Biography of Christian C. Harp
Madison County, NY Biographies





Harp, Christian, who died in Oneida September 17, 1886, in the 83d year of his age, was a well known and highly respected citizen of Madison county for many years. He was born in the town of Lenox May 2, 1804, and during his active life followed the occupation of farming. In 1883 he removed to Oneida, where he lived quietly until his death. Mr. Harp held the office of poormaster several years, and also served as assessor and collector. Although a man of quiet nature he became well known in the county. He was a man of the strictest integrity, and gained the confidence and esteem of all with whom he came in contact. He married first Hannah Ratnour, and eight children were born to them, five of whom survive: A. Jackson Harp of Oneida; George Harp of Pratt's Hollow; Martin Harp of Oneida; Barney Harp of Cleveland, N. Y.; and Mrs Catharine Miller of Kansas City. His second wife was Perlina Baldwin Holdridge, and of this union were four children: Warren C., Helen, and Amelia, all deceased; and Mrs. A. Barton of Oneida.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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