Re: George Sharp and wives Loy, McKinney, Pierce, etc
For everyone's info:
Mary Loy was George's first wife.She was living until at least 1814--my personal guess is just before 1830 census because daughter Mary may have been named for her. Mary (Loy) and husband George were on land sale records for land she and her siblings inherited from their mother.
George's second marriage was to Mrs. McKinney, or at least that was her name from one of her two prior marriages.How that was determined (by Genevieve Peters, author of Know Your Relatives) was the fact George's step-daughter was "Charlotte McKinny" in her marriage to George Pierce in 1836. In an affidaivit for her son's Civil War pension, Charlotte (or "Lottie" as she was called) said George Sharp was her mother's third husband. Thus, she could have had another husband between the time Lottie was born (ca. 1815-1819) and the marriage to George Sharp. Delilah (b. ca. 1830), Hiram A. (ca. 1835), Henry (ca. 1836), and another son (don't know his name) Sharp (born 18 June 1838) were children of Lottie's mother and George Sharp. In an affidaivit for Lottie, Delilah said Lottie had a son born one day and her own mother had a baby boy the day before.The date was known for Lottie's son, so we have a date for this unknown son. George and Lottie's mother apparently married by 1830, as the census gives a female (apparently the wife) with an age group much younger than Mary would have been.
The third marriage was in 1850 to Catherine (Graves) Adair, by whom he had no children.
I have some theories of the older children of George and Mary, who are listed in age category in the 1809 Madison Co., Miss. Territory census. As I'm still in the process of proving them, I won't mention this here. As for Isaac Sharp, there is no proof that the one that married Jane Wallace was the son of George Sharp. Genevieve Peters only queried this in her book. After reviewing the census for this Isaac, I am having my doubts he was a son. Genevieve said that George W. Sharp (the son of George, in whose household George appears in 1860 Union Co., TN census) said he had a brother Isaac.No further information, but she questioned if Jane Wallace's husband was the same Isaac.