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THE SHARP FAMILY,

 

Descendants of Alexander Sharp,

of Edinburgh, Scotland, and the

Province of New Brunswick.

By

Edwin Tappan Adney

 

First published in Acadienses

at Saint John, N. B. 1908

 

Reproduced, with notes and corrections

by

R. Wallace Hale


 

[E. Tappan Adney, (1868 - 1950), was, among other things, a student of heraldry, and a historian, with a particular interest in Maliseet culture, language, and traditions. Many of his papers may be found in the Peabody Museum, Salem, Mass. After initial publication in "Acadiensis" in two parts, "The Sharp Family" was reprinted by Adney in 1908, but has been long out of print. Some of the questions raised by Adney have now been answered, and some errors in his work have been discovered. Ergo, it seemed desirable to produce this annotated version of "The Sharp Family" for limited electronic distribution. The original format, spelling, etc., have been preserved, and no attempt has been made to extend the scope of the document beyond Adney's original work. Recipients of this document are urged to communicate documented corrections and additions. If sufficient additional material is received, consideration will be given to producing an updated version for distribution. -RWH]
 
Scottish Family and Name of Sharp

There are in America three families bearing the name Sharp — one of Scottish and one of English origin, while there is a third to which we may give no consideration here, it being of direct German descent, originally "Sharpenstein" now shortened to "Sharp. The English and Scottish families are probably very distantly related, and it is interesting to note that the perhaps most distinguished member of the Scottish family, James Sharp, was Archbishop of St. Andrews, hence Primate of Scotland, while at nearly the same time, a member of the English family, John Sharp, was Archbishop of York and Primate of England.

As to the origin of the name, authorities appear to differ. Such dictionaries of British family names as Ferguson's "The Teutonic Name System" regard the name as being one of a class descriptive of personal characteristics. "Sharp," says Ferguson, "is from the Anglo-Saxon, Scearp; Old High German, Scarf; Modern German, Scharf, — sharp, quick, acute; simple forms: English, Sharp, Sharpey, Sharpus, Scarfe, Scharb; German, Scharpff, Scharf; diminutive, Sharpley."

Sir George Mackenzie, on the other hand, in his "Science of Heraldry," states that the word "fesse" in Heraldry, from the Latin "fascia," a scarf, represents the scarf of a warrior "en escharp," and "from bearing 'argent a fesse azure' the first of the Sharps, who came from France with King David, was called Monsieur de Escharp, and by corruption, Sharp." Elsewhere, the same author mentions a William Escharp, who came early from Normandy.

This King David (evidently David II of Scotland, son of the Bruce, and whose minority was spent in France), came to Scotland before the year 1346, in which year invading England he was defeated at Nevil's Cross. But whether the "first of the Sharps" came to Scotland with this David or whether the family had become established there from a much earlier date, it is certain that in the earliest public records of Scotland we find:

1433, Robert Sharp, a notary public.
1454, Alexander Sharp, of Strathay, County Perth.
1535, William Sharp, preceptor of Traileou.

The Sharps dwelt in the Lowlands of Scotland and in common with other Lowlanders differed from the Highland Clans, which were of Celtic stock and akin to the old Irish. Their peculiar language closely resembled the English, but has by some authorities been regarded as a dialect of Scandinavian. No doubt in blood they bore relationship to the Anglo-Saxon of England, especially the dwellers in the towns, while the peasantry preserved traits more essentially Scottish. Unlike that of the Highland Clans was the social organization of the Lowlanders; they had no hereditary chieftains, nor seem to have had so much of the pride of family which not only acknowledged relationship, but bound closely together those of the remotest degrees of kinship. As early as the year 449, the Saxons had settled the Lowlands, one of their leaders, Edwin, founding Edinburgh — half a century prior to the entry into Scotland of the Scots from Ireland; but being without the traditional history such as the Clans possess, Lowland families appear to be of less ancient origin; and as is also the case in England, family history in the greater number of instances may only be traced back with certainty to that date when the keeping of actual records became general, namely, about the year 1550.

During the 15th and 16th centuries, the practice of heraldry and the use of "coats of arms" reached a stage where no person of pretension was without a coat of arms inherited, adopted, or granted, and the most fanciful and unprovable claims to ancient ancestry were unblushingly put forward and received "official" sanction, no important family in Great Britain being an exception. Thus, the origin of the Sharp family of Scotland, as described in "Science of Heraldry" may be wholly historical, or it may be fictitious. Whichever it be, it is certain that the arms which "Monsieur de Escharp" or Sharp bore — a blue fesse, or horizontal band across the middle third of a silver shield — are, with some additions, the same as the earliest Sharp arms of which there is an absolutely authentic account. In the manuscript collection of the Earl of Crawford, there is a colored drawing of an ancient arms attributed to "Sharp of ———"; it is reproduced in fac simile in "Scottish Arms," Stoddart, 1881, vol. I, p. 105 (Boston Public Library). Here is the "argent a fesse azure with an addition of "two crosses crosslet in chief sable and a mullet in base gules." The mullet, or star-shaped figure, represented the rowel of a spur, and was commonly used in heraldry as a mark of "cadency" or descent. The other emblems, the crosses crosslet fitchee, would be in the nature of additions made to give a shield a personal distinction, the crosses have ecclesiastical meaning, while "the fitchee, sharp' base would seem to be one of those punning allusions frequently met with in heraldry. Nothing of the history of the owner of the arms is given. The arms themselves, however, are the basis of all the coats of arms, some nine in number, borne by Scottish families that are registered at the College of arms and recorded in various works on heraldry.

Sharps are mentioned in "Charters and other Documents relating to the City of Glasgow," (Scottish Burgh Soc. pub.), among them being:

David Sharpe, 1614; called also David Sherp, rector of Killbride, 1630; also Maister David Scharp, chanter of Glasgow, 1633; also David Sharp, precentor of the College of Glasgow, 1628 — all evidently the same person.
James Scharpe, regent of the College of Glasgow, 1615.
Thomas Sharp, arch-deacon of Glasgow, 1628.
Patrik Sharpe, principal of Glasgow University, 1582-1615. "Maister Patrik Scharpe, Principall of the College, is maid burges and frie man of the burcht and cite of Glasgw, and hes geven his ayth of fidelite as offerit. And als Andro Scharpe, merchand, his second sone."

Perthshire appears to have been the home of a considerable number of the family from an early date. The record of the Commissariat of Edinburgh, Register of Testaments, Part I., (1514-1600) mentions wills of:

Andro Scharp or Schairpe; also David, and Henry.
Michael Sharpe; also William.
Richard Schairpe
At Edinburgh lived that humble Patrik, of whom the Burgh records recite that on Dec. 31, 1585 it was decreed by the Council:
"Siclic, at the requeist of Maister Jhonne Prestounn, commissar, and inrespect of the guid behavior, bruitt, and fayme of the hones conversation of Patrik Sharp, sumtyme seruand to maister Alexander Mawchane, and that he is an awld seruand in this burgh, admitts him burges, gevis him the dewty thairof, and ordanis his name to be insert in the gold buik."

Here also, at the same date, rose to prominence that John Sharp, King's Advocate and Assessor, who founded the fortunes of what Stoddart (Scottish Arms, 1881,) calls "the chief family of the name," and has been elsewhere spoken of as one of the most respectable in the landed gentry of Great Britain — Shairp of Houstoun, whose marriages are of frequent mention in Douglas' Peerage and Baronage of Scotland.

Between 1552 and 1589, Mr. Sharp is mentioned in the Council Records eighteen times, his name being variously set down as: (Maister) Jhonne Scherp, Jhonne Shairpe, Jhonne Schairpe, Jhonn Schairp, Jhonn Sherpe, Jhonn Sherp, John Scherpe — graphically illustrating the liberties taken in the spelling of all words before spelling became standardized. " In old charters," says Burke, (Landed Gentry, 1904), the name is variously spelt, Scharp, Scharpe, etc., and not without the 'c' until the eighteenth century. Mr. Sharp was an eminent lawyer, sat in Parliament and was knighted. About 1650 Sir John acquired the lands of Ballindoch, Cragie, in County Forfar. He married twice and by first marriage had John of Houstoun, and evidently a daughter Isobel who married Robert Dunbar of Burgie, and by second marriage had Mr. Alexander of Milton of Cragie, who died without issue, and Sir William of Ballindoch. The heir of Houstoun, Major William, sat in Parliament in 1675; his fourth son, Colonel William of Blanco, had a son Sir Thomas, who succeeded to Houstoun. Sir Thomas had two sons, Sir Thomas and Sir Walter, the former of whom succeeded to Houstoun and married a daughter of of Walter Scott of Harden, and grand-daughter of the Earl of Kellie, leaving among others, Thomas, of Houstoun, born 1751, who was succeeded by his son, Major Norman, who was succeeded by his son Colonel Thomas, who was succeeded by his nephew John Campbell Shairp, Esq., (also grandson of the fifth Marquess of Queensbury), who is the present representative of the family of "Shairp of Houstoun."

Distantly related to "Shairp of Houstoun," was James Sharp, Archbishop of St. Andrews, who by turning to the Established Church incurred the hatred of the Covenanters and was murdered by them on Magus-muir in May, 1679; an account of whom is found at some length in cyclopedias. Thomas Stephens, compiler of the "Life and Times of Archbishop Sharp," says of his ancestry:

"David Sharp, was a native of Perthshire, and having been bequeathed a small sum of money by his father, settled in the city of Aberdeen, where he entered into business as a merchant, and acquired considerable property. He married Magdalen Halliburton, daughter of Mr. Halliburton, of Pitcur, in the County of Angers, by whom he had one son, named William, to whom he gave a liberal education. William Sharp, being a man of good abilities, was early patronized by the Marquess of Huntley and other Noblemen in the counties of Aberdeen and Banff. The Earl of Finlater, in particular, held him such high estimation that he entrusted the whole of his affairs to his care. William Sharp married Isobel Lesley, daughter of Mr. Lesley of Keninvy, in the County of Banff, and soon after was appointed sheriff's clerk of Banffshire. He resided in Banff Castle, where Mr. James Sharp was born on the 4th of May, 1618."

Archbishop Sharp had two brothers, Sir William of Stonihill, Keeper of the Signet, Cash-Keeper to his Majesty, etc., and Robert, Sheriff's Clerk of Banffshire, both of whom died without male issue. He married Helen Moncrief and had (according to Stephens who mentions but one son), Sir William, of Scots Craig, who was created baronet in 1682, married Margaret, daughter of Sir Charles Erskine, of Cambo, and was apparently succeeded in the title by a Sir James Sharp, baronet, who died in 1738, and who (if Musgrave's Obituaries be correct) was a "son of the Archbishop of St. Andrews." According to Stephens, "the third and last baronet" was Sir James "of Strathley," who died without male issue. A "Sir James Sharp, of Stonyhill, baronet," married, after 1707, Lady Mary, widow of Gideon Scott of Harden, and daughter of John Drummond, Earl of Melfort, and grand-daughter of the Third Earl of Perth (see Douglas' Baronage of Scotland), and a "Sir James Sharp, of Scots-Craig, baronet," married Sophia, daughter of Sir Charles Erskine, third son of Alexander Viscount Fentoun. The records are not clear, but if correct, the last named was the second baronet, and the former was the third and last baronet, elsewhere called "of Strathley."

