If anyone has any PROOF (not family tradition)that Christopher NATION married Elizabeth SWAIM, I would appreciate seeing it.
Most researchers conclude that the NATION family left VA about 1750. Thomas SHARP remained behind in Frederick Co. In 1762 Thomas SHARP dies and leaves a Will naming daughter Elizabeth NATION.
The naming of Christopher's children (Abraham, Christopher, John, Thomas, Joseph, William, Elizabeth, Bethia) also speaks more to a SHARP line to a SWAIM line.
I speculate that Elizabeth SHARP married a NATION boy while both families were still in Frederick Co. VA. From tax records it appears that only one NATION boy was old enough to marry by 1750 .... that is Christopher.
I also doubt that Thomas SHARP would name a daughter in 1762 that was deceased.