April 19, 1912

Vol. XXI No. 50


Leonard Harper, the pioneer came from McIntosh County with his family. They were among the first settlers. Their children were: John, Lewis, Henry, Jacob and Becky. John, son of old Leonard, married Lottie Gaskins. Their children were: Mary, J.R. , Hester, Fannie, Leon, Susan, Dave L.C., Martha, J.J. or Buck, Eliza and Peter. Mary, the oldest daughter of John, married Isom Swilley; she died. J.R. married Nellie Swilley; Len, another son of John, married Mary Jane Godfrey; Susan and Hester, daughters of John died. Dave L.C., son of John, married Mary Paulk. J.J. or Buck, son of John, married Mahalia Tucker, daughter of Micajah Tucker. Their children were: Zara, who married Maggie Paulk; John, who married Miriam Griffin; Jim, who married Willie Middlebrook; Pearly, who married Nannie Whitely; Reason, Charlie, Elbert, Willis, single. Catherine married Charles Merritt; Unie married Oliver Purvis; Mary Jane married L.L. Hall; Rosy married Madison McNeese. Bessie is the only single daughter. Buck next married Miss Hickman.

Eliza, daughter of John, married Mose Daniels. Peter, youngest son of John, married Sarah Anne Whitley. Their children were: Leonard, who married Miss Vickers, and John. Lewis, son of old Leonard, married Dicey Whitley. Their children were: Flem, Mose, Lyte, Becky, Luke, Delilah, Micajah and Tom. Flem, son of Lewis, married Georgian Harper; Mose and Lyte, died in the war. Becky, daughter of Lewis, married Dan Tucker. (All in Tucker group.)

Luke, son of Lewis, called "Texas Luke", married Millie Tucker. She died leaving Clinton, who married Babe Paulk, daughter of "Baldhead Tom" Paulk. She died. He next married Ada Whitley, daughter of Judge Wiley Whitley. C.L., another son of Luke, married Annie Kirkland. He is Tax Collector of Irwin County. Luke died in 1905.

Delilah, daughter of Lewis, married Jacob Purvis. Micajah, son of Leonard, married Pace Luke, daughter of Wm Luke. Henry, son of old Leonard, married Nancy Meritt. Their children were: Becky, Jacob, Luke, Susie, Leon, Hester Anne, Mose Anne, Flem, Henry, Nancy and Jim. Becky, daughter of old Henry, married Cabney Nobles. Their children were: Elber, who married Mary Paulk; Warren who married Tucker, and Jim. Jacob, son of Henry, married Sally Paulk, daughter of John Paulk. Their children were: Lott, who married miss Hickman; Jowel, who married Amanda Bruce; Walter, who married Miss Gaskins; Sewell, who married Eva Forbes; Alonzo, who married Emma Buchan; Elizabeth, who married Richard Kirkland; Oliver, who married Wooty Paulk, H.B. and Albert, single. Luke, son of old Henry, married Judy Paulk. She died, leaving Rachel, Riley, Nancy, Wiley, Jehu, Judy, Elbert, and Susie who married Warren Vickers. He next married Mrs. Martha Whitley.

Susie, daughter of Henry Harper, married J.D. Griffin. They settled near Phillips mill in Coffee county. Their children were: Mary, who married Joe Merritt. She died. Susie, who married Jim Smith and Reason, who married Miss Harper. Leon, son of Henry, married Kate Griffin.

Hester Anne, daughter of Henry, married George Tucker. She died. Mose Anne, daughter of Henry, married Dennis Vickers.

Flem, son of Henry, married Nellie Vickers. Their children were: Jim, who married Miss Jones and Wiley, single. Henry, son of old Henry, called "Shanks", married Polly Vickers.

Nancy, daughter of old Henry, married Wiley Vickers; Rachel, daughter of old Henry, married Jacob Paulk. Jim, son of Henry, married Georgian Paulk. She died, leaving Osier, who married Alice Paulk; Betty, who married Joe Merritt; Kate who married Charlie Tucker; Alice who married Ed Maddox, John, Lillie and Mortis, are single.

Jacob, son of old Leonard, married Nancy Young, daughter of old Thomas Young. She died, leaving one son, Henry, who married Sally Vickers. Their children were: Wiley, who married Miss Paulk; Jacob, who married Miss Maddox. Jacob next married Florida Tucker. Their daughter, Mary, married Arthur Lott. Becky, daughter of old Leonard, married Asa Townsend. They moved to Florida.

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