The historian of Shairp of Houstoun in Burke's Landed Gentry, states it to be uncertain that these chief families of Sharp in Scotland were related. But that relationship was formerly believed, or claimed, is shown by the fact that the then Sharp of Houstoun (Major William Scharp) bore a mourning standard at the funeral of the murdered archbishop, a custom usual only with relatives. And as further indicating some degree of kinship, the arms of the two families carry the same "ordinaries" or devices, suitable changes or "differences" having been of course made in each case, thus:

Arms of James Sharp before becoming Archbishop: Argent, a fesse azure between two crosses crosslet fitchee in chief, and a mullet in base, sable.

Arms of Major William Sharp, of Houstoun — including an "augmentation" registered in 1678: Argent, on a fesse between two crosses crosslet fitchee in chief sable, and a dexter hand grasping a sword in pale in base gules, three mullets of the field.

Major William, of Houstoun, registered arms at the College of Arms in 1672, but it is clearly evident that he simply placed on record arms long in use. The 1672 arms are without the hand and sword in pale (upright) which he added in 1678 for some now unknown reason. " A dexter hand holding a dagger erect" was the arms of Isobel Sharp, daughter of Sir John of Houstoun, and half sister of Major William, as shown on a tablet dated 1681, among the old record of the Dunbars.

It will be noted that the arms of James (Archbishop) Sharp differ from the arms shown in the manuscript of the Earl of Crawfoed, in the mullet being sable instead of gules. Burke's "General Armoury" states that Dr. James's brother, Sir William of Stonyhill, bore his arms with the mullet sable, differencing by means of a border gules; but in "Scottish Arms" it is stated that Sir William registered an arms having 'the mullet gules.' It is curious to note that this Sir William carried as his crest "a pheon proper." The pheon, or broad arrow head was the main charge on the shield of the Sharps of Yorkshire (England), and is also evidently a punning allusion to the family name.

As to the proper modern spelling of the name, there appears to be no doubt in the minds of many persons. From the time of Archbishop James Sharp, and at the present time, the accepted spelling is, without a final "e" in all Scottish families. Indeed — in histories generally, that of the family of the Archbishop of York in England is also spelt without the final "e." But because some English Sharps of high social position have chosen to retain, or return to, one of the ancient spellings, there has arisen in the country and in England a notion that "Sharpe" is more aristocratic and respectable than "Sharp." This is not the case, and the use of a final "e" in this and other family names, unless derived truly through inheritance, only savors of affectation.

 

THE SHARP FAMILY OF NEW BRUNSWICK

For more than one hundred years, the Scottish family of Sharp has been located at Woodstock, Carleton County, New Brunswick. In that period from one individual of the name it has grown into a considerable family whose members are now scattered in widely separated parts of Canada and the Unites States. It has been a family of importance and prominence sufficient to merit the title here given, although there are some other families of different origin who spell the name with a final "e."

In 1880, Mr. Wm. C. Sharpe, of Seymour, Ct., who has done much to collect and publish the histories of American Sharpes and Sharps, was supplied for publication in "Sharpe Genealogy and Miscellany" with a very brief and fragmentary account of the present family. That work is now out of print. The present writer some years ago while engaged in collecting facts concerning the life and work of the late Francis P. Sharp, Esq., the celebrated orchardist and fruit culturist, was led by a natural interest to try to prepare a more complete account of the original Sharp ancestor and his descendants. Mr. Sharp himself supplied valuable information and so did others of the older living generation, especially Mrs. Rebecca Price, of Hillsboro, Oregon, who had in her possession old letters besides a great fund of traditionary matter. Files of old newspapers, local church and county records, and the published researches of Rev. W. O. Raymond and others, supplied matter of value. Letters written to various branches of the family discovered a lively interest in most cases, but a few whose record ought to be more complete did not show sufficient interest even to acknowledge repeated inquiries.

The founder of the family in America was Alexander Sharp, but our present record will begin with his father.

1. James Sharp (1), a dweller in Edinburgh, Scotland. Nothing further is known of his station or circumstances except what is contained in fragments of two letters in possession of Mrs. Rebecca (Sharp) Price, of Hillsboro, Ore., from a daughter, Mary, to her brother Alexander, undated, but prior to the year 1795. No other near relatives than the father and mother are referred to, except a "cousin." Children, therefore, so far as known:

2. Alexander b ..........
Mary

 

2. Alexander Sharp (2), James (1), — Of the early life of "Captain" Sharp (as he has been called) but little is known. There are no facts at hand for determining, even approximately, the year of his birth, nor is it known how old he was at his death, which occurred in 1795. According to his grand-daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Price, of Hillsboro, Oregon, who recounts what she had heard from her parents, he was in his early years apprenticed to a dyer in Edinburgh to learn the trade. At the age of seventeen, and nearly at the end of his apprenticeship he was sitting in a coffee house, when a "press-gang" entered and he was forced into the navy, where he served three or four years, and then obtained his release. In about a year after this, at a place believed to be Liverpool, he "was again taken by a 'press-gang' and forced into the army."

As we know, during practically the whole of the eighteenth century England was engaged in wars on land and sea. It was the century when she was making for herself the proud title "Mistress of the Seas," and the demand for men for the navy was constant and great. Some idea of this may be had when we learn that from the Peace of Utrecht (1713), when she had 40,000 men aboard her ships, her naval force rose to 70,000 men during the Seven Years War (1757-1763), and to 70,000 men during the American Revolution. To meet the great losses and to fill the increasing establishment called for a free use of that form of conscription known as "pressing." The "press-gang," in charge of an officer, went about in the seaports, taking desirable men by force. As a rule only men who had previous sea experience were thus taken, the great merchant marine which England had supplying the bulk of "able seamen" for the navy. Volunteers, if of suitable quality, were also taken, whether they were seamen or not, but the recruiting of landsmen, such as our subject evidently was, was not much in favor. Forcible "pressing" was sanctioned by Act of Parliament, and being supposed to affect only seamen, the mass of the people thought it quite a proper way of raising men to fight for them. But the times were rough, and we may be sure that if a likely subject, in the form of a young man of good physical appearance, were found in a public resort, like a coffee-house, frequented by seamen the "press-gang" were not always over-particular whether the candidate was an actual seaman or not. The term "pressing," as commonly used, meant only a forcible recruiting for the navy, so that our record of Alexander Sharp's second impressment "into the army" probably means some proceeding similar to "pressing" in so far as it was not a voluntary one. All this must have happened before the American Revolution, for at the outbreak of hostilities in that war, Mr. Sharp

[ The statement that Alexander Sharp was in Canada prior to the outbreak of the American Revolution seems most improbable. In light of current knowledge, it would appear much more likely that Alexander was resident in New York State, probably in Westchester county, and was not an active member of any British military unit. -RWH]

was in Canada, and it is probable that he had come as an enlisted soldier in some regiment sent out for garrison duty, unless we are to assume, what is unlikely, that he was in some regiment which participated in the French War which closed, as far as Canada is concerned, with the fall of Quebec in 1759. We have no knowledge what regiment this was, but there is a sort of tradition (on authority of Rev. W. O. Raymond), that Mr. Sharp served in one of the regiments "loyal through the War of the Revolution." It is probable that he did serve in some loyal regiment, of which there were a number raised in the old thirteen colonies and several in Canada. But that he served throughout the war does not agree with several quite definite traditions, to the effect that he was severely wounded, and received his discharge on that account, in an engagement between the British and the "rebels" which occurred in Canada, the said engagement being one in which the British were attacked in fortifications by the Americans with cannon, and the attackers were beaten off. Now, the only engagement of which histories make mention as occurring in Canada in which the attackers used cannone, and were beaten off, was the siege of Quebec by the Americans under Montgomery and Arnold in 1775 and 1776. From early in December until May the Americans plied their artillery upon the town's defences, which in addition to works built by the French consisted of hastily constructed block-houses and barricades of "spar-timber" and houses loop-holed for musketry fire. In May, upon the opening of the St. Lawrence river and arrival of the strong British fleet of reinforcement, the besiegers drew off, after inflicting surprisingly little damage, the only assault being on the memorable morning of December 31st, when the ill-fated Montgomery led one storming party upon the "gangard" of Pres-de-ville, while Arnold simultaneously stormed the barricades of Sault au Matelot. Mr. Hugh Finley, a lieutenant in Fraser's 78th Regiment of Highlanders, kept a minute diary of the siege, (Collections of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec) recording the effect of every shot sent by the Americans into the town, and while we are informed by William Wood (The Fight for Canada) that the documents printed by the Society relating to Quebec are not actually verbatim (although they appear to be), we are compelled to admit that this very detailed account of Mr. Finley mentions no incident agreeing with our account of the wounding of Mr. Sharp, the nearest approach being Arnold's assault at the barricades, for even here, although the Americans dragged cannon with them, there is nothing the writer has discovered anywhere to indicate that they were able to use them against the defences. Our account, as quoted by Mr. Raymond in his history of Woodstock, printed in July 1, 1896, issue of the Dispatch newspaper, is as follows:

"On a certain occasion some of the British were defending a blockhouse, when a round shot crashed through the timbers and Alexander Sharp was struck in the abdomen by a flying splinter that nearly disembowelled the poor fellow. Girding himself with his handkerchief the best he could he stood at his post using his musket, until the enemy was beaten off. A surgeon was summoned and was obliged to take twenty-four stiches in closing up the wound."

The loyal regiments raised in Canada were the Nova Scotia Volunteers and McLean's Royal Highland Emigrants, the latter having been raised chiefly from the disbanded Fraser's 78th Highlanders. The Emigrants were officially the 84th Regiment, and a body of them had rushed, with other troops, to the upper St. Lawrence to meet the Americans advancing by way of Lake Champlain, but after the fall of St. John's and Chamblee were forced to retreat upon Quebec, where under the commander, Lt.-Col. McLean, some 200 of them formed the neucleus of the garrison, which included also some Royal Fusileers (the "Cameronian Regiment"), some Royal Artillery, French Militia, British Militia (irregulars), some sailors and marines from the armed vessel "Felt,", the sloop-of-war "Hunter," and the frigate "Lizard,' (lately arrived from England) — in all about 1500 men to oppose the 1000 Americans under Montgomery and Arnold. Carleton, hastening from Montreal, took command.

["American Loyalists Claims - New Claims" (AO13 files, bundle 22, folios 248-250, in the Public Record Office, England) Page 248, contains the following:

Province of New Brunswick, City of St. John April 15th 1786.

Elaxander Sharp, late of New York, but now of Kings County in the Province of New Brunswick maketh oath and saith that he resided in the Province of Nova Scotia from the 15th of July 1783 to the 25th of March 1784 and this deponent further saith that he was utterly incapable of professing or devising to the commissioner as appointed by Act of Parliament passed in the 23rd year of his present Majesty's Reign, an act appointing Commissioners to inquire into the losses and services of all such persons who have suffered in their Rights, properties and professions during the late unhappy dissentions in America in consequence of their said loyalty to his Majesty and from attachments to the British Government or at their office any Memorial Claim or Request for aid or relief on account of this deponants losses during the late unhappy dissention in America within the time limited by the said act for receiving such claims by reason that during such time (viz) between the 15th of July 1783 and the 25th March 1784 resided in the Province of Nova Scotia.

