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I have traced my Sharp line back to the late 1700's, in North Carolina.  After a short time in Georgia, the Sharps began moving to Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas.  My direct Sharp line starts with Edward Sharp.

I have compiled a short history of my Sharps, starting with Edward Sharp in North Carolina, and ending with my father's birth in Mississippi.

Marshall Cunningham Sharp was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.  He married Matilda MeGough, also of North Carolina.  The McGough-Sharp connection is explained in detail on the Clan McGough website.

Many of my Sharps lived in Alabama.  At one point, around the mid 1850's, there were so many Sharps living in an area about ten miles south of Montgomery that the town was called Sharpsville, and a map of that time period will show the Sharpsville post office.  In the area where Sharpsville used to be, there still exists the Sharp family cemetery, where many ancestors are buried.

My great great great grandfather, Marshall Sharp, received a government land grant in Alabama in April of 1835.

The Sharps/Sharpes were instrumental in the building of Providence Presbyterian Church, in LeGrand Alabama.  A brief history of the church details their part in it's construction.

My great great grandfather, Lafayette Marshall Sharp, married Caroline "Callie" Brown in 1857, in Tallapoosa County, AL.  The family later moved to Scott County, Mississippi, and are shown in the 1885 census for educable children.

Lafayette fought in the Civil War.  He served in the 47th Alabama Infantry, and was wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness, which took place in Virginia.  His records show that he was admitted to C.S.A. General Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia, on May 9, 1864, and was furloughted on May 25, 1864. I was able to obtain copies of his service records from the National Archives.  

After the war, Lafayette moved his family to Texas, and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Edgewood, Texas.  Lafayette's first wife, and my great great grandmother Caroline "Callie" Brown died in 1861, and is buried in Waverly, Chambers County, Alabama.

My great grandfather, William Lockhart Sharp, was Lafayette's oldest son.  Will and his family are shown in the Scott County, MS 1896 census for educable children.  Called "Paw" by the family, Will raised his family in the old Sharp family house, in Walnut Grove, Mississippi.  Will died in 1948, and is buried in Damascus Cemetery, along with his wife Bettie, who died in 1917.

Robert Hilliard Sharp, my great grandfather William's brother, donated land to the state of Mississippi, to be used for a state park. His son Robert served in World War II.  He was a pilot whose plane was shot down over the English Channel.  A monument stands in front of the Leake County, Missisippi courthouse with Robert's name on it.

My father enlisted in the Navy during World War II.  He served as an armed guard on a series of naval and merchant vessels during the war. Using copies of dad's service records, I was able to piece together the story of his war experiences.

My dad's oldest brother, William Mack Sharp, also served in World War II. He enlisted in the Army.  Through a cousin, I obtained a picture of    Uncle Mack in his Army uniform.

My dad, although born in Mississippi, settled in New York after marrying my mom.  My sister Sharon and I, born 3 1/2 years apart, were quite a pair.


