Person:Edward Sharp (8)

Edward Sharp
d.May 1770 Tennessee
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 TennesseeKilled by Indians While Building a Mill
Probate? 12 June 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.

Disposition of Land in Botetourt County, VA Deeds:

  • Page 1. Edward Sharp. Dated May 8, 1770, Probated June 12, 1770. Leaves his property to his wife and two children, and provides that the shares of Anthony and John Sharp shall be invested in land at the mouth of Reedy Creek upon the Holston. His father-in-law John McClelland and his brother-in-law Wm. McClelland appointed Executors. Witnesses: Samuel Walker, William Leatherdell, John Kerr. Botetourt County, Virginia Brief Of Wills, Will Book A, 1770-1773 USGenWeb

Will Abstracts 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].
Page 1 - Will of Edward Sharp
May 8, 1770
Children: mentioned, may be Anthony and John
Father-in-law: John McClellon
Exec: John McClellon, Brother-in-law William McClellon
Witnesses: Samuel Walker, John Herr, William Latherdell
Recorded: June 12, 1770.
Teste: John May CBC
[Source: Botetourt County, Virginia Will Book "A", compiled by Ann Chilton, Mountain Press, pg. 1].

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.

Information on Edward Sharp

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David Looney/Mary McClellan Posted by: Barb Braner (ID *****7561) Date: July 06, 2007 at 14:04:22 of 1425

At webside it is recorded LeRoy W. Tilton's book on the Robert Looney family. On Part 7, David (2) Looney Branch they are mistakes about my family. Page 14 states that Mary McClellan's sister Jane McClelland married (1) Edward Sharpe had two sons, Edward and Anthony and then married (2) Samuel Gamble and had Annis Gamble who married Nathan Gregg. This is not correct. Edward Sharp's will dated May 8, 1770 clearly states his sons are Anthony and John and daughter Annis. Their mother did remarry but to John Kerr and had three more children. After all children were grown, she married the third time to James Allison. Edward Sharp was killed by Indians on Sharp's Creek now Boozy Creek where he had built a mill. His widow, Jane McClellan Sharp with her new husband, John Kerr moved there and continued with the mill. John died in 1778 and Sullivan Co. history refers to the Widow Kerr's mill. Please correct the mistakes. If they are left as is they almost become fact. Thanks

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