William Sharpe

William Sharpe (1742 - 1818)

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Capt William Sharpe
Born in Rock Church, Cecil County, Marylandmap
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Died in Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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Biography

William Sharpe was born in Rock Church, Maryland, in 1742. He was the son of Thomas Sharpe and Elizabeth Gillespie of Cecil County, Maryland.[1]

William Sharpe died near Statesville, North Carolina on Jul 6, 1818 and is interred in Snow Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Harmony, Iredell County.[2]

WILLIAM SHARPE (b. December 13, 1742 Cecil Co., MD—d. July 16, 1818 Iredell Co., NC), son of Thomas Sharpe, Jr. and Elizabeth Gillespie, married May 31, 1768, to CATHERINE RUTH REESE (b. Sep 23, 1744 NC—d. May 6, 1826 NC), daughter of Rev. David Reese and Susan Ruth Polk. Not only did Wm Sharpe serve as a soldier during the Revolution, but he also served in the Continental Congress from 1779-1782 and was a member of the State House of Representatives during those same years. He was a member of the State Congress from Rowan County, NC in 1775. It is obvious he enjoyed public service—while in Iredell County he was the county surveyor, assistant clerk of court, and a lawyer. In North Carolina's State Records Volume XVI, his name appears with four others who were being considered for the office of Governor of NC. [3]

Family

Spouse: Catherine Ruth Reese (1744-1826)

Children[4]:

  1. Matilda (Sharpe) Erwin (1769-1843), married William Willoughby Erwin (1764-1837) before 1788, moved to Burke County
  2. Ruth Reese (Sharpe) Caldwell (3 - Mar - 1770, d. 1 Oct 1852 in Morganton, NC), married Andrew Caldwell (1752-1828) on 1 Oct 1789 [5]
  3. Thomas Reese Sharpe (b. 18 May 1771)
  4. Abner Sharpe (1772-1807), married Mary Lloyd Osborne (daughter of Adlai Osborn), remained in Iredell County
  5. David Sharpe (b. 11 Feb. 1775),
  6. Elizabeth "Betsy" G (Sharpe) Stark, moved to South Carolina, married Unknown Stark
  7. Elam Sharpe (1777-1851), moved to South Carolina, married Elizabeth Miller (1792-1872)
  8. Marcus Sharpe (b. 22 Feb. 1778)
  9. Elvira Sharpe Caldwell (b. 20 July 1782, d. 1837), married David Caldwell (1785-1820)
  10. Edwin Sharpe (b. 1 Dec. 1783)
  11. Carlos B. Sharpe (b. 15 Feb. 1786)
  12. Cynthia Ann (Sharpe) McGuire, (b. 18 Nov. 1780), married John McGuire (1770-1843), son of Thomas Spencer McGuire and Jane Dobbins on 5 Apr 1803 in Iredell County, North Carolina, moved to Arkansas

2nd Continental Congress

He was appointed in 1779 as a delegate to the Continental Congress, 1779–1781, and elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1781 and 1782.[6]

Military Service

Captain William Sharpe served in the North Carolina Militia in the American Revolution
Service started: 1776
Unit(s): Rowan County Regiment
Service ended: unknown

After acting as Capt and Aide to Gen. Rutherford in 1776 against the Cherokee Indians , he was one of four commissioners appointed by Governor Caswell to form a treaty with the Indians in 1777. He served as a Captain with the Rowan County Regiment, North Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War.[7]

Service: NORTH CAROLINA[8]Rank(s): PATRIOTIC SERVICE, STAFF OFFICER

Birth: 12-13-1742 CECIL CO MARYLAND

Death: 7-6-1818 ROWAN CO NORTH CAROLINA (#DAR is the only source that says he died in Rowan County, vice Iredell County)

Service Source: SAUNDERS, COL RECS OF NC, VOL 9, P 1073; VOL 10, PP 166, 619; CLARK, STATE RECS OF NC, VOL 11, P 568; VOL 13, P 585; VOL 16, P 3; WHEELER, HIST SKETCHES OF NC, P 216

Service Description:

  • AIDE-DE-CAMP TO GEN RUTHERFORD, MEM OF COMM OF CORRESPONDENCE, INDIAN AFFAIRS, SAFETY,
  • MEMBER OF THE ASSEMBLY, PROVINCIAL & CONTINENTAL CONGRESS

William Sharp was a member if the Fourth Creek Congregation and created a map of the Congregation members in 1773. See Fourth Creek Congregation.

