Andrew Sharp

Andrew Sharp

Male Abt 1812 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Andrew Sharp 
    Born Abt 1812  Thorny Creek, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census From 1860 to 1870  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • Was still working with axe & brushhook at 97. Was 97 on July 3, 1897. Lived on Back Creek. Birthdate from [Price, p.215]
      --birthdate should be after parents' marriage in 1808; parents are only 8 or 10 in 1800. Wonder if Price is talking about a different Andrew or what's wrong here?

      The only marriage in Poca Co for Andrew Sharp is for Feb. 5, 1842.
      Bond: Andrew Sharp & Anney Sharp, Surety, Andrew Sharp and Joseph Sharp.
      Returned Feb. 10, 1842: Andrew Sharp and Ann Sharp by D. R. Helmick.

      1850 VA, Pocahontas Co, p.3 of Wes Cochran bk, #40
      Andrew Sharpe 38 farmer, b. VA
      Hannah 29
      M. (male) 5
      -- near Wm, John, Joseph, and Robert Sharp. Birthdate would be about 1812 based on this census.

      No match in 1860 Pocahontas. Back Ck is in Bath or Highland, depending on where he lived. Sure enough:
      1860 VA, Bath co, Bath C.H. PO, #96-85
      Andrew Sharp 49 m farmer, R=3,000, P=1,000
      Marx 14 m
      Matilda 6 f
      Anne 38 f

      1870 VA, Bath co, Warm Springs Twp, Bath C.H. PO, p.27-28, 30 Aug
      #24-24
      Sharp,Mark S. 25 farmer 500, 400, Pocahontas
      ,Nancy J. 24
      #25-25
      Sharp,Andrew 59 farmer 2000, 800, Pocahontas
      ,Ann 47 b. Pocahontas
      ,Matilda 16 b. Pocahontas

      1880 VA, Bath Co, Warm Springs Twp, p.451
      Sharp, Andrew 69 farmer, b. WV, father b. VA, mother b. WV
      Ann wife, 58, b. WV, parents b. VA
      Matilda O. dau, 23, b. VA, father b. WV, mother VA
      -- son Mark is next house
    Person ID I588  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2001 

    Father James Sharp, of Thorny Ck,   b. Bef 1792,   d. Bef Jun 1850  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Margaret Wanless,   b. 1789-1790, (probably) Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1854 and 1860, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1808  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet

    Family Ann Sharp,   b. 1821-1823, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 5 Feb 1842  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Mark\Marx S. Sharp,   b. Abt 1845, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Matilda Sharp,   b. Abt 1854, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F975  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Historical Sketches of Pocahontas C, Price, Wm. T., (Price Brothers, Publishers 1901), P.215 - WAS STILL WORKING WITH AXE & BRUSHHOOK AT 97. WAS 97 ON JULY 3, 1897. LIVED ON BACK CREEK. [NOTE FROM HOLLY (Reliability: 0).
      : birthdate should be after parents' marriage in 1808; parents are only 8 or 10 in 1800. Wonder if Price is talking about a different Andrew or what's wrong here? I've used 1812 as a birthyear, based on the age of the only Andrew Sharp in Poca. Co. in the 1850 census.]

    2. [S5] Bath County Marriages, BOND 21 JAN 1808 FOR JAMES SHARP & MARGARET WANDLESS. SURETY, RALPH WANLESS. NO RETURN. [P.35 BCM] (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S34] Poca. Co. Marriage Records (Wooddell), Wooddell, James E. & Rita H., (Green Bank, WV; author; 1988), FEB. 5, 1842. BOND: ANDREW SHARP & ANNEY SHARP, SURETY, ANDREW SHARP AND JOSEPH SHARP. RETURNED FEB. 10, 1842: ANDREW SHARP AND ANN SHARP BY D. R. HELMICK. (Reliability: 3).