Biography of Alonzo Sharp
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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.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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