HARPER:

Christopher Harper
came from Yorkshire, England to NB in 1774 and first settled at Fort Cumberland then, later in Sackville, Westmorland County.

He had three sons and four daughters. Mentioned were:
1) Christopher Harper Jr.
2) John Harper m. Miss Thornton d/o Titus Thornton: settled in Dorchester, NB
3) William Harper m. Phoebe Haliday of Cobequid, NS and settled at Sackville


daughters:
1) Charlotte Harper m. Bedford Boultenhouse
2) Fanny Harper m. Thomas King
3) Annie Harper m. Richard Wilson of Northern Ireland
4) Catherine Harper m. Gideon Palmer.

PANB:MC80/31 W.C. Milner’s History of Sackville, New Brunswick, pgs. 156-159.
See also PANB: MC80/45 Howard Trueman’s The Chignecto Isthmus and its first settlers, pages 225-226 which states that Christopher Harper Sr. brought over his nephew, Thomas King, with him in 1774.
 
 


John Harper was born in 1789 in Ireland, and died 1841. He married, in County Donegal, Ireland, Ann Hastings, born 1789 in Ireland, died 1876. They came to NB in 1825 and first settled in Kingsclear, York County, then went to Jacksonville, Wakefield Parish in Carleton County.

children
1) James Harper b. 1816, married c1845 Mary Ann Nevers
2) Margaret Harper b. 1818, d. 1891, m. 1843 William Hannah b. – , d. 1905
3) Susan Harper born 1820, d. 11 Jan 1888, married 16 Jul 1846 Adam Kearney b. – , d. 21 Aug 1887
4) Robert Harper born 1822, d. May 1892, m. c1852 Serena Kimball
5) Ann Jane Harper b. 1825, d. 1898, m. John Fleming of Fredericton, NB, b. – , d. 1876
6) John Harper b. 1827, married c1854 Jane Harrison
7) Elizabeth Harper b. 1830, d. Oct 1907, m. c1854 Charles Scott Emery b. – , d. Mar 1885
8) Aaron Harper b. 1832, died unmarried 1905
9) William George Harper b. 1834, d. 1905, married c1857 Adelaide Hannah.


PANB:MC1/Kearney #1, data on the Harper family is found on page 8.