Descendants of Edward SHARP

1 Edward SHARP b: Unknown d: 1790 
.. +Wife Unknown 
....... 2 [5] Richard SHARP 
....... 2 Mary SHARP 
....... 2 Jean SHARP 
....... 2 John SHARP 
............ +Mary MCGOUGH 
................. 3 James Parks SHARPE 
...................... +Sarah Catherine HOLTON m: 1863
........................... 4 Robert Lee SHARPE b: January 15, 1866 d: February 09, 1936 
................................ +Alice KERR b: April 17, 1866 d: February 13, 1938 
..................................... 5 Albert Lee SHARPE 
.......................................... +Carrie SUGGS b: August 03, 1900 d: August 05, 1938 
............................................... 6 Robert Gautier SHARPE b: April 29, 1923 
................................................... +Jane WINGARD b: July 21, 1926 
........................................................ 7 Stannie Karon SHARPE b: October 29, 1946 
............................................................. +Glenn BAILEY 
.................................................................. 8 [1] Kathryn Gaydon HIGHTOWER b: Sep 28, 1973
                                                                                      in Brooksville, FL 
....................................................................... +[2] Michael Allen HARTMAN b: Sep 1968
                                                                             Florida m: June 06, 1995 in Winter Garden, FL
............................................................................ 9 [3] Charalyn Murphy HARTMAN b: January 31, 1997 
.................................................................. 8 [4] Charlotte Wingard HIGHTOWER b: May 20, 1975 
........................................................ *2nd Husband of Stannie Karon SHARPE: 
............................................................. +Charles Marion HIGHTOWER b: July 13, 1941 in Elijay GA 
.................................................................. 8 [1] Kathryn Gaydon HIGHTOWER b: September 28, 1973
                                                                                            in Brooksville, FL 
....................................................................... +[2] Michael Allen HARTMAN b: September 1968
                                                                                  in Florida m: June 06, 1995 in Winter Garden, FL
............................................................................ 9 [3] Charalyn Murphy HARTMAN b: January 31, 1997 
.................................................................. 8 [4] Charlotte Wingard HIGHTOWER b: May 20, 1975 
........................................................ 7 Albert SHARPE b: February 09, 1950 
............................................................. +Jacqueline Elaine DUMAS b: October 08, 1949 in Grove Hill,
                                                                          Clark Co, AL m: July 24, 1970 in Montgomery, AL
.................................................................. 8 Albert Carney SHARPE, Jr. b: May 1, 1971, Montgomery  
....................................................................... +Kelly Christine KIRCHNER b: February 19, 1971 in
                                                                           Montgomery, AL m: June 05, 1993 in Montgomery, AL
............................................................................ 9 Jackson Walker SHARPE b: July 02, 1998 
.................................................................. 8 Robert Clay SHARPE b: September 12, 1973
                                                                                    in Montgomery, AL 
....................................................................... +Lauren Lee McDOWELL b: January 02, 1973
                                                                         in Tallahassee, FL m: July 27, 1996 in Montgomery, AL
............................................................................ 9 Sydney Elaine SHARPE b: April 28, 1998 
.................................................................. 8 Jamie Lee SHARPE b: December 07, 1975 
....................................................................... +Joanna Lee HESTER b: July 03, 1974 in Montgomery, AL
                                                                                  m: November 30, 1996 in Gatlinburg, TN
........................................................ 7 Robbie Cheryl SHARPE b: January 08, 1954 
............................................................. +John Anthony ALLEN b: August 05, 1954
                                                                         m: September 21, 1973 in Montgomery, AL
.................................................................. 8 John David ALLEN b: June 09, 1975 
.................................................................. 8 Robert Anthony ALLEN b: July 17, 1978 
.................................................................. 8 Eddie Russell ALLEN b: May 31, 1982 
..................................... 5 Archie Young SHARPE b: 1891 
..................................... 5 Sidney Clarence SHARPE d: in Buried in Wetumpka Cemetery 
..................................... 5 Nettie Ruth SHARPE b: April 08, 1899 
.......................................... +A. C. DAVIS 
