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Solomon Tharp (abt. 1753 - abt. 1842)

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Solomon "Solom" Tharp
Born about in Murderkill Hd., Kent on the Delaware (nka Kent Co., Delaware)map
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Husband of — married before in New Castle, Delawaremap
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Died about in Cass County, Michigan, USAmap
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Tharp-198 created 7 Sep 2011 | Last modified
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Solomon's father John Tharp and his mother Elizabeth Jordan had migrated from Maryland to "Kent Co. on the Delaware" {river} where Solomon was born abt 1753. (birth 16 Oct 1750 on Find-a-grave but not sourced; that very date is the death date of a Solomon Tharp from Middlesex Co., N.J. with whom Solomon b in Delaware is often confused} [1]

At the Delaware Archives Solomon Tharp is recorded in a card file as married to Hannah Tate with a date 1 Jan 1782 in New Castle Co., Delaware: "Solom Tarp to Hannah Tate." (The Delaware Archives followed the convention of using Jan 1 of a year to indicate that in that year (in another document which is named on the card but not included in the online index to it) the 2 persons were cited as already married. [2]

Solomon and Hannah migrated from DE to VA, NC then back thru VA and either WV or KY to Logan Co., OH where Hannah died aft the 1830 census. In the 1840 fed census of OH Solomon was living with his youngest son, Levi Dixon Tharp (Hannah's mother was a Dixon) and migrated with him to MI where they both died.

Research Notes

Adams-16917 11:47, 22 May 2016 (EDT) Many sources show Solomon and his early children as born in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ but I strongly believe that this was another family who descended from Thomas Tharpe/Torpe who had immigrated from England to Massachusetts Colony and then to the Woodbridge area in Middlesex Co., New Jersey (on the seaboard side). While eastern NJ was accessible across the Delaware River from New Castle Co., DE (where Hannah was born and where she married Solomon) getting to Woodbridge from Delaware at that time would have required an ocean voyage up the coast -- not impossible but not likely. There is much confusion and few sources re where and when Solomon was born, died, buried and if he served in the Rev War. Most likely this is a case of confused identities which it seems the DAR has contributed to by awarding patriot status [A114937] and placing a memorial stone in Cass MI.


  1. Find A Grave Memorial# 18073733
  2. Delaware Marriages, 1645-1899

See also

  • Delmarvalous Ancestors 12066739 at gives sources by Marj Adams


  • WikiTree profile Tharp-198 created through the import of O'Bryan Family tree.ged on Sep 6, 2011 by Tim Tropeck.

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