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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Solomon Tharp
Hannah Tate
Marriage: 1782
Martha Tharp
John Tharp
Enoch Tharp
Ruth Tharp
William B Tharp
Thomas R Tharp
Nathaniel D Tharp
Mary Tharp
Abner Tharp
Levi Dixon Tharp
Pleasant Martin Tharp

Spouse and Children

New Castle, Delaware, United States


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World Events (8)


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.

Age 23

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

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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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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