James Harper b ca 1780 County Tyrone, Ireland; d June or August 1842 Cayuga Co, NY; md ca 1806 in Ireland to Elizabeth Black, b ca 1784; d 10 Aug 1860 DeKalb Co, Illinois.
Margaret, b 15 Sep 1807 County Tyrone, IR; md 11 May 1826 in Washington Co, NY to William Winston Irwin
Mary, b 10 Apr 1809 County Tyrone, IR; md 6 Mar 1832 in Cayuga Co, NY to James McFarland
Thomas, b 14 Mar 1811 County Tyrone IR, #1 Sarah Hart #2 Mrs. Harriet Becker
[According to family stories family left County Tyrone in 1812 because of religious persecutions and went to Washington Co, New York. Joined the Presbyterian Church]
They traveled on the Hiberian and landed in New York City 2 May 1812.
Robert H., b 11 Jun 1813 Washington Co, NY; md #1 Anne Oswald, #2 Ann Brown Anderson
William, b 18 Jun 1815 Washington Co, NY; md Apr 1848 to Sarah Kirk Irwin
Eleanore, b 19 Sep 1817 Washington Co, NY; md 1837 to Benjamin McFadden
James Black, b 19 Jun 1819/20 Washington Co, NY: md #1 Elizabeth Smiley, #2 Elizabeth Comins/Cummings
Martha R., b 19 Mar 1823 Washington Co, NY; md 10 Jun 1848 DeKalb Co, IL to Moses Bartlett
Agnes / Nancy, b 3 May 1825 Washington Co, NY; md 3 May 1847 to Matthew Nisbet
The family belonged to the Somonauk Presbyterina Church in DeKalb Co, IL. I have more on these family members, most lived and died in DeKalb Co, IL, except my ancestor James Black Harper, he died in Kansas. And his father James Harper who died in Cayuga Co, NY.
I would like to find someone who knows about Harpers in County Tyrone, Ireland.
James "Hopper" is on the 1820 census Washington Co, NY and next door is William Black. Comparing age categories looks like William might be the brother of Elizabeth Black Harper. William Black is on the 1810 census, too. Maybe the Harper family followed him there????
Many members of this family are on Find a Grave site. Including photo of lovely old damaged headstone for Elizabeth in an abandoned cemetery.
Glad to share information on members of this family.