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 Mortimer Tharp

Mortimer Tharp

Birth
Houston County, Georgia, USA
Death 10 Jul 1908 (aged 70)
Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Section K
Memorial ID 59792028 · View Source
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Mortimer is the Son of William Allen Tharp and Martha Davis born Oct 1837 in Houston County, Georgia and died 10 Jul 1908 in Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky at his daughters house - Eugenia Tharp Thompson.

Mortimer was a member of Havis Battery Light Artillery Company A, 14th Battalion. Mortimer was the Quartermaster for the Battalion. During the retreat of the Battalion after the Battle of Perryville, Mortimer was captured outside of Danville, Kentucky.

Mortimer was confirmed as a POW during the battles near Danville while retreating from Perryville, Ky.

Despite Mortimer only showing up in the 1880 Census, we now know that Mortimer was still alive in 1902 because he signed as approval and witness to the marriage of his daughter Eugenia A. Tharp to Samuel Edward Thompson on their marriage bond.

Mortimer is listed in the 1900 census as Mort Thorpe living in Salvisa, Mercer County, Ky with a wife named Annie and daughter named Eugene but should have been Eugenia.

THARPE
Old Confederate Dead
Mr. Mortimer Tharpe, at one time a resident of Salvisa, died at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Ed. Thompson, in Georgetown, Thursday night last, of a complication of diseases. He was 76 years of age and a Confederate veteran. He is survived by three children, Mrs. Thompson, Rev. Arthur Tharpe, pastor of the Christian church at Somerset, and Mr. M. D. Tharpe, of Cincinnati.
(Harrodsburg Herald, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co, Ky, Fri Jul 17, 1908)

Sorry that your grave has sunk into the ground and cannot be located. I had a new marker made for you and even though you are not buried underneath, at least you have a marker now. I hope it meets with your approval. 2nd Great Grandson Denny Roach.


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  • Created by: Denny Roach
  • Added: 9 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59792028
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mortimer Tharp (Oct 1837–10 Jul 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59792028, citing Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Denny Roach (contributor 47309489) .