Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for Sharp WHITLEY

His religious association was Catholic. He was a farmer.
His is listed in Daughter of the Republic of Texas as Whitley Sharp with same birth and death dates.

Residences & events:

Fayette Co, IL.

1826 Shelby Co, IL. The date the entire family arrived according to the county history but since Shelby Co was formed out of Fayette, they may not have moved at all.

He served on the first petit jury of the new county.

1830 Prect 4, Shelby Co, IL. He was living next door to brother, Miles, at census time and down the road were other brothers and their parents. Sharp's family consisted of 1 male under 5, himself at 20-30, 1 female under 5, and his wife at 20-30.

He, brother, William, and their father each entered the 80 acre tracts on which they settled when the first land patents were issued.

5/27/1831 Shelby Co, IL, was still his residence when he purchased 80 acres in Moultrie Co at S9 T12N R06E, paying $1.25/acre at Federal sale.

1/1/1834 Coles Co, IL. He had already moved by the time he bought more land from a Federal sale in Coles Co. For the same purchase price as before, he received 80 acres at S34 T14N R07E.

Abt 1836 Sabine Dist, TX. He probably moved about the same time as, or possibly with, several other family members and was listed in tax records that year:

Elizabeth Whitley
Elizabeth Whitley
John Whitley
Joseiah Whitley
Mills Whitley
Randolph Whitley
Sharp Whitley
William Whitley

1840 Montgomery Co, TX was where the next tax assessor found him

1846 Walker Co, TX. He was taxed there that year.

Local and family records say he was born in White Co, TN, and LDS say Isle of Wight, VA.

Sharpe Whitley owned 500 acres of land in Lavaca County, Texas, at the time of his death. This land was sold on the 14th day of August 1858, to Martin Whitley and John R. Whitley. Martin Whitley was a son, and it is thought that John R. Whitley was a nephew. The deed is signed by E. (Elisha) Whitley, W. (William) Pursley, Barsheba (Whitley) Pursley, C
Cathern (Whitley) Smith, and her husband, J. A. Smith, as heirs of Sharp Whitley.
[Deed Book "E", Pages 652 &653, Deed Book, Lavaca County, Texas. Copied by Clairene Pursley, July, 1976, Halletsville, Texas.]
[Source: Family Record of John Saunders Whitley and Bathsheba Bateman 1770-1979: Compiled by Mrs. Cecil A. Pursley
803 Patton Drive
Odessa, Texas 79761]

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