Anna Sharp


Anna Sharp was born in August 1726. She was the daughter of Thomas and Maria De Warran Sharp.

She grew up in a moderate-sized family in a barber's home in the first ward. Her mother died in 1748 but her father did not re-marry.

Her father's will, filed in 1771, left the unmarried Sharp sisters his house and lot in Albany as long as they remained single. Never marrying, Anna and Ariaantie Sharp lived in the family homestead for the rest of the century. Their married sister and n'er-do-well brother were similarly long-lived and remained in Albany as well.

From the mid-seventies on, the names of Anna and Ariaantie Sharp appeared on Albany rolls but mostly under that of Jacobus Sharp although his father had barred him from inheriting the family estate.

Either Anna or Ariaantie Sharp was still living with Jacobus in the family home as late as 1800. Church records noted the burial of "Jacobus Sharp's sister" in August 1802.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Anna Sharp is CAP biography number 7019. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 7/20/08