Person:Abraham Sharp (4)

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Abraham Sharp
m. BEF 1735
  1. Rebecca Sharp1735 - 1793
  2. John Sharp, Sr.ABT 1738 - bef 1830
  3. Adam SharpABT 1739 - 1816
  4. Margaret 'Margery' Sharp1740-1744 -
  5. Catherine Sharp1743-1749 -
  6. Abraham Sharpabt 1744 - 1823
m. 22 March 1779
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Name Abraham Sharp
Alt Name Abraham Shaup
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1744 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 22 March 1779 Bedford County, Virginiato Rebecca Armstrong
Death? 1823 Mercer County, Kentucky

Abraham Sharp was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Information on Abraham Sharp

From Genforum.com post:

According to family tradition, Indians raided the Sharp homestead while Abraham and his nephew Soloman were away. The cabin was burned and Rebecca and three of her children, Catherine, Mary and William, were captured. Another child Pricilla, escaped by hiding in the well. Rebecca's sister was killed by an Indians she crossed a stile. The Indians demanded a ransom in horses for the release of the prisoners. Only enough horses were collected for the release of Rebecca and Catherine. The other two children, Mary and William, were taken to an Indian village north of the Ohio River and were released after several years by a party of white men who Attacked and captured the village. Returning to Kentucky, the party stopped at Corn Island (Louisville) and Mary escaped and returned to the Indian village where she married an Indian chief and raised a family. William also yearned to return to the Indians, but was watched closely by his family to prevent such an action. A mention of the Indian attack is mentioned in the Draper's Manuscript, but dates and details are missing.

More About Abraham Sharp:

Fact1: Abt. 1776, Private in VA. Troops in Revolutionary War
Fact 2: September 1784, Surveyed 400 acres of land on Salt River
Fact3: January 1785, Added 725 acres on Cove Spring Branch north of first entry.
Fact4: Served under Gen George Rogers on expedition against Indians.
[Source: http://genforum.genealogy.com/sharp/messages/5120.html]