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Walter Earp[1, 2]

Male 1787 - 1853  (66 years)


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  • Name Walter Earp 
    Born 1787  Montgomery County,Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation School Teacher Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID E581C464FEFB0B44BE48ED1CBD20AC7CEA58 
    Died 30 Jan 1853  Monmouth,Warren County,Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I2047  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2002 

    Father Phillip EARP,   b. 1755, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1787, Pulaski County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Mother Sarah "Sally" Vaughan,   b. Abt 1762, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID DE4BBB652B9B6E4DA401B82F3EA86BA24918 
    Notes 
    • _UID5EC50459A557D5118CAB444553540000C9D2
    Family ID F400  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Ann Early,   b. 28 Aug 1790, Avery, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1881, Monmouth,Warren County,Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 1809  Pittsylvania,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    _UID 125F1DC3AB5F6544B309D24759258D583C08 
    Notes 
    • _UID24C70459A557D5118CAB4445535400009150
    Children 
    +1. Lorenzo Dow Earp,   b. 8 Dec 1809, Lincoln County,North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1893, Galesburg,Jasper County,Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +2. Elizabeth "Betsy" Ann Earp,   b. 1811, Lincoln County,North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1899, Monmouth,Warren County,Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +3. Nicholas Porter Earp,   b. 6 Sep 1813, Lincoln County,North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1907, Sawtelle,Los Angleles County,California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    +4. Josiah Jackson Earp,   b. 16 Oct 1816, Ohio County,Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1901, Monmouth,Warren County,Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +5. James O'Kelly Earp,   b. 27 Nov 1818, Morgantown,Butler County,Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1893, Monmouth,Warren County,Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +6. Francis Asbury, Sr. Earp,   b. 11 Jun 1821, Ohio County,Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1901, Monmouth,Warren County,Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +7. Jonathan Douglas, Twin Earp,   b. 28 Apr 1824, Ohio County,Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1900, Sheldon,Vernon County,Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +8. Walter Cooksey, Twin Earp,   b. 28 Apr 1824, Ohio County,Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 24 Sep 1881  (Age < 57 years)
    +9. Sarah "Sally" Ann Earp,   b. 2 Mar 1827, Frankfort,Franklin County,Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1902  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F714  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Age at first marriage 22 est. Age at birth of first child 22est. Ageatdeath66 est.I'm pretty sure that Walter Earp never used the name"Harp".Althoughmany ofhis descendants pronounced that name as though itwerespelled"arp". There is an Earp lineage that chaged the spellingto"Eirp",which I have researched in Ohio and other places. There isaGermansurname "Erb" which ispronounced with theGerman "B" whichispronouncedalmost like the "p"in English. Therefore many German"Erbs"changed thespelling to "Erp" afterthey immigraged to america toretain thecorrectpronumciation in English (Woody Campbell)The family leftMaryland shortly afte his birth and moved toVirginia.They lived in NorthCarolina, where3 of the older children wereborn.Walter Earp was in NorthCarolina in 1815, when he witnessed thefollowing will: Willabstract#1309 of Mary Wingate date 27January,1815, probated October 1815. ThomasWingait my husband left meexecutorand administratorof those my childrenthat was under me. To sonJesseWingait. Daughter Pegga Parks Wingait.Executor none.Witnessed byWalter Earp and James Wingate(Lincoln County,North CarolinaWillAbstracts 1779-1910 compiled by Miles S. Philbeck, Jr.and GraceTurner,#1309) (Woody Campbell)The family moved to Kentucky whereWalterEarp appears on the Taxrollsof Logan county, Kentucky in1816.Walter was a Methodistminister andalso taught school for 30-35years.The Methodist Episcopalchurcharchives informed me that they have norecords of Walter Earpserving asan ordained M. E. minister. It islikelythat he may have servedas a"lay preacher" when he was living in thesparsely settled partsofKentucky.Walter and several of his children movedto Monmouth,Illinoissometime after the fall harvest in 1846. They are onthe Taxrolls ofOhio County, Kentucky in 1846:Walter Erp (sic) paid tax on100acres ofland on Caney Creek valued at $250 andwas also taxed for 1cow.(WoodyCampbell)1816 Logan County, Kentucky tax list Walter Earp, awhite maleover theage of 21.1817 No Earp on tax list of Logan County.1818No tax book for Logan County, Kentucky1818 (Nov 27) near Morgantown,Butler County, Kentucky; J. OKEarpobituary James O'Kelley Earp was born27 Nov 1818 nearMorgantown, ButlerCounty, Kentucky.1819 No Earp on taxlist of Logan county,Kentucky1820 Butler County, Kentucky tax list:Walter Earp, a whitemale overthe age of 21.1820 Federal Cenus of ButlerCounty, Kentucky lists WalterEarpwith 3males under 10, 1 male age 10-16,1 male 26-45 and 1 femaleunderage 10and1 female age 26-45 (p.321film#0186176)1821 No Earp on tax list of Butler County, Kentucky1822 NoEarp on tax list of Butler County, Kentucky1823 Butler County, Kentuckytax list: Walter Earp, a whitemale overthe age of 21 with 1 horseworth$25.001824 No tax book for Butler County, Kentucky1825 Butler county,Kentucky tax list: Walter Earp, a white maleoverthe age of 21.1825 (July)Butler County, Kentucky Grand Jury indictment:Jon'nDouglass & Walter Earpare indictedby Grand Jury forobstruction of thepublic road leading fromHartford to Morgantownby throwing brushthereonstarting on the 5th day ofApril 1825.1826 ButlerCounty, Kentucky tax list: Walter Earp over theageof 21with 1 horse worth $501827 Ohio County, Kentucky tax list: WalterEarp over the age of21 with1 horse worth $501828 OhioCounty, Kentucky taxlist: Walter Earp over the ageof21 with1 horse worth$601829 (18 & 19July) Ohio County, Kentucky Will Book B, p99Walter Earp purchased on lotof bacon for $3.12 1/2 at theestateauction of Elizabeth Barrett1829 OhioCounty, Kentucky tax list: Walter Earp over the ageof 21 with1 horseworth $30 and five children between the agesof 4 and 15.1829 (31Aug)OhioCounty, Kentucky Court Order Books, p.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] GEDCOM File : 1786840.ged.
      2 TEXT 2 5 DEC 2001

    2. [S3] GEDCOM File : Mortinsen.ged, 16 Jan 2002.

    3. [S46] Woody Campbell.

    4. [S113] Westward Ho by Aaron Dodson, Mrs. David K. Tudor.