Person:Jacob Harper (10)

Jacob Harper, of South Branch, Potomac River
  • HJacob Harper, of South Branch, Potomac River1726 - 1803
  • WMary Conrad1731 - 1811
m. 1748
  1. Adam Harper1759 - 1854
  2. John Harper1762 -
  3. Elizabeth Harper1780 - 1871
Facts and Events
Name Jacob Harper, of South Branch, Potomac River
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1726
Marriage 1748 to Mary Conrad
Death[1] 1803

Jacob Harper was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 460.--29th May, 1761. Same (Mary Wood, of Frederick, James and Moses Green, of Culpeper) to Jacob Harper, £16.6.4, at same place (on North Fork of South Branch of Potowmack), , 96 acres, part of 350 acres, supra. Delivered to same (Andrew Johnston, June, 1767).

Processioning List of 1767/8

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
  • Vol. 2 - Page 446.--1767-68: Processioned by Joseph Skidmore, Geo. Dice, Henry Banener, viz: For Samuel Morrels, present Wm. Eaverman; for John Skidmore, present Valentine Cassel and Jacob Conrad; for Geo. Caplinger, present Jacob Harper and Jno. Caplinger; for Valentine Giles, deceased, present Geo. Giles; for Peter Flesher, for Henry Banener, for Woolrey Conrad, for George Dice. Processioned by Cornelius Ruddle, David Robeson: For Thomas Bryan, for John Linkhorn, for Robert Belshee, for Wm. Dunlap, for John Miller, for Wm. Pickens; for Mathias Leer, Jos. Leer present; for Tunish Vanpeter, for Abraham Miller, for George Speare, for Skid Muncy's land, for Cornelius Ruddle, for Thomas Moore, for David Robinson. Processioned by John Coutts and John Miller, viz: For John Miller, for John Fudge, for John Munge (Conrad Fudge present), for Geo. Hufman, for Geo. Gunrod, for Henry Dick, for Peter Brunemer, for Henry Lung, for Francis Kirtley, for Christopher Cisling, for Boston Nester, for Jerod Peterfish, for Stephen Hanceberry, for John Sellers, for Jacob Runkle, for Nicholas Null, for Charles Fie, for Daniel Link, for Daniel Price, for David McComis, for John Burk, for Mathias Cersh, for Jacob Hammer.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 275.--11th November, 1758. Michael Freez's (Frise) appraisement, by Peter Hole (mark), Paul Shever, Loudwick Waggner--Paid Geo. Homs, Valentine Goyle, Jacob Harper.
  • Page 28.--28th June, 1758. Peter Moser's estate settlement, by Michael Mallow, allowed 19th May, 1761--To Cathron Moser, Jno. Hopkins, Danl. Love, James McDole, Jno. Wright, Fardrick Kestor, Jacob Harper, Andrew Arewen, Powl Shaver, Eaform Love, Nickles Hofman, Edward McGary. (2nd vendue held 8th November, 1758?) To Alex. Miller, James McGill, Jno. McCoy. (3d vendue held 3d October, 1760.) Credit by Patterkole money received on Peter Moser's account. From Jno. Madison, from George Caplinger, from Henry Carr, from Captain Cartley (Keartley), Capt. Abraham Smith (patterole money), from Captain Smith, for provender; from Captain Smith, on account of Wm. Wood; from Jno. Hogleer; from Capt. Ephraim Love, for provender and paterrole (patrol) money; from Capt. Smith, patterole money. Paid Jacob Rolman, paid Daniel Smith for clorking, paid Fredk. Opp for schooling, paid Fredk. Easter for salt and store goods, paid Johnson Hill for weaving, paid John Hughes, paid Stephen Conrad, the blacksmith.
  • Page 458.--29th May, 1760. Same [Mary Wood, of Frederick, James and Moses Green, of Culpeper], to George Hammer, £19.17, at same place, cor. tract sold to Jonas Friend; cor. tract sold Jacob Harper, 114 acres, part of 350 acres patented to Robert Green, 12th January, 1746. Delivered to same.
  • Vol. 1 - OCTOBER 16, 1765. - (8) Jacob Harper, Alexr. Painter, John Seller, Augustine Price, Jacob Parsenger, Henry Lung and Michael Neese--Naturalized. {The order says they qualified justices).
  • Page 90.--21st November, 1772. Bond by John ( ) Likens and Jacob Harper, John Caplinger, Jr., and Henry Stone to Mathew Patton, to reconvey above if John Reager, Jr., should return.
  • Page 531.--18th August, 1772. Elizabeth Shaver's bond (with Jacob Harper. Peter Vaneman) as administratrix of Paul Shaver.
  1. 1.0 1.1 National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970.

    Name: Jacob Harper
    Birth Date: 1726
    Death Date: 1803
    SAR Membership: 31781
    Role: Ancestor
    Application Date: 4 Jul 1920
    Father: Nicholas Harper
    Mother: Elizabeth Behrn-Harper
    Spouse: Mary Coonrod-Harper
    Children: Elizabeth Harper-Sterling