Land Grants

William Sharpe received State Land Grants in Rowan County before 1788 and in Iredell County after 1788.[9]

  • William Sharpe, Rowan County, Entered in 1778, Issued in 1782, 100 acres, On the head branch of the South Yadkin including the Rich Cove gap, file 826, Type: Patent
  • William Sharpe, Rowan County, Entered 1778, Issued in 1782, 100 acres, On the South fork of Rockey Creek above John King's land, file 827, Type: Patent
  • William Sharpe, Rowan County, Entered in 1780, Issued in 1783, 320 acres, On the waters of Snow Creek and Rockey Creek, file 1050, Type: Patent
  • William Sharpe, Rowan County, Entered in 1779, Issued in 1783, 50 acres, On the South fork of Rocky Creek at the Trough Shoals, file 1061, Type: Patent
  • William Sharpe, Rowan County, Entered in 1779, Issued in 1783, 100 acres, On the South fork of Rockey Creek, file 1123, Type: Patent
  • William Sharpe, Rowan County, Entered in 1779, Issued in 1783, 652 acres, On Snow Creek, file 1201, Type: Patent
  • William Sharpe, Rowan County, Entered in 1778, Issued in 1783, 640 acres, On Elk Shoal Creek, file 1209, Type: Patent
  • William Sharpe, Rowan County, Entered in 1779, Issued in 1787, 640 acres, Lying on the North side of the Long Fork (N. side of the S. fork of Rocky Cr.) Taken from warrant., file 2278, Type: Patent
  • William Sharpe, Rowan County, Entered in 1779, Issued in 1787, 400 acres, On Woolf River adjoining Alex McColluch No. 2568, file 2324, Type: Patent
  • William Sharpe, Iredell County, Entered in 1779, Issued in 1793, 170 acres, On Snow Creek, file 59, Type: Patent
  • William Sharpe, Iredell, Entered in 1779, Issued in 1793, 100 acres, On a small Mountain, file 61, Type: Patent
  • William Sharpe, Iredell County, Entered in 1779, Issued in 1794, 90 acres, Beg. at a pine Jeremiah Piles third corner, file 91, Type: Patent
  • William Sharpe, Iredell County, Entered in 1778, Issued in 1797, 220 acres, Branches of Rocky Creek, file 189, Type: Patent
  • William Sharpe, Iredell County, Entered in 1779, Issued in 1797, 400 acres, On Cedar River, file 198, Type: Patent
  • William Sharpe, Iredell County, Entered in 1779, Issued in 1797, 150 acres, On branches of Rocky Creek, file 207, Type: Patent
  • William Sharpe, Iredell County, Entered in 1779, Issued in 1799, 200 acres, On the branches of Rockey Creek, file 305, Type: Patent
  • William Sharpe, Iredell County, Entered in 1778, Issued in 1799, 100 acres, On Rockey Creek, file 308, Type: Patent
  • William Sharpe, Iredell County, Entered in 1779, 160 acres, On Cedar Run of S. Yadkin, file 063

Research Notes

There is another William Sharpe in North Carolina, who was a Colonel in the 2nd Rowan County Regiment and the Burke County Regiment.[10]

Sources

  1. #FG; p 477 William Sharpe, Member Continental Congress 552 by Mildred J. Miller #HeritageVolI
  2. #FG, #C1790, #C1800, #C1810, #Rumple, #RoadSign
  3. Squarespace.com: william Sharpe
  4. #FG, #NCPedia, #Biography, #DAR
  5. (son of David Caldwell, DAR Ancestor A018199
  6. #Rumple
  7. #Patriot
  8. #DAR
  9. #Land
  10. Burke County Regiment, 2nd Rowan County Regiment
  • Wikipedia article on William Sharpe, accessed Aug 20, 2017
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #15571267 retrieved Aug 18, 2017
  • "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch (Link: accessed 21 August 2017), William 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.
  • "United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch (Link: accessed 21 August 2017), William Sharpe, Salisbury, Iredell, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 617, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 29; FHL microfilm 337,905.
  • "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch (Link: accessed 21 August 2017), William Sharpe, Iredell, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 194, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 40; FHL microfilm 337,913.
  • Rumple, Jethro (2005). A History of Rowan County, North Carolina. Heritage Books.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed Nov 25, 2017), "Record of William Sharp", Ancestor # A103037.
  • Revolutionary Patriots, Capt William Sharpe
  • William Sharpe Road Marker, NC 115 at SR 1903 (Snow Creek Road) northwest of Statesville
  • NCPEDIA William Sharpe
  • Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, Vol V, p 322, William Sharpe, Link
  • Biography of William Sharpe by Wheeler
  • 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
  • See also Space:Iredell County Revolutionary Soldiers for a comprehensive list of Iredell Revolutionary War Veterans.
  • North Carolina Land Patent Query

Acknowledgements

  • WikiTree profile Sharpe-421 created through the import of Moore-Martin_merged.GED on Feb 3, 2012 by Kirk Moore.
  • This person was created through the import of Walker_YoungPedigree(2).ged on 12 October 2010.




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Sharpe-2330 and Sharpe-68 appear to represent the same person because: Added another William before I saw the original.
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