Person:Edward Sharp (8)

m. bef. 1730
  1. Abraham Sharpabt 1730 -
  2. Jeremiah Sharp1732 -
  3. Edward Sharp1740 - 1770
  4. Anthony Sharp1746 - 1812
  5. Jane Sharp1752 - 1812
m. est. 1758
  1. John Sharp1758 -
  2. Anthony Sharp, Sr.1762 - 1837
  3. Annis Sharp1765 -
Facts and Events
Name Edward Sharp
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1740
Marriage est. 1758 to Jane McClelland
Death[1] May 1770 Killed by Indians While Building a Mill in Tennessee
Probate? May 1770 Botetourt County, Virginia

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 369.--12th October, 1765. John ( ) McCleland to Edward Sharp, £30, 60 acres by patent 3d November, 1750, and conveyed by Patton to Charles Milligan, 17th November, 1752, and conveyed by Milligan to McClelan, on head of Looney's Creek. (Note: John McClelland was the father-in-law of Edward Sharp).
  • Page 372.--12th October, 1765. Same to Same (John ( ) McCleland to Edward Sharp}, £45, 84 acres by patent, 23d May, 1763, at the Big Meadows, part of Zachary Lewis' order of Council.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 132.--8th March, 1768. Edward Sharp to Robert Whitely (Whitly), £5, 335 acres patented to Edward, 15th July, 1760, on Cedar Creek in fork of James, Samuel McDowel's line. Sent William Berkeley, 9th February, 1771.

Will Extract of Edward Sharp

  • Sharp, Edward - will probated 1770. Names wife, ______, and children: John, Anthony, another, no name. Father-in-law, John McClellon and wife's brother John. In 1786 an account gives wife's name as Jane and children as Anthony, John and Annis. [Source: “Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records – Botetourt County, Virginia, by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 63].

Processioning List of 1760

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:

  • Page 280.--1760: Processioned by Joshua Mathews and John Armstrong, in Capt. John Maxwell's Company: For Michael Finney, for John Berryford, for Pat Porter, for Wm. Haldman, for John Harger, for Arthur McClure, for John Armstrong, for Paul Whitley, for Jonathan Whitley, for James Todd, for James Davis, for John Poage, for James McGavock, for John Maxwell, for Michael Dougherty, for John Mitchell, for James Gilmore, for James Bates, for John McCallum, for Richard Woods, for Edward Sharp, for Audley Paul, for Wm. Mathews, for Richard Mathews, for John Mathews.

Records of Edward Sharp in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 439.--22d October, 1765. Joshua Mathew's estate settlement, by George Mathews, recorded--25th December, 1764, paid Edward Sharp; 16th March, 1765, paid Darby Shay; 7th June. 1765, paid Benj. Bennett; 23rd August, paid Jas. Hartgrove; November, 1764, paid Wm. Saxton, Alex. Baggs, Danl. Goodwin, Stephen Arnold, Sarah Sproul, John Sawyers; paid George Darr, per Col. Preston. Contra--19th October, 1764, by Capt. Audley Paul's bill; Jacob Click's; Jeremiah Dennis' bill; Edmond Crump's; Benj. Watson's.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1766 (D). - William Fleming, carpenter, vs. Edward Sharpe.--Affidavit of William before Wm. Fleming, gent., 4th June, 1765.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 18, 1767. - (211-212) The following produced certificates for hemp: Alexr. Gibson, Francis Brown, Thos. Paxton, Saml. Newberry, Saml. Henderson, Nichs. Sollace, Edward Sharp, Henry Larkin, Alexr. Walker, John White, John Black, James Trimble, Saml. Downey, Walter Cunningham, Moses Trimble, James McClung, John McClure, Halbert McClure, Joseph Long, David Campbell, James Walker, Joseph Lapsley, Israel Christian, Henry Lung, Jonan. Whitley, John McElwroth.
  • Page 310.--14th December, 1767. James Ewing (Ervin) to Israel Christian, £10, spotted cow bought from Wm. Davis in Forks of James River, one bay horse called Terrible bought from Edward Sharp, one bay mare bought of Abraham McClellon, 1 rifle with brass mountings.
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