The father of Capt. Joseph William Sharp??

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I am looking for the father of Capt. William Joseph Sharp who was born in 1760 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. I have as his wife a Josephine Bastillio who also has a DOB:1760 and a marriage date 1793. Would like to verify this info and find his birth father. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Leslie Graham
WikiTree profile: Joseph Sharp
in Genealogy Help by Leslie Graham G2G Crew (370 points)

I have spent two solid weeks, day and night, trying to answer this exact same question!  It's my brick wall and is driving me nuts.  

You now have 160 views, but I don't see any help except for one person.

His wife, btw, is also listed elsewhere with the maiden name Mary Josephine Green (9FST-MZQ) in some places and whose father is shown as Mathias Matthiasson Lundgren (L28T-BPP).  So what's her real maiden name?

  Maybe I'll get lucky for both of us....


2 Answers

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This may or may not help:

I found a Pedigree Resource File in that named a Joseph Sharp, born 1760 in Bourbon, Kentucky, died 1805 in St Helena Parish, Louisiana.  He was married to Josephine Bastillio, born 1760. He had a son, Joseph (1794-1866) who married Sarah H. "Sally" Spell, according to this file.  Another son, William Fritz (1796-1881), who married Nancy Josephine Spell, is listed.  I also found Joseph in RootsWeb.  No parents were named and he was not called Captain.  Nor was he called Joseph William.

These files are not always totally correct, however.  These resources do list this same information in both of them.
by Jaynie Anderson G2G6 (6.9k points)
+2 votes

Hello Skip, the site has the following information
Captain Joseph W. Sharp Sr. familysearch ID KLJP-6CJ 1760-1805
wife Josephine Green Bastillio  9WDQ-181 1760-1844
His father John Sharp 1742-1816 G3GZ-W49
His mother Elizabeth Margaret Curry LHFN-3DR

his grandparents John Sharp 1713-1749 & Margaretha McNeely 1718-1750
his 1st Great Grand Parents Anthony Sharp 1668-1712 & Elizabeth Paine 1675-1705
his 2nd Great Grand Parents Anthony Sharp 1643-1707 & Esther Curtis 1645-1672
his 3rd Great Grand Parents Thomas Sharpe 1602-1623 & Elizabeth Hookham 1607-1649
his 4th Great Grand Parents Thomas Sharpe (Rev) 1560-1605 & Isabel Walker 1581-1609
his 5th Great Grand Parents Nicholas Sharpe 1530-1575 & Alice Walshey 1530-1575 (dates suspicious)
his 6th Great Grand Parents Nicholas Sharpe 1501-1575 & Sibella Alys Sharpe (nee ?) 1500-1587

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