William T. Harp (1804->1870) & Mary Jane Workman (1804-1834)

William T. Harp & Mary Jane Workman are my 4X great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandfather James Thomas Harp.

William T. Harp was born in 1804 in North Carolina. He was a son of Phillip Harp and Sarah Vaughn.

Mary Jane Workman was born in 1804. She was a daughter of Abraham Workman and Margaret Lightner.

William and Mary married in about 1823 based on their oldest child’s birth in 1824, likely in Tennessee.

On the 1830 US Census, William was head of a household of 5 in Warren County, Tennessee: 1 male under age 5 (Phillip was 4); 1 male aged 5-9 (James was 6); 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 15-19 (unknown); 1 male aged 20-29 (William was 26); 1 female under age 5 (Elizabeth was 1); 1 female aged 20-29 (Mary was 26); 1 female aged 50-59 (perhaps William’s mother Sarah).

The family moved to Arkansas by 1832 when their youngest son was born. Mary died around 1834, when she was around 30 years old. William married Nancy J. Terry in about 1838 based on their oldest child’s birth in 1839.

In 1838 William appears of the Tax List for Madison County, Arkansas Territory.

On the 1840 US Census, William was head of a household of 8 in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas: 1 male under age 5 (John was 1); 1 male aged 5-9 (Carter was 8); 1 male aged 10-14 (Phillip was 14); 1 male aged 30-39 (William was 26); 2 females aged 5-9 (Elizabeth was 11); 1 female aged 20-29 (Nancy was 22).

On the 1850 US Census, William was 46 and Nancy was 32. They farmed in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas. Children at home were: John, age 12; William, age 9; Hetty, age 6; Martin, age 5; Mary, age 2; Winnie, an infant. Also in the home was Sarah Harp, age 60.

William purchased land in Washington County, Arkansas in 1854, 1859, and 1860.

On the 1860 US Census, William was 60 and Nancy was 40. They farmed in Elm Springs, Washington County, Arkansas. Children at home were: John, age 21, and his wife Mary, age 18; William, age 18; Hester, age 16; Martin, age 13; Mary, age 12; Winnie, age 10; Elizabeth, age 6; Carlton, age 4; Narcissa, age 2; Harriett, and infant.

On the 1870 US Census, William was 63 and Nancy was 51. Children in the home were: Matilda, age 19; Sarah, age 17; Carlton, age 16; Angeline, age 13; Elmine, age 12; John, age 31 and his wife Mary, age 30. Only Nancy, Matilda, and Mary can read and write.

William died sometime after that 1870 US Census.

In 1895, Nancy was counted in the Kansas State Census. She lived in Cowley County, Kansas, was 75 years old, with daughter Elmina and her husband.

On the 1900 US Census, widowed Nancy was 80. She lived with son John and his wife Mary and their niece Ella in Jordan Valley, Pawnee, Oklahoma.

Nancy died in 1906. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of William T. Harp & Mary Jane Workman:

James Thomas Harp – My 3x great grandfather James was born in 1824 in Tennessee. He married Nancy Jane Hinds in about 1842 in Arkansas, when James was about 18 and Nancy was 15. They had 11 children. James died sometime between 1863 & 1880, and some say he was bushwhacked in the Civil War.

Phillip Harp – Phillip was born June 18, 1826 in Tennessee. He married Mary Elizabeth Hinds in 1845. They had 13 children. Phillip fought in the Civil War. He died November 16, 1903.  He was 77 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Elizabeth Jane Harp – Elizabeth was born September 15, 1829 in Tennessee. She married William Henderson Bohannan. They had 9 children, and William fought in the Civil War. On the 1870 US Census, the couple was separated and living next door to each other.  Elizabeth died July 9, 1870, when she was 40 years old. Her husband married a neighbor that same year. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Carter Harp – Carter was born December 27, 1832 in Arkansas. He married Diana Clinkenbeard and they had 11 children. He died February 5, 1897. He was 64 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of William T. Harp & Nancy Jane Terry:

John Harp – John was born on March 6, 1839 in Arkansas. He married Mary E. Finley on May 1, 1862 in Washington County, Arkansas. He enlisted (along with brother William) to fight in the Civil War in November of that same year. They had 8 children. John died on April 20, 1932 in Glencoe, Oklahoma. He was 93 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

William Terry Harp – William was born on August 31, 1841 in Arkansas. He enlisted to fight in the Civil War. He married Julia Ann Conway in about 1868. They had 3 children, and she died. William married Margaret Susan Waddle on November 25, 1878 in Greene County, Missouri. They had 7 children. William died on September 2, 1918 in Greene County, Missouri. He was 77 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Hester Harp – Hester was born in about 1844 in Arkansas. She appeared on the 1850 & 1860 US Census with her parents, and those are the only records I have for her.

Martin Harp – Martin was born April 30, 1846 in Arkansas. He fought in the Civil War. He married Lucinda Josephine Sparks in 1868. They had 8 children. Martin died on December 4, 1926 in Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma. He was 80 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary Jane Harp – Mary was born June 14, 1848 in Arkansas. She married Thomas Jefferson Conway on July 18, 1867 in Greene County, Missouri. They had 7 children. She died August 25, 1887. She was 39 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martha Matilda Winnie Harp – Martha was born August 24, 1850 in Arkansas.  She married William White in 1874, and they had 6 children. After his death she married Samuel H. Matthews and after his death she married Daniel C. Hill. Martha died May 29, 1941. She was 90 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Sarah Elizabeth Harp – Sarah was born on June 4, 1853 in Arkansas. She married Erastus Philow Jerome in 1873. They had 12 children. Sarah died on May 25, 1927. She was 73 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Ambrose Carlton Harp – Ambrose was born September 3, 1855 in Arkansas. He married Nancy Elizabeth Gilmore in 1878 and they had 4 children. Ambrose died on August 11, 1916. He was 60 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Elmina Paralee Harp – Elmina was born in about 1858 in Arkansas.  She married William Thomas Blanchard on November 21, 1878 in Dade County, Missouri. They had 10 children. The last record I have of her is the 1940 US Census when she was 79, widowed, and living along in Caney, Osage County, Oklahoma.

Angeline Narcissa Harp – Angeline was born February 6, 1860 in Arkansas. She married John Madison Boyd in 1887. They had 9 children. Angeline died October 8, 1949 in Allen, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. She was 89 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

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