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Peter Love Harper 



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Peter Love Harper
10/15/1858 - 11/22/1933
(Shown at age 62)
Peter Love Harper was born on October 15, 1858 in Coffee Co., Georgia and died on November 22, 1933 in Coffee Co., Georgia. He lived to be 75 years old.

His parents were John Lesley Harper (1810-1889) & Charlotte Gaskins Harper (1812 - 1896).

Seward James
Martha Ann "Marthy" (3/1881)
John D. (12/1887 -1967)
Eunice M. (1/1890)
Fannie Belle (1/1894)
Wiley Byrd (11/1896 -1965)
Census6/16/1880 Militia District No 1026 GA (Coffee County) 21 yrs old 
Recorded as family #148: Peter (born 1857, age 28), MaryAnn (wife, born 1857, age 23), Seward (son, born 1877, age 3), Marthy (daughter, born 1879, age 1). All were born in GA. Peter is a farmer and his wife is keeping house. John Harper (age 71) is living next door with his wife Charlotte (age 70) and their family. Lewis Harper (born 1813, age 67) and his wife Diecy (born 1817, age 68) are also neighbors. 
Census6/15/1900 Alphaha Town,Militia District 518 GA (Berrien County) 41 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #248, family #269: Peter L. Harper (age 41, born Oct.1858) Mary A. Harper (44, Feb.1855), Seward J. Harper (22, Jan. 1878), Martha A. Harper (19, March 1881), John D. Harper (12, Dec. 1887), Eunie M. Harper (10, Jan. 1890), Fannie Harper (6, Jan. 1894), Wiley B. Harper (3, Nov. 1896), George J. Taylor (16, March 1884). All were born in GA as were their parents. George is a boarder and a farmer laborer. Peter is a farmer. Peter says he can not read or write. Mary, Seward & Martha can read & write. Eunie & Fannie say they can read but they can't write. 
Census4/22/1930 Militia District 748 GA (Coffee County) 71 yrs old 
Recorded as family #400: Seward J. Harper (age 53), Elizabeth (wife, age 33), Wavie (daughter, age 15), S.J. (son, age 9), Peter L. Harper (father, age 71), Mary A. (mother, age 75). Seward, his wife and his children were all born in GA as were their parents. Peter L. was born in GA, his father in NC and his mother in SC. Mary A. was born in GA as were her parents. The family lives on a farm that is owned by Seward. Seward states his occupation as farmer and says he is a veteran.  

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12 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
17 1875 Oconee County formed.
47 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
54 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
56 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
59 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
62 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
66 1924 Peach County is formed.
1 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
7 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
11 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
19 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
21 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
31 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
37 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
39 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
42 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
42 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
43 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
44 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
45 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
46 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
48 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
48 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
48 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
54 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
55 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
56 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
65 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
65 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
66 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
68 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
69 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
70 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
3 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
4 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
24 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
27 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
50 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
54 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
55 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
59 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
61 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
2 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
4 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
5 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
7 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
10 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
17 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
18 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
51 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
52 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
69 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
71 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
72 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
74 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
75 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
51 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
56 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
59 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
61 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
62 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
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Grandpa & Grandma Harper
Grandpa & Grandma Harper

Mary Whitley
Born on November 15, 1855 and died on January 30, 1937
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The Children of Peter Love Harper

68 years old
Seward James Harper Sr.
Born somewhere in Georgia on January 30, 1877 and died in Coffee Co., Georgia on July 8, 1960. He was 83 years old.

Child: Seward James Jr. (1920)...
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18 years old
Fannie Belle Harper
Born in Irwin Co., Georgia on January 24, 1894 and died somewhere in Georgia on March 11, 1928. She was 34 years old.

Fannie & James had one child: John Paul Carver (7/11/1914 - 7/30/1972).

After the death of James,Fannie married Richard W. Rowe. They had three children:
Wilva (1922)
Wilson (1927)
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