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Naomi Vivian Ridge (View posts)
Posted: 934372800000
Classification: Query
I am seeking information on Adam SHARP. I was directed to a cemetery in Powell County where I found the grave of my great-great grandmother, Elvilah VIVION (wife of John VIVION). I have no maiden name for her. My informant tells me that this cemetery was started by Adam SHARP who bought the land from Steven COLLINS. I am wondering what the connection is with Adam SHARP.
Posted: 943790400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 994206630000
Surnames: Sharp
He are 3 generations of Adam Sharp, son of Mathias/Mathew Sharp/Shaup/Shaub & Catherine Engen Kern/Kerns/Carn. Let me know if you want more generations.
1 Adam Sharp b: 1750 in Bedford or Orange Co., VA d: 1816 in Clark Co, KY
..+Phebe Unknown b: Abt. 1747 m: 1766 in VA
...2 Abraham Sharp
...2 Mary/Polly Sharp
....... +James Collins
...2 John Sharp
...2 Matilda/Mattie Sharp
....... +Robert Church m: August 28, 1787 in VA ?
...2 Nancy Sharp
....... +Thomas Dickey m: April 20, 1813 in Estill Co., KY
...2 George Sharp b: April 26, 1767 d: 1830 in Monroe Co., IN
....... +Sally Johnson m: February 18, 1799 in Clark Co, KY
...2 Rachal Sharp b: 1775
....... +Othniel McPherson b: Abt. 1782
........3 Frances McPherson d: Abt. 1848
............+Benjamin/Ben Sharp Burgher b: December 07, 1814 in KY m: June 08, 1837 in Estill Co., KY d: February 07, 1900 in Powell's Valley, Powell, KY (Powell's Valley Baptist Church)
........3 Nancy McPherson
............ +William McKinney b: Abt. 1809 in Spout Springs, Estill Co, KY m: July 01, 1830 in Spout Springs, Estill Co, KY
........3 Elizabeth McPherson
............+Greenberry Barnett m: January 13, 1834 in Estill Co., KY
........3 Martha/Patsy McPherson b: January 17, 1808 d: Bef. 1879
............ +Archibald Boulware b: November 01, 1804 in Clark Co., KY m: October 27, 1824 in Clark Co., KY d: Bef. 1879
........3 Edward McPherson b: Abt. 1810 in Estill C., KY
............+Angeline Collins
........3 Nicholas McPherson b: Abt. 1812 in Estill Co., KY d: Aft. 1840 in Platte Co., MO
............+Lydia Walters m: May 22, 1834 in Decatur Co, IN
...2 Elizabeth Sharp b: 1776
....... +William Walton Bush b: Bet. 1773 - 1776 m: 1796 d: 1852
........3 Franklin Bush
........3 George William Walton Bush b: September 29, 1797 in Red River, Ky d: January 08, 1881
............+Elizabeth/Eliza Crankfield/Crutchfield b: May 22, 1818 in KY m: 1843 in Clark Co., KY d: July 28, 1905
........*2nd Wife of George William Walton Bush:
............+Mariah Christ m: 1874
........3 Ann Bush b: 1800 d: 1822
............ +William Daniel Lyle m: 1822
........3 Anderson Patterson Bush, Sr. b: 1806 d: 1864
............+Margaret Patterson m: 1832
........*2nd Wife of Anderson Patterson Bush, Sr.:
............+Frances/Frankie Vaughn m: 1837
........3 Polly Bush b: 1809 d: 1898
............ +Samuel Jackson Vaughan b: 1807 m: 1830 d: 1883
...2 Aaron Sharp, Col. b: 1777 in VA
....... +Susannah/Anna Bush b: 1779 m: September 26, 1799 in Clark Co., KY
........3 Fannie W. Sharp b: January 09, 1800 in Clark Co., KY d: 1845 in Sprout Springs, Estill Co., KY (Salem-Burgher Cmtry, Spout Spring, KY)
