James Sanford Harp

Brief Life History of James Sanford

When James Sanford Harp was born from 1853 to 1854, in Georgia, United States, his father, Wiley Harp, was 48 and his mother, Elizabeth Cash, was 38. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Sophia E Redmond. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870 and District 8, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1880.

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James Sanford Harp
Sophia E Redmond
William A Harp
John J Harp
Rose Etta Harp
Jesse Bryan Harp

Sources (6)

  • Sanford Harp, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Harp in entry for J. B. Harp, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • James S Harp in household of Wiley Harp, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)


Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several minor places called Harp, for example South Harp in South Petherton (Somerset) or Harp House in Eastwood (Essex), named with Middle English harp ‘harp, place where the harp was played, feature shaped like a harp’. In some cases the name might also be habitational referring to a house bearing the sign of a harp.

English: occupational name for a harpist or perhaps someone who made harps. The Middle English word harp(e) denoted the musical instrument, but also a harp-shaped implement for sifting and cleansing salt. Compare Harper .

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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