Samuel Sharpnack

1860–Male
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Sharpnack was born in 1860, in West Virginia, United States, his father, Hiram Sharpnack, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Ann Morehead, was 28. He lived in Letart Township, Meigs, Ohio, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Sharpnack
1824–1912
Sarah Ann Morehead
1832–1869
Francis Marion Sharpnack
1849–1921
Mary Sharpnack
1851–
Sharpnack
1858–1858
William Sharpneck
1858–1859
Clinton Sharpnack
1859–
Francis Sharpnack
1859–1860
Samuel Sharpnack
1860–
Sarah E. Sharpnack
1863–
Hiram E. Sharpnack
1864–1951
Evans D Sharpnack
1866–
Ira H. Sharpnack
1867–1925

Parents and Siblings

    Hiram Sharpnack

    Male1824–1912Male

    Sarah Ann Morehead

    Female1832–1869Female

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (3)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 0

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1863

Age 3

West Virginia was given statehood status with the "agreement" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate.
1953 · Ohio state oficially admitted into the Union

Age 93

President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law recognizing that Ohio was admitted into the Union, since it had previously slipped through the cracks. The official date of admittance was agreed upon as March 1, 1803, ratified as of May 19, 1953.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Scharpenack, a habitational name from Scharpenacken in Rhineland.

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

Sources (1)

  • Samuel C Sharpnack in household of Hirum Sharpnack, "United States Census, 1880"

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