Harper Census Records

By Robert Harper




1850 Census of Raleigh County, WV

Beckett, John	50
               Rachel	47
   Octavia	18
   Elizabeth	14
   Martha	13
   Sarah	11
   Samuel	10
John and Rachel Beckett are the parents of Mary Beckett Harper, wife of Hamilton Harper.  
John and Rachel Beckett are buried in Mount Tabor Cemetery.


1880 Census of Raleigh County, WV

25. Daniel, Jesse		25	farmer
                   Eliza		25	wife
                   Leonedas F.	 5	son
                   Sarah L.	 3	daughter
                   Mary A.		 1	daughter
   (Note: Eliza is a daughter of Hamilton Harper and Mary Beckett Harper.)

26. Daniel, Marion		22	farmer
                   Mary P.		21	wife
                   William H. 	2	son
                   Ida May		6/12	daughter

     Harper, Saml. P.	24	boarder, farm laborer

27. Harper, James. B.	22	farmer
                     Sarah C.	21	wife
                     Nora Bell	1	daughter


28. Harper, Hamilton	57	farmer
                     Mary		50	wife
                     Leonard C.	20	son
                     Mary Alice	15	daughter
                     Joseph M. 	12	son
                Ulysses Grant     9	son
 


1900 Census of Raleigh County, WV

Harper, James W.		March 1847		53	Married 22 years
   Louisa,		Sept. 1853		46	8 children, 8 living
   Henry F.		April 1882		18	son
   Walter W.		March 1884		16	son
   Leata		July 1887		12	daughter
   Mrytle		Aug. 1889		10	daughter
   Earl			June 1891		8	son       (age 9??)
   Wayne		May 1894		6	son
   Carrie		Feb. 1896		4	daughter
(Head of household, James W. Harper is James Wesley Harper.  He was sheriff 
of Raleigh County, WV from 1884 until 1888.  James was an enumerator for part of the 1900 Raleigh County, 
WV census. Name Louisa Harper, is listed as Nancy L. Harper in birth records.  Louisa was probably a middle name.)


Harper, Leonard		Feb. 1861		32	Married 10 years
   Mary H.		May 1857		39	7 children, 4 living
   Walter P.		Aug. 1882		17	son
   Rettie B.		May 1890		10	daughter
   Ira W.		March 1893		7	son
   Azel W. 		Jan. 1898		1	son      (age 2??)
(This is Leonard C. Harper.  His birth record states he was born Jan. 1, 1860. 
According to his age at time of marriage, he was born in 1860.  Leonard is listed 
as age 20 in 1880 census of Raleigh County, WV.  Daughter named Rettie, this daughter is named Bettie in birth records).
                         


Harper, H. H.		Jany. 1854		46	Married 19 years
Occupation is a merchant.
   Mary E.		July 1860		39	9 children, 7 living
   Birty M.		July 1882		17	daughter
   French F.		Jan. 1884		16	son
   Macy Peral	Sept. 1885	14	daughter
   Enoch H.		Oct. 1886		13	 son
   Thomas H.	Sept. 1890	9	son
   Henry H.		Oct. 1886		13	son
   Fassie F.		July 1898		2	daughter
(Name Macy Peral is spelled Macie Pearl in marriage record.)


                 1900 Census of Raleigh County




Harper, Joseph		March 1845		55	married 31 years
   Annie J.		Aug. 1847		52	2 children, 2 living
   Allice		March 1869		31	TeacherCdaughter
Milam, Mary			May 1885		15	LodgerCat school
Becklehammer, John	April 1884		16	Mail Carrier
Jenkins, Stella		Feb. 1892		8	BoarderCat school



Harper, Hamilton		March 1822		78	Married 34 years
   Miliard,		May 1875		25	son



Harper, Samuel P.		Oct. 1855		44	Married 12 years
   Agnes		Oct. 1867		32	4 children
   Emmett C.		Nov. 1888		11	son
   Lee C.		Dec. 1889		10	son
   Wirt R.		Nov. 1891		8 	son
   Benjamin F.	Feb. 1894		6	son
(Birth record for Samuel Pierce Harper states he was born Oct. 15, 1854.)



