Susan V. Harper

Susan V. Harper

Female 1846-1847 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Susan V. Harper 
    Born 1846-1847  Lewis Co, VA (Now WV) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1850  Lewis Co, VA (Now WV) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peter HARPER Jr. 23 VA Farmer
      Wealthy 21 VA
      Susannah 4 VA
      Elcinda 1 VA
    Census 1880  Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Thomas E. CRAWFORD WM 33 Farmer VA VA VA
      Susan V. WF 33 Wife Kp Hse WV WV WV
      Waterman T.* WM 11 Son Frm Lb WV VA WV
      Mary L. WF 8 Dau WV VA WV
      Chas M. WM 6 Son WV VA WV
      William S. WM 2 Son WV VA WV
      Peter E. WM 11/12 Son (June 1879 WV VA WV
      *Waterman is Waitman T. W. (1900 Upshur Co. Census)
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • Susan is the widow of some Wanless, probably a member of my (Holly's) line, but I don't know which one. My guess would be Hanson Wanless, son of John & Elizabeth (Bridger) Wanless, and my guess would be that whoever he was, he died in the Civil War. However, Hanson's 1857 death record says he was single. Susan probably married Mr. Wanless no earlier than 1862 and probably more like 1865, when she was 18.

      I could find no marriage record for Susan/Susannah Harper in Lewis, Upshur, Harrison, Barbour, Calhoun or Randolph Counties. [Liz Jordan]

      Her parents:
      1900 Upshur Co. Census
      Peter Harper April 1826 74 WV WV VA
      Weltha May 1826 74 WV VA VA
      Bernard M. May 1873 27m WV WV WV
      Lillie F. Feb 1873 27m WV WV WV
      Married 55 yrs, 10 children, 6 living (nee Weltha CHIDESTER) Head of House-Farmer, Bernard and Lillie mar 1 yr. (nee Lillie BRAKE) Bernard-Farmer (Other children of Peter and Wealthy listed in the 1880 Upshur Co. Census are Chesley S. (male), 18, Amanda 19, Charles P., 12 Peter S. 11, and a grandson George M. born January 1880. Both Chesley and Amanda are listed as married. The child is probably Chesley's.

      Deaths in Upshur Co:
      Susan CRAWFORD-d. Dec. 16, 1898 age 13yrs d/o T.E. and S.V. CRAWFORD
      John W. HARPER-d. Sept 21, 1860 age 1y 8m 9d s/o Peter and Wealthy
      HARPER
      Peter S. HARPER-b. Nov. 17, 1868 d. Dec. 25, 1902 age 35y s/o Peter and W. HARPER
      Wesley A. HARPER-d.-Feb. 24, 1860 age 3y 6m s/o Peter and Wealthy HARPER

      >From "Upshur Co. Obits and News Items";
      Fr. Sept. 16, 1892 (Busy Bee)
      Mr. and Mrs. Peter Harper celebrated their 50th anniversary of their
      marriage on the 9th instant.

      Fri. Feb. 9, 1894 (Busy Bee)
      Centreville Mr. Charles Harper did at his home in Centreville, Dec. 24,
      1893, of typhoid fever in the 26th year of his age. His remains were
      taken to Straight Fork Christmas day and laid to rest by the Jr. U. O.
      A. M. of which order he was a consistent member. In his death the M. P.
      Church loses a valued member, his wife a kind husband, and his two
      little boys an indulgent father.

      HISTORY OF UPSHUR CO, W.B. CUTRIGHT, pg. 468 Peter Harper born 1825, married Wealthy Chidester in 1845, they moved to Straight Fork soon after their marriage. Ten children were born to them; one son was Charles Presley Harper.

      Most info from Liz Jordan - claj@usaor.net
    Person ID I739  100: Small Groups of Wan(d)lesses Worldwide
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2019 

    Father Peter Harper,   b. Apr 1826, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Welthia "Wealthy" Chidester,   b. May 1826, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 9 Sep 1842  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F272  Group Sheet

    Family 1 (Male) Wanless,   b. Est 1840-1847, (Probably) Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Est 1862-1867, (Probably) Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years) 
    Married Est 1862-1866  (Probably) Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F239  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Thomas E. Crawford,   b. 1846-1847, Rockingham Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 21 Mar 1867  Upshur Co, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F232  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S80] Marriage records abstracted in book (Reliability: 3).
      Wanless, Susan V., pg 40, d/o Peter & Wealthy Harper, 20 (w) b. Lewis;living in Upshur, to Thomas E. Crawford 20 b. Rockingham Co., VA;living in Upshur, s/.o [ not listed] on 3/21/1867 Upshur Co. [1851-1896 Upshur Co.,VA/WV. marriages; Wes Cochran; per email from P. Viellenave 1/22/99]