There seem to have been at least two Thomas R Tharps. One of them, my ggg-grandfather (1778-1862) is buried in Givens Chapel Cemetery, Pike Co Ohio. The other left a will recorded in Hertford, NC in 1845. As for the first one, my mother spent years trying to track down his parents with no success. In her files, she left a copy of a note from a Tharp descendant written in the 1930s, saying, "There was a family tradition that there were seven brothers in the Revolution, and that David and Thomas names alternated by generations." This doesn't correspond to the names listed in Solomon & Hannah's family. Thomas R. Tharp from Ohio did have a son named David, and it's likely that his father's name was David too. At least a couple of David Tharps appear in Revolutionary War records. Perhaps one of them was a brother of a Solomon Tharp; however, it seems doubtful that my Thomas R was Solomon's son.