The Harper Family Newsletter

Volume 5                                                                                                          Spring 2000

Items of Interest

Albert’s niece, Shirley Yokum of Seneca Rocks, and her husband, Carl, celebrated their 61th wedding anniversary in October.
"The Harper Family Newsletter"

is published once a year by

The Harper Cemetery Association

HC 66 Box 10 B, Hendricks, WV 26271

Marsha L. Fuller, Editor

P.O. Box 3623, Hagerstown, MD 21742


…when you brake for libraries.

…when you hyperventilate at the sight of an old cemetery.

…when you think every home should have a microfilm reader.

…when you know every Town Clerk in your state by name.

…when you’re more interested in what happened in 1697 than in 1997.

…when all your correspondence begins, "Dear Cousin…"





FAMILY TREE of Philip Harper the Pioneer:

          Philip Harper the Pioneer
    /                         \                         \
Nicholas             Philip, Jr.             Jacob

1. Henry             1. Adam             1. Henry

2. George           2. Philip, III        2. Adam

3. Peter               3. Elias               3. Jacob,Jr.

                           4. Peter               4. Nicholas

                                                      5. Moses

                                                      6. Leonard

"I, [name], do solemnly sincerely and truly acknowledge profess testify & declare that King George the Second is lawful & rightful King of the Realm of Great Britain & of all others his Dominions & Countries thereunto belonging, And I do solemnly & sincerely declare that I do believe the Person pretending to be Prince of Wales during the Life of the late King James, and since his Decease pretending to be & taking upon himself the Stile & Title of King of England by the Name of James the third, or of Scotland by the Name of James the Eighth or the Stile & Title of King of Great Britain hath not any Right or Title whatsoever to the Crown of the Realm of Great Britain, no any other the Dominions thereunto belonging. And I do renounce & refuse any Allegiance or obedience to him & do solemnly promise, that I will be true and faithful, & bear true Allegiance to King George the Second & to him will be faithfull against all traitorous Conspiracies & attempts whatsoever which shall be made against his Person, Crown & Dignity, & I will doe my best Endeavours to disclose & make known to King George the Second & his Successors all Treasons and traiterous Conspiracies which I shall know to be made against him or any of them. And I will be true and faithfull to the succession of the Crown against him the said James & all other Persons whatsoever as the same is & stands settled by An Act Entitled An Act declaring the Rights & Liberties of the Subject, & settling the Succession of the Crown to the late Queen Anne & the Heirs of her Body being Protestants, and as the same by one other Act Entitled An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown & better securing the Rights & Liberties of the Subject is & stands Settled & Entailed after the Decease of the said late Queen & for Default of Issue of the said late Queen to the late Princess Sophia Electoress & Duchess Dowager at Hanover the Heirs of Her Body being Protestants and all these things I do plainly & sincerly acknowledge promise & declare, according to these express words by me spoken, & according to the plain & common sense and understanding of the same Words, without any Equivocation, mental Evasion or Secret Reservation whatsoever. And I do make this Recognition, Acknowledgement, Renunciation & Promise heartily willingly and truly."

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