Everingham Family History Public Record Reprint

"Abigail Everingham", &
Enoch & Triphena Everingham

1883 by W. H. Perrin pg. 593/594

Judge John B. Harper - blacksmith - Palestine, Illinois, born February 6, 1813, in Knox Co., Indiana. Son of James Harper, born May 15, 1790, in Fayette Co., Ky., who died December 1, 1829, in Knox County, Indiana. He was a soldier in the Indian War of 1812, serving in the battle of Tippecanoe, where he received a shot in the leg. Carrying the bullet to his grave. He was married to Peggy Walker Curry, born July 25, 1795, in Mercer County, Ky., died August 26, 1826, in Knox County, Indiana. She was the mother of seven children.

Mr. James Harper's father, George Harper, was one of the pioneers of Fayette County, Ky., participating in many of the terrible contests of that country. He was also in the Revolutionary War. On account of that he received a grant of land in Indiana from the U. S. Government. After building a fort on it, to protect his family from the Indians, he settled there and began to farm, stationing always one of his children with a horn on top of the tower in the fort so as to give the alarm if the Indians should be near.

John Harper went to school in log school houses. He came to Palestine in 1830, where he learned the blacksmith trade which he followed for thirty-six years, when he commenced to farm. He was married Nov. 16, 1837, to Miss Abigail Everingham, born Nov. 19, 1820, in Ohio. Her father was a millwright. Her parents, Enoch and Triphena (Kitchell) Everingham, came from the East. Mrs. Harper was the mother of six children. . . . Mr. Harper is one of the most prominent ment in the county. He has been honored with the office of Township Justice of the Peace for ten years, and County Magistrate for four years. Has been School Treasurer, and from 1869 till 1877 has filled the honorable office of County Judge to the entire satisfaction of the people. . . . Children: James E., Mary V., Roda A., Charles O., Lizzie Bell, and Lucy J.

C. O. Harper, farmer, Palestine, was born July 17, 1848, in Palestine. Educated in Palestine. Enlisted Feb. 11, 1865, in 152 Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, Company H. Served until the end of the war. He was married, Sept. 10, 1873, in La Motte Township, to Miss Catherine P. Lisman, born December 25, 1853, in Merom. She is a daughter of David and Nancy (Wells) Lisman. Mr. and Mrs. Harper are members of the Presbyterian Church.

(Peggy) Margreth(*) Walker Curry m. James Harper Jan. 4, 1812.

They were married by the Rev. Samuel R. Alexander, Pastor of the Upper Indiana Presbyterian Church, Knox Co., Indiana, north of Vincennes. Their children: John Harper, George W. Harper, Richard E. Harper, Andrew M. Harper, Mary Jane Harper, and Julian Harper.

Wm. Harper, guardian for above children.

George Harper, Administrator for James Harper's estate. Estate settled in 1832, in Knox Co., Indiana. Statement that sale was held at residence, Busseron Tp., Knox Co., Ind.

The children above named as heirs of James Harper in the estate settlement.

Margreth(*) Walker Curry was the daughter of John Curry, Sr., who died in Busseron Tp. Knox County, Indiana, in 1823. See heirs in settlement of John Curry's estate, (James Harper, etc.).

(*)Margreth should be Margaret.


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