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Starkey Sharp 1743 -  1791 his parents
& 1767 Sarah Winborne 1750 - 1777 her parents

& 1781 Jamima Hare 1743 - 1791 |  her parents
& bef 1769 John Speight d 1770/1779 his parents
of Hertford Co NC

This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!!

Starkey Sharp 1743 - 1791 was the son of Jacob Sharp who died in Bertie/Hertford Co in 1748 and his wife Elizabeth Tanner leaving a minor son Starkey Sharp.
   on May 10, 1742 Jacob Sharp of Surry Co Virginia bought 675 a from Robert Forster of Edgecombe on Wiccacon Creek plus on 13 May 1742
from John Wynns another 50 a  on NS Wiccacon Creek adj. lands of Robert Forster of Edgecombe, William Baker . [Colonial Bertie County North Carolina Deed Books A-H 1720 - 1757]

Starkey Sharp was born 5 May 1743. He is listed as tax payer in Hertford County in 1779. In 1781 he came into possession of a large tract of land covering most of the east side of the main road in Harrellsville [then known as Bethel] He served as the sheriff of Hertford County from 1777 - 1782 and 1788 - 1789 and also the Public Register in 1790. Starkey died on 2 May 1791 in Hertford Co.
Starkey Sharp married 1st  3 March 1767 Sarah Winborne daughter of Henry Winborne and Sarah Hare.
Sarah Winborne Sharp died in 1777.
Starkey Sharp married 2nd 27 June 1781 Jamima Hare daughter of Moses Hare.
 [She was the widow of John Speight who died in Hertford Co after 1770 and before the 1779 tax list.]She was a first cousin of Starkey's first wife]

1790 US Census Hertford Co NC
Jemima Sharp, head    1 free white male over 16   1 free white male under 16  4 free white females     16 slaves

Children of Starkey Sharp and Sarah Winborne:
1. Elizabeth Sharp ca 1768 - 1840
     married Capt. Nathan Harrell 1750 - 1802

       a. Nancy Harrell 1791 - 1845
             married 1810 Dr. Wm. L Smith of CT died 1813
             married 2 James M. Yancey
       b. Starkey Sharp Harrell 1786 - 1830
            married Elizabeth Simmons 1788 - 1861
             i. Nancy Harrell 1811 - 1879
                 married Thomas Blount Sharp 1 Oct 1804 - 3 Feb 1847

       c. Sally Harrell
             married G. H. Bond
     married 2nd George Gordon
       d. Barsha Gordon
2. Sarah Sharp 1773 -  20 Oct 1810
    married ca 1795  Thomas Edward Hare 1767- 17 May 1814 
           son of Thomas Hare & Penelope Moore
        a. Thomas Edward Hare Jr.
        b. Rev Jacob Sharp Hare
        c. Starkey Sharp Hare
12 Oct 1810 Bertie Co NC - 29 Sept 1850 Fayette Co TN
             married 1st Mary A Askew [sister of John O Askew]
             married 2nd Mary E Askew [sister of Dr. A J. Askew of Bertie}

                i. Starkey S Hare Jr
                     married Susan Brown
                ii. Thomas E Hare

Descendants of the Hares have a family tradition that Starkey's family originally occupied a log cabin here. Indeed, there is a log structure behind the main house. Although a small corn crib now, the logs clearly came from an earlier, larger structure and were reassembled into the current form. The joinery in this building is similar to those from the area of North Carolina that all these folks came from. Left: old log structure later reassembled into corn crib. Right: Starkey S. Hare grave  After Starkey S. Hare's death in 1850, some of his family remained in this area,
but others moved on to Arkansas
 Mr. Hare, his wife, and several family members are buriedhere.

from web site of Ronnie and Bonnie Weaver Mebane-Nuckolls House 
"It is now our assumption that the earliest brick building is probably from the 1830's,  twentyyears before the Mebanes ever lived in West Tennessee."

