Liberty Sharp

30 December 1790–14 December 1870 (Age 80)
Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Liberty

When Liberty Sharp was born on 30 December 1790, in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, Caleb Sharp, was 37 and his mother, Alice Sanger, was 35. He married Mary Polly Gray on 1 June 1823. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 14 December 1870, at the age of 79.

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Liberty Sharp
Mary Polly Gray
Marriage: 1 June 1823
Lucia C. Sharpe
William Pitt Sharpe
Eleanor Caroline Sharpe
Stephen Sedgewick Sharpe

Spouse and Children

1 June 1823


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 12

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Age 22

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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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  • Liberty Sharp, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Liberty Sharp, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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