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BRANTLEY COUNTY HISTORICAL AND PRESERVATION SOCIETY

P.O. BOX 1096, Nahunta, Georgia 31553

This page was updated April 27, 2014

DANIEL O. HARPER, *CSA*

1842 - 1923

Daniel O. Harper

Daniel was born August 12, 1842, died on November 30, 1923. He was buried in North Oak Grove Cemetery in Camden County, Georgia.  His father was James Harper, Jr. (born about 1826 in Georgia ), son of James, Sr. and Mary Smith Harper (born about 1826 in Georgia ). This is shown in 1850 and 1860 Wayne County, Georgia Census.

 

The 1870 Wayne County, Georgia Census shows Daniel, age 23, with wife Leetie Popwell, age 20. (Perhaps Leetie is meant for Lydia ?) The 1880 Wayne County, Georgia Census shows Daniel, age 34, with wife Jane, age 25. (This could be a different wife or error in age, plus sometimes people gave a name one time in a census and the next time gave something else.)

 

Wayne County, Georgia marriage book shows that Daniel Harper married Mrs. L. Popwell on Dec. 9, 1865. (Popwell apparently was the surname of her first husband and she was a young widow.)

 

Contributed by: Dorothy Johns Thomas.

 

Daniel O. Harper enlisted into the Confederate Army on May 16, 1862, as a Private in Company A, 4th (Clinch's) Georgia Cavalry. His last date of service was recorded on October 20, 1864.

 

Military service was researched and a grave stone was ordered by Gaynell H. Sasser on October 31, 2004, and was installed by Jerry Van Herrin on January 13, 2005.

 

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