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William Harper
Male 1704 - 1777

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  • Birth  ca 1704  Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1777  Lancaster Co. SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Riverside, Lancaster Co. SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I28368  Master File
    Last Modified  05 Jul 2017 
     
    Family  Margaret Knox,   b. ca 1711, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1780, Lancaster Co. SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Harper,   b. 1723, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Nov 1810, Mecklenburg Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Benjamin Harper,   b. ca 1737, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1801, Lancaster Co. SC Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Robert Harper,   b. ca 1742, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1777, Lancaster Co. SC Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Dr. Daniel Harper,   b. ca 1747, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1791, Lancaster Co. SC Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. William Harper, Jr.,   b. ca 1749, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1813, Lancaster Co. SC Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. James Harper,   b. ca 1751, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. John Harper,   b. ca 1753, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Jane Harper,   b. ca 1756, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  02 Feb 2015 
    Family ID  F12193  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
      Charles Town, South Carolina; Year: 1767; Page Number: 93

      Name: William Harper
      Birth Year: abt 1704
      Arrival Year: 1767
      Arrival Place: Charles Town, South Carolina
      Age: 63
      Source Publication Code: 7343
      Primary Immigrant: Harper, William
      Annotation: From the Journals of the Council of the Colony of South Carolina. Names and land allotments under the Bounty Act of 1761.

      Source Bibliography: REVILL, JANIE. A Compilation of the Original Lists of Protestant Immigrants to South Carolina, 1763-1773. Columbia [S.C.]: State Co., 1939. 163p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1981.
      Page: 93

      Arrival Date: December, 1767
      Ship: The Earl of Donegal
      Shipmaster: Duncan Ferguson
      Listed on the ship included:
      William Harper, age 63
      Margaret, age 56, his wife
      John Harper, age 14, his son
      Jane Harper, age 11, his daughter

      Plus his adult children:
      Daniel Harper, age 21
      William Harper, Jr., age 18
      James, age 16

      Benjamin Harper, age 30
      Martha Harper, age 24, his wife
      William Harper, age 4, his son

      Robert Harper, age 25
      Agnes, age 24, his wife
      John, age 6, his son

      The males over age 16 made applications for land grants in Craven Co. SC, which part is now in Lancaster Co. SC.

      William Harper, Sr. received 250 acres on Wild Cat Creek in Craven Co.; He was granted 100 acres for himself and 50 acres each for his wife and two youngest children, John and Jane. Each of the boys over age 16 received 100 acres in their own names for Daniel, William, Jr. and James.

      Resource for further research: Descendants of William Harper, Irish Immigrant to Lancaster County, SC. by Viola C. Floyd.