............+Manson Burgher b: December 19, 1790 in Albemarle Co, VA m: December 20, 1813 in Estill Co., KY d: November 01, 1880 in Fabius Twshp, Davis Co., IA (Burgher Cmtry)
...2 Moses Sharp b: Abt. 1780 in VA d: Bet. 1840 - 1850 in Hardwick Creek, Estill Co., KY
....... +Elizabeth/Betsey Bush b: 1783 m: May 19, 1801 in Clark Co., KY
........3 Perlina/Parlina Sharp b: September 02, 1802
........3 Lou Anna Sharp b: October 12, 1804 in Clark Co., KY d: April 07, 1872 in Clay City, Powell Co., KY
............+David Russel McKinney b: November 28, 1803 in Spout Springs, Estill Co, KY m: January 31, 1823 in Spout Springs, Estill Co., KY d: October 16, 1876 in Clay City, Powell Co., KY
........3 Tilman B. Sharp b: November 09, 1806 in Clark Co., KY d: February 18, 1889 in Jackson Co., MO (Mt. Pleasant Cem., Wash Twnshp)
............ +Demarius Stewart b: June 08, 1814 m: May 22, 1834 in Estill Co, KY d: August 03, 1870 in MO
........3 Cinderella Sharp b: August 03, 1808 in KY d: July 12, 1903 in Hunt, TX
............ +John Franklin McKinney b: Abt. 1808 m: 1829 in Clark Co., KY d: Bef. April 20, 1835
........*2nd Husband of Cinderella Sharp:
............+Archibald M. Stewart b: April 05, 1812 in VA m: April 20, 1835 in Estill Co., KY d: July 30, 1885 in Jackson Co., MO
........3 Jestine/Jesteene/Justine S. Sharp b: January 13, 1812 in KY d: August 20, 1852
............ +Patterson Stewart b: February 20, 1809 m: February 02, 1831 in Estill Co., KY d: Bet. 1832 - 1837
........*2nd Husband of Jestine/Jesteene/Justine S. Sharp:
............+William David Tate m: Abt. 1840
........3 William Albertus L.B. Sharp b: July 10, 1818 in Estill Co., KY d: in Estill Co., KY
............+Elizabeth Martha Lowe b: 1823 in Estill Co., KY m: February 15, 1845 in Estill Co., KY d: in Jackson Co., MO
...2 Tabitha Whitten Sharp b: 1785 in VA? d: in Independence, Jackson Co, MO
....... +Alexander Dillard Collins m: December 08, 1811 in Estill Co., KY d: in Independence, Jackson Co, MO
...2 Frances/Franky Sharp b: 1787
....... +Isiah Vivion b: 1782 m: December 07, 1803 in KY
........3 Adam Isaih Vivion b: May 08, 1806 in Clark Co., KY d: March 12, 1870
............ +Evalina Alexander b: 1809 m: October 23, 1825 in Cole Co., MO
Posted: 958824000000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1100058039000
Surnames: SEE
The first name Elvilah is very distinctive,I wonder if she was Elvila SEE, daughter of John SEE and Nancy BURGHER. Nancy was the daughter of Manson BURGHER and Fannie SHARP. It may fit with your family. Let me know as I am having problems tracing John See`s brother Beverly ( my ggrandfather). Perhaps you may have something that might get me restarted.
Posted: 973252800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 996978267000
Naomi in the Clark Co. Library I found marriages of Vivions and the only John I found was: John J. Vivion m: l.Catherine Miller 2. Nancy Hughes 3. Margaret Dooly and Cath./John J. had Elvita 1824 m: Albert M. Potts 1824-1855. Do any of these sound familiar. I have a book on Sharp's that has a Adam Sharp 1791 m: Mary Ewing. buried in Mercer Co. Ky. Most of them went to Mercer Co. The book goes back to Col. Thomas Sharp m: Mary Stanley Darby, (sons: John,1740, Abraham, and Moses) Let me know if you need any of those from that book.