Harper, James B.		Feb. 1857		43	Married 16 years
   Victory A.		Sept. 1858		41	7 children, 5 living
   Elliot T.		May 1885		15	son
   Pearl H.		Feb. 1887		13	daughter
   John B.		Sept. 1889		10	son
   Jennett M.		March 1894		6	daughter
(VictoryCname is Victoria.)

1910 Census of Raleigh County

Harper, Samuel P.		55		Married 22 years
   Agnes F.		43		6 children, 5 living
   Emmett		21
   Lee A.		20
   Wert		18
   Benn		16
   Tracy		6


Harper, James B.		53		Married 26 years, married twice
   Victoria A.		52		8 children, 6 living
   John B. 		20
   Jenet M.		16
   Beulah J.		8



Harper, H. H.		60		Married 28 years, merchant in dry goods
   Mary E.		49		9 children, 8 living
   F. A.		26		Married 4 years, lumber dealer
   Mrs. F. A.		19		Wife
   Thomas J.		19		
   Herbert		16
   Flossie		12
(Census is not clear on identifying F. A. and Mrs. F. A. in 
relationship to head of household or last names.)


Harper, J. L.			65		Married 42 years, owns farm
  Annie J.		62		2 children
Warden, Alice		41		Widow, school teacher
Harper, Stella		17
Clay, Phillip			19
Gerber, Clifford		20
Gerber, Walter		26		Married 1 year, married twice
Moter, John			45		shaft laborer, all born PA
Roach, Edd			21		sawmill
Mack, Burwell		28		wagoner
(J. L. Harper could be J. S. Harper.  Transcriber not sure if letter is S or L.)
 

 	

             1910 Census of Raleigh County


Harper, H . F.		28		Married 5 years, mine and outside boss
   Jennie		28		5 children
   Fay			4		twin
   Gay			4		twin
   Dorsey		2		
   Pearl		1/12		twin
   Murl			1/12		twin
Thompson , W. E .		24		pipe fitter, boarder in home 


Harper, James  W.		62		Widower, farmer
  Walter W.		26
   Myrtle		20
   Earl			18
   Joseph W.		15
   Carrie E.		14

(Walter W. Harper was the enumerator of the 1910 census for Trap Hill District of Raleigh County, WV.  
Walter is a son of James W. and Nancy L. (Louisa) Harper.)

Harper, Thomas		40		Married 10 years, married twice, farmer
   Elsie		30		wife, 4 children
   Prudy		8
   Palina		5
   Perry		2


Harper, Benjamin		49		shoe cobbler, owns shop
   Jeanettie M.	43		wife
   Frank		19		son
   Monroe		17		son
   Earl			14		son
   Sadie		11		daughter	
   James		8		son
   Ada			6		daughter




             1920 Census of Raleigh County


Harper, Robert		23		miner
   Nellie		19		wife
   Charles		1/12		son

Harper, Lenord		58		Sawyer at lumber company
   Almeda		42		wife
   Denia Y.		11		son
   James		9		son
(LenordY.Leonard??)

Harper, Elliott		34		miner
   Macie		33		wife
   Herald		12		son
   Mable		11		daughter
   Mildred		8		daughter
  Thelma		3 & 10/12	daughter
  Thomas		0/12		son
  Edna		0/12		daughter
(HeraldYname is Hurl.  Thomas and Edna are less than 1 year old and are twins.)

Harper, James B.		62		farmer
   Alice		61		wife
   Beaula		18		daughter   (Beulah??)

Harper, Samuel		65		
  Agns		53		wife         (Agnes??)
  Tracy		16		son



(Note: In the 1920 census, the brothers, James Benjamin Harper and Samuel Pierce Harper 
are living in the same household.  What a close brother relationship these 2 brothers must 
have had all their life!!!  I do not have a birth record for James Benjamin Harper, but headstone 
has birth date as Feb. 12, 1857.)


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