Re: My Grgrandfather Malichi Sharbrough
Malichi Sharbrough was the son of Joseph and Penthany Sharbrough. Penthany married Wilson Russum (died in Dallas Cty Alabama) after Joseph dies. Malichi fought in the War of 1812 under the name Malichi Russom with the 1st Miss Volunteers against the Creek Indians. The Russom's (who became Russum) John Wilson Russum was a half brother, moved to Smith County Mississippi in about 1844. He is in the 1850 Smith County census shows 57 years old, born in North Carolina, married to Martha, 49 born in North Carolina, children Matilda 20, George 15, Robert 18, Harriet 10, and William 4.
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