Biography of William C. Harper
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WILLIAM C. HARPER, son of James and Mary (Loughery) Harper, was born in North Carolina in 1820. His parents were natives of North Carolina, and moved to Tennessee, where William Harper was married to Miss Percila Cate, born July 30, 1826. Five children blessed this union - Richard, James M., Mary E., John L. and William Andrew. Mrs. Harper died December 3, 1867, and Mr. Harper, February 19, 1870, was marriedto Miss Sarah J. Willis. They have one child - Leonia H. In 1856, Mr. Harper moved from Tennessee to Wayne County, Ind., where he lived about eleven years, when he moved to Howard County. He located on his farm when it was in its native state, building a log cabin and clearing his land. He now has a finely cultivated farm well improved, with fine residence and good barn. He has held some of the minor offices of the township. He was formerly a Whig, but since the organization of the Republican party he has voted that ticket.

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


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