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Catharine Garrett

 

 

98. Catharine (Catherine) Garrett (Garret) (Married: Sebastian (Boston) Bostian Sharp (#99) in 1793 in Alamance County, North Carolina according to LDS) [Source for the gray information is research done by Michael Cavenaugh (Glass family genealogist denoted on the Guilford County Genealogy Association Website)


Born: 10 Oct. 1768 of Henry Garret (#195) & Margaret Clark (#196).


Died: 26 July 1849 in Orange County, North Carolina. She was buried at Stoner's Church in Alamance County, North Carolina. She was 80 years, 9 months and 16 days. The burial ceremony was conducted by Dr. George W. Welker on 28 October 1849. Source of the blue information on this page is Calvin Hinshaw's transcription of Rev. D. I. Offman's translation, copied by Larry Noah in 1998. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~lrnoah/NCOrange/stoner.htm. Also see the linked Record of Burials, presumed to be Offman's translation, that is posted at ancestry.com. [Note: It is unknown why Catharine was not buried until 3 months after her death.]
[Note: In addition to Catherine being buried at the Stoner's Church, Henry Garrett died in his 69th year on 18 August 1815 and is buried there. This is likely Henry Garrett, Catharine's father? There is also a Margaret Garrett listed in the church records and buried next to Henry. She is likely Catharine's mother.]

 

[Her siblings included:

a) Henry Garrett: (Married: Barbara Albright in 1810 in North Carolina) Born: 15 January 1778 in Guilford County, N.C., Died: 5 June 1864, 5 June 1861, Miscellaneous: In Brick Church (Alamance County, North Carolina) records transcribed from the original records by Rev. D. I. Offman and typed from a carbon copy of Rev. D. I.. Offman's translation by Calvin Hinshaw, several Garretts were listed. Henry Gerhart (Garrett) and his wife Barbara were sponsors at the Baptism of Obadia, a son of George Clapp Jr. and his wife Eliabeth in December 1810. These may be Catharine's brother and sister-in-law. Find a Grave: states Henry was born 15 January 1778 in North Carolina and he died 5 June 1861 in Alamance County, North Carolina. He is buried at Mount Hermon Memorial Cemetery in Alamance County, North Carolina. His wife was Barbara Albright Garrett, his father was Henry Garret, and his mother as Margaret Clark Garrett. His children included John F. Garrett and Jeremiah Rudy Garrett. His siblings according to a calculated relationship include Mary Ann Garrett Anthony (1786-1864), James S. Garrett (1789 - 1849) and Daniel Garrett (1798-1880). The two siblings not included in the listing are Catharine and John. Also the birth dates of the listed siblings are 18, 21, and 30 years after Catharine's birth, and 8, 11, and 20 years after Henry's birth. It is unlikely they are Catharine's siblings.

b) John Garrett: (Married: Barbara Ingold on 12 February 1804) (Source of information that he was the son of Henry Garrett pg. 94 of Brick Church Records transcribed from the original records by Rev. D. I. Offman. Typed from a carbon copy of Rev. D.I. Offman's translation by Calvin Hinshaw, and proof read by said Hinshaw and David Hold in 1959.) In Brick Church (Alamance County, North Carolina) records transcribed from the original records by Rev. D. I. Offman and typed from a carbon copy of Rev. D. I.. Offman's translation by Calvin Hinshaw, several Garretts were listed. John Garrett, son of Henry Garrett, and Barbara Ingold were married 12 February 1804. Born: ? ; Died: ?

Miscellaneous: Catharine was from Henry County, North Carolina.

From Calvin Hinshaw's transcription of Rev. D. I. Offman's translation, copied by Larry Noah in 1998. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~lrnoah/NCOrange/stoner.htm

"Catherine, widow of Sebastian (Boston) Sharp.
Born 10 Oct. 1768. Died 26 July 1849.
Aged 80 years, 9 months and 16 days. An aged
member of Stoners. The old are passing away.
Sermon Rev. 14:13
[She was a daughter of Henry Garrett]"

Catharine and her husband had 8 children William Graves (#49), John, Isaac, Eli, Daniel, Benjamin, Polly (Mary), and Sally (Sarah). [Note: Son Daniel's birth date is reported by his descendent (Mary Ann) as being in 1787. This is before the marriage date of Bostian and Catherine Garrett in 1793. Is Daniel's birth date incorrect, or is the marriage date of Bostian and Catherine incorrect, or did Bostian have a wife previous to Catherine, who was Daniel's mother?](Source: Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current reports that Eli's siblings are listed are Sarah Sharp Isley (1805-1846 ) and Mary Sharp Nicholson (1809-1841).

In the North Carolina 1820 Federal Census Index, p. 316, Boston Sharp lived in Orange County. His ID # was NCS2a1117285. In this census, he is listed as the head of the household. In the household there is one free white male under ten years, one free white male between sixteen and eighteen, four free white males of sixteen and under twenty-six, one free white male of forty five and upwards, two free white females of ten and under sixteen, one free white female of forty five and upwards, and five foreigners not naturalized. According to church records of Boston's birth date referenced above, he would have been 52 in 1820. According to church records, Catharine would have also been 52 in 1820.

In the North Carolina 1840 Federal Census Index of the Southern Division of Orange County allotted to Walter A. Norwood, p. 261, Boston Sharp is listed. His ID # is NCS4a2320003. In this census, Boston is listed as being over 70 years of age but under 80. Living with him is a woman, no doubt Catharine, who is listed as over 70 but under 80 years of age. According to church records of their births, both Boston and Catharine would have been 72 years old.

 

On April 26, 2006 Norman Sharpe (Great Great Great Grandson), Helen Leach (#4) (Great Great Great Granddaughter) and Sandra Henson, Mary Lue Finch, and Susan Snyder (#2)... all Great Great Great Great Granddaughters.... visited Stoners Church Cemetery located in a pasture on Rufus J. Dale's farm in Alamance County on Bellemont-Kimesville Rd. near the village of Belmont (near Graham) just off highway 49. While referring to a map that showed the location of tombstones in the cemetery, Catharine's stone was found buried in the earth. (The source of the map is in the document Investigations at Historic Stoner's Cemetery (31 AM 174,174***), June 21, 1998 by Dr. Linda France Stine, PO Box 268, Julian, NC 27283 and Prepared for Stoner's Cemetery Preservation Fund Board, PO Box 2191, Burlington, NC 27216-2191.)

Catharine's tombstone reads

" IN MEMORY

CATHARINE WIFE

OF BOSTON SHARP

BORN ???

DIED JULY 2? ,1849"

 

 

Lifetime Events Summary for Catharine Garrett:

Event
Date
Catharine's age
Birth
1768
0
Revolutionary War
1775 - 1783
7 - 15
Marriage
1793
25
Birth of her children
~1787 - 1809
19 - 41
1794
26
Death Of Her Husband
1846
78
Death
1849
~ 81

 

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