Transcribed by Laura
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
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.
Identification in Due Form
Reported mustered Dec 4, 1862
Reported "Killed in action Sept 6, 1864
by crediable eye witnesses and by common reputation.
Hannah Sharp born Sept. 9, 1853
Elizabeth Sharp born Feb. 15, 1856
of birth of
Laodice Sharp born Jan. 11, 1858 (name
spelled as found)
Archer H. Sharp born Feb. 17, 1862
Russell Sharp born Augt. 22, 1863
and his P.O.
John Smith, Whitley Co. ?, Key
Apr 24, 1865, to a Pension of $ 8.00 per month, commencing
Augt. 6, 1864
M. S. (?) Story
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.
State of Tennessee
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.
Midwife's or Assistant's
Testimony in Relation to Birth of Minor Children
Army Pension Claim.
---- Increase Case, Act July 25, 1866
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.
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.