My husband is a descendant of Elizabeth Sharpe (born 14 November 1771 in Iredell Co., NC)the daughter of John Sharpe and Lillie McCoy (aka McKay/McCay).Silas Sharpe (born 15 June 1779) is her brother.I assume that he is the same as the Silas Alexander Sharpe that you just mentioned. I have also seen McKnight as McKnit.Don't you just love these old spellings? Is there more information about the Sharpe line in that collection of papers? I have seen in your postings that some of your line went to Rutherford Co., Tennessee.Lillie McCoy had only one brother. His name was Ezekiel Beatty McCoy.He ended up in Rutherford Co., TN also.I stumbled across him while researching another line.Lillie and Ezekial were the children of John McCoy and Esther Beatty back in Cecil Co., MD. Most of John Sharpe's aunts and uncles were Alexanders--children of James Alexander and Margaret McKnit/McKnight. They had about fourteen children including Jemima Alexander Sharpe (1726-1797).Is Margaret a sibling of your ancestor? I guess we are looking at the same people more or less.I will dig out my file if you think we can help each other.