I have been researching the Harper family in the early days of Davidson County (Nashville), Tennessee. I decided to share early Harper marriages in hopes that it might also help with someone else’s research. I am piecing together how these individuals are related. If you know anything about those listed here, I’d love for you to share your info with me. You can contact me at downhomegenealogy@gmail.com.

Harper Marriages in Davidson County, Tennessee, United States of America
1809 – 1863

*My notes are in italics and parenthesis.

NAME: Nancy Harper (Daughter of Sarah and Williamson Harper of Leatherwood Creek in present-day Cheatham County)
SPOUSE: Damie Joslin (Daniel Joslin)
MARRIAGE: 31 Jul 1809

NAME: Bretain Harper (Britain Harper) (He was on the 1811 tax list in Davidson County.)
SPOUSE: Patsy Cook
MARRIAGE: 16 Jun 1812

NAME: Patsy Harper
SPOUSE: Macey Francis
MARRIAGE: 22 May 1817

NAME: Sally Harper (Sarah Sally Harper) (She was daughter of Sarah and Williamson Harper of Leatherwood Creek in present-day Cheatham County.)
SPOUSE: Barri Hubbs
MARRIAGE: 19 Jul 1818 – Davidson

NAME: Wm Harper (William Harper)
SPOUSE: Mildred L McQuary
MARRIAGE: 16 Aug 1827

NAME: Priscella Harper (Priscilla Harper)
SPOUSE: Granthorn Hiett
MARRIAGE: 14 Feb 1830

NAME: Sterling J S Harper (James Sterling Harper, son of Robert Harper)
SPOUSE: Livithia Reaves (Reeves)
MARRIAGE: 20 Feb 1830

NAME: Mary C Harper
SPOUSE: Alexander Mc Donald (McDonald)
MARRIAGE: 24 Dec 1833

NAME: Isaac P Harper
SPOUSE: Matilda Hall
MARRIAGE: 4 May 1842

NAME: John M Harper
SPOUSE: Mary Jane Jones
MARRIAGE: 1 Jan 1844

NAME: Elizabeth Harper (possible sister of Mary Ann Harper Mosier and James Harper, they were all neighbors in District 25 of Davidson County on the same page of the 1850 census)
SPOUSE: Thomas Bennett
MARRIAGE: 26 Feb 1846

NAME: James Harper (possible brother of Mary Ann Harper Mosier and Elizabeth Harper Bennett, they were all neighbors in District 25 of Davidson County on the same page of the 1850 census)
SPOUSE: Elizabeth Satterfield
MARRIAGE: 12 Mar 1846

NAME: Mary Ann Harper (possible sister of Elizabeth Harper Bennett and James Harper, they were all neighbors in District 25 of Davidson County on the same page of the 1850 census)
SPOUSE: John Mosier
MARRIAGE: 9 Apr 1846

NAME: John Thomas Harper
SPOUSE: Mary Elizabeth Demembrenen (Demonbreun) (granddaughter of Timothy Demonbreun)
MARRIAGE: 7 May 1854

NAME: Mary Harper
SPOUSE: H T Gould
MARRIAGE: 24 Jul 1856

NAME: Calexina Harper (Polixena Harper, source is Tennessee Chancery Cases, Jacob P. Newman vs. Polixena Early and others, April 1878) (Sister of Susan Harper Newman and Martha Harper Davis)
SPOUSE: Wm B Early (William B Early)
MARRIAGE: 25 Jul 1860

NAME: Eunie Harper (Angeline Eunice Harper) (Daughter of Elizabeth Satterfield and James Harper)
SPOUSE: Chas Washington (Chelsey Washington Taylor – last name ommitted on record)
MARRIAGE: 10 Oct 1863

NAME: Harriett Harper
SPOUSE: Chas Slinkard
MARRIAGE: 28 Dec 1863

NAME: Susan Harper (Sister of Polixena Harper Early and Martha Harper Davis)
SPOUSE: Jacob B Newman
MARRIAGE: 19 Aug 1863

NAME: Thos W Harper (Thomas W Harper)
SPOUSE: Rebecca M Majars (Rebecca M Majors)
MARRIAGE: 1 Apr 1863

Read more: Here is a link to an article I wrote about a Harper family who lived on Leatherwood Creek in present-day Cheatham County, Tennessee in the early 1800s.

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