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Letitia Harper

Letitia Harper[1, 2]

Female 1785 - 1835  (50 years)

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  • Name Letitia Harper 
    Born 27 Feb 1785  Guilford Co., N. Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Jul 1835  Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23668  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2022 

    Father Lt. Col. Jeduthan Harper,   b. 15 Nov 1736,   d. Nov 1819, Randolph County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Mary Gizeal Parke,   b. 23 Feb 1755,   d. 21 Feb 1845, Randolph County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married
    • The children born to Jeduthun and Gizeal Park Harper were Mary (1777-1817), Elizabeth (1782-1821), Letitia (1785-1835), Jesse (1784-1851), Sarah (1789-1858), Absalom Tatum, and
      two other sons who died in infancy.
    Family ID F8997  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Col. Robert Lindsay,   b. 26 Sep 1776, Prob Guilford Co., N. Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1818, Greensboro, Guilford Co., N. Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 1803  Guilford County, N. Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ann Eliza Lindsay,   b. 15 Oct 1804, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1868, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Living
     3. Living
    +4. Mary Teas Lindsay,   b. 12 Mar 1813, Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1847, Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F8996  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Henry Humphreys,   b. 1787, Guilford Co., N. Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1840, Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F8998  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Robert Lindsay - Letitia Harper
    Robert Lindsay - Letitia Harper
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    Letitia Harper
    Letitia Harper
    p23668LetitiaHareper.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11467127/letitia-lindsay_humphreys.
      Letitia Harper Lindsay Humphreys
      Birth 27 Feb 1785
      Death 25 Jul 1835 (aged 50)
      Burial
      Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery
      Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina
      Tombstone indicates that Letitia was the daughter of Jeduthan Harper of Randolph Co. NC. She was married in 1803 to Robert Lindsay.

      The below article was sent in by another contributor:

      Deaths.
      In Greensboro, 25th ult. Mrs. Letitia Humphreys, wife of Henry Humphreys, Esq.
      ? Published in Raleigh Register and North-Carolina Gazette (Raleigh, North Carolina), Tuesday, August 18, 1835, p. 3.

    2. [S150] Photograph, https://photos.geni.com/p13/2d/37/4e/56/5344483c3c57e127/gih23mip_original.jpg.

    3. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53778723/henry-humphreys.
      Henry Humphreys
      Birth 1787
      Death 26 Mar 1840 (aged 52?53)
      Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina
      Burial: Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery
      Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina


      Henry Humphreys came from Maryland to Caswell County, North Carolina. (Some sources say he was born in Virginia.) He was in Guilford County, NC by 1807, and settled in the new town of Greensborough (now Greensboro), one of its first settlers. He was involved in many enterprises, was a merchant with two stores in Greensboro, one in Statesville, and one in Lexington, NC. Around 1830, he built the Mt. Hecla cotton mill, the first steam powered cotton mill in the South. It was an enormous enterprise, that provided work for a large humber of people in the area. Mr. Humphreys was also involved in the Greensboro city government, and was a very active member of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church. He first lived at Blandwood (which was later transformed into a grand Italianate manor by his step daughter's husband, Governor John Motley Morehead), and then he built a three story mansion at the corner of Elm and Market Streets, facing the court house square in the center of Greensboro around 1827.

      Mr. Humphreys was twice married, first to Mary Baldwin of Caswell County, who died c. 1820. He then married Letitia Harper (1785-1835), the widow of Robert Lindsay, Jr. (1776-1818) on 7 Nov. 1821. There were two children born of the first marriage, Louisa, who died young, and Anne Laura "Nancy" Humphreys (30 May 1817-22 May 1864, Mrs. Thomas Randolph Tate, bur. Elmwood cemetery, Charlotte, NC). There were three children born of the second marriage: Absalom T. Humphreys (1822-6 Nov. 1844), Henry Park Humphreys (1825-10 March 1832), who was killed in an accident at an early age, and Sarah Letitia "Sallie" Humphreys (1830-1860, Mrs. William B. Walton).