..................................... 5 Lois SHARPE d: in Buried in Homerville, GA 
.......................................... +Samuel MOSLEY d: in Bruried in Homerville, GA 
..................................... 5 Fred L. SHARPE b: August 14, 1907 
.......................................... +Martha 
....... 2 Edward SHARP 
....... 2 Thomas SHARP 
....... 2 James SHARP b: 1740 d: 1830 
............ +Margaret CUNNINGHAM b: 1757 d: 1841 
................. 3 [5] Richard SHARP 
................. 3 Robert C. SHARP 
................. 3 Elizabeth SHARP 
................. 3 Jane SHARP 
................. 3 James C. SHARP 
................. 3 Winfield SHARP 
................. 3 William SHARP 
................. 3 Marshall C. Sharp b: Abt. 1796 in Mecklenburg County, NC
                               d: Abt. 1845 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama 
...................... +Matilda McGough b: July 17, 1799 in Abbeville County, North Carolina
                               d: Nov 16, 1881 in Scott County, MS: Nov 30, 1819 in Greene County, Georgia
........................... 4 John T. SHARP b: December 10, 1820 
........................... 4 Elizabeth SHARP b: 1822 
........................... 4 Lafayette "Fate" Marshall Sharp b: April 30, 1829 in Montgomery, AL d: Feb 10, 1896
                                                  in Oak Hill Cemetery, Edgewood, Van Zandt Co, TX 
................................ +Caroline (Callie) Brown b: Feb 28, 1836 in Georgia d: May 4, 1861 in Chambers
                                                    County, Alabama m: January 27, 1857
..................................... 5 William "Will" Lockhart Sharp b: Nov 13, 1857 in Waverly, AL d: Jan 25, 1948
                                                             in Damascus Cemetery, Sebastopol, MS 
.......................................... +Elizabeth (Betty) Lang b: Jan 20, 1860 in Sebastopol, MS d: Sep 01, 1917
                                                      in Sebastopol, MS m: Dec 12, 1880 in Scott County, Mississippi
............................................... 6 Callie SHARP b: Oct 28, 1880 d: Sep 25, 1970 in Lakeview Rest Home,
                                                                  Damascus Cem, Sebastopol, MS 
............................................... 6 Mary "Mamie" SHARP b: November 01, 1882 d: June 01, 1957 
................................................... +Tollivar MADDEN m: November 18, 1899 in Scott County MS
........................................................ 7 Leo MADDEN b: November 1900 
........................................................ 7 Gracie Lee MADDEN b: November 07, 1903 
........................................................ 7 Alice Mary MADDEN b: September 06, 1905 
........................................................ 7 Laura MADDEN b: September 01, 1907 
........................................................ 7 Sarah MADDEN b: October 30, 1913 
........................................................ 7 Ila MADDEN b: August 28, 1916 
........................................................ 7 Betty MADDEN b: June 20, 1920 
........................................................ 7 John Sharp MADDEN b: March 27, 1922 
............................................... 6 Alice Iola SHARP b: August 16, 1886 
................................................... +Oscar T. MAYO 
............................................... 6 Finley Lafayette SHARP b: August 15, 1891 d: 1940 in Earl, Arkansas 
................................................... +Dora E. Gunn b: 1899 in AR d: Aug 7, 1951 in Blackton, AR m: 1916
........................................................ 7 Bettie Lee SHARP b: 1917 
........................................................ 7 William Mack SHARP b: February 01, 1919 d: October 1981 
........................................................ 7 Dora Orine SHARP b: December 27, 1921 
............................................................. +Solomon E.VALLERY m: October 28, 1938
........................................................ 7 Ernestine SHARP b: June 1923 d: 1944 
............................................................. +Jewell Clyde THOMPSON m: 1939 in Marion, Arkansas
.................................................................. 8 Virgil Clyde THOMPSON b: Aug 02, 1940 in Memphis, TN 
.................................................................. 8 Larry Lafayette THOMPSON b: July 5, 1942, Memphis, TN 
.................................................................. 8 Charlotte Ann THOMPSON b: June 8, 1944, Memphis, TN 
........................................................ 7 Edna Earl SHARP b: June 15, 1924 
............................................................. +Jack ATKINSON 
.................................................................. 8 Gene ATKINSON b: November 05, 1942 
.................................................................. 8 Rickey ATKINSON b: June 16, 1945 
.................................................................. 8 Jacqueline Joyce ATKINSON b: Aug 23, 1946, Memphis  
.................................................................. 8 Cynthia ATKINSON b: Sep 23, 1949 in Memphis, TN 
.................................................................. 8 Frederick Leon ATKINSON b: March 13, 1959 
