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Pvt Perry Tharp
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Birth: 1757
Middlesex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1845
Gravel Switch
Marion County
Kentucky, USA

Perry Tharp is one of the most mis-catorgorized ancestors because of his military records in the Rev. War. For decades there were two Tharp soldiers whose files were merged together in error. One was Paul Tharp and the other my ancestor, Perry Tharp. This has been compounded by the grave site of Perry Tharp being labeled Peter Tharp.

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about Perry Tharp
Name: Perry Tharp
Service Info.: US ARMY REVOLUTIONARY WAR
Birth Date: 1757
Death Date: 1845

Perry Tharp was a Revolutionary soldier, enlisting in 1776 in Monongahela, Pennsylvania in the 8th Pennsylvania Line Regiment. He was engaged in such battles as: Bound Brook, Paoli and Germantown, all occurring in 1777. Perry Tharp is listed in several of the books concerning the 8th PA Reg. The Eight was ordered to march to New Brunswick, New Jersey in November of 1776 and endured loss of life, horrendous weather conditions and much hardship.It is believed that he was present during the infamous winter of Valley Forge. Perry Tharp spent the remainder of his military duty in Pennsylvania and Ohio and was discharged from the army in 1783 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania after serving 7 years in the service.

According to KY Genealogist sources, there were 2 pension files merged for Perry Tharp of Pennsylvania, however, in 1954 they were separated into two files. The pension file numbers are as follows:
1. His pension record is number W2973 with a widow, Margaret paid thru Louisville, Kentucky.
2. Another pension file S22551 for Paul Tharp alias Perry Tharp whose pension was paid by a Pennsylvania agency. Paul Tharp applied for a pension on 4 June 1833, a resident of Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He was born in Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey in 1748. While a resident of Yorktown York County, Pennsylvania, he enlisted and served a year as a private in Capt. Daudel's and Capt. Miller's Company. He engaged in the battle of Long Island and in the rifle regiment of Col. Thompson and Col. Hand. Following those exploits he was in the Battle of Brandywine and Monmouth. In his 1829 application he referred to his wife Isabella about 60 and his son-in-law, not named. His pension's approval took several years to be approved because his records were confused with Perry Tharp.
Perry Tharp also gave depositions for Paul Tharp and vice-versa, probably because of the mix-up in pension records. Perry Tharp was recorded as: Piriah Tharp, Periah Tharp, Parra Tharp, and various variations of Tharp. The Shuch family rallied around Perry and Margaret, with both Andrew Shuch and William Shuch giving depositions.
Others besides Perry Tharp mentioned in or giving depositions: Hugh McElroy, Philip Walker, Margaret Tharp, Terry Tharp, Andrew Such, Andrew Suck, A. D. Kirk, Perry Thorp, Margaret Suck, Margaret Such, C. H. Trabue, William Tharp, William L. Kelly, Abram Fulkerson, Thomas B. Nichols, Helen Brenton, A. D. Hiller, Jas. T. Cashman, W. W. VanDyke, J. L. Edwards, S. F. J. Trabue, James Were, Peter Hagner, Polly Tharp, S. D. Ingham, Mackey Wilson, Washington Gardner, Van Swearingen, Margaret Shuck, Clara Caughlan, G M Saltzgaber, John Core, Paul Tharp, Joseph Watson, Jonathan Rowland, John Smith, James Todd, John Hughes, McCoy, Sally Taylor, J. L. Edwards, Joseph Watson, Mary Tharp, Van Swearingen, B. Harden, Thomas Hardin, Clammans Gillihan, Brewer Brook, D. H. Wood, and G. W. Meriwether, M. L. Marey, Ebenezer Foote, Peter Tharp, Justin Foote, John Poole, William Spitboawer. First names only: Jeremiah, Wilson, John, Polly, Margaret, Andrew, William, Squire, Rush, Naugle (Nagle), Broadhead, Joseph, Miller and George.

Perry Tharp; Tharp; T; Pennsylvania; Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files. Publication Number: M804 Publication Title: Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files Publisher: NARA State: Pennsylvania, Page 44: Pensioners wife is Margaret.

PERRY THORP WASHINGTON COUNTY PRIVATE PENNSYLVANIA LINE $96.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE $ AMOUNT RECEIVED MARCH 14, 1820 PENSION STARTED AGE 84 SUSPENDED MAY 1, 1820

PERRY THARP MARION COUNTY PRIVATE 8TH REGIMENT PENNSYLVANIA LINE $80.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE $720.00 AMOUNT RECEIVED OCTOBER 6, 1828 PENSION STARTED

A hundred acres of bounty land were warranted to him in Ohio, which he sold. His application for a pension filed in 1819 and Margaret's widow's application for a pension was filed in 1846. Her pension listed six of their 9 children. Additonal info on her family is listed in the Kentucky Genealogical Index, and the Pioneer History of Washington County, Kentucky.