Sworn before

I. Putman
Just. Supreme Court (signed) Alexander Sharp

And on Page 249:

The Schedule and Estimates of Elaxander Sharp services during the unhappy dissentions in America (viz) served under command of Major Ward at the Defence at the Battle of Slonga on Hudson River in the year 1780, and served many years with the said Corps. During the late unhappy dissention in America and while in said service was wounded by the Rebels in his belly which renders him almost incapable of getting his living. Once sent out by Major DeLancy, Adjutant General, as a spy and he brought back true information. Three times a prisoner during the war.

Witnesses - Adam Boyle )
Samuel Williams ) of the Province of New Brunswick
Lieut. Bull )

From early land grant petitions, Alexander Sharp came to New Brunswick in 1783 "from New York", but whether city or state is not clear. There would also seem to be some question concerning Mr. Sharp's date of arrival. From the Amos Botsford papers at the Public Archives of Canada, a "Return of Men, Women & Children arrived at Annapolis from New York 19th Octr. 1782" includes an Alex'r Sharp. While this could be only a coincidence of names, other families in the list match families at Saint John in 1783. Moreover, Major Ward and his family were also among the passengers included on that list.

"Major Ward" was Thomas Ward of Newark, New Jersey. Sabine, in Loyalists of the American Revolution makes a less than flattering reference to both Ward and those Loyalists who served under him:

"WARD, Thomas, of Newark, N.J. Leader of a band of marauders. He was a Whig at first, and in the army. After his desertion, he commanded a block-house on the Hudson River which was attacked by [Brig. Gen. Anthony] WAYNE. In 1780 he occupied a garrison-house on Newark Bay and lived by plundering. Those associated with him were negroes and vile creatures of his own race."

Esther Clark Wright's The Loyalists of New Brunswick lists Alexander Sharp as originally from Scotland, a member of the Westchester Loyalists. It would seem that the Westchester Loyalists was a quasi-military association of civilians who had sought refuge within the British lines on Long Island and were engaged in a variety of support operations, including wood cutting.

Various Loyalist claims make mention of a blockhouse constructed at Slongs or Slonga or Slongun on the Hudson River in New Jersey for the purpose of protecting those gathering fuel for the British Army. A report of Lieut. William Fyers, "Sub-Engineer," dated 11July, 1780, mentions the location only as "on the West side of Hudson's River." He described the post as a two story blockhouse, with 2 four-pounders in the upper story, a stockade running "to the edge of the Precipice," and a nine-foot high abbatis surrounding the whole. (see Sir Henry Clinton Papers, Vol. 111, folio 4.)

The blockhouse was attacked by the American forces on 21 July, 1780. The attackers were repulsed by the Refugees, who had four men killed, and "Lieutenants George and Absolam Bull, Alexander Sharp, John and Ezekial Fealy, and John Mullan wounded."

Tappan Adney's question about the battle in which Mr. Sharp was wounded appears to have been resolved by Alexander Sharp's own statements and the above report.

Although Slongo is mentioned in some references as being near Bull's Ferry, New Jersey, a site in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York State, claims that name. -RWH]

 
It is not known why Mr. Sharp has been called "Captain." Mrs. Price speaks of him as "Captain." Mr. Hugh Baker, a son of Mr. Sharp's widow, wrote in 1886 to his son, "My mother was first married to Alexander Sharp, an officer in the British Army, discharged on account of being wounded." It may be that after retiring from active service he held a commission in some local organization, such as the militia. The late Mr. F. P. Sharp, his grandson, has told the writer, that the uniform and documents of his grandfather were lost in a fire that consumed the former's residence at Upper Woodstock. So the facts of Alexander Sharp's military service must remain shrouded in mystery until some local records shall be uncovered or examination made in the Public Record Office, London.

After coming to New Brunswick, says Mr. Raymond, he settled at Hampstead. This was a Loyalist grant, settled in 1783. At the Crown Lands Office, Fredericton, is the record of a Crown Grant to Alexander Sharpe pf 200 acres, part in Kings Co., and part in St. John on the south east side of Kennebecasis Bay, dated July 14, 1784, and another grant dated Jan. 30, 1787, of 340 acres in Kings Co., being Lot 5 on the east side of the St. John River in the Parish of Kingston. According to Mrs. Price, he taught school at Greenwich, on the "Long Reach," Queens County, and in the year 1785 he married, in or near the City of St. John, Hester, the eldest child and daughter of Captain Tamerlane Campbell. She was sixteen years old at the time of her marriage, hence she was born about the year 1769.

Tamberlane Campbell was a British soldier who had served both in the "French War" and in the American Revolution. There is reason to believe he first came to America in a Highland regiment, of which a number were sent on service to America. One such regiment, Lascelles' 47th, had been part of the first garrison at Halifax in 1749; the 1st (Royal Scots); the 40th; the 42nd or "Black Watch," or Royal Highland Regiment; Kennedy's 43rd; Webb's 48th; Fraser's 78th, all came out at or soon after the outbreak of war with France (1756), and everywhere greatly distinguished themselves.

The "Cunnabell Genealogy," mentioning Tamerlane Campbell's wife, who was a Miss Cunnabell, says she married "Captain Tamberlin Campbell, of the 40th Regiment Black Watch." Now, the famous "Black Watch" was not the 40th Regiment, but was the 42nd. It was, however, the great "Campbell regiment," originally formed chiefly of officers and men of the Campbell Clan, and its tartan is the ancient dark Clan Campbell plaid. But the name Campbell is a notable one in British military annals, and there are numerous Campbells in the other Highland regiments. The "Black Watch" came to America at the outbreak of the French War, and its desperate work at Ticonderoga added lustre to the reputation of even the Highland regiments for impetuous courage. The survivors of that fight were sent home and the regiment returned to take part in Wolfe's attack upon Quebec in 1759, and again was sent home. But the 40th Regiment was in garrison in different parts of Nova Scotia at a much later period, hence the numbers of the two Regiments may have become mixed in the Cunnabell record.

Mr. Enoch Campbell, great grandson of Tamerlane, who still owns the original lands of his ancestor at Woodstock, and has in his possession the sword which his ancestor carried, informs the writer that Tamerlane Campbell held at least the rank of Ensign. The late Hugh Baker, before mentioned, writing in 1886, merely says: "My mother's father was Tamerlane Campbell, an officer of the Scottish Engineers." On April 3rd, 1782, the Lieut.-Governor of Nova Scotia granted 8,000 acres of timber land on the Oromocto River to William Hazen, James White, Jacob Barker and Tamberlane Campbell "as disbanded Provincial officers who had served the King in the late French War," (see Rev. W. O. Raymond's "History of the Saint John River").

This grant on the Oromocto River was adjacent to the lands selected in 1762 by Capt. Francis Peabody and others from Massachusetts, chiefly people who had served in the French War, and the first three named gentlemen being of these Maugerville settlers, it would appear as if Mr. Campbell also had been, hence that he came with them from Massachusetts. But there is rather more reason for thinking that the "Provincial" troops were, in his case, those raised in the early English settlements of Nova Scotia. There was organized around Halifax a regiment, officially known as the 60th Regiment, but better known in history as the "Royal Fencible Americans," sometimes merely as "Royal Americans," or "Royals." It consisted of three battalions, the 1st had remained in garrison at Halifax while the 2nd and 3rd were with the expedition against Lousiburg in 1758, and in the following year a part of the Fencibles remained in garrison at Lousiburg while the remainder took a prominent part in the battle on the Plains of Abraham.

Mr. Campbell therefore had served in the French War, and according to his grandson, Mr. Hugh Baker, before mentioned, "he was sent to Quebec after the English captured that place to superintend repairs." At this date the engineers did not comprise, as they do now, a distinct branch of the army, the various regiments of the line had officers and men (artificers) of engineer training, and whenever there was engineer work to be performed such officers and men were detached from their respective regiments. Wolfe's army carried with it engineer officers, whose names are given in General Orders (printed by the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec), but only those having rank of Lieutenant and higher. The officers who went with Wolfe proceeded to repair the old French defences, under chief direction of Capt. Holland, of the Fencibles. Although Mr. Baker's record leads us to believe that Mr. Campbell did not go to Quebec until after the siege, it may be taken to mean simply that he directed repairs afterwards, but evidently was not in supreme command.

[In an undated petition for land, filed 17 February 1785, signed "Tam Campbell," Tamberlin stated that
"he has been an old Servant to the Crown of Great Britain was a Lieutenant in the Past french War, and when this Unhappy war began Exerted himself to the Outmost of his Power to Suppress it was at Canada when it was Besiged along with his Excellency General Carlton in Quebec and the Honour of Reciving his Excellencys thanks for your Memorialists Good Conduct whith his favourable Promise that I should have an Equal Share of all the Favours that His Majesty Should please to Bestow Upon the Loyalists."
Note that he makes no mention of a Captain's commission, nor does he claim to be a Loyalist, per se. Without recourse to British military records, it is difficult to determine whether he was at Quebec with Sir Guy Carleton in 1759 under General Wolfe, or in 1766 when Sir Guy was Governor of Quebec, or when Carleton was in charge of the defense of Quebec in 1775/6.

Some record of Tamberlin's service in the French War does exist. From Chapin's Rhode Island in the Colonial Wars Tamberlin Campbell saw some service in a Provincial regiment. He is shown as serving in Capt. John Whiting's Company, Col. Samuel Angell's Regiment, in 1757; he is listed as Ensign in Capt. Whiting's Company in 1758, now under the command of Col. Henry Babcock. Tamberlin then appears as a 2nd Lieutenant in Capt. Hargill's Company in 1759, in the same regiment. In 1760, he was appointed Ensign in Capt. Peck's Company in Col. Harris' regiment, but it is noted that he did not serve. Whether he retired from military activities, as so many Rhode Island men did during that period, or perhaps joined a regiment from some other colony, or possibly enlisted in a British regiment is unknown.-RWH]

If Mr. Campbell held a commmission in the line, one would expect to find it in the "Army List," but the writer has failed to find it there. Also in the "List of British Officers who served in America from 1776 to 1782," compiled from authentic sources, the name is not found, but at the foot of the list of Campbell's occurs the following: "————— Campbell, Ensign, 78th Regiment, Commission dated Dec. 12, 1759." This date, it will be observed, is a few days after the capture of Quebec, and it may be the record of Tamerlane Campbell's commission as Ensign. The 78th Fraser's Highlanders took part in the battle, but it by no means follows that the Campbell who was commissioned ensign had been of that regiment; on the contrary, officers received commissions wherever there was a vacancy. Thus, Major Gilfred Studholme, commandant at Ft. Howe (St. John) had come to America as Ensign in the 37th, then became Lieutenant in the 40th, and at the outbreak of the Revolution became Captain in the Loyal Nova Scotia Volunteers, and later transferred to the Fencibles. Thus, — endeavoring to reconcile the differing records we have of Tamerlane Campbell — he may have come to America in the Black Watch and obtained his discharge here, or been transferred to the Royal Fencilbles American, and after the capture of Quebec been commissioned Ensign in Fraser's 78th Regiment. After the peace Fraser's 78th was disbanded in America. Mr. Campbell settled probably in Nova Scotia. He was married before 1769.

