Robert Sharp

Robert Sharp

Male Abt 1817 - Est 1858-1860  (~ 43 years)

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  • Name Robert Sharp 
    Born Abt 1817  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moved Between 1852 and 1855  Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died Est 1858-1860  (probably) Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Probable census entry:
      1850 VA, Pocahontas Co, p.3 of Wes Cochran book
      Robert Sharp 33 farmer, b. VA
      N. 34 female, b. VA
      A.C. (male) 12
      E.H. (male) 8
      William S. 4
      N.J. (male) 2
      -- near Joseph, Andrew, John, and Wm Sharpe, near Frost and Knapps Ck per Price

      Birthdate based on age in 1850 census.

      Price says Nancy Kelley m. Robert Sharp, son of James of Thorny Ck, and went to Iowa; I think this is the right Robert. This 1860 census entry matches the 1850 entry above:
      Burr Oak, Winneshiek co, Iowa
      17 July, next door to George V. Punteney
      Nancy Sharp, 36, personal property worth $30, b. VA
      Wellington S., 13, VA
      Nicholas J., 10, VA
      Robert B., 8, VA
      Margaret O., 6, Iowa
      John E., 2, Iowa

      If this is correct, Robert Sr died between about 1858 when John was born and 1860 when the census was taken. I can't find Robert and/or Nancy in the IA state census in 1856, although it appears they were there per Margaret's age in 1860, and the court case of Nancy Sharp against Thomas Wanless (see her entry).
    Person ID I589  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2012 

    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 Nancy Kelley,   b. Abt 1816, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 Jun 1837  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F599  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Historical Sketches of Pocahontas C, Price, Wm. T., (Price Brothers, Publishers 1901).

    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. [S3] Marriage Records - Pocahontas Co, WV, 26 JUN 1837 BOND FOR ROBERT SHARP & NANCY KELLY. SURETY, ROBERT SHARP & WILLIAM KELLY. JOHN KELLY CONSENTS FOR DAU. TESTE, JAMES SHARP & WILLIAM KELLY. RETURNED JUNE 27 BY JACOB MCENALLY. (Reliability: 3).