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[1] Estimation, or Educated guess, made by JARM.

[2] Documents Relating to the Colonial History of New Jersey, First Series — Vol XXXIII — Calender of New Jersey Wills, Administration, etc, — Volume IV, 1761-1770 — 1769, Nov. 4. Jolly, John, of South Amboy, Middlesex Co.; will of. Daughter, Mary Johnson, wife of Mathias Johnson, bed and bedding. My daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Jolly, wife of John Jolly, £10. Eldest son, John, 5 shillings. Daughter, Nancy Bissett, wife of Andrew Bissett; and my daughter, Martilla Willmouth, wife of Peter Willmouth, the rest of my estate, except the lands made over to Martilla Willmouth, by deed of gift. Executor — James Abrahams. Witnesses — Samuel Neilson, Adam Sharp, Sarah Huls. Proved Nov. 24, 1769.

[3] Middlesex County, New Jersey deed abstracts, book 1 — By Richard S. Hutchinson, Published by Heritage Books, 2000 — ISBN 0788414348, 9780788414343, 141 pages — Deed book 1, page 280, — Abigail Colley to William Sirls — 11 oct. 1786 — Abigail Colley of Plymouth Township (widow) and Jonathan Colley of Whitmarsh Township (Marble Mason) and Jacob Peterman Blacksmith all of Montgamery County... Pennsylvania... [sold to]... William Sirls of the South Ward... City of Perth Amboy... Middlesex... New Jersey Yeoman...[for 175 Pounds]... two... Tracts of Land... in the South Ward of Perth Amboy... [adjoining land owners or names - Adam Sharp, Alexander Colley, Jacob Knous]... [201 Acres]... The other... [land]... [adjoining land owners or names - black swamp, Irish creek][n2]... (the first... Tract... Philip Sharp... Township of Whitemarsh then in Philadelphia Yeoman and Mary his wife and Benja Knous of the same place Taylor and Mary his wife... [deed date 19 January 1779 sold]... to Alexander Colley of Plymouth... NEED TO ADD MORE. [Note, to decern whether this deed was referring to Philip Sharp Jr. or Philip Sharp Sr. who died in 1777, we should obtain a copy of the original deed.]

[4] Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, Calander of New Jersey Wills, volume IX, 1796-1800, by Elmer T. Hutchinson
An
Inventory for the Estate of Elijah Lamberson was performed by Adam Sharp and John Earheart.

[5] New Jersey in 1793: an abstract and index to the 1793 militia census of the state of New Jersey. by James S. Norton – pages 224-228, "An Enrolement of the Citizens of S. Amboy taken by Mr. James Morgan deputy Commissioner for the said Township." – Among those on the list with age: Wm. Jolly 21, James Macgee 40, Andrew Disborah 20, Isaac Van Deventer 31, George Sharp 26, John Sharp 29, Lewis Jolley 31, James Eareheart 32, Philip Sharp 21, William Shaffor 20, William McGee 28, William _erles (Serles?) 31, John Sarvis 22, Joseph Martin 36, Nathaniel Culver 23.

[6] The 1816 New York City Jury Census gave John Sharp as age 52 (bn c1764) – The 1819 New York City Census gave John as age 57 (born c1761).

[7] The New York City Death Liber:

"Magdalene Sharp" — died on August 7, 1838 — age 63 — born New Jersey.

John Sharp — died 7 February, 1827 — age 60

[8] New Jersey Wills, Middlesex County; 10655L, W. 1814, Inv. 1817 — Last Will & Testament of Adam Sharp

[9] International Genealogical Index batch for baptisms at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Spotswood, New Jersey = C505711.

[10] New York County Deed — Liber 57, p.94 — Deed dated 1 May, 1796 — George Patchell to John Sharp

[11] American Almanac and New York City Directory.

[12] Crawbuck Familiy Bible, once owned by Catherine Crawbuck, the wife of Joseph Maxwell and last in possession of their granddaughter, ______ Maxwell _____ who died c1998 at New Jersey.

[13] Baptismal Register of the German Reformed Church, once located on Forsythe Street, Manhattan, New York City. The baptismal and marriage register, as well as transcripts for same, are held at the New York Historical Society, New York City. — Baptismal register, children of John and Lenah Sharp — Page 75 (pg 103 of the original register) vol 2, baptized Nov. 26, 1797 Catharine Sharp — Page 97 (pg 114 of the original register), vol 2, baptized 4 May, 1800 Margareth Sharp.

