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63. Elizabeth6McAlister (Susannah5Sims, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born 23 March 1818, Washington County, Tennessee, died 15 January 1900, Obion County, Tennessee. She married 16 November 1837, Washington County, Tennessee, to Thomas Johnson Harper,[634] born 29 November 1810, died 22 March 1859. They are buried in Troy Cemetery, Troy, Obion County, Tennessee.[635]

They lived in Obion County, Tennessee, in 1840 and 1850.[636] Eliza Harper was head of the family in 1860; her brother, James McAlister, lived with her.[637] Elizabeth Harper lived at Rives Station in Obion County, in 1880.[638]



[634] Grammer and Mullins, Marriage Records of Washington County, Tennessee, 1787-1840, p. 48. Thomas J. Harper to Elizabeth McAlister, 16 November 1837.

[635] Tombstones, Troy Cemetery, Troy, Obion County, Tennessee: Eliza C. Harper, born 23 March 1818, died 15 January 1900. T. J. Harper, born 29 November 1810, died 22 March 1859.

[636] 1850 U.S. Census, Obion County, Tennessee, p. 385, #951/951. Harper, T. J., age 39, male, farmer, $1000, born S.C.; Elizabeth, age 30, born Tenn.; Susan, age 12; Louisa, age 10; Martha, age 8; Adelaide, age 6; William, age 4; Margaretta, age 2.

[637] 1860 U.S. Census, Obion County, Tennessee, p. 144, #1239/1239, P.O. Troy. Harper, Eliza, age 42, $15,500/$10,000; M. E., age 18, female; E. A., age 16, female; M. J., age 13, female; J. F., age 9, male; Kate Harper, age 4, female; Jas. McAlister, age 24, male, clerk. All born in Tennessee.

[638] 1880 U.S. Census, Obion County, Tennessee, S.D. 5, E.D. 107, Sheet 48. Eliza Harper, age 54, widow, born Tenn. Tenn. Tenn.; James Harper, son, age 28; Katy Harper, dau., age 23; Tip Anderson, grson, age 6. All above white. Sam Mitcham, age 18, black, servant.

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