Biography of Andrew Sharp
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Sharp, Andrew, was born in Columbia county, N. Y., November 25, 1829, son of Garrett Sharp, who was born in Columbia county, a descendant of the old Dutch pioneers who settled along the Hudson River. He came to the town of Howard in 1841, where he purchased a farm, which now belongs to Andrew. At that time it was partly cleared and consisted of 149 acres, then known as the John Hamilton farm. He married Dorcas, daughter of Andrew Whitbeck, of Columbia county, and they were the parents of six children: Andrew, Caroline, Isaac, Sarah, Mary E., and Albert. Isaac and Albert are deceased. The latter enlisted in the 189th N. Y Vols., was taken sick and died near Petersburg. Andrew Sharp was educated in the town of Howard, and has devoted most of his time to farming. He owns a farm of 269 acres, and for the last few years made a specialty of hay and dairy products. He married Elinor P., daughter of Joel Bullard of Howard, and they have four children: Edward H., who married Kate McDaniels; Emma, wife of Henry McAdam; Albert B., and George I., who remain at home. George is a graduate of Haverling Union School. Albert is a graduate of the School of Commerce at Elmira. Mr. Sharp was supervisor of the town for two years. In politics he is a Republican. He has been elder in the Presbyterian church for thirty years,

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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