William Marshall Tharp

28 June 1840–10 June 1919 (Age 79)
Harrison, West Virginia, United States

The Life of William Marshall

When William Marshall Tharp was born on 28 June 1840, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States, his father, Hezekiah D Tharp, was 48 and his mother, Huldah Cox, was 43. He married Martha Matilda Witham on 16 January 1865, in Scotland, Jasper, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Vernon Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Vernon, Van Buren, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 10 June 1919, in Mount Sterling, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Mount Sterling, Van Buren, Iowa, United States.

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William Marshall Tharp
Martha Matilda Witham
Marriage: 16 January 1865
Ada Belle Tharp
John T Tharp

Spouse and Children

16 January 1865
Scotland, Jasper, Missouri, United States


    Ada Belle Tharp



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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 4

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 21

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

Variants of English Thorpe .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Marshall Tharp in household of Hezekiah D Tharp, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William M Tharp in household of Hezekiah D Tharp, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William M Tharp, "United States Census, 1910"

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