Re: SHARP COVE SHARPs
Your great-gf, John Sharp, is my great-gf. Your gm Mattie Margaret is my gm Nellie Gray's sister. I did not have Margaret's first name. Thank you for mentioning it. Other siblings are Walter Almer, Avis A., Henderson W., Catharine J., Laura Bessie, Murphrey, and W.F. All spellings are as documented either in a census or other source. I have John Sharp's father as John Sharp and his mother as Mary Jane Caroll. If my research is correct I have traced the Sharp's back to Scotland and they descend from Scotland's King James I. Besides Scotland, the Sharps reach back into England. The history appears to include Crusaders (an ancestor that also has as descendents President George Bush I and II.) and a Mayor of London that died in the Tower.
I live in Madison County and make it out to Sharp's Cove and the County Lake to fish with my family. I have visited Ragsdale Cemetery. It is a beautiful area.
Are you able to cite any Native American roots in the family?The Carlisle line traces back to England on Luella's father's side. I have nothing on her mother, yet.