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Subject: David HARP 7591, Ballard Co.
Date: Friday, September 27, 2002
Surnames: Harp, Stone, Carson, Todd, Curtsinger, Summers, Wells, Wilson
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History of Kentucky, Illustrated, Edition 1, Todd, Perrin & Kniffen, , Louisville, F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1885. Ballard Co.
David Harp was born on May 1, 1813 in Fayette County, Ky. He was a son of Conrad and Catherine (Bower) Harp. The parents were probably natives of Kentucky, but of Dutch descent. Subject was reared on a farm and resided in Fayette County until 1860, when he came to the Purchase and settled in Hickman County, near Columbus. There he resided a short time and then came to Ballard County, and settled on the farm of about 160 acres, now occupied by his widow, with about 80 acres in cultivation. There he resided until his death July 19, 1881. Mr Harp was married on November 14, 1837 to Miss Nancy Stone, a daughter of Jacob and Patsy (Carson) Stone. The father was probably a native of Maryland and came to Kentucky in a very early day. Mrs. Harp was born in Fayette County on May 23, 1817, and bore her husband twelve children, of whom ten are now living, viz: Ellen, wife of Samuel Todd, of Hickman County; Henry, in Mt. Eden, Ky.; J.W.; Nancy J., wife of John Curtsinger; Charles C.; Elizabeth, wife of Lee Summers; Addie, wife of James Wells of Hickman County; Maggie; Jacob and Mamie, wife of Samuel Wilson. At present, Mrs. Harp, assisted be her son, is carrying on the home farm. She and her family are members of the Christian Church."