     T E  Hare married
2nd ca 1811 Mrs Rachel Askew Hunter
                   (daughter of David Askew Sr. and Millicent Outlaw)
        d. John Augustus Hare Sr. ca 1812 -
(Gary Murray's ancestor)

        e. David Askew Hare ca 1814 -

3. Jacob Sharp 30 Dec 1775 - 14 Feb 1816
     married Gates Co NC 1799 Nancy Hunter ca 1783 - 12 Nov 1828

Child of Starkey Sharp and Jemima Hare [Speight]:
4. Col. Starkey Sharp 19 Oct 1784 - 1833 never married
            date of birth is recorded in the Elisha Scull Bible
5. Levinia Sharp 1790 Hertford Co NC - 1832 [5th great grandmother of Crystal Hatch]
      married ca 1821 Jesse Woodard  [his second wife of three] Northampton Co.
       a. Elizabeth Woodard ca 1824 -
       b. Starkey Sharpe Woodard 25 Sept 1825 -
              married Mary Jane Stephenson
       c. Oliver Woodard 10 Dec 1828 -
       d. Margaret Ann Woodard Dec 1831 -
          see 'Twelve Northampton County, North Carolina Families 1650-1850


Jacob Sharp 1775 - 1816 his parents
& 1799 Nancy Hunter est 1783 - 1823? her parents

of Hertford Co NC

This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!!

Jacob Sharp was born on 30 Dec 1775 [family records] son of Starkey Sharp 1741 - 1791. and Sarah Winborne
Jacob Sharp served as Public Register in 1797 - 98 and 1798 - 99.
Jacob Sharp was a Major in the Hertford County Militia.
Jacob Sharp married about 1799 Nancy Hunter of Gates County, NC
On 1800 census for Hertford County himself, wife, and one male under 10 and 19 slaves.
The graves of Jacob and Nancy on the bank of the Wiccacon have been located.

Jacob Sharp TS

Children of Jacob Sharp and Nancy Hunter:
1. Elisha Hunter Sharp 18 April 1800 Harrellsville NC - 9 May 1858 Columbus, Mississippi
            in senate 1826 Col. in the Hertford Co Militia
     married Sallie Carter 1804 - 1830
            dau of Maj. Isaac Carter
      a. Brig -Gen. Jacob H Sharp 1833 - went to MS CSA
            married Miss Harris of Mississippi dau of Judge Harris of MS
      b. Col. Thomas L Sharp CSA killed at Atlanta 28 July 1864
                   served in the Mississippi Senate 1857
      c. Caroline Sharp
           married Hunter Walker
      married 2nd Lucy Ann [Hardy]
          [she had son from prior marriage Humphrey Hardy]

2. Thomas Blount Sharp 1 Oct 1804 - 3 Feb 1847   in state senate 1838
      married Nancy Harrell 1811 - 1879 dau of Starkey Harrell and Elizabeth Simmons
       a. Mary Elizabeth Sharp
             married Ethelbert Scull 1819 - 1899
       b. Emily Sharp

3. Sally Sharp ca 1807 -
     married Elisha Scull 1803 -
4. Starkey Sharp III 11 July 1809 - 02 Oct 1867 
                     in house 1842
      married 1st Sallie Lewis 22 July 1811 - 5 Jan 1835 [Watson Lewis Bible]
        widow of John/Jacob Simons and dau of Watson Lewis Sr.
       a. Mary E Sharp ca 1832 -
       b. Nannie/Nancy Sharp 1835 - 1902
            married 3 July 1859 James Jones Walton 1836 AL -
19 Jan 1866 Greensboro AL
               Nannie returned to Harrellsville NC with her three daughters after her husband's death

                   i. Lillie Walton 5 Feb 1862 Greensboro AL - 6 April 1918 
                       married 1st William Drake Scull 18 Sept 1858 - 31 Aug 1893
                         1. Nannie Woodfine/ Walton Scull 21 Apr 1886 - 1 June 1946
                             married Dr. Jesse Elliott Ward of Robersonville NC 
                         2. Mattie Rush Scull 11 Nov 1891 - 1 Apr 1956
                            married 1910 Hillary Hunter Taylor 1876 - 1956 