Pioneer History of Washington County Kentucky , compiled by Orval W. Baylor; p. 292 THARP, Perry and Margaret, West, 2973 Bounty Land Warrant 1477-100 Penn.

The affidavit of Phillips Walker, states that he is well acquainted with the above named soldier, also states that he was acquainted with him while in the Revolutionary war service..... and believes that he served...3 years. 1 Nov 1819.
State of Kentucky, Washington County Circuit Court. 1 Nov 1819 the above named soldier, Perry Tharp, age 62, states that he enlisted for 3 years in 1776, in Monengahela, Penn. under Col. McCoy's "D" Wilson in the line of the state of Penn 8th regiment and was discharged in Pittsburg, Penn. was in the battles of Baunbrook, Germantown and Peoli. Perry THARP lived on the Rolling Fork of Washington County, Kentucky 13 Sep 1828. State of Kentucky, Boyle County.

Deposition of Sally Taylor, taken in Boyle County Kentucky, 10 March 1846, states that she has known Perry and Margaret Tharp for about 55 years.

1787 Taxable Property in Mercer County, Kentucky
Percy Tharp 1 horse and 2 cattle (Stray Book and Tax Records of Mercer County, Kentucky by Isom. Down the street, Andrew Shough (3 horses, 5 Cattle) and William Shough (4 horses, 17 cattle)

1795, April 7th, Perry Tharp is listed as on of the Slaughter's List of Lands in Mercer County, Kentucky from the Straybook and Tax Records, by Ison.

1796 Parra Tharp is listed on removals of Mercer County, KY to relocate to Washington County, Kentucky. (Stray Book and Tax Records of Mercer County, 1786-1806.

Kentucky Census, Perry Tharp
Name: Perry Tharp
State: KY
County: Washington County
Township: No Township Listed
Year: 1800
Record Type: Tax list
Database: KY Early Census Index

Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850 about Margret Parra Such Tharp
Spouse 1: Such, Margret
Spouse 2: Tharp, Parra
Marriage Date: 13 Dec 1785
Marriage Location: Kentucky
Jefferson County

1810 Census Washington County, Kentucky with William Tharp, James Tharp, both 45+
Parra Tharp
3 males under 10
1 male 10-16
1 male 16-26
1 male 45+
1 female under 10
3 females 16-26
1 female 45+

1840 Census of Pensioners Revolutionary or Military Services, Perry Tharp is listed at the age of 83 years old with wife, Margaret, and living in Marion County, Kentucky.

In the 1850 Marion County, KY Census there Margaret is living with her son:
326a 5 2 2 Tharp Andrew 52 M W Farmer $1,500 KY . . . .
326a 6 2 2 Tharp Elizabeth 31 F W . . KY . . X .
326a 7 2 2 Tharp Margaret 83 F W . $600 VA . . X .
326a 8 2 2 Tharp John Shuck 6 M W . . KY . . . .
326a 9 2 2 Tharp Margaret 5 F W . . KY . . . .
326a 10 2 2 Tharp William I 3 M W . . KY . . . .
326a 11 2 2 Tharp Mary E 1 F W .

1880 census of Mary Tharp Brinton, she stated her mother and her father were born in Virginia. However, Mary was born in Kentucky in 1791, so that means he was in Kentucky by 1791.

American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) about Perry Tharp
Name: Perry Tharp
Birth Date: 1750
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Volume: 175
Page Number: 499
Reference: Ten "Series" of "Pennsylvnia Archives" have been so far published in from 5 to 31v. Ea. Philadelphia and Harrisburg. 1852- ( We have indexed Series 2, v.2 and v.8 ( early Pa. marriage recds.) And all the v. of SeriesV. Which contain nearly complete Pa. Rev. War recds.)Ser.5:3: 373
American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) about Perry Tharp
Name: Perry Tharp
Birth Date: 1750
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Volume: 175
Page Number: 499
Reference: Ten "Series" of "Pennsylvnia Archives" have been so far published in from 5 to 31v. Ea. Philadelphia and Harrisburg. 1852- ( We have indexed Series 2, v.2 and v.8 ( early Pa. marriage recds.) And all the v. of SeriesV. Which contain nearly complete Pa. Rev. War recds.)Ser.5:3: 373

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margaret Schuck Tharp (1767 - 1852)
 
 Children:
  Mary Tharp Brinton (1791 - 1881)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Gravel Switch Tharp Farm Cemetery
Marion County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Candee
Record added: Feb 25, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105815086
Pvt Perry Tharp
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