Thanks. The grant to Henry Sharp was the basis of the query.
The grant to Henry Sharp on 10 Dec 1821 was for the southwest quarter of Sec. 20. The land grant states that he was a resident of Lincoln County, KY.
He does not appear in the 1830, 1840 or 1850 census in Bartholomew County. There is no indication that he ever lived in Bartholomew County.
In 1820 in Lincoln Co., KY, Henry Sharp was 26<45 (b 1775-94) and reported only one female, under age 10. A marriage index has a Henry Sharp marrying a Levina Atkinson on 18 Aug 1819 in Lincoln Co. From these two facts it may be inferred that his wife died giving birth to her first child.
The question is what became of the land granted to Henry Sharp. Did he sell it? (There should be a deed from him to someone.) Did it become part of his estate and come into the ownership of an heir? Who owned the land in 1830? Who owned it in 1840? Who owned it in 1850? Was there a relationship between the later owner and Henry Sharp?
William H. Sharp appeared in Bartholomew County in the 1850 census, showing that he was born about 1808 in Kentucky. He reported owning land on the census forms of 1850, 1860 and 1870. Where was that land and how did he get it?
Did William H. Sharp own, at any time, any of the land granted to Henry Sharp? [The question originally asked in the first query, just without naming Henry.] Was there a family relationship between Henry and William H. Sharp? If so, what?
The ownership questions will emerge from what tax records still exist and from deeds in the Recorder's Office.
The relationship questions will be more difficult.