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49. William Graves Sharp (Married: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Albright (#50), 5 November 1817) (Source of "Graves" is Cindy Bishop Fentress, descendant of William.) [Note: "Graves" is the middle name of his son. Perhaps his son was a junior and this William also had the middle name of "Graves" and was William Graves Sharp Sr. ...Posted information at a Ancestry.com link to Find A Grave Index states he is William Graves Sharp Sr., but that information is not written on his tombstone and this webmaster cannot determine the source.]


Born: 18 October 1794 of Sebastian (Boston) Bostian Sharp (#97) & Catharine Garrett (#98) in Orange County, North Carolina.


Died: 28 January 1862 in Alamance County, North Carolina. Buried at Old Stonerís Cemetery in Alamance County, North Carolina.

 

[His siblings included:

a) John Sharp: (Married: Sallie Loy on 26 September 1837 in Orange County, North Carolina. (Source: North Carolina Marriage bonds 1741-1868, Bond # 000100734; Image Number 004944; Record # 02 362, Bondsman: Benjamin Sharp, Witness Michl Holt) Born: 1806 Died: ?;

b) Isaac Sharp: (Married 1st: Polly Rich, Married 2nd: T. Isley, Married 3rd: Betsy Rich (Elizabeth Rich; Bond date 5 May 1838; Bond 000059468, Image 006712, Record 02 294, in Guilford County, Bondsman: John Rich, Witness John M. Logan-source: Index to North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741 - 1868)) Born: about 1799 Died: before 1860;

c) Eli Sharp: (Married: Sally Neese on 2 November 1824 in Orange County, North Carolina. (Source: North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741 - 1868, Bond 00100722; Image Number 005801; Record # 02 361, Bondsman: Jesse Boggs, Witness: Michl Holt) Born: 1800 Died: 2 Feb 1872; Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current reports that his wife was Sarah, his father was Sebastian Boston Sharp, his mother was Catherine Sharp, and his children were Laura A. Sharp and Tempy Ellen Sharp. He was 72 when he died. His siblings are listed as Sarah Sharp Isley (1805-1846) and Mary Sharp Nicholson (1809-1841). Eli is buried at Mount Hermon Memorial Cemetery in Graham, Alamance County, North Carolina.

d) Daniel Sharp: (Married: Eva Anthony on Bond Date: 28 February 1812 in Orange County, North Carolina) (Source: North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741-1868, Bond 000102464; Image Number: 000217; Record 03 003, Bondsman: Henry Anthony, Witness: Michl Holt) Born: 1787 Died: 1848 in route to Missouri in a one-horse drawn wagon (Source: e-mail dated January 21, 2017 to this webmaster from Daniel's descendent: Mary Ann Toman. Mary Ann states a book Past & Present Nodaway County Missouri is a reference for this information about his death. She also stated, "Daniel E. Sharp states grandfather died on the way and his son George was one month old.") ; [Note: Daniel's birth date is reported by his descendent (Mary Ann) as having taken place before the marriage date of Bostian and Catherine Garrett. The problem is to figure out if Daniel's birth date is incorrect, the marriage date of Bostian and Catherine is incorrect, or if Bostian had a previous wife to Catherine.]

e) Benjamin Sharp: (Married 1st: Polly Coble on Bond Date 24 April 1833 in Orange County, North Carolina) (Source: North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741-1868, Bond 000100718; Image Number: 001598; Record 02 361, Bondsman: Thomas Peeler, Witness: Michl Holt)), Married 2nd: T. Loy (Tempy Loy: Bond Date: 21 Aug 1840, Bond # 000100719, Image Number: 004944, Record # 02 361, Bondsman: Levi Loy, Witness: Michl Holt - Source North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 741-1868.) Born: 1811 Died: After 1870 in North Carolina;

f) Polly (Mary) Sharp: (Married: Green Nicholson on Bond Date 1 October 1832 in Orange County, North Carolina) (Source: North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741 - 1868, Bond 000099591; Image Number: 007135; Record # 02 297, Bondsman: Benjamin Sharp) Born: 1809 is stated by Find a Grave Index, 1600s - Current information for her brother Eli. Died: 1841 is stated by Find a Grave Index, 1600s - Current information for her brother Eli ;

g) Sally (Sarah) Sharp: (Married: Levi Isley in 1828) Born: 25 October 1805 in Orange County. North Carolina.1805 is confirmed by Find a Grave Index, 1600s - Current information for her brother Eli. Died: 15 October 1846 in Orange County, North Carolina?1846 is confirmed by Find a Grave Index, 1600s - Current information for her brother Eli.] (Information in red is from Ancestry.com. and needs verification)]


Miscellaneous:

In the1830 North Carolina Index for Orange County, p. 291 there is a William Sharp listed as the head of his family. The 1830 North Carolina Federal Census shows there were eight people, including 6 children, living in his home: one male under five years of age, two males of five and under ten, one male of ten and under fifteen, one male of thirty and under forty, two females under five years of age, and one female of thirty and under forty. According to church records, in 1830, William would have been 36. The link to this census shows the actual census page and the probable names of family members.

In the next few years, the Sharps added to their family. Eventually their children numbered 8 and included: Henry Albright Sharp (#25), Jerry Mars (Jeremiah) Sharp, Edwin (Edward) Sharp, Mary Catherine Sharp, Eli Sharp, Elizabeth A. Sharp, William Graves Sharp, and John Sharp.

In early years, the area that is now Alamance County was a part of Orange County. In 1850, it was made a separate county. William Sharp is listed in the1850 Index for Alamance County, p. 23, South District, ID # NCS5a1535581. In the 1850 North Carolina Federal Census, William is 55, his wife Elizabeth is 57, and his children include Elizabeth 21 and William 19, and John C. 16. William is a farmer. The value of William's real estate is $1600. The link to this census shows the actual census page.

The 1860 North Carolina Federal Census for Alamance County on 11 July, 1860 shows that William is 65, Elizabeth is 67, and John is 21. There is a J .A. Sharp (female and 21 years of age) listed. She is probably Julia Ann Steele Sharp, John's wife. William is a farmer. The value of his real estate is $2000 and the value of his personal estate is $1000.

 

 

Left: William's tombstone at Stoner’s Cemetery in Alamance County, North Carolina. (GPS: 36° 1.074 minutes N, 79° 25.571 minutes W). This photograph was taken on September 30, 2005.

 

"WILLIAM
SHARP,
Born
Oct. 18, 1794,
DIED
Jan. 28, 1862."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifetime Events Summary for William Sharp:

Event
Date
William's age
Birth
1794
0
War of 1812
1812-1815
18 - 21
Marriage
1817
23
Children's births
1818-~1834
24 - ~40
1818
24
Age at Father's Death
1846
52
Age at Mother's Death
1849
55
Civil War
1861 - 1865
67 - Dead
Death
1862
68

 

The webmaster's DNA has matched no less than 14 other members in a William Sharp DNA Circle in ancestry.com.

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