[14] Longworth's New York City Directory

[15] Mercein's New York City Directory

[16] An account book of the German Reformed Church of New York City, account book includes payments for burials and funerals — original ledger in possession of the New York Historical Society, New York City.

[17] 1800 Federal Census, New York County, New York City, Out Ward(?) , p915 [hand written] — In order listed: Peter VRACH, William HURBERT, Paul D MOE, Joshua FARRINGTON, John SHARP, Josiah MARTIN, Charles GOLDIN, Samuel ALLDRIDGE, Frances BISHER, William EVERRITT, George MARIUS, Joseph REYNOLDS, Daniel MYER.

[18] 1809 New York City tax assessment, "Elizabeth Street" — In order listed: Fink and Ames, Slaughr, H(ouse) L(ot), value of real estate 300 — Richd. ANDERSON, H 2L(ots), value of real estate 650, value of personal estate 100 — Stephen VAN RANSSELLAER, 2L(ots), value of real estate 500 — Chrisn. HARTELL, H(ouse) 2L(ots), value of real estate 1000, value of personal estate 100 — Livinston SHANNON, “in” (in Hartell House), value of personal estate 100 — Josiah MARTIN, H(ouse) L(ot), value of real estate 500, value of personal estate 100 — John SHARP, H(ouse) L(ot), value of real estate 300, value of personal estate 100 — John CLARK, L(ot), value of real estate 250.

[19] 1810 New York City tax assessment, "Elizabeth Street East" — Richard ANDERSON, H 2L(ots), value of real estate 650, value of personal estate 100 — John MURPHY, "in Do" (in Anderson House), value of personal estate 100 — Stephen VAN RANSELAER, 2L(ots), value of real estate 500 — Christian HARTELL, H(ouse) 2L(ots), value of real estate 1000, value of personal estate 100 — Joseph GRAHAM, "in Do" (in Hartell House), value of personal estate 100 — Josiah MARTIN, H(ouse) 1L(ot), value of real estate 500, value of personal estate 100 — James BARKLEY, "in Do" (in Martin House), value of personal estate 200 — John SHARP, H(ouse) 1L(ot), value of real estate 300, value of personal estate 100 — John CLARK, 1L(ot), value of real estate 250.

[20] 1811 New York City tax assessment, "Elizabeth Street East Side" — Richard ANDERSON, H 2L(ots), value of real estate 650, value of personal estate 100 — Joseph PELLAM, "in Do" (in Anderson House), value of personal estate 100 — James BARTLEY, H 1L(ot), value of real estate 650, value of personal estate 200 — Nathan BARTLEY, “in Do” (in James Bartley House), value of personal estate 100 — Christian HARTELL, H(ouse) 2L(ots), value of real estate 1000, value of personal estate 100, — Joseph GRAHAM, "in Do" (in Hartell House), value of personal estate 100, (100 crossed out) “Artillery” — Josiah MARTIN, H(ouse) 1L(ot), value of real estate 500 — Ebenezer BARTLEY, "in Do" (in Martin House), value of personal estate 100 — John SHARP, H(ouse) 1L(ot), value of real estate 300, value of personal estate 100 — John CLARK, 1L(ot), value of real estate 250.

[21] 1812 New York City tax assessment, "Elizabeth Street East Side" — Christian HARTELL, H(ouse) 2L(ots), value of real estate 1000, value of personal estate 100, — William SHOTS, "in Do" (in Hartell House), value of personal estate 200 — Josiah MARTIN, H(ouse) 1L(ot), value of real estate 500 — Ebenezer BARTLEY, "in Do" (in Martin House), value of personal estate 100 — John SHARP, H(ouse) 1L(ot), value of real estate 300, value of personal estate 100 — William SIMONS, H 1L(ot), value of real estate 600, value of personal estate 200 — Obediah SMITH, "in Do" (in Simons House), value of personal estate 100 — Widow BRUCE, 1 L(ot), value of real estate 250.

[22] 1816 Jury Census for New York City — "Elizabeth Street" — In order given: Richard ANDERSON, James BARKLEY, Josiah MARTIN, Christian HARTELL, Joseph GRAHAM, Henry OSBORN, John PRICHARD, John SHARP, John A BAZELY(?), Gilbert DEAN, Andrew JACKSON, James CROHILL(?), Francis PAGE. Note: The City conducted a census on inhabitants in 1816, 1819 and 1821 for purposes of determining jury eligibility. There is a census book for each ward; names are listed by address.

