Dorcas Elizabeth Sharp

22 December 1805–before 1915 (Age 109)
Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Dorcas Elizabeth

Dorcas Elizabeth Sharp was born on 22 December 1805, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. She married William Crawford on 14 June 1822, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died before 1915, in United States, at the age of 108.

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Isaac Elmore Sherwood
Dorcas Elizabeth Sharp
Marriage: 31 August 1840
Mary E. Sherwood
Eliza Ann Sherwood
Joseph William Sherwood

Spouse and Children

31 August 1840
Fulton, Illinois, United States


World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 7

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 30

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

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)

  • Darcus Sharp, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Darcus Sharp, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"
  • Darcus Sharp in entry for William Cranford, "Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950"

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