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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.

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.

My great great grandfather, Lafayette Marshall Sharp, 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.  William married Bettie Lang in 1880.  Called "Paw" by the family, Will raised his family in the old Sharp family house, in Walnut Grove, Mississippi.  The 1896 Census for Educable Children lists William with children Callie, Mary, Alice, John and Finley (my grandfather).  When William died in 1948, he was buried in Damascus Cemetery.

Robert Hilliard Sharp, son of my grandfather William's brother, also 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 [1] 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 
..................................... 5 Sidney Clarence SHARPE d: in Buried in Wetumpka Cemetery 
..................................... 5 Lois SHARPE d: in Buried in Homerville, GA 
.......................................... +Samuel MOSLEY d: in Bruried in Homerville, GA 
..................................... 5 Archie Young SHARPE b: 1891 
..................................... 5 Nettie Ruth SHARPE b: April 08, 1899 
.......................................... +A. C. DAVIS 
..................................... 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 [1] Richard SHARP 
................. 3 Robert C. SHARP 
................. 3 Elizabeth SHARP 
................. 3 Jane SHARP 
................. 3 James C. SHARP 
................. 3 Winfield SHARP 
................. 3 William SHARP 
................. 3 Marshall Cunningham Sharp b: Abt. 1796 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
                                         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, MSi m: 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, Alabama
                                            d: Feb 10, 1896 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Edgewood, Van Zandt Co, TX 
................................ +Caroline (Callie) Brown b: February 28, 1836 in Georgia d: May 04, 1861 in
                                                    Chambers County, Alabama m: January 27, 1857
..................................... 5 Will b: November 13, 1857 in Waverly, Alabama d: January 25, 1948 in
                                                           Damascus Cemetery, Sebastopol, MS 
.......................................... +Elizabeth (Betty) Lang b: January 20, 1860 in Sebastopol, Mississippi
                                              d: Sep 1, 1917, Sebastopol, MS m: Dec 12, 1880, Scott County, MS
............................................... 6 Callie SHARP b: October 28, 1880 d: September 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
............................................... 6 Alice Iola SHARP b: August 16, 1886 
................................................... +Oscar T. MAYO 
............................................... 6 Finley Lafayette SHARP b: Aug 15, 1891 d: 1940 in Earl, AR 
................................................... +Dora E. Gunn b: 1899 in AR d: August 07, 1951 in
                                                                        Blackton, AR m: 1916
............................................... 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
............................................... 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: December 09, 1842 in Lincoln County, GA d: Sep 12,
                                              1929 in Vernon, TX m: Aug 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: August 30, 1868 d: February 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: Nov 05, 1859 d: Feb 23, 1954 in
                                                         Damascus Cemetery, Sebastopol, MS 
..................................... 5 Orien Lafayette SHARP b: June 14, 1872 
..................................... 5 Robert Hilliard SHARP, Sr. b: August 29, 1874 in Leake County, 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: October 25, 1915 in Newton, MS
                                                            d: June 09, 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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