I am trying to find a John Harper.He may have settled in the Houston area, probably a small town.Our lost John Harper was born in Benton Co. Tenn, the son of James Stirling Harper, a blacksmith, and Louvitha Harper.John came to the White Co. Arkansas area probably the late 1870's. He had one brother, James Thomas Harper and several sisters including Margaret Harper Price ofJackson,Tenn and Missouri Harper Carouthers(?) of somewhere in western Arkansas. There was another sister named Quillen, I believe and called Quilly Belle who married a Fisher in Arkansas.James Thomas Harper(1840-1929) was my great grandfather and served with the 5th Tenn. in the Civil War. My grandfather was Doc Harper of the England, Arkansas area. In a family feature of Sept. 1937 of the Arkansas Democrat, it mentions John Harper as still being alive in Texas. John Harper would have been around 81 years old at the time. I feel fairly sure he would have been around 6 feet tall,possibly a good singing voice, opinated and out spoken to a certain point with a good sense of humor judging by the rest of the family. John may have had red hair as his brother and dad did.Also, there is a distinguishing birth mark, a blaze we call it between the eyes on many of us even until this day.. All those that knew these things died many years ago. Please feel free to write me at MissLata@aol.com,IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE YOUR HARPER FAMILY in any shape or form please write. I am chasing clues right now. My e-mail is MissLata@aol.com. I live in central Arkansas in a town called Lonoke.I would love to hear from some of John's family. As interested as the cousins I have are in family history, there should be one somewhere in Texas just like me.