William Elliott Sharp

2 August 1861–3 September 1945 (Age 84)
Pocahontas, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Elliott

When William Elliott Sharp was born on 2 August 1861, in Pocahontas, Virginia, United States, his father, Milton C Sharp, was 26 and his mother, Jane L Johnson, was 35. He married Nancy Jane Isabelle "Bell" Kelley on 13 April 1879, in Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Edray, Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Edray Magisterial District, Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 3 September 1945, in Woodrow, Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Woodrow, Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States.

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William Elliott Sharp
Nancy Jane Isabelle "Bell" Kelley
Marriage: 13 April 1879
Lydia Ann Sharp
Emma Alice Sharp
Divers Wellington Sharp
Elizabeth Mary Sharp
George Gilbert Sharp
Dora Rachel Sharp
Leonard Brown Sharp
Summers Hedrick Sharp
Minnie Virginia Sharp

Spouse and Children

13 April 1879
Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · The Battle of Fredericksburg

Age 1

The Battle of Fredericksburg involved 200,000 troops with General Ambrose Burnside of the army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of the North.

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 25

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English scharp ‘keen’, ‘active’, ‘quick’.2 Irish (County Donegal): Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Géaráin‘descendant of Géarán’, a byname from a diminutive of géar ‘sharp’.3 Americanized form of any of several European names with similar meaning, for example German Scharf .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bill Ellot Sharp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wm Ellot Sharp, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wm Elliot Sharp, "United States Census, 1920"

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