Our Family History Book

1,200 years of history starting in 810AD with the Vikings then filtering through Kings and Queens of England and Scotland before coming to America in the 1600's. 

Arriving in America with the surname of Horsmanden this direct line goes through families of Byrd, Duke, Tharrington, Harper and McMullen.

We published a small quantity of this 334 page hard cover book for family members and genealogy researchers. 

Corrections, changes and updates are kept online on this website.

4 Books left in first printing

Interested? Email me at

patsy at harper-mcmullen.com

See actual book excerpts here

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Over 24 million world wide entries -- almost 9 million in the USA alone! 

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Amos Joyner: was born about 1795 and died 1838. He married Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Jones (or Joiner) on November 02, 1820 in Franklin County, NC. Amos and Polly's children were Priscilla Ann, Martha, John C., Augustus Perry, Willis B. and Alfred. Both Amos and Polly's ancestry are drawing blanks.

John Eaton McMullen: was born about 1817 in Georgia and died 1859 in Echols County, GA. John has at least one brother, Charnic Wilson McMullen (1831-1898) Charnic was born in Georiga and is buried in Hardshell Cemetery, Prairie County, AR. John married Mary Elizabeth Byington and Charnic married (2nd wife) Nancy Connelly of Alabama.


Lillie Harper and niece Susie Lee Harper taken about 1930 at Laurel Mill in Franklin County, NC.

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