........................................................ 7 Percy Ray SHARP, b. Jan 5, 1924, Philadelphia, MS,
                                                                                 m. Dec 25, 1945, Hernando, MS 
............................................................. +Rosalie Louise DECKERT m: December 25, 1945, Hernando MS
.................................................................. 8 Patricia Ann SHARP b: October 22, 1946 in Brooklyn, NY 
....................................................................... +Ronald Ammar m: Sep 28, 1968 in Las Vegas, Nevada
............................................................................ 9 Keith Gerard Sharp b: Oct 12, 1967, E. Patchogue  
............................................................................ 9 Christopher Ray Ammar b: Feb 11, 1970
                                                                                               in E. Patchogue, NY 
............................................................................ 9 Traci Lynn Burns b: June 13, 1983 in Harris, NY 
.................................................................. 8 Sharon Louise SHARP b. March 17, 1950, Mastic Beach NY
....................................................................... +Anthony Frances Lamberti m: Aug 19, 1972 in Mastic, NY
............................................................................ 9 Tara Lamberti b: February 18, 1979 in Riverhead, NY 
.................................................................. 8 Deborah Rae SHARP b: August 19, 1954 in Riverhead, NY 
....................................................................... +Salvatore LaSala b: in New York, NY m: July 1975
                                                                                   in Grace Lutheran Church, Mastic Beach, NY
............................................................................ 9 Rae Ann LaSala b: July 26, 1976 in New York, NY 
............................................................................ 9 Andrea LaSala b: July 26, 1976 in New York, NY 
............................................................................ 9 Thomas John LaSala b: Apr 29, 1982, W. Babylon NY
........................................................ 7 Finley Lafayette Jr. SHARP b: January 14, 1928 d: July 29, 1984
                                                                         in Memphis, TN 
............................................................. +Ruby Lynn SHARP 
.................................................................. 8 Rita Grace SHARP b: July 15, 1954 in Memphis, TN 
.................................................................. 8 Anita Sheree SHARP b: July 19, 1955 in Memphis, TN 
.................................................................. 8 Lisa Karen SHARP b: August 18, 1956 in Memphis, TN 
.................................................................. 8 Dora Lynell SHARP b: November 08, 1957 in Memphis, TN
                                                                                  d: July 22, 1964 in Memphis, TN 
........................................................ 7 Jettie Mae SHARP b: 1930 
............................................................. +W. C. DOUGAN 
.................................................................. 8 Sandra THOMPSON b: 1946 in MS 
.................................................................. 8 Terry DOUGAN b: 1948 in MS 
.................................................................. 8 Paula THOMPSON b: 1950 in MS 
........................................................ 7 James Ronnie SHARP b: July 29, 1932 
............................................................. +Connie MERINCHIN 
.................................................................. 8 Mark Perry SHARP b: 1960 
........................................................ 7 Martha SHARP b: 1935 
............................................................. +Royce CHURCH 
.................................................................. 8 Jamie CHURCH b: 1959 
.................................................................. 8 Debra CHURCH b: 1953 
.................................................................. 8 Glenn CHURCH b: 1955 
.................................................................. 8 Gary CHURCH b: 1961 
........................................................ 7 Bobby Joe SHARP b: April 10, 1937 d: May 1979 in Memphis, TN 
............................................................. +Nancy Caroline HAMILTON 
.................................................................. 8 Buford Ray MASSEY b: August 09, 1959 
....................................................................... +Kim MASSEY 
.................................................................. 8 Robert Andon "Andy" SHARP b: July 09, 1961 
....................................................................... +Linda SHARP 
............................................................................ 9 Stephanie RILEY 
............................................................................ 9 Jonathon RILEY 
.................................................................. 8 Shelia Kay SHARP b: August 16, 1962 
....................................................................... +Phillip Lee SINQUEFIELD b: May 23, 1959