At the outbreak of the Revolution (early in 1775) Mr. Campbell joined a Loyal corps raised at that time. At any rate we know he was one of the defenders of Quebec against the attack of the Americans in 1775 and 1776. For in 1782, when a committee was appointed to inspect the lands along the St. John River and report by what title any of them were occupied, this committee reported on June 30th in that year to Major Studholme as follows:

AMESBURY TOWNSHIP.
"Tamerlane Campbell has a log cabin and about two acres of land cleared, has been on the river about four years, but on the lot he now possesses about one year, is a loyal subject, and fought under General Carleton at the attack on Quebec early in the late troubles. Has a wife and five children. We beg leave to have him confirmed in his possessions."

It is probable that Mr. Campbell was with McLean's Highland Emigrants (who were raised chiefly from Fraser's 78th Highlanders), and that he held the rank of Captain. The Emigrants had a conspicuous share in the memorable siege of Quebec. There is frequent mention of "Captain Campbell," or "Captain Campbell of the Emigrants" in the old records. He appears to have had no part in the earlier disasters at Chamblee, etc., but to have arrived at the last moment with recruits from Nova Scotia, and this same Captain Campbell was the leader of the defenders who drove back the storming party of Americans at the barricades. During the progress of the war, the Emigrants were in garrison in and around Halifax, and in 1779 the secret agent for the American Co. Jonathan Allen reported at Ft. Cornwallis, "Captain Campbell with fifty Emigrants."

It was about 1779 that Mr. Campbell came to the St. John River and settled, as we have seen, near the Maugerville colony. He sold his share of the timber land on Oromocto to Samuel Peabody. The committee of 1783 further reported to Major Studholme that Mr.Campbell had at that date "a wife and five children." The wife was Hester, daughter of Preserved and Hester (Windom) Cunnabell, and after his marriage they lived for a while at Windsor, N.S. Preserved Cunnabell was born in Boston in 1727, son of Samuel Cunnabell by second wife Mary, daughter of William Wilson and wife Mary Pierce, William Wilson was son of Deacon Edward Wilson of Charletown, by wife Mary, daughter of Deacon Robert and Joana Hale, who came from England to America probably with Winthrop in 1630 and were ancestors of the martyr Capt. Nathan Hale and Rev. Edward Everett Hale. Samuel Cunnabell was son of John Cunnabell of London, England, who came to Massachusetts in 1674, and served in Captain Turner's Company in King Phillip's War. (See Cunnabell Genealogy). Preserved Cunnabell was one of a number of New Englanders who removed to Nova Scotia soon after the founding of Halifax, and in 1752 according to a census return for that year was living in North Suburbs, Halifax, with family described as: Two males over sixteen years, two females over sixteen, two females under sixteen. His wife Hester was probably relative of one Stephen Windom residing same year with family in South Suburbs, Halifax.

Tamerlane and Hester Campbell had seven children — Hester, Sarah, Elizabeth, and four sons mentioned in the Woodstock church register as follows:

Sept. 5, 1792, baptised John, the son of Tammerlane and Hester Cammell, born the 17th Feb. 1780, and Tammerlane, born 10th of Aug. 1782, and Robert (should be Edward), born 11 of Aug. 1786, Alexander, born 4th of Nov. 1788.

The name "Tamerlane" is no doubt commemorative of Tamerlane, the famous Tartar conqueror of India, whose fame, and that of the empire of the descendants of the "Great Mogul," at Delhi, had reached England through the traders, sailors and soldiers of the East India Company.

[Mr. Campbell invariably signed his name as 'Tamberlin' or 'Tam' Campbell. A more prosaic reason for his name might perhaps be a commemorative of a connection with the ancient Tomberlin family. RWH]

In 1788, Mr. Sharp removed to Woodstock. All along the West side of the River here the lands had been allotted to disbanded soldiers of the Loyalist Regiments in 1784, but on the easterly side were lands still open for location. Here, and nearly opposite the present village of Woodstock, Mr. Sharp settled. His grant, dated Nov. 1, 1796, comprising 418 acres, is on record at the Crown Lands office, Fredericton, as Lots 79 and 80 in Northampton Parish. His father-in-law, Mr. Campbell, about the same time, took up Lots 77 and 78 adjoining on the south. Mr. Sharp's lands were the most northerly in this parish and from a high hill, one of the land marks of the river, lying to northward, took its present name of "Sharp's Mountain," while an island at the front of his grant took the name "Sharp's Island."

The site of Mr. Sharp's dwelling house, which was the rough log cabin as all the houses were then, is now occupied by the residence of his great grandson, Mr. Fred S. Sharp. A few years ago there could be seen the remains of an old-fashioned "out-door cellar," partially excavated into the side of the bank where the intervale meets the steeper slope, near the house. Mr. Sharp's eldest child James had been born on the lower river; the rest of his children were born here in this log cabin, and here he himself died.

During the many years in which Mr. Sharp led his wandering life, he must have found it difficult, as all did at that time, to communicate with his kindred in Scotland. Part of an old letter, undated, and in the handwriting of Mr. Sharp's sister Mary, is in possession of Mrs. Price. It begins:

MY DEAR BROTHER:—
I have wrote you three letters before this, informing you how happy it made our parents, and me, to receive a letter from you about two years ago, after we had dispaired of ever hearing from you.
The letter goes on to tell about the poor health of their parents, their piety and happy resignation in their almost helpless condition and attributes their happiness as a result of a virtuous and well-spent life

In the year 1795, Mr. Sharp was taken ill of scarlet fever and died. It is certain that the record of his burial would be in the Woodstock Church Registers, and one might here hope to find his age stated. One is disappointed to discover, however, that the record is curiously imperfect. The register for 1795 (in handwriting of Rector Dibblee) contains this: "To this date, Nov. 10, 1795, burials not any." But evidently this is a mistake. The painstaking rector remembers one, so a few lines further on is this: "To this date, Nov. 10, 1795 — buried 1." This person, designated as "1" is undoubtedly Mr. Alexander Sharp. He was buried, says Rev. W. O. Raymond, in the Church of England "old" burying ground — that is, not the one at present the church, but a still older one, known to but few, not far from the other, in the corner where the Hodgden Road turns off from the River Road. As recently as 1850, several graves were to be seen there, all in a state of neglect. At the present time his grave is unmarked, and his exact resting place unknown. He was a Presbyterian.

In the year 1797, Mr. Sharp's widow, being left four young children to care for, married Anthony Baker, Junior, born Sept. 7, 1777, son of Anthony and Mary (Kelley) Baker, and by him had nine children.

The younger Baker had taken up a tract of 200 acres adjoining the Sharp land on the north. After marrying Mrs. Sharp he resided at the Sharp place, proved a good husband and foster-father, and when the Sharp children came of suitable age he provided them with the means of starting out in life for themselves. Mr. Baker eventually became one of the most prosperous men at Woodstock, owning large tracts of land, and finally removed, probably in the lifetime of his wife, to a farm in the north part of the Town of Woodstock, where, near a willow tree still standing, he built the first frame house in that part of the country. One Sunday, about the year 1828, Mrs. Sharp-Baker suddenly died sitting in her pew in the Baptist meeting house at Jacksontown, and is said to lie buried near her husband's grave in an old public burying ground lying on the river front of the farm in Woodstock. Tradition describes her as having been "very pretty," and possessed of a fair education for the time and place.

Children of Alexander and Hester Sharp — last three records from the Woodstock Church Register:

3. James, born Feb. 26, 1787.
4. Adam Boyle, born Sept. 14, 1789.
5. Hester, born June 25, 1792.
6. Henry, born March 10, 1795.

 

3. JAMES SHARP (3), Alexander (2), James (1) — born Feb. 26, 1787, died July 11, 1845; baptised (says Rev. W. O. Raymond, "Historical Sketches," Woodstock Dispatch) by Rev. Richard Clark, of Gagetown, N.B., and was an infant of one or two years when his father removed to Woodstock. He was an active and enterprising man. He built his homestead on his father's land, and all his children were born there. With the assistance of his brother Adam he built the first schoolhouse in that part of the Parish, and when that was destroyed by fire, he built another. He farmed the intervale land and from clay there he made the first bricks made in the neighborhood, and judging from the remains of old kilns he made lime also. During the War of 1812, he was called into service with the York County Militia, Capt. Richard Ketchum's Company, and spent one winter in garrison at Fredericton. He held various parish offices, as overseer of the poor, etc. He met death by drowning, falling from a boat when fishing for salmon in the St. John River, and was buried in the old burying-place on the Anthony Baker farm in north Woodstock. The railroad afterwards passed through this burying ground, and his grave, if still able to be recognized as such, is unmarked by any stone. He married Sept. 11, 1810 (Woodstock Registers), Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Jacob and Mary Tompkins. She was born April 6, 1791, baptized "Betsy Barbara." Children:

7. Susanna, born June 4, 1811.
8. Hester, born Oct. 11, 1813.
9. Mary L., born Aug. 15, 1818.
10. Harriet, born Dec. 23, 1820.
11. Eli, born 1824.
12. Hephzibah, born Feb. 22, 1826
13. Fannie, born Aug. 15, 1828.
14. Barbara Adelaide, born May 8, 1832.
15. Rebecca, born Dec. 30, 1833.
16. James, born April 8, 1837.

 

4. ADAM BOYLE SHARP (3), brother of James (3) — born Sept. 14, 1789; baptized Sept. 5, 1792 (Woodstock Reg.) died Jan. 4, 1862; married (1st) Elizabeth White, daughter of Oliver Peabody, of Sunbury Co., N.B., born according to Peabody Genealogy, (1867 ed.) on Feb. 7, 1793, but according to Rev. W. O. Raymond the pocket register of Rev. J. D. Beardsley shows her baptism Dec. 31, 1784. Mr. Sharp married (2nd) in 1822 Maria, daughter of Samuel Peabody, of Oromocto. Both wives were granddaughters of Captain Francis Peabody, of Massachusetts, a distinguished Colonial officer, who had served in the French War, who founded Maugerville and Gagetown, the first English settlement on the St. John River and died there before the Revolutionary War being according to the historian, James Hanney, "the most prominent and influential person on the river while he lived." Maria, being the daughter of Capt. Peabody's eldest son and principal heir, brought what was in that day a considerable fortune and many of the old Peabody heirlooms into the Sharp family. She was a woman of education and strong character. She was born April, 1791, and died about 1851

Mr. Sharp upon coming of age had received his portion of his father's land in Northampton, lived there next to his brother James. Soon after his marriage to Maria Peabody, however, he purchased a lot in Upper Woodstock, then the chief town of the county and place of residence of a number of the more wealthy and aristocratic families; here he built a dwelling house, with a store on the first floor on the main road opposite Mr. Hazen's. Mr. Sharp was one of the chief men of the county and was active in private and public affairs. With Colonel Richard Ketchum and two other gentlemen he procured the establishment at Upper Woodstock of the first bank in the province north of Fredericton, a branch of the old Central Bank. Mr. Sharp was manager and "general factotem," his store was the bank office, and they did a large business. Mr. Sharp was an extensive lumberman, and also a farmer. On record at Fredericton are a number of Crown grants of land to him, including one of 870 acres at Williamstown. He was captain in the militia, hence often addressed as "Captain Sharp," and for many years prior to his death he was Justice of the Peace — at that time two magistrates, Mr. Sharp and another, conducting much of the business now done by the present County Council. In personal bearing Mr. Sharp was very dignified, even austere, and commanded respect. He died as a result of exposure while on a visit to Glassville, and was buried in an old burying-ground located where the old N.B. railroad station (near the Catholic Church) now stands; when the railroad was run through there the remains were removed to the present "Methodist Cemetery," and lie alongside his son-in-law, Mr. Shea, perhaps others, in a family lot.

