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.