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Solomon Tharp (abt. 1753 - abt. 1842)

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Solomon Tharp
Born about in Murderkill Hd., Kent on the Delaware (nka Kent Co., Delaware)map
Husband of — married before in New Castle, Delawaremap
Father of
Died about in Cass County, Michiganmap
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Solomon's father John Tharp and his mother Elizabeth Jordan had migrated from Maryland to "Kent Co. on the Delaware" {river} where he was born abt 1753. [1] {An exact day of birth in 1750 is posted on Find-a-grave but is not sourced; that very date is connected to a Solomon Tharp from Middlesex Co., N.J.} [2] On 1 Jan 1782 in New Castle Co., Delaware Solomon Tharp married to Hannah Tate [3] Solomon and Hannah migrated from DE to VA, NC then back thru VA and either WV or KY to Logan Co., OH where Hannah died aft the 1830 census. In the 1840 census of OH Solomon was living with his youngest Levi Dixon Tharp (Hannah's mother was a Dixon) and migrated with him to MI where they both died.

Green-11245 13:41, 14 June 2015 (EDT){Many sources show Solomon and his early children as born in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ but this was another family who descended from Thomas Tharpe/Torpe who had immigrated from England to Massachusetts Colony and then to the Woodbridge area in Middlesex Co., New Jersey (on the seaboard side). While eastern NJ was accessible across the Delaware River from New Castle Co., DE (where Hannah was born and she married Solomon) Getting to Woodbridge from Delaware at that time would have required an ocean voyage up the coast - not impossible but not likely. There is much confusion and few sources re where and when Solomon was born, died, buried and if he served in the Rev War. Most likely this is a case of confused identities which it seems the DAR has contributed to by awarding patriot status [A114937] and placing a memorial stone in Cass MI.


  1. Delmarvalous Ancestors 12066739 at
  2. Find A Grave Memorial# 18073733
  3. Delaware Marriages, 1645-1899 "Solom Tarp to Hannah Tate"

  • WikiTree profile Tharp-198 created through the import of O'Bryan Family tree.ged on Sep 6, 2011 by Tim Tropeck.

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