Children by his first wife:

17. Stephen Francis, born Nov. 14, 1814.
18. Jane, born April 18, 1816.
Isabel, born Aug. 31, 1818; died Aug. 20, 1870; married William Sperry Shea. No children.
[The gravestone in the old Methodist Cemetery shows William Sperry Shea died March 22, 1876 and wife Isabel died Aug. 20, 1872, but both dates may be incorrect. —RWH]
19. Francis Peabody, born Sept. 3, 1823.
Isaac Henry, born May 15, 1825; died 1826.
John, born May 21, 1827; bur. Dec. 15, 1838 (Woodstock Register).
Hannah Rebecca, born Aug. 29, 1829; bur. Nov. (?) 15, 1839 (Woodstock Register).

 
 

5. HESTER SHARP (3), Sister of James (3), — born June 25, 1792; died Aug. 21, 1848; baptized Sept. 5, 1792 (Woodstock Reg.); married Nov. 18, 1811, John Kearney, of Northampton Parish. He was born June 19, 1799; died Aug. 1, 1854. Lived at Jacksontown. Children (these and other records above from old family bible in possession of Mr. J. D. Dickinson, Woodstock):

Anna (or Ann) b. June 6, 1813; mar. Feb. 23, 1832, (Woodstock Reg.), Labon Stoddard, of Nova Scotia, who d. Jan. 1, 1864, aged 69, at Jacksontown.
James, b. Oct. 14, 1815; d. Sept. 25, 1849; unmar.
Adam, b. Jan 4, 1818; mar. July 16, 1846, Susanna or Susan Harper, of Wakefield.
Anthony, b. March 10, 1820; d. about 1890; mar. July 3, 1845, Susanna S. Stokoe. A son, Thomas.
Theodore, b. July 1, 1822; mar. Nov. 5, 1846, Jane Stokoe.
20. Clarissa, b. Jan. 26, 1825.
Sophia, b. May 11, 1829; d. Aug 6, 1843.
Elmira, b. March 1, 1832; mar. May 17, 1850, Sheppard Dickinson, of Woodstock, who removed to Dakota and was murdered by Sioux Indians in 1860. They had a daughter, Alice. She mar. (2nd) ———— Mogle, and has a daughter.

 

6. HENRY SHARP (3), Brother of James (3) — born March 10, 1795; baptized May 10, 1795 (Woodstock Reg.); died July 3, 1856; married (1st) Jan. 2, 1817, Susannah Sarah (born March 7, 1790; baptized Aug. 4, 1799), daughter of Capt. Jacob and Mary Tompkins (Woodstock Reg.), and (2nd) Mary Prudence, daughter of Benjamin Close, a Loyalist from New York who settled at Kingston, N.B., in 1783. Mary P. Sharp died May 21, 1865, in her 67th year (Carleton Sentinel). Mr. Sharp, after the constitution of Jacksontown out of Wakefield Parish, removed from Northampton to Jacksontown and settled upon a farm. When the so-called "New Light" Baptists began making converts in the Province, Mr. Sharp turned to that faith and preached, and hence is sometimes spoken of as "Reverend."

Children by Susanna Tompkins:

21. Alexander, b. 1818.
22. Carolina, b. June 1, 1822.
23. Lucinda, b. Sept. 12, 1824.
George, b. 1826; d. 1847; unmar.

Children by Mary Close:

24. Jerusha, b. May 29, 1831.
Mary Ann, b. Oct. 13, 1832; d. 1834.
25. Henry C., b. June 9, 1836.
Victoria Louise, b. June 24, 1828; mar. Enoch Shaw (s. of James and Lydia (Campbell) Shaw. Children: Henry, Annie; but not believed any issue survives.
26. James Frederick, b. Nov. 2, 1840.

 

7. SUSANNA SHARP (4), James (3), Alexander (2)), James (1), — born June 4, 1811; married Feb. 19, 1831, (Woodstock Register), George Briggs, of Northampton Parish. Children:

James, b. ————. Resides at Lindsey.

 

8. HESTER SHARP (4), sister of Susanna (4) — born Oct. 11, 1813; died Dec. 12, 1896; married July 29, 1830 (Woodstock Reg.) James Grew of St. Francis, Que. Children:

James.
Augusta, mar. Mr. Bartlett, Rodney, Michigan
Charles.
Lewis. d.
27. Elizabeth Barbara, b. May 15, 1841.
28. Eliza Francis, b. June 10, 1843.
29. Frank
30. Caroline, b. 1850.
George. d.
Julianne, d.
31. Martha, b. 1853.
32 Alice Maud, b. 1856.
Albert. d.

 

9. MARY L. (4), Sister of Susanna (4) — born Aug. 15, 1818; died ——-; married Nov. 19, 1836, (Woodstock Reg.) George Waters, farmer, of Wakefield Parish. Children (all baptized Northampton Parish):

Margaret Jane, b. April 15, 1838.
James, b. Aug. 2, 1840.
William, b. Sept. 5, 1842; d. Oct. 31, 1870.
Charles, b. Oct. 4, 1844.
John. Resides Lakeville, Carleton Co., N.B.

 

10. HARRIET SHARP (4), sister of Susanna (4) — born Dec. 23, 1820; died April 1879; married Dec. 29, 1836 (Woodstock Reg.) Amos Kearney (son of Alexander and Mary) of Wakefiled Parish. He was born March 30, 1811; baptized Jan. 23, 1823, (brothers and sisters all baptized same day; spelled "Carney" — Woodstock Reg). Children (first four born in N.B.):

Matilda Isabel, b. June 17, 1838; died 1854.
Abner, b. Dec. 12, 1839; died July 1847.
33. Martha Jane, b. May 12, 1842.
34. Eli Sharp, b. Mar. 24, 1845.
35. Harriet, b. Dec. 26, 1847, at Bangor, Me.
36. George, b. April 26, 1850, at Houton, Canada.[Probably this should be Houlton, Maine. -RWH]
Amos Albert, b. April 11, 1853, at Wilsingham, Can.; died unmarried.?
37. Victoria Adelaide, b. Oct. 29, 1856, at Coopersville, Mich.
Frederick, b. Aug. 13, 1860; d. 1869.
Nelson, b. Oct. 29, 1864; d. unmar.?

 

11. ELI SHARP (4), Brother of Susanna (4) — born 1824; died Sept. 16 (notice in Carleton Sentinel says "15th"), 1867. He was a farmer and resided on the Sharp Homestead, Northampton. He was First Lieutenant in Capt. Baird's Rifle Company at Woodstock. Married July 12, 1849, Mary Jane, daughter of John Shea. She died July 15, 1903. Children:

38. John Shea, b. May 6, 1850.
Charles Ernest, b. Jan 1853; d. Oct. 1861.
39. Maria, b. Sept 9, 1853.
40. Lydia, b. Sept. 9, 1853
41. James Hudson, b. Feb. 3, 1855.
William Sperry, b. June 1857; dued Aug. 1857.
42. Frederick Spurgeon, b. May 6, 1859.
Mary Harriet, b. Dec. 13, 1861.
43. George Baird, b. Dec. 3, 1863.
Sarah Helen, b. Oct. 4, 1865.

 

12. HEPHZIBAH SHARP (4), Sister of Susanna (4) — born Feb. 22, 1826; died ————-; married March 2, 1848 (Woodstock Reg.) Mount Calvin Campbell (son of Edwward (sic) and Eleanor, and grandson of Ensign Tamerland Campbell). He was born March 3, 1823. Children names unknown.

 

13. FANNIE SHARP (4), Sister of Susanna (4) — born Aug. 15, 1828; married July 8, 1847 (in Woodstock Reg. called "Frances") at Williamstown, Carleton Co., John Perkins, of Pleasant Valley, Kings Co. He was born 1824; died Feb. 21, 1878 at Simonds. Children:

James H., b. Aug. 23, 1848; died March 24, 1872.
44. Howard R., b. Oct. 11, 1850.
45. John F., b. Jan. 22, 1853.
46. Charles M., b. June 10, 1854.
47. Harriet A., b. Feb. 2, 1857.
Blanche, b. Aug. 20, 1859; d. Oct. 4, 1885.
48. Frances C., b. Sept. 14, 1862

 

14. BARBARA ADELAIDE SHARP (4), Sister of Susanna (4) — born May 8, 1831; died Jan. 31, 1895; married Sept. 10, 1846 (Woodstock Reg.) Joel Perkins, of Woodstock. He was born June 13, 1827; died Sept. 25, 1887. Children:

49. Mary Ann, b. Oct 29, 1849.
Victoria A., b. Nov. 19, 1851; mar. George Thomas, of Centreville, Carleton Co.
Elizabeth B., b. Dec. 26, 1853.
Francis A., b. Jan. 5, 1857.
Henry A., b. Nov. 13, 1847; d. Sept. 25, 1883.
John C., b. Nov. 8, 1859.
Joel S., b. Jan. 2, 1864; d. Sept. 24, 1864.
George E., b. Aug. 5, 1865.
Rebecca A., b. March 28, 1869; d. April 13, 1870.
Samuel A., b. March 3, 1871; d. May, 1885.
Marsell, b. April 14, 1872.

 

15. REBECCA SHARP (4), Sister of Susanna (4) — born July 30, 1833; married July 6, 1851, James Price, of Carleton Co. He was born June 6, 1824. She resides at Hillsboro, Oregon. Children:

50. Le Baron William, b. Feb. 17, 1853.
51. Horatio Nelson, b. Sept. 8, 1855.
52. Joanna Ella, b. Jan. 14, 1858, at S. Newbridge, N.B.
J——- E——, b. Oct. 28, 1860, at E. Newbridge, a farmer, Hillsboro. Ore.
53. Rex Angell, b. July 21, 1863, at S. Newbridge.
Agnes, b. Nov. 5, 1865; d. Aug. 1, 1876.
54. Frances Helena, b. Feb. 2, 1868, at S. Newbridge.
55. Blanche Marie Louise, b. June 16, 1870, at S. Newbridge.
Arthur Rufus, b. April 22, 1874. Resides at Paisley, Or.
Evangeline Arvillo, b. Feb. 4, 1877. Resides at Hillsboro, Or.

 

16. JAMES SHARP (4), Brother of Susanna (4) — born April 8, 1837; married (1st) Mary McNinch; (2nd) Serene McNinch. Children:

Franklin, b. ———; mar. Agnes Campbell, descendant of Tamerlane Campbell. Resides Bridgewater, Me.
Annabel
Mary.
Eli.
Clifford.

 

17. STEPHEN FRANCIS SHARP (4), Adam Boyle, (3), Alexander (2), James (1) — born Nov. 7, 1814; died 1852; buried in old graveyard on the Anthony Baker lot, Woodstock; married Sept. 23, 1837 (Woodstock Reg.) Phebe Jones. Farmer, resided at Prembroke. Children:

56. Adam Henry, b. 1838.
57. Charles Frederick, b. Sept. 27, 1841.
58. Jane Isabel, b. Feb. 26, 1843.
James, b. 1845.
59. George Elisha, b. Feb. 5, 1847.
Maria, b. 1849.
60. John Stephen, b. 1851.
William Alexander, b. 1853; d. 1890; mar. July 5, 1873 Matilda Britton; no children.