[23] 1819 Jury Census for New York City — "Elizabeth Street East Side" — In order given: Elnathon REYNOLDS 104 Elizabeth, Allen REYNOLDS 104 Elizabeth, Widow MOODY 106 Elizabeth, James EGBERT 106 Elizabeth, Henry HOWLAND 106 Elizabeth, Richard CORSEY 106 Elizabeth, John S. HERBERT 106 Elizabeth, Lucus TOURMINE(?) 106 Elizabeth, John SHARPE 108 Elizabeth, Robert SARVICE 108 Elizabeth.

[24] Partial Transcription of Sharp Tombstone, including dates for Philip Sharp and Adam Sharp, located at St. Peter's Lutheran Church-yard Cemetery, Village of Barren Hill, Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania. [Note: transcription has Andrew died January, 1772 yet he was mentioned in father's will in September, 1772... Why???]

[25] Photograph of Sharp Tombstone located at St. Peter's Lutheran Church-yard Cemetery, Village of Barren Hill, Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania.

[26] Abstracts of Philadelphia County [Pennsylvania] Wills, 1777-1790, by F. Edward Wright
Philadelphia County Will, Vol R, page 201 [another source has vol. R, p.132]— The
Last Will & Testament of Philip Sharp of Whitemarsh, County of Philadephia, Weaver. Signed Sept. 1, 1772; Registered Oct. 6, 1778 — Wife: Eve. Children: Andrew, John, Adam, Philip, Margaret, Mary. Son-in-law: Adam Clackner. Brother-in-law: John Ritter (probably Kitler). Grandchildren: Two children of daughter, Elizabeth [decd.]. Exec. Eve Sharp, John Kitler. Wit: Pat Mehan, Christn. Hahn, Isaac Newhouse.

[27] Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, volume II (1876), by Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania State Library Published by s.n., 1876 — List of Persons Naturalized in Pennsylvania — "In Pursuance of An Act of Parliament made in the thirteenth year of the Reign of his present Majesty, King George, the second, Entitled an act for naturalizing such Foreign Protestants, and others therein mentioned, as are settled or shall settle in any of his majesties Colonies in America. — At a Supreme Court held at Phil'd'a for the Province of Pennsylvania, Before Jeremiah Langhorne, Thomas Graeme, and Thomas Griffiths, Esqrs., Judges of the said Court, the 25th, 26th, & 27th days of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven Hundred & Forty, between the Hours of Nine & Twelve of the Clock in the Forenoon of the same Days, the following persons, being Foreigners and having inhabited and resided the space of seven years and upwards of his Majesty's Colonies in America, and not having been absent out of some of the said Colonies for a longer space then two months, at any one time, during the said seven years, and having produced to the said Court Certificates of their having taking the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper in some Protestant or reformed Congregation in this Province within three months before the said Court, Took & Subscribed the oaths, and did make and repeat the Declaration prescribed by the said Act, to entitle them to the benefit thereof, and thereby became Natural born Subjects of Great Britain, as the same is Certified into this office by the Judges of the said Court, viz:"... "And at the same Court, the following Persons being Quakers, or such who conscientiously scruple to take the Oath, being also Foreigners, and having complied with the terms required by the afores'd Act of Parliament, Took & Subscribed the Qualifications for them appointed by the same Act of Parliament, viz:" — Philip Sharp of Philadelphia County on list. [Note, A guess would be that Philip was Morovian since his was listed among those who would not take an Oath. Another possibility was that he was a Catholic, or a Quaker.]

[28] Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, Third Series, Vol 1 (1896) — List of Freeholders for Middlesex County, New Jersey, Dec. 14, 1752... — Philip Sharp on list at "Amboy."

[29] The statutes at large of Pennsylvania from 1682 to 1801, by Pennsylvania, James Tyndale Mitchell — Chapter MMCXCVIII, pages 564-567.

[30] Die Korrespondenz Heinrich Melchior Mόhlenbergs Band IV: 1769-1776, by Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, Kurt Aland — Footnote 1, page 282-283

[31] Genealogy Post made by Jim Jolley. Original Source: 2EJD F3:232 in Charles Carroll Gardner's notebooks, Spec. Coll., Alexander Library, R.U., New Brunswick, NJ— Oct. 10, 1763, Deed. — mentions Philip Sharp.

[32] The Statues at Large of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg PA, 1911 — LAWS PASSED SESSION 1800, HARRISBURG, PA., THOMAS M'KEAN, Governor — Entry #48.

