Harper Marriages


By Robert Harper

John Harper and Willmonth Massey were married on Aug. 25, 1850. Married by Claiborne Curtis.
Squire Massey, age 36, born Monroe County, VA, son of John D. and Nancy, and Willmonette Harper, age 26, divorced, born Logan County, daughter of Henry and Polly, were married on Dec. 3, 1854. Married by Felix Ellison.
Samuel McGinnis, age 28, born in Logan County, son of Pyrrhus and Nancy, and Eveline Harper, age 19, born in Raleigh County, daughter of Jacob and Emira, were married on July 14, 1859. Married by A. Workman.
Andrew J. Thompson, age 31, divorced, born Gallia Co., Ohio, son of Archy and Polly, and Emily Harper, age 30, widowed, born Raleigh county, daughter of Joseph and Francis were married on Dec. 27, 1866. Married by William H. Bailey.
John Howrey, age 30, born Floyd County, VA, son of Jonathan and Sarah, and Paulina Harper, age 18, born in Raleigh County, daughter of Jacob and Elvira, were married on Dec. 27, 1866. Married by William E. Fezell.
Joseph S. Harper, age 23, born Raleigh County, son of Jacob and Elvira, and Anna O=neal, age 20, born Raleigh County, daughter of William and Rachel, were married on July 2, 1868. Married by W. H. Bailey.
John A. Williams, age 18, born Raleigh County, son of Anderson and Jude Williams and Sarah F. Harper, age 20, born Raleigh County, daughter of Hamilton and Mary Harper were married on March 14, 1872. Married by Tollison Stover. (According to this record, Sarah F. Harper, daughter of Hamilton and Mary, would have been born about 1852, I do not have birth records for 1852.)
Jessie Daniel, age 20, born in Raleigh County, son of William and Cloey Daniel, and Eliza Harper, age 20, born in Raleigh County, daughter of Hamilton and Mary Harper were married on April 17, 1873. Married by William Turner.
Daniel Harper, age 37, born in Fayette County, and Martha Jane Maynor, age 30, born in Fayette County, both residents of Raleigh County, were married on Aug. 9, 1875. Married by William Turner, minister. Information given by Daniel Harper.
Andrew Jackson O=neal, age 26,and Elvira F. Harper, age 17, daughter of Jacob and Elvira Francis Harper, both born in Raleigh County, were married on Dec. 31, 1875. Married by Matthew Ellison. A. J. O=neal gave information.
James Benjamin Harper, age 20 years, 10 months, 5 days, born in Raleigh County, and Sarah Clementine Dillon, born in Monroe County, were married on Dec. 19, 1877. Married by William Turner.
William Tyree Harper, age 24, and June McVey, age 24, both born in Raleigh County, were married on Oct. 23, 1878. Married by William Turner. James W. Harper gave information.
John Henry, age 45, divorced, born in Gallia County, Ohio, and Martha Jane Harper, age 32, divorced, born Raleigh County, were married on July 7, 1880. Married by Edward W. Tyree, Sr.
William Pembroke Wikle, age 19 years, 5 days, born in Monroe County, resident of Kanawha County, and Mary Alice Harper, age 16 years, 8 months, 3 days, born in Kanawha County, resident of Raleigh county, were married on April 18, 1881. Married by William Turner. Information given by Leonard C. Harper.
Henry Harrison Harper, age 28, born in Raleigh County, and Mary Ellen Davis, age 20 years, 11 months, 25 days, born in Raleigh County, daughter of William and Lucinda Davis, were married on July 20, 1881. Information given by Franklin Harper.
Leonard C. Harper, age 21 years, 7 months, 1 day, born Raleigh County, son of Hamilton and Mary Harper, and Mary Harriet Cantley, age 24 years, 2 months, 12 days, born in Monroe County, were married on Aug. 10, 1881. Couple married by William Turner. Caperton Wright, grandfather of bride, gave information.
Charles Alexander Byrnside, age 25, born in Mercer County, son of Andrew and Dorcas Byrnside, and Susan Harper, age 18, born Raleigh County, were married on Dec. 15, 1881. Married by James F. Webb. John Laverty gave information.
James Benjamin Harper, age 26, born Raleigh County, and Victoria A Brickey, age 26, born Floyd County, VA, were married on May 6, 1884. Information given by Hamilton Harper. Note: Victoria Alice Vaughan first marriage was to Francis H Brickey.
Samuel P. Harper, age 29, and Agnes F. Laverty, age 20 years, 5 months, 3 days, both born in Raleigh County, were married on March 19, 1888. Wilson K. Wright gave information. Married by William Turner.
George Washington Davis, age 20 years, 19 days, born in Fayette County, and Sarah Jane Harper, age 20 years, 7 months, 11 days, born in Raleigh County, were married on April 11, 1888. Married by E. L, Kidd.
Walter Preston Kidd, age 21 years, 5 months, 6 days, and Roxie Elizabeth Harper, age 23 years, 7 months, 21 days, both born in Raleigh County, were married on July 30, 1889. Married by Giles Thurman.
