Steve:John & Sarah Ward Luper are my ggg grandparents. I have done extensive research on this branch of my family, so here goes:
John Luper b: 1799 in Robeson County, NC d: 1868 Marion County, MS m Sarah Ward b:1794 in Robeson County, NC d: aft 1870 MS. Children born to them: William Ward Luper, John Luper, James A. Luper and Jesse Luper.
William Ward Luper (My gg grandfather) b May 14, 1824 NC d March 6, 1862 Jackson, Madison Co, TN m Selena Bullock Luper b July 7, 1828 (source: her headstone)in MS d March 19, 1901 in Josephine, Collin Co. TX married Feb 19, 1846 in Lawrence Co. MS.
Mary Ann Eliza Luper b Jan 15, 1847 (my great grandmother)
Lucy Luper b 1848
Margaret Luper b 1850
Amy Jane Luper b June 1852 d August 14 (tombstone broken)married Josiah Miller Jan 5, 1871.
Martha Luper b 1854
John Thomas Richard Luper b March 23, 1856 d Nov 6, 1931 Navasota, Grimes Co. TX m Martha Jane Coyle Dec 20, 1882
Eveline Luper b March 28, 1858
Selena Elizabeth Luper b April 17, 1860
William Luper b March, 1860
Mary Ann Eliza Luper b Jan 15, 1847 in Lawrence Co. d Jan 20, 1899 in Harrold, Wilbarger Co. TX married Benjamin Franklin Polk November 12, 1867. He was born August 10, 1848 in Holmes Co. Ms and died Dec 25, 1930 in Denton Co. TX.Parents of 10 children. He was the son of Ephraim Polk and Matilda Adaline (unknown maiden name)
Selena Elizabeth Luper b April 17, 1860 in Marion Co. MS d Feb 2, 1930 in Lawrence Co. MS m Benjamin Franklin Polk b March 29, 1854 in Lawrence Co. MS d Nov 6, 1931 in Lawrence Co.Son of Joseph Travis Polk and Emily (unknown maiden name) Selena & Ben married August 25, 1875. They were the parents of 11 children.
Eveline Luper b March 28, 1858 in White Sands, MS d Dec 1939 in Silver Creek, MS.She married Andrew C. "Conn" Miller Oct 3, 1880.He was b Feb 20, 1859 and d Dec 1924, being the son of Sebron Miller and Celeaty Herrington. Parents of 7 children.
Martha Luper b 1854 Marion Co MS d 1933 Covington Co MS m John Miller Oct 26, 1871. He was b Jan 2, 1847 d Dec 5, 1905. Parents of 6 children. Hope this helps. Any questions, email me: firstname.lastname@example.orgNancy