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William Hancock Sharp
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Birth: 1817
Fairfield
Bedford County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1879
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA

William was born at Fairfield in Bedford Co.Tennessee. Elizabeth (Betty) Scruggs married William in 1849 and in 1850 their first child was born and named John Elam after Betty's father John Elam Scruggs. In 1853 William,Betty and young John moved to Austin,Tx with brother in law Charles M.Norvell, who they named their second son after. William was a house painter and joined the Masons in 1854. He joined the Texas Rangers July 4,1859 under Com.John Henry Brown, range area was the Comanche reservation on the Brazos. The Texas Ranger provided protection for the Comanche Indians when they were moved from the Brazos Reservation to the Oklahoma Reservation in 1859. A bond was issued on 12 January 1861 to Williams company to paint the dome of the first Capital Building that was built in 1854. William was Alderman to town Council in Austin in 1861 and 1862. During the Civil War William joined the Austin Militia and with the Governors help kept his office as Marshal of Austin in 1863,1864 and 1865. William was Assessor and Tax Collector for Austin while serving as Marshal. William had stomach cancer and died in 1879 at his home on Pine St. (5th) in downtown Austin. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Sharp (1791 - 1852)
  Sarah S. Hancock Sharp (1795 - 1855)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth L Scruggs Sharp (1831 - 1890)*
 
 Children:
  John Elam Sharp (1850 - 1908)*
  Charles Norvell Sharp (1858 - 1910)*
  George Martin Sharp (1860 - 1910)*
  Fanny Sharp (1862 - 1864)*
  Sarah Sharp Caperton (1864 - 1934)*
  Bettie Sharp Redd (1867 - 1899)*
  Mary E Sharp Wilson (1870 - 1949)*
  Infant Sharp (1872 - 1872)*
 
 Sibling:
  William Hancock Sharp (1817 - 1879)
  Robert Martin Sharp (1820 - 1863)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA
Plot: Sec 1, Lot 286
 
Maintained by: James R. Sharp
Originally Created by: Russell Speir
Record added: May 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69575797
William Hancock Sharp
Added by: James R. Sharp
 
William Hancock Sharp
Added by: James R. Sharp
 
William Hancock Sharp
Added by: James R. Sharp
 
 
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