That is a wonderful load of information. I was wondering if Brown Happer/Harper was the same person as James B. Harper. I see that it is. A relative of mine managed to find a story online about John Caulfield 1855-1906 which mention Cousin Sam Happer which started me down this road. John married Rosanna Clark. The article also mentions Brown Happer. So Margaret Happer is the mother of James, Samuel and George???
I see that Betsy Harper married Joseph Edmiston. I wonder if Joseph is a brother to Elizabeth Edmiston born abt 1835 in Ireland who married William Caulfield abt 1858 in Illinois and they later moved to Kalmar, Olmstead, Minnesota. Seems very likely.I would really like to know the parents of William who died Aug 10, 1893 in Byron Village, Kalmar Township.
Thanks so much for your help, Paula.