ADDISON SHARP


Submitted by: Jean Sharp

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Addison Sharp is believed by most Sharp researchers to have been a son of Robert and Letitia Sharp.

The deed of 20 Sept 1818 (see Robert Sharp page) does not name Addison as a child of Robert and Letitia.

However, Addison was is some way, closely related to the Robert & Letitia Sharp family.

His death appears in the Alexander Sharp Bible (belonged to Reuben T. Sharp). Since Addison was born in the same generation as Alexander ca 1780's, I speculate that he may have been a first cousin to the children of Robert and Letitia Sharp.

His name appears as witness on several documents for members of the family of Robert and Letitia Sharp.

Addison Sharp was born ca 1780-90 and died 2? May 1832. It appears that he married Rebecca Hitch, 26 Dec 1821, Blount Co, Tn. Married by Billy Holloway, Minister of the Gospel, Baptist church.

1830 Blount Co, page 295
Adison Sharp
1 male under 5
2 males 5-10
1 male 40-50
1 female under 5
1 female 5-10
1 female 20-30

Speculative children of Addison and Rebecca Hitch Sharp:
1. Archibald Sharp

2. Letitia Sharp, married Elias Hitch, 1 Oct. 1846, Blount Co, Tn.
They had the following childen:
1. James Addison Hitch
2. Rebecca Jane Hitch
3. Susan Caldonia Hitch
*see HITCH family in Blount Co, Tn.
3. William Kendrick Sharp, b. ca 1829
1870 Blount Co, TN #25-26
William K. Sharp, age 41, b. TN
Manervy, age 39, female, b. TN
Elias, age 15, male, b. TN
Sousan (Susan), age 6, female, b. TN
Ann, age 4, female, b. TN
Margaret, age 1, female, b. TN

Rebecca Sharp, believed to be the widow of Addison Sharp, married James Mitchell, 29 Oct 1833, in Blount Co, TN. Married by William Billue, MG James Mitchel was the son of David and Polly Peak Mitchel.

1840 Blount Co, pg 101
James Mitchell
1 male 5-10
1 male 10-15
1 male 15-20
1 male 30-40
2 females under 5
1 female 10-15
1 female 30-40

1850 Blount Co. TN, page 252 #1851
James Mitchel, age 43, male, b. TN
Rebecca, age 44, female
Nancy, age 14, female
Susan, age 12, female (married 1858, Blount Co, TN to John Thomas)
Martha, age 11, female (married a Mr. Howell, married 2nd John Thomas, believed to be the widower of her sister, Susan.)

The family moved to Tarrant Co, TX by 1860 where James Mitchel is later listed as deceased in tax records and deeds. Martha Mitchell Howell Thomas died in 1886 in Parker Co, Tx. and John Thomas moved back east.

5 Dec 1848, Archibald Hitch executed his last will and testament, naming his wife, Mary son Elias Hitch; Margaret Dearmond, Rebecca Mitchel, Sintha Dearmond, sisters Hannah and Mary Johnson and William Kendrich Sharp.

Blount Co. Marriages:
Cynthia Hitch married Richard Dearmond on 10 Feb 1831, married by Wm. Billue, MG
Margaret Hitch married John F. Deamond on 14 Sept 1826

Virginia Marriages: Archibald Hitch married Polly (Mary) Harris, 20 Jan 1801, Fauquier Co, Va
Elias Hitch married Nancy Kerrick, 10 April 1812, Fauquier Co, Va.
Wise Hitch married Nancy William, 18 Sept 1797, Fauquier Co, Va


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