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Sarah Frances (Andrews) Harper

Born 1826 - Died 1911

Sarah Frances Andrews (1826-1911) was from Essex County, Virginia. She married John Newton Harper (1823-1907) of Alexandria. In 1879 Sarah Harper purchased in her own name Mt. Pleasant, a large tract of land on the north side of Aquia Creek on which large scale commercial freestone quarrying had long been conducted. The Harpers lived on Mt. Pleasant and Sarah’s husband operated the quarries.