Who Was Thomas R Tharp's Father?

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Several profiles for Thomas R. Thomas have been merged. One merged file said that Thomas was the son of Solomon Tharp and Hannah Tate.  During the process, the wrong Solomon was attached as father, so that connection has been removed, but the Biography still contains the information.

The DAR shows Solomon as a Patriot Ancestor, but it does not include Thomas as a son.

Is there any evidence that Thomas was the son of Solomon?
WikiTree profile: Thomas Tharp
in Genealogy Help by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (336k points)

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Found Him!!!

Information On Geni; https://www.geni.com/people/Solomon-Tharp/6000000009138332557

Solomon Tharp

Birthdate: October 17, 1753
Birthplace: Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States 
Death: Died 1849 in Cassopolis, MI, USA
Place of Burial: Cass, MI, USA

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by Campbell Braddock G2G6 Mach 6 (69.8k points)
All those sources are highly derivative so rely on them with caution. If I were researching this line, I'd be seeking far more reliable and original  sources. Good luck.
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There were 2 Solomon Tharps. 1 was born in NJ from New England ancestors (married a Hannah) and may have been in the Rev.  1 was born in DE from Eastern Shore of MD ancestors and married Hannah Tate, Quaker from DE, disowned for her marriage to Solomon, her mother a Dixon. Solomon and Hannah (Tate) moved to NC and other states, Solomon ending up in OH with son Levi Dixon Tharp who moved on to Cass MI, where his father joined him. Enter the DAR who mixed up the 2.

Do you have will of Thomas R. Tharp? North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998

Name Thomas R Tharp
Probate Date 7 Aug 1845
Probate Place Hertford, North Carolina
Inferred Death Year Abt 1845
Inferred Death Place North Carolina, USA
Item Description Wills, 1830-1866


by Marj Adams G2G6 Mach 4 (41.1k points)
edited by Marj Adams
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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.
by Dale Gieringer G2G Rookie (200 points)

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