 

18. JANE SHARP (4), Sister of Stephen (4) — born April 18, 1816; baptized Sept. 14, 1834, Free Christian Baptist Church, Woodstock; died May, 1904; married April 17, 1841, William D. Smith, of Woodstock.

[William Dibblee Smith, baptized 15 Feb. 1813, was the son of the Loyalist, Michael Smith and his wife, Phebe, dau. of John and Elizabeth (Browne) Ketchum. William D. Smith died in 1891 and is buried in the Woodstock Methodist Cemetery. -RWH]

Children:

Charles A., b. Feb. 10, 1842; d. Dec. 13, 1851.
Marion, b. Sept. 29, 1843; mar. J. H. Freeman, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Several children.
Elizabeth Alice, b. Feb. 17, 1845; d. Jan. 19, 1876; mar. H. Alnutt. Ch.
Henry B., b. Feb. 4, 1847; mar. Lydia H. Smith. Children.
Caroline F., b. Feb. 7, 1849; d. Jan. 21, 1868; married Alonzo McKenna, of Portland, Me., Oct. 10, 1866. Child: Caroline, b. Jan. 4, 1868.
Isabel Maria, b. Oct. 4, 1850; mar. Jan. 14, 1874, William Sperry Shea. Child: Jane, b. Dec. 13, 1875; died Feb. 12, 1877.
61. Charles Lewis, b. Jan. 23, 1853.
Emily Jane, b. March 11, 1855; d. ———; mar. Jud. J. Hale, Woodstock. [Jeremiah Judson Hale, born 29 Sept. 1851 at Newburg, Carleton Co., N.B., was the son of Martin Hale, originally of Co. Mayo, Ireland, and his wife Huldah, d/o Arden Dickinson. Judson Hale died July 29, 1933, and his first wife, Emily Jane Smith, died April 23, 1884 at Grafton and is buried in the Woodstock Methodist Cemetery. -RWH]
Children: Isabel H., b. April 14, 1874; Charles, b. April 18, 1878; Nancy H., b. Aug 2, 1877; Warren, b. ———-.[Warren Phillips Hale was born April 17, 1884. If Nancy H. Hale existed, she probably died young. -RWH]
 

19. FRANCIS PEABODY SHARP (4), Half-brother of Stephen (4) — born Sept. 3, 1823; died Dec. 12, 1903; married Dec. 31, 1853, at Amity, Me., Maria, daughter of Ziba Shaw, of Lower Wakefiled, descended from John Shaw, of Plymouth Co., Mass., and from Abraham Shaw of Yorkshire, Eng., Puritan settler at Dedham, Mass., 1638. She was born May 12, 1830; died March 29, 1904. Mr. Sharp will be chiefly known as an introducer, originator and cultivator of fruits, especially apples, in which he was of inestimable service to his native province and the country at large. Is frequently referred to as the "Father of Fruit Culture in New Brunswick," and was regarded as one of the most eminent investigators into plant life as applied to fruit growing in northern latitudes. Established the "Woodstock Nurseries" in 1850, carrying out extensive experiments which resulted in the creation of new and valuable fruits as well as the discovery of scientific principles previously unknown. His most notable creation was the "Sharp's New Brunswick" apple, seedling of an unknown parent of probably Russian origin, and the "Crimsom Beauty" apple, a hybrid of "New Brunswick" and "Fameuse." The "Fameuse" also was his propagation, as well as the Mooer's Artic Plum. Until a few years ago, practically every orchard of "grafter" varieties of apples in New Brunswick came from his nurseries. He made a fruit growing country of a province not deemed capable of raising fine fruits of any kind. At one time he and Mr. Peter M. Gideon, of Minnesota, were the only persons in America scientifically hybridizing apples and pears, and hence was the forerunner of men like Luther Burbank of California, whose work in that State is in no wise more wonderful, nor important, than that of Mr. Sharp here.

His business grew to immense proportions in the seventies in partnership with his brother-in-law William Sperry Shea, at which time his services to the world wre recognized as so considerable that a movement was set afoot to bestow upon him the honor of knighthood, which he characteristically and vigorously discouraged. In 1887 he made over to his son Franklin his nursery business with 250,000 trees, with 1600 varieties of hybrid apples in course of trial; who conducted the same until the latter's untimely death. He assisted in the planting of the "Franklin Sharp Orchard" of 70 acres and 20,000 apple trees, the largest orchard in the Maritime Provinces. He acquired an excellent business training with his father Adam Sharp, and received from his mother considerable property including 1000 acres of land at Williamstown Lake in Carleton County; but such was the strong scientific bent of his mind that he expended his means in experiments designed to prove of commercial value to the world and gave the results of his knowledge freely in the form of addresses and of contributions to the press. Physically and mentally very active, a close observer, possessing a lively imagination, close reasoning power and seemingly intuitive insight into the mysteries of Nature, his mind was of that unusual order which may be termed great, to which testimony was borne in the respect paid to him by investigators of high prominence elsewhere, while until the day of his death he was estemed in his own community as one of its most active and valuable citizens. Short sketch of his life in "Canadian Biographical Dictionary," H. C. Cooper, Jr., & Co., Toronto, 1881.

Children, all born in the Adam Sharp house at Upper Woodstock:

John, b. Aug. 30, 1854; John and two following died of diphtheria in same week, 1861.
Mary Agnes, called "Kitty," b. Aug. 15, 1855.
Charles, b. Dec. 13, 1857.
Franklin, b. Aug. 1, 1860; bapt. Sept. 4, 1892; d. Sept. ———-, and buried Upper Woodstock, Sept. 22, 1892. In 1887 he took over the "Woodstock Nurseries" and soon after began planting of the so-called "Franklin Sharp Orchard" of 70 acres and 20,000 apple trees between Woodstock and Upper Woodstock, the largest orchard in the Maritime Provinces. From an early age he had shared his father's work and experiments; it was mainly by his advice that decision was made to propagate on large scale the newly created hybrid "Crimsom Beauty" apple, planting 40 acres of orchard with this very early and hardy apple, the first instance in the history of Horticulture where so large a number of so new a variety of apple had been planted at one time. By will his property went to sisters Lizzie and Jennie, the whole family, however, cultivating the orchard until death of Lizzie, when the principal part of the orchard was sold.
62. Minie Bell, b. Jan. 12, 1865.
63. Ziba Humboldt, b. July 8, 1868.
Alexandra Elizabeth (called Lizzie), b. June 15, 1870; d. 1904. Became owner and manager of "Franklin Sharp Orchard" by will, and by conveyance of executor.
64. Harriet Jane, (called Jennie), b. July 9, 1871.

 

20. CLARISSA KEARNEY (4), Hester (3), Alexander (2), James (1) — born Jan. 26, 1835; died June 4, 1874; married Sept. 26, 1850, James Duncan Dickinson, leather manufacturer, Woodstock. Children:

James Frederick, b. Oct. 9, 1851. Resides Woodstock.
John Franklin, b. March 14, 1852; d. ——— 27, 1853.
Charles Dearborn, b. Jan. 1, 1856. Resides Woodstock.
Sarah Evelyn, b. Oct. 5, 1858; d. March 25, 1861.
John Franklin, b. Sept. 11, 1862.
Mary Ann, b. Jan. 8, 1866; d. Aug. 12, 1875.

 

21. ALEXANDER SHARP (4), Henry (3), Alexander (2), James (1) — born 1818. He married Elizabeth Churchill, removed to New York with his family, and died there at an advanced age. Children:

Joel.
Melissa.
Alonzo. Resides Cameron, Texas.
Moses, b. 1820.

 

22. CAROLINA SHARP (4), Sister of Alexander (4) — born June 1, 1822; married John, son of James Good, of Carleton Co., and has been living in Portland, Me. Children:

James, lived Ft. Fairfield, Me.
Addington, lived near Muniac, N.B.
Patomeo.
Lucinda.
Amasa, living in 1902 at Upper Bloomfield, Carleton Co.
David.

 

23. LUCINDA SHARP (4), Sister of Alexander (4) — born Sept. 24, 1824; married Nov. 1, 1848, Phillips Daniel Hoyt, farmer, of Prince William Parish, and was living there in 1876. Children (all born at Prince William):

George Judson, b. Aug. 29, 1849.
Nehemiah Estay, b. Dec. 18, 1850.
Melissa Ruth, b. June 5, 1852.
James Henry, b. July 4, 1855.

 

24. JERUSHA SHARP (4), Sister of Alexander (4) — born May 29, 1831; married Dec. 23, 1854, Solomon Havens, of Jacksontown. Children:

Samuel Henry, b. Oct. 10, 1855.
Mary Elizabeth, b. June 5, 1858; mar. (1st) A———-
Goodnow; (2nd) John Fritz.
Louisa Angelina, b. June 15, 1860; d. 1884.
Annie Eliza, b. June 7, 1866.

 

25. HENRY C. SHARP (4), Brother of Alexander (4) — born June 9, 1836, at Jacksontown; married (1st) Eliza Faulkner; (2nd) May 24, 1883, Elizabeth A. Gray, of Wakefield. Removed early to Aroostook County, Me., where he became a prosperous lumberman and millman; was sheriff, and served in the Maine Legislature. Resides Monticello, Me.

Children by Eliza Faulkner:

Charles.
Alice.
Harry, who is married and has a son Henry, Jr., in lumber business at Portage, Me.
Annie.
Charlotte.
Ethel.

Children by Elizabeth Gray:

Clare.
Clifford.
Pauline.

 

26. JAMES FREDERICK SHARP (4), Brother of Alexander (4), — born Nov. 2, 1840; died March 30, 1900; married Lavina, daughter of William Wilson, of N. Richmond, (marriage notice, Carleton Sentinel, issue of Oct. 22, 1864 — date of marriage not given). Children:

65. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 16, 1865.
Louisa V., b. April 10, 1865.
Annie, b. Sept. 6, 1868; d. Dec. 12, 1877.
66. Delilah, b. Dec. 6, 1872.
Nettie M., b. Oct. 12, 1879.
Pearl E., b. April 30, 1883.

 

27. ELIZABETH BARBARA GREW (5), Hester (4), James (3), Alexander (2), James (1) — born May 15, 1841; died Dec. 22, 1892; married June, 1862, at St. Francis, Que., John Carrick. Children (all but last one born at St. Francis)

Howard Jarvis, b. April 30, 1863; d. May 5, 1897.
Mary Hester, b. April, 1864; d. Jan. 9, 1900; mar. George McKinley, at Haverhill, Mass., 1882. Child, Edith, d. 1883.
Charles Edward, b. March 3, 1866.
67. Henrietta, b. July 1, 1868.
William Stephen, b. May 15, 1870; d. Sept. 30, 1890.
Eli James, b. Oct. 3, 1877; d. Sept. 14, 1889.

 

28. ELIZA FRANCIS GREW (5), Sister of Elizabeth Barbara (5), born June 29, 1843; married James Rogers, at St. Francis, Que. Children:

68. John Watson, b. Nov. 16, 1865.
James Barnard, b. June 30, 1867, at St. Francis; mar. April 1892, Nellie Pettigrew, Haverhill, Mass.
Hester Anne, b. Dec. 13, 1869, at St. Francis; mar. July 27, 1902, Harris Coates, Haverhill, Mass.
Frank, b. March 20, 1871, at St. Francis.
69. Ketchum Randolph, b. Oct. 12, 1873.
70. Alice Mame, b. May 15, 1875.
Martha Mary, b. Feb. 6, 1877, at Grand Falls, N.B.
Roscoe, b. June 26, 1881, at Grand Falls.
Robert, b. ———, at Grand Falls.
Ethel, b. June 8, 1883, Grand Falls.
Albert Newton, b. Aug. 1, 1887, Grand Falls.

