Harper Lineage


Charles Malachi Harper (b. 1759, d. 1837, m. 1783)
born in Norwich, Norfolk, England
m. Chastity Lucinda Roberts
      children:     James Adam Harper (b. 1784, d. 1854) - m. Mary Smith
                        Malachi Harper - m. Elizabeth Smith
                        Ezra Harper
                        Jenkins Harper
                        Mary Harper
 

James Adam Harper, Sr. (b. 1784, d. 1854, m. 11-2-1811)
born in SC, died in Wayne County, GA; he was a prominent and influential citizen of Wayne County and was a successful farmer. His large estate was divided into twelve shares at his death, there being eleven surviving children and his wife. The estate inventory amounted to $7603.68.
m. Mary Smith (b. 1790 in SC, d. 1861)
        children:   Lavinia Harper (b. 1813, d. 1858, m. 4-3-1828) - m. James Aaron Strickland
                        Levicy Harper (b. 1815, d. 1884) - m. William Eugene Campbell, Jr.
                        Malachi Harper (b. 1817, d. 1900)
                                m. 1) Mary Elizabeth Knight

                                    2) Mary A. Jane Sykes Lane (b. 1825, m. 7-13-1855)
                        Mary Elizabeth Harper (b. 1820, d. 1886)
                                m. 1) James Manning, 2) James C. Drawdy
                        Rebecca Harper (b. 1822, d. 1848, m. 1-8-1838) - m. James Manning
                        Charles Harper (b. 7-15-1830) - m. Ellen Popwell
                        Mary J. Harper (b. 1827) - m. 1) Martin Manning, 2) Thomas O. Lane (m 7-29-1869
                        Elizabeth Ann Harper (b. 1831, d. 1852) - never married
                        James A. Harper, Jr. (b. 1833) - m. Elizabeth Harper
                        Nancy E. Harper (b. 1834, d. 1877) - m. Elijah Tucker Knight
                        William Harper (b. 1838, m. 12-15-1854) - m. Harriet Kelley
                        Joshua Harper (b. 12-24-1835, d. 4-28-1899) - m. Eliza Knight
 

Mary Elizabeth Harper (b. 1-5-1820, d. 2-9-1886, m. 10-3-1833)
m. James C. Drawdy (b. 12-2-1812, d. 12-1-1872)
        children: Mary Ann Drawdy Head (b. 6-27-1836, 6-7-1874) - m. Richard Head
                        Besile Matilda Drawdy (b. 1837)
                        William Thomas Drawdy (b. 1838, m. 4-26-1866) - m. Rebecca Jane Liles (b. 1845)
                        Harriet Elizabeth Drawdy Manning Liles (b. 1842, d. 1909)
                                m. 1) Joseph Hamilton Manning (b. 8-3-1838, d. 8-22-1861, m. 1-14-1858)

                                    2) James H. Liles (m. 7-26-1866)
                        James M. Drawdy (b. 1844, d. 7-16-1863)
                        Daniel Webster Drawdy (b. 1845, d. 1925)
                                m. 1) Mary Lucinda Crosby 2) Janie Crosby Manning
                        George Washington Drawdy (b. 5-8-1848, d. 2-17-1926, m. 2-10-1870) - m. Mary E. Strickland
                        Martha Ann Drawdy Crosby (b. 1849, m. 9-6-1866) - m. Joseph Crosby
                        Albert H. Drawdy (b. 9-15-1851, d. 11-1869)
                        Samuel O. Drawdy (b. 1854, d. 1869)
                        Serena Drawdy (b. 1857)
                        Levicy Ann Drawdy (b. 1-1860)


 

Daniel Webster Drawdy (b. 3-22-1845, d. 2-6-1925, m. 8-20-1866)
born in Wayne County, buried in Crosby Cemetery at Buffalo, Brantley County, GA; his epitaph reads: "Resting till the resurrection morn"; listed as a taxpayer in Jesup, GA in 1909; he began his military career on September 22, 1862 at Waynesville, GA; he served in Company A, 24th Battalion, Georgia Calvary and on February 13, 1864 was transferred to Company G, then to Company D, 7th Regiment, Georgia Calvary; he received the Southern Cross of Honor in 1903; Private Drawdy surrendered with General Lee at Appomattox on April 9, 1865.  Pvt. Drawdy was listed as being present on all roll calls and served through the duration of the war.  He lost his haversack in April '64 and his pay was deducted to replace it. In 1918 he deeded two acres of land to the Wayne County Board of Education for a one-room schoolhouse to be built in his community and named Drawdy School.

m. Mary Lucinda Crosby (b. 8-20-1842, d. 6-27-1906)
born in Wayne County, buried in Crosby Cemetery at Buffalo, Brantley County, GA; her epitaph reads: "Heaven now returns our treasure, Earth the lonely casket keeps, And the sunbeams long to linger, When our sainted Mother sleeps."
            children: Mary Esther Drawdy Sikes (b. 5-1-1867, d. 10-1-1941) - m. Joseph Raiford Sikes
                        Aaron Joshua Drawdy (b. 10-15-1868, d. 10-5-1942)
                                m. 1) Mary E. Roberson (m. 12-15-1889)