Mrs. H Hunter Taylor of Harrellsville, the former Miss Mattie Scull
is the daughter of the late William Drake Scull and Lily Walton Scull Baker [Mrs R J]
1939 Historical Ed of Hertford County Hearld

                               a. Nancy Taylor
                                  married H B Spruill of Windsor
                        3. Herman Drake Scull 1 Jan 1893 - 1896  dy 
                       married 2nd 26 Dec 1911 Raleigh James Baker 7 Oct 1859 - 11 April 1921 Ahoskie
                   ii. Nannie Sharp Walton 21 May 1863 Greensboro AL - 11 Dec 1880 Bertie Co nc dy
                        married 16 Aug 1877 Joseph E Nicholls 21 April 1858 Avoca - 13 June 1911 Windsor NC dry goods salesman
                                              of Merry Hill, Bertie Co NC son of Joseph Blount Nicholls
                          1. Maude A Nicholls 5 May 1879 - 11 Aug 1908
                               married Earnest L Smith 13 July 1873 - 7 Aug 1926
                                a. Nannie Walton Smith  1902 - 18 July 1928 auto accident dsp
                                    Nannie and her parents buried at St Thomas in Windsor
                                b. Pattie Barrow Smith 15 April 1905 -
                                   note: both girls baptized St. Thomas E. Windsor NC 1905
                          Joe married 2nd at Scotch Hall 23 Nov 1886 Sue Martin Capehart
                            dau of Cadmus and Mary Capehart - had at least 5 children all died young

                   iii. James Alice [Jimmie] Walton 22 Oct 1864 Greensboro AL -  1955 Augusta GA 
                         married James Hailey Flythe  13 Sept 1859 NH Co NC - 16 Oct 1940 moved to Augusta GA 

            married 2nd 14 April 1870 Ethelbert Drake Scull 1819 - 1897

              i. Bismark Scull 1 March 1872 - 22 Jan 1933 obit
                                      sheriff of Hertford County
                  married Luella Pritchard
             ii. Drake Moltkie [Markee] Scull 14 Apr 1874 - 5 Jan 1933
                  married 1st Jaine B Harris 1872 - 12 July 1915
                  married Henrietta Adams Gregory 6 May 1892 - 18 Nov 1974

    married 2nd Eleanor Hardy 1824 - 1849
                dau of Humphrey Hardy of Bertie and Eleanor Ward

       a. Cornelia Sharp ca 1843 -
       b. Celia Sharp ca 1845 -
       c. Mary B Sharp ca 1847 -
           ? [Claudia, Mary B. and Eleanor S.]
    married 3rd Jane Trimble Lewis 04 Sept 1833 - 1904
                 sister of 1st wife Sallie
        a. Starkey H Sharp IV Sept 9 1858   - 26 Nov 1927
             married ca 1882 Anna Askew July 1855 - 
                  dau of Dr. Andrew J Askew of Bertie
              i. Janie M Sharp May 1884 -
             ii. Lena W Sharp Aug 1886 -
             iii. Starkey Sharp Jan 1889 - 12 May 1954
                married Esther ca 1899 -
                      1. Starkey Sharp 27 Sept 1919 - 3 Aug 1969
             iv. child dy ca 1892 - bef 1900
             v. Jereromie M Sharp Nov 1894 -
             vi. Hunter Sharp Aug 1896 -
             vii. Annie Sharp Nov 1899 -
            all Christened on 10 Oct 1869
        b. Caroline L [Carrie] Sharp 21 Jan 1860 - 
             married ca 1886 Dr. John Templer Shubrick 
                          May 1858 Charleston SC - aft 1920 Wash. DC
                    in 1880 was living in Winton then moved to Harrellsville,
              lived Rocky Mount NC by 1900 in 1920 were living with dau in DC
             i. Edmund [Eddie] Templer Shubrick July 1887 - 1920
             ii. Carrie Shubrick Sept 1889 -
                 married ca 1913 M Weddell Hart ca 1891 -
             iii. Starkey Shubrick April 1892 - 1946

