Micajah Harpe Micajah "Big" Harpe, born Joshua Harper, and his brother Wiley Harpe were murderers, highwaymen, and river pirates who operated in Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, and Mississippi in the late 18th century. They are often considered the earliest documented serial killers in the United States. They are believed to have killed 39, and possibly as many as 50. In August 1799 Micajah was decapitated in a revenge killing.
Serial Killer Micajah Harpe (aka) Big Harpe, Harpe Brothers, was active for 3 years between 1797-1799, known to have ( 39 confirmed / 50 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States
Micajah Harpe has been listed on Killer.Cloud since August of 2018 and was last updated 5 years ago.
|Nickname:||Big Harpe, Harpe Brothers|
|Victims:||39 - 50|
|Years Active:||1797 - 1799|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 2 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Micajah Harpe. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|1797||Micajah Harpe started his serial killing spree. #1797|
|1799||Micajah Harpe ended his serial killing spree. #1799|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Micajah Harpe (1797-1799).
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|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1101608633||Fatal Vision||Joe McGinniss|| 5 Total Including |
|0998846678||The Door That Faced West||Alan M. Clark||Micajah Harpe||1|
|1424126681||Born Wolf... Die Wolf||E. Don Harpe||Micajah Harpe||2|
|0764339427||Midwest Maniacs||Tom Baker||Micajah Harpe||1|
|146345869x||A WILDERNESS of TIGERS||KENNETH TUCKER||Micajah Harpe||2|
|1506347576||Introduction to Criminolo...||Pamela J. Schram||Micajah Harpe||1|
|0993823246||Serial Killer Quarterly V...|| 6 Total Including |
| 3 Total Including |
Earle Leonard Nelson
|1424135427||Resurrection: Rebirth of...||Ernest Harp||Micajah Harpe||1|
Micajah Harpe is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database