Shelby County, Indiana
William Sharp was born in Harrison County, Kentucky, June 12, 1827, and is the son of Archibald and Elenor (McClure) Sharp. The father of our subject was born in Harrison County, Kentucky, in 1802, and died in Rush County, Indiana in 1833. His mother was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, in 1801, and died in Starke County, Indiana, in 1868. The subject of this sketch came to Rush County, Indiana in 1832 and settled in what is now Anderson Township. Mr. Sharp was raised on the farm and attended the early schools of the county. In early life he learned the carpenter's trade, which he continued a short time, and in 1850 he settled on the farm where he now lives. Mr. Sharp was married July 17, 1851, to Miss Clementine Henderson, who was born in Kentucky, December 25, 1831. Mr. And Mr. Sharp are the parents of six living children, viz: Gustus E., Sarah A., James N., Josephine, William W., and Frank. The death of Mrs. Sharp occurred January 24, 1883. Politically, Mr. Sharp is a Republican and is highly esteemed by all who know him. The family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
History of Rush County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1888.
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