        c. Hunter Sharp 5 Oct 1861 - 17 Dec 1923
             married May Snydam
              i. Catherine Sharp
              ii. Hubbard Sharp
              iii. Myra Sharp

        d. Lena Sharp 30 April 1863 - 15 Feb 1866 dy

        d. Fannie D Sharp 6 Sept 1865 - 9 April 1933
            married Hon. Thomas R Jernigan 1847 - 1920
              i. Paul Jernigan
             ii. Fannie Jernigan
             iii. Robert Jernigan
             iv. Starkey Jernigan

5. Nancy Sharp ca 1811 -
6. John Bembury/Bombrey Sharp 23 May 1811 - 13 May 1875
     married Lavenia C Simons 1816 - 1872
      a. John Sharp 1835 - 1897
               public register of Hertford Co 1857 - 1866 and Sheriff 1878 - 1880
      b. Elizabeth Sharp ca 1838 -
      c. Dr. Starkey Sharp 1840 - 1870
            married Jane Mc B ca 1848 -
              i. Joseph C Sharp ca 1863 -
             ii. Kate Sharp ca 1865 -
      d. James Sharp 1842 - 1903
           married Mary Elizabeth Powell 22 Oct  1841 - 10 Feb 1910
                   sister of James M Powell of Harrellsville and William Powell 1831 - 1871
      e. Edward P Sharp ca 1844 - 1866
      f. Sally Sharp 1847 -
      g. Charles L Sharp 1849 - 1886
           married Eulalia Powell 1858 - 1938
      h. Ellemer Sharp 1852 -
      i.  Ida Sharp 1854 -
7.  Jacob Sharp II 19 Jan 1814 - 8 Nov 1882  in house 1844
        Colonel in Militia before the Civil War
     married Elizabeth Millicent Simons 8 Feb 1819 - 5 Jan 1881
       a. Col. Thomas H Sharpe 1837 -
                of the 17th NC Reg CSA; POW
       b. Capt. William Sharp  ca 1840 -
               of Conf. fame d. Charlestown SC
       c. Eugenia Sharp ca 1843 -
       d. Henry Clay Sharp 1844 - 1927  Reg. of Deeds Hertford Co UVA  CSA
           married after 1886 Eulalia Powell 1858 - 1938
                   widow of his cousin Charles L Sharp

       e. Mollie ca 1848 -
       f. Jacob ca 1851 -
       g. Lucy Ann ca 1856 -
       h. Lula ca 1859 -
       i.  S. ca 1861 -
8. Elizabeth Sharp May 1816 - 20 Jan 1834
     married Lemuel Roberts Jernigen 1808 - 1866
       Lemuel married 2nd Mary Harrell 1818 - 1892

Source: B B Winborne's History of Hertford County North Carolina.
1900 Census;
1870 Census
Family records  Sharp Family in NC

Jacob Sharp 1714 - 1748  his parents
& Elizabeth Tanner
 |  her parents
of Surry Co VA &
Bertie Co/Hertford Co NC

This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!!

 This Jacob Sharp's parents  I think were  Francis Sharp 1660 - 1738 & Comfort Finchett d 1710 Surry Co VA
   I believe from the way tFrancis's will is written that Jacob was by a 2nd wife not Comfort.

NC records show that Jacob Sharp of Surry Co VA bought 700 A more or less on the Wiccacon Creek/River in 1742.  This was from Robert Forster who has moved to Edgecombe Co and also a parsel from John Wynns.