                                    2) Mary Caroline Manning (m 12-13-1893)
                        Louisa Drawdy (b. 1872)
                        Virginia (Zinnie, Ginie) Elizabeth Drawdy Lane (b. 8-13-1875, d. 1-24-1946, m. 1-3-1893)
                                m. John Hardy Lane (b. 1866, d. 8-23-1944)
                        Joseph Daniel Drawdy (b. 5-21-1878, d. 11-23-1939, m. 12-23-1900)
                                m. Martha Mattie Manning (b. 5-19-1878, d. 12-22-1957)
                        John Mitchell Drawdy (b. 3-21-1880, d. 1-27-1949, m. 5-24-1908)
                                m. Rachel Manning (b. 2-13-1890, d. 7-5-1969)
                        Addie Janie Drawdy Manning (b. 12-26-1882, d. 12-1-1958, m. 8-21-1907)
                                m. George Homer Manning (1880-1919)
                        Sallie Maebelle Drawdy (b. 11-26-1885, d. 2-15-1954, m. 8-9-1908)
                                m. 1) Andrew Jackson Knight, 2) Ernest Alton "Dude" Purvis (b. 10-16-1906, d. 3-5-1990)
m. Janie E. Crosby Manning (b. 1853, d. 1933, m. 1908)
In the 1910 Census of Wayne County, GA, 3 stepchildren were living with he and his wife: Lee Manning (b. 1893), Virgil Manning (b. 1896), and Esma Manning (b. 1898).

 

John Mitchell Drawdy (b. 3-21-1880, d. 1-27-1949, m. 5-24-1908)
born in Wayne County, GA; buried at Shiloh Cemetery in Pierce County, GA; listed as a taxpayer in Jesup, GA in 1909.
m. Rachel Manning (b. 2-13-1890, d. 7-5-1969)
born in Wayne County, GA; buried at Shiloh Cemetery in Pierce County, GA
        children: Walter Conius Drawdy (b. 10-12-1909, d. 1-25-1984) - m. Goldie Dowling (b. 6-13-1911, d. 4-10-1988)
                        Burris Daniel Drawdy (b. 12-17-1910, d. 8-2-1985) - m. Nola Vergalene Lee (b. 9-27-1917, d. 10-2-2007)
                        Emmett Lafayette Drawdy (b. 9-19-1915, d. 7-9-1990) - m. Ellen Lorena Luke (b. 1916, d. 1949)
                        John Dillion Drawdy (b. 1913, d. 1976) - never married
                        Joseph Franklin Drawdy (b. 11-11-1918, d. 6-22-1991) - m. Isabell Harris (b. 4-19-1924, d. 5-19-1992)
                        Janie Lue Drawdy (b. 1921, d. 1988) - never married
                        Viola R. Drawdy Jacobs (b. 7-7-1926, d. 5-6-2002, m. 11-18-1944) - m. Homer Eldon Jacobs (b. 8-17-1924, d. 10-13-1993)
                        Fanny Drawdy Carr - m. Grady Carr
                        Myrtle Mary Drawdy Peacock Ramey Turner (d. 2-15-2005)
                                m. 1) Marion Peacock (b. 2-28-1922, d. 8-4-1955) 2) Ralph Ramey 3) Isaac Turner 

Burris Daniel Drawdy (b. 10-17-1910, d. 8-2-1985, m. 10-30-1934)
born in Wayne County, GA; buried at Shiloh Cemetery in Pierce County, GA
m. Nola Vergalene Lee (b. 9-27-1917, d. 10-2-2007)
born in Pierce County, GA;  died in Ware County, GA; buried at Shiloh Cemetery in Pierce County, GA
        children:   Virginia Alene Drawdy Robinson (b. 11-3-1935) - m. Richard Robinson
                        Henry Edward Drawdy (b. 12-5-1937) - m. Lois Marie Everett
                        Joann Drawdy Davis (b. 5-20-1940) - m. Julius C. Davis
                        Nola Mae Drawdy Carter (b. 4-29-1943) - m. Warren Roger Carter
                        James Daniel Drawdy (b. 9-28-1946) - m. Gloria Bowen
                        Jo Allen Drawdy (b. 6-28-1948, d. 1-9-1949)
                        Ellie Jane Drawdy Loudermilk (b. 9-9-1949) - m. William A. Loudermilk
                        Linda Drawdy Griffis Hayden (b. 11-1-1951)
                                m. 1) Melvin Griffis, 2) Lee Hayden
                        Glenda Drawdy Lee (b. 11-1-1951) - m. Larry Lee
                        Ronald Austin Drawdy (b. 6-4-1955, d. 6-10-2000)

                                m. 1) Mary Ann Griner, 2) Beverly Ennis
                        Joseph Franklin Drawdy (b. 2-23-1961) - m. Karen Anderson
 

Ellie Jane Drawdy Loudermilk (b. 9-9-1949, m. 6-22-1968)
born in Ware County, GA
m. William Alex Loudermilk (b. 2-27-1949)
born in Birmingham, AL
     children:      Jason Wayne Loudermilk (b. 1975, m. 6-12-2004) - m. Margaret Courtney McCammon
                      Sherri Lynn Loudermilk Underwood (b. 1978, m. 6-8-2002) - m. Chris Underwood
                      John David Loudermilk (b. 1985, m. 10-25-2008) m. Sarah Beth Williams
 
 

Bibliography:

Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, VI, p. 119
Census Records, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, Wayne County, Georgia
Tombstone Inscriptions
E. L. Darling and Son Funeral Home Records, Blackshear, Georgia
www.familysearch.org - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Wayne County Internet site
Interviews with family members
Cemeteries of Brantley County