Person:Nicholas Harper (1)

Nicholas Harper, , Senior
b.17 Feb 1745
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Name Nicholas Harper, , Senior
Gender Male
Birth? 17 Feb 1745
Marriage 28 Nov 1775 to Rachel Carruthers
Will[1][2] 15 Jan 1811 Loudon County, Virginia
Death? 15 Jan 1811 Loudon County, Virginia

NICHOLAS HARPER, SENIOR was born on February 17, 1744/1745. He lived in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Nicholas married RACHEL CARRUTHERS on November 18, 1775.

Nicholas died on January 15, 1811 in Loudoun County, Virginia.

  1. Loudoun County, Virginia Will Book "M"
    Pages 80-85.
  2. In a photocopy of a handwritten will signed by Nicholas on January 14, 1811 and witnessed by Daniel McCarty, Henry Jarboe, and Sampson Moxley (Loudoun County Chancery Cses M2982, Walter Harper vs. Thomas Harper, etal). He apparently died right away as Walter tried to record the will on January 15, 1811. The will names his son Walter as executor, and virtually excludes several of the children as having been "previously fully provided for." Walter's brothers and sisters contested the validity of the will and were upheld in a Loudoun County court on September 4, 1811. Walter took it to the Court of Appeals, which was held at Richmond, Virginia on November 3, 1812. The ruling was against Walter and for Thomas Harper, William Hummer, Jr., Lloyd McIntosh and Stephen Donohoe. Walter never showed up for this last hearing . . . perhaps that is why the court dismissed his case. They dismissed the appeal and ordered Walter to reimburse the others for their court costs.

    As part of contesting this handwritten will, there is a record of 24 pages of the testimony of numerous people who knew Nicholas Sr. The Chancery case record referred to above contains this testimony. At the bottom of page 10 of that testimony appears the following: "that Hugle had married decedent's daughter who had died without children." Perhaps this is Elizabeth Harper who married a John Hugeley in 1796 Loudoun County?

    In the end, they considered Nicholas as dying intestate.