Then in 1748 Jacob Sharp wrote his will dated 30 Oct 1748 proved at Eden House Jan Ct 1748 {OS} New Year's Day was in March. He names nephew Samuell Tanner - twelve pounds ten shillings to be paid to him at the age of twenty-one. Son Starkey Sharp - my lands and manner plantation in Bertie County, Residue of my personal estate is to be divided by my friends William Hooker, Wm. Witherin, John Baker of Littletown and Peter Evans to make a division between my wife Elizabeth Sharp and my son Starkey, but the entire estate is to remain in my wife's hands until Starkey in sixteen years old.
Ex. wife, Peter Evans
Wit. William Wittington, Isaac Lassiter, Mary Lassiter  [DB Gammon transcript]

David B Gammon also made a transcript to the loose papers on file in Bertie Co.
  Jacob Sharp - Additional inventory Feb. 1749 [OS] by Peter Evans. Account of sale [undated] by Peter Evans [very faded] noting money paid to Thomas Barker and John Salter, and cash held in favor of the orphan, and money paid for costs of dividing the estate agreeable to the will. Division of estate, 1750, between [1] Starkey Sharp - who received Negroes George, Beck and Hannah, and
[2] Richard Figures, who received Peter, Moll, and Jane. Inventory May 18, 1751 of the property of the said orphan Stark. Sharp with his gdn. Joseph Witherington.

Also in the Bertie County Court Minutes p633 NCGHR a court held at the Court House at Cashy Bridge, Tuesday, Nov 14, 1749. Present, Justices Benj. Hill, John Brown, Thos. Hansford, and John Early.
  Peter Evans, surviving Exr. of Jacob Sharp, ordered to return Inventory of sd Estate to next Court. Also, Richard Figures render acc't of such goods as came to his knowledge after his intermarrying with Elizabeth Sharpe.

 Child of Jacob Sharp and Nancy Tanner:
  1. Isaac Sharp  will 1782  Granville Co tax payer in 1779
  2. Starkey Sharp 1741 - 2 Mar  1791 Hertford Co NC
       married Sarah Winborne
       married 2nd Jemina Hare
  3. Timothy Sharp


Francis Sharp 1660 - 1738  |  his parents
& Comfort Finchett ???? - 1710
 |  her parents
& 2nd wife  - bef 1739 
 |  her parents
of Surry Co VA

This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!!

Children of Francis Sharp and Comfort Finchett:
1. Francis Sharp
2. Elizabeth Sharp
      married Garriss
3. Comfort Sharp
      married King

Children of Francis Sharp and his 2nd wife:
4. Jacob Sharp 1714 - 1748 Bertie Co/Hertford Co NC
5. John Sharp
6. William Sharp
7. Sarah Sharp
8. Mary Sharp

   Francis Sharp left a will in Surry Co VA dated 14 Aug 1739. Will Book 9, page 115.
 1. son Francis Sharp - a lot and house in Williamsburg adjoining Capital Square. also 135 A in County of Isle of Wight lying on Beaver Dam and also 300 A lying on Flat Swamp. also 40 pounds money to purchase slaves.
2. son Jacob Sharp - a lot and house in Williamsburg adjoining the market place. - 240 A of land in Isle of Wight Co. - also 350 A joining on Amos Garris -- also my still with all appurtenances.
3. son John Sharp - the house now in the occupation of Roadwell, a shoemaker, in the city of Williamsburg and the plantation whereon I now live..
4. son William Sharp the remaining part whereon I now live of ye said land and plantation and land at Secory Chapel -- a negro woman named Nan and her increase.. 35 feet of East End of ye lot given to my son Francis , and the timber he shall want toward building upon the said lot
5. daughter Sarah Sharp, a negro named Robin, another called Prince and a negro woman, Bess and increase.
6. daughter Mary, a negro called Frank and one called Jimmy.
7. daughter Elizabeth Garris, a gold ring of ten shillings price.
8. daughter Comfort King, 3 pounds per year for 20 years ensuing my death, providing she shall live so long.
Remainder not mentioned to remain in the hands of my son Jacob one year and then be sold and the money arising be equally devided among all my children, excepting son Francis, and daughters Elizabeth Gaarris and Comfort King.
-I appoint my friend Mr. Charles Binns to see that this Will be duly performed.
Lastly, I appoint my son Jacob to be executor.  signed Francis Sharp [sealed with red wax] 14 August 1739.
Wit: Thomas B Bell, William Evans, Mary Bell
Probate: 20 Feb 1740    John Allen recorder.


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