It is of James Harp, s/o of John and Lucy [Vaughan] Harp. It is a photograph with charcoal coloring. Early times, photographer would visit farming areas and take pictures of farming family in out-of-the-way places, like up country roads. So the orginial picture was taken in his regular clothes, then later the charcoal coloring was added and the uniform was drawn on the photo. James Harp was 35 year old when mustered into the civil war on Jun 24, 1862 (according to his discharge papers.) This picture appears to be of a younger man. Lewis and William joined at the same time as James according to www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/1stcav-b.html. Also Thomas Clark who was married to James sister Lucinda, appeared to have been mustered on Jun 24, 1862.
James Harp b 28 April 1829 Warren Co., TN died 29 Nov. 1881 Indian Valley, Washington Co., TN OWC Idaho PWC council Idaho, Father John Lewis Harp 1795/99, Mother Lucy Jane Wallace Vaughan. Spouse Sarah Elizabeth Clark, 8 April 1832 TN., died 14 Mar 1915 Freewater, ID, bur. prob. Winkler Cem. Council ID, (Md. 1 April 1846 Washington Co., AR.) They had 8 children, Melvina "Vina" (Abraham Abram Beech md 19 Dec 1869), 1847 AR, William Harp 16 Jun 1850 Madison Co., AR md Jane Hall, Hardy Harp 31 May 1852 Barryville, Carroll Co., AR (Irene, Birkes) died in Boise, Ada Co., ID, Samuel "Sam 1853, Robert 1858, Tolbert 22 May 1858, Martha Margaret Robinson 1860 Madison Co., AR, Elizabeth Louisa Winkler 9 Jan 1862.
1. Source is from Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996. This file says he was born in Arkansas.
2. Source: Madison Co., Ark Population Schedule of the United States Census of 1860. S.L. City Utah, The Family History Center book
says he is 32 TN (1828) and is a merchant.
If this is the family he was born in TN. Same wife on the page and two children 1850 census AR. (Born 1829?)
3. Sourse: They left Northwest AR, Ozark Region, in Washington Co., by 1846, then for Idaho. Book, Carroll Co., Families: THESE WERE THE FIRST, Carroll Co., Arkansas 1991 compiled by Jim Lair. Fam. Hist. Lib. S.L. City, Utah 84150.
..."at the Genealogy Library today you are working on a Carroll County book. It's believed that relatives passed through Carroll County. In haste- in case you are interested- Many didn't write and court houses burned often.."Those words, penned by Orville D. Harp, of Gridley, California, well summarize the plight of today's genealoggist. Yet, somehow, we all find a way to put the stories of the past together."...
..."James Harp was born 28 April 1828, in Warren County, Tennessee as a son of John and Lucy Harp. Exactly when the Harp family moved into the Northwest Arkansas Ozark Region is not known, but James Harp was in Washington County by 1846 because he was united in marriage with Sarah Clark there on 1 April, of that year, with Robert Garrett, a Justice of the Peace, performing their ceremony. Sarah had been born in Tennessee during 1832, was barely fourteen years of age at the time of her marriage. Eight children were born to the union of James and Sarah (Clark) Harp."...
James Harp enlisted in the Union Army 24 Jun 1862 at Cassville, Barry Co., MO. PVT/PVT Discharged 23 Aug 1865 "Sarah was know as Sally"
He served during the Civil War in Co. E 1st Arkansas Cav and Co. B 1st Arkansas Cav. He was injured in the Civil War and crippled.
Sarah Harp, widow of James applied for a pension from Idaho 25 Feb 1891; application # 503 689 certificate # 328 822
THEY LEFT ARKANSAS MOVED TO WOODSON CO. KANSAS LEFT KANSAS RIGHT AFTER 1880 CENSUS MOVED TO IDAHO. (Evelyn Johnson)
California Twp PO Clifty Arkansas #5 #6 1870 census.