George Washington Sharp

Male1832–6 September 1864

Brief Life History of George Washington

When George Washington Sharp was born in 1832, in Campbell, Tennessee, United States, his father, Nicholas Sharp, was 28 and his mother, Elisabeth Angel, was 20. He married Kizziah Hamon about 1850, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Scott, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 September 1864, in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Marietta, Cobb, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Sharp
Kizziah Hamon
Marriage: about 1850
George W Sharp
Hannah Sharp
Elizabeth Sharp
Leodica Sharp
Archer “Arch” Sharp
Russell M. Sharp
Thomas Jefferson Sharp
Hezzikiah Sharp
Ottis Oliver Sharp

Sources (9)

  • George W Sharp in household of Nicholas Sharp, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wash Sharp in entry for Elizabeth Newport, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • G W Sharp, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1850Tennessee, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (17)

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    World Events (7)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 0

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries: 1834: Cobb, Georgia, United States


    Age 14

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English sharp(e) ‘sharp, quick, smart, acute, keen-witted’ (Old English scearp).

    Irish: when not the English or Scots name in 1 above, an Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Géaráin ‘descendant of Géarán’, a personal name based on a diminutive of géar ‘sharp’.

    Americanized form (translation into English) of German Scharf ‘sharp-cutting’ or of any of several other European names with similar meaning.

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

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