GENEALOGICAL ABSTRACTS FROM REPORTED DEATHS
THE LOUISVILLE AND NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE
AND THE NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE 1852-1856
By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1997
December 8, 1883
Colonel WILLIAM WILKINS HARPER born Sussex Co., Virginia, September 16, 1802; moved to Williamson Co., Tennessee when young, then moved to northern Alabama, near Courtland where he engaged in business with an uncle, Rev. Turner Sanders who was his father's half-brother; married Minerva T. Birdsong of Virginia and moved to Lawrence Co., Alabama but in 1838 moved to Caddo Parish, Louisiana; his wife died in 1866, leaving a daughter, the wife of Colonel W. P. Winans who was killed at Missionary Ridge. Mrs. Winans then married G. W. Riggins and all moved to Boone Co., Miss. in 1874 where Colonel Harper died August 16, 1883.