 

29. FRANK GREW (5) Brother of Elizabeth Barbara (5) — born ———; married —————-; Children, among others:

Lottie. Address, Box 62, Chester, N.H.

 

30. CAROLINE GREW (5), Sister of Elizabeth Barbara (5) — born 1850; died May, 1882, at Grand Falls, N.B. Married 1868, John Russell, of Fredericton, N.B. Children:

Harriet Amelia, b. May 13, 1879, at St. Francis.
71. Agnes M., b. Oct. 16, 1874. Gertrude, b. May 24, 1876, at Grand Falls, N.B.
72. Jennie, b. 1879 (?).

 

31. MARTHA GREW (5), Sister of Elizabeth Barbara (5) — born 1853; died Feb. 15, 1886; married 1881 at Haverhill, Mass., Thomas Gillen. Children (all born at Haverhill):

Mary Louise, b. Feb. 4, 1883. After mother's death adopted by family of Berry.
Annie May, b. Feb. 11, 1886, adopted by family of Coppen.

 

32. ALICE MAUD GREW (5), Sister of Elizabeth Barbara (5) — born 1856; died Jan. 8, 1883; married Dec. 25, 1880, John E. Somers, at Haverhill, Mass. Child:

Eva Garfield, b. Sept. 25, 1881, at Haverhill.

 

33. MARTHA JANE KEARNEY (5), Harriet (4), James (3), Alexander (2), James (1) — born May 12, 1842; married April 26, 1860, Samuel J. Treloar. Address Coopersville, Mich. Children:

Minnie E., b. July 4, 1861; mar. Aug. 1881, Louis P. Ernst.

 

34. ELI SHARP KEARNEY (5), Brother of Martha Jane (5) — born March 24, 1845. Served in Federal Army, in Civil War (1861-65). Married March 17, 1872, Melissa A. Goodwin. Address, Coopersville, Mich. Child:

Nina Bella, b. Oct. 16, 1885.

 

35. HARRIET KEARNEY (5), Sister of Martha Jane (5) — born Dec. 26, 1847, at Bangor, Me.; died March 16, 1870; married Sept. 1866, John O. Treloar. Children:

Mortimer, b. Aug. 1867; mar. 1886, Myra Burch.
Walter, b. Jan. 3, 1870; mar. Sept. 14, 1893, Ettie M.
Salter, and has a son, Rex, b. June 11.1896.

 

36. GEORGE KEARNEY (5), Brother of Martha Jane (5) — born April 26, 1850, at Houton, Canada; married April 1872, Jane Decker. Besides Blanchard, Mecosta Co., Mich. Children:

Loren, b. Dec. 4, 1876.
Bert, b. Dec. 24, 1882; d. Jan. 1886.

 

37. VICTORIA ADELAIDE KEARNEY (5), Sister of Martha Jane (5) — born Oct. 29, 1856, at Coopersville, Mich; married March 24, 1884, Arthur Hard. Address Coopersville, Mich. Child:

Ray, b. Sept. 1891.

 

38. JOHN SHEA SHARP (5), Eli (4), James (3), Alexander (2), James (1) — born May 6, 1850; married June 6, 1876, Maggie Amelia, daughter of Robert Garbett. Surveyor; resides Grafton. Children:

Robert Hudson, b. March 29, 1877.
Ella May, b. April 11, 1879.
George Frederick, b. March 22, 1881.
Infant, b. and d. March, 1885.
Edward Fenwick, b. Feb. 10, 1890.
Ethel May, b. Feb. 22, 1893.

 

39. MARIA SHARP (5), Sister of John Shea (5) — born Sept. 9, 1853; died March 1, 1895; married Sept. 1883, Weyman Noble. Children:

Grace Helen, b. 1884.
Frederick, b. Dec. 1888.

 

40. LYDIA SHARP (5), Sister of John Shea (5) — born Sept. 9, 1853; died April 12, 1884; married Patrick McLaughlan, of Northampton. Children:

Effie S., b. May 19, 1875.
Guy P., b. April 2, 1877.
William C., b. May 28, 1880.
Horatio F., b. May 1, 1882.
Mina M., b. April 5, 1884.

 

41. JAMES HUDSON SHARP (5), Brother of John Shea (5) — born Feb. 3, 1855; married June 27, 1887, Amanda J., daughter of Samuel Hayden, of Woodstock. Carpenter and builder; resides on old Sharp Homestead, Northampton. Children:

Sarah Mary, b. June 20, 1888.
Vesta Hayden, b. June 17, 1890; d. May 13, 1894.
Lissa Gladys, b. May 25, 1892.
Charles Allison Ernest, b. April 22, 1896.
H. Redvers Buller, b. Jan. 19, 1900

 

42. FREDERICK SPURGEON SHARP (5), Brother of John Shea (5) — born May 9, 1859; married July 8, 1890, Augusta Clara, daughter of Wm. Henry Phillips, Farmer; resides Grafton. Children:

Heber Phillips, b. April 15, 1891.
Annie Augusta, b. Jan. 15, 1893.
Alice G., b. March 3, 1894; d. infancy.
Ralph F. H., b. July 10, 1895.
Clive D., b. Oct. 6, 1901.
Lawrence A. Kipling, b. Oct. 23, 1905.

 

43. GEORGE BAIRD SHARP (5), Brother of John Shea (5) — born Dec. 3, 1863; married Sept. 25, 1887, Fannie, daughter of Jacob M. Peters. Blacksmith; resides Austin, Pa. Children:

Eli Gordon, b. Feb. 24, 1884; d. April 28, 1889.
Phloss Evangeline, b. Aug. 30, 1890.
Amber Lenore, b. March 23, 1893.
Maria Louise, b. Feb. 17, 1895.
Glenn Hudson, b. Dec. 20, 1896; d. Oct. 13, 1898.
George Floyd, b. Aug. 10, 1899.
Helen Augusta, b. March 12, 1901.
Stanley, b. Sept. 13, 1904.

 

44. HOWARD R. PERKINS (5), Fannie (40, James (3), Alexander (2), James (1) — born Oct. 11, 1850, at Centreville; married March 18, 1869, Josephine, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Doherty) Jones, of Lincoln, Me. Children (first 5 b. Lincoln, Me.):

Mabelle, b. July 7, 1870.
Elizabeth F., b. Sept. 4, 1872; d. Dec. 26, 1872.
Daniel, b. Oct. 20, 1874; d. same day.
Viva A., b. Jan. 9, 1876; d. Oct. 21, 1962 in Connecticut.
Henry A., b. May 8, 1878.
John H., b. Oct. 11, 1879, at Centerville.
Nellie, b. Feb. 3, 1880; d. Nov. 27, 1898.
James B., b. June 27, 1881.
William W., b. May 9, 1883, at Lincoln, Me.
Harry, b. April 25, 1885.
Hanford W., b. Jan. 3, 1887.
Benjamin H., b. May 29, 1888.
Charles S., b. Oct. 9, 1890.

 

45. JOHN F. PERKINS (5), Brother of Howard R. (5) — born Jan. 22, 1853; died Jan. 1879; married Frances —————; Child:

Blanche

 

46. CHARLES M. PERKINS (5), Brother of Howard R. (5) — born June 18, 1854; married April 18, 1885, at Brownsville, Me., Emma A. Marshall. Children:

Frances V., b. Feb. 21, 1886; d. Nov. 12, 1898.
Claude H., b. Sept. 30, 188-, at Katandin, S.W., Me.
Charles N., b. May 9, 1889, at Florenceville, N.B.; d. May 14, 1889.
May A., b. May 15, 1890, m. Orville Sylvester, Maine. Three children.
Charles M., b. June 7, 1892, at Auburn, Me.
Harold E., b. April 9, 1895; d. Sept. 23, 1895.
William B., b. Nov. 25, 1901, at Lewiston, Me.

 

47. HARRIET A. PERKINS (5), Sister of Howard R. (5) — born Feb. 2, 1857; married Oct 11, 1882, at Florenceville, N.B., Winslow G. Turner. Children:

Velma A., b. 1894, at Auburn, Me.
Archie V., b. 1897, same place.

 

48. FRANCES C. PERKINS (5), Sister of Howard R. (5) — born Sept. 14, 1862; married June 28, 1882, Wm. Davis, of Woodstock. Children:

Jessie L., b. April 1, 1884.
Goldie A., b. Jan. 19, 1887, died Nov. 26, 1906.
Claude W., b. Nov. 12, 1890.
Madeline A., b. May 5, 1893.

 

49. MARY ANN PERKINS (5), Barbara Adelaide (4), James (3), Alexander (2), James (1) — born Oct. 29, 1849; married June 21, 1869, Israel Craig, of Centerville. Children:

Delila A., b. May 15, 1870.
Annie L., b. Oct. 13, 1873.
Norman I., b. June 18, 1876.
Deborah A., b. June 12, 1878.
Etta Violet, b. Dec. 22, 1886.
Ernest B., b. Aug. 14, 1889.

 

50. LeBARON WILLIAM PRICE (5), Rebecca (4), James (3), Alexander (2), James (1) — born Feb. 17, 1853; married June 20, 1888, M. McGreal. Resides at Orchards, Clarke Co., Washington. Children:

Chauncey.
Fannie.
May.
William Ray.

 

51. HORATIO NELSON PRICE (5), Brother of LeBaron (5) — born Sept. 8, 1855; married Dec. 1, 1887, at Portland, Or., Elizabeth Groves. An extensive farmer, cruiser and appraiser of Government wild lands, and has held various other local offices. Address, Orchards, Clarke Co., Washington. Children:

Hugh Dwight, b. Dec. 1888, at Portland, Or.
Elise, b. Aug. 3, 1895, at Skamokawa.

 

52. JOANNA ELLA PRICE (5), Sister of LeBaron (5) — born Jan. 14, 1858; married at S. Newbridge, N.B., Dec. 29, 1875, S. I. Ogden, dairyman-farmer; resides St. Johns, Oregon. Children:

Gordon S., b. Oct. 17, 1877.
Beatrice A., b. July 26, 1881.
Hazel R., b. Oct. 1889, at Linnton, Or.
Flossie P., b. Sept. 1892, same place.

 

53. REX ANGELL PRICE (5), Brother of LeBaron (5) — born July 21, 1863; married Sept. 1, 1897, Rhena Adams. Proprietor of hotel and meat market at Warrenton, Oregon. Children:

William, b. Jan. 9, 1901.

 

54. FRANCES HELENA PRICE (5), Sister of LeBaron (5) — born Feb. 2, 1868; married Oct. 14, 1890, Philip Crist, a farmer and creamery-man of Vancouver, Washington. Child:

Lillian E., b. April 14, 1893.

 

55. BLANCHE MARIE LOUISE PRICE (5), Sister of LeBaron (5) — born June 16, 1870; married Feb. 14, 1893, Herman M. Rice, of Bear River, Digby Co., Nova Scotia, farmer and fruit-grower. Children:

Bessie E., b. Aug. 8, 1894.
Son, b. Feb. 1902.

