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Submitted by: Shirley Hardee sah@alliancecable.net on Mon Feb 17 09:50:31 2003

Husband Robert Alexander 'Zan' SHARP 
Born  2/1858  Location  Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama 
Married  ca.1878  Location  Texas 
Died  12/17/1914  Location  Athens, Henderson Co., Texas 
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Father  Robert M. SHARP 
Mother  M. Nissa HERRING 
Other Spouses  Mary Ella GOWINS 

Wife Dora UNKNOWN 
Born  ca.1864  Location  Lousiana 
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1 Name  Richard SHARP 
Born  ca.1879  Location  Texas 
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Zan's parents, on 17 January 1874, bought 180 acres located 9 1/2 miles from Rusk, Cherokee County, Texas for $ 525.00.   In October 1879, his father sold the land to his grandfather, George W. Sharp, since he was living in Wood County, Texas at the time.  (" The land consisted of 180 acres, and was located about 9 1/2 miles from the city of Rusk, Tx.  In October 1879, Robert was living in Wood county, Tx and sold the land to George W. Sharp, his father.")   Not only is it thought that Zan's mother was dead by this time, but, Zan's son, Richard, may have been born in Wood Co., TX.  His marriage to Dora could have been in Cherokee Co., or, Wood Co.  No records or gravesites found at this time.
Dora, Zan's wife, must have left or died.  She and the son, Richard, were not with Zan in the 1900 census.  He is remarried. (Information is listed on the family group sheet with his new family).

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1870 LIMESTONE CO., TX (Eutaw P.O... Dist. 48, W.TX)
Sharp, Robt. 36 w/m Planter 500 110 AL Nicia 35 w/f Keeping House AL Robt. A. 11 w/m At Home AL Martha F. 9 w/f At Home AL Jno. M. 7 w/m At Home AL Joseph C. 5 w/m At Home AL Wm. M. 3 w/m At Home AL

1880 Van Zandt Co., TX ED 122 Precinct No. 4
R.M. Sharp 45M AL TN GA Joseph 14M AL AL AL R.A. Sharp 21M AL AL AL Dora 16F LA KY KY Richard 8/mo TX LA AL

1900 Kaufman Co. Justice Precinct No. 5 ED 79
Sharp, Robert A. 42 b. Feb. 1858 AL AL AL Farmer Mary E. wife 42 b. Mar. 1858 MS AL AL Lonnie son 16 b. Sep. 1883 TX AL MS Farm Laborer Lonzo son 16 b. Sep. 1883 TX AL MS Farm Laborer Olie O. dau 13 b. Jan. 1887 TX AL MS Robert T. son 10 b. Jan. 1990 TX AL MS Farm Laborer Wiliam P. son 7 b. 1893 TX AL MS Sam H. son 4 b. Dec. 1898 TX AL MS (unnamed) son 1 b. Apr. 1899 TX AL MS

"The Descendants Of George W. Sharp and Artemissia Sharp"... by: James H. Walker...Montezuma Press, McCalla, AL.



Submitted by: Shirley Hardee sah@alliancecable.net on Mon Feb 17 11:38:45 2003

Husband Robert Alexander 'Zan' SHARP 
Born  02/1858  Location  Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama 
Married  02/11/1883  Location  Van Zandt Co., Texas 
Died  12/17/1914  Location  Athens, Henderson Co., Texas 
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Father  Robert M. SHARP 
Mother  M. Nissa HERRING 
Other Spouses  Dora UNKNOWN 

Wife Mary Ella GOWINS 
Born  03/1858  Location  Arkansas 
Died  ca. 1927  Location  Texas 
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Father  Samuel GOWINS 
Mother  Mary Ann 'Polly' WOODS 
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Children

