Biography of William A. Harper
Howard County, IN Biographies





WILLIAM A. HARPER is a native of Tennessee, was born in March, 1844, and is the son of John M. and Elizabeth (Cate) Harper. Our subject came to Howard County in 1865, and has followed agricultural pursuits all his life. He was married, in 1865, to Miss Rebecca Powell, of Jackson Township. This union has been blessed with seven children - Sarah E. (deceased), Adaline (deceased), John (deceased), Charles L. (deceased), Lovicy A., Minnie B. and Earl. Mr. Harper has held. some of the minor offices in the township. He has cleared about forty acres of land in the county, and when he bought his first forty acres he paid only $75 down, and made the balance himself. He is one of the self made men of the township; is a worthy farmer and leading citizen.

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Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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