John Wright Sharp

1786–before 1845 (Age 59)
Manor, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

The Life Summary of John Wright

When John Wright Sharp was born in 1786, in Manor, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, his father, Benjamin Sharp, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Wright, was 18. He married Temperance Sharp on 20 October 1825, in Gibson, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Montgomery Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States in 1840. He died before 1845, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

John Wright Sharp
1786–1845
Temperance Sharp
1800–about 1840
Marriage: 20 October 1825
Comfort Sharp
1828–1907

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 October 1825Gibson, Indiana, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 0
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.
    Age 1
    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
    1803
    Age 17
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English sharp(e) ‘sharp, quick, smart, acute, keen-witted’ (Old English scearp).Irish: when not the English or Scots name in 1 above, an Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Géaráin ‘descendant of Géarán’, a personal name based on a diminutive of géar ‘sharp’.Americanized form (translation into English) of German Scharf ‘sharp-cutting’ or of any of several other European names with similar meaning.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Sharps
    Sharpe
    Scharf

    Sources (3)

    • John W Sharp, "United States Census, 1840"
    • John Tharp, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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