The Harper Family of Pendleton, Randolph and Tucker Counties, West Virginia
2005 photo 

2005 Harper Reunion Photo

Reunion 2000!
250 Years of Harpers in America
Read about the biggest Harper Reunion there ever was!
It was held the weekend of August 11-13, 2000

Tom Bell's Research Trip to Germany
Documentation for the Harpers in Germany.  Click here to read about
the Harper Family across the seas.
Click below to see the six photographs that Tom took while he was in Germany:

Kirchberg #1 Kirchberg #2 Kirchberg #3
Niederweiler #1 Niederweiler #2 Niederweiler #3

"Genealogy of Philip Harper the Pioneer 1712 - 1798"

Philip Herper bp. 27 Sep1712, Niederweiler, Rheinland Pfalz, Germany, d. 14 Feb 1798, Macksville, Pendleton County, Virginia (West Virginia), son of Johann Adam Herper of Barenbach and Eva Catharina Faller of Niederweiler married Anna Elisabetha Kauffmann, daughter of Nickel Kauffmann, born in Wurrich, Rheinland Pfalz, Germany on 12 Jan 1740

  1. Eva Elisabetha Harper b.25 Mar 1742 d. after 1808 Possible marriages 1st- Peter Moser,  2nd - Jacob Peterson, Jr.
  2. Eva Catharina Harper b. 14 Apr 1744 m. Matthias Deiss, Jr.
  3. Nickel (Nicholas) Herper b. 26 Mar 1747 d. 1818
  4. Philip Harper, Jr. b. 17 Feb 1750 d. 1832
  5. Jacob Harper b. 20 Mar 1752 d. 02 Nov 1826
  6. Margaret Harper b. 1753 d. 28 Sep 1848 m. Jacob Carr

Genealogy of Jacob Harper the Pioneer 1726 - 1803

The Harper Family History 1713 - 1995
Ordering information for the family history book is available here.  Source Documentation for the information on The Harper Family Page is available in this book  (Unfortunately, working full-time doesn't give me time to answer individual questions regarding where I got source information for a specific name, date or place, so I put it all in this book.)

The Harper Family Photo Albums are collections of all the photos in The Harper Family History 1713-1995  plus newly photos and courthouse documents.  If you already have a copy of the original book, you may want to order these compilations.

Harper Photos

Here are some Harper photos to gaze at when you have free time.

Harper Bulletin Board
Hosted by Eddie Jory, Huntsville, Alabama

West Virginia History Heros
The Harper family is in the news!

The Harper Cemetery Association was set up to maintain and care for the Harper Family Cemeteries. It also provide support for many important research activities. Its objective is to create a perpetual fund for the upkeep and maintenance of these cemeteries. Contributions can be made to: Eleanor Harper Nestor, Treasurer, HC 66 Box 10B, Hendricks, WV 26271

Books Donated to West Virginia Libraries
See newspaper article and photograph of Ted McDonald in Franklin, West Virginia.

Unidentified Photos
Carolyn Lyles has a number of unidentified photos from Pendleton County (possibly the Timber Ridge area which she believes were taken around 1910.    Click here to take a look at them.

Pay a visit to the library in Franklin, Pendleton County, West Virginia. They have a great research room, and Charlie Bates, the Librarian, is very knowledgeable and helpful.

Lost and Found Department:
If you have any Harper photos or documents or, if you are looking for any Harper items.

Annual Reunions
If you have a Harper Reunion that you would like listed on this page, please send me the information and I'll post it for you. Be sure to include directions, what people should bring (ex. covered dish), time, date and place.

List Your Harper Queries
If you have a question you would like to post for other Harper researchers to see, this is the place. Just email it to me (see below), and I'll put it on the page. Be sure to check out the queries already posted!

Life in Colonial America for our Early Harper Pioneer Ancestors
Click here to read about life the way it was lived back then.

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