Hi! My GGGGrandmother, Susan
HARPER, b. 16 Mar 1769, Orange Co.,
North Carolina, m. James M. BARNHILL (BARNWELL) abt 1788 and
d. Dec 1857 in Orange Co., NC.
RootsWeb's World Connect Project
shows her father to be William
HARPER. No additional info was
given on him and no mother listed.
I have found William HARPER in a
number of places, but can't find
one that fits in the time frame,
with a connection to Susan.
A census showing William HARPER to
be head of the household, with
Susan a member of that household
would be great!
I am searching for confirmation
that William HARPER is, indeed,
Susan HARPER's father and any info
on both her parents and siblings
would be most appreciated. Also,
places of burial for the above
I have a list of the children of
James M. BARNHILL (BARNWELL) &
Susan HARPER--not certain of its
accuracy. One source lists 10
children and another source lists
12 children. I do know, however,
that I am a descendant of their
firstborn: Robert Harper BARNWELL,
b. 1 Feb 1789 in Orange (Alamance)
Co., NC, f/o Robert Julian BARNWELL, b. 05 Sep 1835 in Knox Co., TN, f/o James Kennedy BARNWELL, b. 31 Oct 1878 in
Leavenworth Co., KS, f/o Elva May
BARNWELL, b. 18 Jun 1909, m. to
Mason Henry BRYAN, b. 11 Jul 1899.
I am Mason and Elva's third child.
I have run into some brick walls on
the Susan HARPER ancestry and need
your help. Please.
Thank you so very much.
Virginia (BRYAN) WILSON