Milton Stover, age 28 years, 2 months, 13 days, and Texas Harper, age 16, both born in Raleigh County, were married on April 15, 1890. Married by LaFayette Kidd, Minister of Gospel at residence of Rutha Harper on April 17.T (two different marriage dates here, need to contact the Clerk=s Office in Raleigh County, WV. for correct marriage date.)
Matthew Allen Ellison, age 48 years, 8 months, 11 days, and Mary Jane Harper, age 29 years, 28 days, both born in Raleigh County, were married on June 30, 1890. Ceremony performed by J. D. Campbell, Minister of Missionary Baptist Church, at residence of H. H. Harper.
Benjamin Thomas Harper age 18, born Raleigh County, and Jennette Johnson, age 15, born Kanawha County, resident of Raleigh County, were married on Sept. 26, 1890. Wesley Harper, Rachel Holston, and R. F. Perry of Raleigh and Fayette gave information. Married on Oct. 1 at Tucker Stanley=s in Raleigh County by Joseph N. Estep, Minister of Gospel. (Two different marriage dates here, need to contact Clerk=s Office in Raleigh County for correct date of marriage.)
Charles Hutchison, age 57, born in Raleigh County, and Ruth Harper, age 48, born in Floyd County, VA, were married on June 11, 1891. Married by Tollison Stover.
George S. Harper, age 19, and Minnie Sweeney, age 15, both born in Raleigh County, were married on July 5, 1892.
Hamilton Harper, age 70, and Mrs. Julia Massey, age 45, both born in Raleigh County. Applied for license on May 11, 1896, married on May 14, 1896 at Matville by William Turner, Minister of Gospel.
Gideon Thomas Keen, age 29, born in Pittsylvania County, VA, resident of Summers County, and Minnie Rosetta Harper, age 21, born Raleigh County, were married on Nov. 12, 1897 at Hotel Trump in Beckley by James Sweeney. Information from G. T. Keen and Minnie R. Harper.
Henry Cook, age 45, and Bertha Harper, age 20, both born in Raleigh County, were married Dec. 26, 1900. Married by J. J. Meador at residence of J. W. Harper. Harvey Cook and J. W. Harper gave information.
Thomas S. Harper, age 32, and Eloie H. Ward, age 20, both born in Raleigh County, were married on March 19, 1901. Married by A. C. Godby, Minister of Missionary Baptist Church at residence of Thomas L. Ward.
Ashburton Harper, age 22, and Roberta Lora Canaday, age 22, both born in Raleigh County, were married on Nov. 2, 1901. Married by German Losa Hatcher at the William J. Keneday residence. (Last name, Canaday, Keneday, spelled both ways in record.)
Jonathan Calvin Harvey, age 60, born in Summers County, resident of Summers County, and Rutha Harper, age 60, birth place not listed, resident of Raleigh County, were married on Nov. 25, 1902. Married by William L. Simmons at bride=s residence.
Thomas Kay Laing, age 25, born Fayette County, resident of Raleigh county, and Macie Pearl Harper, age 19, born Raleigh County, were married on Oct. 5, 1904. Information from H. H. Harper and T. K. Laing. Married by J. W. Holt at home of bride.
James Austin Warden, age 32, born in Raleigh County, and Alice Harper, age 35, born in Raleigh County, were married on Oct. 12, 1904. Married by M. S. Spear at Beckley.
Ash Burton Hutchison, age 23, born in Raleigh County, and Pearl Harper, age 17, born in Raleigh County, were married on Dec. 28, 1904. Married by A. L. Hutchison at home of bride=s parents, James and Victoria Harper
Henry Franklin Harper, age 23, born in Raleigh County, and Jennie Davis, age 24, born in Raleigh County, were married on July 3, 1905. Married by James Sweeney at his house in Beckley.
Elliott Harper, age 20, born in Raleigh County, and Macie Williams, age 18, born in Raleigh County, were married on Oct. 17, 1905. Married by H. E. Sumner, Minister of Mt. Episcopal Church at Thomas Williams, (home of bride.)
(Note: LDS Family History Center gives Macie=s name as Mary P. Williams, born March 1887 and states that her parents were Thomas Williams and Nancy V. Atha Williams. Macie is probably a nickname, but that is the name recorded at the Clerk=s Office, Raleigh County Courthouse, Beckley, Raleigh County, WV.)
Leonard Chapman Harper, age 40, born in Raleigh County, and Almeda Louiesa Cline, age 30, born in Raleigh County, were married on April 4, 1907. Married at bride=s father=s by John A. Cook.
James Walter Dearing, age 28, birth place not given, and Leota Harper, age 20, born in Raleigh County, were married on Nov. 6, 1907. Married by C. Fred Anderson at home of Wesley Harper.
Enoch H. Harper, age 23, born in Raleigh County, and Alice H. Allen, age 23, born in Raleigh County, were married on Sept. 22, 1909. Married at Harper by M. S. Bumgardner.