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Welcome! This website was created on Jun 24 2004 and last updated on Feb 16 2020.

There are 1402 names in this family tree. The earliest recorded event is the birth of Chapman, Thomas in 1590. The most recent event is the death of Despain, LaVonne in 2015.The webmaster of this site is Judy Harper. Please click here if you have any comments or feedback.

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About Judy Harper Family

Note to all Gooch family researchers: I just found the Gooch Family papers 1853-1905. They can be viewed at the website of The State Historical Society of Missouri under their digital collection.These letters were written by John I Gooch to his brother James W Gooch, his father and several other Gooch members. His letters reveal how lonely he was. All his letters were written while serving as a Union soldier. In October 2019 I had a DNA test through Ancestry.com. Very surprising. I have an abundant number of cousins out there. Ethnicity included Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Europe. In 1990 my quest to find Harper/Norton ancestors began. I wanted to know if I had any connection to Native Americans, Cherokee and Chocktaw. The research dates back to the 1600s. In this search I found several wonderful Cousins. Through these Cousins I found information about my ancestors and many wonderful stories that are included in this tribalpages site. It was found through DNA testing that the Harper side had no direct ancestry with the North American Indians but cousins throughout Ancestry could prove North American Indians were in my past as a connection. My search continues and I would be happy to hear from anyone with information concerning the Harper and Norton families, or any branch families. All names listed on this website are currently under research. Like all researchers I have an ancestor that eludes me: Catherine Raeckler, born probably 1845?, married Thomas Burton Harper, died 1860-63. I have tried variations of her name and came up with nothing. Most likely is Rackler. They were living in the Ft. Smith, Arkansas region during the Civil War. Various spelling: Reckler, Rakler, Rucker, Rakler, Rekler, Ruckler. Catherine is listed on this site as "Rackler." I am sure there are other ways to spell her last name. Her name might even be "Rutledge." Email me if you have information concerning this person or her relatives. NOTE: Be very careful when using online databases. I have found many errors on RootsWeb and Ancestry. But even though there may be errors on these and other sites at least it's a beginning to other research sites.
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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