Doddridge County Roots

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Experience THARP

Female 1790 - 1866  (75 years)


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  • Name Experience THARP 
    Born 9 Nov 1790  Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1850  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 6 Jan 1866  Rock Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Cause: phthisic (wasting disease of lungs, such as asthma or tuberculosis) 
    • "Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia," p. 51, reports death date as Jan 7 1866, which is also the date on her headstone. But her death record, in the form of a handwritten ledge entry, states her death date as Jan 6 1867. However, her death record also states her father's name as Hesakiah, mother not known, rather than Benjamin and Elizabeth.
    Buried Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I43652  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2017 

    Father Benjamin THARP,   b. 1765, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1804, Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth MAXSON,   b. CA 1770, Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1811, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married CA 1788 
    Family ID F19341  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Johnson "Rock Run Billy" DAVIS,   b. 1 Mar 1790, Monmouth Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1878, Rock Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [7
    Married 16 Apr 1810  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Irene DAVIS,   b. 4 Jun 1811
     2. Elizabeth DAVIS,   b. 23 Jun 1813
     3. Rebecca DAVIS,   b. 4 Apr 1815,   d. 15 Jan 1897, Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Stephen Tharp DAVIS,   b. 3 Sep 1817, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1895, Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Tabitha DAVIS,   b. 27 May 1819,   d. YOUNG
     6. Hezekiah T. DAVIS,   b. 4 Mar 1821, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1866, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     7. Eli R. DAVIS,   b. 17 Dec 1822, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1899  (Age 76 years)
     8. Nathan N. DAVIS,   b. 9 Sep 1824, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Sarah S. DAVIS,   b. 27 Aug 1826
     10. Gamble Shannon DAVIS,   b. 28 Feb 1828, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1914  (Age 86 years)
     11. Catherine DAVIS,   b. 14 Dec 1830
     12. William Granville DAVIS,   b. 4 Jul 1833, Rock Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1922, Toms Fork, Porto Rico, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     13. Samuel Preston DAVIS,   b. 23 Jan 1835, Rock Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1895  (Age 60 years)
    Family ID F17639  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: phthisic (wasting disease of lungs, such as asthma or tuberculosis) - 6 Jan 1866 - Rock Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    43652_DAVIS_ExperienceTharp_1790-1866_BlockhouseHillCem-OldSDB_WestUnion_DoddridgeCoWV.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 51.

    2. [S5] Headstone.

    3. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV, DR p. 14, Line 7 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=5051172&Type=Death.

    4. [S934] Findagrave.com, Barbara Nicholson.

    5. [S1793] West Union WV Cemeteries (Doddridge County), (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (July 1990)).

    6. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    7. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 20.