harp ‘harp’. The harper was one of the most important figures of a medieval baronial hall, especially in Scotland and northern England, and the office of harper was sometimes hereditary. The Scottish surname is probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Chruiteir ‘son of the harper’ (from Gaelic cruit ‘harp’, ‘stringed instrument’). This surname has long been present in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Harper, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Harper, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • John Harper, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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