1 Name  Ola Oma 'Ola Mae' SHARP 
Born  01/28/1883  Location  Crandall, Kaufman Co., Texas 
Died  06/29/1984  Location  Kaufman, Kaufman Co., Texas 
Cemetery  Shiloh Cemetery  Location  Kaufman Co., Texas 
Spouse 1  J. B. 'Ike' FLOWERS 
Married  ca. 1902  Location   
Spouse 2  Louis J. 'Jerd' MOSELEY 
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2 Name  Alonzo L. SHARP 
Born  09/24/1884  Location  Van Zandt Co., Texas 
Died  10/25/1983  Location  Kaufman Co., Texas 
Cemetery  Myrtle Cemetery  Location  Ennis, Ellis Co., Texas 
Spouse 1  Viola ZACHERY 
Married  ca. 1912  Location  Texas 
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3 Name  E. Lonnie SHARP 
Born  09/24/1884  Location  Van Zandt Co.,Texas 
Died  03/25/1963  Location  Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., Texas 
Cemetery  Myrtle Cemetery  Location  Texas 
Spouse 1  Annie Mae HAUGHT 
Married  ca. 1919  Location  Texas 
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4 Name  Robert T. SHARP 
Born  01/1890  Location  Texas 
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5 Name  William Pinckney 'Pink' SHARP 
Born  05/24/1894  Location  Kaufman Co., Texas 
Died  07/29/1952  Location  Ennis, Ellis Co., Texas 
Cemetery  Myrtle Cemetery  Location  Ennis, Ellis Co., Texas 
Spouse 1  Winnie Mabel BANKS 
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Spouse 2  Mae Virginia RITCHEY 
Married  ca. 1925  Location  Texas 

6 Name  Samuel Houston 'Sam' SHARP 
Born  12/24/1898  Location  Texas 
Died  10/22/1958  Location  Crisp, Ellis Co., Texas 
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Spouse 1  Annie Mae GANN 
Married  ca. 1920  Location  Texas 
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7 Name  Pugsey/Pugsie SHARP 
Born  04/1899  Location  Texas 
Died    Location  Kaufman Co., Texas 
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The first wife and son of Zan was not listed in the 1900 census.  Instead, he is listed with another wife and more children.  Zan and his family must have moved to Henderson Co. sometime prior to 1914.
Zan was accosted and murdered by three men just south of Athens in Henderson Co. "on his way home" (according to newspaper articles). It is stated by family that he was buried in the Athens City(?County) Cemetery.  Some of this cemetery land was sold, and his body had to be moved to "Proper Cemetery".  There are no records of any sale of any of the cemetery land.  Zan's gravesite has not been found at this time.  After his death, his wife, Mary, moved back to Kaufman Co.
Mary is said by family to have died around 1927.  This was about the time the man who killed Zan was caught and sentenced for the murder.
Ola lived to be over 100 years old.  Alonzo and Lonnie were twins.  Alonzo lived to almost 100 years old.  Last account of Robert T. was in Kaufman Co., probably in or near Peeltown.  Pink was shot and died in Ennis, Ellis Co.  Sam is said to have burned to death in a house fire in Ellis Co. Pugsey/Pugsie is said to have eaten "crow's bait" (thinking it was wild onions) on a creek bed in or near Peeltown and died after the 1910 census, and before the 1920 census.  He and his mother are supposed to be buried in the same cemetery according to family information.  

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1870 LIMESTONE CO., TX Eutaw P.O.  Dist. 48, W.TX........... 1880 Van Zandt Co., TX ED 122 Precinct No. 4............... 1900 Kaufman Co.  ED 79 Precinct No. 5..................... 1910 Kaufman Co. TX ED 37 Precinct No.5 Voting Box No. 9, Scurry...................................................... 1920 Kaufman Co., TX Precinct 5 (Voting Precinct 33...Peal's School House) ED 45......................................... Van Zandt Co., Texas Marriages 3/414........................ Fort Worth Star Telegram, Thursday, 17 Dec 1914............. Athens Weekley Review: 27 Jan 1927; 17 Feb 1927; 17 Mar 1927 (papers for 1914 are missing from their files).............. Henderson County Court Records for J.P. Gray: 20 Dec 1913 ; 1 Dec 1914; 17 Dec 1914; 3 Mar 1915; 15 Feb 1927; 31 Mar 1927 (files and records for Zan Sharp are missing from Henderson Co.)


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