Sloan Connection Database

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  • ID: I002791
  • Name: Joseph Sharpe
  • Sex: M
  • Title: Capt.
  • Birth: 22 NOV 1753 in CECIL Co. MD.
  • Death: 15 APR 1842 in IREDELL Co. NC.
  • Burial: Snow Creek Cem. unmarked grave
  • Event: Military BET 1779 AND 1781 Revolutionary War from NC. 1
  • Note:
    I feel sure that Thomas & William are brothers. Some researchers say they are sons of Thomas Sharpe & Elizabeth Gillispe, others say sons of John Thomas Sharpe & Elizabeth Jemima Alexander. No one ever cites any sources or proof.

    CHILDREN: ?Levi? & Azel?
    01 Male 1778-1790 02 Female 1778-1790 03 Male 1778-1790
    04 Male 05 Male 1778-1790
    Giles says the Children are: Sevy, Cyrus, Alva, Asel.
    1780: Lt. under Cpt. John Sloan (wife's brother) at battle of Ramsours Mill. Received Pension
    1781: Capt. of a Company of Light Horse Service under Col. Francis Lock for 48 days, along with brother in laws, Lt. Archibald Sloan & Pvt Samuel Sloan.
    1786: Mentioned on Father-in-Law's will, in Rowan Co. NC.
    1789: Joseph was Justice of the Peace.
    1790, 92, & 93: Tax Collector.
    1794: Wm Sharpe deeded him 170 acres other land: 150 acres on branches of S. Yadkin by Chestnut spring & 320 acres on Jousha's branch. of S. Yadkin W. other survey W. Round Top Mnt. & 320 acres branch Snow Creek. par
    Archibald Sloan's will: Book C, pg 70, Rowan Co. NC.
    Archibald Sloan Sr. 28 Jul 1786, Probate 1788
    Wife Marget to have all property in North Carolina, Son-in-law Joseph Sharpe to have my equity in the estate of my father, the late Archibald Sloan, in Lancaster Co. Pa. and legacies from the estate of my late brother, Samuel Sloan, of the same place Exr: son-in-law Joseph Sharpe. Witnesses: Daniel McEwen, Wm. Clements & Wm. Robson.
    Jack Zuccarello says:"According to passage out of book that I have, it says this about your Joseph: " [He] m. 1/8/1778 Jean Sloan, dau. of Archibald Sloan. Joseph was Captain in the Revolution, lived in Alexander Co. NC.........Thomas Sharpe, Sr. was the first, with his father, Joseph, of our Sharpe ancestors to come. He settled in Cecil County, Md. before 1718....He settled at Fair Hill, Cecil County, Md., and named his plantation 'Sharpe's Industry'. He gave the land for Sharpe's Graveyard and helped establish Rock Creek Church nearby. He was a member of the Cecil County Committee of Safety. His son, Thomas Sharpe, Jr., was a Revolutionary soldier and four of his sons, William, Joseph, James and John founded homes in Iredell County and all were Revolutionary Soldiers. They loved Liberty..."

    1. 1983 research of Monita Horn, 545 SE Bush St. Issaquah, WA 98027
    2. McCubbins Collection Rowen Pub. Lib. Salisbury NC.
    3. Will of Archibald Sloan Sr.
    4. Vol 9 Rowan deeds p.447 NC#447;p451 NC#407;p.452 NC#568
    5. NC Gen. Soc. Journal Feb 1992, pg 39 [Pension claim of Mary Sloan]
    6. Mar 2002 research of Sarah Stelfox [Parents: Thomas Jr. & McFarin]

    Marriage 1 Jean Sloan b: 18 JUN 1750 in PA. ?
    • Married: 8 JAN 1778 in ROWAN Co. NC.
    1. Has No Children Levi Sharpe b: ABT 1779
    2. Has No Children Selvy Sharpe b: ABT 1783
    3. Has No Children Cyrus Sharpe b: ABT 1785
    4. Has No Children Azel Sharpe b: ABT 1781

    1. Title: "State Records of North Carolina, Vol. XVII, 1781-1785"
      Publication: 1899 - Pg. 1057
      Note: NCRVWar.doc or
      Text: [Cpt. Joseph Sharpe, commander of Light Horse Service for 48 days under Col. Francis Lock]
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