Campbell County Military
File of: Kissiah Sharp
Widow of George Washington Sharp
 

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Transcribed by Laura Gibson


This Kissiah Sharp is not related to me in any manner to my knowledge. I did learn about some of my cousins, maybe. For instance: Elizabeth Hatfield, if she is Elizabeth Gibson wife of Joseph Hatfield or their daughter, Elizabeth. Who is  James Hatfield? Would anyone know how he relates to Joseph? I would like to connect these individuals to their families.  Can anyone help me?

Thanks . Laura
 

War of 1861   Act of July 14, 1863   Claim for Widow's Pension

Brief in the case of Kissiah Sharp, widow of George Washington Sharp, private, Co.G 8 Tenn Vols.
Resident of Scott County and State of Tennessee.
Post Office address Whitley Co, ?, Key.
 

Declaration and Identification in Due Form
Proof Exibited

Service.    Reported mustered Dec 4, 1862
Death.      Reported "Killed in action Sept 6, 1864 
Marriage.  Proved by crediable eye witnesses and by common reputation.

Name          Hannah Sharp born Sept. 9, 1853
and dates    Elizabeth Sharp born Feb. 15, 1856
of birth of     Laodice Sharp born  Jan. 11, 1858  (name spelled as found)   
children.      Archer H. Sharp born  Feb. 17, 1862
                  Russell Sharp born Augt. 22, 1863

Loyalty.  In due form

Agent
and his P.O.            John Smith, Whitley Co. ?, Key
address

Admitted   Apr 24, 1865, to a Pension of $ 8.00 per month, commencing  Augt. 6, 1864
   
M. S. (?) Story  Examining Clerk

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State of Tennessee  County of Scott

On this day of October AD 1864 before the undersigned authority within and of Scott County personally appeared James Sharp and Laodice Sharp residents of Scott County, Tennessee persons to whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit and after being duly sworn according to law say they were present and saw the rites of matrimony solemsized between G. W. Sharp and Kissiah Sharp, the applicant, by one Champion Duncan, a Justice of the Peace in and for the said county on the 20th day of June A.D. 1852.  That her name before marriage was Kissiah Harmon.  Sworn to and subscribed before me the above day and date.  Signed Milton Terry, Justice of Peace, James Sharp and Laodice Sharp.
 

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State of Tennessee  Scott County

Personaly appeared Elizabeth Hatfield before the undersigned authority and after being duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath state that she was the attending midwife when the following named children of Kissiah Sharp, widow of George W. Sharp, was born.  Viz Elizabeth Sharp was born March 14th 1856; Laodice Sharp was born February 12th 1858; Archer Sharp was born February ?, 1860 and Russell Sharp was born 23rd August 1863.

All of which I know to be facts by personnal attendance at the births of said children and by being the neighbor and acquaintance with the said Kissiah Sharp and the above named children ever since the birth of fore said and that I have no interest in any claim of Kissiah Sharp for increase of pension.  Signed Elizabeth Hatfild  
Sworn to before me the 26th day of March  186?.  Signed James Hatfield, Justice of the Peace for Scott County. 
 

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Midwife's or Assistant's Testimony in Relation to Birth of Minor Children
  
Army Pension Claim. ---- Increase Case, Act  July 25, 1866
Single Affidavit

State of Tennessee, County of Scott

On the 27th day of April 1867, before the undersigned, a  ? ? ? in and for the County and State aforesaid, personally appearedKissiah Phillips, of lawful age, a resident of the County of Scott in the State of Tennessee, who being duly sworn according to law, on oath declares that she is and has been for many years past personally well acquainted with the family of George Washington Sharp, deceased, with whom, also affiant was well acquainted in his lifetime, and who, at the date of his death, was a resident of the County of Scott in the State of Tennessee.  Affiant futher states that she is personally well acquainted with Mrs. Kizziah Sharp, who is reputed and acceredited widow of the aforesaid George Washington Sharp, deceased.  That during their marriage there were born to them, the following named children, at the dates and places as follows, to-wit:
Hannah Sharp was born in Scott Co. Tenn. Sept. 9, 1853.

Which fact of dates and places of birth affiant positively testifies to from personal knowledge.  Affiant further states that she was present in the room, was an eye witness to the births when they severally took place, and actes as midwife in the accouchment of the mother of the said children, the said Mrs. Kizziah Sharp, the reputed and accredited widow of the said George Washington Sharp, deceased.

Affiant further states that she is credibly informed, and believes the fact to be true, without any question to the contrary, that George Washington Sharp, deceased, father of the aforesaid minor children on account of whose services and the births of said children, the aforesaid Mrs. Kizziah Sharp is making application as his widow for pension, was formerly a private in Company G commanded by Captain James W. Berry, in the 8th Regiment of Tenn. Infty. Vols. commanded by Colonel F. A. Reeve in the war of 1861-2 &c., and that by virtue of said military services, and the death consequent thereof, a right of claim for pension vests in the widow hereinbefore named, as a legal beneficiary of the said deceased soldier, said penson being entitled to augmentation in amount by the children hereinbefore named at the rate of two dollars per month per child under sisteen years of age, agreeably to the provisions of the Act of Congress approved July 25, 1866.  That affiants have no interest in the matter whatsoever.  Signed: M. L. Atkins, John Thomas, and Kizziah Phillips.  John M. Cordell, Clerk  County Court.
 

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