Looking for information on James Nathaniel Harper - Mississippi 1871

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I am looking for the parents of James Nathaniel Harper born in Cross Bounds, Mississippi (according to family records) on May 11, 1871.  Parents may have come from Georgia according to later census records.
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Without a little bit more information it is difficult to help.

Does any of this help?

Marriage Date: 31 Dec 1894, in Denton, Texas

Spouse:                Daisy Wall


1930 Census

Home in 1930:   Brady, Garvin, Oklahoma

Household Members:   

Name                                Age

James N Harper                58

Daisy Harper                      50

Willam K Harper                20

Viola Harper                       17

Lahoma Harper                 14

Carl Harper                         10

C Wall Samuel                   89


Name: James Harper
Age: 29
Birth Date: abt 1871
Birthplace: Mississippi
Home in 1900: Township 6, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Daisy Harper
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
James Harper 29
Daisy Harper 20
Laurence D Harper 3
Gracy E Harper 2/12


Name: J N Harper
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 31 Dec 1894
Marriage Place: Denton, Texas
Spouse: Daisy Wall
FHL Film Number: 1302338


Thank you - you guys are fast!  To clarify a bit, I have lots of information on him (my great grandfather) after he married in Denton, TX and moved to Oklahoma.  I am actually looking more for his parents - my great great grandparents.  That's why I'm looking for information on his birth in Mississippi.  My mother's records say he was born in Cross Bounds, Mississippi May 11, 1871 but I can't find any census records which list him there (or any possible parents).  One census from his later life in Oklahoma says both of his parents were from Georgia.  I've tried there but don't know their names and haven't found anything yet.  Just hoping someone here has some magic up their sleeve!

Much thanks, Karen

We were just making sure we had the right James Nathaniel. I have done some digging on ancestry.com and they have his parents as William Jasper Harper b. 1850 and Sally Ann Taylor. No documentation is given for this relationship.

Is this a sister of James Nathaniel?

Name: Emily H Paddock
[Emily H Harper
Birth Date: 10 Dec 1847
Birth Place: Mississippi
Gender: Female
Race: W
Father: W J Harper
Age at Death: 78
Death Date: 23 Mar 1926
Death Place: Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA


Name: Emma Harper
Spouse: Buckley B. Paddock
Marriage Date: 10 Dec 1867
County: Jefferson


Nope. Not a sister.

Yes, I found that information as well - but there is no documentation so I really don't trust it.  Was hoping someone else had connections I might not have access to.  Thanks for the help though!

2 Answers

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Is James Nathaniel Harper,   White,African American,Mulatto??
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (922k points)
White.  Thanks, didn't think about that.  I'm pretty new to all of this.  See my above comment with more information on what I'm looking for (his parents, really).  I have a lot on his life in Oklahoma but don't know any further back.  thanks!

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This is a process of Elimination,most Harper in Mississippi are African American

or Mulatto,There are about 25 James Harper in Mississippi.There is only one,white

that could be the one.Cross Roads is in Itawamba County.This James Harper is born

in Mississippi ( no county given) about 1867,By 1880 Census they are living in

Lee County, Lee and Itawamba share borders.His father W.H. Harper ,Mother

Sarah Harper, Your mothers records say parents may born Georgia, These are

born in Alabama.This is the best i can find.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (922k points)

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