John J. VIVION m. Elvilah SHARP

Naomi Vivian Ridge (View posts)
Posted: 973512000000
Classification: Query
Thank you for your discoveries in Clark County. My information on John J. VIVION indicates a marriage to Elvilah/Elvina/Melvinah SHARP 21 January 1822 in Estill Co., KY. Their child Elvilah E. was born 21 April 1823. The mother died June 1823 and is buried in the SHARP Cemetery near Clay City in Powell County. The marriage to Catherine MILLER didn't take place until 13 October 1823, and there is no indication of any issue from this marriage.

When Elvilah E. m. Albert Milton POTTS 13 October 1845, there was a prenuptial agreement, incating that she had inherited property.

This is the first I have ever heard about a marriage between John J. VIVION and Margaret DOOLY. Can you send me more information about this marriage? Were there children?

SEE-Powell Co

Naomi Vivian Ridge (View posts)
Posted: 983880000000
Classification: Query
Tedd Beverly ADAMS is descended from the SEE family of Powell Co. He has extensive information on the SEE family. Contact them at

Re: Adam Sharp

Posted: 1009736415000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1019781222000
I'm looking for info on Catherine Sharp & Jacob Miller, This is what I have, children were from first wife of Mathias.


Mathias Schaub was born 1685 in Konigsbach, Germany, and died Nov. 28, 1750 in
Augusta Co. VA.
He married (1st) Unknown Bef. 1735.
He married (2nd) Catherine Engen Carn Bef. 1750 in Rockingham Co. VA.
More About Mathias Schaub:
Fact 1 : September 11, 1732, Passenger on the ship Pennsylvania Merchant to the U.S.
Fact 2 : lived in Lancaster, PA., before moving to Augusta Co. VA.
Children of Mathias Schaub and UNKNOWN are:
1 Catherine Sharp, m. Jacob Miller .
2 Margaret Sharp .
3 Rebecca Sharp, b. 1735, Rockingham Co. VA. D. 1793, Bedford Co. VA.
.m. Thomas Dooley, March 20, 1763, Bedford Co. VA.
More About Thomas Dooley:
Fact 1: Captain in Revolutionary War.
4 John Sharp, b. 1740, Augusta Co. VA. D. abt. 1830, Bedford Co. VA.
.m. Anne Dooley, Jan. 25, 1762, Bedford Co. VA.
More About John Sharp:
Fact 1: Abt. 1780, Served in Virginia Militia under Capt. Joh Triggs of Bedford Co.
Fact 2: Served as a spy on the Tories under Col. Evans S. Shelby
Fact 3: Provided material aid to the Virginia Troops
Fact 4: DAR Patriot Index Part 3, p2625, Centennial Edition
5 Adam Sharp, b. Aft. 1740; d. Clark Co. KY. M. Phebe, 1770
6 Abraham Sharp, b. Aft. 1741, Augusta Co. VA. D. 1823, Mercer Co. KY.
.m. Rebecca Armstrong, March 22, 1779, Bedford Co. VA.

Notes for Abraham Sharp ;
According to family tradition, Indians raided the Sharp homestead while Abraham
and his nephew Soloman were away. The cabin was burned and Rebecca and three
of her children, Catherine, Mary and William, were captured. Another child Pricilla,
escaped by hiding in the well. Rebecca's sister was killed by an Indians she crossed
a stile. The Indians demanded a ransom in horses for the release of the prisoners.
Only enough horses were collected for the release of Rebecca and Catherine.
The other two children, Mary and William, were taken to an Indian village north
of the Ohio River and were released after several years by a party of white men who
Attacked and captured the village. Returning to Kentucky, the party stopped at Corn
Island (Louisville) and Mary escaped and returned to the Indian village where she
married an Indian chief and raised a family. William also yearned to return to the
Indians, but was watched closely by his family to prevent such an action. A mention
of the Indian attack is mentioned in the Draper's Manuscript, but dates and details are missing.

More About Abraham Sharp
Fact1: Abt. 1776, Private in VA. Troops in Revolutionary War
Fact 2: September 1784, Surveyed 400 acres of land on Salt River
Fact3: January 1785, Added 725 acres on Cove Spring Branch north of first entry.
Fact4: Served under Gen George Rogers on expedition against Indians.


Will Book 1, 1745-1756
Augusta County, Virginia

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, THE THIRD DAY OF November Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and fifty I Mathew Shaup being sick in body but of Good and Perfect Memory thanks be to Almighty God and calling to remembrance the uncertain Estate of this transitory life and that all flesh must Yield to Death when it shall please God to Call do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner of form following, first I commit my body to the Earth and I commit my soul to almighty God, my Savior, my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named for the selling of my temporal Estate and such goods, Chattells and Debts as it has pleased God to bestow upon me I do order give or dispose the same in manner form following that is to say
Imprimio I give and bequeath unto my two eldest sons in law Michael Carn and George Carn the full estate of their father left them according to the Demensions of the bonds.
Item: I bequeath my personal Estate to be equally divided in three parts and one of these three parts to be equally divided among Eight children, the other two parts to be equally divided among my own six children and my plantation I bequeath to my two Eldest Sons John Shaup and Adam Shaup and thereby make and appoint my loving friends George Carpenter and Jacob Pence full and sole executors of this my last Wills and bequests by me made and declaring this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereunto I have set my hand.

Signed in the presence of X
Jacob Nicholas
George Bernhart Mann

At a Court held in Augusta County this 28th day of November 1750 the last Will and Testament of Mathew Shaup, Dec'd being presented to the Court was proved by the oath of Jacob Nicholas, one of two witnesses who has made oath that he saw Henry Dickins and George Bernhard Mann together to witness and sign the same wherefore is ordered that he be summoned to appear at the next Court further to prove the said will.

Will Book 3, page 144
Sale of personalty of Mathias Shawp
20 February 1750-51. By James Nicholas, executor. Recorded 18 May, 1762, viz.
Sold to Jno. Craig, Wm. Frazier, Jas. Downey, Jno. Love, David Nelson, Henry Dooley, William Craig, Bernard Man, Joseph Wait, Saml Muncy, Joseph Muncy, Casper Faught, Owen Reed, Joseph Wait, Jacob Harmon, Jno. Stevenson, Jacob Nichols, Peter Herman, James Beard, Cathrine Pence, Michael Carn, William Williams, 5 May 1755 - 2nd sale to viz: Jacob Nicholas, Henry Dooley, David Nelson, Peter Miller, Conrad Kimsley, Catrine Shawp, (3 books), Michael Carn, Francis Kirtley, Jno. Davison, Margaret Shawp, Jno. Davis, Charles Man, Joseph Cravens, Jno. Couch, Rob't. Craig, Jacob Courtsious, Simon Powell, George Carn, Henry Long, Evan Evans, Conrad Backfish, Patrick Wilson, Jno. Hetrick, Nicholas Brock , George, Robert and widow. By sundries received the estate of the deceased Jacob Pence.

