Mary Craver

11 September 1810–6 October 1891 (Age 81)
Rensselaer, New York, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Craver was born on 11 September 1810, in Rensselaer, New York, United States, her father, Nicholas Craver, was 29 and her mother, Eveline Meyer, was 29. She married Nicholas Sharp on 13 April 1831, in Newyork, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Greenbush, Rensselaer, New York, United States in 1850 and North Greenbush, Rensselaer, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 October 1891, at the age of 81, and was buried in West Sand Lake, Sand Lake, Rensselaer, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nicholas Sharp
Mary Craver
Marriage: 13 April 1831
Gertrude Sharp
Martha A. Sharp
Eveline Sharpe
Sara Jane Sharp
Catherine E. Sharp
Sidney E. Sharp
George Sharp

Spouse and Children

13 April 1831
Newyork, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Gertrude Sharp


    Martha A. Sharp


    Eveline Sharpe


    Sara Jane Sharp


    Catherine E. Sharp


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 17

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 22

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of the North German occupational name Grever, a variant of Gräber ( see Graber ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Sharpe in household of Nicholas Sharpe, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Sharp in household of Nicholas Sharp, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Sharp in household of Nichelas Sharp, "United States Census, 1850"

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