Sharp, Alonzo, was born in North Greenbush, March 5, 1848, and is a son of George J. and Charlotte (Vanderkarr)
Sharp, a native of North Greenbush and she of Sand Lake. The grandparents were Jeremiah and Catherine Goesvey,
she a native of East Greenbush and he of North Greenbush. They followed farming in North Greenbush, where he died.
The great grandfather of Mr. Sharp was Barney Sharp, a Revolutionary soldier, and was a pioneer of North Greenbush.
The grandparents, Samuel and Rebecca (Philips) Vanderkarr were natives, she of Schodack and he of Sand Lake. The
great grandfather, Roswell Philips, was a pioneer of Schodack, and married Lena Simmons of East Greenbush. The
parents of Samuel Aaron and Christina (Snyder) Vanderkarr, were pioneers of Sand Lake. George J Sharp was reared
in North Greenbush, where he followed farming until 1875, when he removed to East Greenbush and died, December
13, 1894, at the age of eighty six. Mrs. Sharp still resides on the homestead at the age of eighty two. Alonzo
was reared on the farm and has always followed farming. In 1882 he married Edna P., daughter of Elisha P. and Delia
(Thornton) McKean of East Greenbush. To Mr. and Mrs. Sharp were born two children: Edna C. and Stanley M. He is
a member of the Schodack Union Lodge No. 337 F. & A. M.
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897
Rensselaer County, NY
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