Re: SHARP, Adam

Posted: 1009869692000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1018424183000
Hi- I have a Sharp Fam. Tree Book starting with Colonel THOMAS SHARP m: Mary Stanley Darby
Children: John, Abraham, & Moses.
JOHN SHARP1740 Bedford Co. Va. m: Ann Dooley m: Jan 25, 1762 d: 1830
Children: Solomon, Lot, Samson, Bershebs, Job, Noah, John jr., Margaret and Hulda
Ann Dooley d/o George Dooley
COL. THOMAS SHARP m: Mary Darby, d/o Lord Darby. They came to Bedford Co. Va. where their three sons were born, Abraham,. Solomon and Moses. They came thru Cumberland Gap abt 1784. Moses left them and went North to what is now Bath Co.
ABRAHAM and wife, Rebecca came to Ky with his nephew Solomon, the son of John and settled on a grant of land of abt 500 acres in Lincoln Co. which was later divided to form other co. such as Mercer Co. He received this for his services in the Rev. War. This land was in Mercer Co.Ky. and it was named Sharpsburg for him. They were led to Ky. by Daniel Boone. Abraham fought in the Battle of Lexington in 1775. He built his first cabin near where Kirkwood Church now stands and is buried near there.
(Story of Abraham's wife & children being carried off by Indians)
It has WILL dated 1830 of John Sharp, Bedford Co. Va.Wife Anne, mentions children.
Will of George Dooley of Bedford Co. Va. dtd 1831 mentions John Sharp.
Mercer Co. Ky. pensions: Solomon Sharp
REV. WAR SOLDIERS; Abraham, W.A., John Sharp (2230 acres in 1784
DEEDS Mercer Co. Abraham, Adam, William, Noah, Jacob, George W.
BIOGRAPHY of Moses Sharp b: 1757 his mother being a dau. of Lord Darby
Each year there is a SHARP REUNION held at Jacobson Park, Lexington, Ky. The book is abt 150 pages and includes the current Sharps and was compiled in 1974 by Mrs. Charles Wm. Stout of Taylorsville, Ky. and typed by Mrs. Kennett Herr, Jeffersontown, Ky. corrections are made each year.
As you can see this book has Col. Thomas as father of John Sharp.

Re: SHARP, Adam

Posted: 1009872041000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1018424183000
After posting my message I found a Winchester Sun, Ky. newspaper date ? Title: Ky. has its own Romeo and Juliet tale by Berry Craig. Bloomfield, Ky. It is the story of the killing of Atty General Solomon Sharp's Frankfort doorstep at 2 a.m. Nov 7, 1825. Sharp's political enemies were suspected, especiall John V. Waring. To discredit Sharp, Waring had printed handbills accusing him of secucing an innocent Ann, sometimes called Anna, Cook in 1820. An illegitimate child resulted, the handbills claimed.
But ultimately suspicion shifted to Jereboam Beauchamp,who had married Ann in 1824. It was proven Beuchamp killed Sharp.
Ann had talked him into killing Sharp. She also talked the jailer to let her stay with Jereboam until his day of doom, set for July 7, 1826
Ann and husband plotted to cheat the hangman and on Jul 5, swallowed what they thought was a lethal overdose of laudanum, a powerful pain killer. Both, however, survived.
On morning he was to die Ann asked the guard to leave while she dressed. Ann pulled a smuggled knife and stabbed herself; Jereboam stabbed himself.
As he was being hung, Ann passed. They were buried together.
(Book: J. Winston Coleman's little book, "The Beauchamp-Sharp Tragedy")
In Filson Club Hist. Qtrly, Oct 1987 there is a biographical notebook on Abraham & Rebecca Sharp, 400 acres on the Salt River near Harrodsburg, Ky. in Sep 1784 (4 children) tells of the Indians taking his wife and children.

Re: SHARP, Adam

Elizabeth (View posts)
Posted: 1046930487000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Sharp, Sharpe, Darby
I believe we may have a match. In my book, Colonel Thomas Sharp Married Mary Darby, daughter of Lord Darby for whom the Ky. Derby was named. Abraham and his wife, Rebecca came to KY. with his nephew, Solomon, the son of John and settled on a grand of land in Lincoln County.
Of course, we have all heard the story of Mary Sharp. She, her sisters, and Mother were kidnapped by Indians. They traded horses for Mary's return but it had taken so long that Mary returned to the Indians and married an Indian Chief and had two children. I have much more info.
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