Solomon Tharp

16 October 1753–6 August 1849 (Age 95)
Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Solomon

When Solomon Tharp was born on 16 October 1753, in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Thomas Tharp, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth Jordan, was 38. He married Hannah Tate in 1782, in New Castle, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He registered for military service in 1777. He died on 6 August 1849, in Cassopolis, Cass, Michigan, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Cassopolis, Cass, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Solomon Tharp
1753–1849
Hannah Tate
1754–1835
Marriage: 1782
Martha Tharp
1764–1821
John Tharp
1785–
Enoch Tharp
1788–
Ruth Tharp
1774–1832
William B Tharp
1776–1853
Thomas R Tharp
1778–1862
Nathaniel D Tharp
1781–1814
Mary Tharp
1783–1850
Abner Tharp
1787–1869
Levi Dixon Tharp
1792–1869
Pleasant Martin Tharp
1797–1846

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1782
New Castle, Delaware, United States
children

(11)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

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World Events (8)

1775

Age 22

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.
1776

Age 23

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780

Age 27

Sometimes referred to as the "forgotten victory", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit

Name Meaning

Variants of English Thorpe .

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

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Story Highlight

Pvt. Tharp's Revolutionary War Record

Solomon Tharp, New Jersey, Pvt. in N. J. Regiment Revolutionary War 1753-1849 A memorial to Solomon Tharp, ancestor of many buried here, who was a Revolutionary War soldier, 1777-1778 Was at Val …

Sources (3)

  • Solam Tarp, "Delaware Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934"
  • Solomon Tarp, "Delaware Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934"
  • Solom Tarp, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"

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