 

56. ADAM HENRY SHARP (5), Stephen Francis (4), Adam Boyle (3), Alexander (2), James (1) — born 1838; married 1864, Amanda Clark. Son:

72. Alfred James, b. 1869.

 

57. CHARLES FREDERICK SHARP (5), Brother of Adam Henry (5), born Sept. 27, 1841; died Nov. 4, 1899; married March 10, 1865, Frances Ann Robinson. Resided at Pembroke. Children:

Frances Elizabeth, b. 1867; d. 1884.
Wilmot Wicliff, b. 1868; d. 1880.
73. George Whitfield, b. 1870.
Charles Randolph, b. 1871; d. 1880.
Iretta Emma, b. 1873; d. 1880.
Adelia May, b. 1874.
Aullua Rebecca, b. 1876; d. 1880.
Allinson Arthur, b. 1877; d. 1880.
Ernest Luther, b. 1879; d. 1880.
Harry Allen, b. 1880.
Warren Levi, b. 1882.
Gordon Charles, b. 1884.
Doras Robinson, b. 1886.
Miles Maddocks, b. 1887.

 

58. JANE ISABEL SHARP (5), Sister of Adam Henry (5) — born Feb. 27, 1843; married April 4, 1863, Cook Bishop, of Somerville. Lives at Simonds. A child:

Mary Jane, b. Feb. 23, 1866; d. March 4, 1895.

 

59. GEORGE ELISHA SHARP (5), Brother of Adam Henry (5) — born Feb. 5, 1847; died Sept. 24, 1895; married (1st) Dec. 20, 1874, Louisa, daughter of John Stockford, of Windsor, Carleton Co; died April 1885; married (2nd) June 20, 1890, Alberta Wires, of Maine.

Children by Louisa Stockford:

Lorenzo, b. April 4, 1879.
Laura, b. Sept. 16, 1881.
Norman, b. June 22, 1883.

Children by Alberta Wires:

Chandler, b. 1891.
Aurilla, b. 1893.

 

60. JOHN STEPHEN SHARP (5), Brother of Adam Henry (5) — born 1851; married Ann, daughter of George Kimble. Farmer; resides Northampton. Children:

Ida, b. ———; mar. Henry Smith, of Lowell, Mass.
74. Stephen Whitfield.
75. Coleman Manzer.
Mary.
Agnes.
Harvey.
Martha.
Carrie.
Wilmot.

 

61. CHARLES LEWIS SMITH (5), Jane (4), Adam Boyle (3), Alexander (2), James (1) — born Jan. 23, 1853; married March 18, 1879, Lueella A. McClary. Member County Council, 1886-91; County Warden, 1891; member Provincial Parliament for Carleton County, 1895-1899, resigning to become Postmaster, Woodstock. President for two terms and was for number of years and is now Secretary-Treasurer Carleton Co. Agricultural Society. Owns and resides upon Smith Homestead, originally granted to his ancestor, Captain Michael Smith the Loyalist, Woodstock.

[Michael Smith had been commissioned Lieutenant in 4th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers on Jan. 1, 1777. No other record of military service has been found, so the "Captain" may have been honorific. -RWH]

Children:

Eva Perley, b.
Roy Campbell, b. ———-; d. ———-
Arthur Wilmot, b. 1885.
Albert Dwight, b. 1885.
Harold Sydney, b.

 

62. MINNIE BELL SHARP (5), Francis Peabody (4), Adam Boyle (3), Alexander (2), James (1) — born Jan. 12, 1865; married Sept. 12, 1899, Edwin Tappan Adney, Artist and Author, of New York. A successful musician and music teacher, pupil of Dr. Willaim Mason, etc. Founded and conducted the Victoria (B.C.) Conservatory of Music. A son:

Francis Glenn, b. July 9, 1902, at Woodstock.

 

63. ZIBA HUMBOLDT SHARP (5), brother to Minnie Bell (5) — born July 8, 1868; married Oct. 12, 1893, Mary, daughter of Alexander McKenzie, of Glassville, N.B. Nurseryman and orchardist. About 1885 received from his father property on Sharp's Mountain, Northampton where he resided. In 1907 he removed to Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, where he has founded a nursery busines. Children:

Mary Catherine, b. Aug. 29, 1894; d. Sept. 11, 1895.
Olga Kathleen, b. Oct. 31, 1898.
Norris John, b. Nov. 1, 1901.
Francis Alexander, b. Oct. 1906.

 

64. HARRIET JANE SHARP (5), Sister of Minnie Bell (5) — born July 9, 1871; married Sept. 1892, William Donald Rankin, physician and surgeon, of Woodstock. Children:

Franklin Sharp, b. July 31, 1894.
Margery Catherine, b. July 25, 1896.
William Donald, b. Dec. 11, 1899.
John Ireland, b. March 31, 1905.

 

65. ELIZABETH SHARP (5), James Frederick (4), Henry (3), Alexander (2), James (1) — born Aug. 16, 1865; married Oct. 10, 1885, George F. Jones. Living, 1902, at Mars Hill, Me. Children:

Eva F., b. Dec. 6, 1888.
Essie M., b. Aug. 18, 1890.
Charles F., b. Sept. 4, 1892.
Henry R., b. June 3, 1894.
Fair J., b. April 19, 1896.
Ethel L., b. Feb. 28, 1898.
Hollis C., Hayden E., twins, b. June 23, 1900.
Beulah, b. May 9, 1902.

 

66. DELILAH SHARP (5), Sister of Elizabeth (5) — born Dec. 6, 1872; married Nov. 1898, Silas W. Craig. Lives Mars Hill, Me. Children:

Murdis Sharp, b. Oct. 28, 1899.
Milburn F., b. Aug. 30, 1900.

[Donald K. Brundage, Sr., has kindly provided corrected and extended information on the marriage and descendants of Delilah Sharp. His contribution:]

Delilah Lula Sharp married, 10 November 1897, Silas Craig, born 17 March 1872 at Back Bay, New Brunswick, son of Andrew and Esther Jane (Palmer) Craig. Their children were:

1. Murdine Sharp Craig, born 29 October 1898 at Mars Hill, Maine, married 1 January 1921 at Durham, Maine, Gladys Marie Daggett. He died at Essex, Mass., in April, 1967 and was buried in the Shiloh Cemetery at Durham, Maine.

2. Melbourne Fred Craig, born 30 August 1900 at Mars Hill, married Lulu H. McIntosh 18 September 1920 at Durham, Maine. He died at Lisbon Falls, Maine, in 1954.

3. Lavina Craig, born 1 July 1902 at Mars Hill, died at Mars Hill 12 July 1902 and is buried in the Pierce Cemetery.

4. Lona (or Leona) Pearl Craig, born 22 August 1904, died after 1938 and is buried in the Shiloh Cemetery at Durham, Maine.

5. Alvin Mark Craig, born 7 February 1907 at Durham, Maine, died at Essex, Massachusetts on 16 April 1977 and is buried in the Shiloh Cemetery at Durham.

6. Clifford Andrew Craig, born 21 February 1909 at Durham, Maine, married Eva Hasting at Durham on 8 June 1952. He died 4 December 1963 at Durham.

7. A daughter, born 25 February (may have been September) 1911 at Durham, died in infancy and buried in the Shiloh Cemetery.

8. Woodrow Wilson Craig, born 25 February (may have been September) 1911, twin, at Durham, Maine, married 2 August 1947 Eunice Pauline Eccle at Concord., New Hampshire. He died 4 September 1994 at Durham and was buried in the High Street Cemetery at Lisbon Falls, Maine.

9. A son, born and died 28 May 1914 at Durham, Maine.

10. Laura Little Craig, born 18 September 1915 at Durham, Maine, married Samuel Edward Miller 2 February 1947 at Durham.

Delilah Sharp died 1 April 1957 at Durham, Maine, her husband having predeceased her on 21 November 1938, also at Durham. Both were buried in the Shiloh Cemetery at Durham.

 

67. HENRIETTA CARRICK (6), Elizabeth Barbara (5), Hester (4), James (3), Alexander (2), James (1) — born July 1, 1868; married at Haverhill, Mass., 1888, Adelbert E. Atwood. Child:

Bertha Elnora, b. Oct. 25, 1890.

 

68. JOHN WATSON ROGERS (6), Eliza Francis (5), Hester (4), James (3), Alexander (2), James (1) — born Nov. 16, 1865, at St. Francis, Que.; married (1st) June, 1889, Hattie Greenier, of Limestone, Me., (2nd) June 26, 1895, Nellie Elliot, of Limestone, Me. Children:

Lee John, b. March 29, 1890.
James Delbert, b. Sept. 22, 1892.
Albert Newton Daniel, b. May 17, 1896.
Robert Lewis, b. Aug. 28, 1901, at Haverhill, Mass.

 

69. KETCHUM RANDOLPH ROGERS (6), Brother of John Watson (6) — born Oct. 12, 1873, at Grand Falls, N.B.; married July 8, 1901, Lizzie Imey, at Haverhill, Mass. Child:

Ethel Mary, b. June 30, 1902, at Ward Hill, Mass.

 

70. ALICE MAME ROGERS (6), Sister of John Watson (6) — born May 15, 1785, at Grand Falls, N.B.; married at Lowell, Mass., Alonzo Creasine. Children:

Roy, b. Sept. 6, 1894.
Percy Alonzo, b. March 3, 1896, at Haverhill, Mass.

 

71. AGNES M. RUSSELL (6), Caroline (5), Hester (4), James (3), Alexander (2), James (1) — born Oct. 16, 1874, at St. Francis, Que; married May 1891, William K. Miles, of Haverhill, Mass. Child:

Edith Caroline, b. Sept. 26, 1894, at Haverhill.

 

72. JENNIE RUSSELL (6), Sister of Agnes M. (6) — born 1879, at Grand Falls, N.B.; married May 1, 1896, at Haverhill, Mass., George D. Knightly. Children:

Marion Ellen, b. Feb. 19, 1897.
Helen Dewey, b. Oct. 9, 1898.
Karl Weston, b. Nov. 26, 1901.

 

73. ALFRED JAMES SHARP (6), Adam Henry (5), Stephen Francis (4), Adam Boyle (3), Alexander (2), James (1) — born 1869; married Aug. 10, 1894, Margaret Elizabeth Bobinson. Resides at Sydney, Manitoba. Children:

Sadie Jane, b. Jan. 30, 1894; bapt. Aug. 10, 1894 (Woodstock Reg.)
Alfred.

 

74. GEORGE WHITFIELD SHARP (6), Charles Frederick (5), Stephen Francis (4), Adam Boyle (3), Alexander (2), James (1) — born 1870; married 1898, Mary Ida, born 1870, daughter of Samuel Rogers. Farmer; resides Pembroke. Children:

Helen M., b. May 4, 1904.

 

75. STEPHEN WHITFIELD SHARP (6), John Stephen (5), Stephen Francis (4), Adam Boyle (3), Alexander (2), James (1) — married July 16, 1905, Ethel M. McIntosh. Farmer, resides in Pembroke. Children:

Anna May, b. May 8, 1906.
Harold Stephen, b. May 13, 1907.

 

76. COLEMAN MANZER SHARP (6), Brother of Stephen Whitfield (6) — married October 21, 1903, Francis Saunders. Children:

Preston Saunders, b. Aug. 19, 1904.
Earl Stephen, b. March 18, 1906.
Rowena Jane, b. Aug. 17, 1907.


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