Yes, I too would like to untangle the Sharp family in Augusta Co VA ca 1750.And I too suspect they migrated from Pennsylvania.
I am interested in the Sharp family whose four children were orphaned in 1749-50 when their parents died in Indian attacks:William, John, Jennett, Margery Sharp.
Here is some documentation of Chester and Lancaster Co Penn. residents being recruited to Augusta Co VA to settle on a large land grant.I was not looking for a George Sharp when I copies these extracts.
See:Historical notes from the Records of August County Virginia, Part II (Concluded), Charles E. Kemper.Journal of Lancaster County Historical Society; v. 25, no. 10.
"In 1736, Sire John Randolph and others secured a grant from the Virginia Council, for 18,291 acres of land, emb
Staunton, Va., and surrounding country.This grant was almost immediately transferred to William Beverly, of Essex County, Virginia.Upon these grants of lands most of the settlers from Lancaster and Chester and adjacent counties in Pennsylvania settled."
"The records of various suits brought in the Augusta County Court show that Benjamin Borden and William Beverly “employed agents and set up advertisement” in Pennsylvania in the counties named.In this way the Pennsylvania people were attracted to Virginia and most of the land was sold to them at the rate of L.3 per hundres
Period of migration from Pennsylvania to Virginia was from 1738 to 1754.This migration was interrupted by the French and Indian War, but was resumed to some extent after 1763, and continued until the commencement of the Revolution..."
"On January 8, 1746, James Sharp was a resident of Chester County, Pa., and Andrew McClure executed his bond to him on that date, which was assigned to Robert Turk on June 28, 1746, by James Sharp.Both Robert Turk and James Sharp removed to August County prior to 1750.(C.P. 394.)"
"George Hays was a resident of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.October 16, 1746, and on that date executed his bond to William Nealson.Hays died, and his widow, Sarah Hawys, married secondly James Armstrong, who removed to Augusta County, VA., prior to 1750.Nealson v. Armstrong and wife, Augusta County, Virginia, Suit records.See also Nevitt v. Armstrong, Administrator."
"John, William and Andrew Pickens, natives of Ulster, Ireland, settled in Lancaster County, Pa., prior to 1739.They removed to Augusta County, Virginia, prior to 1745, and Andrew and William Pickens were members of the First County Court in Augusta, which sat for the first time on December 9, 1745.William Pickens married Jane Scott, daughter of Sam who lived on Cub Run, in the rpesent county of Rockingham, and the writer has no further information concerning him or his descendants.General Andrew Pickens was born in Paxtangtownship, Lancaster County, Pa., September 19, 1739.He was the son of either John or Andrew Pickens named above, and it is believed of the latter.He was removed to the Waxhaw Settlement in South Carolina.General Pickens was highly distinguished in the Indian and the Revolutionary Wars, and conspicuous for his valor in the Battles [of the Rev War in South Carolina]."
There are other notes in these records you might want to review.
Sharolyn Petty Wood