Facts and Events
John Sharp was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Estate Records of John Sharp in Augusta County, VA
- Page 192.--25th August, 1749. Margery Sharpe's bond as administratrix of John Sharpe, with sureties Jno. Smith, Jno. Wamock.
- Vol. 2 - Page 59.--28th February, 1750: Orphan Wm. Sharp bound to John Anderson.
- Vol. 2 - Page 71.--28th November, 1750: Orphan John Sharp bound to Mathew Armstrong.
- Vol. 2 - Page 72.--28th November, 1750: Orphan Jennet Sharp bound to Nicholas Leeper.
- Vol. 2 - Page 86.--28th November, 1751: Orphan Margery Sharp bound to John Archer.
Location of John Sharp's Family in Virginia
Land records proving the location of John Sharp's family in Augusta County records have not been located. Since his estate records were recorded in Augusta, they clearly lived somewhere in the vicinity.
Information on John Sharp
From William Sharp, Sr. - Pocahontas County Pioneer "Lest We Forget", by Rebecca Ann Sharp:
- William Sharp Sr. was born around 1740 at Beverly Manor. He was the son of John & Margery Sharp(e) (1714-1749 and 1718-1750.) William's father, John Sharp, was killed by Indians in 1749. It is believed that the following year his mother Margery was also killed by Indians, leaving William and three younger siblings orphaned. It is known that William was bound as an orphan/apprentice to John Anderson, tanner, of Beverly Manor, Augusta Parish in February 1750. His brother John Sharp b. 1742 was bound to Matthew Armstrong, weaver, in Nov. 1750. Sister Jennot b. 1744 was bound to Nicholas Leeper, planter in Nov. 1750, and the youngest orphan Margery b. 1746 was bound to John Archer in November 1751.