                                                                                      m: August 30, 1996 in Cotter, Arkansas
............................................................................ 9 Scott Allan MAHURIN, Jr. b: March 30, 1984 
............................................................................ 9 Sean Michael SINQUEFIELD b: February 17, 1987 
.................................................................. 8 Michael James SHARP b: July 27, 1968 
....................................................................... +Carol Leigth MOORE b: May 14, 1967 m: Nov 22, 1986
............................................................................ 9 Jessica Robin SHARP b: February 24, 1991 
............................................................................ 9 Bethany Michelle SHARP b: February 07, 1993 
............................................... 6 William A. SHARP b: September 24, 1893 
............................................... 6 Percy Leslie SHARP b: August 16, 1896 d: January 01, 1957 
................................................... +Maureen McCann m: October 13, 1926
........................................................ 7 Dorothy SHARP b: September 21, 1927 
........................................................ 7 Billie Nick SHARP b: August 26, 1928 
........................................................ 7 Buck SHARP b: May 26, 1930 
........................................................ 7 Mary Beth SHARP b: September 10, 1931 
........................................................ 7 John SHARP b: January 31, 1933 
........................................................ 7 Etoile SHARP b: May 31, 1934 
........................................................ 7 Martha SHARP b: December 29, 1937 
............................................... 6 Nicholas Ray Sharp b: June 17, 1899 d: February 06, 1977 
............................................... 6 Susie SHARP b: May 02, 1902 
............................................... 6 Earnest Truman SHARP b: February 10, 1905 
..................................... 5 John Jefferson SHARP b: October 20, 1859 in Macon County, AL 
........................... *2nd Wife of Lafayette "Fate" Marshall Sharp: 
................................ +Mattie Jane WARE b: Dec 9, 1842, Lincoln Co, GA d: Sep 12, 1929 in Vernon, TX
                                                         m: August 04, 1864 in Waverly, Chambers Co, AL
..................................... 5 George Pierce SHARP b: January 25, 1866
                                                        d: in Damascus Cemetery, Sebastopol, MS 
..................................... 5 Marshall Barksdale SHARP b: Aug 30, 1868 d: Feb 26, 1963 in
                                                 Damascus Cemetery, Sebastopol, MS 
.......................................... +Addie JONES 
............................................... 6 Flora SHARP 
............................................... 6 Audie Eileen SHARP 
............................................... 6 Annie Odessa SHARP 
............................................... 6 Beuford SHARP 
............................................... 6 Reuben Norris SHARP 
............................................... 6 Marshall Elton SHARP 
............................................... 6 Woodley Thomas SHARP b: October 18, 1895 d: July 26, 1948 
..................................... 5 Matilda Elizabeth SHARP b: May 14, 1870 d: December 14, 1948 
.......................................... +Jasper Newton GOMILLION b: November 05, 1859
                                                       d: February 23, 1954 in Damascus Cemetery, Sebastopol, MS 
..................................... 5 Orien Lafayette SHARP b: June 14, 1872 
..................................... 5 Robert Hilliard SHARP, Sr. b: Aug 29, 1874, Leake Co, MS
                                                      d: Aug 01, 1949 in Carthage Cemetery, Carthage, MS 
.......................................... +Minnie Catherine HENRY b: June 03, 1872 d: November 28, 1915
                                                   in Edgewood, TX m: June 30, 1898 in Zion, Leake County, MS
............................................... 6 Cronje SHARP b: September 29, 1899 
............................................... 6 Eron Malcolm SHARP b: January 12, 1904 
............................................... 6 Aubrey Maxwell SHARP b: February 11, 1909 
............................................... 6 Frances Louise SHARP b: March 28, 1913 
............................................... 6 Robert Hilliard SHARP, Jr. b: Oct 25, 1915, Newton, MS d: June 9, 1944
                                                          in Carthage Cemetery, Carthage, MS 
..................................... 5 Emma Iola SHARP b: August 28, 1877 
..................................... 5 Beuford Walden SHARP b: August 09, 1879 
........................... 4 Emily C. SHARP b: 1830 
........................... 4 Ebenezer Franklin SHARP b: 1831 
........................... 4 William M. SHARP b: September 20, 1835 
........................... 4 George W. SHARP b: 1838 
........................... 4 Susie Margaret SHARP b: 1842 
........................... 4 Marshall Harrison SHARP b: 1843 d: in Civil War 

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