[33] Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Edited by W.H. Egle, Vol XIV, 1897 — Proprietary. Supply and State Tax Lists of the City and County of Philadelphia. For the Years 1769, 1774, 1779. — page 79, 1769 White Marsh Township, John Kettler Assessor. Among those on list: William Dewees Esq. with 140 acres, Benjamine Dewees, Philip Sharp with 48 acres, Andrew Sharp, John Kettler with 117 acres. — page 294, 1774 City of Philadelphia. Among those on list: Philip Sharp labo'r, Thomas Dewees — page 459, 1774 White Marsh Township. Among those on list: John Kittler with 100 acres, Andrew Sharp with 23 acres, John Sharp. — page 735, 1779 White Marsh Township. Among those on list: William Dewees, Benjamin Knouse, Catherine Sharp, Henry Sharp, John Ketler, Adam Ketler.

[34] Bean's History of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — Chapter LXXIX. Whiemarsh Township, By William J. Buck. — Page 1152, "Assessment of Whitemarsh, 1780" — Among those on list: John Ketler with 166 acres, 2 horse, 2 cattle; Jacob Sharp shoemaker; Adam Kiteer (Kitler); Wm Dewees, laborer with 6 acres and 1 cattle; Benjamin Krouse tailor with 1 acre and 1 cattle; Philip Sharp with 100 acres.

[35] GMNJ 49:123 — Jane's Tombstone gave her age as 73 and that she died 29 January, 1841.

[36] GMNJ 50:22, 57:106 — death of Philip Sharp (son of Adam), 26 April 1805 Applegate, born c 1678/79 compiled by Hugh E. Voress P. for Phoebe Sharp.

[37] This information was obtained from Genealogy Bank. However, without a membership the entire article could not be viewed.

[38] Pennsylvania Vital Records, Vol. III. From The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine and The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (1983). Tombstone Inscriptions from St. Thomas' Episcopal Churchyard, Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, by Mrs. K. Klink, from PGM, Vol. XI (1932), 239-250; Vol. XII (1933, 1934, 1935), 39-47, 136-144, 253-259 [p.335] PENNSYLVANIA GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTIONS, St. Peter's Lutheran Churchyard, Barren Hill, Montgomery County. Contributed by the Late Mrs. Clarence K. Klink. "St. Peter's Lutheran Congregation, Barren Hill, Montgomery County, an offshoot from that of St. Michael's, Germantown, was organized in or about 1761 and the ground for church purposes was sold by Leonard Streeper to Reverend Henry Melchoir Muhlenberg and Peter Brunholtz who held title jointly until the death of the latter when it vested in the church Authorities.

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A transcript of its Sacramental Registers from 1765 to 1845 is in the Collections of the Society, as is a photostat record of its cemetery.

Its graveyard is sometimes colloquially called The Streeper Burying Ground, from the number of Leonard Streeper's descendants there buried.

Considerable conjecture has been given to the name Barren Hill. On a map of 1762, the region is located with a road leading to 'The Barhill,' meaning possibly Barehill, or Bearhill; later becoming Barren Hill."

In memory of / Philip Sharp / Died February 27, 1777 / Aged 75 years.
Andrew Sharp / Died January 24, 1772 / Aged 35 years.
In memory of / Andrew Sharp / departed this life / November 24, 1815 / Aged 38 years / 4 months / 23 days.

In memory of / John Ketler, Sen. / departed this life / August 18, 1801 / Aged 82 years.
In memory of / Elizabeth Kitler / Wife of John Kitler / departed this life / February 21, 1794 / aged 63 years / 3 days / Verse.
In memory of Daniel / son of Adam and Elizabeth Kitler / died July 25, 1800 / Aged 5 months / 3 weeks.
In memory of / Elizabeth Sharp / departed this life / October 24, 1832 / aged 73 years / 8 months / 16 days.
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Also in memory of / John Kitler, Senr. / who departed this life / August 18, 1801 / Aged 82 years / Verse.
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In memory of / John Kitler / died January 12, 1797 / aged 7 weeks / 5 days.

[39] Wills: Abstracts, Book J: 1748 - 1752: Philadelphia Co, PA. Will is in on page 248 of Book "J"

[40] Colonial records of Pennsylvania, Volume 13, edited by Samuel Hazard.

[41] Genelogical Magazine of New Jersey, vol. 24, p.39



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