|Birth: ||Jul. 25, 1792|
|Death: ||Dec. 6, 1863|
Elisha Sharp was a large landowner and one of six original county commissioners of Meigs County. In 1836, Sharp served at a second lieutenant within the first division of the East Tennessee guard under Brigadier General John E. Wool.
The Sharp cemetery is located just around the corner from the Sharp House, on Old Egypt Road. The earliest headstone still in this cemetery is dated 1830. Most of the gravestones are of the Sharp family, though there are also about six from the Culvahouses, a family who, until roughly 1955, owned the farm on highway 58, west of the Sharp-Wasson-Worth House. The Elisha Sharp House is located on Old Ten Mile Road, which was once a stage coach route that connected Knoxville and Kingston, Tennessee.
The Sharp House was built between 1820 and 1830, probably after 1825, and is located about twelve miles (19 km) north of Decatur, Tennessee. The Sharp farm was around 226 acres (0.91 km2). Elisha Sharp owned it for around 61 years, from 1816 to 1877.
William Sharp (1760 - 1842)
Ellen Huff Sharp (1801 - 1874)*
David Huff Sharp (1819 - 1856)*
Mary Sharp Foster (1823 - 1887)*
Mary Sharp Sharp (1823 - 1887)*
Harriet Caroline Sharp Waterhouse (1827 - 1904)*
Lavina Catherine Sharp Boggess (1829 - 1908)*
Elisha Franklin Sharp (1842 - 1899)*
Leonard Japhet Sharp (1845 - 1917)*
Elisha Sharp (1792 - 1863)
Elizabeth Sharp Griffin (1794 - 1841)*
Maintained by: David Reese
Originally Created by: Tennessee Research
Record added: Jul 22, 2010
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