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James Sharpe (1751 - 1828)

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Private James Sharpe
Born in Cecil, Cecil, Marylandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Iredell, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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Private James Sharpe served North Carolina during the American Revolution
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James Sharpe was born in 1751 in Cecil County, Maryland. He died on Jul 22, 1828 in Iredell County, North Carolina.[1]

Parents:  Thomas Sharpe (1718 - 1785) and  Elizabeth Gillespie Sharpe (1722 - 1765)[2]   Spouse:  Jane Andrews Sharpe (1755 - 1849)[3]

James married Jane Andrews and they made their home on the north side of the Yadkin River near the Chipley Ford.  


  1.  Isabella (Sharpe) Chipley (1776 - 1865), married William Chipley
  2. Mary Sharpe (?-?), married Curtis Johnson
  3. Asceneth Sharpe, married Thomas Sharpe, son of Walter Sharpe
  4. James Sharpe, married Elizabeth Johnson
  5.  Hiel/Hyle Sharpe (1784 - 1804)
  6.  Nancy G. (Sharpe) Morrison (1786 - 1856), married Andrew Morrison
  7.  Panthea (Sharpe) Allison (1789 - 1868), married George Allison
  8.  Mary (Sharpe) Johnson (1794 - 1882), married Curtis Johnson
  9.  George Washington Sharpe (1796 - 1821)
  10. Eliza Sharpe

Revolutionary War Service

James served as a private in the Rowan County Regiment, North Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War. He served in the light horse service under the command of his brother, Captain Joseph Sharpe. He was in the Battle of Kings Mountain on Oct 7, 1780.[5]

Land Grants

James Sharpe received the following State Land Grants from Rowan County[6]:

  • James Sharpe, Rowan, Entered 1778, Issued 1783, 400 acres, On the main South Yadkin joining Pattersons and Smiths lines, file 885, Patent
  • James Sharpe, Rowan, Entered 1778, Issued 1783, 400 acres, N. side of the South Yadkin, file 1037, Patent
  • James Sharpe, Rowan, Entered 1778, Issued 1784, 150 acres, On a branch of the South Yadkin (Including the Chestnut Ridge) Taken from warrant. file 1567, Patent


  1. #FG; #C1790; p 471, Family 543, written by Mrs. Daniel C. Barr #HeritageVolI; #Probate
  2. #Heritage, Will of Thomas Sharpe
  3. #HeritageVolI, #FG
  4. #FG, #HeritageVolI
  5. #HeriageVolI, #Tracks
  6. #Land
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #54093762 Retrieved Aug 19, 2017. , Snow Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Harmony, Iredell, North Carolina
  • "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 19 August 2017), James Sharpe, Iredell, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 398, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 568,147.
  • "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 November 2016), James Sharpe, 1828; citing Iredell, North Carolina, United States, State Archives, Raleigh; FHL microfilm .
  • The Heritage of Iredell County, 1980, published by the Genealogical Society of Iredell County, PO Box 946, Statesville, North Carolina 28677, ISBN 0-89459-087-1, 642 pages with index, See also Space:The Heritage of Iredell County
  • "Genealogical Society of Iredell County, Inc., NC Revolutionary Soldiers’ Graves – Iredell, Davie & Alexander Co., Iredell County Tracks, Fall 2006." See Part 1 and Part 2
  • The Heritage of Iredell County, NC Vol II - 2000, published by the Genealogical Society of Iredell County, PO Box 946, Statesville, North Carolina 29866, LC # 00-110956, 574 pages with index, See also Space:The Heritage of Iredell County
  • See also Space:Iredell County Revolutionary Soldiers for a comprehensive list of Iredell Revolutionary War Veterans.
  • North Carolina Land Grant Query


  • WikiTree profile Sharpe-424 created through the import of Moore-Martin_merged.GED on Feb 3, 2012 by Kirk Moore. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Kirk and others.
  • Source: #S769879300, Page: Ancestry Family Trees, Text: Link

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